Many navies around the world are distinguished by their uniforms, with the British Royal Navy having served as a template standard across the world. In this blog, we consider what distinguishes navies from around the world and the significance of their uniforms.
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Most navies are impressive in their own ways, but in this article, we are going to focus on some of the most imposing ships from navies around the world. We can only begin to imagine the industrial-scale operations involved in the simplest duties on these behemoths – even basic cleaning must take a while to complete on some of these ships. HMS Queen Elizabeth Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of
Marine ecosystems are wonderful terrains filled with creatures that surface dwellers often only see on television. These fantastical creatures are often dubbed with some very strange names; of note are the aptly named blobfish, the bloater and the suckermouth, names which conjure up some fairly fantastical ideas, if you’ve never seen one before. So, here we’ll explore this theme further by using Christmas as a jumping off point for thinking about amazing fish and marine
You’re an avid eco-warrior, but you’re worried that your current boat cleaning practices are causing harm to the Earth – have no fear, because we’re going to demonstrate which products are the best for friends of the Earth to use, as well as how often you should consider cleaning your boat. Toxicity and Biodegradation These are the two main factors that you will want to be considering, when choosing a cleaner; however, biodegradation should
Seals, penguins, fish and birds are all suffering from the twelve million tonnes of plastic waste that are dumped into the oceans each year; what’s worse is that while most of us are aware of these problems, we continue to do it. As ship chandlers, we want to educate people about the issue and give advice on how individuals can reduce their own plastic consumption. Let’s protect our beautiful yachting and boating experiences by cleaning
It’s that time of year again: jingle bells are ringing, Frosty’s wrapping up warm and Santa’s got his sack of presents at the ready. Christmas can be celebrated anywhere, and that includes on a boat. You might need to make adequate preparations for this holiday season’s boat decorations and we’re here to provide you with the tips you need to make your boat jolly this Christmas. Invest in Boat Cabin Supplies Christmas lights are a
Defining your sea-faring vessels can be a tricky job, and it can lead to arguments if you’re not careful. For example, you would never want to insult a fellow sailor by implying that their yacht was a boat, but sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. This article will help you to distinguish between different types of vessels so that you’ll be confident in your marine vocabulary.
There’s something about the ocean which exudes adventure, excitement and romance. Whether setting off on a quest to discover lands anew, lost treasures or mysterious sea creatures, there’s something which has always occupied the minds of sailors – maybe it’s stories of swashbuckling pirates and their deadly obsession with gold? Here we take a look at three of the dastardliest crooks of the ocean and how they ‘shivered the timbers’ of the world around them.
Ever wondered when yachts became the symbol of luxury they are today? They did not start off as luxury vessels to transport the wealthy. In fact, their origins are a bit humbler than that and can be traced back as far as the 17th century. Where Did Yachts Come From? The word yacht is derived from the Dutch word ‘jacht’ which means hunt. This being because the Dutch navy would pursue pirates and similar other