Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy First Day of Summer ~ Fun Facts ~


1. This year it’s June 21.

The summer solstice always occurs between June 20 and June 22, but because the calendar doesn’t exactly reflect the earth’s rotation, the precise time shifts slightly each year. This year, the sun will reach its greatest height in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 12:38 P.M.

2. The sun will be directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer.

While the entire Northern Hemisphere will see its longest day of the year on the summer solstice, the sun is only directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer (23 degrees 27 minutes north latitude).

3. The name comes from the fact that the sun appears to stand still.

The term “solstice” is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because the sun’s relative position in the sky at noon does not appear to change much during the solstice and its surrounding days. The rest of the year, the Earth’s tilt on its axis—roughly 23.5 degrees—causes the sun’s path in the sky to rise and fall from one day to the next.

4. The world’s biggest bonfire was part of a solstice celebration. 

Celebrations have been held in conjunction with the solstice in cultures around the world for hundreds of years. Among these is Sankthans, or “Midsummer,” which is celebrated on June 24 in Scandinavian countries. In 2010, the people of Alesund, Norway, set a world record for the tallest bonfire with their 40.45-meter (132.71-foot) celebratory bonfire.

5. The hot weather follows the sun by a few weeks.

You may wonder why, if the solstice is the longest day of the year—and thus gets the most sunlight—the temperature usually doesn’t reach its annual peak until a month or two later. It’s because water, which makes up most of the Earth’s surface, has a high specific heat, meaning it takes a while to both heat up and cool down. Because of this, the Earth’s temperature takes about six weeks to catch up to the sun.

6. Thousands of people gather at Stonehenge to celebrate. 

People have long believed that Stonehenge was the site of ancient druid solstice celebrations because of the way the sun lines up with the stones on the winter and summer solstices. While there’s no proven connection between Celtic solstice celebrations and Stonehenge, these days, thousands of modern pagans gather at the landmark to watch the sunrise on the solstice. Last year, 37,000 people attended.

7. The Pagans celebrate the solstice with symbols of fire and water. 

In Paganism and Wicca, Midsummer is celebrated with a festival known as Litha. In ancient Europe, the festival involved rolling giant wheels lit on fire into bodies of water to symbolize the balance between fire and water.

- See more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/64980/15-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-summer-solstice#sthash.oJtfGDQV.dpuf
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Monday, June 19, 2017

AFINA and Lake Minnetonka ~ Wake the Lake ~








This Weekend the AFINA Debuted at Lake Minnetonka, MN with Lord Fletcher and River Valley Power & Sports Summer Kick Off Party ~ Wake the Lake ~



The Weather Was Beautiful and Our Visitors Were Impressed!


















Monday, May 8, 2017

AFINA 3950 Yachts




The Afina 3950 with it's New Owner, Western Boat Lift, in Vernon, British Columbia. Looks Like a Great Day to be on the Water!  

For More Information on the Afina Visit www.AfinaYachts.com



Thank you so much for our amazing new boat we are beyond excited for the up coming season!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

FLOE CRAFT & Miami Boat Show


THE WAIT IS OVER...
This Weekend at the +Miami International Boat Show Slip 849

With Joy Stick Technology, Even a Novice can Park Like a Pro

Say You've Arrived Long Before You Get There

The Afina 3950 fulfills a new category in the boating world that has been long missing. That category is the Crossover Cruiser and the Afina is the epitome of what it stands for. It combines the utmost in comfort with ease of operation. 
A Head Like No Other

The Afina features never seen before innovation and uses the latest technology to create a Best In Class on the water experience!


Open Bow Comfort & Comfort for All

WHY THE AFINA?


The Afina 3950 is the ultimate expression of our challenge to the status quo. Instead of simply following a checklist, we decided to completely re-imagine what a boat should be. The Afina’s Grandview CabinTM features a spectacular panoramic view, power side windows and a fully retractable roof. This perfect combination provides for an unparalleled experience with nature and full comfort control in a matter of seconds. It's one level deck creates an environment that is comfortable for all – and there’s not a bad seat anywhere. Featuring technology so advanced, it's possible for a novice to navigate like a pro in no time at all. Regardless of where you are, the Afina makes an impressive statement and tells the world that it's truly in a class by itself.... And it’s no accident!






Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FLOE CRAFT - A Head Like No Other!

A Head Like No Other! Solid Surface Counter Top, Vessel Sink and Porcelain Toilet. There Was No Skimping When Designing This Important Room on the Boat. Come Take a Look for Yourself! See Us Minneapolis Boat Show - Minneapolis Convention Center January 19-22nd

Monday, January 16, 2017

The GrandView Cabin is Open and Airy Instead of Fragmented Like Most Boats. That Gives You a Completely Interconnected Space All On One Level for Entertaining Friends and Family.
Stop By and Say Hi!  Minneapolis Boat Show Jan 19-22