Motor Yachts

Fairline Squadron 48 exterior

Fairline Boats

Fairline Boats Ltd is a British luxury motor yacht builder, currently owned Better Capital. The company has … [Read More...]

Sailing Yachts

CNB 76 Exterior

CNB Yachts

CNB (Construction Navale Bordeaux) founded by Dieter Gust and Olivier Lafourcade on the right bank of the … [Read More...]

Yachting News

Sydney International Boat Show 2015

International Sydney Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. This year, 2015, it took place between July 30 and August 3 (today). The location was Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour & Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island. Here is a list of participating brands. Looking at how big it is, I am amazed of the efforts the NSW Government put to organizing such an ample event. [source] 50 Point Safety Check, AB Inflatables, Abell Point … [Read More...]


dinghies on a shore

To Use or Not to Use a Broker

I have recently found a new set of questions related to the subject of using or not a broker in the process of buying or selling the boat, and they were answered by a nice guy, who allegedly helped the respective publisher to the acquisition of a brand new boat. Unfortunately he works for a brokerage corporation and some of his answers were obviously biased by his employer's policies. I want to re-enforce that I do not like brokers in general. I can act like one, because I actually was one of … [Read More...]

Tips & Practical Things

Boat in Cumbria

Regulations, Classification and Certificates

Boat builders from everywhere have to respect certain building and security standards. They must get a handle on all the different boat building standards, rules and regulations that were ever produced. Most countries subscribe to some published set of guidelines, codes or laws that a boat builder must follow in order to sell a boat in that country. Fortunately, there is parity between many of the different international regulatory bodies that create these standards, so in most cases there are … [Read More...]


Typical Center Console Boat

Center Console Boat Definition

Center console is a type of single-decked open hull boat where the console of the boat is in the center of the boat. There is a cabin on some models, these cabins are usually located in the bow and hold small berths for sleeping. The boat deck surrounds the console so that a person can walk all around the boat from stern to bow with ease. They seem to be destined to speed fishing. [source] The console of a boat is where all the controls are located, including steering, ignition, trim … [Read More...]