Recreational Boating for a Safe and Fun Holiday

Recreational Boating Traffic Expected to Peak This Weekend:
 Getting Safely Home After the Fireworks ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2011 – It’s not a Thanksgiving holiday traffic jam. However, for America’s boaters, it may as well be. Boat Owners Association of The United States says the July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of…

Aids to Navigation

The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely and avoid collisions when two boats are crossing paths, are on course to meet head-on, or when one boat wishes to overtake another. The U.S. Aids to Navigation System is a system maintained…

Complete Coverage of the Space Coast Grand Prix

Catch complete coverage of the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix!  The 2nd Annual event brought out some unbelievable head to head battles with a near photo finish as Loriblu Fastboats.com edged out Team Stihl for a win in the Super Cat class. “This was one of, if not, the best season opener we have…

Spring Dreaming with Boating Innovations

Spring is upon us, giving us spring fever. Most people are thawing out and starting their yearly regimen of spring cleaning, opening up their homes to the fresh air and catching up on the landscaping. While everyone else is getting excited about those chores, boaters see them as hurdles to their spring fever. They want…

CMS Race Team in Action

CMS had a great race at the 2nd Annual Brighthouse Networks Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix in Cocoa Beach where they placed 2nd in the Super Boat Unlimited Class.  The team is currently planning for future events and will be seen at various venues this summer.  Check out the Super Boat Schedule and check…

CMS Finishes 2nd at Cocoa Beach

The first race of the 2011 season was held this past weekend in Cocoa Beach, Fl.  where 27 teams competed on Sunday to create a remarkable event. CMS boat owner, Bob Bull and driver, Randy Scism finished second place in the Super Boat Unlimited Class.  Teams, fans, and tourists all expressed their excitement for what…

Before Boating, Know Your Marine Weather Forecast

Knowing the weather forecast from a local news agency or cable weather channel is not enough when it comes to safe boating. The skies may be clear, and the day warm, but unless you know the marine weather forecast, you don’t know if high winds have worked up large waves, or if a storm is…

Experience a MTI Catamaran

MTI is gearing up for summer and we want you to participate in the fun!  There is nothing better than a summer on the water, especially when you are in an MTI catamaran!  We have boats to fit different interests and different lifestyles and now is your chance to experience it for yourself.  Whether you…

Class 1 Abu Dhabi Race

VICTORY CELEBRATE WIN-DOUBLE IN ABU DHABI Friday, 15 April, ABU DHABI (UAE): Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi produced an emphatic performance to make it two wins out of two, storming to victory in race 2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Second and third places on the podium went to Spirit of Qatar…

Lake Havasu Poker Run

Lake Havasu’s Desert Storm Poker Run is taking place April 27th – 30th in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Come see two hundred of the fastest high performance offshore powerboats competing at 200 mph! MTI will be participating at the Lake Havasu Poker Run and we hope you will come out to see us!  Come join…

MTI 42 Race/Pleasure

MOOD ENHANCER Take a ride in MTI’s 42 Race/Pleasure catamaran and try not to smile. Go ahead—we dare you. There’s no question that 120 mph on the water is fast and is the kind of speed that needs to be respected. There’s also no question that in the right boat with the right driver, it’s…

Experiencing Mercury Racing’s 1350s

During the recent Powerboat magazine boat tests in Florida, I was given the opportunity to experience firsthand the magnificence that is Mercury Racing’s new turbocharged 1350s. The occurrence was made all-the-better by the fact that they were loaded into John Woodruff’s new (as in a week old) Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) 48-foot catamaran, Windship, and…

How to Select the Best Marine GPS System

Selecting a marine GPS system suitable for your own boat involves some research into the capabilities of the various systems available. There are a number of manufacturers, and each GPS unit may have some features that are different from others. You may find that some of the units have an electronic charting display, and some…

How To Tie Boating Knots

Uses: The Figure Eight knot provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn’t bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The…

Steps to Smooth Anchoring

At some point in your boating career you will probably want to anchor. You may want to stop and fish, swim, have lunch or stay overnight. A second reason to drop anchor may be to control the boat if bad weather is blowing you ashore or if your engine has quit and the wind and…