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Bay Bridge Boat Show - Featured Boats On Display

You're invited to join Seattle Yachts Of Annapolis at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 15th through the 18th. Our team will have an impressive display for the show including the...

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Letting Go But Still In Control

There was a recent maritime event that serves as an excellent reminder of the fundamental problems with letting technology rule the day. I am not referring to the super-sized container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for a week, causing millions of dollars of additional costs...

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Going World Cruising? Not So Fast.

Let me say at the outset that today most American cruisers do not actively plan a circumnavigation of the world. Despite the many publicized adventures of couples, small families, and solo voyagers who planted the seeds of distant shores and exotic cultures, most of us reallydo...

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Boating Advice

Millennials Chase The Boating Experience

Everyone I know found new avenues of entertainment this past year as we spent time on our laptops and computers watching...

Spring Commissioning Your Nordic Tug For A Trouble-Free Cruising Season

The following are general guidelines to assist you in getting your Nordic Tug ready for another season of cruising in the...

Maintaining Your Dock Lines

During the off season, it is a good time to really inspect your dock lines. We use them regularly throughout the season,...

Improving The User Experience

I have been looking at RVs this past year, which is the other booming business besides boating right now. They are bothhaving...

A Paradigm Shift in Cruising

When I began sailing, the common belief was that seawater and electricity don’t mix. Every experienced sailor whowrote...

Learning To Handle A New Boat

You bought the boat and are excited to go cruising. Your broker helped closed the deal and managed the process through survey...

The Evolution of the Trawler Yacht

Here I sit in the new Annapolis office of Seattle Yachts, as it quickly comes together, with new carpet, paint, furniture,...

How Important Is Quality When Buying A New Boat?

I am thinking about a new boat. As life changes, so does the mission statement. I have been lucky enough to go cruisingin...

Boat Tools: Part 4

In this last piece of my four-part tool series, I want to share what I have in my bag dedicated to all things electric.These...

Boat Tools: Part 3

To start with Part 1 of our Boat Tools series, please visit: https://www.seattleyachts.com/news/boat-tools-how-do-you-keep-yours ...

Boat Tools: Part 2

To read Part 1 of our Boat Tools series, please visit: https://www.seattleyachts.com/news/boat-tools-how-do-you-keep-yours...

Boat Tools: How Do You Keep Yours?

About this time every year, I go through a ritual of sorting through my tool bags to organize, remove, or replace tools,...

Consider Buddy Boating

There is continued interest in recreational boating in this country, during these times as a way for people to expand their...

Keeping The Leaks Out

I recently wrote an article that documents Northern Marine’s approach to securing the deck to the hull of its new57-foot...

Announcing Seattle Yachts Transport

As Seattle Yachts International continues to expand locations and the cruising brands it represents, it was only a matter...

A Boater's Three-To-Five Year Plan

It is a common life theme. The kids are grown, parents no longer require care, and the house is too big and full of a lifetime...

The Best Days Of Boat Ownership

Marine industry veteran Phil Friedman recently wrote about his distaste for that saying about the two best days of boatownership...

Spare Parts For Today's Cruising Boat Owners

We wrote many articles on this subject over the last 25 years, but when I look back at them, I realize many things havechanged…...

The Vital Yacht Broker

While it may be true that one can purchase a car or truck online, or search for the ideal home, finding the right cruising...

Preventative Boat Maintenance - Part 2

Before we jump into this, I want to pass on a suggestion from my last article (Preventative Boat Maintenance Part 1) about...

Preventative Boat Maintenance - Part 1

Some onboard equipment is all but invisible when we list what service to do during our annual maintenance. Surprisingly,...

Clearing Up The Confusion Of Prop Nuts

A boatyard walkabout prior to the lockdown reminded me that some things always seem to be done wrong. I see it every spring,...

A Healthy Distraction and Get Your Boat Ready For Spring

Hopefully, you are hunkered down in support of our national agenda to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases across thecountry....

The Wish List. A Couple Reveal Their Requirements For Buying A Yacht.

I’ve conducted many seminars about finding the right boat, or perhaps more accurately, figuring out what one really...

Its Correct Name is A Cutless Bearing

I wrote about this some years ago, so it is not a completely new subject. However, I continue to see people and marine companies...

You Can't Always Rely on Published Performance and Range Numbers

If you are considering buying a new cruising yacht (or one that’s new to you), you’ll likely soon be comparing...

A Trawlerman’s New Year’s Resolution

Can We PLEASE Stop Debating Single vs Twin Engines!?! Over the past 25 years one of the most basic questions from would-be...

The Case For The Semi-Displacement Hull Shape

I look back on many years of exploring the proper yacht, and the ideal passagemaker for cruising under power. Are you planning...

Busting the Myth That Heavier Displacement Sailing Hulls Face More Frictional Resistance

It is a claim that sets my teeth to grinding. “Heavy displacement sailing yachts are slower than light displacement...

Single- Versus Twin-Screw Propulsion

Even for long-distance cruising, twin-engine propulsion packages often make more sense than single-screw installations......

The Slippery Facts of Oil-Change Intervals

Much of the marine industry is a more than a decade behind in its approach to oil-change intervals... For as long as...

Boating Events

Bay Bridge Boat Show - Featured Boats On Display

You're invited to join Seattle Yachts Of Annapolis at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 15th through the 18th. Our team will...

Nimbus Boats Featured At Palm Beach Boat Show

Seattle Yachts of Florida is the Nimbus Boats dealer in the Florida market and will be attending the Palm Beach International...

Best Cruising Yachts At The Seattle Boat Show

You may think you've seen everything a virtual boat show has to offer, but the Seattle Boat Show Connected is going to break...

Nimbus, Hampton Endurance, & Regency Featured At FLIBS 2020

Join Seattle Yachts of Florida for an impressive selection of new day boats, overnighters, and cruising yachts at the 2020...

Getting the Most from a Virtual Boat Show

Traditional boat shows will not occur at most locations this year. It is unfortunate but clearly the best way to keep mass...

Boat Show Style Open Houses Coming To Seattle And Anacortes

Come enjoy a safe boat show experience with the Seattle Yachts Broker Open House in conjunction with the Boats Afloat Open...

Anacortes Boat And Yacht Show Live

The 2020 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show will go on virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Eventhough...

TrawlerFest 2020 In Stuart, Florida

Join the team from Seattle Yachts Florida at the 2020 TrawlerFest Boat Show in Stuart, Florida at the Hutchinson Island...

Cruising Boats Featured At The Palm Beach Boat Show

**Update, March 12th, 2020: The Palm Beach International Boat Show has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Here is Seattle...

Nimbus Boats & American Tug Featured At Miami Boat Show (Stadium)

Join Seattle Yachts at the Miami International Boat Show from February 13th through the 17th at the Miami Marine Stadium....

Cruising Yachts Featured At Miami Yacht Show

Join Seattle Yachts at the upcoming Miami Yacht Show and tour two of the very best cruising vessels in the entire industry....

Cruising Tips

Going World Cruising? Not So Fast.

Let me say at the outset that today most American cruisers do not actively plan a circumnavigation of the world. Despite...

The Dawn Of The Paperless Helm

It was inevitable. In fact, I am surprised it took this long. It is 2021, after all, and while we’re not buzzing around...

I Am Going Cruising. Should I Carry A Gun?

As a follow up to my last article about security while cruising, I want to address the question that started this conversation....

A Matter Of Staying Safe While Boating

This is a subject that comes up with every new group of cruisers. How do I stay safe when we go cruising? And the inevitable...

Consider Buddy Boating

There is continued interest in recreational boating in this country, during these times as a way for people to expand their...

Are You Going South on the ICW in 2020?

With most boat shows cancelled, except for the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, there are safety concerns...

A Fall Like No Other

We had a lovely Labor Day weekend in Annapolis. The weather was marvelous, the temperatures finally cooled, and watching...

A Boater's Three-To-Five Year Plan

It is a common life theme. The kids are grown, parents no longer require care, and the house is too big and full of a lifetime...

Isolation Is Making Us Better Cruisers

I am now in my 8th week of self-isolation and quarantine, and rather than climbing the walls at home, we have settled into...

Lockdown In Paradise

By now, most of the world is closed for the duration of this pandemic. As restrictions tighten, the general guidelines are...

What Is The Best Cruising Boat For You?

There are many reasons people decide to go cruising. It is a wonderful lifestyle for those who like to travel, meet like-minded...

What Kind Of Cruiser Are You?

According to the dictionary, cruising is the lifestyle of living on a boat while traveling from place to place. Beyond that...

Notes About Cruising The South Pacific

I enjoyed researching the recent articles on provisioning for extended cruising. It brought me up to date with the realities...

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Alaskan Edition

Being on a self-sufficient cruise, sail or power, takes on different dimensions depending on the cruising ground. As I just...

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Bahamas & Caribbean Edition

One of the most important activities getting your boat ready to spend a winter in the Islands is provisioning. Unlike cruising...

The Great Loop

Tips For Cruising South Or Preparing For The Great Loop

Since they cancelled the Annapolis boat shows, the fall migration has spread out, with cruisers putting together travelitineraries...

Taking On The Great Loop

Seattle Yachts is a new sponsor of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA), an organization that supports those...

The Great Loop

I have read many stories and blogs, and watched videos over the years from people who did the Great Loop, the connectedwaterways...

More News and Events

The Dawn Of The Paperless Helm

It was inevitable. In fact, I am surprised it took this long. It is 2021, after all, and while we’re not buzzing...

Millennials Chase The Boating Experience

Everyone I know found new avenues of entertainment this past year as we spent time on our laptops and computers watching...

Nimbus Boats Featured At Palm Beach Boat Show

Seattle Yachts of Florida is the Nimbus Boats dealer in the Florida market and will be attending the Palm Beach International...

Spring Commissioning Your Nordic Tug For A Trouble-Free Cruising Season

The following are general guidelines to assist you in getting your Nordic...

Maintaining Your Dock Lines

During the off season, it is a good time to really inspect your dock lines. We use them regularly throughout the season,...

Improving The User Experience

I have been looking at RVs this past year, which is the other booming business besides boating right now. They are both...

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