Planning on sailing to Scandinavia? We want to hear from you!
One of the reasons Scandinavian Mariner Magazine was created in the first place, was to form a platform for information, inspiration and a build a network among sailors from around the world who had a dream of one day sail to the High North. In addition to showcasing the best yachts and equipment, the magazine writes about both popular and unknown sailing destinations in the Nordics.
We are looking for people who already are on a cruise, have been or are planning a cruise to the higher latitudes. The approach and attitudes among those travelling with a yacht is different than other travellers and that is interesting.
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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.