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Top 4 Reasons To Upgrade Your Boat Feb 12

If you own a boat or are looking to purchase a new boat, you may have been researching various features and types of boating accessories available.  Since purchasing a boat is typically an investment for most people, it may be hard to think about spending more money for your boat.  However, a tower is one feature that you should seriously consider when contemplating whether or not to upgrade or update your boat.  Here are the top four reasons you should buy a boat tower. Read the rest of this entry »

Tools on 18th Century Convict Ships Sep 20

18 century pleasure boatingBack in the middle of the 18th Century, the jails in Britain were absolutely overflowing, there were so many criminals locked up. Believe it or not, but roughly 150 different crimes could get you the death sentence back then, so there were more people waiting for the gallows than could actually be hanged!

You may have heard that Australia was used as almost a prison island – well, this is how that started. Because there simply wasn’t enough room for all the convicts, we started to ship them overseas in specialised “convict ships”. These ships had their own unique tools, which were of course rather different to what we’re used to nowadays. Here are some of the most commonly used ones.

Torture Devices

Yes, sadly, we were still into torturing prisoners in those days. A number of the bigger convict ships had a selection of different torture devices built in to them, and the ship masters were often all too keen to make good use of them while they could. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Make Your Yacht Feel More Like Your Home Dec 24

Whether you’re cruising around the Caribbean, watching ice floes off the coast of Alaska, or having a little offshore party near your home port, your yacht can start to feel like an endless excursion on a floating hotel after a while. And while this may hold some appeal during short vacations, a cruise lasting longer than a few days could have you missing the comforts of home. Even a nicely appointed vessel still has portholes for windows and a yard made of saltwater. Luckily, there are all kinds of ways to make your home away from home feel a little more, well, homey. Here are just a few tips that will leave your water-bound pleasure craft so comfortably familiar that you’ll never want to return to the mainland.

yacht interior

The first thing you could do, if you’re so inclined, is create rooms aboard your ship that mimic rooms in your home. For example, the mattress and headboard that you love in your rural residence can be purchased and placed in the bedroom of your yacht, as well. You could even configure it in the same way, with a television affixed over the fireplace, a couple of chairs in the corner, and even a walk-in closet on the left-hand side of the bed, just where it is at home. Okay, so it won’t be exactly the same since the dimensions of your yacht are likely a little smaller than those in your home. But you can get a rough approximation so that you don’t wake up each morning wondering where the heck you are.

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Making the Most of Your Holiday on the Water Dec 20

Making the Most of Your Holiday on the Water

Holiday on the Water

There’s just something about the water. It’s both life giving and picturesque, the ultimate in relaxation as well as fun. Whether it’s a river, lagoon, lake or the ocean, humans have long been drawn to the water, first as a means of survival and then as a means of pleasure. Whether you’re a jet boat enthusiast or a sunbathing nut, holidays by the water simply can’t be beat.

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