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Randy Lanier, Former Speedboater, Released from Prison After Life Sentence for Drug-Smuggling is Lifted

Randy Lanier, who in 1988 was sentenced to life in prison for his role as a “super drug kingpin” smuggling marijuana into the U.S.

Randy Lanier, who in 1988 was sentenced to life in prison for his role as a “super drug kingpin” smuggling marijuana into the U.S. using speedboats, has been released from prison, suddenly and under somewhat mysterious circumstances.

New Boats Notebook - October 2014

We scoured the industry to find out what builders have on the boards and in the factory. Check out five new projects from Everglades, Bonadeo, Azimut, Sabre, and Viking, plus updates on boats we’ve covered in the past.

We scoured the industry to find out what builders have on the boards and in the factory. Check out five new projects from Everglades, Bonadeo, Azimut, Sabre, and Viking, plus updates on boats we’ve covered in the past.

New Boats Notebook - September 2014

New Boats Notebook

Get ahead of the curve by finding out what your favorite builders are working on next. Read about builds and projects from Horizon, Jarrett Bay, Zeelander, Outer Reef, Rossinavi, and more...

New Boats Notebook - August 2014

New Boats Notebook

New Jersey Police Searching for Champion Power Boater Believed to Have Faked His Own Death

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer New Jersey law enforcement officials are searching for Andrew Biddle, a champion powerboat racer and world-record holder who is believed to have faked his own drowning after a pontoon boat accident on July 20th off of Longport, a few miles from Atlantic City.

Touring the Abacos in the Pursuit 325

I just got back from the Abacos where I was testing the Pursuit 325. That’s quite a little vessel that packs a whole lot of boat onto her 32-foot LOA thanks to an open, bow-rider layout.

New Boats Notebook - July 2014

New Boats Notebook

No Man Left Behind

This past weekend, after a long and mostly fruitless day of shark fishing onboard Capt. Art DellaSalla’s Andiamo 20 miles off Manasquan Inlet, we eventually had to admit that the day was not ours, and threw our last baits overboard, and turned towards home.

Capt. Art DellaSalla

A Peek at My Notebook: The True North 50

To get the skinny on the Down East-y True North 50, I spoke with Sam Howell, a partner at Langan Design Professionals, the ambitious Newport, Rhode Island, naval design and architecture firm tasked with the vessel.

New Boats Notebook - June 2014

New Boats Notebook