Towboat US, the AAA of the waterways. So have you ever been stuck out on the water? And wondered how you were going to get back to the dock? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will at some point in your boating lifetime. That’s why we started to research the private towing and salvage market. Towboat US is the leader in the private towing market. For as little as $79 per year you can take advantage of this service. With over 300 ports and more than 600 tow boats nationwide, they have the overall market covered. We had the opportunity to visit with two different towboat US captains recently who serve two very diverse geographic regions around NYS. Even though they are located in different parts of the state, they actually tell very similar types of stories regarding the types of calls they receive.Read more: Tow Boat US The AAA Of The Waterways
In our constant search for new products within the boating industry, we again have come across something different! Originally reported on by Digital Trends. Called the MelloShip, this Kickstarter project promises to banish the pressures of the busy world with a product its creator said “will eat stress for lunch”
“Get in the hammock and cruise in silence across a lake” inventor James Womack told Digital Trends. “You steer it with a waterproof remote control. The combination of floating on air in a hammock and being on the water simultaneously is simply amazing”
If the thought of having to steer your own hammock boat is still too stressful, there is good news, you don’t have to. “The MelloShip can be turned into a ride” Womack continued. “Get comfy in the hammock and hit go – then cruise on auto-pilot for two miles along pre-determined route without touching anything but your iced tea. This level of comfort on a lake just seems somehow wrong”Read more: MelloShip
For those of you looking for a new small outboard, whether for your small fishing boat, tender or small sailboat, Honda has just introduced 3 new four stoke outboards. The new engines are 4 and 6 hp, and they have redesigned the 5 hp.
All three engines utilize a 127cc- 4 stroke single cylinder, and are available with either a short 15 inch, or long 20-inch shaft.
According to Honda, the three new engines are easy to start, easy to stop and easy to carry. The new four-stroke Honda engines are best in class performers. All three feature a new internal fuel tank and new motor mounts that allow the engines to run quietly and smoothly.Read more: Honda Marine Introduces Three New Four-Stroke Outboards
We have written in the past about a company called Offshore Passage Opportunities. They offer sailing opportunities on boats being moved from one location to another. OPO is a crew networking organization whose niche is offering offshore sailing opportunities to its members. Over 2000 people have joined and sailed offshore through OPO since 1993.Read more: Offshore Passage Opportunities
If you weren’t able to make your way to the Newport Boat Show, maybe the next best thing is being held on Sept 22nd through Sept. 25th. The Norwalk in-the-water boat show held each year at the Norwalk Cove Marina located at 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd. E. Norwich Ct.
This show has continued to grow and this year the show may be the best ever. This year check out the New Luxury Yacht Showcase featuring 70 boats over 40’. Over 2000’ feet of fishing boats and center consoles. In addition, the on land exhibits continue to grow including tent loads of booths containing everything from nautical gifts to marine engines and the latest in electronics.
Tickets for adults are $15.00 and you can save $2.00 if you buy online before Sept 21st. For more information on the event visit their web site at www.boatshownorwalk.com