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Deep River and a Deflated Dinghy

“Dan, the dinghy deflated!” Karen shouted from the cockpit.

Moments prior I was lying in bed watching clouds pass over the hatch. I was contemplating life’s big questions like, should I get pancakes or eggs for breakfast? And just like that, the air poured from my plan for an otherwise majestic morning.

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The More Things Change...

A 1913 Matthews reminds Editor Dan Harding that smart design—like a love for being out on the water—is indeed timeless.

1913 Matthews, Nymph

“There is a beautiful classic boat at the other end of the show that would make for a great video!” exclaimed Digital Editor John Turner when we bumped into each other on the docks of the Palm Beach show.

He was right.

A 1913 Matthews reminds Editor Dan Harding that smart design—like a love for being out on the water—is indeed timeless.

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By Land or Sea

A whirlwind travel schedule reminds editor Dan Harding that the best way to get somewhere is—and always has been—by boat.

Grand Banks boat

A whirlwind travel schedule reminds editor Dan Harding that the best way to get somewhere is—and always has been—by boat.

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Bound by Boating

The Düsseldorf Boat Show highlights emerging trends and age-old traditions.

Thousands poured through the turnstiles, trading the cold, grey German winter for the 17 halls of the sprawling Boot Düsseldorf show. The largest indoor show in Europe, it has become a popular pilgrimage for members of the boating industry the world over. Whether you were looking to buy or sell a superyacht from Italy or a bilge cleaner from Texas, if you were wearing shoes and had enough time you were bound to find it here.

he Düsseldorf Boat Show highlights emerging trends and age-old traditions.

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New Adventures, Same Kid From the Boatyard

Like many of you, I was born into boating. Much like eye and hair color, or country of origin, I had no say in the matter, yet—perhaps more than any other trait—it was a defining characteristic that set my life upon a certain course. 

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To Russia, with Vodka

As told by Roscoe Wellington

A delivery captain goes to Russia to commission a boat and comes back with the story of a lifetime.

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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

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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. 

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