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Tips for Taking Your Dog Boating
Nothing is more exhilarating that the smell of the sea and the wind in your hair as you sail carefree under a warm sun. If you enjoy boating, there’s no reason not to take your best friend with you. After all, dogs love going places with their owners.

Most dogs enjoy water, they are instinctive swimmers and very few dogs are afraid of the water (except during bath time!). Nothing beats a warm summer day out on a boat with the companionship of your dog. Dogs are an important part of most families and a holiday just isn’t a holiday if you leave your first mate at home. Safety is important on a boat and it is especially important if you take your dog along with you. There are a few simple things you can do to make sure your day out on sea (or the lake) doesn’t turn into a scene from Titanic.

Let's start with the basics for what you need to know when taking your dog boating:
  1. Invest in a canine life jacket.
  2. Do not encourage your dog to drink water from the lake or sea.
  3. Consider purchasing and applying sunscreen for your dog.
  4. Have a plan in place when your dog needs to relieve himself or herself.

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Need to sell? The Boating Market is HOT!
In today's HOT market, Sailboats and Yachts are selling fast. Please contact us today to get your yachts free evaluation and get it on the market. Summer is almost in full swing, so act now if you need to sell.

Check out our New Boat inventory!
2021 Bavaria CR34
With the CRUISER 34 we have succeeded in bringing together the most important aspects of sailing – sailing pleasure and spaciousness – in one boat. This yacht has excellent – and very safe – sailing characteristics. The XXL cockpit area is pleasantly commodious during sailing and in between. And below deck there is all the room you need for six people.

2021 Bavaria C50
A touch of superyacht, even below deck. Everything feels enormous. For example, sit on the big lounge sofa at the saloon table, surrounded by lots of natural light streaming in through the stylish light‐strip.
2022 Bavaria SR41
The BAVARIA SR41 kicks off a new line of motorboats from BAVARIA YACHTS. It combines the best of the sporty BAVARIA S-line and the BAVARIA R-line. A comfortable cockpit, a large sunbed which can be transformed in no time into a lounge area with a table right on the waterfront and a large bathing platform.

2022 Bali Catspace
The integral deck, efficient for sailing, allows you to move smooth around the various spaces, from the aft platform with bench seat to the forward cockpit with lounge and sunbathing area.
2021 Bavaria C45
When they designed the BAVARIA C45, they wanted to create a yacht which people would feel completely at home on – with features like the huge bathing platform, big cockpit and bright saloon – and also a yacht of the utmost flexibility.
2021 Bavaria C42
A modern, innovative hull shape with chines and a V-shaped bow developed by BAVARIA YACHTS guarantee both the best sailing performance and an unusually large amount of space below deck.
2021 Bavaria Vida 33
The BAVARIA VIDA 33 is available in two versions, an open version and a version with a hard top. Together with the sporty hull design with recessed hull windows, the result is the BAVARIA VIDA 33’s dynamically elegant silhouette.

2022 Catalina 425
The Catalina 425 is an all-new design that assumes the position in the Catalina line held by the legendary Catalina 42. Contact us about special introductory pricing!

2022 Catalina 315
The new 315 continues moving the Catalina brand to a higher level of performance, finish and engineering achievement. The 315 sails into the global marketplace with all the style and refinement of the larger Catalina 5 Series boats.

Looking for something else? View all of our other inventory and our large selection of pre-owned boats at www.cruisingyachts.net!
A Boater’s Guide to Marine Life Rescue
In 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 17 entangled whales off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, and other countries from U.S. commercial fishing gear.

CALIFORNIA一 A sunny day out on the water, a slight chop to the wave, and a clear view of Catalina across the horizon. A boater thinks they see something bobbing in the waves but they can’t quite determine if it is just a white cap or a piece of trash that accidentally dumped into the ocean. They get a little closer out of curiosity, and the idea of pulling out the trash before a marine animal can ingest it or become entangled in the piece of mankind that doesn’t belong in the ocean. It is too late; the piece of fishing gear has been tangled with a humpback whale that was on its way up the coast during its migration.

In its 2020 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary, NOAA reported that there were 13 confirmed reports of whales entangled in some type of fishing gear off the California coast. But there are more than just whales living off the coast that have found themselves entangled in garbage, fishing lines, crab gear, and whatever else is in the ocean.

Like a pale wraith, it came down softly from high on the jagged green ridge where the gods live, preceded only by errant puffs of warm, moist air. It enveloped our yacht, closing off the beach and the reef from view, and it pounded the calm bay into colorless slate, pockmarked by pellets of water. Standing under the cockpit awning as water cascaded off in hissing sheets, the sheer impact of this tropical deluge made it seem hard to breathe, as though the air was being sucked away by the falling rain.

But it departed as quickly as it had come, leaving behind dozens of tall waterfalls on the sheer mountain sides, while the coco palms along the beach glistened with silver in the sunlight. In the distance, a double rainbow arched over the reef, and the trade winds soon filled in with their warm softness.

I realized I’d been holding my breath…..

But then, the sheer beauty of French Polynesia had taken my breath away from the moment that I arrived in Tahiti for a week-long charter starting on the island of Raiatea. Stepping out of the cool airplane, you are struck by the almost palpable scent of flowers and the heavy cloak of humidity makes shorts and a light shirt worth any strange looks when passing through the San Francisco airport.

Anatomy of a Boat 101
Experience Yachting in California - Cruising out of San Diego to the Coronado Islands
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