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Hurricane Irene News Updates: Marinas Recommended Boat and Yacht Owners Remove Their Vessels

August 29, 2011

Prior to Hurricane Irene coming ashore on Friday and throughout the weekend, marinas across the East Coast recommended that owners of boats and yachts find safer mooring for their vessels.

Natural disasters, especially hurricanes bringing high wind and water, can have tremendous negative impact on marine vessels that are parked in marinas. Boats and yachts can be smashed together and vessels can be flooded. Flying objects tend do the most harm to boats. Anything that can be lashed down or stored away should be.

Below are news updates from various communities and yachting clubs across the East Coast. They help to show how the media and other organizations get the message out in advance of a major storm.

Update from CNN:  Floodwaters Surge as Tropical Storm Irene Lashes Northeast

From the South Shore of New Jersey:  Marinas Push To Get Boats Out of Water Before Irene

From Morningstar Marinas with locations in FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA:  “Hurricane Irene may affect several of our coastal marinas. Please contact your marina for further details.”

From the coast of Maine:  Maine Prepares as Mighty Storm Progresses

From the Virgina coast:  Local Marina Bracing for Hurricane Irene

From the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ: “This one must be taken seriously by our members.”

From the Annapolis Yacht Club of Annapolis, MD: Precautions and recommendations for securing your vessel.

From Newport, RI Bucket Regatta Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irene

City of New Rochelle, NY: New Rochelle Get Ready for Hurricane Irene


Boksa Marine Design to Exhibit at The 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX Show)

August 26, 2011

Boksa Marine Design will be exhibiting at The 2011  International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX Show) in Louisville, KY from Oct. 17 through Oct. 19.

IBEX Trade Show LogoThe International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX Show) is “where the business of boat building gets done.” Attendees and exhibitors include owners, operators, builders and anyone else who provides services to those within the commercial marine industry. The IBEX Show offers the ability to see and experience new innovations from leading marine manufacturers.

Boksa Marine Design is a yacht design, naval architecture and marine design firm located just outside of Tampa, Florida. BMD Inc. specializes in custom yacht design as well as commercial marine design and engineering.

BMD, Inc. will be exhibiting at the Kentucky Exposition Center at Booth # 1462.

Nick Boksa will be meeting with clients and vendors throughout the show. “We think the show offers a great opportunity for us to showcase our services to both new and existing clients,” says Boksa.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Boksa Marine Design, please contact us at (813) 654-9800 or

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Boksa Marine Design



The Monaco Yacht Show – Now Just One Month Away

August 22, 2011

The Monaco Yacht Show is now just one month away. One of the yachting industry’s largest shows, its where yacht enthusiasts come to see the world’s most luxurious, high-end and expensive yachts.

The show is open to professionals in the boating and luxury industries, members of the media and the general public making them a unique opportunity to:

  • See some of the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced yachts
  • Step aboard exhibiting superyachts
  • Attend social events with industry insiders
  • Meet representatives of yachting related service companies
  • Discover and engage with the latest industry products

Monaco Yacht Show: The Monaco Yacht Show allows first rate access to some of the most luxurious of large ships. The 2011 show will features a selection of 100 super and megayachts, from 80 feet to over over 300 feet.

  • September 21 – 24, 2011
  • Average of yachts on display: over 144 feet in length
  • All of the world’s largest and most respected yacht builders will be in attendance
  • Visit 500 exhibitors

Click here to see the list of yachts at the 2011 show. The Monaco Yacht Show website is where you can find all the information pertaining to the event.

To get a sense of what the event is really like, see the video below from

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference – IBEX SHOW – Is Now 2 Months Away

August 16, 2011

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference is now 2 months away, beginning with pre-conference workshops on October 16.

IBEX Trade Show LogoThe IBEX trade showNorth America’s largest marine trade event – supports interaction and communication between businesses and individuals involved in the greater marine industry.

Packed with workshops, seminars and special events this is an event not to be missed. And like most industry trade shows, the event is a perfect place for new introductions and networking opportunities.

Per the IBEX website, those who should attend include:

  • Professional boat builders (powerboat, sailboat, and yachts) / all materials.
  • Boat/yacht repair & maintenance yard owners and staff
  • Yacht designers, naval architects, engineers
  • Purchasing agents, sourcing & any staff who specifies purchases
  • Government & military engineers
  • Marine accessory manufacturers
  • Marine wholesalers & distributors
  • Marine dealer, or retailer
  • Marine manufacturer representatives
  • Marine surveyors
  • Marine consultants
  • Marine academics
  • Marine associations
  • Marina/storage owners & operators
  • Fabricators, laminators
  • Yacht captains, engineers, owners
  • Marine press, both trade and consumer

The Ibex event will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from October 17 – 19, 2011.

Click here to register for the IBEX show.

Considering Yacht Tenders

August 16, 2011

For luxury yacht owners, yacht tenders are an integral feature of the yachting lifestyle. They are enjoyable to operate by the owner and they give a certain freedom of movement and exploration that the larger yacht does not afford. The tender’s uses are multi-faceted and nearly limitless.

Yacht tenders can serve many purposes, including:

Yacht Tender Image

Photo courtesy of Navis Yacht Charter

  • transporting people
  • moving goods and supplies
  • use as a pleasure craft
  • use as a recreational toy – fishing, water skiing, diving, etc.
  • deployment as an expeditionary vehicle

Unless they have multiple tenders with specific uses (and many yacht owners do), most owners prefer a craft that is versatile and adaptable to multiple uses.

Beyond versatility, owners have many options to explore when choosing a tender. Those options begin with some simple questions:

  • How will the tender be used?
  • how many people will it need to carry?
  • what are the weight, height and length requirements?
  • will the tender be housed on deck or in a tender garage?
  • what systems will be required to get the boat on deck or into a garage?
  • what sea conditions will the tender be used in?

And beyond determining the usage requirements, owners will also want to consider the styling of their tenders.

Will the tender need to have the elegant and complementary styling of the mother vessel? Will the owner seek to extend a completely different look and feel to the tender? Should the tender be purchased or will it need to be designed and engineered?

Most designers will be happy to help craft a yacht tender that fits the vision that the owner carries.

If the tender is being designed in association with a larger vessel, the yacht designer and the builder will certainly be collaborating with the owner to determine the need and want requirements of the vessel. Naturally, the design of the larger vessel will need to be able to incorporate the small vessel.

Pneumatic Breakwater System Helps Make Tender Transfer Easier and Safer

August 11, 2011

In a news release from June 2011, SuperyachtTimes shared news that engineer and inventor Jean-Marc Beynet had developed an innovative pneumatic breakwater system to reduce the swell around a superyacht. It was created to assist tender operations, making it easier and safer to transfer guests from the superyacht to the tender.

Pneumatic Breakwater System

Image courtesy of the website

This pneumatic breakwater system uses bubble technology to lessen the swell amplitude, thereby calming the water immediately around the smaller vessel as it transfers people to the larger vessel. Jean-Marc Beynet refers to this as “making the sea quiet.”

Guest transfers from smaller vessels and tenders to larger vessels (like ferries, cruise ships and superyachts) can often be a challenge whe

n heavy wind and seas impact the stability of the smaller vessel. The actual transference of guests can be impacted causing potential guest injury and ship damage.

Beynet’s company offers two solutions that provide the pneumatic breakwater system. The first is device is DAHET, which attaches to or is part of the larger vessel. The second device, ATAP, would be engineered for use on wharves.

For superyachts the DAHET device can provide solutions for tender doors, floatable platforms and even sea terraces. The DAHET device can be attached to the hull of existing ships and can be engineered to most larger vessels as they are going through the design process.

To see the pneumatic breakwater system in action, see the video below. Inventor Jean-Marc Beynet speaks with a heavy French accent, but if you have four minutes to watch the video it is quite compelling.

Video courtesy of

Discovering Port Adriano; A Luxury Mediterranean Marina Servicing Yachts and Superyachts

August 11, 2011

The luxury marina of Port Adriano in Mallorca, Spain is one jewel of the Western Mediterranean.

Port Adriano Image

Photo courtesy of

Located due East of Valencia and due South of Barcelona, the Balearic Islands are largely composed of the four main islands of Mallorca (Majorca), Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. These islands are a premiere yachting destination for anyone exploring the Mediterranean and the coasts of France, Spain and Algeria.

Originally built in 1992, Port Adriano has recently undergone renovations guided by designer Philippe Stark transforming the already deluxe marina into an impressively luxurious destination. New additions include an expansion of commercial services, yacht charters, sailing and diving schools and more.

Port Adriano services visiting yachts and their guests by providing:

  • Boat Sales
  • Yacht Charters
  • A Nautical School
  • Boat Maintenance and Repair
  • A Diving Center
  • Boat Services
  • Mooring Rentals and Purchases
  • Restaurants
  • Boat Storage

Guest of the marina can enjoy unsurpassed shopping opportunities, nearby golf courses, beaches and historical sites.

Visitors to Port Adriano can also spend time at the opulent Port Adriano Spa & Golf Hotel, a 5 star retreat located adjacent to the marina.

Video courtesy of the Port Adriano Spa & Golf Hotel.

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