"Hot Today" Archive

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 — Better Late Than Never

Don Weidner

Boating is a hobby that takes a lot of time, patience, and knowledge. It can be a tough thing for beginners to pick up, but it’s not impossible. Just ask the subject of this After Word column. Click here for the full story. ▶

New Beginnings

Friday, August 29, 2014 — Tested: Azimut: Atlantis 50

Azimut Atlantis 50

We tested the Azimut Atlantis 50 recently on the Med. See what we found out, and check out our exclusive online photo gallery here. ▶

Azimut Atlantis 50

Thursday, August 28, 2014 — Gallery: Marlow 62E

Marlow 62E

The Marlow 62E is a long-distance voyager with no shortage of stylish amenities to complement her seakindly performance. Check out these shots to see exactly what we mean. ▶

Gallery: Marlow 62E

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 — Good Morning, Vietnam


Forty-five years ago Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike was a young combat infantryman slogging through the jungles and swamps of Vietnam, his only respite the occasional ride up the river on a patrol boat. Pike has returned to Vietnam to write a story about his experiences on the river, both then and now. Here is his first dispatch from ‘Nam. ▶

Apocalypse Then

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — First Look: Comitti Venezia 28 Classic

Comitti Venezia 28 Classic

Whether used as a tender or a runabout, the Comitti Venezia 28 Classic will make a statement. With retro, 1960s styling and sporty handling underway, this is a boat you need to know about. Read the full article here. ▶

First Look: Comitti Venezia 28 Classic

Monday, August 25, 2014 — Heading Out


Designing boats can be a tough business. Nobody knows that better than yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters. Here he imparts knowledge to a new class of boat designers, so that they may ably navigate the waters to come. Click here for the full read. ▶

Graduation Day

Friday, August 22, 2014 — The 100 Largest Yachts in the World

PMY 100

You wanted it, you got it! We compiled a list of the 100 largest, most expensive, most opulent megayachts in the entire world, complete with specs and pictures. Click here to see ‘em ▶

100 Largest Yachts

Thursday, August 21, 2014 — Video: Escape from a Burning Boat

Burning Boat

Capt. Harry Graves and his crew on the Viking 48 C-Fan shot video of Tree House, a 37-foot Bertram convertible, as she caught fire. See what happens next here. ▶

Video: Escape from a Burning Boat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 — Designing the MJM 50z

MJM 50z

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you exactly what it takes to build a boat. Click here for the full story. ▶

Designing the MJM 50z


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — Viva Italia!


There’s no denying the Italians have a certain touch, a certain elegance, when it comes to style. In the boating world, brands like Sanlorenzo, Azimut, Rossinavi, Monte Carlo Yachts, and more are showing the world how it’s done with grace and sophistication. Click here for our sponsored content investigating what makes these brands great. ▶

La Dolce Vita

Monday, August 18, 2014 — Stable and Able

marine stabilizers

There are so many types of marine stabilizers out there that it can make your head spin. How do they all work? And which system is the best for your boat? For the answers to these questions, plus more, click here. ▶

Stability Test

Friday, August 15, 2014 — Tested: Arcadia 115

Arcadia 115

The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye. Click here for the full test. ▶

Tested: Arcadia 115

Thursday, August 14, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

New Boats

Read this article and take a glimpse into the future. We’ve tracked down the latest designs and build projects from builders including Moonen, Tiara, Galeon, True North, Slane, Azimut, and Sanlorenzo. You won’t believe what’s hitting the water next. Click here for the full article. ▶

First Look: New Boats Notebook

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — Sub-liminal Message

Seattle 1000

Ask and ye shall receive. You liked our last gallery of a personal-submarine megayacht so much that we decided to give you a second helping. Click here for shots of U.S. Submarine’s Seattle 1000. ▶

Under the Sea

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 — Brokerage Bonanza


If you’re in the market for a used boat you know that information is your most valuable commodity. That’s where we come in. We spoke to three knowledgeable brokers to see how the market’s looking as we head into the fall. Click here to see what they had to say. ▶

Useful Info on Used Boats

Monday, August 11, 2014 — The Big Tuna


There may be no greater challenge in the fishing world than landing a giant bluefin. Our author can tell you that from experience, as he recounts a fish he landed years ago, and the crew’s skill and bravery in getting it to the boat. Click here for the full story. ▶

Big Blue

Friday, August 8, 2014 — Volvo vs. Zeus - Riviera 50 Boat Test

Riviera 50

When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by Volvo Pentas, he knew what he had to do. Test them to see which runs better, of course. Click here to see what he concluded. ▶

Volvo vs. Zeus on the Riviera 50

Thursday, August 7, 2014 — Multi Tasking


A good multitool is always a welcome tool onboard a boat. Whether you’re cutting a line or taking the hook out of a fish, it’s a great thing to have handy. We tested four different multitools, plus a nautically minded blade, to see which was best. Click here for more. ▶

Tooling Up


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 — Keeping in Touch

Iridium GO

For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service disappears, and your Wi-Fi blinks out, what can you do to stay connected to the rest of the world? We’ve got one gadget that might save the day. Click here to find out about it. ▶

A Strong Signal

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 — 5 Diesel Myths

diesel engine

Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held believes about them floating around out there that are simply myths. Click here to find out what they are. ▶

Diesel Myths Debunked

Monday, August 4, 2014 — First Look: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

With salty yet graceful lines and an abundance of onboard space thanks to that big flying bridge, the Grand Banks Eastbay FB is a quintessential cruiser with a serious pedigree. Read all about her here. ▶

First Look: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Friday, August 1, 2014 — Tested: Princess V48

Princess V48

The Princess V48 was a long time in the making, and all the planning definitely paid off. Read our full test of this British-built, IPS-powered express cruiser by clicking here. ▶

Tested: Princess V48

Wed., July 30, 2014 — Gallery: World’s Largest Yachts

PMY 100

Feast your eyes on these images of the some of the biggest, most expensive, most beautiful yachts in the world. We dare you not to feel jealous of their owners. Click here to start. ▶

Gallery: World’s Largest Yachts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — Perfectly Panbo

PMY 100

Nobody knows marine electronics like our Senior Electronics Editor Ben Ellison. His blog Panbo is renowned as the place for all the best information on everything from depthfinders to VHFs to touchscreen technology. Click here to see why. ▶

Pefectly Panbo


Monday, July 28, 2014 — Don’t Go Thirsty


Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier. However maintaining one is not as easy as some people think. Never fear. To learn the most helpful maintenance tips for keeping your watermaker running properly, click here. ▶

Drink This, Not That

Friday, July 25, 2014 — Tested: Ferretti 750

Ferretti 750

With a huge flying bridge, and an elegant interior, the Ferretti 750 is a pleasure to be onboard. But you might be surprised where she really impressed us when we gave her a full sea trial. Click here for the story. ▶

Tested: Ferretti 750

Thursday, July 24, 2014 — Gallery: Arcadia 115

Arcadia 115

The Arcadia 115 is a beautiful boat that’s notable not only for her aesthetics, but also for her fast turn of speed and remarkable efficiency. Get to know her better by checking out this gallery of images we’ve put together. ▶

Gallery: Arcadia 115

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — Stable Condition


There are more marine stabilizers on the market today than ever before. And truly, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, as companies like Naiad, Seakeeper, Quantum, Imtra Side-Power, and more have found out. Click here to see amazing video of how each system does its job. ▶

Stable and Able


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — Simply Sub-lime


U.S. Submarines is a company with a dream. And that dream is building underwater megayachts for clients with both the cash and the chutzpah for such a venture. Right now the company has a 118-foot project in the works. And we’ve got images of it. Click here to see them. ▶

Sub Hubbub

Monday, July 21, 2014 — No Day at the Beach


What started out as a lovely day on her boat turned into a near disaster for one r