The Great Scandinavian Mariner Yachting Survey
We want our content to be data driven. Surveys like this helps us understand and learn more about our readers. It provides us with valuable information we need in order to produce and distribute high quality content. Please consider taking a few minutes to take part in our survey.
Many Thanks from the Editor
Please follow our Facebook Page for new content
You might enjoy these articles:
The mighty Ngalawa is a thing of ancient seafaring genius and its design hasn’t changed for almost a thousand years. It might have a slight penchant for filling with water and require the constant vigilance of three hardy sailors, but all that adds to its adventuring credentials.
A new catamaran by Vaan Yachts in Holland is mostly made of recyclable materials and it is almost completely recyclable. The hull is made of more than 50% recycled aluminium like old window frames, traffic signs and license plates. Some parts contain even more than 75% reused materials and is built in partnership with Norwegian aluminium giant Hydro.
Guest Post by Ben Marcus: Vikings are hotter than vampires, but right now, there are two modern Norwegian Viking dudes who deserve a little fame, for their noble rescue of four sea turtles off the coast of Mexico not long ago. Read the dramatic story here!
As we are approaching the festive season we want to take the opportunity to thank all our readers from around the world and wish you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
The past few weeks have been filled with exiting events from the world of sailing. Here is a round up of the latest news and scandals!
Sailcargo INC is an emerging freight company based in Costa Rica. They are building a 150 ft three-masted square topsail schooner to take on the shipping world and create a more sustainable shipping company in the Pacific.
The problem with Deck Saloons is that once you find yourself inside one, you don’t ever want to crawl back down into your dark cave of a standard yacht interior. The all new CR 490 DS looks like one of those airy, bright and spacious yachts you can cross an ocean with in spectacular views.
Circular economy offers really interesting food for though when it comes to yacht ownership. Would you, under the right circumstances lease instead of own a yacht? The maths may favour one option over the other. Read why.
A refit might be the answer to that unquenchable thirst for a new boat. Adams Boat Care in Sweden specialises on refits and can do wonders with your old boat. It is sustainable yacht ownership and will increase value, comfort and safety.
We have previously covered Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi`s magnificent encounter with polar bears in Svalbard onboard his 30ft Bavaria. Now he has just finished what was to be his biggest challenge so far; sailing the distance of an Atlantic crossing in the Baltic Sea non-stop. We talked to “Ruffe” to hear first hand what the adventure was like.
The sailing world fails miserably in recruiting young adults and young families. This summer we have witnessed an outburst of anger towards the leisure marine industry. Are they guilty in killing sailing or are expectations among newer generations of sailors too high? Lets explore!
From afar she looks like a Swedish folkboat. Yet, coming closer you will notice the hump over the companionway, raised bulwark, the round hatches and other details separating her from her nordic sisters. Built in 1969 she’s our new project boat. A Contessa 26.
Recently we were invited to Nautor Swan in Finland to test sail the new Swan 78. We had the pleasure of having Germán Frers himself onboard to reveal all the details behind his latest design. The Swan 78 is a powerful boat. The whole day she would glide gracefully through the water in great speed and superior comfort.
The 1926 Nathanael Herreshoff-designed NY40 MARILEE recently underwent a complete restoration by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine. This restoration turned out to be an amazing story. To the excitement and joy to the sailing community around the world, the story is now available to everyone. Alison Langley’s documentary film is a must - see for any mariner. Watch the full documentary here.
Leica Cameras are part of our common visual history. Production started in 1925 and the small 35mm cameras has been documenting historical events and intimate moments ever since. Like another iconic brand, Nautor Swan, Leica Cameras have remained relevant. Something which is much harder than being popular. We took the latest mirrorless model out into the open ocean to see how it would cope with yachting photography.
To encourage the virtues of Corinthian sailing, the new ClubSwan 36 will belong in a strict amateur Owner/Driver class with a maximum of 50% the crew being professionals. Having said that, the design, concept and build of this new racer is all but amateur. And what pleasure it was to listen to the men and women behind this iconic brand during a recent visit to Nautor Swan in Finland.
This year saw many new and innovative products for sailors. We took a look at a few products that we thought was rather clever. And we found some things that could actually be put to use onboard and ashore.
Elin Rose, born in Iceland, is not your ordinary sailor. Unlike the many dreamers out there, she actually quit her 9-5 job to go sailing full time. To fund her lifestyle she took up digital entrepreneurship building a successful ecommerce business. Read our interview and find out how you can do the same!
The Sentijn 37IQ is the lovechild of Yvonne Kuijpers and Paul Matthijssen from The Netherlands. Designed by the legendary Dick Koopmans, this clever 37 ft yacht will take you offshore in style and safety.
Among the proud boatbuilders on the island of Orust, Sweden, who can trace their boatbuilding roots back to the middle ages, a slow and careful development in design and build has always been a trademark. However, the new Malö Yachts 49 seems refreshingly modern.
Binoculars onboard are a safety issue. But with an increasingly active lifestyle in port or at anchor, more should bring more than one pair onboard. Discover some of the possibilities here.
A while ago we interviewed Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi from Helsinki, Finland about his many adventures, including his passage to Svalbard from Finland in his 30 ft Bavaria.
Here is the full story from the Captain himself.
A little elbow grease, some cleaning and tidying up can fetch you a premium when selling your yacht. Follow our walk through for a successful sale. This guide is also very useful for those who wants to prep their yacht for the summer.
We love small boat sailing and could not pass up on the chance of talk to Norwegian sailor and adventurer Magne Klann who is about to embark on an epic passage. Sailing singlehanded onboard an RS Aero, a 4 meter ultra lightweight racing dinghy a 1000 miles from the northernmost cape of to the southernmost cape of Norway.