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Boat Show Special - More, Better, Faster

Builders are bullish about what they're bringing to the fall shows. For the past several years, each boat show season has strengthened with an increased number of new boats, propulsion and ... more

American Icon

When Hinckley built the first Picnic Boat two decades ago, it started a revolution. - Hinckley got its start building powerboats in the early 1930s but was better known as ... more

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to New Bedford

An excerpt from bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick's remarks at the ship's New Bedford homecoming - O what a glorious day this is. - The last remaining American whaleship has ... more

‘Do whatever it takes’ to get a search resumed

The search for survivors from the sailboats Niña and Cheeki Rafiki ended badly for both, with no lives saved. Yet friends and family of Cheeki Rafiki’s crew fought for a ... more

Blogs and Columns

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Bon voyage but not goodbye, Bay Tripper

Jack Sherwood possesses one of the most authentic voices in marine publishing over the last two decades. - For the last 17 years, Jack wrote a monthly column for Soundings called “Bay Tripper,” in which he chronicled the various characters and places he encountered as...


Sea Savvy

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Every little thing’s not gonna be all right

I’ve been amazed over the years by boat problems caused by the tiniest of things. I know about the big things — the bottom falling out, the engine quitting in...




How to keep your head happy

- Not all boaters have freshwater-flushing heads these days. Some continue to use comparatively old-fashioned systems that use saltwater...


Used Boat Review

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Tartan 37 sloop

Not many sailors can say they’ve run aground in Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. military base in Cuba. Philip May was an officer on a Navy...


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Running your boat in rough conditions

Last month I discussed the capabilities and limitations of planing, semiplaning and displacement hulls in rough conditions. Now let’s take a look at offshore boat-handling tactics, tips and strategies. -...


New Boats

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True North 34 Outboard Express

True North Yachts has added the first outboard boat to its fleet, and it appears to be a hit. The Warren, Rhode Island, boatbuilder’s True North 34 Outboard Express collected the “Best Overall Powerboat” and “Best New Powerboat Over 30...


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