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.
Center consoles have grown into versatile boats with features hardcore anglers never dreamed of
There’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.
Joan Maxwell remembers when the suggestion that cup holders be included on Regulator center consoles prompted skepticism — even laughter.
Saved from the scrap heap by a lover of its design, the Fatty Knees has muscled its way back onto the water
When George Dow came across the 24-foot Bristol Channel cutter, he knew it was just the boat he had been looking for. But there was a hitch: He was equally attracted to the 7-foot dinghy lashed to its cabin top — and the dinghy wasn’t for sale.
A ketch rig on a trawler? Sails were just what she needed to help ease the pain at the pump
At first glance the old ketch at anchor in Hampton, Va., looked to be a motorsailer, but as I drew closer I realized that wasn’t quite right. It had a ketch rig, but it really looked like an old wooden … Grand Banks? That couldn’t be right, could it?
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