Monument To A Remarkable Spirit: The Hermitage. Where? The Bahamas. Yes, Really (Video)
Father Jerome had built himself a retirement home from thousands of stones, a one-man monastery that looks ancient, as if plucked from an Irish landscape.
Lessons Learned from the Worst Natural Disaster Ever To Hit Bahamas
Forecasters Said Hurricane Dorian Was Coming, But Some Boaters Stayed Anyway. Why?
Dolphins & Whales: The First Liar Doesn't Stand a Chance
Three Sailors Walk Into a Florida Bar...No...Really
How To Avoid Bad Days on the Water: Seminars at TrawlerFest-Bremerton
TrawlerFest at Bremerton Washington has a boatload of must-do seminars for prospective cruisers, including a new one that features boatbuilder Sam Devlin on dinghies and outboards.
Don't Be Them: Attend 'Navigation for Husbands & Wives' in Newport
CruiserPort University brings a popular couple's seminar called "Navigation for Husbands & Wives" to the Newport Boat Show. The two-hour class, held at the Newport Blues Cafe, is designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork.
Havana Bound: Navigating The B.S. Of Cuban Cruising
U.S. citizens can legally take their boats to Cuba—finally! In April we brought the first American boats to Havana under our new “Rallies to Cuba: Learn the Lingo” program.
Shhh! Gary Doesn't Know It, But VIP Passes for TrawlerFest-Anacortes Are 'Too Good A Deal'
Depending on your choices, a $399 VIP pass can buy more $1,000 worth of seminars at the next TrawlerFest, which is in Anacortes, Washington, May 17 through 21.
Charter Company Gains License To Cruise Cuban Waters
The U.S. Treasury Department has granted Merrill Stevens Yachts a license to convey qualified U.S. citizens to Cuba on crewed charter vessels.
U.S. Approves Boats to Cuba for First Time Since 2004
It looks like SuzSea, a Grand Banks Aleutian 65 from Vero Beach, Florida, will be the first U.S. trawler to legally travel to Cuba since 2004, after owner Jack Apple won a key permission from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts To Offer New Expedition Models To Buyers
A team led by naval architect David Glaco designed the 64 and 68 to be handled comfortably by two people, yet also have a dedicated crew space. Both models are available in two, three or four cabin versions with two or three heads.
Port Profile: Ensenada, Mexico's Most Strategic Cruising Destination
The Mexican city of Ensenada, 80 miles south of San Diego, is the California cruiser’s gateway to Latin America and, counterintuitively, to Canada, Florida, and the Bahamas as well.
Escape To Baja, One Of The World's Cruising Gems
John Steinbeck once wrote about Baja, "The sky sucks up the land and disgorges it. A dream hangs over the whole region, a brooking kind of hallucination." He was right, and the otherworldly terrain and thriving ecosystem of this peninsula can help to rekindle a cruising passion.
Karajas, A Nordhavn 68 Gets Art Deco Interior Treatment (PHOTO GALLERY)
The Art Deco style is eclectic and modern and combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery. It also describes the interior of the newly launched Nordhavn 68, Karajas.
Bound for Turkey, Diesel Duck Flies High Over Europe
Dora Mac is a Diesel Duck, and she has reached an altitude of 1,332 feet on the canal that connects Europe’s Main and Danube rivers, the highest waterway in the world accessible from the sea.
Famed World Cruisers Give Advice for Beginners At TrawlerFest
For Scott and Mary Flanders, TrawlerFest-Stuart marked an epiphany a decade ago. It not only led this adventurous couple to Nordhavn but prompted them to begin the process of early retirement and their eventual escape.
Ellison & Comyns Team Up for Electronics Seminar at TrawlerFest-Baltimore
If ever there was a marine electronics dream team, it would have to be Panbo blogger and PassageMaker Electronics Editor Ben Ellison and marine industry veteran (and British ex-pat) Paul Comyns of Intellian.
Theobald To Speak About Northwest Passage Transit at TrawlerFest
TrawlerFest celebrity presenter Sprague Theobald speaks about "The Other Side of the Ice," his book and documentary film about transiting the Northwest Passage in a trawler. Watch the movie with us!
TrawlerFest University Presents Comprehensive 'Bahamas & Beyond' Seminar
For the past 20 years, Monty and Sara Lewis, they have been supplying fellow cruisers with essential intelligence about the Bahamas gathered aboard their 1978 Mainship 34 Saranade.
Mom-And-Pop Mapping: Retired Couple Creates Essential Bahamas Guide
This is the story of Monty and Sara Lewis, authors of the Explorer Chartbooks of the Bahamas. For the past 17 years, they have been supplying fellow cruisers with essential intelligence, gathered aboard their 1978 Mainship 34 Saranade.