Virginia Fishing Report March 19th 2015: Daily Press

  Waterway and Maritime Transportation Fishing By Ken Neill Correspondent It was a long and cold winter. Spring is finally here and along with it, the weekly Fishing Spot. With the arrival of mild weather, anglers are anxious to get back out on the water. These are two events that will help you get your…

Viking: Where the Action Is!

  Palm Beach Show The ever popular Palm Beach International Boat Show is the place to be next week, March 26-29, 2015on the Lake Worth waterfront along Flager Drive in West Palm Beach. Viking dealers in attendance include Bluewater Yacht Sales, Galati Yacht Sales and HMY Yacht Sales. Show entrances are at Evernia Street and North Clematis Street. This show…

Anglers Reel In over 5000 Citations in 2014

By Posted by Lynn Burke, Community Contributor Fishing Anglers registered 5,040 trophy-size fish for Citation awards during the 57th Annual Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament that ran from January 1st through December 31st 2014. This was slightly below the 10-year average (2004-2013) of 5,219 Citations and represents an 18% reduction in Citation number from 2013. As…

Viking 52 Sport Tower Heads to Palm Beach Show

Viking 52 Sport Tower Heads to Palm Beach Show The 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show gets underway next week, March 26, 2015 for a four day run along the waterfront at Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, Florida. While boats from 8-foot inflatable dinghies to yachts exceeding 150 feet will be on display,…

Boat sales increase 8.5 percent in 2014

Posted on March 13th, 2015Written by Jack Atzinger http://www.facebook.com/plugins/share_button.php?app_id=172525162793917&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F6Dg4oLkBbYq.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df20e314c84%26domain%3Dwww.tradeonlytoday.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%252Ffe64d021%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=0&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&locale=en_US&ref=.VQMJ1fPkT2o.share-button&sdk=joey&type=button_count http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.1fba7891b207592abc41c0f51591aeb6.en.html#_=1426262486488&count=horizontal&counturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&size=m&text=Boat%20sales%20increase%208.5%20percent%20in%202014&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F%23.VQMJ1VPPOkI.twitter1 http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=like&app_id=172525162793917&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F6Dg4oLkBbYq.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df3e7a784c4%26domain%3Dwww.tradeonlytoday.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%252Ffe64d021%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=0&font=arial&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&ref=.VQMJ1eALMd4.like&sdk=joey&send=false&show_faces=false&width=90 Led by four segments that topped 40,000 in sales, the recreational boating industry finished 2014 with moderate growth of 6 percent in the main powerboat segments and 8.5 percent industrywide. Aluminum fishing and pontoon boats, small to midsized fiberglass outboards and personal watercraft were the top…

2003 Viking 55 Convertible “Peanut Patch” on Market at Bluewater Yacht Sales

Peanut Patch is a one owner, super clean Viking Convertible that has never been fished 55' Viking 2003 - Peanut Patch One Owner Beauty in Her Prime Peanut Patch is a one owner, super clean Viking 55' Convertible that has never been fished. This Viking is a low hour, high quality yacht in her "Prime". She…

Power & Motoryacht Reviews The Viking 75 Motor Yacht

1 of 16 photos 1 of 16 photos Viking 75 Motor Yacht Viking's new 75 Motor Yacht is a goin' machine, particularly in the rough stuff. The boat looks like a cruiser while on the run, but she drives like one of the company's big, bodacious sportfishing convertibles. We tested the Viking 75 Motor Yacht…

Outdoors groups join on youth fishing outreach

Two natural resources organizations joined forces to get kids fishing in an effort to connect a generation — increasingly growing disconnected from the outdoors — to nature. The National Professional Anglers Association and the The National Professional Anglers Association recently linked forces to “reach out to a whole generation of kids with no connection to the outdoors,”Wildlife Federation…

Divisions arise in North Carolina over dredging funds

A North Carolina bill that would divert beach nourishment funds to pay for dredging an inlet is pitting a business community and a boating community against one another. Representatives of both camps gave their opinions on draft state legislation that would allow the Dare County Board of Commissioners to divert occupancy tax revenue, including funds…

Power & Motoryacht Get a Peek: Jarrett Bay 90

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Builder: Jarrett Bay Model: Jarrett Bay 90 2017 Jarrett Bay’s been doing big things lately, producing boats at a pace not often seen by custom builders. And for good reason, its products are some of the prettiest you’re likely to see out on the…

New Videos of The Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge & Viking Yachts 75 Motor Yacht

The Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/new-models/157/ The Viking 75 Motor Yacht http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/new-models/158/ Contact Hank Sibley for more information: Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.723.0793 x305 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax) View My Listings

The Viking 52 Sport Tower Rolling Down the Line

With all this snowy weather, let's turn up the heat and take a peek at two white hot boats moving down the line at Viking. This is 52905, a 52 ST (Sport Tower) rolling on Line 3. The boat is built with our popular 52 Convertible resin infused hull, which also incorporates Aramid and E-glass fiberglass along with strategically placed…

Power & Motoryacht Boat Test The Back Cove 41

Back Cove 41 By Capt. Bill Pike THE INFO Builder: Back Cove Model: Back Cove 41 Year: 2015 Boat Type: Down East LOA: 46'6" Beam: 14'0" Draft: 3'9" Base Price: $563,000 http://static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter/rFG58m7xAig.js?version=41#channel=f2ed1e43dc&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.powerandmotoryacht.comhttps://s-static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter/rFG58m7xAig.js?version=41#channel=f2ed1e43dc&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.powerandmotoryacht.com Photography By Billy Black Pure Joy The practical Back Cove 41 appears to be a traditional Down Easter, but technology and construction set her apart. I was feeling the way I always…

Yachting Magazine’s Drone Video: Viking 62 Convertible

Great Video of The Viking 62: We will have our Stock Viking 62 on Display May 2015; http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/new-models/150/ Please Contact Hank Sibley at Bluewater Yacht Sales for more information: Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Hampton, VA  804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.723.0793 x305 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax) View My Listings Why Buy or Sell Your Boat with Bluewater Yacht…

Regulator 41 _Offshore Life

Regulator unveils plans and specs for their biggest and baddest model yet: the 41 I Regulator Announces New 41' Center Console Available with Triple or Quad Yamaha F350 V8s The Miami International Boat Show was the site for Regulator's official public release of the all-new 41 and they also began taking orders for this newest…

Viking Yachts Miami Boat Show Display 4800 Block on Collins Avenue and accessed through Ramp 8

Miami Say You Will The 27th Annual Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach gets underway Thursday, February 12th for a five day run through Presidents' Day, February 16th along Collins Avenue and the Viking fleet will be awaiting your arrival. Fourteen exciting new Vikings, including the Miami Beach premiere of the 75 Motor Yacht and the 52 Open will be among the headliners…

Viking Fleet at The 2015 Miami Boat Show

Viking Yachts showcases its new fleet at 2015 Miami Boat Show: « PREVIOUS Photo 1 of 4 NEXT » Enlarge Viking 52 Open The new Viking 52 Open makes its inaugural appearance at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show joining its stable mates, the 52 Sport Tower and 52 Sport Coupe. Built on the hull…

Back Cove Yachts: The leader in Downeast Single Diesel Engine Cruising Yachts.

Easy on the yard bills, easy on the fuel bills and easy on the eyes: The Back Cove range offers two unique models at 30 and at 34 feet. Back Cove Yachts are all built using our VIP resin infusion process which creates incredibly strong, yet light weight composite parts. The fuel efficiency of these…

New Fishing Boats for Offshore Fishing Arriving Spring 2015 to Bluewater Yacht Sales

Viking 52 Sport Tower The 52 ST utilizes Viking’s proven 52 Convertible hull form with the addition of a new topside layout and elegant interior. The 142 square-foot cockpit boasts twin-mezzanine seating with a built-in freezer and stowage space, engine-room access, a step-box cooler, tackle stowage, recessed in-deck fish boxes and a walk-through transom door with…

NCDMF tags more than 1,000 ocean stripers to study migration

CRFL money funds study of declining population of rockfish - See more at: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=4824#sthash.TJBIMs3R.dpuf Rob Alderman 19 hours ago I recently had the opportunity to go on a couple of the 10 fishing trips that are part of a program funded by sales of North Carolina’s Coastal Recreational Fishing License to catch and tag coastal…

N.C. man nabs two massive bluefin tuna two days in a row

By Will Doran, The News & Observer Tribune News Service © January 21, 2015FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. There’s a reason bluefin tuna is expensive. The massive fish are strong, fast and difficult to catch. When Jason Davis set out on his first tuna fishing trip earlier this month, he knew he’d be fighting an uphill battle. That’s…

Boat Brokerage Sales Rise in December

Posted on January 26th, 2015  Written by John Burnham, YachtWorld.com   2014 ended with a 6 percent gain in U.S. brokerage sales in December, but the year’s headlines were not positive. Sales for the year were down 5 percent, according to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in their proprietary database, SoldBoats.com.   Brokers sold 1,476 fewer…

NEW LISTING!: 2003 Viking Yachts 55 Convertible

  Call Hank Sibley (804) 337-1945 hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/broker/inventory/Hank-Sibley/ 2003 Viking Yachts 55 Convertible Power Boat For Sale - http://www.yachtworld.com.

More Menhaden Than Expected

By PAMELA D'ANGELO Atlantic Menhaden, the tiny fish that, two years ago, created big trouble between Chesapeake Bay environmentalists and commercial fishermen, is surfacing once more. Scientists have found new data that may prove there's more of the fish than once thought. Atlantic Menhaden. Photo by Flickr user Brian Gratwicke. Credit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Menhaden is eaten…

Viking VIP Days January 30 -31 2015: Come Join The Party

Get the Party Started As we approach the half-way mark in January, we hope your plans are set to join us at the 19th Annual Viking VIP Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. The 2015 Viking fleet will be on hand, along with our popular vendor village showcasing…

Just Reduced: 35′ Triton 2007 – Bluewater Yacht Sales

Contact: Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.723.0793 x305 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax) View My Listings 35' Triton 2007 - Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales.

SOLD IN TWO WEEKS!! 23′ Albury Brothers 2005 – Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales

Contact Hank Sibley to List or Buy Your Next Boat! Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Hampton, VA  804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.723.0793 x305 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax) View My Listings Why Buy or Sell Your Boat with Bluewater Yacht Sales? 23' Albury Brothers 2005 - Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales.  

Anglers face new rockfish regulations starting in 2015

< By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © December 31, 2014 VIRGINIA BEACH Willie Zimmerman sauntered down the Virginia Beach Fishing Center docks toward a small tent that was doing little to keep its occupants dry or warm. He dragged with him a fat striped bass that was drawing considerable attention - especially because it was…

Power & Motoryacht Boat Test: Viking 92C

Viking 92C By Capt. Richard Thiel THE INFO Builder: Viking Model: Viking 92C Year: 2014 Boat Type: Sportfisherman LOA: 93'4" (w/o pulpit) Beam: 24'1" Draft: 5'11" Standard Power: 2/1,925-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels Base Price: $7,875,000 Riding High The Great Recession is just a bad memory at Viking, which has just launched its biggest convertible…

2014 Ft Lauderdale Viking Fleet Report

Nearly 1,000 Feet    Last year 4,305 people passed through the Viking Yachts' display during the five days of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year with the world premieres of the new Viking flagship, the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the 75 Motor Yacht and the 52 Sport Tower similar crowds are anticipated, but…

The World’s Largest Boat Show Begins Next Week!

In just over a week, the largest boat show in the world will host the largest Princess Showcase ever in North America! The ships have all arrived, the fleet is heading south, and construction is already underway with the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show set to open next Thursday, October 30th and continuing through…

NMMA Dissatisfied with U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Dismiss Recreational Boating Industry Concerns about E15

NMMA is disappointed by the decision released on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the recreational boating industry’s challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule regarding misfueling mitigation plans surrounding the sale of E15. The case specifically challenged the EPA’s plans to prevent misfueling…

Jarrett Bay Begins 90’ Construction – Its Largest Custom Sportfish to Date

Jarrett Bay Begins 90’ Construction - Its Largest Custom Sportfish to Date Innovative Carbon Fiber Construction to Reduce Weight and Increase Performance Beaufort, NC (October 7, 2014) - With specifications finalized, Jarrett Bay Boatworks announces the start of construction on their newest and largest custom sportfish. Upon a projected spring 2017 delivery, hull 62 will span 90 feet and…

The Viking 92: Get Ready Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show!

  To Infinity and Beyond                                        There have been countless milestones in the 50 plus year history of the Viking Yacht Company, and among them is the launch of the new flagship, our 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Beyond its…

Meet us on the docks at the United States Powerboat Show

Meet us on the docks at the United States Powerboat Show Tuesday October 7, 2014                              United States Powerboat Show October 16th - 19th, 2014 Join the Bluewater sales team on the docks at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis, beginning Thursday, October 16th, to see…

Striped bass quota could be cut by 25 percent

Fishery managers are proposing to cut the striped bass quotas for commercial and recreational fishermen by as much as 25 percent because they fear bass are being caught faster than adult fish can replicate. The adult bass population has been declining for seven years and the goal is to reverse the trend within three years.…

Virginia Beach Makes Top 10 Cities for Boaters

With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, millions of boat owners will be fueling up their tanks in preparation for the last big hurrah of the boating season. According to Discover Boating, an estimated 89 million Americans go boating each year. If you’re one of those boaters, you’ve probably dreamed of owning property on…

Regulators for Labor Day Weekend!!

Come by and see our Regulators on Display at Bluewater Yacht Sales!! 2005 Regulator 26FS with Under 300 hours on Yamaha 250 Four Strokes 26' Regulator 2005 - Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales.   2008 Regulator 32FS with under 300 hours on Yamaha 350 Four Strokes. New 2013 Road King Trailer!!   http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/inventory/details/2859/&#x2026;

Princess Yachts: The Ship Is In!

The Ship Is In!              The ship is in!  The first of several shipments of new Princess yachts arrived in Philadelphia earlier today as we prepare for a very busy fall boat show season!  The “City of Brotherly Love” provides perfect access for our commissioning crew to offload, with each…

Fishing Boat Review: Jarrett Bay 43 | Marlin Magazine

Fishing Boat Review: Jarrett Bay 43 When is a 43-foot sport-fish boat not just another 43-foot sport-fish boat? When it’s the latest creation from Jarrett Bay Boatworks — the builder of the intensely customized and equipped hardtop with a full tower built for Greg Barber of Newport, Rhode Island, aptly named Gregarious. The boat started life…

Viking 42: Summer’s Fun Four

Viking's prowess at building a model within a model is a mainstay in our efficacy to regularly introduce new members into the Viking family as our popular 42 series so readily demonstrates. The 42 hull is the genesis for the 42 Convertible, the 42 Open, the 42 Sport Tower, and the 42 Sport Coupe. Each is powered with fuel…

Viking 92: Palm Beach Towers Rises to the Occasion

  While the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is the largest Viking yacht built so far in our 50 year history and among the many highlights of our continuing 50th anniversary festivities, still another milestone was reached on Friday, when our subsidiary, Palm Beach Towers, set the yacht's custom tuna tower in place.     Once the crane had the tower…

Princess Yachts Fall Boat Show Schedule Announced

Summer is heating up, but the fall boat show season is right around the corner! We are pleased to announce our tentative fall show schedule with expanded displays at each of the following major venues: Newport International Boat Show           Click here for tickets & information Newport, Rhode Island ~ September 11th…

Rolling Down the Viking Line

  A quarter of the way through our 50th celebratory year, and the production lines are humming with the sights and sounds of boat building in the Viking tradition. One of three new models joining the Viking family for the 2015 model year is the 52 Open/Sport Tower over on line 3. The first hull is a 52 Sport Tower…

Viking Yachts take luxury to new heights

Right off Exit 52 on the Garden State Parkway, mobile treasures are being built inside the 810,000-square-foot facility of Viking Yachts. Got $9 million? Climb aboard the yacht life And while strolling through this property — on the Bass River in New Gretna — one cannot help but be fascinated at the glorious ships awaiting…

Back Cove 41: Downeast Style With Cruising Comforts

At just eleven years old, Back Cove Yachts is a relative youngster in the marine industry. Yet in that short time, its models have been turning heads in ports around the country, and the brand has garnered a lot of respect among serious cruisers. The reason, many believe, is that Back Cove builds to a singular mission: create…

Yamaha unveils new ‘marine advocacy’ software

If marine dealers’ congressmen and women don’t know them on a first-name basis, dealers aren’t communicating enough with them. “The best thing you can really do as a dealer is have your local congressman know you by name so you can call him yourself and tell him how you feel” about issues affecting the marine…

2014 Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament

I will be helping VBTT with the updates on Twitter and Facebook. 11 out of 88 boats fished today.Total Payout is $127,650.00. Largest payout for this Tournament!!! Boats should be arriving by 5:00pm. Come by and see all the Activities. The 42 Viking Express is on display next to the Marina Shores Weigh Station

Crash captain left helm for ‘drunken 3-way sex romp’

  The fishing boat sits crumpled against an approach-light pier at La Guardia on Sunday. A fishing boat smashed head on into runway approach lights at La Guardia Airport early Sunday after the vessel’s drunken captain deserted the helm for a three-way sex romp — exposing a stunning security weakness, sources told The Post. Police were…

Bluewater Yacht Sales Picks Up New Vikings

Viking Makes Headline News                                           The Viking Yacht Company was recently featured on New Jersey TV News as part of an ongoing series about business in the Garden State.  Andrea Vasquez toured the 810,000 square foot factory…

Viking’s New Flagship

           The Viking 92 EB - First Float On the heels of its milestone 50th Anniversary on April 1, 2014, the Viking Yacht Company made history again last week with the launch of its new flagship 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible at its manufacturing facility on the Bass River in New Gretna, New Jersey. More than…

The New Viking 52 Sport Tower

     One of three new models for the 2015 model year, the  (Sport Tower) project is quickly moving along and on schedule for the boat's launch and inaugural appearance at the Viking Yacht Dealer Meeting in September. The 52 ST will draw on our popular and excellent running  hull, but then breaks new ground in its class…

How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

By Capt. Richard Thiel Pitch, Perfect and Otherwise Chasing the elusive sweet spot can be good for your engine. Most boaters would like to go a little faster and burn a little less fuel, but some take this desire to a whole new level. They shell out good money for the latest hull coating, fuel additive,…

Bluewater Yacht Yards Makes Power & Motoryacht’s List of Most Favorite Boatyards

Submitted by PMY Staff on Thu, 2013-11-21 11:00 Power & Motoryacht reader Kelly Flynn writes: “I nominate Bluewater Yacht Yard in Hampton, Virginia. My experience has been excellent—quality customer service since the first time I went there, and they have always treated me with a very friendly, professional manner. Yard manager Craig Messick loaned me a spanner wrench…

Viking 92: One Big Boat

  On the subject of taking up space, this recent image of the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible reveals its true size in comparison to the Viking 62 Convertible on its port side. At every level, the 92 EB is an incredible work in progress with our shipwrights tending to seemingly endless tasks on the bridge, in the salon,…

Coastal cowboys wrangle through Oregon Inlet

By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © May 11, 2014 Brynner Parks let out a deep sigh of relief as he peeled his fingers off the helm. He throttled down the diesel engines on his sportfishing boat and contemplated the best way to describe another day of fishing out of Oregon Inlet. It didn’t have much…

Let’s Plan to Meet at The Viking VIP in September 2014

Let's Plan to Meet                              The dates of the annual Viking Dealer Meeting at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, have moved from June to September and we are excited about the unveiling of three new Viking models, including the92 Enclosed Bridge…

ABC 2014: NMMA pushes for sportfish fund support

Written by Reagan Haynes WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking the marine industry to try to get support for the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, a $600 million-a-year fund that helps fund fishing around the country. David Kennedy, of BoatUS, told American Boating Congress attendees on Tuesday that the money…

Just Reduced: 26′ Ricky Scarborough 1981 – Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales

Just  Reduced this week!! Redone by Harrison Boatworks. The Twin Yanmar Diesels makes for Great Fuel Economy!   26' Ricky Scarborough 1981 - Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales.

34′ Jarrett Bay 2014 – Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales

New Arrival to Bluewater Yachting Center! The New Jarrett Bay 34 Express is in the water on display in front of our Sales Office! Come by and take a look!     34' Jarrett Bay 2014 - Yacht for Sale | Bluewater Yacht Sales.

Power and Motoryacht 20 Surprising Boats- Bluewater Yacht Sales has Four Models!!

3 of 21 photos Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX Choose the layout of your Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX carefully. Will you want more accommodations space for numerous guests, or larger staterooms for more guest comfort? http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/new-models/101/ 4 of 21 photos Regulator 25 Four hundred horsepower is not a large number for the huge center…

Princess S72: Power and Motoryacht Best in Show

By Capt. Bill Pike THE INFO Builder: Princess Model: Princess S72 Year: 2014 Boat Type: Cruiser LOA: 74'0" Beam: 17'8" Draft: 4'10" Standard Power: 2/1,723-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel inboards Base Price: Upon request Best In Show First in a new class of big sportsters from Princess Yachts, the S72 takes the luxury, easy-manageability, and family-centric fun of an express boat to even loftier heights.…

Bluewater Yacht Sales Open House: May 3rd & 4th 2014

New yachts from Back Cove, Sabre & Jarrett Bay along with many exclusive listings on display in Hampton! Monday April 28, 2014                              Nearly 50 Boats on Display From 21' - 63' Come out to the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and…

The Viking 75 Motor Yacht due to be completed by September 2014

The pace of activity surrounding the new Viking 75 Motor Yacht is gathering speed every day as it flourishes on Production Line One. Peering in from the bow, this massive space is indicative of the room and a hint of the accommodations our new Viking 75 Motor Yacht offers.  The bulkhead is the forward wall of the…

Potential World Record Mako Shark Caught on Gulf Coast Beach

By Ben Romans Here’s a bit of advice to any angler who catches a potential record-breaking fish and wants to keep it hush-hush: don’t leave the fish draped out in the back of a pickup truck while making a pit stop for gas in broad daylight. Florida anglers Earnie and Joey Polk learned that lesson…

Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Builder: Grand Banks Model: 55 Aleutian RP 2014 The Grand Banks Aleutian 55 RP may bear a resemblance to her forebear, the well-loved 53 of the same series, but Earl G. Alfaro, Grand Banks’ product development manager, points out that you would be remiss…

Power and Motor Yacht: Regulator 25

Regulator 25 By Jason Y. Wood THE INFO Builder: Regulator Model: Regulator 25 Year: 2014 Boat Type: Center Console LOA: 30'0" Beam: 8'10" Draft: 2'9" Base Price: $130,395 By the Numbers Boaters can count on the Regulator 25 to fall right into a good-looking line of great-running center consoles. Certain boat brands have built real cachet in some ports of call, and the result…

Viking 92 Progress

The Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible continues to make progress each day on Line 1, but the sheer size of it is truly amazing during the construction phase. Here's a view into the full beam (24 ft 1 in.) master stateroom from the 102 inch long starboard side port light.   The grandest boat in our 50…

Grand Banks set to buy Palm Beach Motor Yachts

Grand Banks Yachts Ltd. is buying Australian boatbuilder Palm Beach Motor Yacht Co. for $10 million Australian, which is $9.4 million in U.S dollars. Palm Beach founder and yachtsman Mark Richards will be appointed CEO of the enlarged group and Peter Poli will relinquish his role as acting CEO, but continue as chief financial officer…

A mixed season for saltwater anglers; what next? – Outdoors – The News & Advance

  It was the best of times and the worst of times for saltwater anglers casting and trolling for trophy fish along the coast of Virginia the past season. Fishermen who targeted speckled trout, white marlin and red drum enjoyed record-breaking success, according to a recent tally of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Bigeye tuna,…

VIking Yachts 50th Anniversary

We've Come A Long Way!     April 1 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Viking Yacht Company. It was on this date in 1964 when co-founders Bill and Bob Healey opened the doors of the Viking Yacht Company. Today Viking is the world's number one builder of boats ranging from 42 to 92 feet. With more than 4,600 Vikings…

Viking 92 Update

Viking Mettle                                                            As we approach our 50th Anniversary on April 1, 2014, there are countless milestones in the history of the Viking Yacht Company, but the largest is our…

The Legend of Viking Motor Yachts

      Although the Viking Yacht Company is the world's leader in building luxurious convertible sportfishing yachts, looking back as we approach our 50th Anniversary on April 1, 2014 also reminds us of our motor yacht accomplishments like this 37 foot double-cabin motor yacht from the mid 1960s.    By the end of the 1960s, we had ramped up the…

Viking Yachts: A 50 Year Entrepreneurial Success Story on Step UP & Play Big

This week is a very special show with great learning opportunities to help you grow your business to new heights. Join Chris and his guest, Patrick Healey, President and CEO of the New Gretna, NJ based Viking Yacht Company - the world's # 1 sport fishing yacht company. Listen in as Chris and Pat discuss what has…

Trout fishery shut down … at least for some

In a move to help protect the speckled trout population, I've been told that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday issued an emergency shut down the fishery for 30 days pending another meeting in March.However – and this is a huge however – the commission apparently only shut down the fishery for recreational anglers.…

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Uses Dead Sailfish As Fashion Accessory

By Joe Cermele I have not gotten a chance to look at the most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in print or online, so I can't take credit for this find. Dave Ferrell, the editor of sister publication Marlin Magazine did, however, get a chance to scope out SI's swimsuit coverage, and he wasn't too…

Bluewater Yacht Sales Launches New Mobile Web Site

Bluewater Yacht Sales Launches New Mobile Web Site Exclusive Listings, New Boat Models and Staff Contacts Now More Accessible on your Smartphone Debuting the week of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, Bluewater Yacht Sales recently launched an all new mobile optimized experience for their existing web site,bluewateryachtsales.com. Designed from the ground up to make searches…

Viking Yachts Miami Wrap-Up: Feel The Heat

  Our hot fleet of new Vikings certainly did its part to counter the frigid February temperatures we endured at the Viking plant this month, as indicated by the contagious enthusiasm we saw in our 16 boat display at the recently concluded Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. Between February 13 and President's Day February 17, nearly 5,000…

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Hatteras 40 Double Cabin?

By PMY Broker Insight | February 18th, 2014 We spoke to three brokers who each had a Hatteras 40 Double Cabin for sale on BoatQuest.com. See what each had to say about this roomy, versatile cruiser. Randy Walterhoefer, Curtis Stokes and Associates; www.curtisstokes.net “The Hatteras 40 Double Cabin was pretty much one of the last of the small…

74 Pound Rockfish Tagged and Released Aboard The Midnight Sun with N.C, Department of Game and INland Fisheries

Congrats to Charlton Godwin and the guys from N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries for catching this HAWG...... The fish was 56" and the certified scale was bouncing between 74 and 75 pounds potential state record, but the coolest part is she was tagged and released to fight another day, I'm sure she was loaded with…

Power & Motoryacht Must See at the Miami Boat Show

The latest from Regulator—a 23—doesn’t disappoint. Builder: Regulator Model: Regulator 23 2014 Regulator announced the debut of its latest build, the 23, back in November 2013, and since then numerous orders have come in from customers eager to get their hands on a hard-charging, versatile fishing boat. The vessel has plenty of stowage, a 23-gallon livewell in…

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,…

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