Saturday, September 22, 2012

A boat like the Louvre pyramid

The Monaco Yacht Show never disappoints. The best example of megayachts per square meter in the world has this week in Port Hercules the latest developments in the nautical industry for more than 30,000 professionals.

This edition highlights especially the project developed by Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows Style and Marine (SAM). It is a 14 meters boat  that combines the classic designs of the sports car brand with innovative features hitherto unknown in the nautical industry.

The project is coordinated by the prestigious designers Martin Francis  and Tommaso Spadolini. They are the same engineers involved in the construction of mega yachts as Andrei Melnichenko A or the glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

It is estimated that the boat will go on sale for a price of around one million euros.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Volvo Ocean Race says goodbye to Lisbon

The six boats arrived in Lisbon on May 31 in what was the debut of the Volvo Ocean Race in Portugal.

After 11 days in the portuguese capital, the teams dropped this afternoon towards the next stage which will take place in Lorient, France.

 Yesterday the ship Groupama won the inshore race of Lisbon putting the lead up that had over other teams.

In the overall standings, Groupama leads with 189 points, Telefonica is second with 181, Puma has 176, CAMPER 166, 107 Abu Dhabi 107 and Sanya 34.

 Luís Figo former soccer player lived a unique experience when jump from Abu Dhabi to the river Tagus before the UAE sailboat leave Portugal.

 In Lisbon goodbye the yachts passed in front of the school ship Sagres which, 'welcomed' the thousands of people who were on the river. The Volvo Ocean Race will finish on July 7 with tthe race inshore in Galway, Ireland.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tips for buying fishing boats

An ancient and humorous adage says that there are two happy days in the life of a boat owner: "the day that he buying it and the day he sells it."

Thus in most cases where little weighted decisions rapidly converted into severe headaches, but does not necessarily have to be like this forever.
There are half a dozen simple questions to consider when we undertake to purchase a fishing boat, leisure boat or both.
I want a boat for?
What kind of use will give to the boat?
How often I will you use the boat?
Where will I sail with my boat?
How many people usually will accompany me?
How much money will cost the boat I want to buy?
How much money will cost each year to keep the boat I want to buy?

The question "Where do I sail with my boat" essentially concerns with the size, the type of boat hull and engine.
If we want to give it a use in navigation in rivers or along the coast, say up to a 3 nautical miles from any boat of 4.00 meters in the service will be done right. If the opposite is what we intend to navigate the 10, 12, 20 or even 25 miles from the coast, so we will have to think about a boat length between 6.00 and 8.60 the meters. Above that is the taste and the availability of funds for each.

Finally the cost of maintaining the boat. Here we must include all items as stay in Marina, revisions of engines, paintings (2 times a year), and replace zincs and anodes, and their crane values ​​ to remove and put the boat in the water, insurance,  Taxes.

You always have the option of using a trailer to haul your boat and not parking in Marina, but there are so many  annoyances, lack of ramps in full working order, the wait time on weekends in the summer, the place to save the boat, which will end or not to walk on the boat many times as want, or get upset him permanently.