Juicy tidbits and blogbits about boats
June 19, 2012 The internet is full of photos of Jennifer Aniston sunbathing with her beau onboard a 60 ft Fairline Squadron yacht named Liberty of Lymington charter yacht in Capri, Italy.
Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.
This 60 ft power boat the Liberty of Lymington yacht is available for charter at $17,555 a week. The model is called Fairline Squadron. It offers offers spacious and luxurious accommodation for 6 guests. This boat has many extras and offers an ideal base for extended cruising in comfort and style. This 59′ Fairline offers a very impressive three deck layout with an internal staircase between the spacious, elegant salon and the exceptionally appointed fly bridge.
She has 3 cabins layout with Master cabin forward with en-suite. Twin guest cabins to port and starboard, portside with en-suite doubling as a day head. Large saloon and dinette with galley area behind lower helm position.
Bask in the sun on the cushioned foredeck, or relax on the extensive fly bridge with its sophisticated wet bar facilities and large upholstered seating and sun bed areas; or simply put your worries behind you in the comfort of the plush air conditioned salon. When you feel the urge for some activity, take advantage of the bathing platform and dive in for a refreshing swim or make full use of the available water sports.
Here is a peek at the interior.
Croatia has thousands of islands and crystal clean blue sea, hidden bays for dinghy exploring. On top of it all, a rich cultural heritage. It is not surprising Croatia is a premier European yachting destination, and has also begun to attract the interests of many North Americans.
Visit national parks like Kornati and Mljet. If you are a party type of person, you will enjoy famous cocktail bars in Hvar. Young at heart boaters will have a great time in Zrce, which has the most famous Croatian beach with clubs where world famous DJ’s perform.
Those looking for luxury vacation can charter motor yacht from Starac, boat owner and yacht charter agency that will take care of all your needs. Starac Yacht Charter is based in the center of the Croatian coast, near Split airport, ideally situated as a starting point.
The star of the fleet is the Sunseeker 75 Yacht, with four cabins, crew of two, and a speed ranging from 22 to 32 knots, providing charter guests with the experience of luxury, comfort, speed and fulfillment.
The crew consists of young skillful people, who also serve as tour guide. Born locally, they have local knowledge, know the ins and outs of these magical islands and enhances your cruising experience.
While in Europe, Croatia is must visit country. With internet access and all the modern world conveniences, you are never far away from home. And! Safety is not an issue as crime rate is way below European average.
Come to Croatia, rent a boat, enjoy the sunshine, the privacy and intimacy of cozy bays, and experience rich cultural and gastronomic delights that the country has to offer.
For Canadian and US cruisers, the “Magic Jack” is a good way to save money on long distance phone calls. It’s been more than a year since I’ve heard of the “Magic Jack” and several of my friends are already using it. However, I did not have to phone long distance, so I just didn’t care.
Last week, I made a few long distance tech support calls (not unusual for big companies to keep you waiting on the phone) and was shocked to see my long distance phone bill. That’s it! I finally bought myself a “Magic Jack”, and can think of many occasions where I could save money when travelling. ‘Coz hotels charge exorbitant fees on long distance, some even charging a per-call fee on local calls.
With internet access and a laptop computer, you can enjoy unlimited telephone calls to anywhere in North America, or any country in the world. I have friends who are now using “Magic Jack” as their main phone line, since you can keep your main phone number for use with “Magic Jack”. I haven’t gone that far yet, but this is definitely an option.
So, what is “Magic Jack”. Simply it is a VOIP phone (Voice over IP) which allows you to make phone calls over the internet. There are reports that it sometimes can be unreliable, and this really depends on your internet. If you have a slow connection, chances are that the “Magic Jack” may not be an ideal set up for your primary phone line. If you travel a lot, simply take the “Magic Jack” with you along with your laptop, and as long as there is internet access, you can make your phone calls. If you do not want to carry a phone with you on your travel, then take a headset.
Suffering a heart attack while boating is becoming common as more baby boomers engage in boating activities. If you are travelling in remote areas, and emergency help not instantaneous, this can be a problem.
In June 2008, Kelsey Grammer, famous TV star of “Cheers” and “Frasier” suffered a mild heart attack while paddleboating with his wife Camille in Hawaii. He survived the attack. In July 2010, Former Detroit Red Wing Bob Probert died of an apparent heart attack Monday while boating on Lake St. Clair with one of his children. It has been told that he collapsed during boating and he was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Bob Probert was just 45 year old.
What to do in an emergency case like this, when you are the only person around when another boater suffers a cardiac arrest. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
This new method of CPR is now advocated by the American Heart Foundation. Named “continuous chest compressions”, and described as “high-quality chest compressions by pushing hard and fast in the middle of the victim’s chest, with minimal interruptions.”
Here is a video explaining the process.
“This video is worth sharing,” said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and one of the research pioneers who developed this method.