Our first look at the Axopar 37 T-Top. The Finnish builder Axopar has an altogether different approach to center consoles. It starts with a slippery running surface, light weight, and a low center of gravity to reduce power needs. And then smart engineering does more with onboard space. Check her out here.More
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Trident is Outer Reef’s new brand and it’s full speed ahead on the design front. Jeff Druek is pulling out all the stops for a brand that hits the high points for cruising chops, comfort aboard, and ocean-going good looks.Read Article
- By Capt. Bill Pike
- PostedMay 2016
Our Boat Test of the Fleming 58. When an able cruiser like the Fleming 58 falls into the viewfinder of Capt. Bill Pike, you just know he’s going find a few things to say. Take a read of his test and think about what you would do with a boat like this.Read Article
You've heard the mantra before, but it bears repeating. A diesel engine basically needs just two things: clean fuel and air. If it's missing either, it's dead. That's why troubleshooting a diesel usually involves tracing the air and fuel systems from start to finish, always beginning with the simplest and least-invasive potential cause and ending whenever your expertise reaches its limit.Read Article
Hot on the heels of the company’s successful 80 model, Pershing’s newest launch, the slightly elongated 82, looks to push all the boundaries of what a large sport yacht can do. Aggressively raked lines create a profile that leaves little doubt as to the 82’s main purpose: to be the sexiest, sleekest boat on the water.Read Article
At just over 37 feet, the 370 Outrage is the largest boat Boston Whaler has built in its more than 50-year history. The patented Unibond construction method has been a feature of all of its boats, and the 370 is no exception. But can a boat this big really be unsinkable? According to the company, a foam cross section that extends to the top of the hull means that if this boat ever gets swamped, she will still be able to support 3,000 lbs of gear or people.Read Article
They used to say a man wasn't well-dressed without a hat, and maybe that's true of boats, too. A hardtop provides a place to mount the radar and antennas and keeps the sun off your hatless head. It provides better shade than a bimini, lasts a heck of a lot longer than canvas, doesn't thrash around in choppy weather nor billow like a parachute when the wind getsRead Article
When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 was washed out to sea. Her owner rescued her. Takayuki Nozawa. When I met him for the first time at this year’s Miami Boat Show, I was already somewhat familiar with how he’d saved his beloved Bertram 57 Golden Bay from oblivion after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. I’d seen video footage of his jump from the helicopter. And we’d talked on the phone, him in the office of his Yasuda Shipyard in Tokyo, me in my office in the Florida Panhandle...Read Article