Man in a offshore kayak

Epic kayak journeys, Rome boating and electric outboards in the savvy news

Hey savvy friends,

Are you feeling adventurous? How about fit? How about adventurously fit? Well, if you were thinking of keeping up with 46-year-old Cyril Derreumaux, you’d need to be!

We kick off this week with quite the story…

San Francisco Man Becomes the 1st Ever to Kayak from California to Hawaii

Photograph: Stephen Lam/AP

Cyril spent an incredible 91 days at sea, travelling 2,400 miles from Monterey to Hilo. During that time he battled leaks that flooded compartments in his kayak as well as brushes with tropical storms and food rationing.

So why did he do it?

“Before leaving I couldn’t really explain why I wanted to take on this challenge, but I finally found all the answers to my questions on the water. I loved sharing my trip with all those who followed me on the map or the social networks.”

Read the full story here. 

Ever Considered an Electric Outboard? 

Rupert Holmes recently reviewed the latest innovation from French company TEMO, their electric outboard the TEMO 1000.

The TEMO 1000 is intended for tenders and as auxiliary propulsion for lightweight sailboats and incorporates a range of cool features that are making this new addition to the TEMO family an increasingly popular option for electric outboard lovers.

At the time of writing this, it is only available for pre-order. But well worth a look all the same!

Get the review here.

Take a Mini-Voyage off the Roman Coast to Islands Steeped in Mythology

Only a 45-minute drive from Rome there is a stunning coastline which boasts 7,600 km of shoreline. Discover the wonderful coastal towns of Gaeta, Nettuno, Ostia, Circeo, Fregene, Fiumicino and Anzio or even book a boating weekend with one of Rome’s sailing schools. 

“I am continually stunned by the sheer beauty of these islands and their cliffs — the inspiration for so much poetry and legend.”

If you’ve never considered the magical sailing destinations near Rome, perhaps this should be next on your bucket list.

Take a look here.

Boat propulsion explained…

What are the alternatives to diesel inboard engines? Stu Davies takes a deep dive into other ways to power your boat. For example, have you ever considered stern drive, outboard or jet drive?


Grab a coffee and let's have a read…

Do You Know What to do in an Emergency?

Photo credit: RNLI / Nathan Williams

Whether you’re a salty sea dog, or new to boating, a sailboat, motorboat or watersports lover. It’s always essential to be prepared in the event of an emergency. That’s why we’re happy to share this useful page from the RNLI which outlines handy tips for:

  • A guide to lifejackets and how to take care of them
  • How to call for help on a VHF
  • Checking your engine
  • Reviewing the weather and tide conditions
  • And much, much more…

Pin this one to your browser, it’s a useful refresher to help keep us all safe!

Get the details.

Don’t Forget to Enter our Photo and Video Competition!

We’re looking for amazing photos and videos of savvy members off on their adventures that we can use for marketing purposes.

That’s why we launched an exciting competition where you can WIN over £100 to spend on the savvy navvy merchandise store!

To enter

Please send your photo and video submissions to

The competition closes Friday 4th November.

Good luck everyone!

Hannah and the savvy navvy crew

P.S. Read the articles from last months Newsletter

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