Douglas Mason, Sunset Harbour Yacht Club

Doug Mason is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami Beach, FL What got you involved in the marine industry? I was inspired at an early age by my grandfather who was a skipper in the Navy. By middle school, I was attending sailing schools instead of summer camps, Read More

Shore Power Cords

When explaining how electricity moves through a wire, an analogy is frequently made to how water moves through a hose, comparing voltage, amperage and ohms in the wires to the volume, pressure and resistance of water in a hose. People tend to understand this analogy very well and can easily visualize electricity flowing through wires. Read More

On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway

Mornings at the home on 907 Whitehead Street in 1930s-era Key West were filled with the faint sounds of a pencil on paper or fingers flicking the keys on a Royal-brand typewriter. By early afternoon, this illustrious inhabitant had finished his work for the day, satisfied with the progress on his latest novel and went Read More

We Bought a Boat… Now What?

Trial by fire… that’s not exactly how I envisioned gaining my introductory seamanship skills. I enthusiastically signed on as an inexperienced crewmember aboard a tiny sailboat bound for Tahiti, even though I had never been on an overnight passage before. “In for a penny, in for a pound” came to mind during the 32-day nonstop Read More

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Along the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula just south of Cancun lies Playa del Carmen, a gorgeous seaside town and relative newcomer to the Caribbean’s coveted list of must-see destinations. For years dating back to 1,000 A.D., Mayans used this spot to launch canoes for the 30-mile journey to Cozumel. Some went to the Read More

California Sunshine in Marina del Rey

In the early 1900s, the area around what is now known as Marina del Rey was primarily salt marsh and wetlands where Ballona Creek emptied into the Pacific Ocean. A favorite destination for duck hunters and bird watchers, the estuary had been eyed as the ideal location for a commercial port serving nearby Los Angeles. Read More

The Best Holiday Boat Parades

If Santa lived in a warmer climate, he’d trade in his sleigh for a boat before you could say “ho, ho, ho” – sorry Rudolph! It’s just that everything is better on the water, and that includes holiday parades. November and December are magical months for boaters, and landlubbers alike, as holiday boat parades light Read More

What’s New with Marinalife

Marina Updates Oasis Marinas Branches into the South Oasis is proud to announce its latest expansion with new properties including Marina at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, Marriott Hutchinson Island Marina in Stuart, FL, and Sea Isle Marina in Miami, FL. To keep up with our growing family, visit oasismarinas.com Plan your Fall Escape Read More

Boating Slowly through the Lowcountry

The Lowcountry is legendary for its swaying marsh grass of blue, green and purple, teeming sea birds, and shallow calm bays leading to historic coastal towns. This magical waterway connecting South Carolina and Georgia pays tribute to its tragic and triumphant past — from plantation life where sea cotton, rice and live oak were harvested Read More

A Rendezvous to Remember

Who knew that cruising to Hawks Cay on Duck Key in the middle of July could be so much fun? I did! As an avid boater with a passion for all things related to water and the Florida Keys, I eagerly accepted an invitation by Pursuit Boats to attend and represent Marinalife at their annual Read More