New small serving bowls now available!

We recently received our shipment of small serving bowls in 4 new color choices.  We call it a serving bowl but they are so much more. These bowls hold about 22 oz and reduce in size from 2 3/4″ tall when expanded to just over 1″ when collapsed; nearly 60%

What we love about them is their versatility:3 cup serving bowl marlin and caribbean expanded and collapsed copy

  • Cereal bowl
  • Serving bowl
  • Snack bowl
  • Storage bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Microwave reheat dish

They’re perfect for an active lifestyle because the silicone bottom won’t
slide, they bowls don’t make noise, and they’re unbreakable.  They are usable in a wide range of temperature conditions from – 40F to +450F so they’ll go from freezer to oven or microwave safe, to fridge for storage (with the available lid).

Best of all, if you have more than one they nest when stored, further reducing their total height when compared to the sum of their individual heights. So, one bowl is 1 1/16″ tall when collapsed.  Two bowls is only 1 5/8″, and 4 bowls is 2 3/4″.  Now that’s smart!

See them here: www.nauticalscout.com/serving bowls.

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Fall Boat Shows Update

We recently completed 4 fall shows, including our first RV/Camping show in Hershey PA.  In short it was a record season for us at the shows!  Although we only celebrated our one year anniversary in Newport this year, it was great to see so many returning customers in Newport and the Annapolis Powerboat show.

In addition to the Hershey RV show, this was also our first year at the Annapolis Sail Show.   As one of the industries largest in water sail shows, it did not disappoint!  The show was jam packed from the moment the gates opened at 10 am on Thursday.  We continued to receive great feedback from customers and booth visitors alike and nearly everyone loved our new nautical colors!  We also learned a lot about the more unique aspects of sailing from many helpful customers and how well our collapsable products fit this style of boating.

We were pleased to be able to introduce our new 2 quart collapsible stove top cook pot beginning with the Newport show.  The new size was a hit with customers and for the first time we were able to sell sets of cook pots (2 qt + 4qt) in addition to sets of our multi-oven cookware (medium + large).  Both the new 2 quart pot and the sets sold well.   One of the best features about the new 2 qt cook pot is that it nests within the 4 qt so together, when stored, they are only about 3″ tall and less than 12″ in diameter.  A pretty impressive feat considering they have a capacity together of over 1.5 gallons!


Annapolis Power Boat Show 2015 update

Some recent happenings as we enter the last day of the show…

– Nautical Scout products currently enroute to Alaska…welcoming the Great North West to the Nautical Scout community

– Several repeat customers stopping by the booth purchasing additonal cookware and gallery accessories while giving rave reviews to prospective customers.  (We love when that happens!)

– One of the best interactions we had was when two kids stop by ‘scouting’ for their parents Christmas gifts.

– Some awesome ideas were shared as well:

1- One customer described how they used their multi oven silicone cookware in the bbq grill.  Normally we don’t recommend that because only the stainless steel-bottomed cook pots work on a controlled gas burner.  But, this clever customer placed a cookie sheet under the silicone and turned their grill into an oven.  They described keeping the grill btw 400-425 degrees (we recommend not exceeding 450 degrees fahrenheit, so if you were to try this approach you need to know your bbq grill temperature).

2- if your planning a long weekender plan your dinners ahead of time, especially with kids in tow. Freeze your soups, bisques, chillies in our multi-oven cookware.  When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat/cook in microwave or oven.




Nautical Scout Featured in the Palm Beach Post

We were thrilled to learn last week during the Palm Beach Boat Show that we were one of only three non-boat products (out of many hundreds) that was mentioned in the Palm Beach Post’s annual Notable boats and products at the [30th annual Palm Beach] boat show special section. The show was held in Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, 3/26 – 3/39th.  Too busy setting up and then working the show, we hadn’t even realized we were in the paper until a booth visitor told us about it when they stopped by.  Of note in the Palm Beach Post was this comment: “A boater’s dream…” We couldn’t agree more!  You can see the full article here: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/marketing/notable-boats-and-products-at-the-30th-annual-boat/nkWtw/  Come see what all the fuss is about… visit us at nauticalscout.com/collapsible


Customers Love Our Products!!

We’ve just returned from a great Palm Beach Boat show to this email comment from a customer, “We met you, your wife and Scout at the WPB Boat Show and were so impressd with your products!!…. Can’t wait to receive our kettle and coffee dripper”. Thank you Scott and Shannon for sharing your thoughts!!!  We love them too and know you will not be disappointed.  There’s really nothing else quite like it out there.

All the best!

Craig


Healthy Side Dish – Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Lemon Garlic Broccoli

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Total Time: 8 mins

Prep: 3 mins

Cook: 5 mins

Yield: 2 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients:

Fresh Broccoli … 2 heads, or 1 bag frozen broccoli florets

Water … 1/4 cup

Olive Oil … 1 tablespoon

Lemon Juice … 1 tablespoon

Garlic … 2 cloves, minced

Salt … pinch to taste

Directions

  1. Add 1/4 cup of water to the base of the Maitre Francais cookware, then place the transparent steamer plate at the bottom. Place broccoli on top, and sprinkle minced garlic over broccoli.
  2. Cover steamer with lid, and microwave on high for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour lemon and olive oil mixture over broccoli and mix to coat.
  4. Cover with lid and let sit for about 2 minutes
  5. Serve

Lemon Garlic Brocolli


Salty Kisses blog loves their collapsible kettle

Check out this great blog of a live aboard cruising family based in the Virgin Islands called Salty Kisses.  They recently posted comments about how much they love their new collapsible kettle. We love it when a fellow boater shares our enthusiasm for a product that seems tailored made for travel and tight spaces!  Happy Sailing!

http://www.saltykisses.net/2015/01/and-im-winner-collapsible-kettle.html


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Nautical Scout’s   Recipe, in our favorite Maitre Francais collapsible cookware – a healthy start to 2015!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Total Time: 11 min – 13 min

Prep: 5 min

Cook: about 8 min (for water), or 6 min (for milk) in 1200W microwave

Yield: 2 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients:

1 apple, cored and coarsely chIMG_3215opped

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch kosher salt

2 cups of water  (or two cups of milk)

2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, or any fruit toppings you like

Directions

Combine the apple, oats, cinnamon, and salt in the medium Maitre Francais steamer, and stir in water. Cover with lid and heat in the microwave on high until apples are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes.

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Add brown sugar or maple syrup or. Divide between 2 bowls and top with the nuts or your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.