Thursday, October 31, 2013

So Big It's Scary

If it's Halloween weekend, it must be the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show... 

Ft Lauderdale Boat Show on Halloween 2013

This weekend, while many families are packing up their ghosts and goblins until next year, and setting the back their clocks, hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts from around the world will be gathering in one of the major yachting capitals of the world for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top Ten Boat Insurance Claims

I take care of my boat. What's the worst thing that can happen? What can possibly go wrong? 

Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA, Nov 2012. Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ

We're not selling boat insurance here, but when you read this list, you'll probably have an urge to get on the phone with your agent and make sure your boat is covered. BoatU.S., which does sell boat insurance, analyzed five years of claims from 2008 through 2012, and ranked loss categories by the total dollar value of claims paid out over that time period.

Following are the top ten costliest claims from the analysis, along with a brief tip or two for each to keep your boat safe from these extreme events. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

All Is Lost Tonight

The Robert Redford movie opens in theaters today. The one that's like Castaway, but on a boat instead of on an island.

That may be your first impression, but it looks like this lost-at-sea adventure is much, much more than that.

The reviews are in, and it appears they are overwhelmingly positive. They mostly describe the movie as riveting, even as they point out that there is virtually no dialogue. While we don't typically review movies, we felt compelled to share this one after the film's publicists emailed us yesterday with the link to the short behind-the-scenes video below...

All Is Lost
All Is Lost starring Robert Redford trying to survive the elements. Photo: Richard Foreman.

Read on for the movie synopsis and featurette film...

Monday, October 07, 2013

Boaters Protest in Vegas

Las Vegas boaters protest

Boaters in Las Vegas protested on Sunday because they can't boat on Lake Mead, which, as a national park, is closed due to the Government shutdown.

According to news reports, boat owners say they took their boats to the Las Vegas Strip because they had nowhere else to go.

Video is courtesy of FOX5 Vegas - KVVU