Our authors share informative and inspirational stories that will motivate, challenge and get you out on the water. Whether you are searching for a new destination, looking for maintenance tips & tricks or guidance before venturing out onto the water, there is sure to be something to pique your interest.
Famous lighthouses around the world
Lighthouses have long captured the imagination of boaters and the wider public. They attract curiosity regarding the buildings and the rugged individuals who crewed them...
Five phrases with nautical origins
Are you ‘toeing the line’, ‘taken aback’ or travelling ‘as the crow flies’? Then you owe something to the seafaring tradition when using them...
There are many fast and hard rules for superstitions in the seafaring world. Die-hard sailors of yore would often refuse to the leave the dock...
Troubleshooting your marine electronics
Marine electronics are very reliable as long as they have power, data and the correct settings...
Getting back onto the water
Here's a simplified check list of the things you should potentially think about when getting ready for the season ahead.
Boat app picks for easier boating
Discover nine apps recommended to add something to your boating experience afloat and fire your imagination ashore.
Knowing the state of the weather and anticipating whether it is likely to change can make all the difference to your boating day.
Five of the best south and east Baltic marinas
What the Baltic summer loses in length, it more than makes up for in terms of fantastic boating grounds with amazing scenery and destinations.
Top tips to save fuel
There are some simple trips to save fuel on a passage. Very simply, the use of an autopilot will measurably save you fuel by managing your journey in terms of taking the most direct route, navigating…
Balancing your VHF radio’s squelch
“The only thing a witch cares about is squelching children.” So wrote children’s author, Roald Dahl. When it comes to marine VHF transceivers a key thing we care about is squelching background…
What happens to my boat if I stop receiving GPS data? In the very rare event that the satellites of the GPS global positioning system fail or are taken offline, you’ll still be fine. Here are five useful tips…
Entering a bay
There is nothing more satisfying than dropping the hook in out of the way inlets, coves and alongside sheltered shorelines. But first you have to approach your intended anchorage safely.
Whether or not you plan any large passages, or do your boating locally, an autopilot enhances your time afloat.
About VHF Radios
A VHF radio is arguably the first piece of marine electronics you are always going to want on your boat. It is a highly recommended...
Gentle Giants: The Endangered Whale Shark
Brad Norman spends his days exploring the oceans with a heavy heart and the knowledge that the existence and safety of Whale Sharks are under threat.
It’s Autumn now across Australia, which means one thing…..Tuna run. We spoke to Michael and Hayley Bonnici, in New South Wales, to get some tips on how they target Tuna.
Dealing with seasickness
Concerned about someone getting seasick while out on a boat? Here are 10 tips on avoiding mal de mer and what to do if things get tricky.
Safe swimming off your boat
There’s nothing nicer than heading out to an anchorage or remote river reach to take a cooling dip off your boat. Follow our top 10 tips for lots of overboard fun…
Discover by boat. Exploring the world’s third longest fjord.
The nature of Norway’s coast means that there is a lifetime’s worth of experiences awaiting those who manage to get some form of boating in there…
Preparing for night passages
Marine electronics have made night passages so much easier than ever before, but how should you prepare for cruising after the sun sets? Here are 10 top tips.
Nothing heard on VHF
How many times have you heard a VHF radio call where the message is weak or broken even if the boat is close by? Here are five cautionary tips…
Preparing for a longer trip
The phrase “fail to plan, plan to fail” is key to the preparation of a longer boating trip, be that inland, or offshore.
Choosing the right boat
A boat can charm you with its looks or catch your attention with its price, but will it be right? It’s important not to get rushed or caught up in the excitement...
Five of the best Adriatic marinas
Forming the interface between western and eastern European cultures, the Adriatic Sea offers an incredible playground that is hard to equal, anywhere in the world.
Most Memorable Fishing Day
Gina Cleaver shares her memorable fishing experience during the Easter weekend. She and her team were able to land a mammothy 2.7mtr sword fish.
We sat down with kingfish conqueror Mike Bonnici to talk tactics and how he uses his NSS evo3 equipped Sea Devil to find more fish than most.
Using Halo Radar to Catch Marlin
Never miss out on fishing opportunities again. The bird mode on the Simrad Halo radar is a lethal addition to any game fishing boat.
The indestructible sounder
A true story bought to you by boatie 'Mathew Carter'. His Simrad unit was fully submerged underwater for 5 days and it still worked after he retrieved it.
Predicting Fish Species
Jason Ehrlich talks about identifying the fish species on your Simrad sounder. In this article, he shares how to identify a few common species in Australia.
Restoring an old boat from scratch
Here's a story of boatie 'Jeremy Beange' who converted an already tried and tested hull into the boat he wanted.
Sydney's Summer Options
As the water heats up, so does the fishing off Sydney. Here’s some advice from Simrad pro-teamers Tom and Chloe Laurence on your summer options out of Australia’s biggest city.
Interpreting Billfish and Bait
Dane Radosevic reflects on how he interprets billfish and bait on his S2009 sounder.