Ensuring the Safety of Kids on a Boat

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Compared to doing recreational activities on dry land, boating with kids needs more detailed safety planning. Especially since, unlike on land, you’re afloat in the middle of the vast water, and help might not come as fast as you would want them to be. Going on a boat ride together with your kids and … Read more

The Fascinating History of Sir Francis Drake

Studying the history of naval exploration and combat provides us with an insight into many interesting characters. Some are remembered today for the daring expeditions they undertook, discovering new lands ripe with opportunity, while others may be remembered for less favorable dealings. Sir Francis Drake might be classified as a bit of … Read more

Is It a Boat or a Ship?

Is It a Boat or a Ship?

Do you really know the difference between a ship and a boat? Have you ever wondered why sometimes a vessel is considered by some as a boat, while others call it a ship? It is because there is a thin line between these two, and it leads to confusion, especially for seafarers. … Read more

What are the Major Types of Boats?

What are the Major Types of Boats

A boat is a watercraft that is specifically designed for sailing in near-shore areas and inland waterways like lakes and rivers. What makes it different from a ship is its smaller size and lesser carrying capacity. According to history, boats have been used for transportation since pre-historic times and the oldest known … Read more

Funny Ship Names

Funny Ship Names

Owning a boat is fun, not just because you get to spend your days cruising the waters on your own terms, but also because you get to name another baby. Naming a boat was rich in history and superstition back then, but now, it can be a great way to show off … Read more

Boats Made From Unusual Materials

Boats Made From Unusual Materials

Boats are usually made from wood, iron, steel, aluminum or fiberglass. Interestingly, there are boaters who create their own out of their desired materials or scraps just to make something unique. Here’s a compilation of boats made from unusual materials. 1. Truck boat This homemade boat made headlines because of its authenticity … Read more

Sunken Ships That Are Far More Interesting Than the Titanic

Sunken Ships That Are Far More Interesting Than the Titanic

The RMS Titanic may probably the most famous (or infamous) sunken ship in the world. Her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 has become legendary over the years, and her legacy has been immortalized in countless books, films, and exhibits. More importantly, the disaster — which caused a huge number of casualties — … Read more

History of Rowing Sports

History of Rowing Sports

The history of rowing, as a sport and not just as a way to get around to places, is almost as old as civilization itself. Once used to be a widely practiced sport many centuries ago, rowing has now declined in popularity due to the rise of other sports such as basketball. … Read more

History of Kayaks

History of Kayaks

Kayaking has been around for thousands of years since the Inuits (Eskimos) started to paddle in the waters with low, narrow vessels made of various materials. They used kayaks primarily for hunting and fishing. Nowadays though, kayaking is mostly recreation and a sport.  Are you or someone you know interested in getting … Read more

Amazing Solo Sea Voyages

Amazing Solo Sea Voyages

Check out these daring, dangerous but nevertheless amazing sea voyages made by ambitious people who are set to make the sailing record! Note that most sailors included in this list are young people — some of them are as young as 16 years old! Laura Dekker from the Netherlands was only 16 … Read more

Introduction to Yachting

Introduction to Yachting

Yachting is a pleasurable sport and recreation usually among the wealthy. It also has a wealth of interesting information and historical tidbits! The history of yachting goes as far as the ancient Egyptian era, where pharaohs were buried close to the beautiful, slender barges which were meant to carry them. These barges … Read more