Breaking News

Here’s some interesting news which I’ve just come across; Sealine are updating the model range to make the ‘name’ truly reflect the size of the boat.  I’ve inserted the information below for everyone to see:

 

SEALINE UPDATES ITS MODEL RANGE

Sealine has today (13th February) announced changes to its model ranges in line with both current and future product development programmes. The new badging, which becomes effective this week, will reflect the true overall length of each boat

Commenting on the changes Bill Griffiths Managing Director of Sealine said

“It provides an important opportunity to offer consistency across all of our markets and brings to an end any confusion over the true size of each of our models. This initiative is part of a continuing programme of repositioning Sealine in line with our growing range of high quality, high spec and engineered innovative luxury motor boats. We have added new finishes and materials across all our ranges as well as some unique features which we believe offer today’s boater something that is truly different. I believe this new badging will help to redefine us further in our new direction.”

The Sealine models will be changed as follows:

New Model Name Previous model LOA (m) LOA (ft)
S380 SC35 11.83m 38’ 10”
S450 SC42 13.90 45’ 7”
F450 F42 13.90 45’ 8”
C490 C48 15.44 50’ 8”
F490 F48 15.44 50’ 8”
F380 F37 11.56 37’ 8” To be launched this Autumn

The T Series, T50 and T60, will keep their existing model names. A new Sealine brochure is now available as a CD or download and the Sealine website is being updated to reflect the changes.

For further media information please contact Sue Hardwick on 020 7499 8600 / 07710 260743 or email susan@hardwickpr.com

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

Images – Jan ’13

I’ve found some more pictures to share and a couple of these will need to be identified if you can.

So, who figured out that the mystery Sealine in Images – Oct ’12 was an SC42?

For this months mystery boat, I’ve got a stern view of a flybridge reflected in the water.  If you need a clue; there is one of these for sale outside the front of the Sealine South Coast office at Hamble Point Marina…

SDIM1466 low resAnother little tester for you – where was this shot taken?  The fact that the boats are moored up ‘stern-to’ is a good clue!!

SDIM0043 low resSome self indulgence now.  I took this shot last summer in the Solent.  She’s one of the J-class yachts practising before the race the following day.

© Richard Corbett 2012… and here’s a RIB making it’s way up the Hamble River.  If you don’t recognise this part of the Hamble, that’s because it’s North of the motorway!!

© Richard Corbett 2013

If you have any boat pics, unusual boats or point of view, any partial shots that we could use for the mystery boat shot or just shots of you and the crew out on your boat, then let me know and I’ll post them on the Blog.

Happy boating, Rich -)

Fantastic!  Dan from Windermere Marina in Cumbria (https://twitter.com/DanTheMarinaMan) has sent me two shots of boats covered in snow – thanks Dan!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALook at those icicles!!

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The water coming out of the anchor locker drain has frozen and attached itself to the lake – crazy!

A bet Dan’s not the only person with shots of boats covered in snow.  Come on folks, dig those pics out…

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

 

London International Boat Show 2013

Hello all.

Just a quick note to say that I am going to be at LIBS between Friday and Sunday.  Drop by the Sealine stand (A250-6) if you want to let me know what you think of the Blog or even just to say hello.

I will be putting a new ‘Skipper’s Tip’ on the Blog next week, so keep a weather eye out for that.  Then at the end of January I’ll put my next ‘Big Adventure’ from last year up, which will be the press event I attended in Florida in July…

Don’t forget to come along to the Sealine South Coast demonstration weekend at the Hamble Point Marina near Southampton on 26/27th January.  Also, don’t forget to let me know if you have anything interesting you’d like to share with the other followers.

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

 

Merry Christmas 2012

Holly corner

 

Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year for all my faithful followers.

I haven’t had time to share all my adventures from 2012 with you yet, so next year I will be bringing you more of my adventures from 2012 and I will be continuing to share my Skipper’s Tips with you.

All the best for 2013, let’s hope it’s a great year for us all.

Rich 🙂

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

 

 

 

Images – Nov ’12

Hi folks.

I’m in Florida at the moment as we have some more guys from the world press looking at our latest models.  We’ve been in and out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with the F48 (keep an eye out for the Grand East Coast Tour adventure, which will be coming soon), the fabulous and definitely my personal favourite C48 and the SC38 (US version of the hugely popular SC35).

As I’m out here in the sun I thought the least I could do was take some pictures for those of you in not so sunny Europe; just to share some of the warmth of course…

To start, a little panorama of the famous Port Everglades and the 17th street bridge.  You wouldn’t believe the number of cruise ships that come in and out of this port. So, time for a quick competition now I reckon. Who knows which hotel this shot was taken from?

To help you out, here’s a picture taken from the back of the hotel…

Now, the boat featured in this next shot is not a Sealine!  Believe it or not, it’s Steven Spielberg’s little toy, Seven Seas.  Here’s a link I found which gives some details: http://www.bornrich.com/entry/steven-spielberg-sets-sail-on-seven-seas-his-new-200-million-toy/

Here are the boats we’ve been testing…

… and lastly, me getting a tad creative with the camera

If you have some pictures you’d like to share let me know and I’ll put them up. Obviously, as the blog is all about being on the water a maritime connection is important but don’t worry if you are not up to professional photographer standard (after all, I’m hardly David Bailey myself) it’s just great to see how you enjoy yourselves on and around the water.  If you have a story to go with the pictures, then all the better.

Please feel free to comment on any of the posts in the blog – I’d would love to hear all about your adventures.  If anyone has any questions I’m happy to answer those too, although I only profess to be any good at leisure boating, so don’t expect pearls of wisdom on subjects like politics, the economy, sartorial elegance or what time of year to prune fruit trees!

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

To share…

This marvellous piece of work by the BBC was sent to me the other day and I think I’d really like to share it…

It just goes to show how lucky we are to be a part of this great world and how much there is to see if you are prepared to go and look for it!

If you have anything wonderful like this to share, please send it to me.  It could be some type of adventure story or even a video of you and your family on holiday on your boat but whatever it is send to me as soon as you can and I’ll put it in this post for all to see.

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventures.

Images – Oct ’12

As many of you know, I am an avid photographer – yes, that’s correct, my life is not totally consumed by being on the water.  Therefore, I have decided to share my pictures with you as well as my adventures and my ‘handy’ skipper’s tips.

Naturally, the bulk of the shots have a maritime feel as being on or around the water is very important to me and they are not all shots of Sealines either!!!  However, over the years I have accumulated a number of images showing parts of Sealine boats; those of you with a trained and knowledgeable eye will undoubtedly be able to identify which models these shots are of…

If anyone has any pictures that they think would be suitable to show, please send them to me and I’ll put them up.

So, here are some to start the ball rolling:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_(ship)
Identify Sealine #1?

This has been another Captain Corbett’s Adventure.  If I’m not on Jersey teaching a private tuition Day Skipper theory or Yachtmaster theory course, then I’m either spending time with someone on their boat, giving them the confidence to take their boat out with their family and friends on board or I’m off somewhere exotic delivering a boat. Either way, I’ll write it up and put it on the Blog for you all to see, so keep popping back to see my most recent adventure.