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Summer Cruising in Maine

By George Sass Jr. | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

When the summer crowds flock to Newport, Rhode Island, Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. heads north to Portland, Maine.

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The Journey

By George Sass Jr. | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

Not every voyage goes as planned—sometimes the toughest decision calls for staying at the dock and knowing when it’s time to flee the Caribbean’s siren song.

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Anchoring Basics

By George Sass Jr. | Posted June 2015 | Add a Comment

Anchoring may seem like a very basic thing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get better at it. Fine-tune your anchoring skills here.

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How to Prepare for a Day on Your Boat

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

It turns out the Boy Scouts were right, preparation is key, particularly when you're boating. Here are some things you should be doing on dry land to maximize your time on the water.

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Numarine 70 Hardtop

By George Sass Jr. | Posted December 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Numarine 70 Hardtop.  Numarine stands out from the crowd with its well-built, tech-forward 70 Hardtop.

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The Down East Loop - Ocean Passages

By George Sass Jr. | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

In the last 48 hours I experienced my two favorite times on the water; watching the sun go down and seeing it rise. Cruising offshore on a boat is still one of those rare opportunities to inject a little adventure into our lives while testing ourselves.

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Getting Ready for the Final Leg

By George Sass Jr. | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

The Cutwater 28 Down East Loop trip continues. After a short hop from Constitution Marina in Boston, the boat is resting snugly at Newport’s Goat Island Marina. The 28 has moved almost every day since August 20. Indeed, this trip is one heck of a shakedown for a new boat.

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Defiance 46

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts.  This Down East-inspired cruiser has some secrets below the waterline that dial up her effiency. Check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts and prepared to be surprised. Read our full test of her here.

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Cumberland 47 LC

By George Sass Jr. | Posted October 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cumberland 47 LC from Fountaine Pajot It’s nothing new for a power catamaran builder to have a sailing heritage. But the Cumberland 47 LC has her roots with French boatbuilder Fountaine Pajot and, as such, brings seaworthy design and lightweight construction to a capable cruiser.

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Defiance 46

By George Sass Jr. | Posted September 2013 | Add a Comment

First Look: Defiance 46 Chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like the Defiance 46 from Shannon Yachts. Sure her profile looks conservative and straightforward, but it conceals some creative propulsion ideas and a running surface you’ll want to know about. Learn more here.

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