This book is for you if you have ever dreamed of working on a MegaYacht and traveling the world.
There are over 5,000 superyachts owned by the rich and famous around the world and tens of thousands of smaller vessels offering crew members the chance to travel in style while earning an excellent salary. This definitive guide covers the different types of job that can be found worldwide on these yachts, describing the experience and/or qualifications called for and explaining where work for deck hands, cooks, stewards/esses, and engineers can be found.
Working on Yachts by Jennifer Errico
Packed with useful tips, inside information, and addresses, the book is essential reading for the enthusiastic novice and the ocean-hardened professional alike. It gives essential information on what life on board will be like and includes a glossary of nautical terms.
Full guidance is given on the different ways of finding work whether in a temporary capacity or as a possible career by using agents, applying via the Internet, and the dock walk. It lists hundreds of marinas around the world from the Mediterranean to Florida where owners and skippers are looking for crew.
It also contains vivid first hand accounts from people now experiencing this exotic lifestyle and gives details of hundreds of websites covering vacancies, training courses, and agencies.
You can get the book here: Working on Yachts and Superyachts (Working on Yachts & Superyachts)
Seabob – the world’s fastest diving and water scooter. Seabob VX2 powers through the water with 10 speeds and up to 5 hp. Its maximum speed is up to 11 MPH on the surface and 8 MPH under water. Seabob is powered by 12 Li-Ion accumulators.
Seabob is manufactured by Cayago AG in Stuttgart, Germany; where, expertise and passion blend together in quality and painstaking detail. The contacts inside Seabob are gold-plated for a better transfer of energy. The housing is made of a special hard integral plastic that meets the highest standards.
In addition to function and design, Cayago AG has addressed environmental policies in the development of Seabob. They have designed an internationally patented electric jet- stream system that makes this elegant water vehicle entirely silent and emission-free in its performance. It is 100% environmentally friendly.
Seabob’s diving depth is individually adjustable, and professional divers can glide down as far as 130 feet. The illuminated LCD display in the cockpit provides the driver with important information such as engine output, remaining operating time, diving depth and water temperature.
Seabob on Top
As a water sports vehicle, the SEABOB meets the highest quality requirements. It’s the result of laborious and precise handiwork using high-quality materials and sophisticated components. The result is a high-performance machine that requires zero maintenance, one that will excite anyone looking for a vehicle out of the ordinary. An exclusive product, with the prestigious “Made in Germany” tag.
You can get a Seabob here: Seabob VX2
Price is around $15K. Not bad for a precision machine. It will run for 60 minutes on a charge and has a 90 minute recharge time. The Seabob waterscooter weighs about 150 lbs.
David Tomen CPYB
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Tag Heuer Aquaracer
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Ashford has most of the major world brands of luxury timepieces for men and women and are the real deal. You can find a link for them on the right side of this page.
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Have a splendid day!
David Tomen CPYB
Raymarine’s LifeTag system should be on your boat now. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200, don’t do anything until you get this for your boat. Cheapest life insurance you can get for your family members.
This system can be used for people and pets. The system uses what Raymarine calls “LifeTags”. These little units weigh 1.5 ounces and are about the size of a small iPOD. They communicate with a wireless base station onboard the boat. If the signal is disrupted by distance (around 30′) or the unit is submerged in water a very loud and very annoying alarm goes off. That usually means that Fido or somebody else went for an unexpected dip.
LifeTag can trigger the automatic man overboard in Raymarine’s SeaTalk-compatible chartplotters, radars and instruments, and the SeaTalk devices can display the lat/lon of the person as a waypoint. In other words if its dark or the seas are really nasty you can actually find them, get back to the person and fish them out.
The basic unit inlcudes two LifeTags, the base station, the alarm module, batteries (yes it even comes with batteries!), arm bands and a hand book. This for only around $650 on this site. You can expand this system for up to sixteen crew members/pets.
You can get it now by clicking here: Raymarine Lifetag Wireless Mob W/Base Station And 2 Life Tag – Model E12185 Parts
Cheap insurance and a perfect gift for your family and friends.
Here is a great idea for a Christmas present for the power boat lover on your list. Every yacht broker and surveyor that I know – myself included – refers to the Power Boat Guide practically on a daily basis. This book has all the major models of power boats from 30 to 80 feet with specifications, photos, a description and even a used price guide that is updated for every annual edition. This book can save hours of research on the Internet and is a great comparison guide between different models. Get it today in time for Christmas!