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Tourist Locations and Delights Of Alappuzha May 09

Alappuzha, better known as the Venice of the East is an important tourist location in India; in fact a pearl in India’s tourist map. Rich in cultural history, Alappuzha even had trade relations with Greece and Rome in BC and in the Middle Ages. A land that veins itself with stretches of backwaters fringed by coconut palms; labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers makes it an exotic tourist location.

The most delightful experience at Alappuzha is of course it houseboat cruises. The houseboats moving silent, un-disturbing the waters are the ones that evolved from the Kettuvallams of the olden times. The Kettuvallams (boats with knots) are nothing but boats held together with coir knots, they were used as rice barges capable to carry tonnes of rice or spices.

But now, these traditional barges have transformed to peaceful water-habitats with all the creature comforts of a nature inspired hotel that floats on water with facilities including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, kitchen and balcony for angling.

Boating on these houseboats, one can enjoy a peaceful voyage along Kerala’s famed palm-lined backwaters through the quiet, water-bound villages and the state’s lush rice bowl, Kuttanad, is a peaceful dip along the simple lifestyle of the people here which is far cry away the busy crowds of the people in the cities of India. Top tourist attraction is the annual boat race, Nehru Trophy Boat Race featuring snake boats racing each other in the Punnamada lake. Read the rest of this entry »

Shore Landing Tips for Large and Small Boats Mar 26

If you own your own boat and love it to as much of a degree as anyone we know, then you’ll want to get out and about in it as often as possible.

The wonderful thing about boating is that it allows you the chance to get away from it all, out and about into a world that’s free of the stresses and hassles of modern day life – this is true whether you boat at sea or on a lake. It’s the perfect way to de-stress. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Top Three Things To Consider When Thinking About Purchasing A Boat Jan 13

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There are many people who are considering to buy a boat or yacht, but very often they do not have the large picture what they will do with it or how they will use it. Before doing any decision you must ask yourself how you will use your boat, how many people you will like to sail with you, are they family members, kids, business partners, friends or you have someone else in mind… Then you will need to consider how you and your friends will use your boat? Are you going just to sail? Or you will like to go fishing sometimes? Do you consider to buy a big ship and have another smaller boat on board? Read the rest of this entry »

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Small Contemporary Yachts Design Sep 23

This modern and contemporary yacht is Sentori 58R. It is not quite small. It is 18 meters long and have three decks. The displacement of the yacht is 28 tons.

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Are Legends Born or Made? Sep 06

Are legends born, or made? To find out Heineken®, as part of its latest global campaign ‘Voyage’, is undertaking it’s most daring experiment yet.  It is testing what men are truly made of when taken out of their daily lives and dropped into the great unknown. Imagine the situation. You are a highly social character, out-going and confident. You get chosen to go on a legendary adventure – something you have never done before – a new experience that will test your resourcefulness. But then you find yourself in the freezing wilderness of Alaska – alone on a glacier, with nothing but a giant life-ring, a tuxedo and a plane ticket to get you home – and the airport is hundreds of miles away. Read the rest of this entry »

What does it take to become a high-paid yacht salesman? Jul 26

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There are many people who choose careers not only for the financial benefit, but also for some other things in the profession. For some people it is important the surrounding, for others a company and coworkers and for somebody the most important thing is what kind of people he will meet during his working hours.

Knowing all this it s not a surprise the fact that many people with sales experience in some other industries are choosing to make a career change and are deciding to look for a job as a yacht or boat salesman. This is not only for the bigger commissions, but also it is important to work in a pleasant surrounding so they are moving from their birthplace to more suitable locations. Working as a yacht broker you will not only have a good or even excellent financial benefit, but also you will work in beautiful surroundings and with easy going people who exactly knows what they are need. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Considerations When Purchasing a Fishing Boat Jan 11

Fishing Boat

There are a lot of ways that you and your family can have an exciting and fun time while engaging with the outdoors. You can get into hiking, or you can start playing sports. All sorts of ways exist that you and your family can reconnect with nature, but one of the best ways to do this involves heading out on the water. That’s right, a boat is good for a lot more fun activities than you might have thought. You can fish, ski, and do all sorts of great relaxing while you’re out on the water with your brand new boat. One of the things you’re going to have to make sure you keep in mind, however, is the fact that getting a boat is a pretty big commitment. There’s a lot of extra responsibility that comes along with owning a boat, and if you only have experience driving cars around, you might be dealing with some brand new things that you’ve never had to deal with before. We’ll talk about five of the most important things you should consider when you’re thinking about buying a fishing boat, so you can make sure you’re getting the best deal possible for your money.

1. Consider Your Budget. Consider it in a very big way. Boats are expensive, and you want to make sure that you analyze your financial situation both now and in the long run before you pull the trigger on buying that boat that you’re so excited about. Unless you’ve found something relatively cheap that you can pay for with cash so that you own it free and clear, you might want to speak with an accountant or some other financial professional to make sure you can handle the purchase.

2. Think About Your License. If you’re licensed to operate a car and have ever thought about owning a motorcycle, you’ve probably learned that another classification of license is required before you can operate that other type of vehicle. With boats, you’ll need a whole other type of license. You will want to make sure you study up and pass that test, so you can actually drive that new boat.

3. Off-Season Storage. The thing about boats is that they’re really only fun to use during part of the year. When the weather isn’t really conducive to trips out on the lake, you’re going to have to figure out where to keep your boat. Sometimes water levels drop, and some docks require that you find another place to store your boat while you’re not using it during the off-season.

4. Insurance. Just like when you’re driving a car, you have to make sure you pay for insurance when you’re operating a boat. Look into what it’ll cost to ensure your new boat (some boats, just like some cars, are more expensive to insure than others are) and guarantee that you’re going to be able to afford to pay what it’ll cost to safely and legally operate your new boat. If you want to do things like take people out on fishing charters, your insurance situation might even be a bit more complicated.

5. Transportation. Sure, a boat is a method of transportation in and of itself — but you’re going to have to get that boat to and from the water every once in a while. Make sure you can figure out a way to affordably transport your boat. If you don’t have a car that’s capable of towing it, you might want to hold off on that purchase.

Hire a Yacht and Escape the Cold This Winter Feb 10

For those that are tired of standing under the patio heater during the winter trying to keep warm what better way to explore some of the world’s warmer destinations than by yacht? Everybody feels a little down when winter comes along and the temperature drops. The days start getting longer and you end up spending a lot more time inside or standing under a patio heater when you do venture outdoors.

Yacht in the Mediteranean near Turkey

It is at this time of the year that many people decide to take a break and go on holidays to some slightly warmer destinations around the globe. One of the best destinations and one that caters well for yachts is the Mediterranean. There are many routes you can take whilst cruising in the Mediterranean which encapsulates some picturesque islands and beautiful cities.

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Hov Pod SPX – Fun Hovercraft Sep 23

Hov Pod Hovercraft

Hovercraft from the English company Reaction International Limited is very easy and fun to drive. The experience of traveling with 45 mph on this air balloon is truly exceptional and not your everyday thrill, however the cruising speed is 30 mph which is still good.

Hov Pod Hovercraft

This secure amphibious vehicle has no problem running (hovering) over plenty of flat terrain types including concrete, water, ice, snow, sand and grass. It is much stronger and floats better than the models from carbon fibers, and it is suitable for more than a small family trip to the local holiday destination. It can be used effectively for hunting and fishing, security patrols, commercial and saving use. It is equipped with an engine, but it can be bought even without it, so you can customize it and finish it according to your needs. Learning curve is not very steep and you can drive it worry free in minutes.

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