It might be September, but the summer fun isn’t over yet. In fact, in the boating world, the excitement has only just begun. There are boat and yachting shows taking place worldwide in the coming months, and here at Offshore Supply, we’re going to break down some of our favourites and the reasons you should consider attending. Yachting shows are some of the most anticipated events in the boating calendar. They’re glamorous, luxurious, and fun
Whether you’re setting sail on a month’s long trip or just heading out for the day, it’s vital that you always keep sustainability in the forefront of your planning. Here at Offshore Supply, we want to ensure that you have a safe trip for both everyone on board, and the environment. This is why we do our best to provide you with the best marine supplies on the market so you can have
As we head into summer, there is nothing better than taking the boat out on the water with the whole family or a group of friends. Whether a lake, canal or the ocean, there is just something so wonderous about sailing the waves, enjoying some food and drink and relaxing in the sunshine on your very own vessel. But while boating is a great summertime activity, it can also be dangerous, and safety precautions must
It’s been a tough last couple of years for the cruising industry. Cruising steamed to a halt in the wake of COVID-19, with some of the first initial big breakouts occurring on cruise ships way back at the start of 2020. But with the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out across the world and people starting to venture out again and pick up their holidays where they left off, cruising looks set to take off again.
The UK’s departure from the EU means changes to the way boats cruise and sail in EU waters. From the EU’s perspective, the UK now has third country status without the rights to free movement that EU citizens have. As a result, recreational boats in EU waters will be treated no differently from boats arriving anywhere else in the world. If you are taking a vessel in or out of the UK’s 12-mile limit, you
Regular boat maintenance is key to keeping your vessel safe and reliable, keeping repair bills to a minimum and ensuring it retains its resell value. There are fundamental elements that require constant maintenance and a few that require checking at regular intervals to ensure everything is in working order. Here’s how you can keep your boat’s interior in good working condition. Boat Engine Maintenance Engine maintenance may be left to a professional, but there are
There’s nothing like heading out for a day on the water by yourself or in the company of friends and family. Sailing is a way to destress and get some well-needed fresh air. Amongst all the laughter and enjoyment, it can be easy to forget health and safety essentials, especially if you frequent the waters and are confident with your sailing abilities. However, even the most experienced on a boat can get into an accident.
One of the UK’s historic pleasure steamers, MY Raven, is getting a brand-new makeover to help it return to the Lake District following lockdown and give its passengers a greener, more environmentally friendly voyage. The old engines have been replaced by two new fuel-saving engines, helping the vessel to reduce fuel consumption by up to 4,000 litres a year. The new engines are also much quieter, giving passengers a more enjoyable experience all round. History
Boating is a great activity that can be enjoyed solo, with friends or with the whole family. Taking to the sea, the lakes, or even the lochs in Scotland, is a wonderful way to spend the day enjoying the sights and sounds, doing some fishing or just taking a break from being on land.
Winter conditions bring their own set of unique challenges to maintaining ships. Numbed hands in freezing conditions makes cleaning your ship hard enough – you want to be sure that the equipment that you are relying on is trustworthy and sturdy enough.