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The BTB Mako Rodeo is a Month Away and it is Awesome

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-05-16 15:41

I’ve fished the BTB Mako Rodeo in Brielle, New Jersey, for the past few years and I gotta be honest, at this point it’s probably like my fourth or fifth favorite day of the year. I have a couple annual dinners and stuff I do with my buddies from high school and college that are probably more fun, but other than those, the BTB might take the cake. Fourth or fifth best, that’s like, 98th percentile. I have it ahead of Christmas. Probably just behind the Fourth of July. Pretty good.

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Metal Shark Keeps Chomping Away

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-03-27 10:30

Metal Shark Fearless boatMetal Shark, the Jeanerette, Louisiana-based builder of military, law enforcement, and recreational boats, recently announced it is investing more than $1.5 million dollars to expand its shipyard and hire 88 new employees. What’s more, Louisiana Economic Development estimates that the investment will result in 134 indirect jobs, for a grand total of 222 new jobs created.

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Faster, Farther … Wider

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-03-19 14:45

The Wider 42 is like no boat I’ve ever seen. Same goes for you too, I bet.

Wider 42 in Key Largo - photo by Kevin KoenigI recently got to test the Wider 42 down in Key Largo. Whew! What a boat. The thing is nearly all carbon fiber, and, of course, has those pontoons hidden away inside its hull.

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(Recommended) Manhattan Clam Chowder

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-02-28 10:02

Sandbar restaurantThis recommendation borders on travesty, I know. At all other turns New England clam is the undefeated King Kong of the chowder arena. Manhattan clam chowder has long been the redheaded stepchild of soups: overlooked, underappreciated—even scorned. And often rightly so.

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Man Reclaims NJ Roller Coaster for America

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-01-10 17:07


Photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/New Jersey National GuardBoaters in New Jersey should be well familiar with the Jet Star, the iconic roller coaster that used to jut out over the Atlantic from off Casino Pier in Seaside Heights. During Hurricane Sandy, the ride was wrenched from its supports and replanted in the water just off the coast. The ruins are a shocking visual testament to the wreckage Sandy left behind.

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Video: Guy Falls Off a Motorcycle—and into a Sailboat

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-12-05 13:21

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Welcome Aboard to a 600-pound Marlin

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-10-22 11:47

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This One Might Make it to Valhalla

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-09-12 10:42

Testing the Viking 55 was a decent way to kill a Tuesday. I tested out the Viking 55 yesterday down in New Gretna, New Jersey, and I have to say … Wow. Nice boat. The thing floats like a duck and runs like a gazelle.

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Somebody Tell Me about the Compass Rose!

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-09-07 16:13

This expedition yacht is currently docked at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. She’s a beautiful boat, and she’s outfitted with all sorts of tenders. Check out the picture. Megayacht "Compass Rose"It’s like a Where’s Waldo game for tenders. Me and my buddy Chuck counted five including a PWC. I’m told that’s a Viking 42 at the stern, though you can only see the tower here. Not bad for a bumboat.

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Bet You Drive a Little Slower after Watching this Insane Boat Crash Video

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-09-05 12:14

This video has been going viral lately. I wasn’t going to post it because I was sure someone died in it (either the driver or the girl in pink), but then I read last night that everyone on the boat survived with what were reported as “minor to moderate” injuries. Everyone on the boat was also apparently made out of adamantium too, because that makes no sense. That was a SCARY crash. One minute you’re ripping across the water in your Fountain go-fast with a bunch of girls in bikinis, next minute BAM!

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