Marine sanctuaries where fishing is totally banned and marine life can thrive, represent less than two percent of the global ocean. Yet every day, these rare protected places are threatened by industrial fishing fleets that enter these sanctuaries to fish illegally. The illegal trade of wildlife, including shark fins, represents a global lucrative industry and governments in lower-income and developing countries struggle to keep the bad guys at bay. The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador have the largest concentration of sharks on the planet. I know this first hand because I lead this study published in more info here.
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Miami is simply the best city the United States to have a boat show. Or as is the case this weekend, boat shows plural that make it relatively easy shop for everything from private yachts measuring over feet long and center console powerboats bulging with multiple outboards capable of producing over 2, horsepower, to a myriad of footers that any fisherman would drool over. Grace E is the largest boat in any of the shows in Miami this weekend. The feet long Grace E is not only the largest yacht on display the weekend. Grace E is also large enough to accommodate 16 guests in seven guest cabins with a full beam main deck master suite and two main deck VIP staterooms. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 12 and will give interested buyers an idea of what they will be able to do if they order their own foot AMELS superyacht that could be ready as soon as early next year.
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Not surprisingly, the market for custom and semicustom boats has been gathering momentum in recent years as more wealth is concentrated in the hands of the so-called one percent. As sales have grown, more and more of these highly personalized boats are showing up on the brokerage market where their presence has become almost commonplace. The level of customization differs from builder to builder — Venture and Jupiter may offer less in the way of customization than, say, Contender or Nor-Tech, but one might also say that Ventures and Jupiters are so well conceived that only a semicustom builder can approach that kind of quality. At the end of the day, all of these boats are among the most expensive in their class and it's instructive to see what they cost, both new and used. For the casual boat owner happy with his ten-year-old footer, the prices of the high-end center consoles like those below give real meaning to what sticker-shock is all about.
We talk about all kinds of things here at GameSpot, but one area in which we remain sorely lacking is our discussion of boats. It is, in fact, the boat to end all boats. Here are five reasons why:.