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The Down East Loop - Day 11

BoothBay Harbor to Boston took us three half-day passages thanks to clear skies, calm seas and the Cutwater’s comfortable low cruising speed of 12 to 15 knots. Before leaving Boothbay, Joanne and I ate breakfast with Allan Miller and Pam Burke. I knew Burke from Newburyport where she owned a beautiful wood schooner, named Heart’s Desire.

The Down East Loop - Day 7

We made it, pulling in to the Port of Quebec Marina just before noon today, the end of the first leg of the epic Cutwater 28 Down East Loop voyage that started 455 miles ago in New York   City.

The Down East Loop - Day 1

Well, after months and months of planning, we're finally underway on the first leg of our epic Down East Loop on a new Cutwater 28. Right now we're in Kingston NY, some 80 mm from where we started at Liberty Landing Marina across the Hudson from downtown Manhattan.

Panama as a Boating Destination

With beautiful cruising waters and a stable sociopolitical environment, Panama offers Americans a great way to escape their day-to-day boating destinations. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the boating scene there and dole out some pro tips on what to do, where to go, and what to see when you visit.

Cruising The Thousand Islands

The definitive guide for cruising The Thousand Islands. 

Our intrepid reporter cruised along the U.S.-Canadian border among The Thousand Islands. What he found was a place of great beauty, and unsurpassed cruising.

Cruising the Channel Islands

We cruised the Channel Islands onboard a trusty Fleming 65

Our intrepid reporter joined the crew of this Fleming 65 as they braved 60-knot winds off the Channel Islands to show you how to cruise them best. Learn where to see the best sights, eat the best food, and more.

Worst-Kept Cruise Destination Secrets

Our editors share their cruise-destination secrets. 

We here at Power & Motoryacht do a decent amount of cruising for work and for play. And understandably, we’ve accrued a pretty serious knowledge base of where to go, and maybe even more importantly, what to do when you get there.

Cruising Desolation Sound

Sometimes the ideas you encounter while cruising can open your mind. Capt. Bill Pike joins the crew of a Grand Banks 72 Aleutian RP on a cruise to Desolation Sound, with a merry fleet following along behind and spectacular scenery and new perspectives in the offing.

Six Great Summer Cruises

A great summer cruise can change your outlook—if you do it right. A refreshing breeze, a quick dip off the transom, and the feel of a hull swinging at anchor can improve anyone’s attitude. Six salty boaters gave us some insight on how to go about it.

A Bareboat Charter Means Family Fun

Don’t be afraid to bring your kids along on a bareboat charter. If you plan and prepare, they will enjoy the adventure and you will all have memories to last a lifetime. Learn to set the tone for a safe and exciting voyage with our handy guide here.

Bareboating in the Abacos

You need to get to the Abacos, and what better way to explore these islands than a bareboat charter: Set your own timetable, do what you want, and enjoy your friends and family in a beautiful setting. Check out one crew’s experience here.

Off the Chart

An experienced boater mucks up a fancy meal.

I’ve been fascinated with charts since I was a youngster. When I look at one I see adventure, places where no one else goes. So it’s all the more surprising that I spent one evening in Blue Hill, Maine, a victim to the tide...

Fishing for world-class black marlin in Austrailia

An angler goes Down Under in search of a record grander. The technique for catching big black marlin is to troll large, bridle-rigged baits off outriggers at about seven knots, the baits skipping 100 feet behind the boat. The weapon of choice is 130-pound-class tackle—better for the angler but also the fish. A stout outfit can take on the biggest fish but is also useful to quickly horse in smaller fish...


The further adventures of our sailors-turned-powerboaters.

We were taking our first cruise after making the switch from sail to power. We were certainly nervous about handling our new Marlow 57 Explorer, which seemed massive compared to our Beneteau 423 sailboat, but we never could have guessed what would happen. Suffice to say, Kat is convinced that Indigo’s distinctive dark-blue hull attracts other boats like a magnet. I hope she’s wrong.

Norwegian cruising tips

A Norwegian crew offers tips on the islands and food of their home waters.

Norway’s vast expanses of coastline are only speckled with homes, making it no surprise that the country has one of the lowest population densities in the world: just 16 people per square kilometer. And with fewer than 100 towns having a population of more than 5,000, the country provides endless opportunities to discover a new cove, bay, or inlet. It’s a trait that’s thrilling but also can be a little intimidating.

Bienvenido a Miami

Miami residents Eric Horstmeyer and his wife Nicole Boswell-Horstmeyer are every bit the couple-about-town in the Magic City. They are based out of Miami and are intimately familiar with its legendary nightlife scene. Here they tell us about a few of their favorite places to kick back...

Explorer Yachts

Expedition yachts are built from the keel up to go anywhere. But turning those far-flung daydreams into reality is far more involved than planning the standard mega- yacht run between the Med and the Caribbean. These itineraries require detailed planning, specially chosen crew, and most important, yachts that are up to the challenge.

Finding a Charter Broker

Finding a Charter Broker: The best times you’ve had with family and friends have been on the water, on your own boat. Why not sample some of the other waters around the world—the warm, clear Caribbean and the sophisticated Mediterranean leap to mind—and book a charter for your next group vacation?


CaryAli pursues Scandinavian vistas worthy of Odin himself. To begin preparing for a trip to Norway, I checked the weather (cool and rainy) and the charts (much farther north than I’d thought). But the most interesting part of my pretrip research was discovering that all the Scandinavian pop-culture references I could think of were Swedish.