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More 4-strokes from Yamaha

Yamaha continues to expand its stable of second-generation 4-strokes with the introduction this spring of two midrange engines. A new F115 replaces the original introduced in 1999, and an F175 has been added.



Better days - Images

Camera: Nikon D200

Shutter speed: 1/160 second

Lens focal length: 18mm

Aperture: f/7.1

ISO: 400

April 2014 issue


‘If I die, just throw me over the side’

Conny van Rietschoten ran a tight ship and was respected by those who sailed for him.Cornelis “Conny” van Rietschoten, the “Flying Dutchman,” was the sole skipper to win the Whitbread Round the World Race twice. He also transformed around-the-world racing from a wild and romantic adventure into a serious business and groomed a generation of young sailors — men such as America’s Cup veteran Grant Dalton, yachting photographer Onne van der Wal, and ocean racer and weather router Bill Biewenga — for standout careers.



Chris-Craft Futura


Illustration by Jim Ewing

The decade after World War II saw a rebirth of recreational boating, and no builder was better prepared to ride the wave of popularity than Chris-Craft. Relying at first on tried-and-true versions of prewar models, the Algonac, Mich., company quickly re-established itself as the nation’s leading boatbuilder.



Soundings at 50 - A lot has changed in two decades

It was so different back then. April 1994 — 20 years ago. With two college-age kids in the family, I was seeking full-time work instead of the part-time job I was happily ensconced in at the time. Soundings editor-in-chief Marleah Ross hired me to be the editorial assistant for “The Nation’s Boating Newspaper.”



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