If you tend to make mountains out of marinized molehills, Capt. Bill Pike has a suggestion: why not engage in a little hopeful, optimistic investigation first?
Hard work pays off—this is the lesson Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding sought to teach his 9-year-old neighbor when he needed an extra set of hands on his boat.
The world’s preeminent minds seem to agree: as a species, just being out on the water provides unseen healing properties.
A musing on the melodious differences each department prefers when building boats.
Witnessing a dockside snafu at Bimini’s Big Game Club provides us with a sobering reminder: How you react to a stressful situation is something people will remember forever.
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.
After 34 years as a full-time marine journalist, it’s time for Bill to switch gears, and focus more energy on his version of the Great American Novel.
When it comes to a big debut on the world’s largest boating stage, the show must go on no matter what. Even if it means canceling your appointments to join the wash crew.
The unsung artisans of boatbuilding.
As Capt. Pike transitions to a new role with the magazine, we look back on adventures past.
Lewes, Delaware, triggers a rumination on two kinds of boating: retracing tracks to a familiar harbor, or throwing lines for a new adventure.
While we’re certainly inundated with all manner of screens nowadays, nothing can replace some well-earned local knowledge and a trusty gut.
At a time when everyone has a camera in their pocket ready to capture a mishap or snafu, we would do well to remember the timeworn lesson of karma.
An electric, foiling, autonomous yacht has us wondering what the not-so-distant future of boating will look like.
While the name alone is enough to strike terror in the heart of the uninitiated, Cape Fear’s coastal towns are anything but frightening.
A napkin sketch is usually an inessential piece of design ephemera. When a client requests to keep his, all hell breaks loose.
Even the saltiest captain has the potential to lose decades of hard-won boat-handling skills.
From uncrowded beaches to beautiful boutiques, Georgia’s Golden Isles are a perfect springtime destination.
Even the most experienced captains make a blunder every now and again—magazine editors included.
As a longtime yacht designer, Bill Prince has seen it all. Some of it he can write about; some of it he can’t.
Docking the Bertram in the driveway gets the neighborhood talking.
The hullside window divide continues to split boaters. As hullside windows increase in size and abundance, the only place they are still anathema is on sportfishermen.
The team enjoys a return to the boat show circuit and access to a wide range of boats.
An interesting character from Capt. Bill’s past proves that having a little humility behind the helm is an exemplary trait.