Beat the crowds -- and bundle up -- for this winter trip to Beijing and Shanghai. China Spree (tel. 866/652-5656; www.chinaspree.com) is offering a six-night trip with airfare and tour guides from $899 per person. Your first full day in Beijing includes a visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, plus a rickshaw ride through the old city's narrow alleys (hutongs). You'll also have time to see the Bird's Nest complex, built ...
Posted on 14.01.2012 17:24:32 -
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For smaller motoryachts, Cobra Marine is bringing to market a simple monitoring system that has been popular in Europe for years. Manufactured by SeaKey of Sweden, the C-Pod monitoring system (starts at $500 for hardware, $25 per month subscription) sets up a “geo-fence” around your boat and reports on basics such as battery levels, high water, break-ins, or fire, with up to 12 optional sensors. A remote-control function can adjust the air conditioning or turn on a refrig...
Posted on 06.01.2012 16:10:38 -
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The choice of the vessel depends entirely on your wishes and preferences. Our offer includes following vessel types: Sailing boats - excellent for both family and active vacation Catamarans - very stable and comfortable, ensure fast sailing Gullets - use the power of engine and sails to move; rented exclusively with the crew (captain, sailor, cook, hostess) Motor boats - for speed sailing enthusiasts Before choosing a vessel, please bear in mind the following details: How many people will be...
Posted on 27.12.2011 22:23:13 -
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Category: Sailing Tips
6 6-71N (1938): 130hp, 2,215 pounds without transmission Above: 8v71 N (1957): 335hp, 3,130 pounds without transmission General Motors’ 6-71N (inline 6-cylinder design, displacing 71 cubic inches per cylinder) debuted at the New York boat show in 1938 producing a then-remarkable 130 horsepower from 2,740 pounds including a marine transmission. The 6-71 helped win the Second World War powering tanks, trucks, landing craft, generators, road-building equipment and a...
Posted on 19.02.2012 23:47:53 -
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When futuristic technologies merge, big things can happen for smaller yachts. The latest example is the new TracVision G8 antenna from KVH Industries, which uses fiber-optic gyro stabilization, an internal GPS engine and chip-based mass data storage to allow the same satellite broadband/TV reception on midrange yachts that larger antennas offer on the world's superyachts. Take fringe areas such as the Caribbean, where reception can be so bad that stabilized antennas using traditional technology ...
Posted on 06.01.2012 19:18:41 -
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Cannes Charter Yachts - Charter a Yacht in Cannes, France Cannes receives a massive dose of publicity each year because of the Cannes Film Festival, and there is good reason why the film festival resides there. The city offers the panache and glitz that the movie industry seeks, plus a whole lot more. The beautiful curving Croisette boardwalk, spanning the entire bay and connecting the two ports, offers a sandy beach (replete with poodles and French ladies in fur and boots) and the famous ...
Posted on 04.01.2012 22:42:13 -
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Category: Yacht Charters
Posted on 20.12.2011 22:00:53 -
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Category: Cruising & Chartering
The GPS showed 38 knots over the ground — helped along by a 3-knot current. In the steep four-foot seas of Vineyard Sound, the Buzzards Bay 34 Power Catamaran didn’t pound, and the helmsman didn’t have trouble keeping her on course, but I suggested we reduce speed, as would most prudent seamen. This remarkable performance is the direct result of good design. Chris White, of Chris White Designs, drew the Buzzards Bay 34 PC for Russell Hunt’s Multihull Development In...
Posted on 06.01.2012 21:05:54 -
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With its population of 73 m, Turkey is the 17th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP size and the population of Istanbul alone is larger than that of 19 EU countries. More than half of the Turkish population are below the age of 28 and the country has the fourth largest number of Facebook users in the world, highlighting a favourable demographic profile and unique growth potential. This young population is one of...
Posted on 04.01.2012 19:21:19 -
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Category: All About Turkey
Like a fine vintner honing her skills through practice, education and instinct, Perini Navi continues to improve the performance of its sailing yachts, and does so without abandoning the quality and luxury that made the yard’s reputation. This 40-meter cutter, designed in collaboration with Ron Holland, perfectly illustrates the builder’s philosophy Perhaps the most extreme yacht Perini Navi has built is the 38-meter (125 feet) P2, designed by Philippe Briand and launched in 2...
Posted on 09.01.2012 19:13:06 -
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It's friendly, beautiful, culturally rich and good value for money. It's modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. Turkey is one of the world's top 10 travel destinations, welcoming more than 23 million visitors every year. Culture & Art: Turkey's history of human habitation goes back 25,000 years. Some of the earliest-known human communities are here. Hittites, Phrygians,Greeks, Romans, Byz...
Posted on 17.04.2012 16:27:42 -
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Category: Trip Recommendations
Excellence III Capt. Ray Shore refers to Excellence III as "big for her size". It's an apt phrase, as the new 188-foot motoryacht from Abeking & Rasmussen carries more interior volume than expected. Her hull lines run aft from amidships with little taper, and her superstructure has minimal tumblehome. Such a combination might have left her looking a bit boxy, but designer Donald Starkey included enough curves and recesses to avoid that problem. Starkey's talent also shows in the la...
Posted on 12.01.2012 15:09:34 -
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Category: Boat Brand
It’s a timeless scenario: Two vessels converging in the night. Offshore this generally isn’t an issue, provided that both watches are attentive. Trouble brews, however, when tired eyes, confined waters and myriad recreational vessels are involved. Necessity sparked innovation, which led to the Automatic Identification System (AIS), an electronic system that automatically broadcasts — and tracks — germane navigational information between vessels. While AIS has undoubtedly ...
Posted on 31.12.2011 20:42:30 -
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Living and working professionally aboard yachts over many years, one develops a seaman’s eye. Here, professional yacht captain Michael Howorth proves that the truly professional mariner is likely to have acquired a good dose of salty know-how to go with the brine in his blood. It was Jimmy Buffett who sang of the son of a son of a sailor, and when he did so he could have been singing about me. When I was 13, my father, a salty old seafarer himself, packed me off to a school that taught th...
Posted on 15.01.2012 21:14:15 -
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Category: How To
“This is an apple tartlet with almond crust,” chef Anna-Maria Zorgman says with a smile as she places the small plate of nature’s sweetness on the table before me. “And there is a kuzu glaze on top. This will help with your digestion.” I don’t quite know what to make of that last sentence. Typically, when I’m aboard charter yach`ts with weekly base rates in the $100,000 range, the chefs proudly introduce desserts that include the phrases &ld...
Posted on 06.01.2012 21:06:19 -
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Guarding The Guardians The Coast Guard Foundation has helped support the United States Coast Guard for 40 years, by providing scholarships for students, and support for the families of servicemen and women. The foundation's administrative team helps raise the money and disburse the funds. Seen here are (clockwise from left): Jennifer Crowley Fyke, director of advancement, wearing the Gill i4 arctic jacket ($95; www.gillna.com) and Sperry Top-Sider's cloud tee ($25; ...
Posted on 06.01.2012 16:11:22 -
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