Tuesday 29 December 2015

Boat Storage: Which Method Is Best for You?

While many people view boat storage as a way to protect their boat for the winter, savvy boaters see it as a way to keep the boat action-ready for the next outing - whether that outing occurs next weekend or next spring. Either way, your choice of storage method is important - it can affect domestic bliss, neighbor relations and, long term, the resale of value of your boat. You want secure storage but don’t forget: The easier it is to get your boat out of storage, the more often you’ll use it. Here, we help you weigh your options.
Outdoor Storage
Many boats spend their off hours and down months outdoors. Proper shrink-wrapping — meaning it’s both water-repellent and vented to allow moist air to escape — makes this a viable option. Owners who use tarps and ropes until their vessel looks like a rolled roast? They’re asking for a mildewy mess.
If the boat is parked open to the elements, cover upholstery to protect it from sun and weather. Beware of drains becoming plugged by leaves or other debris: a rain-filled boat can sustain structural damage, and its trailer can suffer blown tires and broken springs. Some boaters hedge this bet by erecting an awning like cover over their boat.

Indoor Storage
Storing your boat indoors is great. The boat is protected from both sun and foul weather, either of which can age it, and it’s out of the prying eyesight of thieves or vandals. Plus, the setting might be a handy spot when you want to work on the boat.

Drawback? Indoor storage can be inflexible, unless you have a multiple-vehicle garage or pole barn or can convince your spouse the boat should be in the garage and the car parked outdoors. Make sure you’ll be able to retrieve it early if you want to get a jump on the next boating season.

Storage Unit
A commercial storage facility can offer either indoor or outdoor storage, and is a great option for those who, because they live in apartments or for reasons marital or legal, can’t keep a boat at home.

A yearly lease provides the boat a home for both on- and off-seasons. You’re generally welcome to work on the boat, but check for electricity and restrictions up front. Security is usually good. An extra advantage? Many storage facilities are in high-traffic areas.

Dry-Stack Storage
It’s hard to beat dry-stack storage, because your boat is shelved away from weather, water and other things that can cause woe. Dry-stack storage takes two forms. At marinas, your boat is raised by a high-capacity forklift and stashed on a boat rack in a covered (sometimes heated) building, ready for quick retrieval when you want to go afloat — often within an hour of your call. The cost is generally competitive with a wet-slip lease, and your boat stays cleaner than if slipped or towed. Other dry-stack storage facilities are seasonal and are focused more on storage than on quick access.

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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Cold Water Boating Safety And Tips

Boating season has ended but for some die-hard boating enthusiasts, the change of weather just means a change of approach for boating. 

Cold water boating can be fun and exciting, but extra precautions must be taken to ensure that safety is first with the colder weather and colder water temperatures.

If you are planning on boating in the colder weather, consider these preparation and safety tips to stay warm and safe out on the water.

Preparing for a cold water boating trip
Layer up

Make sure that you are wearing multiple layers to protect your skin from cold air and water. As a general rule, dress according to the water’s temperature - not the air’s. Consider base layers made of synthetic materials that wick away moisture and always wear a hat. Keep extra clothes on board in a dry pack in the case of someone going overboard.

Pack fuel for your body

Avoiding hunger and keeping hydrated is crucial to staying alert, energized, and maintaining your internal temperature. The fuel your body gets from food helps maintain homeostasis, so starving it can actually cause you to get colder easier. Pack snacks that are high in protein, pack plenty of water, and keep a thermos of something warm to drink on hand.

Wear a life jacket that fits properly

No matter what type of boating you plan on doing, wearing a properly fitted life jacket is critical in maintaining your safety on the water. A life jacket that is too loose can cause strangulation or can keep you from floating with your head above water if you were to fall unconscious. A comfortable life jacket can save your life and can double as an extra layer to keep you warm. Don’t forget to check your life jacket’s expiration date as well - materials and components do go bad over time.

Understand the effects of cold water on the body

If you or someone on board were to fall into the water it is important to know how the body reacts to being immersed in cold water. Falling into cold water is incredibly dangerous and rescue needs to swift and knowledgeable of the 4 stages of cold water immersion:

Cold shock

The instant reaction to hitting cold water is shock and panic. It is not uncommon for people who are in this situation to gasp as a reflex. If this happens underwater, choking or drowning could occur. The body also reacts to scary situations with faster heart rates, muscle spasms and hyperventilation, rendering you incapable of thinking and acting in a calm manner. During this stage it is most important to stay afloat with the help of your life jacket, try to regain control of your breathing and keep your head above water and in vision of rescuers.

Swim Failure

Within 30 minutes of being immersed in cold water it can become impossible to swim due to loss of muscle coordination. Long exposure to cold water can have a paralyzing effect on your muscles. This is why it is important that you let the life jacket keep you afloat near the boat and do not attempt to swim towards help.


 After 30 minutes of being immersed in cold water your body can succumb to hypothermia, or the lowering of the body’s core temperature. This is a very dangerous situation to be in as you lose muscular function, coordination, mental function and eventually lose consciousness.

Post Rescue Collapse

Precautions still need to be taken even after an overboard victim is rescued. The surrounding cold air and the changing body position can cause blood pressure to drop, lung damage and heart issues with the cold blood from arms and legs returning to your body’s core. It is important to stay close to someone who was rescued from cold water to be able to respond to these symptoms. After rescue it is also important to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible.

How to H.E.L.P. yourself in cold water while waiting for rescue

If you are in cold water awaiting rescue, there are techniques for reducing internal heat loss and delay hypothermia. One technique is called Heat Escape Lessening Posture, or H.E.L.P. IF you are alone in the water, pull your cinch cords on your life jacket nice and snug, cross your arms tightly across your chest, bend your knees and bring them up against your chest and floating while keeping your head above water. The goal is to keep your neck, chest and groin area from losing core heat. To enhance your body’s buoyancy, kick off any heavy boots that could fill with water and weigh you down. If you are in the water with a group of people huddle together with everyone facing inwards. Link arms over shoulders and pull in close together to share heat. Small children and seniors can be placed in the center of the huddle to keep them warm.

The do’s and don'ts of cold water immersion rescue


  • Move a rescued victim to dry and warm shelter
  • Check for heartbeat and for breathing. Begin CPR if necessary
  • Remove wet clothing from the victim. Cut clothing off if a lot of movement would be required to remove them as sudden movements could cause cardiac arrest.
  • Lay victim level on their back and cover with a blanket.
  • Cover victim with dry clothing and dry blankets. If you can, also cover the head with a hat or wrapped blanket.
  • Give the victim warm liquids to drink but not hot liquids. Something with sugar is best, such as honey sweetened tea or cooled hot chocolate.

Do not…
  • Do not change the victim’s position from the position they were rescued in - this could cause the victim to suffer a stroke.
  • Do not massage or immerse the victim in hot water. This sudden change in temperature and rough handling could cause cardiac arrest.
  • Never give the victim alcohol. This thins the blood and opens veins, causing the body to lose more heat.
  • Do not apply heat to extremities like arms and legs. These body parts will be the coldest from the cold water and warming them will force the cold blood in the veins to return to critical organs such as the heart, lungs and brain. This can cause fatal lowering of the body’s core temperature.

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Yacht / Boat Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance will ensure your sailing boat lasts as long as possible. Consistent Yacht and Boat servicing can aid in the prevention of major repairs or overhauls. Not to mention making sure your passengers are safe on board your boat.

Useful Boat / Yacht maintenance Tips and Tricks

Keep a simple boat maintenance schedule on board and update it regularly to stay up-to-date with your preventive routine.

Boat Cleaning and Care

Washing your boat after each trip will prevent build up of corrosive elements. Use fresh water and an environmentally friendly boat cleaning product. Waxing, oiling, and anti-fouling will all assist in protecting your boat inside and out. If your boat is left standing for a long time, invest in a cover or ask someone to regularly check and clean it.

Routine Boat Inspection

By keeping a strict boat maintenance schedule, your boat will be kept in the best condition at all times. Regular checks on ropes, general fittings, and the engine can prevent major damage from occurring. If in doubt, you should take your boat for a professional visual inspection with us at Navnit Marine.

Battery Care For Boating

Keep your battery compartment clean and free from damp. Ensure the battery is correctly charged and the fluid levels are correct.

Boat Bilge Pumps

One of a boat owner’s worst fears is for their vessel to sink. Having a properly functioning bilge pump is crucial. A properly charged battery is also essential to running the bilge pump for an extended period of time.

Electrical Components on Boats

Water and electrics do not mix! Many electrical failures on boats are due to corroded systems which haven’t been kept dry and checked regularly. You may choose to protect your electrical fittings with a water-repellant, non-conductive grease or corrosion inhibitor.

Motor Maintenance Tips

After a sailing trip it is a good idea to flush your engine and give the system a full check. Look for damage, leaks, rust or corrosion and rectify immediately to prevent further problems arising. Check the oil system for cleanliness, proper filtration, and correct levels. It is also worthwhile to inspect the cooling system.

Storing Your Boat

When you are not using your sailing boat for an extended period of time, you may opt to haul out in a dry dock or keep her in the water. There are a number of different considerations for each storage method.

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Saturday 12 December 2015

Princess 88 To Lead 11-Boat Line-Up For London Boat Show

The Princess 88 Motor Yacht will head up an 11-strong Princess Yachts fleet heading to the Excel Centre for January’s London Boat Show. Princess Yachts has announced the full line-up of boats it will be bringing to the London Boat Show in January, with the Princess 88 leading the way as the largest of the fleet.

London Boat Show 2016

Friday, 8th January 2016 - Sunday, 17th January 2016

Princess Yachts has announced the full line-up of boats it will be bringing to the London Boat Show in January, with the Princess 88 leading the way as the largest of the fleet.

The 88ft superyacht was first launched at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show and will be one of the biggest vessel on display at the ten-day event, which runs from January 8-17.

Other notable Princess Yachts due to go on display include the recently launched V58 Open and our cover star for January the Princess S65.

It’s not all just huge new yachts, however, as the restored 1965 Princess Project 31 Charlotte, will also be exhibited, as part of the firm’s golden anniversary celebrations.

Lovingly revamped by Sarah Verey and the Princess Design Studio team, Charlotte is one of the first models ever launched by the Plymouth yard.

However, one notable omission from the list is the recently announced Princess 49, the company’s first IPS-powered flybridge, which is due for a 2016 launch.

The full Princess Yachts line-up for the 2016 London Boat Show is as follows:

  • Princess 88
  • Princess 68
  • Princess S65
  • Princess 60
  • Princess V58
  • Open Princess 56
  • Princess 52
  • Princess V48
  • Princess 43
  • Princess V39
  • Princess Project 31

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Tuesday 8 December 2015

Princess Yachts Exhibiting In Boote Dusseldorf, 23rd – 31st January 2016

Amongst an immense range of more than 1550 sailing boats, yachts and increasingly high-tech marine equipment and accessories across 17 halls, Princess is all set to impress at Boote Dusseldorf, held from 23rd – 31st January 2016.

Boote Dusseldorf

23rd – 31st January 2016

Alongside, and also premiering in Dusseldorf, the Princess S65 and V58 Open. The S65 follows the much acclaimed S72 as the second of the Princess S Class range – a smart combination of sports yacht and flybridge model – offering the best of both worlds, with some light modern touches that are simply breath-taking.

The Princess V58 Open is the epitomy of stye, representing the next generation of Princess high-performance V Class sports yachts. Made for outdoor living and yet with ultra-generous interior, the V58 Open combines superior quality with peerless performance over the water.

Also on display in Dusseldorf, will be the Princess 82MY, P68, P43, V48 Open and S72 – a selection that represents the full range of stunning yachts from Princess – from flybridge, to sports yacht.

Princess’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations are set to continue at the show, with a 60s inspired theme and the appearance of Project 31 – the very first Princess model. Fully refurbished and with a smart new interior design, the new Project 31, ‘Charlotte’, fuses modern technology with traditional Princess craftsmanship to recreate a craft that is truly unique.

Boote Dusseldorf will be open from 10am – 6pm every day. You can visit us in Hall 6, Stand B21.


  • Princess 30M (All New)
  • Princess 82MY
  • P68
  • P43
  • V48
  • Open V58
  • Open (All New)
  • S72 S65 (All New)

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Friday 4 December 2015

Princess Yachts Exhibiting In London Boat Show, 2016

Princess Motor Yacht Sales are delighted to be exhibiting once again, at the London Boat Show 2016. The show will be held at ExCel London from 8th – 17th January 2016, and this year, during Princess’ 50th Anniversary year, the stand and display are set to make a memorable impression, marking an exciting start to the next 50 years for Princess!

London Boat Show, 2016

Friday, 8th January 2016 - Sunday, 17th January 2016

During the show, we will be show-casing no less than eleven stylish yachts, including two brand new show debuts and a World launch! Heading up this exciting line-up, is the eagerly anticipated Princess 75 Motor Yacht. This will be her launch on the World stage. The perfect combination of agile cruising and open plan elegance, the Princess 75 Motor Yacht has it all. Take in the wraparound views from the large full length windows, or relax in the ambience of the ultra-modern, airy saloon. With three en-suite guest cabins plus master, and a top speed of up to thirty-five knots, family and friends can all enjoy an exhilarating experience.

For the Princess S65 and V58 Open, this will be their first time in London. The Princess S65 is the second of the S Class range offering exhilarating speed, combined with an incredibly light, bright and spacious interior that’s both practical and luxurious. The V58 Open – it’s available in two versions – open or deck saloon – offers a full length cockpit and sunroof – perfect for cruising the med and enjoying life al fresco.

Leading the line-up and taking poll position at the very front of the stand will be the newly refurbished Project 31 following her stunning transformation. If you have been following her progress over the last few months, you will know that she was returned to her home in Plymouth in the Spring, and gradually restored to her former glory – with just one or two new finishing touches from Sarah Verey and her team at the Princess Design Studio. The London Boat Show will be her first outing in the UK, and one not to be missed, especially seen alongside her more modern cousins.

The show will be open from 10am – 6pm from 8th January until 17th January 2016 and until 8pm on Thursday 14th January. If you would like to arrange an appointment to view any of the yachts in our showcase, please contact us on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email us at sales@princess.co.uk.


  • Princess 75MY
  • Princess 68
  • Princess 60
  • Princess 56
  • Princess 52
  • Princess 43 V39 V48 V58
  • Open (All New)
  • S65 Sportbridge (All New)

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Tuesday 1 December 2015

Choosing The Perfect Inflatable Boat In India

For all but the biggest yachts, inflatable boats make the best tenders. But inflatables are a mixed blessing; at their best, they combine the convenience of a marine multi-tool with the freedoms of a compact powerboat—with lowest running costs. If you are planning to buy inflatable boat in India it has some strong advantages: easy portability, generous buoyancy, innate dynamic stability, and low power requirements all come to mind.
Planning to Buy Inflatable Boat in India? Consider all of the following factors.

Inflatable boats are constructed from either PVC or Hypalon, and the trade-off here is between price and durability. PVC is extremely popular because it's lightweight and affordable. It's easily folded, and recent developments in polymers mean that modern PVC can also be remarkably strong. Some come with threads woven into the material, and these threads are measured in denier. A higher rating denotes a stronger thread, but you should also pay attention to the nature of the weave, as a more tightly-woven thread (for instance, 6x6 per cm rather than 3x3) is likely to prove more resilient. On the downside, PVC remains susceptible to extended exposure to sunlight, heat, and humidity.

Inflatable Boats to come with either an inflatable ‘air deck’ or a rigid floor built from interlocking aluminium or plywood slats. For low weight, forgiving ride comfort, softness under your knees and a simplified assembly process, a high-pressure air floor is ideal. For higher speed operation with less flex, greater structural rigidity, and a more efficient use of power, a hard deck is the better bet. Be aware, however, that rigid deck slats do have a habit of trapping unwary fingers with merciless regularity.

Even on an entry-level budget, basic accessories (oars, seats, a pump, a repair kit, lifting points, and a carry bag) should be included in the price. But you should also look for multiple air chambers for safety, plus an inflatable thwart for extra strength. Those with a pronounced inflatable keel have improved directional stability, and optional fins and tabs can help tweak the handling. Think also about investing in some wheels for transporting your tender up and down docks and beaches. And if you intend to buy a small outboard, you should consider electric power for cleaner, simpler stowage and transport. Whatever type of outboard you use, an extended tiller can help you shift your weight forward, for easier planning and a flatter ride.

RIBs, properly called rigid bottom inflatables, are an option that brings a lot of pluses to the table: vastly improved performance, far better seakeeping abilities, and almost unlimited options for size and style. Naturally, however, they cost far more than simple inflatable boats. And, their portability is not much different than fiberglass boats of a similar size. These factors make RIB boats an entirely different kind of choice, worthy of a full-blown investigation. Fortunately, we've already done one. 

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