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  • Winter Sailing – Tips to Sail in Colder Weather

    Winter Sailing – Tips to Sail in Colder Weather

    Leaving the boat in the water over the winter so you can go cold weather sailing requires forethought to be safe and protect your sailboat Living on the Chesapeake in Virginia’s Northern Neck, I noticed last winter that there were a significant number of days that seemed warm enough to go winter sailing: 50-60 degrees…Read More »
  • Work Hard, Play Hard – Designing a Boating Lifestyle

    Work Hard, Play Hard – Designing a Boating Lifestyle

    From life aboard work boats at sea to his regatta and offshore long-distance sailing, Chris Hefferan is living his boating lifestyle to the fullest [Podcast] Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info,…Read More »
  • To Live on a Boat or Not…?

    To Live on a Boat or Not…?

    Follow my journey as I consider if becoming a liveaboard and living on a 26 foot sailboat year round is the the right move I made the mistake of telling my co-workers that I was thinking of moving onto a boat. Since my colleagues are in the insurance industry, they asked questions related to two…Read More »
  • A Boy and His Boat: A Story of Sailing, Creativity, and Giving Back

    A Boy and His Boat: A Story of Sailing, Creativity, and Giving Back

    The story of a boy’s love of the ocean and sailing experiences inspired him to build a 60-foot, classically styled, sailing-yacht for future young sailors to experience Boating stories have a special place in history. Great heroes who built ships and fleets would set sail on perilous adventures and live to tell tales of the…Read More »
  • Boating Industry Growth with Workforce Development and Engaging Kids in Boating

    Boating Industry Growth with Workforce Development and Engaging Kids in Boating

    Randall Lyons, Executive Dir of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, addresses industry workforce challenges and getting more kids on the water Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels…Read More »
  • New Marine Torque Sensors Operate Wirelessly

    New Marine Torque Sensors Operate Wirelessly

    Wireless torque sensors on boats are an innovative advancement to today’s typical boat hydraulic systems for steering and boat operation Quality hydraulic systems are key for boat operation and steering, providing accurate weight sensing for smooth motion. According to Hydraulics and Pneumatics, this involves a delicate balance between efficiency and power, optimizing battery supply while also…Read More »
  • Leading the Charge in Electric Mobility for Boats

    Leading the Charge in Electric Mobility for Boats

    Torqeedo’s Steve Trkla shares how electric mobility has evolved from a “future marine technology” to today’s technology for electric powered boats [Podcast] Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all…Read More »
  • SECURE American Energy Act Could Mean Bad News for Marine Mammals

    SECURE American Energy Act Could Mean Bad News for Marine Mammals

    Proposed law could have long term marine environmental consequences – threatening endangered species and marine life protection The House Natural Resources Committee recently passed a bill that will get rid of environmental concerns that are currently in the way of the exploitation of fossil fuels in the United States. The “SECURE American Energy Act” (H.R.…Read More »
  • The Most Expensive Luxury Yacht in the World Costs $4.5 Billion

    The Most Expensive Luxury Yacht in the World Costs $4.5 Billion

    Today’s luxury yachts are multi-million dollar vessels built hundreds of feet long to accommodate guests with lavish interiors and even come equipped with helicopter pads Owning a yacht is considered a very expensive pleasure… particular when it comes to luxury yachts. Luxury yachts are often built to order for very, very, very wealthy people —…Read More »
  • Boat Life Lessons from the Half-Million Member BoatUS Team

    Boat Life Lessons from the Half-Million Member BoatUS Team

    Scott Croft shares boat life expertise gained as lifelong boater and public affairs leader for BoatUS member services, advocacy and boat safety [Podcast] Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of…Read More »
  • More Than 63,000 Boats Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    More Than 63,000 Boats Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Boat US reports on thousands of recreational boats badly damaged or completely destroyed by 2017 Hurricane Harvey and Irma in the U.S. [VIDEO with PHOTOS] The hurricane season in the U.S. and Caribbean islands was particularly bad for both residents and boaters during the 2017 hurricane season. While some areas got “lucky” (like parts of…Read More »
  • Designer Ken Lange Develops Trailer-able Powerboat For Sailing Enthusiasts of All Ages

    Designer Ken Lange Develops Trailer-able Powerboat For Sailing Enthusiasts of All Ages

    Ventura 23 sailboat is a trailer-sailor designed to meet needs of both younger and older generation sailors with amenities usually seen on a larger boat With approximately 4.1 million U.S. participants last year alone, sailing is undoubtedly a beloved hobby for all generations. However, approximately 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices like canes to aid…Read More »
  • Talking Boating News with Soundings Trade Only Senior Reporter Reagan Haynes

    Talking Boating News with Soundings Trade Only Senior Reporter Reagan Haynes

    If it’s happening in the boating industry, Reagan Haynes has probably written about it, interviewed someone about it, or has a plane ticket to go cover it Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and…Read More »
  • 4 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe While Boating in the Winter

    4 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe While Boating in the Winter

    Keep your boating season going with these winter boating safety tips to safely extend your boating into the cooler months Boating is a popular hobby among many people all over the world. It’s a fun thing to do when the weather is nice and you just want to get out on the water. Many people…Read More »
  • Fully Autonomous Cargo Ships May be Closer Than We Think

    Fully Autonomous Cargo Ships May be Closer Than We Think

    Could we soon see autonomous cargo ships, or “captain-less” ships, on our waterways? Here are the pros and cons of this technology on ships Autonomous car developments have been at the forefront of vehicular technology recently. Debates about safety have certainly been a driving force of these conversations. And now, a new autonomous technology is…Read More »