10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Titanic

The RMS Titanic may be one of the most famous vessels in the world. The story of the ill-fated ship has been told and re-told, since it sank in April 1912, and was also made infamous by the 1997 box office, hit movie, ‘Titanic’. There are some facts about the Titanic that are common knowledge, such as the fact that there were not enough lifeboats fitted to save the lives of everyone on board, but

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The Evolution of the Navy – Part One – Before the ‘Navy Royal’

For anyone who has any interest in the British maritime industry, the most famous institution currently in place is definitely the Royal Navy. Of course, the Royal Navy is hardly a modern concept, as it’s been in existence for hundreds of years, so in this blog, the first in an ongoing series, we’re going to take a closer look at the evolution of this proudly British maritime body. As you might expect, it usually pays

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The High Speed Seas

Here at Offshore Supplies, we’re very used to seeing boats and ships being put to a variety of uses. As marine suppliers online, it’s our job to equip such craft for success as they head out to sea, and we’re pretty accustomed to providing supplies for plenty of multipurpose craft. For example, we know all about boats for sports purposes… …boats for leisure purposes… …boats for military purposes… …and even boats for commerce… …but this

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Maritime Matters #2 – Morse Code

In the second of our ongoing series concerning various different maritime matters, we’re going to look at another form of sea-faring communication, but this time, it’s the turn of what’s probably the most famous system of all. We are, of course, talking about Morse code. If the semaphore is a visual form of communication, then conventional Morse code brings an auditory element to the table, allowing messages to be deciphered by a listener or observer,

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Maritime Matters #1 – Semaphore

As boat chandlers, the team here at Offshore Supply regularly encounter a lot of idiosyncrasies that only take place on the deck of a ship or a boat. Unless you’re involved in some form of maritime work, it’s perhaps unlikely that you’ll ever have come across many of them before, and so with that in mind, we thought we’d introduce a new series of articles to bring you more information about some of these interesting

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Coniston Power Boats Records Week Approaches

The world of boating encompasses a great many different types of boat classes, and throughout history, a lot of impressive feats have been attempted from the deck of a boat (even if that deck is a very small deck indeed). However, few boating records have lived on in public memory for quite so long as those of Donald Campbell; his is a truly enduring legacy. Campbell and Coniston Perhaps most famous for his untimely death

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Marine Chandlery – A Guide For Every Eventuality

The world of marine chandlery is incredibly varied, and unless you find yourself at sea for any length of time you probably won’t realise just how diverse the equipment that you might need actually is. When you know you’re going on such a venture, you’ll know that you need boat chandlers like us to help you out, but you may not know just how much we can do to ensure that your ship stocks are

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How to Use Marine Cleaning Chemicals Safely

Your boat is doubtless your pride and joy, so you want to do as much as possible to keep it looking its best. That means that you’ll want to invest in the best quality marine cleaning chemicals possible to make sure your boat is properly taken care of. The issue, however, is that effective marine cleaning agents are often quite potent in terms of the strength of the chemicals they’re made up of. In a

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4 Essential Pieces of Safety Equipment for Your Boat

Enjoying the water on your vessel of choice is one of the purest and most satisfying pleasures any person could ever hope to enjoy. But, as every good sailor knows, even the most innocent looking water can quickly become deadly if the circumstances turn against you. There’s no reason in the world you should ever be prevented from boating, it’s more than just a hobby, the sea water soon begins to run through your veins

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Boat Maintenance Checklist for Dummies – Top Care Tips

Whatever type of boat you have – from yachts to powerboats – you want to spend your time on board relaxing and enjoying yourself, so cleaning and boat maintenance can seem like an unnecessary chore. However, if you spend a little time carrying out our top boat care tips, then you can avoid spending large amounts of time and money fixing bigger problems caused by neglect. Regular boat maintenance and cleaning, and using the best

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