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Perfect Combination

A cruise on the Chesapeake, and the search for tasty crabs, aboard Jeanneau’s new NC 1095 is the recipe for a fun adventure.

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Common Sense Docking

There’s nothing like hearing, “Nice job, skipper,” after skillfully docking your boat. Pat Mundus has some tips to make your next docking maneuver a success.

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Matters of Weight

Knowing the individual components of your ground tackle system and how they each work is an essential first step in a peaceful night’s rest while at anchor.

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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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Miami Boat Shows Part Deux

Day two of the Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show kicked off with a slew of additional new product announcements. Soundings editors polished up their Sperrys and hit the docks with a vengeance.

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On with the Shows!

Soundings editors are on the ground at the Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show to bring you the latest and greatest in new boats and marine gear.

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Around the World Alone

The 2018 Golden Globe Race, a nonstop, solo sailing race that prohibits the use of modern technology, started on July 1, 2018. So far, two hardscrabble entrants have finished, but only two remain in a field that started with 18 boats.

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Mario Vittone discusses why you shouldn’t throw away your old flares, and why practicing with them is something all boaters should do before they are actually in an emergency situation.

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Veterans on Deck

In an effort to get veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder back into society, a doctor discovered that sailing was the perfect prescription.

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Sweet Simplicity

Take a journey with four couples who simplified their cruising lifestyle by downsizing from larger boats to smaller cruisers just right for their needs.

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Remaking Vela

How one boat owner discovered the modern materials and techniques it takes to bring a Graves Constellation sailboat into the 21st century.

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

There are two types of boaters: Those who’ve been caught in rough weather, and those who will. Three professional captains share boathandling tips.

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MOB Kit

The Catch and Lift MOB Rescue System from Intelligent Sailing is designed to let a single operator recover and lift as many as two people back on board in the event of an emergency.

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Moving Bigger Bows

Vetus has expanded its line of Bow Pro series thrusters to include models for 45- to 80-foot vessels. The Bow Pro Boosted thrusters use a brushless motor that’s reportedly maintenance-free for 12-volt or 24-volt inputs, and is designed to fit tunnel sizes up to 250 mm. The thrusters come with a standard or a fully proportional control panel and now have unlimited run-time. Price: $2,169 to $4,519.

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Wireless Kill Switch

Autotether’s marine wireless system is built to instantly cut the outboard engine when the operator falls overboard or is separated from the boat by more than 150 feet.

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Soft Shoe

The SoftScience Fin 2.0 water shoe is built to be lightweight and odor-resistant, to dry quickly, and to keep water out with a self-draining system.