Making Sense of Used Sailboat Listings

used sailboat listings

So you’ve been searching the used sailboat listings of Yachtworld, and other listing websites and you’re struggling to tell the good boats from the not so good ones. The info here will help you make sense of a long list of boat makes and models, and help highlight a well cared for world cruiser from … Read more

Bilge Pump Alarms: A Comprehensive Guide

bilge pump alarm

If you are a boat owner, you know the importance of keeping your vessel afloat. One of the most crucial components of your boat’s safety system is the bilge pump. However, even the most reliable bilge pumps can fail, and that’s where a bilge pump alarm comes in. A bilge pump alarm is a device … Read more

Boat registration

boat registration

Boat registration is the process of officially documenting and recording a vessel with official maritime authorities. Boat registration is a legal requirement in most states and countries; just as you need to register your car to drive on the roads, you need to register your boat to legally operate it on the water.  It provides … Read more

Harmony 42 (2005-2009)

harmony 42

Overview The Harmony 42 is a French production yacht that garnered attention for its innovative features and affordability. Designed by Olivier Poncin, the founder of Harmony Yachts, and built between 2005 and 2009, this sailing boat is a product of meticulous engineering and efficient production methods. The Harmony 42 is a versatile vessel, suitable for … Read more

Lagoon 400 S2 (2012-2017)

Lagoon 400 S2

Overview Designed by Lagoon’s sole architects, Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), who have been involved with some of the world’s fastest multihulls (Groupama, Banque Populaire & BMW-Oracle’s Americas Cup contender), the Lagoon 400 was first launched in 2009.  The S2 is an upgrade to the interior space made with Nauta Design, and … Read more

Used Boat Valuations – How Much is My Boat Worth?

used boat valuations

Used boat valuations are a big deal in the boating industry. Whether you’re buying, selling, insuring, or investing in a used boat, knowing its fair market value is crucial.   The value of a used boat is a product of the manufacturer’s reputation and build quality, the model, length and specification when built, the vessel usage … Read more

Understanding the Hull Identification Number

hull identification number

Have you ever stumbled upon a string of letters and numbers on your boat and wondered, “What on Earth is this code?” Well, that, my friend, is not just a random sequence; it’s your boat’s Hull Identification Number (HIN). Think of it as your vessel’s DNA or social security number.  The Basics of Hull Identification … Read more

Lagoon 46 (2019-Date)

lagoon 46 catamaran

Overview The Lagoon 46 was launched in 2019 to replace the incredibly popular Lagoon 450 which had almost 1,000 hulls built.  Designed by Lagoon’s sole architects, VPLP Design & Patrick le Quément, with interiors by Nauta, the Lagoon 46 follows swiftly behind a remodelled fifty footer, embracing Lagoon’s (Beneteau Group’s) latest focus on “the boat … Read more