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Easy cruising at 65 mph

You can cover a lot of miles with a trailerable trawler

Story and photos by George Sass Sr.

Until recently, most of my cruising has been done on trawler-style boats designed for crossing oceans or at least capable of serious coastal cruising. Crossing over to the “dark side” of powerboats after years of sailing, I became a devout convert to trawlers, espousing the many virtues of such brands as Nordhavn, Grand Banks, Fleming and Great Harbour.

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Checklist for your cruising destination

These lists are by no means complete and Soundings encourages readers to e-mail additions, as well as the reasoning behind the suggestions.

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About this month's cover shot: A gale-force friendship

Capt. Barry Kallander, owner of Commander, a Nordhavn 40, tells the story behind the dramatic photograph of a summer squall off Cape Cod, Mass.

I spend most of my time cruising New England, including a trip to Maine each summer. I have been providing charters since I bought Commander in 2005, focused on trawler training, from marine systems to navigation to vessel operation.

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Soundings on board

Stephen Blakely, a contributing writer for Soundings, will be aboard a newly launched Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 that is embarking on a maiden voyage of the Great Loop.

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Center of attention

Center consoles have grown into versatile boats with features hardcore anglers never dreamed of

Boston Whaler 210 MontaukThere’s a reason Boston Whaler is one of the oldest and most successful boat brands, and there’s a reason it builds 15 center console models from 15 to 37 feet. They work.

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