Boating in The Bahamas - A (Very Recent) Insider's Guide on What to Bring

Staring out at the open sea, we monitor the changing color of the water. Each passing mile seems to bring another hue. Bright turquoise has given way to emerald to deep blue and now finally dark green. Our time in The Bahamas has come to an end. We knew this day was coming, but seeing the murkier water & busy skyline of Ft Lauderdale has m...
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Feeling the Groove

A little over 2 months of cruising in The Bahamas and we are definitely in the groove, which must mean that we just don't care as much as we used to about clean hair, dry clothes and fresh sheets. Accessing a locker under 3 cushions to grab a can of soda or digging out pancake mix from the stowage under our bunk doesn't require the same grunts and ...
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One Month Confessions

I realize what is happening back home & how lucky I am to be here, with my family, in a warm, natural, gorgeous safe place. I struggle each time I sit down to gather my thoughts. I ask myself if sharing this blog is insensitive or written in poor taste. However, I know that in the following years - when this experience is only a memory.. these ...
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Bull Sharks & Conch Salad - We Have Arrived

Our weather window to depart Fort Lauderdale, FL for Bimini, Bahamas came on January 7th. With  our roadside Covid tests showing negate results, we made a plan to leave around 6am, as the wind was due to pick up in the early afternoon.  Though Forbes can be  a restless one and I heard the ...
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Snorkeling: The Only Mask Required

The idea of spending the winter aboard our boat, cruising in the Bahamas, came to us after months of daily life during a pandemic. Inspired by our many adventurous clients and realizing that we could both live, work & educate our kids all from our own home presented us with a unique opportunity. If we can comfortably do this...
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Propellers : The Sails You Don't See

As more and more sailors make the transition from sailboats to power the importance of understanding basic propeller theory is important. Like your sails, the propeller's performance is directly linked to its size and shape and this article was designed to touch on the importance of boat propeller tuning from a sailor's perspective. Moving a boat w...
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X-Yachts introduces the X5.6

X-Yachts announced its latest design. The X56  joins the successful and critically acclaimed Pure X Range. Launching 2021! The X56 is a fifty-six-foot performance cruising yacht designed with serious cruising in mind; be that crossing the Atlantic, or exploring beautiful Mediterranean islands. The X56 joins the hugely succe...
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The Latest Issue of Sail Magazine Features the X4⁰

 X-Yachts celebrated their 40th anniversary with the launch of their latest 40 foot cruising sailboat, the X4⁰, last summer.  X-Yachts might be getting older, but this covergirl will always turn heads. Read Sail Magazine's review about this all new X4⁰ -  the smallest model in the pure X range; blending ...
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X-Yachts at the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Xp 50 Freya captured in a perfect -moment rounding the Fastnet Rock. Freya made Line Honours in 3d 2h 5m 21s and was thereby the first X-Yacht to cross the finish line in Plymouth. Top five fastest X-Yachts (Line Honours): 1. Xp 50, Freya – 3d 2h 5m 21s2. Xp 44, Warrior Won – 3d 2h 46m 47s3. Xp 44, Orange Mecanix – 3d 4h 41m 10s4. Xp 44, Xtra Staer...
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Visit to NEEL

La Rochelle, France. We are back from a visit to the NEEL Headquarters where The NEEL 47 - Hull numbers 1, 2 and 3 are on the production line. Sea trials are slated for the end of February. Looks like another successful design from NEEL is in the works. See the 47 for yourself at the 2019 Annapolis Sailboat Show!   The NEEL 47 in profile. &nbs...
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Bluewater Cruising in Ancient Egypt?

When we think of Ancient Egypt, we think of  the pyramids, the desert, the Nile, mummies and the afterlife. Most of us don't think of sailing. However, boats are the common thread that tie these symbols of Ancient Egypt together.

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Top Ten Unique Gifts for Boaters

Looking for the perfect gift for your salty sailor or first mate? Something that won't get returned for store credit? We've put together a list of cool and unique nautical gifts to give and get this Holiday Season.

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X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size Cruiser | Cruising World

X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size CruiserCruising World Judges named the X-Yachts X4⁹ Best Full-Size Cruiser.via X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size Cruiser | Cruising WorldInterested in learning more about this award winning X-Yachts X4.9 ? Contact Forbes Horton Yachts the official X-Yachts dealer of the Mid- Atlantic.

J BOATS J/42 - SCHEMATIC

Schematic is a classic J Boats J/42 that has been optimized for racing and cruising.  Her recent paint on her hull and carbon shines and she appears to be a much newer boat.  This (J-42) has the teak toe rail package, a brand new Quantum mainsail and jib, B&G electronics and a host of other performance-enhancing features.  If you...
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SAN JUAN 38 EXPRESS

Introduced in 2000, the (San Juan 38) is a top-tier runabout with an impressive mix of cutting-edge styling, state-of-the-art construction, and luxury-class accommodations. Her foam-cored hull is vacuum-bagged, and the use of Kevlar in the construction process greatly increases strength and impact resistance.The heart of the San Juan 38 is her semi...
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SAGA 43 - BRIGADOON III

Brigadoon III the (SAGA 43 for sale) is a modern classic in every sense and BRIGADOON III is no exception.  She was designed for fast passage making and is easily handled by a couple.  Her narrow hull and moderate draft make her an upwind sailing machine.  Her cockpit ergonomics are first class and her lack of exterior...
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JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 409

This (Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for sale) provides cruising families with a comfortable, versatile platform that looks sharp and sails well. With its angular styling and solid performance, the (Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409) won accolades as the 2011 European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruisers category. The hull is solid fiberglass, laid by ha...
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VICEM WINDSOR CRAFT 36 HARDTOP

The Windsor Craft 36 built by (Vicem Yachts) is more than a luxury boat, its a work of art. This is truly a magnificent boat  from bow to stern and even though the fit and finish topside is impressive, the below deck space will give you the feeling of being in a classic wooden cruising yacht. Below, you are wrapped in rich mahogany j...
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HALLBERG-RASSY 46

 SOLANA V is a spectacular example of the venerable (Hallberg-Rassy 46 for sale).  She has seen significant care by her owners and it shows.  A change in plans has caused her to be offered for sale and her current owner has spared no expense on her maintenance.  This (Hallberg-Rassy 46) is equipped for passage making and ha...
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HINCKLEY 37 MK III PINIC BOAT

Hinckley invented an entirely new class of boat with the introduction of the original Picnic Boat nearly 25 years ago. This iconic (Hinckley Picnic Boat) features several groundbreaking innovations we welcome you to explore.  The MK III is the latest version of this modern classic and this boat is a superb low hour example (212 ...
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