Boat Articles

Articles by Phillip Berman

Lifelong sailor, Phillip Berman, is the President and founder of 5 Oceans Marine Group. Read articles by Phil for his unique insight into the world of buying, selling, owning and sailing yachts.

Buying and Selling

Read articles related to the purchase and sale of boats around the world.  Topics range from searching for the right boat to the process negotiating terms of acceptance and closing the sale.

Cruising Lifestyle

Need advise on adjusting to life at sea?  Read articles from experts and seasoned sailors from around the world on their cruising experiences.


Read about the latest yacht chartering news, read unbiased advised on charter revenue programs and the best way to book your charter.

Sails and Rigging

Learn about properly trimming your sails, when to reef and so much more.  

Balance Catamarans News

Read all of the latest news on the award winning Balance Catamarans

Boat Documentation

Get expert advice from our brokers, staff, and customs and documentation officials on the latest news with documenting and registering your boat or yacht.  

Electrical Systems

Read articles on the latest technologies and electrical innovations hitting the market on new boats as well as maintenance articles on current electrical systems.  

Yacht Handling

Get advice from the experts and seasoned sailors on their techniques used and best practices when sailing your boat or yacht.

Design and Construction

Read from the experts on the latest build techniques and innovative designs currently on the market.

Boat Maintenance

Read articles from the experts on how to properly maintain and care for your boat.  

Engines and Mechanics

Read articles on the latest technologies and best practices on the maintenance for your engines and mechanical systems.

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