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Getting the Most out of Charleston

Think being a gentleman comes easy? Think again. Sometimes even the most worldly of us need some help from the locals. Here’s what a few had to say about fitting in, standing out, and getting the most out of Charleston.

Outerlimits SV43

When the guys at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats set their sights on a new V-bottom kilometer speed record they knew it’d be a big commitment. They just didn’t know how big.

Spring Cleaning for your Engine Room

If you live in a northern climate you probably prepped your engines last fall so they would be ready to go, but there are other chores to consider around your engine room beyond those required just to get your boat ready to go in the water. Let me suggest a few that perhaps you hadn’t thought of...

Tiara 44 Coupe

Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe. 

The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.

Are You Using Russian SatNav?

If you are using a GPS, MFD, or cell phone that is less than a year or two old, there is a pretty good chance that you may be using Glonass as well as GPS without realizing it.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker 86 Yacht. 

This new 86 Yacht from Sunseeker may not be what you’re expecting from the traditionally sporty builder. But that’s certainly not a bad thing.

A Bute Inlet Adventure

When one reader took his Nordhavn to the famously harsh Bute Inlet in British Columbia, he wasn’t quite sure what he was in for. It turns out he was in for an adventure. Get the whole story here.

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht. 

The 6000 Sport Yacht from Riviera shows how well things can work out when you apply sound design to a great initial idea. Read the full test here.

Anchoring Problems

Michael Peters has an anchoring problem. 

No moorings? No problem... But anchoring can present certain challenges, as the author discovered (twice) in Santa Catalina’s Little Harbor.

Sealine F380

Our Boat Test of the Sealine F380. 

With solid construction and sporty performance the Sealine F380 does the reinvigorated builder proud. Read the full test here.

Azimut 77S

Our first look at the Azimut 77S. 

The Azimut 77S is a surprisingly sporty boat, and one that's as pretty as she is fun to drive. Get a closer look at this Italian beauty here.

The Superyacht of Tomorrow

Some superyachts can feel like small cruise ships, with all the amenities found on land and palatial living spaces, you could forget that you’re even on the water. That won’t be the case with the newest design from Pride Megayachts, a futuristic 357-foot aluminum-hulled yacht called Tomorrow

Horizon PC52

Our Boat Test of the Horizon PC52. 

You may have some preconceptions that turn you away from catamarans. But with voluminous interior space and serious seakeeping ability, the PC52 from Horizon may help to change your mind. Read the full test here.

A History of Viking Yachts

When brothers Bill and Bob Healey started Viking Yachts, they had no idea they’d end up becoming one of the most successful boatbuilders in the world. But it turns out it’s the other successes in their lives that have defined them. Read why the pair recently won AIM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, here.

Osprey 38

Our first look at the Osprey 38. With pretty lines and sporty performance attributes, the Wajer 38 Osprey is a vessel any boater can love.

Offshore 87 Motor Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Offshore 87 Motor Yacht. 

Check out our test of the Offshore 87 and you might just learn something new about this long-range cruiser—and what you want your next boat to be like.