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In Defense of Good Yacht Design

Did our columnist just refer to some boat designs as “butt-ugly junkyard dogs; the kind you wouldn’t want around your family?” Yes, yes he did. Read his argument for leaving naval architecture to the experts here.

Wider 32

Our first look at the Wider 32. 

With some of the more notable lines we’ve seen on a boat in a while, and a multitude of customization options, the Wider 32 is quite an eye-catching boat to be sure. Get an early look at her here.

Boats of the Future

With new and exciting boat designs coming out at such a rapid pace, it’s hard not to wonder where this is all going. That’s why we did a deep-dive investigation on where boat design is headed, and took some stabs at what boats will look like in the future. Read here for more.

Miami 2015 Special

It’s that time of year again! Time to head to the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show. Our editors did all the leg work for you to find out what trends to look for and what’s hot.

Sunseeker Manhattan 65

Our first look at the Sunseeker Manhattan 65. 

The Manhattan 65 from Sunseeker is a bit of a rarity in that she’s as solidly built and seaworthy as she is sleek and glamorous. Get a better idea of what we mean here.

Top 25 Marinas

We asked our readers to help us choose the best marinas to visit up and down the coasts. To see why these facilities made our list, have a look here.

A Heart Attack at Sea

When a fishing companion had a cardiac episode 90 miles offshore, the captain needed to act fast and decisively to save his life. Read what happened next, here.

Engine Room Safety

There's plenty of stuff in your engine room that can hurt you if you're not careful. Know how to be safe in your machinery spaces and you'll improve your maintenance. See how here.

Magnum 51 Bestia

Our first look at the Magnum 51 Bestia. The Bestia’s got unmistakable aesthetics. Makes me want to throw on a pastel-pink leisure suit, flip on some Phil Collins, and blast her around Biscayne Bay—in a good way.

Weaver 80

Our Boat Test of the Weaver 80. 

When we tested the Weaver 80 off Palm Beach we were promised some pretty impressive running numbers, and we weren't disappointed. We were pretty pleased with her commanding lines, superb fit and finish, and excellent fishability too. Read here for more.

Finding Mañana

During the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, a young girl named Mirta Ojito escaped from Cuba on the boat of a New Orleans skipper, Capt. Mike Howell. She grew up to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who told her story and Howell’s in a book. This exclusive excerpt follows Howell’s path into history.

Aspen C100

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Aspen C100. 

The Aspen C100 is a multihull but it's not a catamaran. It's a proa, which means the hulls don't match—and there's only one engine. The result? Surprising levels of efficiency. See what we mean here.

How to Pick the Right Battery for Your Boat

The ABCs of Marine Batteries. 

If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain them. But it's smart to read up and be sure. Check out our expert take on marine batteries here.

Cheoy Lee One Eleven

Our first look at the Cheoy Lee One Eleven. The Cheoy Lee One Eleven is the flagship in the company’s Alpha series and she doesn’t disappoint. With an aesthetic sensibility that’s sure to please and plenty of luxurious onboard comforts, this is a boat that has it all. See what we mean here.

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB. 

The 46 Eastbay FB from Grand Banks is stylish for sure, but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve than just good looks. Our tester found that out when he took her for a spin on Lake Michigan. Read about it here.

A Lightweight Electric Bike for Boaters

It’s Electric

The electric bicycle from Gocycle is something you really need to see to believe. It works like a normal bike, except at the push of a button it can propel you to 20 mph thanks to a 250-watt electric motor. It’s a great way to get from the docks to town. Check it out here.

Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Our first look at the Austin Parker 64 Fly S. 

Austin Parker may have been inspired by the lobster boat when it started building its 64 Fly S, but what it ended up with was a bit of an evolution. The 64 is a sturdy, safe boat with unmistakable European flair and style. See what we mean here.

Absolute 56 STY

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Absolute 56 STY. 

The Absolute 56 shows what this Italian boatbuilder has been up to. And as the company continues to introduce new models, it shows a greater understanding of the U.S. boater. See what we mean here.

The Importance of an Engine Log

It may sound too simple, but keeping track of your engine’s performance with a pad and pen can teach you a lot about your powerplants, and help you identify problems before they get out of control. Learn what you need to know here.

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