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Kanaloa completes second circumnavigationHeidi and Wolfgang Hass, captain and mate, respectively, of the Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa, have completed their second circumnavigation of the world under power, their third time around when a 15-year voyage under sail is counted. With the arrival of Kanaloa in Dana Point, California, the Nordhavn 46 becomes the first production powerboat to circumnavigate twice under the same owners. READ MORE . . .Smoke billows from the Yachtsmiths International plant in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Photo by CBC.Fire destroys Passage of TimeA 53-foot aluminum passagemaker near completion at Yachtsmiths International in Nova Scotia was destroyed by fire, started when a spark from a welder's torch ignited discarded insulation in a trash can. Alan Wagner of Tampa, Florida, owner of the yacht named Passage of Time, says he hopes to start construction again. READ MORE . . . Dave Dumas aboard the Krogen 42 Kinship drops anchor at Marco Island to start an ongoing chain of events that has anchoring laws in Florida in turmoil.Anchoring in Florida in turmoilA statewide solution to Florida's patchwork of local anchoring laws still has not been found. Because of the importance of the ongoing story for everyone—resident or visitor—who boats in Florida, Trawlers & Trawlering begins a multi-part report with the initial incident in Marco Island. READ MORE . . . Full-displacement Krogen 55 Expedition has a range of 3,000 nautical miles.New Krogen 55 will launch late in 2008The first Krogen 55 Expedition, for which lamination is under way, will arrive in U.S. waters late this year. The 55 refers to length on deck; overall, the passagemaker is 59 feet long. A well-equipped K55 will run about $1.9 million PRESS RELEASE . . . Fluids analysis made easy by SeaKits.SeaKits introduces fluid analysis kitThe first oil and coolant testing program specifically developed for the yacht and workboat owner/operator has been introduced by SeaKits. PRESS RELEASE . . .Island Rover cruising the Oudegracht, or "old canal," through the centre of Utrecht in the Netherlands.Across the Atlantic in a Rosborough RF-246Cruising the canals of Europe in their Rosborough RF-246 became a reality for a Canadian couple thanks to Dockwise Yacht Transport. After cruising the Great Lakes, the Trent-Severn, the Rideau and Erie canals, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Abacos and their home waters of Georgian Bay, this couple proves any destination is possible in any boat. SITE SEE: web.mac.com/islandrovercanada/iweb/Site/WELCOME.html and BOAT SITES
How to smuggle your boat out of jailCaptain Mike Maurice, a popular delivery skipper and prolific contributor to Trawlers & Trawlering List, has written a book that is everyman’s guide through the maze of regulations and laws governing cruising world-wide as well as boating in the U.S. READ MORE . . .
Even a lawyer can learn something from this new book, Captain Mike says.
Bruce Kessler twice Yachtsman of the YearCircumnavigator Bruce Kessler has been honored by two different boating organizations as their 2007 Yachtsman of the Year. Independent of each other, the Pacific Coast Yachting Association and the Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs bestowed the honor on Kessler who most recently served as organizer of the FUBAR Odyssey that saw 53 powerboats cruise in company to Mexico. It's the latest recognition for Kessler who in 1998 was named Passagemaker of the Year by Trawler World, Trawler & Trawlering's predecessor. READ MORE . . .Mainship is the Peoples condo on waterJohn and Gloria Peoples decided to slow down and take it easy after seven years of chasing gamefish on their Luhrs 340 Sport fisher. They accomplished this by finding the best of both worlds in a Mainship 43 Pilot and plan to enjoy her to the fullest. They can run and gun at 22 knots or go trawlering at 10 knots and enjoy the ride. The Peoples find the accommodations perfect for the both of them and the occasional visit from their children. SITE SEE: www.makaicruising.com and BOAT SITESThe British Virgin Islands are the prime charter destination in the Caribbean.Banish the blahs of winterIf the only white stuff you want to shovel is sand this winter, then what better time than now to charter a power catamaran. A variety of warm sunny destinations are available, from bareboat to skippered, even fully crewed. READ MORE . . .
The 90-foot Wanderbird started life as a Dutch fishing trawler.A genuine trawler in the traditional sense Wanderbird was built in 1963 as a classic North Sea fishing trawler in Maassluis, Holland. She was launched as a beam trawler for a Dutch family and fished until 1990. READ MORE . . FUBAR to La Paz about to startFifty-three yachts are preparing to depart San Diego for La Paz, Mexico, in the first ever FUBAR Odyssey. READ MORE . . .Follow the rally with James Kirby at Circumnavigator magazine's blog.Earthrace, a 78-foot wave-piercing trimaran, has been dogged by problems since starting a record attempt around the world. (Photo by Jim Burkett)Earthrace tries againEarthrace, the leading-edge trimaran that aims to break the powerboat record for a circumnavigation of the world, is back on mission again—with a new start and finish. READ MORE . . .You've heard of a launching. This is a sinking about to commence.Dine with rays, sharks and fishNormally, Trawlers & Trawlering reports on the launching of new trawler yachts. This time, we bring you news of the submerging of a new restaurant. READ MORE . . .Catamaran crosses Atlantic on sun power alone
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