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Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by admin.
For the person who has never been on a luxury private yacht, stepping onto one for a fantastic yachting vacation is quite an eye-opening experience. It really is like entering a different world filled with new sights, sounds and experiences. Through yacht charter, you don’t have to purchase a yacht of your own, you can simply relax on board and let the crew handle everything.
One of the first things quite noticeable when you opt for private yacht luxury charter is how meticulous and clean everything is. From the wood inlay in the decks, to the shimmering glass and shiny white surfaces, nothing is out of place or a speck of dirt allowed. And since any yacht will yield to the whims of sea waves, everything is more compartmentalized, built-in and secured. Part of this is also due to space limitations as everything needed must fit into a smaller-than-usual space.
But regardless of the overall size, the one thing that stands out on the mega yacht is luxury and leisure. From the living room quarters to the galley kitchen to the bedrooms, comfort and style will surround you. In fact it’s easy to forget you’re even on a boat sometimes in the lower-deck bedrooms. During calm seas, once you lie down in bed at night the soft sounds of water lapping will help you drift off into a satisfying sleep. Even getting ready in the morning is a breeze as these types of luxury yachts offer bathrooms with beautiful shower stalls and soft thick towels: no expense is spared.
The other great thing about luxury yacht holidays and private charter is just giving in to the constant pampering. A full staff is also on board to cater to your every whim from a personalized breakfast order to fetching suntan lotion before laying on one of the decks to catch some rays. It might not be a lifestyle everyone’s used to, but for a few days on a luxury yacht, it’s one that should be enjoyed to the max.
Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by admin.
While marine radar was once a must for recreational boaters, the advancement of electronic maritime charts and accuracy of new GPS has made the installation of radar sometimes secondary. With regard to essential equipment for boating safety, the importance of radar is still high, especially for yachts since it is still the only above-water active navigational tool available.
Variations in marine safety equipment are typical and radars can be divided into different categories according to wavelength. Two being discussed here are s-band radar and x-band. S-Band radars operate on a wavelength of 8-15 cm and frequency of 2-4 GHz and are useful for near and far range weather observation.
X-Band radars operate on a wavelength of 2.5-4 cm and a frequency of 8-12 GHz. Due to the smaller wavelength the x-band radar is more sensitive and can detect smaller particles. These radars attenuate very easily and therefore are used for only short-range weather observation. Because of their small size x-band radars can be portable.
Debates often come up over which is the better radar to equip yachts with and which is the most useful. However, many are equipped with both types of radars as one is more useful on the open sea while the other is better for ships in coastal waters. Multiple superyacht owner, John Rosatti opted to include both on his mega yacht Remember When.
For those in the market for the best radar for any yacht, the best advice is to check with the experts, ship pilots and other yacht owners. Nothing compares to firsthand experience when it comes to navigational and detection systems for any sea vessel and these marine electronics are crucial to safety. Talk to professionals and fellow boat owners to determine which variation will best suit your boating needs.
Posted on 04. Feb, 2012 by admin.
Water covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface area but for most of us, the seas and oceans are little more than a place to paddle in. For others though – for sailors in the shipping trade or in the world’s navy’s – the vast bodies of water are just as familiar as the roads and pavements are to the rest of us. Here are a few interesting facts about the sea, ships and sailing:
Databases and Boats
Nearly every large seafaring vessel in the world is listed on a ship database. These systems contain detailed information on all of the world’s cargo-carrying and passenger ships worthy of note, from their current location to their weight capacity, dimensions, their state of repair and even who owns them and who crews them. This isn’t a sinister, shadowy surveillance database though – it’s a commercial tool for international business and insurance underwriters that has been around in some form or another since the 18th century in the history of yacht transportation. Companies around the world pay a subscription fee for access to these databases, either to see which vessels for hire can get their cargo to the destination on time or to see which ocean vessels could be added to their own maritime fleet.
Ships or Boats
Possibly one of the most argued and controversial topics of maritime terminology is the difference between a “ship” and a “boat”. To the layman, the distinction is probably trivial or confusing at worst. Among the boating enthusiasts and maritime professionals though it’s rather important. At one point the definition depended on how many masts the vessel in question had – obviously a little outdated now. The most definitive answer available is that according to the National Maritime Museum, any vessel below 40 tons and 40 feet in length is a boat and anything bigger is a ship. That said, all submarines and all fishing vessels (even the huge ones) are known as boats.
Flotsam or Jetsam
Well, to most of us it’s just floating litter but there are specific nautical terms for the bits of shipping material that can be found bobbing up and down in the ocean. According to the letter of nautical law, Flotsam is the debris that floats off of shipwrecks – bits and pieces of hull, shipping containers, etc. Jetsam is the same sort of material – but when it’s been thrown off deliberately, rather than unavoidably. Lesser known terms for maritime wreckage are Lagan – cargo left at the bottom of the sea that can be retrieved by divers, and derelict – the cargo/wreckage that can’t be retrieved.
Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by admin.
Yachting safety should be your number one goal when it comes to being safe when sailing or yachting. There are a number of accidents each year that all could have been prevented if yachting safety had been acknowledged. Here are some tips to help make your next yachting vacation or trip a safe one.
You want to make sure that you have a number of first aid kits on board. It is important that the first aid kits are available should you accidentally find yourself cut or bruised while on board. You should have disposable ice packs and Band-Aids along with gauze and tape. A good experienced yacht owner always has these things on hand along with sun block and antibiotic ointment. All of these things are necessary when looking to have a smooth, yachting safety day on the water.
Yachting safety is going to call for the marine radio to be on hand. This piece of marine safety device is essential to someone who is going to be going out onto the water. This is going to be your connection to staying in touch with people on the main land. You need to make sure that there is more than just one person on board when yachting to make it easy for someone to operate the marine radio if there is an accident and you are unable to use the radio.
The best yachter is still going to keep a compass or GPS on board to follow when on the water. The GPS is going to make it easy to know where you are at all times. Keep these items on hand the next time that you go out onto the water to ensure that your passion for yachting ensures a trip that is a smooth, safe and enjoyable one.
Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by admin.
Luxury yacht charters are a good vacation package for people who love to spend time on the open waters as well as spend time in a foreign city. The number of cities that are hosting luxury yacht charters is what makes choosing difficult. One of the best places to book a luxury yacht charter is the Mediterranean Sea, according to multiple yacht owner John Rosatti.
When booking your luxury yacht holiday, you want to picture yourself on the sandy white beaches and the crystal blue waters that you could have only imagined prior to arriving. The exotic locations will play host to private yachts that are some of the largest luxury mega yachts that you could even imagine. You bring this all together, why wouldn’t you want to spend your luxury yacht holiday in Monte Carlo?
The ancient Romans considered the Mediterranean to be the middle of the Earth and for this reason; it has become a wide part of cultural background for people who want to experience another culture. For luxury yachters, the exotic parts and the culture background are just a few of the reasons why people want to visit the Mediterranean. Other reasons include the famous French Riviera and the grandest casinos.
You will not be spending all your time on your luxury yacht and therefore will want to take in some of the city as well. For this reason, you want to make sure that there are other activities that you can enjoy. Some people come to the Mediterranean for their excellent chances of seeing a school of fish that you could have only seen in movies with bright colors and exotic shapes when scuba diving or to sit on the whitest beaches to get a tan. Either way, this region is well known for luxury yachters. There a number of favored yachting destinations to look into, it all depends on your preferences.
Posted on 26. Sep, 2011 by admin.
To many, there is nothing better than the charm of a classic car.When your looking to buy your first classic car there are a lot of things to look at to ensure you get what you are looking for. The most important thing that you need to think about if have decided to purchase and restore your classic car from a dealer is the reputation of that dealer, during the time that I have been in this industry I have had a lot of people ask for help with their classic car search.
When locating a dealer to purchase a classic car from, if your doing the research yourself them you’ll need to ask a lot of questions about the dealer, contact the dealer, or dealers that your researching and get and get to know the people that you’ll be dealing with. The first thing that I’d do is get to know one of the salesmen, or the owner very well, get a feel for what kind of people that they are, just as you would if you were trying to make a new friend, ask a lot of questions, they should be glad to answer all of them for you, explains John Rosatti.
My starting point is always, how long have you been in business, and if you don’t have what I want, can you help me locate it, they should be able to help you if they have been in business for any length of time, a company will build a list of contacts, people who can help them locate cars. Here is an obvious concept, you should not call a dealer if you only have a couple of grand to spend, save up more cash, a reputable dealer won’t sell a car that they can’t back up, and no dealer can back a $2,000 car, it’s just a waste of time for them.
Remember respect is an important thing with most people, don’t think that your time in more important then theirs is, you are exactly equal, and if you look at it that way then you’ll develop a respect for each other, and therefore a good working relationship. In the future, you may rely on the relationship with your dearer to locate classic car parts for your vehicle. Ask the dealer for a list of customers that have dealt with them in the past and contact them, ask each one how their experience was with the dealership, this is always a good indicator of what kind of people your dealing with, because you know people will tell you if they were treated good.
Posted on 26. Sep, 2011 by admin.
Do you remember your fist car? Or maybe a friend’s car in high school that was spectacular? That classic car you used to own can be found once again, thanks to the power of the Internet and online reproduction manufacturers. What defines a car classic is the person who owns it. To you or me, it might look like some clunker, but to the owner, that car is a diamond in the rough, a true gem. Classic cars are getting harder to find, and some are getting harder to keep on the road as new laws make it difficult to have a classic car pass inspection. Preparing to restore your classic car will take some research.
While it is important to get into the realistic spin of things and have a working car, something about classic cars and classic car parts still intrigues a great many people. Not everybody is into older cars, but many people are and for those that can work on them things are just that much easier. Now, when it comes to working on classic cars there is something that presents a little bit of a problem and that is finding classic car parts that are no longer manufactured; knowledge is key to successfully finding classic car parts. Luckily, there are enthusiasts in the world who, just like yourself, want to learn about what it was to drive a quality car back in the day and find pleasure and enjoyment in restoring classic cars to the original beauties that they once were.
If you want to find classic car parts and are having a hard time locating somebody to do business with, the newspaper is a great way to network. It may seem ludicrous, but posting a wanted ad may draw somebody in who has some classic car parts collecting dust in their backyard. They can surely use a little cash, giving you the opportunity to get the parts you need. Another great resource is a classic car collector events.
If you belong to an internet message board or classic car chat group, you may want to consider networking with some of the other classic car enthusiasts on the site as far as getting parts go. They know just as well as you do that classic car parts are hard to find; even if they do not have the parts that you need, having extra sets of eyes all around the United States and the world looking for the part you need is bound to help you get your part sooner rather than later.
Classic car parts aren’t always available. That is the downside to messing with older cars at all. Sometimes car parts have to be custom made, and that is no inexpensive service so if you need a part it is by all means encouraged to do everything you can to find somebody with some extra classic car parts or a business before you result to such drastic and expensive measures.
Posted on 26. Sep, 2011 by admin.
If you prefer an automobile that can withstand extreme driving maneuvers and can handle sports such as drag racing, purchasing a classic muscle car can be the best option for you. Muscle cars come in various models and they have a set of features that are unique to them.
For certain motorists, having a car with a standard engine and design is enough for their daily use. However, for other individuals, it is much better to own an automobile that has been built for more hard-hitting driving maneuvers. These people require a vehicle that can move faster and withstand extreme driving conditions. If you, for instance, belong to the latter more adventurous group of motorists, you may find yourself looking for a car that can handle your needs as a thrill-seeking driver. In relation to this, a good option for you is to get one of the American muscle cars in the market.
But before actually planning to get a muscle car, you need to know the things that set this type of vehicle apart from other automobiles and how you will deal with the challenges of classic car restoration. Generally, muscle cars refer to high-performance automobiles that are medium sized and are equipped with a large powerful engine, usually a V8. Muscle cars normally have two doors, although some models have four doors. In addition, these cars have special trims that enable them to have maximum torque or rotary force while on the road. Muscle cars are also the common choice of individuals who join drag racing competitions. Experts distinguish muscle cars from sports cars through their size and seats. Muscle cars are relatively larger than sports cars and the latter have more than two seats.
After learning about the unique characteristics of muscle cars, you need to know about its various models. Here are a few classic examples of American muscle cars: Ford Thunderbird 427, Buick Skylark Gran Sport, Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS, and Pontiac GTO. All of these muscle cars were manufactured between the early 60′s to the mid 70′s and are the pioneering products that defined the said type of automobile. Modern muscle cars include the Impala SS, the Mercury Grand Marquis, the retro-style Ford Mustang, and the GT 500 Super Snake and King of the Road by Ford and Shelby.
Moving on, once you have learned about muscle cars and have decided to become a classic car owner, you should know where to start your search for the right car. First, you can visit automobile exhibits held by various car manufacturers in your city. During specific times of the year, these car companies host auto shows that they announce through public ads. Most likely, these exhibits have a particular area for muscle cars produced by the company. Second, you can read about several muscle car models and view their images in magazines and websites dedicated to the said automobile. Through these publications and online resources, you can even find the contact information of the companies that sell these cars.
Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by admin.
John Rosatti has many interests, and he always keeps up with them. His love for luxury yachts is known around the world; however, his passion for cars, planes and restaurants is no less known. Besides his reputed auto group, he runs a chain of restaurants and is involved with various charity organizations.
In a quest to do something more, he decided to take up classic car collection. It is not surprising that he has been very successful in this area as well. His keen eye for luxury made him purchase collector cars that define luxury and speed, both for the purposes of sport and pleasure. Many of the cars fall in a high price bracket, with lavishness and swiftness as the primary requirements.
One of his classic cars, a Willy’s Coup, was built by Clayton’s custom cars and was recognized by Budnik Wheels for its excellence. Originally, this yellow show stopper was built for Gary Smith. After John Rosatti bought it, he renovated some of the features to give it a beautiful finish. It was chosen as “Cool Ride of the Month” by Budnik Wheels.
John Rosatti takes immense pride in his prized possession: a 1967 Corvette Roadster. This car has earned the reputation of being the best Corvette on the market, and its power, punching delivery and hard-hitting performance continues to lure many car lovers. For almost fifty years this particular model of Chevrolet was considered an American idol.
The Chevy corvette stingray, envisaged by William Bill Mitchell, is considered a true sports car in design and performance. For a decade the car enjoyed the status of being regarded as a supreme classic car investment. The C2 series is an advanced version of the stingray racer, with stylistically unique features. The stingray was strictly made for racing, and a limited edition of only twenty cars was ever made. John Rosatti, an avid collector of cars, owns some of the most incredible and luxurious cars.
Posted on 12. Sep, 2011 by admin.
The surge in the use of yachts for private players has been rising steadily these last few years. The passion and popularity of luxury yachts is the result of yachting experiences and travel to favored destinations, surpassing those of other forms of glamor. After all, these exquisite vessels offer a self-contained world with five-star accommodation and dining.
However, most users have little or no understanding of what makes a luxury yacht tick. Enjoying a ride on one of these comfortable and modern yachts is entirely a different matter than taking up the design and marketing of a full-fledged super-luxury yacht. Here, rather than the passenger, it is the expertise of the shipyard and the luxury yacht broker, speelautomaten together with the relationship between the two that makes your day.
A shipyard is the place where the yachts are built and luxurious features are created. They could be refitted or repaired here as well. Shipyards will offer experienced designers, outfitters, architects, and others, with several years of knowledge in yacht building. They will know the best procedures and the best material in which to build the yacht with. They will undertake the building of new luxury yachts, from concept design to the final vessel. They will help in retrofitting internal and external details, as requested by the customer. They will also undertake repairs of a damaged vessel.
Luxury yacht brokers do the marketing of the yacht. They have intimate knowledge of the type of vessels that are under production in the shipyards. They use this knowledge, to advise or inform prospective customers of the type of vessel that will best suit their requirements. On the other hand, they are also in a position to pass on the customers” needs and wishes to the shipyard, for incorporating in the vessel being built.
A mutual relationship between the broker and the shipyard is in the best interests of both. It ensures that the yacht that the shipyard is building, meets the prospective customers” wishes, and the broker will have no difficulty in signing up these customers like multiple yacht owner, John Rosatti.