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Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

  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

The Pursuit of Better Sails

“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

Varnish 101

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

Ship Shape

  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

Marina Spotlight – Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

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

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

  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

Marina Spotlight – Puerto Portals

  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 »

NautiParts

NautiParts

” 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

Sunbird Portals Feature

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 »