The New Caterpillar C8.7

Strange Bedfellows Some Engine builders are finding they need to partner up if they’re going to meet stringent new emissions regulations. When I heard from Caterpillar that it would display its new pod drive with its newest engine, the C8.7, at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, I was intrigued. Both had been out…

Our Bluewater January – February 2014 Upcoming Event Reminder

Viking VIP Preview January 31 and February 1, 2014 The invitation-only Viking VIP will be held at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida on January 31 and February 1, 2014. In addition to Viking’s Vendor Village featuring preferred vendors offering the latest products and new technology in the marine industry, Viking will also have on display…

Do Not Be Late to The Viking Yachts VIP on January 31, 2014

The 18th Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview begins its two-day run on Thursday, January 31, 2014 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. This event is extra special this year because it is our 50th Anniversary. We will have 20 spectacular Viking yachts on display and available for sea trials through…

Seven Marine Adds Bluewater Network to Service Program

Only Authorized Service Centers in North Carolina & Virginia Seven Marine has appointed the Bluewater Network of world-class service facilities in Virginia and North Carolina as the only Authorized Service Centers for this region. Comprised of the Bluewater Yacht Yards in Hampton, Virginia & Wanchese, North Carolina and Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, North Carolina,…

The Truth About Shafts and Pods

For nearly a decade, pod propulsion looked like it would render inboards obsolete. So why hasn’t it happened? At the 2005 Miami Boat Show Volvo Penta introduced its Inboard Performance System (IPS) and changed forever not only the way we run our boats but the way we think about running them. Before, maneuvering required forethought,…

Power and Motoryacht: Six boats you may want to know about-Back Cove 41

Back Cove 41 By Kevin Koenig February 2014  We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Builder: Back Cove Model: Back Cove 41 2014 Loop-de-Loop “The focus of the Back Cove 41 is on long-range cruising; loopers and the like,” says Bentley Collins of Back Cove Yachts. “She’s got two queen-sized berths and…

Join Princess Yachts for the World Premiere of the S72 and the North American Premiere of the 98 Motor Yacht at the 2014 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

  The 2014 edition of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, which runs February 13th to the 17th, promises to be one of the most extraordinary to date for Princess.  Preparations are underway for the world premiere showing of the S72, the first of a new range of Sportbridge yachts that exemplify all the ability, quality,…