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The 5-gallon-bucket: It’s the unsung hero of boat gear. These plastic companions hold scrubbing suds, stow tools and, ahem, are there when nature calls and there’s no on-board facility. The problem is that most buckets fail after a few years of use. Yeti, known for coolers that hold ice for ages, aims to solve that dilemma. The company says its LoadOut bucket is overengineered “to exceed any need, from the boat to the backyard.” And it comes in several colors. $40.

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue.



Stand Out From the Crowd

Yamaha Marine Group has added a 90-hp model to its lineup of high-performance V MAX SHO 4-strokes.


’Round The World Rugged

Racing more than 45,000 nautical miles around the world in thoroughbred sailboats capable of 20-plus knots requires specialty gear.


Space Cast

SiriusXM Marine’s Fish Mapping service uses satellite data to show anglers where the bite should be hot.


Southport Launches Dual Console

Southport Boats has added a dual console to its lineup of center consoles. The Southport 33 DC rides the same hull, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, as the Southport 33, 33 LX and 33 ST.©Guillaume-Plisson-0829


The Foiler may look like a fugitive from the set of a 007 film, but it’s a hybrid diesel-electric “flying yacht” that rides 5 feet off the surface on four carbon fiber hydrofoils.


Split Personality

The exponential growth of dual consoles in the fishboat market is undeniable. They promise a blend of fishing and family fun, a claim that Pursuit Boats let me put to the test off Miami aboard its DC 365 — the largest dual console in the builder’s range.


Lexus Makes a Splash

The luxury automaker turns its eye to boat design with the help of Marquis Yachts.

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Grady-White launches a new dual console

Grady-White says its aim with the Freedom 215 is to offer a smaller boat with many of the same features as its larger dual consoles.