Feature Story

A Place To Honor The Men And Women Of The Coast Guard

On Feb. 18, 1952, the Coast Guard rescued 70 men from the tankers Fort Mercer and Pendleton, which broke in half off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a brutal nor’easter. ... more

Big RIBs: They’re Not Just Tenders Anymore

About 12 years ago, a friend and I drove a 16-foot Zodiac Medline RIB roughly 60 miles from Essex to Norwalk, Connecticut. ... more

Nautical & Nice: Great Gifts That Speak Of The Sea

It’s that time of year again. If you love giving gifts but hate the pressure of finding just the right ones for your crew and dockmates, we’re here to help. ... more

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Blogs & Columns

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The better part of valor

- As anyone who has experienced a period of boatlessness will tell you, being without one doesn’t mean you think about “yours” any less. It’s a little like phantom limb syndrome: Approaching storms make me wonder if I should add a few more lines;...


Sea Savvy

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Will the circle be unbroken? An ode to a log canoe

She was a log canoe, and I found her lying on the shore of the marsh after a hurricane. It’d been a really bad storm, and she was washed far...


Tip of the Week


A little tape’ll do ya!

- Got a few old drinkholder holes in your steering console that need patching? To put the finishing touches...


Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: Pursuit 3400 Offshore

It was five years ago. Severe weather rolled through the harbor at Clinton, Connecticut, on Long Island Sound’s north shore. A sailboat broke free of...


On Powerboats

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Look closer: The Williams 38 is not what you might think

Press material for the Williams 38 refers to this newest model from John Williams Boat Co. as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” If you saw her tied up in a...


New Boats

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Launched: Aspen C120

Chris Wyman’s 40-foot Aspen C120 power cat gets 1.5 nmpg at 17 knots. Wyman, a former trawler owner who lives in Seattle, says the speed and efficiency puts destinations as far south as Olympia, Washington, or as far north as...

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