The global luxury motor yacht sector has experienced a giant step forward in design innovation and quality in the past 10 years and the future looks even more exciting.
Read about Maritimo founder Bill Barry-Cotter’s lifelong adoption of many of the core Ford manufacturing principles in his life and boat manufacturing businesses.
Getting a new boat is an experience filled with excitement and fun. Oh, the places you’ll go! The daydreaming about itineraries and activities with friends and family tends to begin even before the boat’s engines are turned on.
Just because autumn is upon us doesn’t mean boating has to end. Plenty of people in the Northeast, for instance, go out straight through November. Those of you in the southern states, of course, can boat all year long.
Freshwater fishing is one of most popular outdoor activities in America, and it’s no wonder why: it’s fun, wholesome, exciting, and a great way to bring the family together while enjoying the wonders of nature out on the water. It’s also no surprise that freshwater anglers love enjoying their sport from the helms of their fishing boats.
There are helpful marine navigation apps that make it easier to get from point A to point B, and there are fishing apps that will boost your catch rate, but another variety of app that all boaters need to know about are marine weather apps.
A personal watercraft, or PWC, delivers an experience that’s a cross between a boat and a motorcycle. Like a motorcycle, a PWC is quick and very agile, and it puts you in closer contact with the water and the environment than any boat.
Whether your home state—or the state you happen to be visiting—has hundreds or thousands of miles of coastline, you have an amazing advantage over landlubbers. You can arrive in style at a dockside restaurant. There’s simply nothing better than pulling up to an eatery in your own boat. Equally advantageous, you rarely, if ever, have an issue “parking.”
Buying a boat is not the same experience it was before the COVID pandemic, which shouldn’t be a surprise—very few things we do today are. But luckily, the internet can help to mitigate the adjustment. You can investigate, research, and yes even shop for boats online. And a big part of the experience is virtual boat shows.
Learning about boat electronics may seem a bit daunting, but the tech at your helm will help make running and navigating your boat easier than ever. Thanks to modern marine electronics and navigational instruments, captaining your boat is far less complex and confusing than it once was.