Onboard Health and Safety Essentials

Life buoy

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.

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Green Makeover for Ullswater Steamer

Tourists aboard the 'Raven' on Ullswater, in the English Lake District

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 The old engines have been replaced by two new fuel-saving engines, helping the vessel to reduce fuel consumption by up to 4,000 litres a year.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

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Top 5 Boating Essentials


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 Preparations for Your Vessel

Classic postcard view of famous Hallstatt lakeside town in the Alps with traditional passenger ship on beautiful Hallstattersee in mystical twilight during blue hour in winter, Salzkammergut, Austria

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.

What are the Best Boat Cleaning Products to Effectively Clean Specific Areas of Your Boat?

unitor disclean

Some of the best boat cleaning products are sold by Offshore Supply. In this blog, we explain which of our products you should be using and where on your ship they are best applied, including: For the Engine and Machinery We have a lot of potential cleaners that could be used on your engines and machinery, and here are just a few: Unitor ACC Plus – It’s all in the title – this cleaner is

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Everything About Refitting and Maintaining Your Superyacht

Yacht at Sea

Maintaining or upgrading a superyacht takes time, preparation, and plenty of money. In this article, we take a closer look at what superyacht owners need to know about how to maximise efficiency on their yacht upkeep. Regular Maintenance Refitting your superyacht can be quite a chore that keeps your asset off the sea for months on end. When investing in a new superyacht, it is important that you choose (or build) a yacht with an

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Top Tips for Buying Your First Yacht

Purchasing a yacht is a substantial financial commitment, and it can be challenging to choose the right kind of boat for you if you have no prior experience. Deciding to buy a luxury motor is more an investment than a purchase; as aside from the actual cost of the boat, you also need to consider the fees involved in owning and operating a yacht. Here is a general guide to buying your first yacht, including

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Clean & Maintain Your Ship

Container Ship

Ensuring that your vessel is properly cleaned and maintained is an extensive job, no matter how large your boat is. It takes time and preparation to make your ship ready to set sail in the best condition but ensuring that your boat is maintained and cleaned to a high standard is an essential part of owning a boat. In this blog, we will take a look at why now is the perfect time to clean

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Ship Waste Management – Brand Spotlight

cruise ship

In this blog, we’re looking at how Gamazyme products can improve your ship cleaning routine. These tough cleaning agents have helped thousands of ships to keep clean and hygienic, but to get the most out of your investment you need to know how to use them.   The Advantages of Using Gamazyme Products These marine cleaning products are designed to be safe and effective solutions for your ship’s drain lines and sewage. Keeping your ship’s

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Superyacht Spotlight: Octopus

City of Rijeka yachting waterfront evening view, Kvarner bay, Croatia

This playfully named superyacht was previously owned by Paul Allen, former CEO of Microsoft, and is currently on the market after its refit in 2019. Initially made in 2003, this updated ship is looking for a new captain to steer it onto new adventures. Dimensions At 126.2 metres, the Octopus can hold twenty-six guests across its thirteen rooms, as well as fifty-seven members of staff. It was built by Lurssen, a German-owned and family-run business

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