In the last 48 hours I experienced my two favorite times on the water; watching the sun go down and seeing it rise. Cruising offshore on a boat is still one of those rare opportunities to inject a little adventure into our lives while testing ourselves.
The waters off New England’s coast are some of the best waters for cruising in America. Ride along with us as we explore this rocky, pastoral region by boat.
If your windlass is looking a little worse for the wear, maybe it’s time to install a new one. Let us show you how.
The Cutwater 28 Down East Loop trip continues. After a short hop from Constitution Marina in Boston, the boat is resting snugly at Newport’s Goat Island Marina. The 28 has moved almost every day since August 20. Indeed, this trip is one heck of a shakedown for a new boat.
New Boats Notebook: Update on the Princess M30
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Flybridge. With a salty influence and a flair for the dramatic, the Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Flybridge is a boat you need to know about.
A boat fire can spread in minutes, and have dire consequences. Read one man’s tale of the time his boat caught on fire while at sea, and learn why a good life raft might be the most important piece of equipment on your boat.
New Boats Notebook - Nordhavn’s latest creation will be laden with luxury but also fully capable of taking you anywhere in the world you want to go. Read about her here.
A good drybag is a necessity on a boat. Whether you’re swimming in to the beach with your wallet and phone or just want to make extra-sure your new camera stays in working condition, a drybag is a must. We tried out a slew of them to see which is best. Here's what we found out.
BoothBay Harbor to Boston took us three half-day passages thanks to clear skies, calm seas and the Cutwater’s comfortable low cruising speed of 12 to 15 knots. Before leaving Boothbay, Joanne and I ate breakfast with Allan Miller and Pam Burke. I knew Burke from Newburyport where she owned a beautiful wood schooner, named Heart’s Desire.
This story about the Nordhavn 120 crossing the Pacific Ocean is guaranteed to make you want to pull up your own anchor and set off for ports unknown.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Azimut Grande 95RPH.
When Azimut designed the Grande 95RPH, they were attempting to create perhaps the world’s sleekest raised-pilothouse design. You be the judge of whether this new boat lives up to those lofty standards.
There’s nothing glamorous about it, but maintaining a clean and well running bilge system is a good indicator that you’re a consummate boater. Here's everything you need to know about maintaining your bilges.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Azimut Atlantis 50.
European Editor Alan Harper cruised the Azimut Atlantis 50 in the Mediterranean and found a boat that is as pretty as she is capable.
We made it, pulling in to the Port of Quebec Marina just before noon today, the end of the first leg of the epic Cutwater 28 Down East Loop voyage that started 455 miles ago in New York City.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Comitti Venezia 28 Classic.
Whether used as a tender or a runabout, the Comitti Venezia 28 Classic will make a statement. With retro, 1960s styling and sporty handling underway, this is a boat you need to know about.
Designing boats can be a tough business. Nobody knows that better than yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters. Here he imparts knowledge to a new class of boat designers, so that they may ably navigate the waters to come.
The 100 Largest Yachts in the World.
You wanted it, you got it! We compiled a list of the 100 largest, most expensive, most opulent megayachts in the entire world, complete with specs and pictures.
Well, after months and months of planning, we're finally underway on the first leg of our epic Down East Loop on a new Cutwater 28. Right now we're in Kingston NY, some 80 mm from where we started at Liberty Landing Marina across the Hudson from downtown Manhattan.
A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you exactly what it takes to build a boat.
There are so many types of marine stabilizers out there that it can make your head spin. How do they all work? And which system is the best for your boat? For the answers to these questions, plus more, read this.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Arcadia 115.
The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye.
There may be no greater challenge in the fishing world than landing a giant bluefin. Our author can tell you that from experience, as he recounts a fish he landed years ago, and the crew’s skill and bravery in getting it to the boat.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Riviera 50.
When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by Volvo Pentas, he knew what he had to do. Test them to see which runs better, of course.
Want to turn your smart phone into a satellite phone?
For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service disappears, and your Wi-Fi blinks out, what can you do to stay connected to the rest of the world? We’ve got one gadget that might save the day. Find out about it here.
When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear.
Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held believes about them floating around out there that are simply myths. Find out what they are here.