Sometimes you have to go a really long way, just to meet somebody from home.
Too tired from a passage to lower your tender into the water, and too impatient to wait for the launch service? Just strap on your jet pack and soar over to shore.
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 24, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
The Guana Cay leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship is off and running, with some new changes to spice things up a bit.
Registration day at the Bahamas Billfish Championship in Guana Cay
I’m down in Guana Cay in the Abacos for the first leg of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship, which was recently acquired by Power & Motoryacht’s parent company, the Active Interest Media Marine Group. I have no idea what to expect. The participation numbers are up, and there apparently have been some rule changes, but nobody’s been able to tell me exactly what they are yet. All I really know is there a bunch of big, beautiful fishing boats in the marina, and a lot of very serious-looking anglers packed into what feels like every crack and crevice of this little outpost of an island.
When you envision chartering a yacht with a crew, images of sugar-sand beaches, on-deck pools overlooking the Mediterranean, and frozen cocktails probably come to mind (don’t worry, that’s normal.) A luxury travel company named Jacada Travel is looking to ditch those stereotypes by offering charters to Antarctica from November to late March.
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 20, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
No, this is not a story about some action hero on a covert mission in foreign waters involving spies, special forces, and stealthy vessels.
If you’ve visited the fuel pump in the last few months you may have noticed that afterwards your wallet felt just a bit heavier than it usually does, and that strange contortion of your face, that’s known as a smile. Declining petroleum prices (at the time of this writing) are making many people happy. But for us boaters, two questions quickly come to mind: Will this last until the summer? And is it considered hoarding if I fill my home with jerry cans of fuel?
Fuel is a necessity, there’s no arguing that. But if you’ve noticed that lately it’s a little bit less expensive than it used to be, then you’re on the right track. Read more here...
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 15, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub