Yearly Archives: 2015

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Design: 124 Global Fish


Setzer-Blount

The 124 Global Fish has five staterooms, a formal dining room, a large salon, a sizable galley and additional dining spots in the sky lounge and on deck.


With some things, bigger is not always better, and naval architect Ward Setzer thinks sport-­fishing boats are among them. That’s why he stopped adding length overall when he hit 124 feet on the Global Fish.

“This boat still has to have Carolina flare and tumblehome at the transom,” he says. “Scaling up those proportions is like scaling up a Picnic Boat. It gets out of hand. I think we may have hit the magical balance here.”

Setzer conceived the 124-footer after working on 118-foot versions for clients in Australia and New Zealand, where there is demand for larger sport-fishing yachts that can chase big game across the South Pacific. When the global economy rebounded, he realized there may be U.S. clients too, and he reached out to Donald L. Blount and Associates for input.


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124 Global Fish


“We compared notes, and they were getting the inquiries as well,” Setzer says. Motoryacht owners wanted to move down; sport-fish owners wanted to move up. A vision was born, with Blount doing naval architecture and Setzer drawing the rest.

The 124 Global Fish had a soft premiere via video at October’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Setzer says that, if she’s not in build by fall 2015, show-goers can expect a larger promotion. The target client may want to fish the boat, or he may simply use her as a luxury support vessel.

“It has the accommodations of something more like a 115-foot raised pilothouse,” Setzer says. “It’s a hybrid, in between.”

Source: Yachting

Satphone Service, Nearly Everywhere

KVH Tracphone Fleet One

Courtesy KVH

The KVH TracPhone Fleet One marine satellite communications antenna system is designed for yachts needing global satellite phone service plus basic satellite Internet access.

KVH has added the TracPhone Fleet One marine satellite communications antenna system to its other Inmarsat-based products. The new model is designed for yachts wanting global satellite phone service plus basic satellite Internet access.

The TracPhone Fleet One is designed to work everywhere at sea except the polar regions, giving yachts satellite phone service plus data speeds up to 100 Kbps, which usually is enough for email and limited Internet access, according to KVH.

TracPhone Fleet One also supports free “505” safety service, which can direct emergency calls to a rescue center.

“From the weekend sailor or small-fleet owner using Fleet One to the most sophisticated global commercial maritime operators taking advantage of our global mini-VSAT Broadband service, we offer a capability set and price point matched to customers’ needs,” Brent Bruun, KVH executive vice president for mobile broadband, stated in a press release.

Price for the KVH TracPhone Fleet One antenna system: $4,995

Price for the basic airtime plan: $49 per month

Where to learn more: head over to www.kvh.com

Source: Yachting

The New Amels 188 Limited Editions

Dutch yacht builder Amels is adding a 188-foot model to its popular Limited Editions series, which includes six models in a range from 180 to 272 feet length overall.

Hull No. 1 of the Amels 188 is scheduled for delivery in spring 2018. Like other Amels Limited Editions yachts, the 188 is designed by Tim Heywood.

Details unveiled at the recent Monaco Yacht Show include the first-ever hybrid-electric power system engineered into a Limited Editions model from the project’s start. The system is meant to increase efficiency and eco-friendliness while reducing cost of ownership.

Interior design will be by Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton. The yacht is expected to house a 322-square-foot beach club, a full-beam owner’s suite spanning nearly 860 square feet and including a folding balcony, and a “wellness center” with gymnasium, sauna and Turkish steam shower.

Hull No. 1 is still available: but Amels Managing Director Rob Luijendijk says the builder is already fielding serious inquiries.

Amels is selling other Limited Editions models, and fast: both a 180 Limited Editions and Hull No. 2 of the 242 Limited Editions found buyers in September.

Take the next step: visit www.amels-holland.com

Source: Yachting

Lexi’s Fling Before the Ring Bachelorette Party with Lake Travis Yacht Rentals!

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She’s on Her Way

Horizon Yachts has launched its first E88 Open Flybridge Motoryacht, which is now en route to the United States for an appearance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The E88 was built as an inventory model and is available for purchase. Check out the slide show below for a look at pretty much every space on the yacht, inside and out, or learn more at www.horizonyacht.com.

Source: Yachting

Lake Travis clean-up picks up 6 tons of trash

Officials want lake-goers to take a look at what lurks beneath Lake Travis.

Source: Lake Travis clean-up picks up 6 tons of trash

Lakeway police step up Labor Day patrols to stop DWIs | www.statesman.com

Lakeway police are joining law enforcement partners in Central Texas on a no-refusal initiative to stop drunken driving this Labor Day holiday.

Source: Lakeway police step up Labor Day patrols to stop DWIs | www.statesman.com

Boating Etiquette for the guest

We all know that there are a lot people who don’t own boats, but like to ride on them when give the opportunity to do so. So here is a list of things to do, and not to do when you are invited upon someone’s boat.

Boating Etiquette 101

Whether you’re going out on the water for an afternoon of sailing, or for a weekend of sea-faring adventures, the first rule of thumb when you’re a guest on someone’s boat is that the captain (or the skipper) is boss. His/her boat. His/her rules.

Here are some more tips to ensure you’ll get invited back the next time the boat leaves the dock:

  1. Ask permission before boarding. When boarding a boat, always ask permission from the person onboard first. “Permission to come aboard” is a standard, and appreciated, boater’s courtesy.
  2. Buy the fuel. If you’re an invited guest, offer to pay for the cost of the fuel. It’s the least you can do and will show your gratitude for being invited along for the ride.
  3. Don’t show up empty-handed. You can bet your host was at the dock before sunrise readying the boat for the journey. Offer to bring along lunch for everyone. Your skipper will appreciate having one less thing to prepare.
  4. Pack light, but smart. Bring the minimum amount of clothing for the climate—to conserve space on the boat—but be prepared. Sunscreen, sunglasses, sea sickness medication, a waterproof jacket, non-slip footer, and a warm sweater should be on your list.
  5. Play it safe. Be sure you know the “rules” of the boat. If you’re captain doesn’t tell you where the safety vests are, ask. And don’t mess with the dials, buttons, gauges, radios, or anything that even resembles an electronic instrument used to keep the boat afloat.
  6. Help the skipper. Help the skipper only if given specific instructions. This is not the time to improvise.
  7. Stay out of the way. Use common sense here. The captain has a lot to think about—traffic, weather, waves, the best place to find fish. A boat is a small space so stay out of the way when you need to.
  8. Ask before you “go.” Before you use the “head,” get proper operating instructions. No two marine heads operate alike and a clog caused by excessive amounts of toilet tissue can be expensive (and messy!) In some boats, “If it did not go in your mouth it does not go in the head,” so it’s better to ask first!
  9. Quiet down. If you’re a nighthawk, and you’re spending the night at sea with friends, be sure to keep the noise to a minimum after the “early-to-bed” guests have turned in for the night.
  10. Keep it clean. Another no-brainer here, but “If you make a mess, clean it up,” or you’re likely to be removed from the captain’s guest list the next time he sets sail. Be sure to dispose of the trash AFTER you dock.
  11. Don’t rock the boat. Wait until the boat has docked to gather your personal items and make your way off the boat. The sudden shift can distract the captain as he is trying to dock.

Bookings available for Labor Day Weekend!

Looking to get some time out on the lake before the boating season is up?  Give us a call, we still have some bookings available for Labor Day Weekend!  We have the best prices on Lake Travis for yacht rentals!

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