The 2016 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

Credit: Annapolis Boat Shows

Credit: Annapolis Boat Shows

The concept of this in-water sailboat show was invented in Annapolis in the year 1970. For the last 47 years, Annapolis has been hosting the Fall Sailboat and Powerboat Show. Every year, early October, Chesapeake Bayside town of Annapolis, Maryland turns into the unofficial epicenter of readily available and affordable American sailboat shopping. Continue reading

Luxury Charter Yachts on Display at the Newport Charter Yacht Show

Annual Newport Charter Yacht Show

The 34th Annual Newport Charter Yacht Show, which starts Monday, June 22 and runs through Thursday, June 25 is putting on a spectacular show of 25 world-class charter yachts worth a combined value of over $100 million. This is only of the six such charter industry shows in the world, catering to industry professionals curious in researching the many opportunities available for luxury chartering in New England. With some help from U.S. Virgin Islands – Department of Tourism, this year’s event is being celebrated with the Caribbean Carnival theme. Continue reading

Alphaland to Build P2Billion Yacht Club

On 7th November 2012, Alphaland Corp. announced its idea of constructing a P2-Billion yacht club, which will cater as the centrepiece of its premium self-concentrated seaside community – the Bay City. Continue reading

CSL Geared for Two New Bulkers as Part of Fleet Expansion

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Orders for two new gear-less bulk vessels have been ordered by Canada Steamship Lines (CSL), a division of CSL Group. The number of ships built to ‘Trillium Class’ now amounts to six. The ships are being built for the Great Lakes Market as part of its big fleet extension programme. Continue reading

Web Application to Detect Pirates at High Seas

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Vessels coursing the high seas may soon be able to track movements of pirates through a web based application. The application will work in any area where there is an internet connection. The application will work on a global scale. Sailors will be able to track movements of illegal vessels, arms traffickers, drug dealers and other disreputable elements at sea. Continue reading

Sailboats Now Powered by Hybrid Technology

Gone are those days when hybrid technology is used in cars. With increasing eco-consciousness, many sailors have started using hybrid engines that consume less fuel (or diesel) compared to old motors. Continue reading

Dubai International Boat Show: A Beehive for Big Dubai Spenders

With the starting of 20th Dubai International Boat Show, the enthusiasts will get a chance to know about luxury brands. The show will boast around 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries. It will be a special show of its own kind organised by the Middle East’s high net worth individuals (HNWI) as well display latest equipment of boats and yachts. Continue reading

UK ships go armed in high waters at risk of Somali pirates

More and more of the UK shipping companies are armed with combat men to safeguard against the threat of Somali pirates. Leading industry analysts state that around 20 to 30% of UK ships in high risk areas were armed with combat men. However, there are concerns raised as to whether the security firms are capable of approving the process with due care and diligence. Continue reading