Ocean Navigator - Web-Exclusives 2020

A cultural and visual spectacle

For those in search of fair winds, an umbrella-laden beverage and an increased sense of adventure, Cuba provides. U.S.-Cuba relations easing in December of 2014 provided an opportunity for voyagers to sail the island. One year later, we arrived to our charter in the southern Cuba port of Cienfuegos to begin a 600-nm voyage to Havana.

Harken Employees Acquire Harken

“Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t present a brighter future for our people than…

America's Boating Club Announces In-Home Learning

Raleigh, N.C. – During these uncertain times, the United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® has provided a way for recreational boaters to make use of their time, while improving their skills for a safer and more enjoyable boating…

Weather Data by Satellite Phone

Receiving weather GRIB files offshore has become much easier through the easy access offered by handheld satellite phones. No longer do you need to install a huge satellite dome on your vessel to receive this critical data while under way.

Coast Guard Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Grant Program

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the activation of its disaster relief grant program to assist Coast Guard members impacted…

Satellite TV for cruisers

If you love watching television, you can still enjoy this pastime after you have sailed off for open water.

And the Winner is....

Despite all the uncertainties faced this year, Summer Sailstice 2020 was a success, and that is in large part due to our amazing community. Year after year we organize this event to grow and promote sailing world-wide. We loved seeing…

NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings: August 18-20

NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this August 18-20.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions which will begin at various times and dates to accommodate installers all…

New Logica Yacht features powerful SCHOTTEL Pump Jet between rudders

"Logica 183", recently launched at shipbuilder Logica Yachts' facilities in Viareggio, Italy, is equipped with one electrically driven SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 57 (150 kW). The extremely compact pump jet provides maximum manoeuvrability to the 56-metre-long yacht.    The…

Emergency tillers

Emergency tillers are important items that usually appear designed with little consideration to actual use, and are often given equally little attention by their owners.

Coast Guard Foundation Prepares for 2020 Hurricane Season Response

Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today it is preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season, predicted by NOAA to be an…