Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show sets dates and prices for the 2014 edition of the Northeast’s biggest boat show.

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Argonaut Offers Android-Powered Smart MFD

Argonaut Offers Android-Powered Smart MFD

Love all those Android apps but wish there was a more integrated way to use them at the helm? Argonaut Computer last week announced the A615 smart MFD.

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Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Two years after it launched the 52CP, Pacific Asian Enterprises has announced a larger addition to the new semi-displacement lineup of Nordhavn cruisers.

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Navionics at Center of ICW Magenta Line Renovation

Navionics at Center of ICW Magenta Line Renovation

Navionics is helping NOAA reestablish a useful “magenta line” in charts of the IntraCoastal Waterway.

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Navionics Plotter Sync Wirelessly Updates Charts on Raymarine plotters

Written by on March 11, 2014 in Electronics, GPS, Marine Electronics, seamanship, Technology with 0 Comments
Navionics Plotter Sync Wirelessly Updates Charts on Raymarine plotters

If you own a wirelessly enabled chartplotter from Raymarine  and you use charts from Navionics, your life is about to get MUCH simpler. An updated Navionics app on your iPhone or iPad will download daily chart updates, and then when you are within range of your wireless-enabled chartplotter from Raymarine (with the latest firmware update, […]

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Boston Whaler 345 Conquest Wins Award for Innovative Cabin Design

Written by on February 13, 2014 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Boston Whaler 345 Conquest Wins Award for Innovative Cabin Design

Boston Whaler’s 345 Conquest today won the 2014 Innovation Award for its spectacularly designed interior at the Miami Boat Show.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show Opens Today

2014 Miami International Boat Show Opens Today

We’re in Miami for the opening of the 2014 Progressive® Miami International Boat Show and it’s clear from the exhibits on display, the boats in the water and the news already making headlines that there is a new optimism in the boating industry.

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VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Boat Systems, Maintenance & DIY, Technology with 2 Comments
VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

VesselVanguard, the brainchild of CEO Donald Hyde, is a web-based service that organizes, tracks and alerts you to your boat’s maintenance requirements.

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OceanLines Has a New Look and Focus

OceanLines Has a New Look and Focus

If this is the first time you’ve been here in a while, you might notice our new look and our new focus.  Since its first post in 2007, OceanLines has focused on the boats we like to live and cruise on, whether for the day or for long, ocean-crossing passages.  Since the Great Recession fully […]

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Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Electronics, seamanship, Technology with 3 Comments
Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style

Well, it’s not that you couldn’t do it before, but now you can do it with Plan2Nav, a world-class app, C-MAP charts by Jeppesen, and seamless integration of critical cruising data from ActiveCaptain.

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What is the best marine navigation app for the iPad?

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Electronics, Technology with 0 Comments
What is the best marine navigation app for the iPad?

(Editor’s note — Christine Kling is an accomplished sailor and mystery author and she has spent a great deal of time actually using the iPad on the water for navigation and related tasks.  While your mileage may vary, I would put a lot of stock in Christine’s evaluation of these apps.  I’ve included here the […]

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Nordhavn 86 Still Queen of the Fleet — For Now

Written by on March 5, 2012 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, megayachts, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Nordhavn 86 Still Queen of the Fleet — For Now

  For a little while longer this year–until the giant Nordhavn 120 is launched–the Nordhavn 86 is still the largest boat from this famous bluewater brand of trawlers. And in many ways, she is already a superyacht. At 400,000 lbs she has as much mass as many in the 120’ to 140’ class, so this […]

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P.A.E. Introduces New Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot

Written by on February 23, 2012 in Boats, Powerboats with 0 Comments
P.A.E. Introduces New Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot

    The builders of the famous Nordhavn brand of ocean-crossing, full-displacement yachts, this week introduced a brand-new design – the 52 Coastal Pilot — that reestablishes a coastal cruising model in the company’s fleet.  The original 35 Coastal Pilot has been discontinued for several years, but Nordhavn admirers continued to clamor for a replacement. […]

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Torqeedo Launches Next Generation of Tiller-Control Electric Motors

Written by on February 8, 2012 in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Engines, Technology with 0 Comments
Torqeedo Launches Next Generation of Tiller-Control Electric Motors

Torqeedo, which I’ve talked about a lot here on OceanLines, has launched the next generation of its tiller-controlled electric outboard motors.  The company says the new Cruise 2.0T and 4.0T are “stronger, faster, more robust and more efficient. Torqeedo says the motors have a new, innovative display on the tiller, which shows information regarding battery […]

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Marinalife Expands Discount Program for Boaters

Written by on February 7, 2012 in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Passagemaking News with 0 Comments
Marinalife Expands Discount Program for Boaters

Marinalife announced an expansion of their card-holder Discount Program.  The expansion brings access to thousands of discounts, along with a streamlined way to search for them by keyword, city, state, body of water and category.  The company reports savings up to 50% on dockage, fuel, repairs, towing, service and maintenance, restaurants and more. Joy McPeters […]

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