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11-Year-Old Struck by Lightning on a Boat

11-Year-Old Struck by Lightning on a Boat

It’s any parent’s worst nightmare. Derek Stock, a prudent boater out of Tampa, was enjoying a fun-filled day on the water with his wife and two of his children when disaster struck. Just 100 feet from the boat ramp his 11-year-old son was struck by lightning. Thanks to life-saving CPR training, he was able to save his son. His mission now is to help other boaters avoid tragedy.

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Meet Fratelli Aprea

Legendary Italian Builder Lands on U.S. Shores. Fratelli Aprea is a family company that builds boats with six generations’ worth of knowledge and passion.

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Tested: Pardo GT52

With a hull that packs power and comfort, the Pardo GT52 has the perfect combination for performance and cruisability.

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New Boat: Archipelago 47

Work Boat Meets Luxury Yacht. Archipelago seeks to combine the best qualities from commercial boats with yachting.

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Testing the Seakeeper Ride

The previously top-secret Seakeeper Ride aims to usher in a new era of boat stabilization. We were among the first to test this new system.

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Our editors learn firsthand how fast a strict itinerary can be tossed overboard as they attempt to cruise to Bimini on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 48.

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Meet the Hood 35 LM

When you're a tech mogul, and just any boat won't do, you call Chris Hood and the team at Lyman-Morse and they'll bring your dream boat to life. Take an exclusive first look at that boat, the Hood 35 LM, here.

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Exclusive: Building the Viking 90

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the building of the flagship Viking 90.

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Exclusive First Test of Hinckley’s SilentJet

Decades after the original Dasher brought jet propulsion and joystick maneuverability to the masses, it is once again rewriting history, this time with a hybrid heart.

Cruising & Destinations

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Our editors learn firsthand how fast a strict itinerary can be tossed overboard as they attempt to cruise to Bimini on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 48.

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Waypoint: Portland, Maine

Lighthouses, fine eateries, art are among the many things that make this Down East destination hard to walk away from.

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Waypoint: Provincetown, Massachusetts

As the second-smallest town on Cape Cod, with a population of just 3,000 year-round residents, Provincetown makes up for its small size with an oversized zest for life.

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Tactical Custom Boats’ Adventure 44

Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the imperative word.

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Waypoint: St. Michaels, Maryland

Tucked away on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the quaint town of St. Michaels is a cruiser’s oasis with a picturesque harbor, a historical waterfront and modern amenities.

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Waypoint: Lewes, Delaware

Lewes, Delaware, triggers a rumination on two kinds of boating: retracing tracks to a familiar harbor, or throwing lines for a new adventure.

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Frontier of Firsts: Cruising in Alaska for the First Time

A summer spent cruising in Alaska offers a lifetime of first experiences for charter guests and crew alike.

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Waypoint: Cape Fear, NC

While the name alone is enough to strike terror in the heart of the uninitiated, Cape Fear’s coastal towns are anything but frightening.

Electronics

Maintenance

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How to Remove Water Spots on Your Boat

Tips and tricks for some of the best ways to remove water spots and keep your boat clear of them.

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How to Change a Boat’s Name

Changing a boat’s name often leaves ghosts of the old letters behind.Follow these tips to exorcise them, and avoid the wrath of King Neptune.

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The Pros and Cons of DIY Boat Painting

When the shine of your boat’s topsides starts to fade, consider a new coat of paint. To help in the decision, we weigh the pros and cons of attempting the job (or some of it) yourself.

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How to Maintain Your Boat Trailer

Towing a classy boat makes you feel like the King (or Queen) of the Road. Keep it that way by maintaining your trailer like a pro.

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Boatyard Tip: How To Keep A Seacock Working Freely

It's a good idea to keep your seacock levers moving smartly, just in case you have to close or open one in a hurry.

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