Celebration on Lake Winnipesaukee, Boston Boat Rentals and the Ferry of the Future

It’s official: M/S Mount Washington’s 150th season on Lake Winnipesaukee is underway with a season of celebrations to mark the event, including an anniversary gala on August 12th. NH’s official 3-hour 150th Anniversary Gala Evening Cruises, departing from both ports, feature multiple decks of entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and exclusive drinks. Limited edition commemorative souvenirs will be available for sale during the day. Additionally, the Lake Winnipesaukee Association partners with M/S Mount Washington and the Town of Wolfeboro to offer daytime family education programs regarding lake conservation issues, and a silent auction to generate funds for conservation programs. One-day panoramic cruises with commentary $42. Gala cruises (21 and over only) $70. 603-366-5531, https://cruisenh.com/products/narrated-scenic-cruise

A new rental platform, GetMyBoat, aims to simplify the rental process and make the joys of boating more accessible.

BOSTON BOAT RENTAL APP

Want to get out on the water? You don’t have to own a boat or pay for an expensive marina membership to have access to fun times in Boston. A new rental platform, GetMyBoat, aims to simplify the rental process and make the joys of boating more accessible. Simply click on the web link or download the app, enter your preferred destination, browse and book motorboats, sailboats, excursions, fishing trips, cocktails and much more. Refine your search by price, types and group size. The GetMyBoat Boston Boating Guide offers tips on where to go, what to see, the weather, and local community secrets. The platform also offers boat owners in Boston a way to make money off their boats when they’re not in use. Prices vary. www.getmyboat.com

African Bush Camps is launching Lolebezi, the 17th and newest member of its family of camps offering authentic safari experiences amidst wilderness across Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Handout

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LAUNCH OF LUXURY REMOTE SAFARI CAMP

African Bush Camps is launching Lolebezi, the 17th and newest member of its family of camps offering authentic safari experiences amidst wilderness across Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Situated along the mighty Zambezi River, Lolebezi combines simple modernist geometries with layers of eco-friendly designs created locally or across Africa. Eight deluxe river suites feature a private shaded outdoor area and plunge pool overlooking the river, and a bespoke screened-in pelmet – or “halo” – made using fiberglass discs. wood, imfabinga beads and copper by High Thorn Chandeliers, based in South Africa. Public spaces including a dining pavilion, bar, on-site spa, yoga deck and guest lounge area nestled at the edge of a forest where the river forks to form a creek. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, river cruises, fishing and more. $990 per person per night includes all meals, beverages (other than premium imports), laundry, and activities. https://africanbushcamps.com/camps/lolebezi/

The world’s fastest electric vessel, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, is an innovative hydrofoil electric ferry designed to reduce emissions and reduce travel times, making public water transport more attractive than trains, buses and cars. Handout

THE FUTURE OF FERRIES

The future of water transport is coming to Stockholm. The world’s fastest electric vessel, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, is an innovative hydrofoil electric ferry designed to reduce emissions and reduce travel times, making public water transport more attractive than trains, buses and cars. The secret to the high speed (30 knots) and long range of the 30-passenger vessel lies in three carbon fiber wings that extend below the hull. These active hydrofoils allow the vessel to lift above the water, thereby decreasing drag. Flying silently over the waves, the Candela Flight Controller – a computer that regulates hydrofoils 100 times per second – ensures a smooth, smooth ride over choppy waves that could make those prone to seasickness uncomfortable. The innovative vessel will shuttle between Stockholm’s sprawling Ekerö suburb and the city center over the coming year. Hello Boston, can we have a few please? https://candela.com/p-12-shuttle/

The new Paraiso sunglasses from independent brand Bajío, inspired by the fisherman’s paradise of Ascension Bay, Mexico, are an angler’s favourite. Handout

EVERYWHERE:

RADICALLY CLEAR SUNGLASSES

The new Paraiso sunglasses from independent brand Bajío, inspired by the fisherman’s paradise of Ascension Bay, Mexico, are an angler’s favourite. That said, you don’t have to fish to appreciate the polarized, color-enhancing, high-definition lenses and plant-based frames of these classic specs. While many companies use technology to reduce yellow light, Bajío blocks 95% of eye-straining blue light, reducing eye strain and making it easier to see the surrounding landscape (and fish!). Seven lens colors offer scratch-resistant and oleophobic protective coatings that allow easy cleaning of salt, sweat and sunscreen. The frames are available in three colors; 20 additional styles can be found online. Additionally, Bajío is connected to a larger family of businesses and non-profit organizations committed to conservation and sustainable practices. Polycarbonate lenses $199; glass lenses $249. bajiosunglasses.com/products/paraiso

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