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11 Boats that wow

More than 1,500 boats were on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this fall, so it was no easy task choosing what we believe were the stars ... more

Heroism and heartbreak

The Jeannette Expedition of 1881, a mission doomed to failure, was undermined by hubris and overcome by catastrophe. ... more


The last few years have brought a wave of electronic innovations to boating. Some of these technologies have made their way down from the commercial marine and automotive worlds; ... more


New power products from Fort Lauderdale - Today’s engines and helm controls are designed to accomplish a common goal: make driving a powerboat easier than ever. ... more

Rocket Ride

A restored Owens has new life as a working photo boat. “Free Boat.” Many of us who are boat-obsessed have turned our heads to a classified ad such as this ... more

Blogs and Columns

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Heartfelt thanks to our salty, sharp-eyed readers

When I first arrived at the waterfront publishing offices on North Cove in Essex, Connecticut, so many years ago, Soundings was indeed true to its tag line of that time: “The Nation’s Boating Newspaper.” - Reporters pounded out copy clickety-clack on typewriters and smoked...


Sea Savvy

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How old is too old?

Age (sometimes) has its advantages When I was a young boy I went through a series of wooden boats. My very first was brand new, built especially for me, commissioned...




Little problem, big consequences

- What’s wild is how fast it can happen. Only a week ago, when you last visited the engine...


Used Boat Review

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Grady-White 280 Marlin

“We’ve got a little slice of paradise down here.” That’s how Brian Cunningham describes the boating around his Vero Beach, Florida, home. Fishing, cruising, running...


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Boat handling Part III: low-speed operation

While being able to maintain high planing speeds in rough seas makes a boat safer and more seaworthy, it’s also inevitable that you’ll have to occasionally run at slower speeds...


New Boats

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Sabre 66 Dirigo

Sabre Yachts next summer will launch its largest model ever — a 66-footer with twin Volvo Penta IPS pod drives, three staterooms and the builder’s highest level of luxury. “We’ve taken it one step further in terms of luxury, convenience,...


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