Giving When It Matters

Holiday shopping and bountiful feasts mark the time of year when people like to reach into their pockets and support charitable causes. Genuine generosity and the spirit of doing good deeds fill the air, offering hope through positive action. But there’s something special about the boating community: These folks donate when their boats are tucked Read More

Boater Education

There are very few recreational activities that involve as many different fields of knowledge as boating. From navigation and rules of the road to weather forecasting and vessel operations, there is so much to learn aboard a boat. Seamanship skills, handling the boat safely along with keeping all of the boat’s systems maintained and running Read More

Welcome Aboard – Please Take a Seat!

E-SEARIDER Large Teardrop Marine Beanbag (e-searider.com, $129.95) Performs well in offshore seas and rough conditions. This style can also be laid down at and utilized as a sleeping pad when needed. GARELICK Mariner Deck Chair (garelick.com, distributor prices vary) Hands-down a boater favorite with weather-proof sewn cushions, folding capability for stowage and dual locks to Read More

Interview with the GM of Suntex Marina at St. Petersburg

What is your first memory of being on a boat? Rowing out to sail on my grandfather’s Pearson Commander around Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. What is something you’ve always wanted to try? Kiteboarding — I see a lesson in my future! Name someone who taught you that anything is possible. My grandfather – he was known Read More

What’s New With Shipwright Harbor Marina and Shelter Bay Marina

Marina Updates Shipwright Harbor Marina in Deale, Maryland is now owned and operated by Herrington Harbour Marinas and has already begun initial improvements. Located on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Shipwright features 250 deepwater slips along with haul-out and storage facilities. Overlooking Anna Maria Sound, One Particular Harbor Marina in Bradenton, Florida has Read More

Women in Boating: Captain Sandy Yawn

With over 27 years of yachting experience, Captain Sandy Yawn has chartered yachts from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. Being only one of a handful of female captains in the mega yacht industry, she has overcome many stereotypes and conquered every imaginable obstacle both on land and at sea. Captain Sandy was on Bravo Read More

Make It Yours! Personalized Items For Your Boat

Whether it’s your boat name, last name or favorite nautical symbol, these featured products are great for adding a personal touch to your boat. Coordinates Glasses (set of two)  $85.99, pineapplespalms.com Compass Engraved Serving Board With Nautical Cleat Handles $123, pineapplespalms.com Customized Products Available from MMDesigns, LLC (1) Welcome Mat (2) Laundry Bag (3) Bath Read More

Port Personalities: Megan Lagasse

Did you pick your career as marina manager or did it pick you? It picked me! Being on the water was always my fun summer job, and I just kept that fun summer job going! Who taught you how to operate a boat? How old were you when you took the controls? My dad and Read More

Liquid Gold Returns to the Chesapeake Bay

If you like sweet rum and cokes, crisp martinis, or smooth bourbon on the rocks, you’ll love sipping your way around the bay this season. The Chesapeake watershed is overflowing with new distilleries, and they’re popping up so fast that it’s hard to keep track. At the start of this summer, Virginia is home to Read More

The Top 5 Coolers for the High Seas

AO COOLERS Hybrid Soft Sided Cooler First of its kind! Tough like a hard cooler, with the lightweight of a soft cooler. (aocoolers.com, $269.95) FRIGIBAR Standard Class Refrigerator/Freezer Frigibar’s versatile, all-Fiberglass boat refrigerators & freezers are constructed from the highest-quality marine materials and equipped with a self-contained freezer unit, heated gasket seal to prevent freezing Read More