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Tubbber is the Airbnb of fancy boats and yachts

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 26-27.</i><p>How many times have you daydreamed about sailing off into the sunset on a luxury yacht? Or is …

Drumi Portable Washing Machine

Drumi Washing Machine is the way to go if you want your laundry to go green, with next to zero environment foot print because it uses almost no …

EP.3 Sailing Vessel Prism, San Simeon to Ventura

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Short-scope Anchoring in Deep Water

Do you ever wonder how best to anchor when the water is a bit deeper than what you are used to? Do you wonder if you have enough rode to lay out a …

Sailing

Frenchman makes daring leap from sailboat to ship off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing made a daring leap of faith Tuesday when he jumped to a waiting rescue ship from his sailboat, which was being battered by high seas south of Alaska.<p>The Coast Guard captured the dramatic video from a C-130 Hercules …

Boating

Living Life And Brewing Coffee On A Sailboat

In San Francisco, one-bedroom apartments are now going for around $3,530. One industrious millennial has figured out a way to pay 10% of that by …

‘Did you sail that thing here?’ – solo across the Atlantic in a Folkboat

<b>Carrying his guitar, some fine wine, an old French racing bike and a sextant, Leo Goolden sets out on his first solo ocean crossing in a 24ft …

Sailing

Two hotel suggestions in Rovinj

Rovinj townWe arrived at Rovinj after crossing the Adriatic Sea and doing all of our clearance papers at Novigrad in Croatia. As you can see in this …

European Travel

The Best Gear of 2014

Sailing holidays: readers' tips, advice and recommendations

This week's winning review<p>A passage to Panama<p>Sailing from the Galapagos Islands to Panama was one of our biggest adventures, though spending 10 days at sea in light headwinds with strong currents running against us was frustrating. We had to use the engine but risked running out of fuel.<p>The …

HR 29

S/Y Dolphin Dance is a Hallberg-Rassy 29 nr. 483 built in 1990. She was designed by Swedish yacht designer Olle Enderlein together with Christoph …

Sailing

Quick Review: Eton Scorpion II is a rugged solar electronic survival kit for $50

I’ve been using the Eton Scorpion II Model NSP101WXGR Rugged for over a month now. Eton specializes in making durable emergency weather radios and this is their new “everything portable model”. In the small package, it contains:<p>A STRONG.5W LED flashlight. Lots of USB batteries contain LED …

Cruising the Aland islands: small Finnish islands with a big history

<b>Andy Schell and his wife, Mia, explore the red rocky islands of the Åland archipelago in the Baltic and find a wealth of seafaring stories</b>Arcturus, …

Sailing

Camp Champ

The Camp Champ Box is the ultimate portable kitchen for your camping and 4 wheel trips. The elegant wooden box opens up revealing a rock solid …

This couple sold all their possessions to fund a sailboat journey around the world

But that's exactly what Matt and Jessica Johnson did when they realized they were spending too much time in front of the TV, reports the Daily Mail.<p>Instead of taking up yoga or going on a run, the change they opted for was radical. They sold their house, learned to sail, and began an epic adventure …

Boating

Cruiser Paradise Found

What does cruising paradise look like? For some, it looks a lot like the Chagos archipelago, a remote spread of beautiful islands where cruisers …

Indian Ocean

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Complete Overboard Bag

When they’re faced with an ever-expanding list of work and expensive equipment required for departure into the briny blue, it’s understandably …

Sailing

Greek island hopping on a yacht in Cyclades

Santorini<p>Santorini is a precious gem with cliffs rising from the sea and small islands curving at its edge – remains of a civilisation wiped out by a …

Boats rentals in Croatia

All about Boat Rentals in Croatia<p>Discovering Croatia by boat is by far the best way to explore this Eastern European country’s 2000 km long coastline …

Planning and budgeting for sail boat refits

We just bought a St. Francis 50 catamaran, SV Aphrodite, and are arranging to have some refits done in Bradenton, Florida. We are relatively new to …

Free Fall

Startups want to be the Airbnb for boats

Walk past any marina, even on a sunny weekend, and you will see most boats battened down and bobbing solitarily in their slips, longing for someone to take them out. In fact, the average recreational boat gets used only 17 days per year, according to a U.S. Coast Guard survey.<p>Which makes boating …

Boating

Testing iPad charts

We’ve been testing iPad charts and navigation software. There are now a lot of programs for the iPad and other tablets – Navionics, Transas iSailor, …

Season 2014 in Thirteen Photos

Today is the last day of the year, so it is a good time to look back to the sailing season 2014. So here are the thirteen photos that in our opinion …

This image pretty much sums up this whole miserable decade

Follow @joeveix<p>Here’s an image of a guy on a sailboat, looking at his phone, missing the fact that a <i>whale is surfacing right in front of him</i>. As …

How to Build a Sail Boat That Is Much Cheaper Than Retail Ones.

Introduction: How to Build a Sail Boat That Is Much Cheaper Than Retail Ones.<p>Finalist in the<br>Hurricane Lasers Contest<p>View Contest<p><b>WARNING: WEAR</b> …

How to Build a Wood Sailboat

Introduction: How to Build a Wood Sailboat<p>I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I …