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Keeping it real

The bright, midafternoon sun is beating down on Satori, a Jeanneau 53, as she floats placidly in her slip in Marina del Rey, California. I’m waiting for Blake Mycoskie, the ... more

Carried away

Dave Browne bought his 1987 commercial lobster boat, a Calvin Beal design, just two days after laying eyes on the 30-footer. She was bundled up for the winter and on ... more

Sporty transformers

Marketing folks throw a dizzying array of model monikers at boat buyers. Add “coupe” to the list. ... more
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Why a boat?

Yesterday — between writing a feature and closing pages of the August issue of Soundings, which you now hold in your hands — I dashed to the town hall to get paperwork notarized and sent it off to the documentation agent by FedEx. This morning...


Sea Savvy

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The give and take of etiquette at sea

I’ve always known about etiquette. I just haven’t been sure about how to say it. I don’t usually use French words, and I think etiquette is one of them. -...




Binocular etiquette

- Just recently, it’s come to our attention that there’s a dearth of knowledge out there concerning the nautical...


Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: Carolina Classic 35

Is there a gene for boating? Perhaps that would explain why in some families boating is a passion that spans generations, passed  down from one...


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Dynamic instability: It’s as bad as it sounds

If you’ve ever been around the class of racing boats known as speed skiffs, developed along the New Jersey shore, you know that you can hear them coming long before...


New Boats

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Launched: Krogen 58 EB

The extended flybridge has become a popular feature on motoryachts and large express cruisers as boaters spend more time together in this open area. Trawler builder Kadey-Krogen Yachts has been upsizing its flybridges to create what company vice president Larry...


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