Life is always nicer when you have a holiday to look forward to, so why not make this year a year to take a cruise? With so much of the world to see, a cruise offers the best way to see the world one nautical mile at a time. As leading marine suppliers online for all things to keep even the most extensive ship sailing smoothly, we explore some of the best world-class cruise liners.
Ever wondered about the rules of naming naval ships? Well, essentially, there isn’t any formal rule. However, how they do get their names is one that historians have pondered for many centuries. As a leading supplier of marine products in the UK, we explore the importance a name has for a vessel, the historical naming of ships and the importance the royal family plays in the British Navy. Following our previous blogs about how a
Large ships command the seas, are built to withstand extremely challenging weather conditions in stormy waters, and can carry thousands of tonnes at a time. However, the concept of a gigantic ship floating on water can only be explained by science. As a leading supplier of marine products in the UK, we are interested in how these magnificent vessels work. From how big ships are made to how they float, we need to know this
Naval ships are impressive vessels. Commanding the seas worldwide, they require strength and durability. Alongside this, the most imperative component is their ability to float effortlessly on the waters. Previously we covered where naval ships were built and how long it took, but when it comes to the actual construction, there are various materials used to ensure the safety and stability of these giant naval ships when carrying out their work. As an online chandlery,
Naval ships have been the guardians of the seas for centuries. Before motorised vehicles, commercial airlines, and the world connecting train lines, travelling across the globe was by sea and sea alone. However, one of the downsides to open waters, especially for a nation whose borders are entirely coastlines, is the possibility of criminal activity. Thankfully, the Royal Navy is at hand to monitor the ever-growing busy seas for the UK. Monitoring these waters requires
Superyachts are the epitome of luxury and wealth, with only 5,376 on the waters. The most expensive of the vessels is owned by Robert Kuok and is worth a jaw-dropping £3.9 billion. Its master bedroom features an impressive statue made with genuine bones from a tyrannosaurus rex and the yacht is built from solid gold. As marine suppliers online, we can supply marine engine spares for any sized vessels, including superyachts, megayachts and regular yachts,
There are many beautiful marinas worldwide, from the smallest moorings with modest but beautiful backdrops to the largest fleets in the most opulent locations around the globe. Only a fine collection of these marinas will cater for the incredible superyachts owned by the richest of the world’s population. And as a company that offers high-quality marine supplies such as our marine tape and deck hardware for even the largest of ships and yachts, we love
Naming a boat is an important task. It doesn’t matter whether it is a small rowing boat or a superyacht; a name gives it a personality. Traditionally naming a ship or vessel after a significant woman in your life would be seen as the standard way to go, but as with many traditions, it is no longer the rule. Over the years, many boats and yacht owners have become quite creative with their names, using
Much like car owners, some boat owners love to wash their boats after every trip. Some clean them meticulously each week, and some never wash them the entire time they own them. Then there is everyone in between who cleans them every so often. If you are in the “every so often” camp, you may wonder why you see your harbour neighbour washing their boat after every trip, regardless of the duration. But are they
A lot of traditions surround naming a ship. In olden times it was bad luck to change your ships name once it had one, so committing to a name for your boat can seem a scary decision. That is why, in today’s blog, we’re helping you to decide on the perfect name for your boat. A Little Romance Always Helps In previous centuries, having women on a ship at sea was considered bad luck.