In recent years, watermakers have become an essential part of most boats. All watermakers require basic maintenance, but what is the key for good maintenance?
Ports, like campgrounds and hotels, are facilities that use massive amounts of water. Being surrounded by water doesn’t mean they use it wisely and much less that they make the most of it. Environmental conservation is one of the biggest issues facing society today. Natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce and it is important to learn to conserve them, both in quality and quantity, and to use them wisely.
2017 has started off with a bang at sea. This new year has brought with it endless trends we expect to see popping up over the coming months and hope to be able to try out on some of our maritime adventures. There’s something for everyone among the nautical trends of 2017. Pleasure-craft skippers will have loads of choices. From sailboats to superyachts, any news in our sector is more than welcome!
When planning a holiday, one of the most important things you have to decide is where to go and how to get there. Some people hop in the car; some take a plane or train. Others, the fortunate few, go by boat. Not just any boat, their own.
Just over a month ago, English swimmer Ben Hooper took to the sea aiming to achieve his goal, for himself and for charity, of swimming across the Atlantic. After 33 days at sea and only 140 kilometres into the challenge, Ben and his Swim The Big Blue team have decided to bring this adventure to an end.
Embarking on a journey to swim across the Atlantic Ocean, like Ben Hooper has done with his Swim the Big Blue challenge, or sailing around the world like Dídac Costa in the Vendée Globe regatta takes something essential. In addition to courage, to cross the Atlantic you need water. And not saltwater.
After getting off to a difficult start in the Vendée Globe, which forced Dídac Costa to turn around and return to dry land the very day it started to repair flood-damaged equipment, the Catalan sailor returned to the seas on 10 November at 12:40 pm. Little by little, he is gaining speed. He is sailing at an average of 13 knots, although he has reached peak speeds of 19, 20 and even 21 knots.
Swim The Big Blue is the name one of the biggest challenges anyone has ever set out to tackle. Ben Hooper, a 36-year-old British athlete, set off from Dakar on 13th November on his personal challenge to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Hooper will have to travel 2,000 miles (3,218 km) to complete this challenge, which is one of the most difficult in the world.