All right gearheads, listen up! We appreciate that you’re regular readers of our Power & Propulsion column, but have you really absorbed useful information from it? Let’s see just how good your retention level is.
It’s good to remember where America’s strengths lay—our boatbuilding may not be as specific as that of some countries have. But Sightlines columnist Michael Peters shares his take on what our country does best.
Our first look at the Prestige 680. With a range of boats between 40 and 75 feet, Prestige has, in recent years, made a strong push into the midsize luxury cruising market. And the company’s popularity should be no surprise considering the attention to detail aboard its boats.
Who better to take you through the capabilities (substantial) and amenities (plenty to go around) of Tiara’s new Q44 than Leon Slikkers of Tiara Yachts. Join Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike as he joins Slikkers and his team on the Great Lakes. See what happened here.
Do you know what you’re looking at in your engine room? Even if the ways of diesel power are a mystery, Editor At Large Capt. Richard Thiel can show you what to look for and what it says about the boat you’re looking at.
When the idea of finding sunken treasure entered the agile mind of a problem-solving phenom, there’s no telling what will happen next. Our excerpt of Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea will introduce you to the tale. Enjoy the engrossing story here.
Viking decided to take the Viking 80 in a different direction, one that fits in very well with what we look for in a fishing-ready performer. See what we found out when we put her through her paces here.
Add a FuelSep to your engine’s fuel line and get ready for a cleaner burn. If you have cruising in your plans for the coming year—real cruising where remote island outposts may be the only refueling option—a Walker FuelSep may be a sensible addition to your fuel-line defenses.
There’s a lot of flammable material on a boat, and once fire gets a foothold you’ll be facing a hot, smokey situation with possibly toxic fumes. And if the flames ignite the fiberglass, chances are you’re looking at an abandon-ship situation. What fire extinguishers should you keep onboard to protect your boat and loved ones? Find out here.
There are those who will tell you displacement speed is the most fuel-efficient way to travel. But back-of-the-envelope calculations may show you that the MJM 50z is the solution for the way you cruise.