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OnWatch from Hinckley Yacht Services

A new system from Hinckley Yacht Services called OnWatch connects clients’ boats to the service yard and head off problems. If it works, it will mean less downtime and more relaxed, stress-free boating. Get the whole story here.

Axopar 37 T-Top

Our first look at the Axopar 37 T-Top. The Finnish builder Axopar has an altogether different approach to center consoles. It starts with a slippery running surface, light weight, and a low center of gravity to reduce power needs. And then smart engineering does more with onboard space. Check her out here.

Fairline Targa 53GT

Our Boat Test of the Fairline Targa 53GT. Fairline is staying the course after facing down a financial headsea or two. The future looks bright indeed if the Targa 53GT is any indication, and this luxurious saloon layout is just the start.

Hydraulic Dry Pack

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.

Sea Ray 400 Fly

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.

Nordhavn N96

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.


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.

Pursuit S 408 Sport

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.

The Dangers of Relying too Heavily on Helm Electronics

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.

2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship

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.

Monte Carlo Yachts 105

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.

What’s in a Name?

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.

Jupiter 34 LX

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.

Otam 80

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.

Vexilar SonarPhone T-Pod

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.

Zeelander Z55

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.