Tag Archive | saving lives

New Mobile App Provides Free Nautical Charts for Recreational Boating

MyNOAACharts, a new mobile app from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was released this week for Android tablets. The app has built-in GPS capabilities to allow users to find their location on NOAA charts and will be in a beta test until Labor Day weekend. At that point the NOAA will evaluate usage and […]

Tips For Boating In Shallow Water

One of the best bits of boating advice I’ve ever heard was from a crusty old fishing guide as we headed out of a marina near Key West, Florida. As we carefully navigated through the notoriously shallow waters, he pointed to a group of birds walking in the water only a few yards away from […]

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey establishes Recovery & Relief Fund

Manasquan, NJ – On Thursday, December 13th, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) announced the establishment of its new Recovery & Relief Fund to provide aid to recreational marine businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The announcement was made at the MTA/NJ Annual Christmas Party held at the Spring Lake Manor and attended by […]

New York senator seeks capacity regulations on boats

After the high-profile case of three children who died when a 34-foot Silverton cruiser carrying 27 people capsized July 4 in Oyster Bay, another apparent overcrowding situation occurred, according to a Riverhead (N.Y.) Patch article. A few days after the tragedy, five people packed a paddleboat meant for two on Wading River in Suffolk County, […]

Garmin reports Q4 marine revenue up double digits!!!

If there’s something I love, it’s sailing… I started sailing my catamaran with nothing more than a compass and a sense of direction from the flights I’d taken from St Thomas to San Juan PR, and on the first day I piloted her, I studied a chart to study depths and pointed my boat in […]