My Sailboat Dalliance

Not having a boat can drive some people a little crazy. Here’s what it did to me.

Boatlessness does strange things to a boater’s psyche. At least that’s my experience. And to further explicate the phenomenon, please allow me to describe the bizarre state of mind I fell into during the long, glum, boatless period that stretched between the sale of my Grand Banks trawler a year or so ago and the recent purchase of my new (to me, that is) Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Cruiser. 

By Capt. Bill Pike |

A Man You Could Count On

Capt. Richard Thiel was editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht from 1987 to 2012.

There’s a fair amount of logistical maneuvering involved in putting this magazine together, as you might imagine. Between out-of-town meetings, boat shows, sea trials, and various other events, our writers and editors are seemingly on the move all the time. Covering all the necessary bases can sometimes get a bit complicated.

By Larry Burke |

Quality Time

Time on the water allows Senior Editor Daniel Harding to reflect on the passing of Power & Motoryacht legend Richard Thiel.

Capt. Richard Thiel

By Daniel Harding |

Boating Boom or Bust?

Millennials boating

Boatbuilders, brokers, and really anyone with some skin in the marine industry seem to be wrestling with the question: How can we attract more millennials (those born in the early 1980s) to our pastime? It’s as important a question as ever, considering that millennials have recently surpassed baby boomers as the largest demographic in the U.S., an inherently irreversible trend that will only increase. 

By Daniel Harding |