Winter time is not a wasted time for a yacht, some parts can well use a little care after the season, so that the time on the water is also really fun in the coming year.
The development of yacht electronics is progressing in leaps and bounds, making the equipment more user-friendly and versatile.
Paper nautical charts are part of the mandatory equipment according to which should be navigated, the onboard electronics should be used only as an aid.
In recreational boating, there is no TÜV that carries out regular inspections. This makes it all the more important for the owner himself to ensure that the machinery in the boat is regularly maintained.
Every year, more than 1000 outboard motors are reported stolen in Germany. This is shown by statistics from the Competence Center "Boat Crime" of the Constance Water Police.
The International Flag Alphabet is still a common way of communication in water sports and maritime navigation, along with marine radio, sound and light morse.