Choosing the right yard can keep your boat in tip-top shape, and save you money, too.
Refit and Upgrade
Refit and Upgrade
Boaters who are in the know notice the details. And when a fine finish is your goal, you need to look closely at your boat’s “problem areas.” Those old hatches with the dull finish may jump out at you. Here’s what to do to fix them.
Imtra’s new line of Acxent lighting changes the way boaters—and designers—think about brightening their boats.
Underwater lights aren’t just for fishing. They can serve many purposes from avoiding debris to improving your love life.
Naming your boat is a personal experience and a great way to express yourself. Learn the best ways to share it with the world here.
The idea of making things look good as they function well is behind the whole philosophy of boatkeeping. The new Intellian i5 satellite-TV antenna shows the company understands that. Get all the details here.
Solar panels—especially foldable ones—aren’t just for sailors anymore.
Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).
When it comes to keeping your boat cozy, you can’t beat a cabin heater. But installing one isn’t as simple as you might think.
A bow thruster and joystick install on our Grand Banks 42 project vessel shows how attainable this technology is for today’s boaters.
So you’ve got a quarter guard that got torn up by a piling? Or you need to plug a hole left by an extracted through-hull? Fiberglass fabric’s the answer.
Is Your Compass Deviant?
Sometimes your compass needs repair, or loses its heading. Check it now.
Gizmo is one of the highest-tech boats of her class to be certain, but can she be more than that? Could we get her to be ecologically sound too? Find out here.
Upgrade your windshield-wiper motor and add peace of mind to your next cruise.
Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.
Looking to freshen up your interior and cut down on power consumption? Then look no further than Imtra’s newest LED.
Tenders make boating all the more fun. But getting small boats in and out of the water can be a hassle if your davit doesn't work well. Find tips to help you maintain your davits or crane here.
When it comes to buying a new generator, bigger is not always better.
You may be surprised to learn what switching to a freshwater toilet can do for your boat—and your quality of life on board.
Solar power has been around for a long time, but in recent years advancements have been made that make it more practical and efficient for use on your boat. Still skeptical? You shouldn’t be. Read more here.
How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system like the one we’re installing on Arawak, our 1996 Grand Banks project boat.
Power & Motoryacht and the MyBoatWorks team embark on replacing the air-conditioning units aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat.
Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.
You may be tempted to keep all sorts of spare parts on your boat, but really, you’d just be adding clutter to your decks. We break down the essential spare parts you really need to have onboard.
Resources for hard-to-find boat parts
Not all refits go as smoothly as could be. If you are refitting your boat and have become stuck looking for that perfect part, we know a guy who can help.