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.
Man’s best friend is a favorite crew member of many salty seafarers. But as with anyone on your boat, care must be taken to ensure they stay safe and happy.
Our first look at the Horizon FD85. The Horizon FD85 won hearts at the Taiwan International Boat Show. Next stop: the world.
Our first look at the Fountaine Pajot MY 37. This cat is the perfect platform for anyone looking for a pocket-sized cruiser with a little something extra.
Germany has come to be known for its engineering exports. A company called Bavaria has been building boats for Europe to enjoy for quite some time. And now they’re here. See for yourself.
Like casting for fish, preserving your angling rights requires persistence.
Our first look at the Grady-White Canyon 271 FS. We like the looks of this boat. Couple that with Grady’s reputation for smooth rides and durability and this model should be a force to be reckoned with.
Boaters who are in the know notice the details. And when a fine finish is your goal, you need to look closely at your boat’s “problem areas.” Those old hatches with the dull finish may jump out at you. Here’s what to do to fix them.
Our first look at the Hinckley Talaria 34R. Hinckley is at it again. Late this spring the builder will be adding to its famed Jetboat line a 34 Runabout that should acquit herself exceptionally as a dayboat.
There’s something to be said for getting where you need to go, and that kind of hustle has never been a problem for the Beneteau Swift Trawler 50, a second-generation design that leads an ambitious line of cruising boats.
Engine manufacturers created a lot of exciting buzz at the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami shows.