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.
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.
Our first look at the Otam Millennium 58 Hardtop.
One California mariner learned the hard way that staying with your boat in a storm can quickly become a matter of life and death. This harrowing tale will draw you in from the get-go.
The marine environment can be a tough place for metal. Rust and wear are pretty much par for the course. But there are ways to keep your onboard metal in good shape. Read about them here.
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.
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.
Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.
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.
When Ocean Alexander tasked designer Evan K. Marshall to develop new products within the builder’s already successful line, Marshall was up for the challenge...
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes the fish do the schooling. It’s amazing what a feisty tuna can teach a callow, young mate.
Our first look at the Sunseeker Predator 57
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.
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.
Our first look at the Hacker 27 Special Sport.
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.
A father reluctantly sets out to take his kids shark fishing and returns with a boatload of memories, and a changed mind.
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.
After the high-tech sales pitch is done, all that’s left is hull and water. In his June Sightlines Michael Peters explains why yacht designs can be art, but they have to be more than that, too.
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.
Planning for emergencies is just as vital as preparing for the big catch.
Electronic charts are great, no doubt. But the second you start thinking they’re foolproof is the second you’re in trouble. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.
Our Boat Test of the Sanlorenzo SL96.
The SL96 from Sanlorenzo is the culmination of a lifetime of boating for one owner, and not surprisingly, she’s got every single thing he could possibly want.