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Little boat, big feat:

Two and a half months after completing an 87-day Atlantic crossing from Spain to Florida in Fipofix, an Open 16 built from volcanic fibers, Harald Sedlacek returned to Europe on July 2 after a 46-day passage. Both voyages set records for solo non-stop Atlantic crossings in a 16-foot boat without assistance. www.open16.com


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Photo by Onne van der Wal

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Shutter speed: 1/400 second

Lens focal length: 200mm

Aperture: f/3.2

ISO: 320

October 2014 issue


Talkin’ boats with Ron Berman

Vice president of product development and engineering for Sea Ray, Meridian and Bayliner

Ron BermanRon Berman is the vice president of product development and engineering for Brunswick Corp.’s Sea Ray, Meridian and Bayliner boat brands. He worked his way up the ranks, including a 12-year stint at Boston Whaler, where he helped shape the look and function of today’s Whalers.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - September 2014

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute





Flexboat’s strong, sturdy ribs

I attended a Honda Marine media event this summer where Flexboat had an inflatable and two RIBs available for testing: the 7-1/2-foot Miniflex-S, the 12-foot SR-12 SLX RIB and the 25-foot SR-760 RIB (below).



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