Captain Commando

No, this is not a story about some action hero on a covert mission in foreign waters involving spies, special forces, and stealthy vessels.

Petroleum Predictions

If you’ve visited the fuel pump in the last few months you may have noticed that afterwards your wallet felt just a bit heavier than it usually does, and that strange contortion of your face, that’s known as a smile. Declining petroleum prices (at the time of this writing) are making many people happy. But for us boaters, two questions quickly come to mind: Will this last until the summer? And is it considered hoarding if I fill my home with jerry cans of fuel?

Fuel is a necessity, there’s no arguing that. But if you’ve noticed that lately it’s a little bit less expensive than it used to be, then you’re on the right track. Read more here...

I Come in Peace

The incident was as predictable as a sunrise. I idled through the shallow Cayo Costa anchorage—a sliver of paradise off Florida’s west coast—looking for a spot to set the hook for the night.

What's the Brokerage Market for Cheoy Lee Motoryachts?

We spoke to a couple of brokers who had Cheoy Lee motoryachts listed online. Here’s what they had to say about their boats and the response in the market to them.

From Bavaria With Love!

Bavaria 360 Coupe

Seakeeper and Sea Ray: The Math of Gyroscopic Stabilization


I’ve always been fascinated by the technology in Seakeeper gyro stabilizers. Stabilization in general is part of boating and always has been, since the first shipwrights figured out how to make their boats more stable (using hull design) and therefore more pleasant to be on and safer in all conditions.