Cruising

Cruising

Weekend Warrior

Capt. Bill Pike discovers another side of the Pacific Northwest—and himself—on a Grand Banks Eastbay 46 SX during the ultimate three-day weekend.

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...

Sailors-turned-powerboaters

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.

JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

There are no Jetways at the Antigua airport. As soon as the doors of my plane opened, I plunged directly into the warm Caribbean air. A man sang greetings, and a woman distributed plastic cups of chilled pink juice. And I wasn’t even through customs yet.

Cruising the St. Johns River

Still Waters

Among Alligators and the Ghosts of Mad Men on the Mighty St. Johns.

The Betty Jane pushes up the St. Johns to ports unknown, at least to a lifetime Yankee like me.

Late last summer an email from Editor-in-Chief Richard Thiel pinged into my inbox—“I have something up my sleeve for you”—it read.

The Not-So Great Loop

The author (in the green shirt) and his brother Mike.

“Seasick?” I asked in a tone that mixed sympathy with infernal edginess. My brother Mike looked straight back at me and, as if the possibility of growing queasy under the circumstances was preposterous, replied, “Nope, doin’ fine, Billy.” A rainbow of spray came forth from

British and Proud of It

A Rolls-Royce for the water, complete with the gorgeous wooden dash.

England is probably best known for Big Ben, The Beatles, and of course, the Queen.

But the region of Northamptonshire offers something for...

Bluewater's Big Cruise

It is often said that couples who play together, stay together. My parents, for example, have been happily married for nearly 40 years. And while it would be a gross overstatement to claim that it was only shared hobbies that kept their marriage afloat, it certainly hasn't hurt that they both love to travel and are rabid Yankees fans. That said (and my apologies, Mom and Dad), my parents have got

Coaster Cruising

My nephew Liam has always been what you might call an old soul. He is as comfortable with my friends as he is with his own, speaks multiple languages, practices the piano without argument, and actually gets along with his parents. It's easy to forget how young he is sometimes. But if there is one thing that truly brings out the 11-year-old in him, it's roller coasters.

Vetus Maxwell Tip of the Week

Hot Today

Featured Brands

Costa Palmos logo MCY logo
HMY Yacht Sales logo Volvo Penta logo
Absolute logo Sunseeker
   

Boat-Name Generator

cube puzzel Thinking of a unique name for your new boat can be tough, that's why we created a Boat Name Generator.
Try it here. ▶

Select Brokerage