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Dockmasters

Think working at a marina is all fun and games? Think again. Read along as seasoned dockmasters talk about some of the things they’ve seen go down.

What’s in a Brush?

You’d have to look pretty hard to find a nicer varnish brush than those sold by Epifanes, a Dutch company founded in Aalsmeer in 1902.

Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme

Our Boat Test of the Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme. An adventure-seeking client teamed up with Benetti Yachts to develop a one-of-a-kind 108 Tradition Supreme. And when the details start with a less-than-conventional propulsion system, the project is going to put the custom in semi-custom.

Sea Ray L650 Fly

Our Boat Test of the Sea Ray L650 Fly. 

With its new L650 model, Sea Ray is breaking into the realm of true yachts. She’s got a level of detail and luxury that may surprise you. Learn more here.

Viking 52 SC

Our first look at the Viking 52 SC. 

Viking likes to build what it calls “a model within a model.” The idea is to dial in the hull design, and then branch out with configurations that appeal to cruisers, fishermen, and those with a foot in each camp. Thus was born the 52 Sport Coupe, or SC for short.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht

Our Boat Test of the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht. 

Ocean Alexander is known for building boats that are equal parts elegance and seaworthiness. Would its new 100 keep up the tradition? Find out here.

Understanding Modern Marine Electronics

The speed of today’s electronics may present boaters with overwhelming amounts of data in the blink of an eye, but it’s more than processing power that lets these devices deliver. Here’s what makes the difference.

The Journey

Not every voyage goes as planned—sometimes the toughest decision calls for staying at the dock and knowing when it’s time to flee the Caribbean’s siren song.

VHF Safety in Reserve

In reporting a story on VHF capabilities and second-station and wireless-remote mics, the sources to whom I spoke mentioned the importance of carrying a handheld VHF for that battery-powered redundancy.

Prestige 420

Our Boat Test of the Prestige 420. 

The Prestige 420 flying-bridge motoryacht is the entry point in the Prestige Yachts line. As such this new family cruiser has many bigger yacht features, plus spirited performance and a surprising turn of speed.

Azimut 77S

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 77S. 

With an innovative engine setup, lots of luxuries, and fun performance attributes, the Azimut 77S proves the future is now.

Anchoring Basics

Anchoring may seem like a very basic thing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get better at it. Fine-tune your anchoring skills here.

Teeth Dreams

A father reluctantly sets out to take his kids shark fishing and returns with a boatload of memories, and a changed mind.

Scout 420 LXF

Our first look at the Scout 420 LXF. In a field stiff with competition, the Scout has already made a splash. She’s billed as a “Luxury Sportfisher” and she certainly lives up to the name.

Huckins 45 Sportfisherman

Our Boat Test of the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman. 

Borrowing lines from a bygone era and a hullform used on PT boats, the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman moves the iconic brand into the future.

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