"Hot Today" Archive

Friday, January 30, 2015 — Talking Docks

Top Marinas

We asked our readers to help us choose the best marinas to visit up and down the coasts. To see why these facilities made our list, have a look here. ▶

Thursday, January 29, 2015 — A Real Lifesaver

Coast Guard

When a fishing companion had a cardiac episode 90 miles offshore, the captain needed to act fast and decisively to save his life. Read what happened next, here. ▶

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — Look Out Below!

Engine room inspection

Engine rooms can be hot, loud, and occasionally dangerous places to do maintenance work. There’s a multitude of concerns to think about when you enter that space. Find out how to stay safe, by clicking here. ▶

BONUS: What Makes a Good Engine Room?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — First Look: Magnum 51 Bestia

Magnum 51 Bestia

If you missed this one at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, you may need to hunt her up at the upcoming shows in Miami. Because she has to be seen in person to be believed. Check out the latest Magnum here. ▶

Monday, January 26, 2015 — If It Ain't Broker…

MV Adele

Boat transactions can be very…complex. When Michael Peters went to buy a boat, he found out about the many facets of buying a boat. And discovered the services that brokers really provide. Check out what he had to say here. ▶

BONUS: Digigone DigiMed telemedicine kits & more Pittman Innovation Award winners

Friday, January 23, 2015 — Tested: Weaver 80

Weaver 80

When we tested the Weaver 80 off Palm Beach we were promised some pretty impressive running numbers, and we weren't disappointed. We were pretty pleased with her commanding lines, superb fit and finish, and excellent fishability too. Read here for more. ▶

Thursday, January 22, 2015 — Book Excerpt: Finding Mañana by Mirta Ojito

Illustration by Elizabeth Rosen

Going to sea has changed most boaters' lives for the better. But imagine if you and your boat could improve the lives of others—and maybe even alter the course of history. It happened to one man during the Mariel Boatlift, where thousands of people escaped Castro's Cuba in 1980. Read the tale here. ▶

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 — Gallery: Absolute 60 Fly

Absolute 60 Fly

Get a look at all the details on the Absolute 60 Fly that will be arriving next month in the U.S. From the flying bridge to the crew’s quarters, this motoryacht shows smart thinking and design with a notable Italian sensibility. See what we’re talking about here. ▶

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — Out of the Fog


It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely through the thickest pea soup Mother Nature can whip up. Click here to learn more. ▶

Monday, January 19, 2015 — New Boats Notebook

New Boats Notebook

Get a look at new builds and projects from some of your favorite boat builders before they splash. Click here to get the inside scoop. ▶

BONUS: TorqTrac: Torqeedo electric outboards get app monitoring & more

Friday, January 16, 2015 — It All Adds Up

Aspen C100

The Aspen C100 is a multihull but it's not a catamaran. It's a proa, which means the hulls don't match—and there's only one engine. The result? Surprising levels of efficiency. See what we mean here. ▶

Thursday, January 15, 2015 — Consider the Helm Station

Helm Stations

The helm is in some ways the crux of yacht design, it's where the boater has most direct interaction with the boat. Here's a gallery showing some recent helms we've seen (and the boats they command). To think about what makes them work (and maybe what doesn't), have a look here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS Ever seen a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer work?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 — The Lowdown on Today's Marine Batteries

Marine Batteries

If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain them. But it's smart to read up and be sure. Check out our expert take on marine batteries here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS: Do you know about MyBoatWorks yet? A refit project, simplified and explained here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Tiara 5200 Express?

Tiara 5200 Express

We spoke to three brokers who have listings online for a Tiara 5200 Express. To see what they had to say about these forward-thinking express cruisers and the people who buy and sell them, click here. ▶

Monday, January 12, 2015 — First Look: Cheoy Lee One Eleven

Cheoy Lee One Eleven

The Cheoy Lee One Eleven is the flagship in the company’s Alpha series and she doesn’t disappoint. With an aesthetic sensibility that’s sure to please and plenty of luxurious onboard comforts, this is a boat that has it all. See what we mean by clicking here. ▶

Real, Synthetic & Virtual AIS AtoNs, can you see them?

Friday, January 9, 2015 — Tested: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

The 46 Eastbay FB from Grand Banks is stylish for sure, but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve than just good looks. Our tester found that out when he took her for a spin on Lake Michigan. Read about it here. ▶

Thursday, January 8, 2015 — Fast Times with Old Timers


We sat down with some of the most famous boat racers of all time, and heard some good stories from the old days, and learned that lots of lessons about life on the water still apply today. Click here for more. ▶

Bonus Video: A preview of our huge February issue ▶

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 — Gallery: A Fine Vintage

vintage yachts

Last month’s 20th annual Vintage Weekend at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo was chock full of classic boats, planes, cars, and much, much more. Luckily we were on hand to document it all. Check out some of our favorite shots by clicking on this gallery. ▶

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 — Go, Go, Gadget Bike!

Gocycle electric bike

The electric bicycle from Gocycle is something you really need to see to believe. It works like a normal bike, except at the push of a button it can propel you to 20 mph thanks to a 250-watt electric motor. It’s a great way to get from the docks to town. Check it out here. ▶

Monday, January 5, 2015 — First Look: Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Austin Parker may have been inspired by the lobster boat when it started building its 64 Fly S, but what it ended up with was a bit of an evolution. The 64 is a sturdy, safe boat with unmistakable European flair and style. See what we mean by clicking here. ▶

Friday, January 2, 2015 — Tested: Absolute 56

Absolute 56

The Absolute 56 shows what this Italian boatbuilder has been up to. And as the company continues to introduce new models, it shows a greater understanding of the U.S. boater. See what we mean here. ▶

Thursday, January 1, 2015 — Check out a Brief History of Power & Motoryacht (In Case You Missed It)

PMY Jan 2015 cover

The great, the good, and the downright confusing come together in this look back at Power & Motoryacht through our 30-year history. Help us kick off our yearlong celebration here. ▶