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Boat Show Shoppers Rejoice: Powerful Choices This Fall

Bertram, Boston Whaler, Chris-Craft, Grady-White, Viking and Hunt. These are just some of the big names coming at you full throttle this fall with new boats. ... more

Florida Algae Bloom Leaves A Rotting, Rancid Slime

The toxic cyanobacteria bloom began as slime green, turned bright blue, then brown and finally transmuted into a mass of black rot as the stench hanging over the St. Lucie ... more

Bareboat Charter On France’s Canal Du Midi Does Not Disappoint

Cruising France by canal boat reveals aspects of the French countryside that are unavailable to most tourists ... more

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Blogs & Columns

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What we talk about when we talk about boats*

- Doing what you love for a living is a great blessing, but it also has its dangers. This thought surfaces every boat show season, but a good chat with myself quickly rights the ship: Don’t overschedule. Go in with a game plan for what...


Sea Savvy

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Camachee Cove: the making of a marina

I went to a birthday party a few months ago. Many good friends were there; most were old friends, and most were boaters. As I sipped a draft, the ambience...


Tip of the Week


Wrist protectors?

- If you’re a boater who does a good bit of his own mechanical work, whether it entails changing...


Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: Eastern 31 Casco Bay

Ned and Edie Flanagan were taking a break from big boats, their last being a 36-foot Albin trawler. In 2014, the Connecticut couple began looking...


On Powerboats

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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: Tideline 35

Power catamarans are known for their smooth ride and big-water capability. They’re also known for what some consider a clunky, unflattering look — a characteristic that in part has muted their popularity. -


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