Meet the boat: Water Taxi
Jun06

Meet the boat: Water Taxi

A Water Taxi is a vessel which provides public transport, and it operates in a similar manner to a bus. It also offers sightseeing and commuter services. It is said that it has Britain origins, in the area of Manchester. It is funny that Water Taxis in New York has the same yellow colour as the iconic taxis. In United Stated this kind of taxis are called commuter boats. Different aspect but same aim, in Venice (Italy) there are Water...

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What is it like to be a lighthouse keeper for a day?
Jun06

What is it like to be a lighthouse keeper for a day?

Who had no dreamt about the idea of living in a lighthouse? Maybe you would feel very lonely living forever there, but there are other options to experience the sensation of being a lighthouse keeper without saying goodbye to civilization. There are lovely Lighthouse Hotels in Great Britain, Norway and Croatia.   West Usk Lighthouse It was built in 1821 and is over 190 years old, its walls had seen lot of stories and you could...

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The story behind “Yellow submarine” song
Jun03

The story behind “Yellow submarine” song

The famous song “Yellow submarine” was recorded in 1966 by the Beatles. But what you might don’t know is that initially that song was aimed to children. Its simple lyrics and its catchy melody had made this song the hymn of a generation. In words of Paul McCartney: “Originally, we intended it to be ‘Sparky’ a children’s record. But now it’s the idea of a yellow submarine where all the kids went to have...

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Nautical DIY ideas
Jun03

Nautical DIY ideas

If you haven’t heard about “DIY” word before, stay there and read the whole post…After watching this videos you won’t resist to organize a nautical party and you will end up being a DIY fan. This ideas are perfect for boat’s lovers, and for sure your children would love to help you doing this creative stuff. We had compiled some of our favourites nautical theme tutorials, easy and cheap! (P.S.: Some...

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Ship launching ceremony
Jun03

Ship launching ceremony

The ship launching ceremony is the process whereby the vessel is transferred to the water. It is not something new, the origin of this ritual has been done since the early 19th century, although it had evolved in time. For example, it was common breaking a red wine bottle over the bow, because it was believed to be a lucky charm. Then, the white wine replaced the red one, and years after champagne became the most used one. Since the...

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Do all boats need to be registered?
Jun02

Do all boats need to be registered?

One of the most common questions when you are thinking about having a boat is if it is necessary to register little boats. It should be taken into account the fact that any vessel with or without a motor and any open boat are considered as a boat. Knowing that, the next step is getting a boat registration, and for that you must have: • Insurance. It is similar to the car insurance, there are many levels of cover, but you’ll usually...

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