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Tested: Bertram 50 Express

The 50 rounds out the Bertram lineup with plenty of fishing and cruising options in the mix.

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E-Motion 180E Electric Outboard

Meet the World’s Most Powerful Electric Outboard. Vision Marine Technologies hopes to revolutionize recreational boating with the new E-Motion 180E.

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Drawing Board: Release Boatworks 55 Walkaround Flybridge

Release is building its largest walkaround yet.


New Boat: Blackfin 302CC

The Blackfin 302CC blends cruising comfort and fishing chops.


New Boat: Sunseeker Predator 55 Evo

The new Sunseeker Predator 55 Evo eats big seas for breakfast.

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Tested: Tiara 48 LS

Designed around the new 600-hp Mercury Verados, the Tiara 48 LS is the company’s largest (and flashiest) outboard-powered boat to date.


Tested: Pershing 7X

The Pershing 7X is the rare combination of big, fast and ultra-sleek. If you’re at all familiar with the builder, that should come as no surprise.

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New Boat: Scout 425 LXF

When paired with the brawny 600-hp Mercury outboards, the Scout 425 LXF is a luxe center console with speed to spare.

Cruising & Destinations


Waypoint: Santa Cruz, California

Situated on the shores of Monterey Bay, this funky town features the best of what Cali has to offer.


Waypoint: Santa Barbara, CA

As a port of call or home port, Santa Barbara’s harbor is a welcome haven.


Back in the BVI

As Covid restrictions slowly lift, a lifelong boater finds welcoming faces in familiar places.


Waypoint: San Diego

The city’s prime waterfront property is open to boaters.


Waypoint: New York City

The Big Apple is down but not out. Here’s why you should return by boat this year.


Consider the Lobsterman

Senior Editor Simon Murray ships out at the crack of dawn with a small contingent of Maine lobster fishermen.


Waypoint: Boca Grande, Florida

Cruise back in time to “Old Florida” in this treasure-laden inlet.


Special Report: Road to Recovery

Hit with the one-two punch of Hurricane Dorian and the pandemic, the Abacos begin the process of rebuilding.



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How to Prevent Water from Seeping into Your Boat’s Core

Nothing good happens when water seeps into cored laminate. Nip this intrusion in the bud or pay the piper later.


How to Prevent Your Boat from Sinking at the Dock

Think your boat is safe at the dock? Think again. More boats sink at the marina than anywhere else. Follow these tips to keep your boat afloat.


How to Survey Outboards

Before you put money down on a used boat or engine, make sure to call an engine surveyor—here’s why.


Boating Essentials: Tools, Spare Parts and Skills

With these tool tips, you’ll know the right ones to buy, use and keep aboard your boat.


Nano Ceramic Coatings for Boat Hulls

Nano ceramic coatings promise the ultimate gelcoat protection. Mike Smith investigates if it lives up to the hype.


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