Giving Back – America’s Boat Builders & Marine Suppliers

Think of pleasure boating, and the images of happy couples cruising the seas in sleek craft come to mind. Yet behind this carefree concept, the recreational boating industry has a long and often unsung history of giving back to communities and charities. Case in point, in the 1940s General Dwight Eisenhower requested Nautique to perform Read More

Cruising Dream – Turn It Into Reality

Truthfully, I wasn’t always confident that my full-time cruising dream would ever become a reality. I was petrified of failure but thirsted for a lifestyle I knew existed outside my orbit. Taken as a whole, the detailed legwork, crucial boating skills and financial commitment necessary for success seemed unsurmountable for a rookie sailor like myself. Read More

Your Boat Wants to Pay You Back

Did you know that every year the demand for boat rentals increases? That’s pretty good news if you own a boat. Because although we love our boats, it’s no secret that we boat owners have chosen one pricey hobby. Or, some might argue that it chose us. Either way, that’s precisely why Sail.me has come Read More

Top 2021 Family-Friendly Boating Activities

We love our boats! They give us, and our families, so much enjoyment and pleasure. But, after a few seasons of cruising across the bay, fishing, or swimming we can find ourselves in a rut – especially young crew members. The next time things get a bit boring onboard, try some of these family-friendly activities Read More

Popular Boating Accessories for 2021

Looking for the coolest new boating accessories for 2021? Us too! We’re always on the lookout for what’s new, what’s cool and what’s just plain fun. We’ve put together a list of our favorite boat gadgets and other cool boat stuff guaranteed to make your dockmates green with envy. While some are practical, others are Read More

Caribbean Travel during COVID Guide

The sun, sand and sea that draw visitors to Caribbean travel hasn’t changed due to the COVID-19 virus. What is different, like the rest of the world during this pandemic, is a new normal way of going about life for residents and visitors alike, such as mandatory face masks, social distancing and requirements for testing before, Read More

Charter a Dream Vacation

THE SEA’S RHYTHMIC splash under the twin hulls of the 58-foot Leopard catamaran quieted the sounds of civilization from the nearby harbortown of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve O’Sullivan looked over at his wife and smiled. She was relaxed, tucked into the cushions in the yacht’s comfy cockpit with Read More

Family Vacation Travel Items

After being cooped up in the house for months, check out these fun and handy items for your next family vacation. FOR THE KIDS KIDS’ TRAVEL JOURNAL Peter Pauper Press Keep your kids’ hands busy and their minds sharp with this interactive travel notebook. The journal is filled with writing prompts and colorful illustrations, ideal Read More

Boating Movies and Shows

OVER THE LAST five plus years of living aboard our boat the M/V TAPESTRY, we generally visited about 75 ports and cruised 5,000 nautical miles per year. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. When it hit, we were in the Florida Keys. Our plans going forward were postponed, and we sought safe haven in Virginia for the next six Read More

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

WHEN THE PANDEMIC forced museums and other arts institutions to close, many of us suffered from culture withdrawal and longed for a time when we could gaze at the exquisite works by the likes of Rodin or Michelangelo. While we wait for all our treasured art venues to reopen, Marinalife invites you to visit some rather unusual exhibits Read More