Boats leak. Tenders get wet. And it always seems to rain when you most need to trek into town for provisions. That's why having a quality dry bag like the Sea-to-Summit bag we tested is smart to have aboard.
Our Boat Test of the Sea Ray 400 Fly. Sea Ray has a world-class reputation for building sporty express boats. Capt. Richard Thiel tests the new 400 Fly to see if the new design unravels or cements the legacy.
Our first look at the Nordhavn N96. The salty but luxurious Nordhavn N96 is the newest offering in the line that practically invented the passagemaker. Fully customizable and capable of traveling upwards of 4,000 nautical miles before refueling, she's sure to satisfy any captain's wanderlust.
Few things dress up the nautical décor of a yacht like the warm glow of an oil lamp.
Besides serving as a waterproof, 300-lumen LED flashlight, it also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker that can play your favorite music and take calls without removing your phone from your pocket.
Our first look at the Pursuit S 408 Sport. When you’ve carried as many anglers to the fishing grounds as Pursuit, you understand their needs. If this new boat doesn’t do it all, it comes pretty close.
Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened when such a problem arose for the U.S. Navy in Iran’s territorial waters. Read the analysis here.
Putting more outboards on the transom or bracket may result in more speed—but it may not. There’s more to it than counting the horses. See what we mean here.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship will return to form with four exciting tournaments for Spring 2016. And the BBC also brings you a new marlin contest planned for Cuba—the Gamefish Grande Tournament.
Our Boat Test of the MCY 105. If there was ever a company that showed superyacht style in its builds ranging from 65 to 86 feet, it’s Monte Carlo Yachts. Well the next yacht fulfills all superyacht requirements, starting with LOA. See what we found out when European Editor Alan Harper tested her here.
Recent news of an online contest to name a British research ship made our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters think about the monikers he’s bestowed on his boats over the years. The upshot: Originality is hard to come by. Read what he has to say here.
Our first look at the Jupiter 34 LX. Jupiter continues to build creative boats on its proven running surface but it’s the interiors that may surprise you.
Pack your bags with a bunch of hot new electronics and gear, and then get a pile more sent directly to the boat, add three editors, a seasoned craft and skipper, and serve it up on Florida Bay and beyond—here’s what you get.
Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.
Secret government designs, raw fear, and an unquenchable need for speed.
Our Boat Test of the Otam 80.
The Otam 80 takes all the horsepower you could want and puts it to the water with surface drives. You don't know what this hot combination can do—until you take the wheel. See what happens here.
The Vexilar SonarPhone T-Pod is a castable combination of fishfinder transducer and Wi-Fi hot spot that lets the user target data gathering and see what lurks below the surface on the screen on a compatible smartphone.
Choosing the right yard can keep your boat in tip-top shape, and save you money, too.
Our first look at the Zeelander Z55. How do you take measure of a megayacht? Is it by size alone? Or the level of luxury? Or perhaps by the way a design catches your eye? Before you answer, have a look at the Zeelander Z55.
Our first look at the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht. Comfort means different things to different people, but cruising capabilities cut across those lines. This Outer Reef is an example of that.
Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM from GOST Global is the latest generation of the company’s proven marine-security system, using evolving technologies to protect owners from theft or unauthorized use of their boats.
The Fusion MS-RA70 takes some of the best marine-specific engineering the company has to offer and puts it in an affordable, flexible package suitable for many boats.
Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.
The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.
Here’s how one man breaks out of his cruising routine with a bareboat on a MarineMax 484 in the British Virgin Islands. Oh, and he’s done it a few times, so he knows what he’s talking about. Get his take here.
Boating should take a back seat to no other sport or pastime. As true as that may be, we may not want our Sightlines columnist, Michael Peters, in the driver’s seat. See what we mean here.