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Some of life is about what you know, most of it is about who you know. The same rings true when it comes to securing positions within the yachting industry. And from our experience (even though the best positions to be had are via word-of-mouth,) the following list is a great starting point for those ... Dockwalking Florida’s southeast coast with Confidence
… sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Dating back to biblical times, this ancient rhyme was upheld both by mariners and shepherds as sound Jewish wisdom. Although not entirely accurate, for the most part, mariners could and can broadly forecast using this rhyme. If the morning skies are of an orange-red glow, ... Red sky at morning…
1200 | Monday, November 1st, 2021 When friend and fellow crypto enthusiast Johnny Caplan and the team at Tech Talk Media caught wind of how Norseman International had been on the cutting edge of doing business with their high-end yachting clients – accepting crypto currency via NFT contracts – they graciously extended an invitation to ... Norseman International – First Yachting Company to Do Business via NFT’s
It goes without saying that there are many, myself included at times, who take for granted the bow thruster on their boat. What a Bow Thruster IS: a small auxiliary power source in which to use for minor corrective measures or in an emergency situation to What a Bow Thruster ISN’T: a primary source ... Bow Thruster: One, One Thousand; Two, One Thousand, Release
Capable of covering over 680 miles in a day, and averaging 54 days of migration flight. These magnificent aviators travel incredible distances each season for purposes of breeding and securing food. They then return to their exact place of birth. You wouldn’t think so these days however, these species of geese were actually going extinct ... Canadian Geese Migration
0800 | Saturday, August 21st, 2022 Out of all the weather conditions that a mariner can encounter, I’d be willing to bet that there’s the unanimous consensus of fog being high on the list. Caused by relatively warm, moist air flowing over a colder surface, advection fog can seem to appear out of nowhere – ... Advection Fog
Much of boating is understanding how to use that which is outside of your little boat to your advantage, to ensure the safest possible boating experience. The wind, the waves, and the traffic can all be understood and studied, yet at the end of the day, you chose to either work with or against them ... Essential Marine Weather Apps
1100 | Saturday, June 18th, 2022 We loaded up and pushed off around 1000. A fog-ladened backdrop set the stage for what would be a very scenic morning indeed. The middle banks of the Hudson River, just north of the Palisades, boasts sharp mountainous drops, and a mysterious wilderness. Winding through the terrain, we could ... Bannerman Castle
0600 | Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 They call hypothermia the sneakiest danger you’ll face in nature – in every season. Thought it’s not the most common thing that comes to mind however, every year many boaters suddenly fall victim to hypothermia when they least expect – and you don’t need to jump into artic ... The Degrees of Hypothermia
0600 | Tuesday, April 4th, 2021 My buddy Captain Mark Rosetti and I arrived the previous evening to a rather typical steamy Miami-April climate. Even though we had checked the forecast, it still made you immediately appreciate cold beverages and the invention of air-conditioning. Taking an Uber to the local Publix supermarket as per normal ... Sunseeker Manhattan 65′ Fly Delivery – Miami to Norwalk – Pt. 1
Before your weekend boating adventures get too ruff, it’s important to think ahead and treat your best furry friends just the same as you would a family member. After all, they have much less that they can do about any incident that could happen to them while on board. 1. Wear Your Canine Life Vest ... 7 Safety Tips for Boating with Dogs
0600 | Monday, May 2nd, 2022 It’s Monday morning and you’re headed to the office. You weren’t paying attention, hit a pothole and now have a flat tire. Plus, it’s raining, traffic is screaming by, and you just spilled your coffee – Now what?! If you’re the type to roll up the sleeves, take a ... The AAAs of The Water – Seatow & BoatUS
As the 2022 Boating Season begins to kick off, we can all rest assured that the New York Harbor will be busier than ever. With the expansion of the Brooklyn ONE°15 Marina’s seasonal and transient slip holders, many new boat owners will be tackling one of the world’s busiest harbors for the first time. Aside ... 2022 Essential Vessel Orientation Services
0900 | Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 “French War Ship, do you Copy?” Were words that I hadn’t ever heard coming over the VHF 16 channel. I was just due south off of Long Island in the Atlantic Ocean on a yacht delivery of a custom 84′ McMullen & Wing Yacht. The day was clear with ... “French War Ship, Do You Copy?”
Stemming from the times where during military engagement the enemy would feel no mercy when captured, “No Quarter” meant just that – certain death was imminent. The Golden Age of Piracy is a common designation for the period of world history between the 1650s and the 1730s, when maritime piracy was a significant factor in ... No Quarter & The Blood Flag
Nautical Mile vs Statute Mile Mile (or statute mile) and nautical mile are two measuring units of length, where statute mile is often used in measuring distances, in the land while nautical mile is used in the sea. However, the use of nautical mile has extended into other fields of navigation, such as aviation. ... Nautical Mile vs. Statute Mile : 6076 vs. 5280
0800 | August 21st, 2019 I had the pleasure of doing a great many things thus far in the boating industry and one of the more impressionable memories was working as a Test Captain for BoatTest.com along side from fabled Captain Steve Larivee! Remembering as if it were yesterday, I had come into the office ... Boating in Sharrow Waters – The Sharrow Propeller™
0830 | April 18th, 2022 A friend of mine called the other day to hand off a new client he has just sold a yacht to. The owner was brand new to boating and their purchase of a 55′ motor yacht from what I was told, was an easy decision because of the joystick technology ... Mighty Manhattan & New York’s East River
“Experience is everything. Just DRIVE, I’m here to help you.” These were my first words to a group of new boaters as a prelude to an intensive two-day immersion course. It’s how I continue to teach and still the most effective means of getting the jitters out of new boaters.
0500 | August 20th, 2020 Whether for business or leisure, I quite often catch myself telling people how I’ve seen more of the world than my own back yard. Any chance I got, I’d huck myself out there are far as I could in the world just to feel the viscerality of life – and ... Absolute 50′ Fly Delivery – Chicago to New York – Pt. 1
The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely and avoid collisions when two boats are crossing paths, are on course to meet head-on, or when one boat wishes to overtake another. And in real-world settings such as my home waters of ... USCG Aids & Navigational Rules
Boating is a great pastime and making sure your boat is outfitted with the items below will make the difference between having a great day on the water or an abrupt end to a trip. In more serious case scenarios, situations could even become life threatening without the right boat accessories – being over prepared ... 20 Must-Have Safety Equipment Items (Our Guide)
2300 | Friday, December 24th, 2021 All you want to do is drive your boat. Is your insurance company requiring you to have a certified USCG train, evaluate, and sign off on your boating acumen before you can drive your boat alone? Boaters new and experienced are facing this small and necessary obstacle that boat ... Check Ride Certification – Insurance Requirement
Commonly known as EPIRBs – emergency position-indicating radio beacons, and PLBs – Personal Locator Beacons, when activated, emit the users precise latitude and longitude – anywhere on the planet. Both the EPIRB and PLB work in parallel; Whereas the EPIRB is commonly registered to the vessel and therefore a permanent passenger on board that particular ... EPIRBs & PLBs – RESQLINK™ VIEW
0500 | Monday, April 18th, 2022 It was a sliver past 0500 when we conducted this morning’s boating lesson. This particular client happened to be brand new to boating, knew nothing about her new 40’ center console, and so wanted to start from the basics. So as always, I laid out the cold hard question ... PFD’s are for Safety – Just Wear It!
0800 | Monday, April 11th, 2022 It’s dead low tide this morning and you’ve decided to take advantage of the glass calm conditions. Exiting Norwalk Harbor, you make way down the Southwest channel and out into Sheffield Harbor. Have you ever wondered what all of those thin stakes sticking out of the water are? Speckling ... Stake Claim for The Oyster
0600 | Monday, April 4th, 2022 I was having my coffee this morning and out of the blue, the topic of helm placement hit me – I couldn’t shake it and had to embrace it. Why is it that North American boat manufacturers chose to place the helm controls to starboard rather than to port, ... What the Helm is Going On?
0430 | Tuesday, March 29th 2022 It’s been many years since having not found myself on a boat more days and hours out of the year then in a car. Simply put – my livelihood is constituted from spending a great deal of time navigating the New England waterways. And with the advent of Covid-19 ... Navigating With Confidence
0600 | Tuesday, March 30th 2022 If you’re anything like me, you like to have a ton of things going on at once. There’s a certain calm I’ve always felt in the midst of what others may view as a ball of distraught chaos. I’m not sure if that came from the habit of having ... Never a Cliché Day
1700 | Friday, February 11th, 2022 The call came in around 1700 that Friday evening. It was a good friend of mine in desperate need of assistance making good on a promise he had made to a client of his – relocating a recent Rolex Cup winner – a Swan 100’ Sailing Yacht. It would ... Nautor’s Swan 100’ Delivery – Sint Maarten to Palm Beach – Pt. 1
0500 | Monday, August 2nd, 2021 Norseman International is based out of the sleepy New England seaside town of Rowayton, CT. Although we often boat far beyond the demarcation of our home waters, there is a very strong connection between the northern and southern towns and cities of coastal North America. Every year a migration ... Yacht Delivery and The North American Migration