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Flotsam and jetsam: Ocean-ready

fj_wanderbirdWanderbird is a 65-foot 2004 Park Isle Marine Royal Passagemaker with a long-range cruising disposition.



J/Boats founders honored for sailing achievements

Bob_JohnstoneRod_JohnstoneBrothers Rod and Bob Johnstone arrived at the same conclusion independently 39 years ago before launching the perennially popular J/24 sailboat. The wave of baby boomers who were having so much fun sailing Hobie, Sunfish and other beach boats were marrying and having children, and they were primed for owning a performance family keelboat.



Greenline returns with a new hybrid

greenlineAfter nearly two years of inactivity, Greenline has returned with a new boat and new ownership. Vladimir Zinchenko, owner and CEO of SVP Yachts in Slovenia, says the 36 Hybrid — along with other new Greenline models — will be faster under diesel power.



Flotsam & jetsam: A member of the windjammer tribe

Heritage-16A fixture along the Maine coast for decades, Heritage is a 145-foot (LOA) coasting schooner built to historical specifications, with the heavy scantlings of a 19th century sailing vessel.



More water than wind, but Matthew left its mark

boatagroundstjohnsriverHurricane Matthew weakened as it marched up the Southeast coast of the United States and stayed just far enough offshore to spare an estimated 2 million people catastrophic damage from winds that early in its 11-day run as a hurricane reached 160 mph.



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