Sportfishing Boats


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Wesmac builds classic downeast vessels like the 42-footers Christine

We’re doing quite well,” says Wesmac owner and founder Steve Wessel from his office up in Surry, Maine, just a short drive from Bar Harbor. “It’s been extremely busy.” He’d just come back from Cape Cod, where’d he’d been giving a new owner an ins-and-outs

The Tin Man

It’s 1945, a world war is raging, and a mine just below the surface in Odessa Harbor on the Black Sea comes into contact with the bow of Herbert Phillips’ Liberty Ship and blows it off. The boat survives, and after three months of in-water repairs, Phillips, who is just a year out of the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, notes how well this


A fast, coastal Maine-built cruiser with exquisite detailing.

Dubbed Whistler, Lyman-Morse’s newest custom build slipped into the St. Georges River in Thomaston, Maine, on a nippy, gray Thursday in late May. On her inaugural run she reportedly reached a top speed of

Ted Hood Coastal Explorer 52

Designing boats for more than 50 years has given Ted Hood a pretty good perspective on what pleases owners. And one of the things he says makes them really happy is discovering new ways to make their lives easier. It’s not surprising then that Hood’s new 52-foot passagemaker is full of such innovations.

Take the placement of the dinghy. An innovative crane design allows the tender to be

Cabo Yachts 52 Flybridge

Laid up in the desert, this boat is built for serious ocean travels.

The new Cabo Yachts 52 Flybridge (FB) and last year’s Cabo 52 Express may share the same Divinycell-cored hull and 1,675-hp Caterpillar C32s in their engine rooms, but that’s about it. From her Pipewelder’s tower to her saloon, the 52 FB is both a new and

Marlow 70E

A passagemaker that's efficient and environmentally conscious.

The first time I went aboard the Marlow Explorer 70E Mark II, she was tied up next to the Rod and Reel Club on Miami’s posh Hibiscus Island. It was late, with a boat-show party going on, and the feeling under the live oaks was pure nautical romance. Lanterns on the

A Riviera Runabout

An offshoot of the Rodriquez Shipyard, which was founded in 1887, Morgan Yachts has been building Italian versions of classic U.S. workboats since 1991. Traditionally, downeast-style and commuter-inspired vessels over 45 feet have been the company’s mainstay, but now it’s venturing down to the 30-foot range.

The 33 Dinghy (an oxymoron for most of us) is

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An extravagant interior makes this an exceptional charter yacht.

When a yacht is intended to join the crowded South Florida charter circuit, she has to stand out. In order to make their new 100-foot Hargrave King Baby into one of the more memorable vessels around, the yacht’s owners hired Yacht Interiors by Shelley, which gave her a

Success in Reverse

Many of G&S' boats are known for their world-record catches.

How does a builder come to design and construct boats that can not only plane in reverse but also account for hundreds of world-record saltwater catches, particularly in the light-tackle-angling field? Well, start with a mid-life crisis, naturally. At least that’s how

Boston Whaler 370 Outrage

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.

Double Down

A megayacht fisherman with a reported high-40-knot speed.

Would you like a tower station that’s accessed from a retractable internal ladder? Maybe radar arrays and antennas stealthily built into composite wings on that tower? Or perhaps LCD glass windows in the cabin and saloon that can be darkened with the flip of a switch (no

An Owner's Options

Entering a line that includes a 36-, 44-, and 47-footer, the new 63-foot Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht was designed to provide not only more luxury but also more layout options. Owners will be able to choose either a three- or four-cabin arrangement. In the three-cabin version there’s a galley at the base of the stairs and to port, while in the four-cabin version, a

Supplier of the Decade

Hargrave Custom Yachts has given its Supplier of the Decade award to Caterpillar. Michael Joyce (far right), chairman of the Fort Lauderdale-based yachtbuilder, said Cat has received a 100-percent customer satisfaction rating since it was selected as the sole engine supplier to Hargrave in

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