Top Oyster Bars in Virginia

Top Oyster Bars in Virginia Best Oyster Restaurants Virginia is for Oyster Lovers! Virginia is the Oyster Capital of the East Coast. With so many creeks and rivers, and the bay, we have access to many different types and flavors of oysters. To experience these different flavors, one can explore the Oyster Trail of Virginia […]

Oyster Skipjacks of the Chesapeake Bay

Oyster Skipjacks of the Chesapeake Bay November is the Month of the Oyster Virginia has officially become the oyster capital of the East Coast, and November has become the month of the oyster. This seems only appropriate as our county has just finished celebrating the fantastic bivalve this past weekend at the 2014 Urbanna Oyster […]

Nautical Ghost Stories for Halloween 2014

Nautical Ghost Stories Haunted Ships & Maritime Mysteries What better way to celebrate Halloween 2014 than with a few Nautical Ghost Stories? Many mysterious things can happen out on the seven seas. There have been many tales of sea monsters, disappearing crews, and ghost ships, and here are just a few to give you a […]

Leaving the Dock

Leaving the Dock Preparing to leave the dock, and leaving the dock Norton’s Sailing School instructors are all about learning to sail out in the best classroom there is: The Chesapeake Bay. However, to get out to that classroom, you need to first learn how to prepare to, and leave the dock. This video goes […]

10 Awesome Items for your Boat

10 Awesome Items for your Boat Cool gadgets and products for your boat Are you the type of person that always has the coolest new products? Are you always looking for something innovative and fun to have on your boat? Well look no further. We’ve done some searching for you and found 10 really awesome […]

It’s Showtime for Jeanneau America!

Jeanneau America at the US Sailboat Show It’s Showtime! Jeanneau America will have the largest presence this year at the boat show with 12 boat models being shown. Their line-up also includes the Brand New Sun Odyssey 349, which we know everyone is going to love! Check out this awesome video from all of the great […]

Basic Seamanship

Basic Seamanship Improving your Boating Skills Captain Barry Newland Seamanship is the art of operating a ship or boat. I was asked to write this post about “Basic Seamanship”, but rather than discussing a few fundamentals and have you think that is all there is to it, I would like to use this as a […]

US Sailboat Show 2014

US Sailboat Show 2014 October 9-13, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland All of us here at Norton’s want to invite you to the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland October 9-13, 2014. It is sure to be a great event, and this is the time of year where you know you will get the best deals […]

Winter Boat Projects

Winter Boat Projects Norton’s Marine Service Center Winter is on its way, and the air will be getting just a little too chilly to enjoy your boat, unless you go south for the winter. For those of us who remain on the Bay during the winter, we will have to put our boats on the […]

2014 Marlow Hunter 33 Review

Review of the 2014 Marlow Hunter 33 Jon Grant’s Review of the Marlow Hunter 33   Wow—I can get ALL this in a 33 foot boat at THIS price? This is what you will be asking yourself when you see this wonderful boat. It’s hard to believe what Marlow Hunter can pack into a 33’ […]