Volvo Penta New Engines and Systems For 2017 | Boating Magazine


I’ve recently returned from a trip to Volvo Penta’s Krossholmen Test Center, near Gothenberg, Sweden, where I ran their new engines and put their latest marine systems technology to the test. A new joystick system, a new range of engines, a battery management system and what’s said to be the first electronic key fob to remotely energize a boat’s driveline, were all introduced.
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http://www.boatingmag.com/volvo-penta-new-engines-and-systems-for-2017

Get A Vessel Safety Check | Boating Magazine


It’s too easy for me to have a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) inspection conducted aboard my boat, Breakaway. Barbara Bedell, a certified United States Coast Guard Auxiliary VSC Vessel Examiner, lives in the house right beside my dock. Each year, Barbara simply strolls down in some spare moment, clipboard in hand, and takes me through the drill.
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Tips for Keeping Cool Aboard Your Boat | Boating Magazine


As I ran down the bay with my family last evening, the temperature dropped noticeably as we approached the inlet. The tide was flooding, and cool tendrils of ocean water flowed into the bay dropping the local air temperature. When we left our back bay creek, we were sweating; by the time we got fully out into the ocean–just two miles away–we were reaching for sweatshirts.

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GST rules prevent superyacht charters, costing Gold Coast big money


THE Gold Coast and nation are missing out on up to $100,000 a week per vessel from visiting foreign superyachts because stiff GST rules block them running local charters.

Foreign superyachts avoid offering charters in Australia waters because they must pay a hefty 10 per cent GST on the value of the vessel. For a vessel worth $50 million, that’s a $5 million GST bill.
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http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/business/gst-rules-prevent-superyacht-charters-costing-gold-coast-big-money/news-story/0dbc928dd43996b2253bd4556fa083d6

Superyacht Fusionsinks off Ibiza | business News on SuperyachtNews.com


A motoryacht, reportedly the 37m Fusion, was captured on camera taking on water near Ibiza yesterday, the 19 July. Local reports suggest that eight guests were on board during the time of the incident.

No injuries have been reported and the local emergency services allegedly arrived on the scene before the yacht was submerged further.
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http://www.superyachtnews.com/business/26318/superyacht-sinks-off-ibiza.html

The International Yacht Restoration School sailing toward expansion in Newport – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI


The International Yacht Restoration School has bought land adjacent to its Newport campus and is moving forward with plans to build another facility on that nearly half-acre so it can bring the operations from its second campus, in Bristol, to Newport and hopefully double enrollment to 200 students.
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http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160720/international-yacht-restoration-school-sailing-toward-expansion-in-newport

Rachael sets sail on round the world trip – Wakefield Express


A servicewomen from Sandal is on the voyage of a lifetime.

Royal Air Force officer cadet Rachael Brook, 20, is taking part in a leg of a round-the-world yacht expedition.

Rachael Brook is part of the Exercise Transglobe expedition, which gives airmen, soldiers and sailors an opportunity to sail the globe on two yachts.
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http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/local-news/rachael-sets-sail-on-round-the-world-trip-1-8029034

Bodies of 2 men recovered after boat capsizes in NY lake – HeraldCourier.com: News


COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — The bodies of two Albany men have been pulled from an upstate New York lake about 18 hours after their aluminum fishing boat capsized.
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http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/bodies-of-men-recovered-after-boat-capsizes-in-ny-lake/article_aa631505-fa5f-5bbc-b348-2953fca46f75.html