Weather: Interpret – Adjust – Prepare

Weather forecasts are never going to be perfect. As mariners, it is our responsibility to interpret, adjust, and prepare. Technology is transforming our reception of weather forecasts. They are improving with more weather observations, satellites scanning the earth faster, and greater resolution. The multitude…

Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a catamaran in Croatia is the holiday of a lifetime … but when your own boat is a 26ft monohull and the charter yacht is 45ft with a 24ft beam it takes a bit of getting used to writes Peter…

Whitsunday Islands

A 1400 nautical mile, 14 day ‘Aussie Adventure’  for Californian’s Jeff and Robin Lyall aboard their brand new Maritimo M59 cruising motor yacht was the culmination of a year and a half of planning and decision making and a lifetime of hard work. The…

Wilderness Escape to Port Davey

An opportunity to visit the remote south western corner of Tasmania is an experience not to be missed writes Peter Webb “Nuh!” said the skipper holding a crayfish aloft. “It’s too small.” He tossed it back into the kelp beds and…

Cygnet 20 Raid: Windsor to Brooklyn

Small Boat Raids For some reason this trip had been on my mind for years. It may be due to its historical significance in the settling of Sydney, or the book The Secret River written about a gaffer plying its trade, or because I…

Adrift in Caledonia

Northerly winds dictated the route of our week’s cruise around the Inner Hebrides, so with full sail up on our Contessa 32 we headed south along the rock strewn coasts of Skye. Atlantic gales bring powerful seas and winds to this west facing coast…

The Marine Technology Experience

‘Proven by adventure’ The yacht charter industry has long had the ability to capture the hearts of boaters and non-boaters alike. However, as in other sectors, continuous innovation is vital in order to keep pace with the needs of consumers.    As modern society…