Yacht Protector focuses on four main concerns that boaters have—bilge levels, battery levels and shore power status, intruder alerts, and boat location and movement—and transmits the data from an easy-to-install sensor system to a mobile device or Web site.
CeeCoach Xtreme Edition is the watersports-friendly version of a hands-free communications system that was developed in Europe for coaches to train athletes, specifically equestrians, and operates with a range of up to 1,600 feet via Bluetooth 4.0.
The design tenets established by the late Jack Hargrave are the underpinnings for Hargrave Custom Yachts. To see how those precepts continue to translate to great boats today, look no further than the used-boat listings, where this Hargrave 109 was still wowing them.
Gyro stabilization can change the game for many boats, making them more pleasant and safer in rough conditions. Now Seakeeper brings that option to smaller boats with a smart design created just for the task—it hides in the leaning post. See video of the simple installation here.
We put a Sea Eagle dinghy to the test! Older model Sea Eagle tenders had a less-than-stellar reputation in the industry. The company says they've doubled down on the boat's comfort and durability. Find out how it performed here.
Did you read our Power & Propulsion columns closely over the last 12 months? If you think you did, this simple quiz will be a piece of cake. Take the brief test here.
Knowing what you’re looking at has a key component: Being able to see enough detail to make the right decisions. Understand what marine binoculars have to offer, and think about a new pair—good ones don’t need to cost too much.
Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX. The 44 Eastbay SX from Grand Banks features a wish list of modern boatbuilding materials, top-notch ancillaries, a precisely positioned LCG, and superb handling under rough and ready conditions.
Our Boat Test of the Cranchi 60 ST. When a boat brings that Mediterranean flair to everything it can do, it increases the cool factor. The Cranchi 60 ST does just that, but it also brings a livable layout and a surprising amount of onboard space.
Aigean Networks might just change the way you connect to the Internet from your boat.
Trying to decide whether to sell your boat or upgrade it? Surely it's not an easy question--many factors come into play that can tilt the balance one way or the other. Solve the dilemma here.
There’s a reason plenty of new center consoles feature bracket-mounted outboards—the bracket changes the geometry of how outboards and hulls work together. And Armstrong builds an aftermarket setup that may change the way you think about your old boat. Here’s what you need to know.
NDAs? CEOs? When it comes to designing a boat, some people still have much to learn.
Our first look at the MCY 80. That’s amore! Sleek, handsome, and spacious, the MCY 80 is everything we’ve come to expect in a new model from this builder.
Farewell, My Friend. Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike reflects on his friendship with Capt. Richard Thiel.
You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.
Why shouldn’t your boat stereo match the level of sophistication in the rest of your marine and personal electronics? That’s where the INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver from Prospec Electronics comes in.
The ICOM M93D handheld VHF rolls a bunch of features into a handy package that’s ready to go to sea. For VHF function, the M93D has 5 watts of output power, along with a built-in DSC receiver, active noise canceling, and a BTL 900-mW speaker.
The i70s Instrument from Raymarine is a 4.1-inch LCD display with LED backlighting for improved visibility in bright conditions. The unit’s low-profile design complements the company’s eS and gS multifunction displays.
The prestige 60 heralded some smart design elements when it was introduced in 2010. In fact you may see many features you now take for granted on new boats. Have a closer look here.
Use the off-season (or a few off weekends) to improve your boat. Here are four projects you can start right away.
We put two Rivieras to the test on their home waters to determine, once and for all, whether pods or shafts, flybridge or express boats are superior.
Our sportfishing columnist is no stranger to big-game battles. But he knows that fishing is much more than that, and he shares a fish story that highlights the moment, not the size of the catch. Read his take here.
Refusing to put life off until retirement, a pair of millennials are bucking the trend and tackling the Great Loop aboard a Bavaria 44 Sport Yacht.
Our boat test of the Reliant 40 Commuter. Many boaters will look at the blue hull and white deckhouse and think “Huh, another Down East brand to look at…” But Reliant is different: First, the 40 has a sharply raked windshield. And a narrow beam makes for efficient speed—think commuter, rather than lobster. Have a closer look here.
Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action.