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Michl Marine


Founded by Manfred Michl in 1989, Michl Marine started small, but developed continually ever since and is now well known as exclusive sales agent of Overmarine MANGUSTA yachts for the Balearics.   Mangusta is a well-known brand name in the superyachts industry. With more than 300 yachts sold and a ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

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  For better or for worse, depending on which side of the fence you prefer to sit, the Balearic island of Ibiza has completely transformed over the past few years.   Left drained, depleted and relatively unknown at the close of the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, it ... Read More »

The Pursuit of Better Sails

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“If I started a sailmaking company, would you buy a sail from me?”   That’s what Lowell North asked his friend John Shoemaker, one afternoon in 1957, while seated at the bar of San Diego Yacht Club. John replied, “Yes, I would,” which surprised Lowell. Sure, they were friends, but ... Read More »

Varnish 101

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The Railstar source control system was not developed by an intern at one of the large marine conglomerates, nor does it reek of high-tech. This was derived over time and many refits in an on-going quest for a pragmatic approach to achieving a greater millage of product delivered via brush ... Read More »

Ship Shape

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  Staying fit before I started living on a boat was a matter of going to the gym. However, this is not generally possible when living aboard. I have had to adapt my fitness plan to what is practical in, on and around the boat.   Seagoing life can often ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

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Dropped into the Mediterranean, around 90km south of Sicily, Malta is one of the smallest and most-densely populated countries on the planet – in fact, it features in the top ten. When I say ‘Malta’, I actually mean the Maltese archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino which between them cover ... Read More »

Tech at sea – charting the rise of the ‘smart’ boat

Mark Thomas Coderus CEO

  Mark Thomas, CEO of Coderus, who often takes time out with his family on the water, ponders the future of ‘smart’ boating and how smartphones and tablets on land are revolutionising on-board technology.   You’ve probably got a ‘smart’ phone in your pocket, you may have had a ‘smart’ ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Puerto Portals

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  Portals Nous, particularly before the arrival of a motorway connection in the late 70s, was once just a sleepy southwest Mallorcan village. Yet its beautiful coastal setting and close proximity to the capital, Palma, attracted wealthier families who started to build smart summer houses in the 1930s. The area ... Read More »



” There is a new innovation in the water sport world. Powered surfboards are the newest toy to hit the water. There are two different rides to choose from! ECO FRIENDLY RIDE: RADINN ELECTRIC BOARD: The Wake jet Cruise from Radinn is the worlds first electric wake/surf board. It combines ... Read More »