Famous Boats in Movie History

Famous Boats in Movie History

Boats make a movie more fascinating. They can intensify action and tension in the film, usually when you add changing weather conditions or conflict. They aren’t recognized in the ending credits, but sometimes they hold an important role on the big screen. Titanic (1997) is a testimony to this. It has become … Read more

Why Are Boats Called a “She”?

Why Are Boats Called a She?

Grammar-wise, “she” is a pronoun used to refer to a woman or a female. But how come inanimate objects are referred to as a “she,” like boats and ships? Old sailors used to answer this question with a sexist joke: “Like a woman, a ship is unpredictable.” But there are a lot … 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

Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

It might seem a little twisted, but there’s always something fascinating about a mysterious disappearance. Because the ocean is so wide and so deep, it’s hard to discover where the vessels vanished, but it brings up interesting theories and speculations. People can never know the truth unless they find the missing ships, … 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

Top Fictional Sailors and Captains

Top Fictional Sailors and Captains

The maritime world is blessed with iconic captains and sailors who showed incredible strength and valor that served as an example to seamen. However, fictional characters are undeniably more popular than them, to the point that a population of people believed that some of them were real. Writers from online paper writing … Read more

History of the Presidential Yacht: The USS Sequoia

History of the Presidential Yacht: The USS Sequoia

Being a US President comes with exclusive perks: living in the White House, vacationing at Camp David, having ready access to Air Force One, and a presidential state car. But before, presidents had their own personal boat. Former US Presidents sailed in style aboard luxury yachts, mainly for recreational purposes. Some of … 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

Interesting Facts about Sail Boats

Interesting Facts About Sail Boats

    Here in this article, we explore about the more interesting and fun facts about sailboats and sailing, A sailboat has two primary sails: a mainsail and a headsail or jib. When the wind blows from behind an additional sail can be used call the  spinnaker   Do you know that … Read more

Iconic Boating Movies

Iconic Boating Movies

If you are passionate all about boating, ships… anything that is connected with life and adventure in the sea, then you should check out these iconic boating movies. Knife-in-the-Water Known as Nóż w wodzie in Polish, this is director Roman Polanski’s widely acclaimed first feature film before moving to Hollywood. This 1961 … Read more

Interesting Facts about Deep Sea Fishing

Interesting Facts about Deep Sea Fishing

Deep-sea fishing is defined as an occupation or a sport in which people fish at an open sea or ocean. Its goal is to travel far enough so that fishermen and anglers reach the deeper parts of the sea. This is so because it gives them access to certain types of fish … Read more

Crazy Expensive Yachts

Crazy Expensive Yachts

Yachts have been a symbol of luxury, wealth and pleasure for sea travelers and water adventurers. The crazy rich people not only like to spend their vacations on yachts but some also have the affordability to own one with all that you can barely imagine. Let’s take a look at some of … Read more

Interesting Facts About Steam Powered Ships

Interesting Facts About Steam Powered Ships

Check out those interesting facts about steam powered ships that dominated the seas especially during the Industrial Revolution era. Scottish inventor James Watt is renowned for his improvements in the steam power and steam engine technology. He invented and patented different types of steam engine that kicked off the Industrial Revolution. The … Read more

History of Cruise Ships

History of Cruise Ships

All of us are dreaming of luxury, and part of that luxury is to experience getting aboard a luxury ship. Check out some of the beloved cruise ships here in this article. Majesty of the Seas  The MS Majesty of the Seas is a cruise ship launched in 1992. Built in the shipyards in … Read more

Interesting Facts About Powerboat Racing

Interesting Facts About Powerboat Racing

It’s not only powerboat racing as a sport that is thrilling and adventurous, but also its history that catches the attention of sea lovers. From the mid eighteen century to date, powerboat racing has evolved and taken the modern touch with speed boats that are faster and much safer. The advancements in … Read more

Different Types of Power Boats

Different Types of Power Boats

You may be surprised to find that there is more than just one or a couple of types of power boats. You will find many of them here in this gallery! Downeast-Cruiser These boats are familiar on the coasts of the New England region. A Downeast Cruiser consists of a head, a … Read more

Interesting Facts About Boats

Interesting Facts About Boats

For those who love boats (as well as fishing) they will definitely enjoy these interesting and fascinating boat facts: ‘The World’ is the largest privately-owned residential yacht with travels around the world. The yachts have 165 residences from more than 45 countries, and they can either live full-time or part-time throughout the … Read more

Introduction to Boating History

Introduction to Boating History

Boating is one of mankind’s oldest pursuits. Over the centuries technology has helped people to produce more sophisticated boats. However, primitive and basic vessels still exist in many parts of the world. Although the boating history dates back some 8000 years BC, the interest dates till today, in fact, the love for … Read more

Types of Fishing

Types of Fishing

  Fishing is a favorite sport for many. For those who would like to join the angler’s club you may have to get familiar with some of these fishing terms: 1. Ayu-fishing Ayu fishing has been practiced in Japan since 430 years ago during the era of the samurai. Rods used in … Read more

Famous Sea and Shipping Quotes

Famous Sea and Shipping Quotes

If you love the sea, boats and ships, these quotes will tug your heart closer to your maritime passions. The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat – … Read more

Famous Pirate Ships

Famous Pirate Ships

Here is the list of ships of the history’s most (in)famous swashbucklers and bucaneers. The-Ark-Royal The Ark Royal was an English galleon ordered by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1586. It was first named as “Ark Raleigh” as it was customary to name the ship after its owner. However, she was later purchased … Read more

Famous War Ships

Famous War Ships

The following are the famous warships that sailed and ruled the seas from the 18th to 20th centuries. Essex-CV-9 When Essex CV-9 arrived, it marked the beginning of American dominance in naval air power during the Second World War. The lead ship of the Essex class, she was commissioned in December 1942. … Read more

Famous Historical Ships from Around the World

Top Most Famous Ships in History

There are many ships which have made the history books for many reasons, from wars to military to civilian. Ships being the symbol of a country’s power haven’t pretty much changed since the ancient times. Moreover, ships have been important means of transport for goods, passengers, expeditions and trade throughout centuries, ever … Read more