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Family Friendly Yachting

Sharing time on the water is one of the things that makes it so enjoyable. These products will help you make the most of your family's time onboard.
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Safety at sea for Fido

A beloved dog is a member of the family, so why not take the time to make sure you have what you need onboard to keep Fido safe at sea? Colorado-based Kyjen specializes in pet toys, games, training tools and accessories. Its Outward Hound collection specializes in gear for the outdoors and includes colorful dog-sized life vests. Available in various sizes, the life jackets feature multiple reflective strips, quick release buckles and reinforced grab handles to help a wet dog out of the water.


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DIY Tenders!

Trying to pry your kids away from the computer and get them interesting in boating? The Balmain Boat Company’s do-it-yourself boatbuilding kits could help you do just that. All of the materials you need to build either a rowboat or sailboat come neatly packed and shipped straight to your door, providing approximately 16 hours of bonding time. Building the boats does not require an extensive tool shop, either; according to the company all you really need are a hammer, caulking gun and a drill. The models currently available measure less than eight feet and weigh less than 150 pounds, but more are to come, including a Pilot model about 15 feet long. Five percent of profits go to The Girl Effect, a non-profit foundation founded by Warren Buffett, whose mission is to give girls in third world countries a chance at a better life.


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