NMEA2000: what is it and which are the advantages?

NMEA2000: what is it and which are the advantages?   NMEA2000 is a communication protocol used in the marine environment characterized by an open architecture. Precisely this peculiarity guarantees complete and fast interoperability between engines, sensors and instruments as never before possible. We are not talking, therefore, of a company or a product, but of…

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Tube diameter: better big or small?

Tube diameter: better big or small?   The diameter of the tubes is generally functional to the size of the boat. If the dinghy has a tubular section that is too small it becomes a boat, while if it is too large it becomes a balloon. The dimensional range usually fluctuates from a minimum of…

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…

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…