OUTBOARD or STERNDRIVE?

Better an OUTBOARD or a STERNDRIVE?   This post is done thanks to a client who has been for different reasons trying to put a small inboard 2 strokes diesel as old as Jesus on a dinghy… Noel this is for you 😉 Let’s begin in saying that this is a question which remains for…

Better a boat or a rhib?

Better a boat or a rhib?   One of the questions which I am mostly asked is “Dan, what would you choose a boat or a rhib?” Now, I’m quite inclined to show rhibs I have for sale (?), but I speak to my clients as I speak to my friends as I care to…

Vega Project – Latin rig traditional boats

Vega Project – Latin rig traditional boats   “The passion for the sea lead me to see how people moved back in times. The curiosity brought me to study those systems. Admiration lead to a deeper connection with old sailing techniques.” D   As any sailors feel like when they look at a Latin rig…

RHIB as a charter investment

RHIB as a charter investment   Can buying a boat be a profitable investment? Absolutely yes! Thanks to the Big D® Charter Management Program you will be able to buy a boat that will generate profits thanks to the day charter. With and without skipper.   RHIB charters Boat charters in Malta is one of the best investment…

How to install an outboard engine?

How to install an outboard engine?   Outboard motors have a lot of benefits among which a higher top speed. Of course, this is a fact that only superficially interests us, for the simple fact that the time we spend on the boat at the maximum possible speed is actually marginal, especially if we look…

HYDROFOILS – Game changers or hoax?

HYDROFOILS – Game changers or hoax?   THE PLANING HULL Changing the dynamic behavior of a dinghy is possible thanks to the hull appendages (flaps, brackets, jack plates, trim tabs, etc.), many common in competitive competitions, a little less in pleasure craft. But are they really useful or are they just a palliative?  It depends…

PVC or HYPALON?

PVC or HYPALON?   What is the best material? The Rhib industry is literally split in two. Who works out inflatable done in PVC and who does them in Hypalon©. Let’s make clear what are pro and cons of both materials once and for all.   What is PVC PVC stands for Poly Vynil Chloride, and it is…

Guide to buy a good RHIB

Guide to buy a good RHIB   Winter season is the best moment of the year to evaluate a purchase of a Rhib. It’s the moment where to study new design, fix what needs to be done, test the engine, make everything to be ready to go on first day of good weather and enjoy…

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How NOT to store your SUP

How NOT to store your SUP   One of most common mistake while storing a sup is the roll up process. Well rolling it up is not the wrong thing, what’s wrong is keeping it rolled up and de-inflated for long period, especially in summer. The bended parts create corners, where the tension of the…

What is a Yokohama Fender?

What is a Yokohama Fender?   The most common device for side to side berth between boats or on pontoon (technically called STS, STQ and STB operations) is the Yokohama rubber fender. This device is the most versatile because can be used even on inclined berth, is lighter than foam or solid rubber and offer…