Living a Dream

Living a Dream

Donald Tofias takes the helm at Sparkman & Stephens, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to combine business with a passion for yachting tradition and history.

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Made for Millenials

The latest design to come off Sam Devlin’s drafting table was inspired by his desire to create a cool boat that millennials can love.

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Language of the Sea

Port and starboard may as well be up and down if you don’t know nautical lingo. Pat Mundus explains the importance of understanding the language of the sea.

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Fjord 44 Coupé

Hanse’s angular yet graceful Fjord 44 Coupe has a glass deckhouse that takes the concept of a bright and breezy luxury interior to the next level.

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Is Your Boat's Engine Ready for Winter?

While it isn’t winter yet, it’s certainly the right time to devise a game plan for putting your boat’s engine(s) away for the winter… the right way.

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VIDEO: A Tight Fit

Building a wooden boat is a little bit like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Watch as a shipwright uses traditional techniques to install deck planking on the 130-year-old fishing vessel Fremad II. WATCH

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B&B on the Bay

A 110-year-old lighthouse in the middle of Chesapeake Bay has been converted to a rustic and relaxing B&B.

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Cast Off

Escape the icy grip of winter aboard any one of these five crewed charters in Croatia, Italy, Australia, French Polynesia and the Exumas.

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The Power Islands

An Everglades center console with a shallow draft and 45-knot top end turns out to be the ideal platform for exploring the stunning Abacos islands.

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Need For Speed

Pim Van Hemmen runs Back Cove’s 34O from one side of New York City to the other, reminiscing about the route he used to sail as a young man.

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Dorade

The 52-foot racing yacht Dorade careens in a very stiff following wind on her way to a record performance in the 1931 Transatlantic Race, with the spinnaker sheet led to windward of the forestay and eased out.

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Boating Books Review: Timeless Beauty

Whether it’s a beautiful varnished mahogany runabout cutting across a glassy lake or a sleek center console taking on a tumultuous inlet, Chris-Craft boats have an unmistakable look and impeccable style, in large part because the builder has been refining its designs for 144 years.

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Mystery of the Mayflower

“Available for Charter: Mayflower, of 180 tons, owners Robert Childe, Thomas Short, Christopher Jones and Christopher Nichols.

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Stay Connected

Wave WiFi has added 3G and 4G cellular products to its line. These models work with the company’s WiFi antennas, routers and web-based firmware.

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Weathered Look

New additions to Gill’s collection of performance gear are the Navigator Jacket­—a lightweight, waterproof and breathable piece of outerwear for coastal mariners—and Waterproof Socks, the company’s first waterproof, windproof and breathable socks.

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Keep Cool

Webasto’s 115-volt BlueCool S-Series is available in five sizes, and each self-contained unit is designed for boats that are limited in space or onboard power.

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Enhanced Target Tracking

Raymarine’s Magnum open-array radar offers enhanced target tracking and image detail in a pedestal built to withstand the marine environment.