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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

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  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 »

Sunbird Portals Feature

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30 Years in Puerto Portals Eric Martin, owner of SUNBIRD was the first to open an office in Puerto Portals in 1986. Having been in the UK yacht sales business for 14 years, the time felt right to expand in to different waters. Sailing in the Mediterranean felt like an exciting ... Read More »

Fairline south mallorca & marine unlimited

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Fairline South Mallorca is one of the largest authorised Fairline dealers worldwide, selling new and used Fairline boats in Mallorca since 1994. Our offices are located in the exclusive marinas of Puerto Portals and Santa Ponsa, providing ideal access to the beautiful, deserted bays of Mallorca and beyond. In 2011 ... Read More »

Ingrid Abery

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AS many of you will know, Ingrid Abery is an internationally acclaimed photographer, with yachting regattas being her favourite subject. There are many great yachting photographers around the world, all doing great work, but Ingrid’s sixth sense of positioning makes many of her shots stand out from the crowd. Being ... Read More »