Yachting Basics: What The Experts Have To Say
The Best Places For Yachting Research And Advice
For people interested in yachting, the Internet is an amazing resource for all of your needs. You can learn the ins and outs as well as professional advice from yachting experts from all over the world. In addition, all of this information is free, except for the websites that require a user to subscribe to their mailing list. Nevertheless, you can also find a plethora of tutorials, videos and articles that pertain to yachting tips and Read the rest of this entry »
Purchasing a used yacht does not have to be a costly and stressful endeavor if you are careful throughout the process. It is always a good idea to do as much research as possible before purchasing any used products. This is especially true when the product is something as expensive as a yacht. The best thing that you can possibly do when considering used vehicles is to speak with as many sellers as possible before making your final selection. You should also take an Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve spent a lot of time talking about yachts and things you can buy for your yachts, but not so much about protecting yourself and that big beautiful boat. You know, you can never be too careful. A yacht is great and all, but it’s also an indication of wealth and it can draw some unwanted attention. If you have a yacht, but no security system, then I’d recommend you check out a little site called SecurityChoice.com.
A yacht can be a fun and excellent diversion from the humdrum ordinary, no one is disputing that. However, you want to be aware of what owning a yacht says about you as a person. The mere presence of a yacht to many is an indication of wealth and that can be a bad thing if your home isn’t properly protected.
Security systems like the one mentioned earlier are a great way to secure your home and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. I’m not saying you must get a security system if you have a yacht, but it’s certainly worth considering. People have eyes and if they see you outside with your yacht, they might wonder what you’ve got hidden in that home.
Tatoosh, of German origin, owned by Paul Allen (Microsoft co-founder). It is ranked number 9 in the world with its 301 ft. Followed by Annaliesse, a 280 ft owned now by a Charter Co., proofs size is not all about it. While Perolus, the world 16th largest elegant and luxury yatch is owned by russian millionaire Roman Abramovich. Need to check out Octopus, owned by Paul Allen also ranks number 9 for size and prize.
Rising Sun is a truly elegance over the Read the rest of this entry »
A yacht is one of the luxuries that many people would like to own. They can either be a pleasure activity for the weekend, or you can buy one large enough to live on. Most yachts have appliances. If you purchase a yacht that does not include appliances, you will need to find somewhere to buy them. There are places to look if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on appliances.
Sites online that sell used appliances sometimes have items for yachts. If you don’t see what you need, Read the rest of this entry »
Yacht cruising is relaxing and enjoyable on the open sea, and to make sure you’re safe, here are tips to follow.
1. Take a look around the deck and make sure your anchor chain is securely tied to the boat.
2. Is the rigging in the best condition?
3. What about the lines, fittings and winches? Are they in good working order?
4. Check your navigation lights and make sure you know which lights to use at dark.
5. Is your compass working?
6. How about the autopilot?
7. Life jackets are essential, so be aware of how many you need before you head out Read the rest of this entry »
People love their yachts; they love to show them off and head out in the open waters. Here’s what to know when cleaning your yacht, and hint, it doesn’t include back-breaking labor for hours on end.
Make sure you have the right cleaners for the job. Check to see what type of yacht you have and its composition, what it’s made out of. Choose brushes that are not harsh on your finish but are still durable to get dirt and Read the rest of this entry »
Before buying a yacht, whether its your first or you are an experienced owner it is important to keep some tips in mind.
What type of boat will be best for what it’s being used for be it leisure or sport.
Inspect Each boat
Look for mismatched paint, check the keel alignment, prop stability, good upholstery, soft spots on floors, and functionality of all equipment.
It can’t hurt to hire a professional mechanic to check out the boat. This helps explain it more. A small fee now could save a fortune later.
Check the Books
Check NADA and BUC books to make sure you are receiving a good deal for the year and condition.
Work Out the Cost
Go over cost of payments, regular maintenance, storage, fuel, trailer registration, dock fees, and all costs to see if its affordable.
If you don’t know already, learn boating terminology.
Know what safety features the boat must have to be legal and of course, safe.
Find a Marina
Even if the boat will be stored at home, a marina can help with maintenance and equipment.
Before even looking, its good to know what the most you can afford is.
New or Used?
Decide whether or not you’d like a new boat, or a used boat. If its used be sure to research any accident history.