The big boatbuilders — Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Tiara, Pursuit and Viking, to name a few — rolled out some impressive new models. But smaller builders — such as MJM, Everglades and Regulator — also had a lot to offer. We shine the spotlight on boats from 22 to 92 feet with power ranging from 250 to 5,200 hp.
Let’s say you’re in the market for a used powerboat. It might be a center console, a dual console or a walkaround from the 1970s or ’80s. Many builders back then used plenty of wood to core the stringers and transoms of their boats, so you’ll want to find out if the cored material is wet, which compromises the structural integrity of the hull.
There's much more to being a competent skipper than knowing how to run a boat.
Check yourself by reading these five articles.
Along with life jackets, a VHF radio, the right anchor and ground tackle, and a handful of other safety items, the most important thing you can pack aboard your boat is a mind-set known as “situational awareness.”
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