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Trawlers for every taste

Fast, classic and pocket models make sure that to each, his own. - It’s hard to believe now, but as recently as 50 years ago ... more

Lessons learned from tragedy

The 17th anniversary of the loss of Morning Dew was observed with tributes by family members and the Coast Guard. On the first day of basic search-and-rescue courses, students at the ... more

Cruise to Cuba? Maybe mañana

The boating ban remains unaffected by President Obama’s new travel policy, but changes are coming. - Now that President Obama has moved to re-establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba and ... more

Talkin' Boats with Tom Slikkers president and CEO of S2 Yachts

Tom Slikkers has been the CEO and president of S2 Yachts, builder of Tiara and Pursuit boats, since June 2012, leading the 41-year-old company’s effort to modernize its fleet while ... more

Racing to Alaska for a pile of cash

“The most engaging conversation is an argument.” That’s how Jake Beattie frames his proposal, which, of course, is a take on messing about in boats. Beattie is executive director of ... more

Consider the Oyster

Now you can try them before they ever reach land. No delicacy is more polarizing than the raw oyster. Some people loathe the consistency. Some can’t stand the briny flavor. Still ... more

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No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow

April is not, despite T.S. Eliot’s claims, the cruelest month. Not even close. (It’s January, hands down.) While it’s true that late winter’s lingering snow, sleet, slush and gray skies are particularly stinging to the winter-weary soul, April — no matter how disappointing its actual...


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Think twice before telling people you’re a cruiser

I was hanging in a bar near the airport in Savannah, Georgia, one rainy evening, en route from somewhere to somewhere. A rather beefy gentleman was also in attendance, hanging...




Drilling holes in stainless steel

- Some people will tell you that drilling crisp, accurate holes in the harder grades of stainless steel is...


Used Boat Review

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Monk 36

George “Rip” Tyler admits it was not the ideal sea trial. First, the engine quit on the boat he intended to buy just as he...


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Pods, inboards and joystick maneuvering

Volvo Penta revolutionized marine propulsion in 2005 by introducing its IPS pod drive system. Joystick control was added a year later, allowing two pods to turn and shift independently and...


New Boats

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HydraSports 5300 Sueños

HydraSports Custom has introduced the largest production center console ever built: 52 feet, 11 inches, and powered with up to 2,228 horses from four or five outboards.The 5300 Sueños has a beam of 13 feet and holds 1,000 gallons of...


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