Cruising Under Power

Kadey-Krogen Notches 600th Yacht Sale

Written by on December 1, 2014 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Industry News, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Kadey-Krogen Notches 600th Yacht Sale

A new Krogen 44′ AE will start construction next month, the happy result of Kadey-Krogen Yachts’ 600th yacht sale.

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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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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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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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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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Florida Dealer Delivers the 100th Ranger Tug 29

Written by on February 6, 2012 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Florida Dealer Delivers the 100th Ranger Tug 29

  Wefings Marine, the Apalachicola, Florida-based Ranger Tugs dealer, recently delivered the 100th Ranger Tug 29 to her new owners.  The 100th boat was sold by Marc Grove, who owns the dealership.  Grove also sold the first R29 in 2009.  Wefings Marine has also committed to buying the first of the new R31 series. Grove […]

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Ranger Tugs Announces New Ranger 31′

Written by on January 19, 2012 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Ranger Tugs Announces New Ranger 31′

Fluid Motion, LLC, designers and builders of the Ranger Tugs line of trailerable “pocket trawlers” this week announced a new flagship to the fleet — the Ranger 31′.  The new R31 will make its debut at the Seattle Boat Show from January 26 to February 5; followed by an expected East Coast debut at the […]

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New Nordhavn 120 Construction Photos

Written by on January 11, 2012 in Boats, Cruising Under Power, megayachts, Powerboats with 1 Comment
New Nordhavn 120 Construction Photos

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., today passed along a new collection of informal photos updating the construction progress of the new Nordhavn 120.  The new-design megayacht will become the new queen of the Nordhavn fleet sometime late this year.  According to PAE, “Work continues on the first hull of the future queenship of the Nordhavn line: […]

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ActiveCaptain Expands Dramatically with Routes and More Reviews

ActiveCaptain Expands Dramatically with Routes and More Reviews

ActiveCaptain.com, the crowd-sourced database of local navigation and cruising knowledge, has been expanding its offerings over the last couple of months with some significant new capabilities.  The two most important, in my view, involve route-sharing and an allied site devoted to captain reviews of boating-related services.  Here’s a quick rundown on some of the new developments. […]

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First Photos: The New Kadey-Krogen 52′ Has Arrived

Written by on October 15, 2011 in Boats, Cruising Under Power with 0 Comments
First Photos:  The New Kadey-Krogen 52′ Has Arrived

The first Kadey-Krogen 52′ arrived in the U.S. in time for the recent Seattle Boat Show and made her public debut there. The timing was so tight that the Kadey-Krogen team hadn’t had a chance to really begin the commissioning process, so in many of these photos you will see a fairly bare interior. I […]

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When Chesapeake Bay Becomes a Hurricane Hole for a Ship

Written by on September 6, 2011 in Cruising Under Power, seamanship with 0 Comments
When Chesapeake Bay Becomes a Hurricane Hole for a Ship

A fascinating blog entry yesterday on the Kadey-Krogen Yachts website recounts the Hurricane Irene experience of Chesapeake ship pilot Bill Band, father of Shannon Band, KKY’s marketing manager.  Band was one of two pilots who took the 960-foot Carnival Pride out of the Port of Baltimore and into the Bay to ride out the hurricane.  […]

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Nobeltec Releases Admiral and VNS 11.1 Service Pack

Nobeltec Releases Admiral and VNS 11.1 Service Pack

Nobeltec said today it has released a free service pack update for users of the new (January 2011) version of Admiral and VNS.  The service pack offers integration with Furuno’s popular Digital Fish Finder (DFF1) Sounder, as well as a number of NMEA 2000 integration improvements.  While I don’t often simply reprint a press release, […]

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First Nordhavn 63 Performance Data

Written by on June 22, 2011 in Boats, Cruising Under Power with 1 Comment
First Nordhavn 63 Performance Data

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., yesterday released the first published performance data for the new Nordhavn 63.  The data are from the first hull, Silver Spray, which was just delivered to its owner at PAE’s Stuart, Florida commissioning facility.  As you can see in the accompanying photo above, taken by the yacht’s owner, the N63 truly […]

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