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Long-Distance Boat Buying

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2016

Here’s the tale of a dedicated boat nut who nearly lost his mind trying to buy a boat that was a long, long way from home.

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Pearl 65

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2016

Our Boat Test of the Pearl 65.

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A Near-Death Situation on a Scarab 35

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2016

After a high-speed, nighttime boat accident, one lucky captain is thankful just to be alive.

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Nantucket as a Cruising Destination

By George Sass Jr. | Posted January 2016

Nantucket is one of America’s best cruising grounds, with a unique charm that’s all its own.

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FLIR Ocean Scout 640

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016

With a higher-resolution sensor than its predecessors, the FLIR Ocean Scout 640 makes it easier to identify targets in extreme low-light conditions.

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Viking 80 EB

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2016

Our first look at the Viking 80 EB.

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Here’s why it’s not called “catching.”

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016

A bad day fishing is better than … well pretty much anything but a good day fishing.

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The Fountain of Youth

By Michael Peters | Posted January 2016

A boat can be the fastest route to the fountain of youth.

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How to Buy Power for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2015

Choosing the right power package for your boat is extremely important. Let us help you with some expert advice.

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Benetti Vivace 125

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our first look at the Benetti Vivace 125.

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Have a Microadventure on Your Boat

By Daniel Harding | Posted December 2015

You may not always have time to point your bow for Alaska or Tahiti. But that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your week with a micro-adventure. See what we mean here.

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Hargrave 94

By Chris Caswell | Posted December 2015

Our Boat Test of the Hargrave 94.

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What’s Your Boatyard Type?

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2015

Knowing your personality type will make your boatyard experience run smoother. Are you a Type D or a Type P?

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Sunseeker Predator 57

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2015

Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker Predator 57

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Cruising Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

A family trip to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast opens the author’s eyes to a gorgeous, versatile cruising ground that just may be The Next Big Thing.

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Hargrave Raised Pilothouse 101

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our first look at the Hargrave Raised Pilothouse 101.

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How to Plan a Transoceanic-Worthy Helm on a Budget

By Daniel Harding | Posted December 2015

A former educator used careful planning to find a helm setup within his budget for a Transatlantic cruise to the Baltics and beyond on his Kadey-Krogen 42.

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Tiara 50 Flybridge

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our Boat Test of the Tiara 50 Flybridge.

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Sundeck Yachts 550

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our first look at the Sundeck Yachts 550.

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Upgrade Your Engine Room and Emergency Lighting with LEDs

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2015

Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).

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Full-Time Cruising on a Nordhavn 40

By Daniel Harding | Posted December 2015

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about the ultimate cruise? The one where you sell the house, put your furniture in storage, move aboard your boat, and cruise the world.

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What to do with Old Trumpet-Style Air Horns

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2015

Got an old, trumpet-style horn that’s grown feeble and/or worn-looking? To replace or refurbish? That is the question.

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White Marlin Lightning Strikes Twice

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Sometimes there’s simply no explaining the things that happen out there.

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Delta 88

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our Boat Test of the Delta 88.

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Elandra 53

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

Our first look at the Elandra 53.

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The Benefits of a Straight Driveline

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2015

The key to making sure your powertrain and shafts stay in alignment is getting familiar with the way your boat runs (and then staying familiar) so you can notice subtle changes in...

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