Written by Guest Writer on Aug 24, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 20, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
The all carbon fiber Delta 88 truly impresses in a sweet Swedish setting
A brainstorming session at a Carver Marquis dealer meeting provides a glimpse into what today’s buyers demand.
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 17, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
One of the most daring Coast Guard rescues took place on February 18, 1952 when a 504-foot tanker was ripped in two by a hurricane off Massachussetts.
A short ride on Striper’s newest offering makes a big impression.
Bouncing atop the water at 38 knots aboard Striper’s new 270 CC, I look up from my notepad and ask the captain, “is this wide open?” He looks back at me and matter-of-factly says, “nope.” As if dared, he slams the throttles forward, giving a swift kick to the 400 horses (twin 200 hp Yamaha outboards) strapped to the back. The boat jerks forward and finds a top speed of 51.2 knots.
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 13, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Call me out of touch, call me old school, call me whatever you want, I don’t care. I have reached the age where what people say or think of me does not matter. I know I’m old school. I like boats made from trees. I like dirt roads and I like cars and trucks that look like a Ford or Chevy, with manual crank windows and side window vents. Hell, even this old country bumpkin can parallel park on a city street without a camera, computer, automatic transmission, or power steering! Oh yeah, and I like road maps.
Every year the Coast Guard hosts a photo competition; and from shots of helicopters soaring across stormy skies to high-speed patrol boats chasing a sunset, the entries are stunning. This year’s top prize was awarded to the simple shot above. It shows Denis Butierries holding his six-year-old son aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, the boat that his grandfather had served aboard. Jacob suffers spinal muscular atrophy. Doctors have given him a year to live. His longtime wish was to go aboard Rush, which he calls “papa’s battleship.”