Handover Kit Essentials

Jul 27, 2023

Congratulations! You’ve just closed on your new yacht, and you eagerly anticipate your journey to an exotic tropical destination, but do consider it is still a boat before you rush to grab the board shorts and sunscreen. That is to say, being...

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Jun 28, 2021

The Importance of a Dinghy

It’s been said that the dinghy is to your cruising boat as the car is to the family home. It’s true. You’ve settled on the cruising boat of your dreams, but it won’t be half as fun out there if you don’t have a way to get...

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Sailing Sunday Waffles: Leopard 48 Owner Story

Jan 13, 2021

Natalie and Wade are a full-time live aboard couple from Saratoga Springs, Utah. Together, they own a Leopard 48 that they closed in August of 2020 from The Moorings Yacht Brokerage. They finished their last few years of college in Hawaii and after,...

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Leopard 44 Charter Fleet Phaseout Testimonial

Dec 09, 2020

New Owners

Eileen and Brown Councill have recently started their YouTube journey to document their lives sailing around the world. In 2020, they made the adventurous decision to leave their 4 year home in Qingdao, China to sail around the world. To...

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How to Properly Read Channel Markers While Driving Your Boat

Oct 29, 2020

Boating Tips

Imaginary Water Road

Just as important as proper roads are for cars, boats need guidance to ensure safe passage. So when you head out on your first sea trial, how do you know if you are on the imaginary water road? The IALA (International...

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Owner Story: Leopard 44

Oct 22, 2020

New Adventures

Travis Massingale is a proud new owner of a Sunsail 444. Travis picked up his boat in St. Thomas during mid-August and has owned, ‘ADOFRI’ for about 2 months now. He plans to become a full time live aboard after about a year. The...

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Anchors in The Moorings Fleet

Sep 03, 2020

Pop onto any Facebook group or internet forum about sailing and ask what type of anchor is best and you’ll likely be embroiled in a lively discussion. Not since you asked about “catamaran vs. monohull” will you have seen such passionate discussion...

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Moorings Brokerage Top Tips Coming into Dock

Jul 23, 2020

Boating Tips


Coming into dock is typically a bit more of a challenge than leaving it. That said I have probably seen as many dramas unfold leaving it! I haven’t played golf in a long time living on a small Caribbean island, but I do remember the...

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Complete Guide to Provisioning for Cruising

Jun 19, 2020

Running a yacht is essentially a management exercise. The sailing is the easy bit! Maintenance, passage planning, etc all gets done by the crew, who need to be feed. So you could argue is one of the most important parts. For me it is actually the...

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The Tale of a Salty Dog

Jun 12, 2020

The Tale of a Salty Dog… (Or, How to Sail with Humans)

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