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Choose your own adventure

Axopar37If you want adventure, what better way to find it than behind the wheel of a boat?

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Classics: Sunfish

sunfishIt’s arguably one of the most recognized sailboats. The   Sunfish — 13 feet, 9 inches of fun — can be found on beaches and bays and lakes around the world, with more than 300,000 built. In fact, the Sunfish has a place in the American Sailboat Hall of Fame as the “most popular fiberglass boat ever designed.”

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Sun, sand, mojitos and new boats

jeanneau_895Weather experts say frequent storms across the Northeast may lead to an above-normal snowfall for the season and extend winter into midspring. Just what you wanted to hear, right? This might be the perfect year to head to South Florida for the boat shows. The Miami International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach are scheduled to run Feb. 16-20. Book that flight!

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Classics: Chris-Craft triple cockpit

Chris-CraftIn 1874, a 13-year-old Michigan boy built himself a skiff. The folks in Algonac liked it and asked the enterprising youngster to build more. And he did. Chris Smith went on to become one of the premier boatbuilders in America. His company, Chris-Craft, became synonymous with pleasure boating.

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Nordic Tug 44: A winning platform for adventure near and far

nordic_tugIf you visit Maine by boat, you’re apt to tie up somewhere and try a lobster roll. Philadelphia is the place to grab a slip and then a cheesesteak at Pat’s or Geno’s. On Chesapeake Bay, the Maryland-style crab cake provides plenty of reason for a day trip. Yes, wise men have always known that the search for great food and boating go hand in hand. 

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