Chronicling the Original ChatterBait

Original ChatterBait “If at first the new idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” claimed some chap named Einstein. Or, to paraphrase the dude who founded Amazon: Endeavoring to create something truly new implies a willingness to be misunderstood. Maybe automobile inventor Henry Ford said it best: “If I had asked the […]

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Forecasting Pain Ahead

FORECASTING PAIN AHEAD Looking at the 3 Main Drivers of Lower Stock Prices and 5 Ways to Help You Navigate the Current Markets Weekly Market Outlook By Keith Schneider and Donn Goodman Hey, hey, hey, hey Beat is gettin’ stronger Music is getting’ longer, too Music is a-flashin’ me I want to, I want to, […]

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FUELING YOUR VESSEL THE RIGHT WAY

Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid […]

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Team Abu Dhabi’s Torrente Wins First F1H2O Grand Prix In Italy

Following up on his season-opening victory in June in France, Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente extended his lead in the 2022 Union Internationale Motonautique F1H2O World Championship today in San Nazzaro, Italy, with a commanding win in an incident-packed Grand Prix of Regione Emilia Romagna, the first of two races this weekend in Northern Italy. […]

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Silent 60

Not a Sound Silent-Yachts is making big strides in solar-electric power both on the water and on shore.  I was standing on the Silent 60 flybridge chatting with another guest prior to leaving the dock for a test ride when we both suddenly realized we were drifting in the middle of the canal. Somewhat alarmed, it […]

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Défi Azimut 48 Hours

The Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48 Hours served up the perfect short test for the 2022 IMOCA fleet, as the boats heading for The Ocean Race, and the majority in solo configuration, took on a triangle course in the Bay of Biscay. In the four strong fully-crewed fleet, tackling a 545-nautical mile course, the 11th Hour […]

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Annapolis Boat Shows 2022

The United States Powerboat Show, in Annapolis Harbor, celebrates its 50th anniversary October 6-9, 2022. Courtesy Annapolis Boat Shows The boating world will once again rejoice as fall approaches and visitors from the U.S. and abroad return to Annapolis for two iconic boat shows, the United States Powerboat Show (Oct. 6-9) and United States Sailboat […]

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Grady-White Introduces Adventure 218 Walkaround Cabin Boat

PHOTO COURTESY OF GRADY-WHITE The new Adventure 218 from Grady-White offers an inspired reimagining of the brand’s popular walkaround cabin boat first debuted in 1974. At 21-feet, the Adventure 218 honors its heritage, maintaining beloved aspects of the walkaround concept, while reimagining space and versatility and adding modernized details and design. “Grady-White has many loyal […]

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Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht

The Choice is Yours There’s more to chartering a boat for a week than just choosing from a pretty picture. Sailing charters have been around for decades, and they’re a great way to explore well beyond your home waters. But powerboaters have been shy to sign up, primarily because of the whole sailing obstacle. If […]

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How to Battle Bilge Odors

The Smell of Victory How to battle bilge odors There are many benefits to having a clean bilge. Not only will it be odor-free, but leaks are easier to spot, pumps and limber holes are less likely to become clogged, and there’s less chance of accidentally pumping oily bilge water (and generating hefty environmental fines). […]

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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 50K-member milestone

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club recently announced a significant milestone as it surpassed 50,000 memberships across its 360 global locations. With their application to the Freedom Boat Club Seattle, Walter and CJ Robles signified this achievement. The Robles are like many who have joined the Freedom community since its inception. Two busy […]

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Fairline Announces New Targa 40

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAIRLINE Following the success of the popular Targa 38, Fairline announced the brand new Targa 40, featuring bold exterior design, sporty and contemporary interior spaces and the latest in technology. “The Targa 40 announcement comes at an exciting time for Fairline and marks a major milestone in our new model development programme. […]

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