10 Tips For Docking Your Palmetto Yacht

10 Tips For Docking Your Palmetto YachtEveryone can always use some help when docking their Palmetto yacht and although this may come natural to you now, here are 10 tips to make docking that much simpler. #1: Always approach objects at a slow speed when docking a boat so that if you make a mistake or ram into the object, the results won't be that bad.  #2: Applying insufficient power can be as dangerous as using too much power so be sure to use enough power to get the job done. You need to take into account that wind, currents and momentum can take over if you don't apply the right amount of power. #3: If any of your lines or a neighboring slip fell off a piling and into the water, the current could carry it across your path. If you get a mooring line tangled in your propeller, your docking job could go horribly wrong. #4:  If you have twin inboards, try not...
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Top 9 Fast Bradenton Yachts

Top 9 Fast Bradenton YachtsIf you are looking to pure speed in any Bradenton Yachts, then these 9 yachts may be the best of the best. Take a look below and imagine yourself out on the open water with these. #9 Blush Top Speed: 20 Knots 155 ft. Weekly base rate: $235,000#8 Aquavita Top Speed: 25 Knots 164 ft. Weekly base rate: $260,000#7 Griffin Top Speed: 27 Knots 136 ft. Weekly base rate: $165,000#6 Apache Top Speed: 29 Knots 144 ft. Weekly base rate: $153,000#5 Aurelia Top Speed: 30 Knots 121 ft. Weekly base rate: $141,000#4 Ecstasea Top Speed: 33 Knots 282 ft. Weekly base rate: $530,000#3 Cheeky Tiger Top Speed: 34 Knots 111 ft. Weekly base rate: $70,000#2 Soleado Top Speed: 35 Knots 97 ft. Weekly base rate: $52,000#1 Moonraker Top Speed: 40 Knots 118 ft. Weekly base rate: $217,000 ...
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Use These 10 Steps To Buy A Palmetto Yacht

Use These 10 Steps To Buy A Palmetto YachtYachts are a luxurious toy for the wealthy. But what does it take to own a mega-yacht, other than a lot of money? We talked with a few Palmetto yacht brokers to find out the basics of purchasing your dream vessel.Total customization might not be the best option While you can totally build your yacht from the ground up, yacht owner recommends only semi-customizing. The shipyard will already have a layout in mind, and then you can customize from there. Following the experts' advice will save money in the long run With the semi-customization option, the base engineering of the boat has already been built by a reputable shipyard, which means you can fully trust the design. One design choice will affect the entire process Be aware of what yacht owners call "the design spiral". If you decide you want a boat that can run 20 knots, know that it will burn significantly more fuel than...
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Must Have Bradenton Yacht Racing Skills

Must Have Bradenton Yacht Racing Skills Whether you’re trying to get an inside mark rounding, clear wind at the start of a race, gain height on the windward leg or get better headsail trim, these expert racing tips are extraordinarily useful. Take your Bradenton yacht out for a quick race and see just how much better you can be with these quick tips! 5 tips: The Leeward Mark Learning to read situations as they develop comes naturally through practice, but with some expert advice, you’ll be a professional before you know it. 5 tips: Surfing The benefit of getting your surfing technique right is best measured when there’s a comparable boat nearby. But knowing what to do, how much and when is equally important. 5 tips: Mark Rounding Working up a personal checklist for each type of mark rounding will decrease the need for the large amount of requests from the afterguard right when the pressure is on and develop the ideal working environment:...
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Mote Marine featured on Shark Week

Mote Marine featured on Shark WeekShark Week is a popular program on the Discovery Channel and now Southwest Florida residents can get excited about it. Shark Week is a week where fictional and nonfictional shark-themed shows air."Tiburon: The Sharks of Cuba" aired during Shark Week which presented the findings that Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium found during research that they conducted on Cuban sharks. The Center for Coastal Ecosystems Research, the University of Havana, the National Center for Protected Areas and the Ministry of Food's Office of Fisheries were the organizations from Cuba involved in the project.Those who participated in the expedition with two representatives from the Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S. nonprofit that works for environmental preservation included Drs. Robert Hueter, Kim Ritchie and Dave Vaughan, senior biologist Jack Morris and associate researcher John Tyminski from Mote.Satellite transmitters were placed on sharks in Cuban waters by American and Cuban scientists for the first time. They managed to place a transmitter on...
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Top Palmetto Yacht Tips For Beginners

Top Palmetto Yacht Tips For Beginners First Things FirstYour first point of contact is your charter broker. You'll be assigned one as soon as you contact a yacht-charter company. He or she is the genius who will find the best yacht for you. She'll quiz you on your requirements, such as destination, interests, and traveling desires - and then present you with a selection. A fantastic broker will also haggle on your behalf to get the best deal. CostChartering isn’t cheap, but it can be surprisingly affordable. Oftentimes, the price of chartering a boat for one week is comparable to spending a week in a five-star resort. Finding the best Palmetto yacht though is the tricky part as there are plenty of good ones to choose from at our Marina. What To WearDon’t plan on dressing up. Yachting is extremely casual, and you'll be barefoot the entire time - no shoes allowed. Treat yourself to a pedicure! Your CrewThey come with your Palmetto Yacht,...
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Meet The $189,000 Per Week Yacht Charter

Meet The $189,000 Per Week Yacht CharterSoon after the arrival of the 150-foot-long luxury yacht Bella Vita Wednesday afternoon came a ton of chatter as to who might be visiting Newburyport. Tom Brady and Giselle? Taylor Swift? Donald Trump?Surprisingly, it was none of the above.Paul Hogg, Newburyport harbormaster, said the passengers were from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and were only briefly visiting. They started their journey in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and were on their way home when they decided to stop in Newburyport for the night.The passengers asked where they could grab dinner and Hogg pointed them to downtown Newburyport. By yesterday morning’s high tide, the passengers had resumed their voyage to Florida.According to the Bella Vita website, the super yacht sleeps 12 people and is 147 feet long. It can be rented for voyages across North America in the summer for $189,000 per week. Winter rates climb to $245,000 per week for trips around the Caribbean.The main deck offers a full beam...
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Safety Checklist for Your Palmetto Boat

Safety Checklist for Your Palmetto BoatPre-Departure for your Palmetto Boat1. Take a look at what the weather and tides/currents will be like2. Have a  float plan. Tell someone where you're going to be and when you plan on returning.3. Supply non-swimmers with life jackets when out on the water4. Designate who will be second-in-command in case of emergency5. Make sure you know where the following items are located and how to operate themLife jacketsThrowable flotationHornFire extinguishersVisual Distress Signals such as flares6. Locate recommended gearTurn on VHF Radio and select Channel 16. Make sure that one anchor and rode is ready for useTurn on GPSA length of nylon line for a towline7. Make sure you know how to describe engine shutdown technique8. Pump dry if water is present in bilges9. Before you start the engineIf there is gasoline inboard: run blower for at least four minutesCheck oilCheck fuel levelMake sure buzzers sound on engine panel10. Once you start the engineCheck for oil pressure and...
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Tips To Navigate A Palmetto Marina At Night

Tips To Navigate A Palmetto Marina At NightFor some, driving a boat at night causes intense anxiety. Humans are visual. When it’s dark, we get nervous. Who knows what could happen?Yet, nighttime navigators need not fear. With the correct equipment and decent weather, a night cruise in and our of our Palmetto marina can be safe and enjoyable.Slow and Easy The first rule of night boating is to slow down. Even on a moonlit evening, you can’t see nearly as well as during the day. Objects won’t come into view until they are close. If you’re going too fast, you might not be able to avoid a collision. Don’t rush. Take it easy. Navigating around our Palmetto Marina can be tricky, but once you navigate out to the Manatee River.Mood Lighting Onboard lighting is tricky when navigating at night. You need backlighting to see your instruments and electronics, and you need an overhead light to read a chart.But once your...
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Marco Rubio vs. John Kerry’s Yacht

Marco Rubio paid off his student loans, crawled out of debt and bought a "luxury speedboat" that he'd been pining after. Clearly armed with plenty of cash, Rubio made a series of luxurious purchases, ending with a "splurge" on the 24-foot Edgewater 245CC, a great vehicle for boating around the Miami waters.The 24-foot Edgewater 245CC is great for fishing. But it’s not the luxury yacht that the New York Times was hoping they'd find when he announced the purchase.Meanwhile, with summer approaching, John Kerry is preparing his luxurious motorboat for some ocean action. When he departs Nantucket, however, he did it in a real luxury speedboat: a $7 million luxury yacht that was built in New Zealand and which Kerry docks in Rhode Island instead of Massachusetts in order to avoid $500,000 or so in exise taxes.Kerry's boat, "Isabel," which is three times the length of Rubio's, is 76 feet. The Edwardian-style interior is finished in glossy varnished teak. The vessel can accommodate four guests in two VIP main...
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