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Return to service ruled out for the SS United States


A bid to refurbish the SS United States and return her to service as an ocean liner has lost steam after a six-month feasibility study determined that the commercial and technical hurdles are too costly.

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Sea Ray’s big bowrider gets outboards


This fall Sea Ray debuts an outboard version of the sterndrive-powered SLX 350, its largest bowrider. The SLX 350 Outboard will be powered with triple 300-hp Mercury Verado 4-strokes, with its Joystick Piloting as standard equipment. (Triple 350 Verados are optional.)



Newport Boat Show: CruiserPort University doubles down on VIP seminar discounts

vip_newportCruiserPort University at the Newport International Boat Show offers eight seminars as a VIP package deal for $375, a savings of about a hundred bucks. Now we’ve decided to let ticket holders share their VIP pass with another person. The way this works is that you designate your seminar partner and let us know which of the following eight seminars each of you will be attending.



Get inside some engine rooms at CruiserPort

nt54_enginerm_img“On the Docks: A Close Inspection of Yacht Systems, Featuring Cruising Powerboats” is a seminar at the Newport International Boat Show for people interested in learning about systems and machinery on three well-known but distinctively different brands of cruising boat–Kadey Krogen, Nordic Tug and Sabre.



Furuno joins radar seminar

Eric Kunz, one of today’s most knowledgeable and articulate marine electronics professionals, joins the CruiserPort University team at the Newport International Boat Show in presenting “Getting the Most from Your Radar.” The senior product manager from Furuno USA will bring the company’s latest solid-state radar as a teaching aid.



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