Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Seventy years after Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona still cries

On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor

Seventy years after Pearl Harbor, you can see the oil still leaking from the wreck of the USS Arizona, the giant battleship sunk by Japanese aircraft, something that for many represents the tears of thousands of sailors who went down with the ship in that day of "infamy".

On December 7, 1941, early in the morning, Japan awakened the "sleeping giant" American bombing the Pacific Fleet anchored in Hawaii. In two hours, about 20 ships were sunk or damaged and 164 planes destroyed. Denouncing "a date that will forever be marked in history as a day of infamy," President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, changing the course of World War II at a time when many people expected the country to escape the conflict

2,400 of the Americans who died at Pearl Harbor, nearly half, exactly 1177, were killed in a matter of seconds aboard the USS Arizona when a bomb detonated the ship's munitions depot, causing a conflagration that burned for three days . Today, the ruins are still visible, one of the towers rusted beyond the surface, with an American flag hoisted. Every day, hundreds of visitors came to watche a memorial in the form of a bridge over the wreckage.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Found remains of a British boat

A U.S. company specializing in the recovery of shipwrecks said he found the remains of a British ship believed to be carrying a huge load of money when it was torpedoed during the First World War.

What remains of the SS Mantola is sunk about two thousand meters in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Ireland.

The papers suggest that silver is now worth aboard some 19 million dollars.

It is the second important finding in the area for the salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration. Last month he found a wreck of the Second World War, which is believed to contain 200 tons of silver, worth more than one hundred million dollars.

Boats pictures


Friday, September 23, 2011

Luxury Boats

A luxury Boats builder has reduced its workforce by a quarter as it invests $300,000 in a new computerised cutting and milling machine.

Marchwood-based Discovery Yachts said it had laid off 20 staff who had come to the end of fixed-term contracts started earlier this year and let eight permanent staff go.

It insisted that the cuts were due to the “natural peaks and troughs of the boatbuilding cycle”.

The company, which builds about ten of its £800,000 to $ 3m blue-water cruising yachts each year, said that it was scaling down after delivering three new boats in September.
It has retained more than 70 staff and has four Discovery 55s in production and is about to start the first of its new design Discovery 57s, announced at the recent PSP Southampton Boat Show .

Tuesday, August 9, 2011



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Speed boats

Speed boats

Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to buy a boat

How to buy a boat?

Motorboat or sailing, competition or pleasure?

The first question to be answered is: I want a boat or a sailboat? A sailboat requires more technical knowledge, and shakes a lot, in small spaces such as bays, is slower.
A racing speedboat , for example, is different and more expensive than a leisure boat. But that choice is a personal matter. Therefore it is important to know one and analyze the other to form your taste. Once that's done you need to know what you're willing to spend on the purchase and maintenance of the new boat.

Investment, maintenance, qualification.

The initial investment is easy to calculate. What needs to be thought of is the cost of maintenance, which includes insurance, fuel, sailor. The space to store the boat in a marina can be public or a yacht club: both charge rent. At the club there is the monthly fee. The dock can be dried, which preserves more the boat hull, or wet (in water), which affects the resale value. A good sailor is also essential to keep the boat in order.
New or used?

The final decision to be made by the buyer is to choose a new or used boat. A new boat can be found in nautical magazines, trade shows, internet and specialized brokers. Used boats can also be searched in magazines, but the best place to find them is even in marinas and yachts clubs.
A boat is so demanding. It's not like a car, that even after five months stopped still works perfectly. It takes constant attention and maintenance, either boat or sailboat.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fishing boats

Fishing boats

Thursday, February 24, 2011

War boats

War boats