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.
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.
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.
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.
Power & Motoryacht and the MyBoatWorks team embark on replacing the air-conditioning units aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat.
Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat transactions can be very…complex. When Michael Peters went to buy a boat, he found out about the many facets of buying a boat. And discovered the services that brokers really provide. Check out what he had to say here.
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.
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.
It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely through the thickest pea soup Mother Nature can whip up.
New Boats Notebook - a first look at the Ferretti 550
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.
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.
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.
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.
We sat down with some of the most famous boat racers of all time, and heard some good stories from the old days, and learned that lots of lessons about life on the water still apply today.
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.
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.
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.
This ancient art offers a way for boaters to stay limber, toned, and strong, on the boat or off.
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.