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Friday, December 30, 2016 — Become a Better Boater

50 Boating Skills Every Boater Should Know

From tying the right knot to removing the smell from your Sperrys, we’ve compiled 50 hard-won skills that—if mastered—will make you the envy of your dock. Some might even save your life! Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, December 29, 2016 — Is there really such a thing as too many outboards?

9 Outboards on a boat

We take a look at how many outboards your boat can--and should--have. Find out if you're over powered here. ▶

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Understanding Hull Design

boat hull

Since every boat is a compromise, it’s really important to understand the capabilities of the hull you’re considering in relation to your needs. Take a fresh look at how different types of hull get you there. Read the full story here. ▶

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 — How to Tie the Right Knot at the Right Time

How-to Guide to Knots, Hitches, and Linehandling Techniques

Line-handling and knot-tying are two aspects of seamanship that really tie today’s modern mariner with the boaters of the past. Preserve tradition and do things the right way with our guide to tying knots and managing lines. Get all the lessons and advice here. ▶

Monday, December 26, 2016 — 15 engine rooms you absolutely have to see

Engine Rooms

So maybe you didn’t get exactly what you wanted for Christmas. Not to worry: Our editors have compiled a list of our favorite engine rooms to ring in the New Year. Gear heads, you have our permission to start salivating. See them here. ▶

Sunday, December 25, 2016 — Pretty Boats Make Everything Better

Prettiest Boats of All Time

Merry Christmas! Life is too short for an ugly boat. Take a look at a list of the prettiest boats—the kind that stop boaters and nonboaters alike in their tracks—and see if something can inspire you. See which boats we like best here. ▶

Saturday, December 24, 2016 — Midnight Magic

Midnight Express 39-foot center console

Midnight Express owner Eric Glaser designed a one-of-a-kind 39-foot center console that allowed his paraplegic father to drive a boat once again. Read more here. ▶

Friday, December 23, 2016 — Meet the Princess 30M

Princess 30M

When a southerly gale kept most boats in port, we ran the new Princess 30M. What we discovered was down right surprising. See more here. ▶

Thursday, December 22, 2016 — There are many ways to repair cracks in fiberglass—but which one’s the best?

Spider Cracks in Fiberglass

Stress cracks. Spider cracks. Hairline cracks. All suspicious looking in their own right. Is this a project you can do yourself? First things first: Identifying the problem. We break it down in 5 easy steps. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 — Introducing the Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

Solid construction and performance to spare are just part of this new model's story. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — The Wake of History

The Chris-Craft Fleet

The editors discover what really makes the Chris-Craft brand special after testing 12 of their new models in 10 hours. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, December 19, 2016 — Our Favorite Photos of 2016

Our Favorite Photos of 2016

From white-sand beaches to pristine wooden yachts, prepare for a heavy dose of wanderlust. See the photos here. ▶

Friday, December 16, 2016 — Tested: Palm Beach 65 Flybridge

Palm Beach 65 Flybridge

The Palm Beach 65 Flybridge shows what a boater’s boat can be. See what we mean here. ▶

Thursday, December 15, 2016 — Palmer Johnson’s New Day Boat is Making Waves

Palmer Johnson 63 Sport

The PJ63 is superyacht builder Palmer Johnson's first foray into luxury day boats; featuring impressive open deck space and accommodations that can comfortably accommodate a small family. See more here. ▶

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 — Tested: Azimut 66 Fly

Azimut 66 Fly

The Azimut 66 Fly may readjust your priorities for your next boat. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — Get a Close Look at the Riva 76 Bahamas

Riva 76 Bahamas

The 76 Bahamas from Riva continues this builder's evolution of the dayboat, and the vibe starts where technology meets groundbreaking style. Have a closer look for yourself. See what all the excitement is about here. ▶

Monday, December 12, 2016 — The Numarine 60 Fly May Make You Talk Turkey

Numarine 60 Fly

Turkish builder Numarine has been on a tear of late, creating models such as the 60 Fly as well as slipping its way into the large explorer yacht business. When you see how the details are executed, you’ll stop wondering why. Have a look here. ▶

Friday, December 9, 2016 — Seas the Day

Sea Ray 460 Fly

A Yacht Expo in Captiva, Florida showcased numerous new models. Discover the stars of the show here. Watch the video here. ▶

Thursday, December 8, 2016 — The Long Run

Bruce and Joan Kessler

We cruise with legendary passagemakers Bruce and Joan Kessler and learn their secrets for a lifetime of happy boating. Get the whole story here. ▶

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — Tested: Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

The idea of combining volume and performance is about as old as boatbuilding itself. But sometimes the execution just brings the mix to a precise level that will stop you in your tracks. Check out the 26-knot Sunseeker 95, and see how she came about. Get the details here. ▶

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — Live From Captiva

Sea Ray and Boston Whaler Expo

Sea Ray and Boston Whaler displayed their current lineup, plus a few surprises, at an invitation-only yacht expo. Go behind the scenes here. ▶

BONUS: The Boston Whaler 330 Outrage combines serious fishing features with family comfort. See her in action here.

Monday, December 5, 2016 — A Prestigious Invitation

Prestige Exclusive Days

To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well! To see the company’s savoir faire for yourself, check out the details here. ▶

Friday, December 2, 2016 — Little Sister

Marlow Pilot 34

In spite of a smaller footprint, the Marlow Pilot 34 has lots in common with the big, sophisticated motoryachts that Marlow Marine has been building for years. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — News from the Waterfront

Cannes boat show at night

From Annapolis to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, we’ve got the latest news from the waterfront covered. Stay in the know here. ▶

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — Hatt Trick

Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht

Hatteras Yachts blends comfort, performance, and oceangoing reliability in its new 70 Motor Yacht. See it for yourself here. ▶

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 — Letter Your Transom with Style

Letter Your Transom with Style

There’s something to be said for handpainted letters on the transom, as Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike recently discovered the best way. See if there’s a boatyard Van Gogh in your future. Check out the step-by-step procedure here. ▶

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

Monday, November 28, 2016 — Aussie Rules

Maritimo M64

A test of the newest Maritimo proves that this boat, and the people who build it, are just a bit tougher. See what we mean here. ▶

Saturday, November 26, 2016 — Enduring Legacy

Legacy 36

The Legacy 36 proves that small and simple can be pretty darn sweet. Give this Down-East beauty a closer look. See more here. ▶

Friday, November 25, 2016 — Take a Closer Look at the Outer Reef Trident 620

Outer Reef Trident 620

When some Outer Reef owners approached their favorite builder about a boat that they could handle themselves and offer a nice turn of speed, Founder and CEO Jeff Druek and his team responded with a whole new line. The Trident series offers salty lines and solid performance. See more of her here. ▶

Thursday, November 24, 2016 — Share the Gift

Share the Gift

Boating is a present we give ourselves and our families and friends. And there are always ways to share it and make it better. Have a look at a few ideas to make your time on the water better. Read more here. ▶

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 — Have a closer look at the Sanlorenzo SL78

Sanlorenzo SL78

The Sanlorenzo SL78 made her debut in Cannes last September, and she hasn’t looked back. This sleek motoryacht is ready to make your next cruise unforgettable. See why here. ▶

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — Seeing Beyond the Used Boat: The Way to Repower

Yanmar engines

A person with vision can see virtually endless possibilities and create his or her own good fortune. Take the engines out of the buying equation by planning to repower prior to purchase. The team at MyBoatworks did it here. ▶

Monday, November 21, 2016 — Ghost Busters

How To Resurface Your Transom

Get your transom looking the way you want. The ghosts of old, still-visible boat names and hailing ports can be covered permanently with a coat of paint, a job best left to professionals. Learn how it's done here. ▶

Friday, November 18, 2016 — Get an exclusive look inside the Hunt 72

Hunt 72

Come along as we venture into the belly of the Hunt 72 and discover some pretty surprising design choices. Watch the video here. ▶

Thursday, November 17, 2016 — How To Purchase the Proper PFD

Karen in PFD

We put manual and auto-inflate life vests to the test to determine which solution is right for you. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — Helm Hacks

Raymarine eS series MFD

Consider your electronics array to be the critical safety equipment that it is, and you’ll be sure to keep your system up and running. Learn more here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS: Get a rare look inside the Marlow 58.

Marlow 58 helm

Join Editor Dan Harding and Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike aboard the Marlow 58 at FLIBS 2016. Watch the video here. ▶

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — The Verve 40 marks Italian giant Azimut’s entry into the popular American dayboat market.

Azimut Verve 40

The simplicity of outboards + The level of fit and finish Azimut is known for = A new model you won’t want to miss. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, November 14, 2016 — The Rio 42 makes its long-awaited debut in the United States

Rio Yachts 42 Air

For a new model with “air” in the name, the Rio 42 made a big splash in the U.S. market. See why here. ▶

Friday, November 11, 2016 — Millennial Great Loopers, Tom and Kate, Complete the First Half of the Great Loop.

Bavaria 44

Tom and Kate have been inspiring boaters to get out and chase their dreams since we introduced them in our September issue. We catch up with them at the half-way point to see how they’re doing. Watch the video here ▶

Thursday, November 10, 2016 — Stay Informed

Waterfront

From a campaign to attract new powerboaters and a boat-friendly recipe, to a cutting-edge yacht design and the must-have toy for your tender, stay in the know. Click here. ▶

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 — Temperature Check

Zincs

Fall lay-up is an established and thoroughly discussed ritual, but even for those who can enjoy boating through the winter months, it’s also a good time to address maintenance issues neglected during peak season. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — Soak up the sights from FLIBS 2016

FLIBS 2016

Find out what you missed and what turned heads at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Click here. ▶

Monday, November 7, 2016 — Seakeeper’s New Gyro for Smaller Boats

Seakeeper

The Seakeeper 3 stabilizes boats measuring 30 to 40 feet and can be powered by a DC system with outboard alternators. Best of all, Seakeeper figured out the best way for most boats to install it. Find out what else you need to know here. ▶

Friday, November 4, 2016 — Catch all the action as it happens

Sunseekers

From one yacht debut to another, the editors are pounding the docks and loving every second of it. Come along as we live stream the show here. ▶

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — New Boats Notebook: A CCN 35 Meter Explorer called Phileas

CCN 35 Meter Explorer

A steel and aluminum explorer yacht is under development with Cerri Cantieri Navale, and she is expected to offer a pair of MTU diesels, 13,000-gallon fuel capacity, and accommodations galore. If you know where that name comes from, you may be interested in taking this yacht on your next adventure. See if she’s worth the wait here. ▶

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — A Comeback Story

Bertram 35

A pleasant mix of old-school lines and modern systems, the 35 should be just the thing to ring in the return of a popular brand. Have a look here. ▶

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — A New 42 from Down Under

Palm Beach 42

We first met the Palm Beach 42 at Australia’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Her versatile hull and elegant joinery are worth a closer look. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, October 31, 2016 — Delusions of Grandeur

Feadship Symphony

Designer Mike Peters looks at why it’s hard to resist dreaming about boats that are out of your league. Read more here. ▶

Saturday, October 29, 2016 — Have a Sneak Peek at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

From motoryachts to express cruisers, from sportfishing boats to bluewater passagemakers, from gear to electronics, Ft. Lauderdale has it all. Want to find what you’re looking for and not miss the good stuff? It’s all right here in our 2016 FLIBS preview. Check it out here. ▶

Friday, October 28, 2016 — Tested: MCY 105

Tested: MCY 105

The team at Monte Carlo Yachts made a foray into the superyacht realm with the MCY 105. We got on the boat when she was introduced to the world. And now we share her with you again. See all the details here. ▶

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — The striking new Alen 55 doesn’t pretend to be anything other than an exceptional runabout, and it serves that role beautifully.

Alen 55

If you think this boat looks slick from the outside (it does!) wait until you see the interior! Have a closer look here. ▶

BONUS: Let fishing give you a new perspective.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — Tested: Carver C52 Command Bridge

Carver C52 Command Bridge

When you lay eyes on the Carver C52 Command Bridge you will see the kind of interior volume that helped this builder make its name. And then you’ll be wondering when you can take one for a test drive, as we were. See what we found out here. ▶

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — First Look: Nimbus 365 Coupe

Nimbus 365 Coupe

This handy pocket cruiser offers up some big-boat cruising features. It may mean this Nimbus 365 may be a boat you’ll want to move up into—or down into, depending on your starting point. Have a closer look at the low-maintenance design here. ▶

Monday, October 24, 2016 — Boats You Need to See

Motoryachts & Express Cruisers to see at FLIBS 2016

The 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show has docks full of new motoryachts and express cruisers you will want to know about. Some will excite you. Some will keep you up at night. One may be your next boat. See them all here. ▶

Friday, October 21, 2016 — Must-See Boats

Center Consoles and Down East boats

We put together a gallery of the center consoles and Down East boats that are not to be missed at this year's Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. See them here. ▶

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — New Electronics You Should Know

New Electronics You Should Know

Communication, monitoring, navigation, and a new watersports stereo could change the game. Learn more here. ▶

BONUS: When it comes to keeping your boat cozy, you can’t beat a cabin heater.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Tested: The Latest from Pursuit

Pursuit S 408

Take a big center console, a little cabin, and more features and performance than you can shake a tickle stick at, and you’re ready to head to the islands for some fishing, diving, and cruising. Check out the details here. ▶

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — Used-Boat Review: Hargrave 109

Hargrave 109

The design tenets established by the late Jack Hargrave are the underpinnings for Hargrave Custom Yachts. To see how those precepts continue to translate to great boats today, look no further than the used-boat listings, where this Hargrave 109 was still wowing them. Read more here. ▶

Monday, October 17, 2016 — VIDEO: Installing a Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer on a Center Console

Seakeeper gyro stabilizer for smaller boats

Gyro stabilization can change the game for many boats, making them more pleasant and safer in rough conditions. Now Seakeeper brings that option to smaller boats with a smart design created just for the task—it hides in the leaning post. See video of the simple installation here. ▶

Friday, October 14, 2016 — Sights and Sounds of the Annapolis Show

2016 Annapolis Boat Show

Fall show season continues with an exciting opening day of the Annapolis Powerboat Show. See more here. ▶

Thursday, October 13, 2016 — Will the Sea Eagle 10.6 SR prove worthy or is it full of hot air!?

Sea Eagle 10.6 SR

Older model Sea Eagle tenders had a less-than-stellar reputation in the industry. The company says they've doubled down on the boat's comfort and durability. Find out how it performed here. ▶

BONUS: Standard Horizon GX6500: a loaded VHF radio also integrated with Class B AIS

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Pop Quiz blackboard

Did you read our Power & Propulsion columns closely over the last 12 months? If you think you did, this simple quiz will be a piece of cake. Take the brief test here. ▶

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 — Smart Sight

Marine Binoculars

Knowing what you’re looking at has a key component: Being able to see enough detail to make the right decisions. Understand what marine binoculars have to offer, and think about a new pair—good ones don’t need to cost too much. See what’s out there here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS: Check out our take on today’s hottest marine binoculars

Monday, October 10, 2016 — Tested: Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

We couldn’t wait to share the details on the new 44 Eastbay SX from Grand Banks, and you’ll understand why when you see what we discovered. Why are you still reading this? Click on through below, and... Get a load of the details here. ▶

BONUS: NMEA 2000 realities, the pro installer view

Friday, October 7, 2016 — Air It Out on the Cranchi 60 ST

Tested: Cranchi 60 ST

When a boat brings that Mediterranean flair to everything it can do, it increases the cool factor. The Cranchi 60 ST does just that, but it also brings a livable layout and a surprising amount of onboard space. Have a closer look here. ▶

Thursday, October 6, 2016 — How to Get Wi-Fi on Your Boat

How to Get Wi-Fi on Your Boat

Wi-Fi connectivity can be better than ever on your boat. And it’s not just for your individual devices—it can improve the whole boating experience. Get the lowdown here. ▶

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — Taking the Next Step

Lyman Morse Rumrunner 31

Trying to decide whether to sell your boat or upgrade it? Surely it’s not an easy question—many factors come into play that can tilt the balance one way or the other. Solve the dilemma here. ▶

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 — The World’s Smallest Superyacht!?

Sunseeker 95

With superyacht-level comfort and small-boat handling, the Sunseeker 95 combines the best of both worlds. One look at these photos and you’ll see what we mean: ▶

BONUS VIDEO: Joy Ride Ends in Disaster

Monday, October 3, 2016 — Should You Add an Outboard Bracket?

Outboard Bracket?

There’s a reason plenty of new center consoles feature bracket-mounted outboards—the bracket changes the geometry of how outboards and hulls work together. And Armstrong builds an aftermarket setup that may change the way you think about your old boat. Here’s what you need to know. ▶

Friday, September 30, 2016 — A James Bond-worthy Aston Martin Yacht Targets Everyone’s Inner Spy

Aston Martin AM37

With her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, the all-new Aston Martin AM37 is one hot new design that you won’t want to miss. Dutch builder Quintessence Yachts captures the spirit of the British automotive marque in this sleek little number. Check her out in detail here. ▶

Thursday, September 29, 2016 — Thunder From Down Under

The Maritimo M64

The Maritimo M64 is a battlewagon that is made to go out in any weather. From Australia to America, the M64 has been turning a lot of heads. Discover why here. ▶

BONUS: Safety lessons from the Jose Fernandez boating tragedy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — So This Guy Walks Into Boat-Design Office...

Archimedes

When you’re a boat designer, you deal with all kinds of people, from hard-charging CEOs to dreamers. But they all must follow the laws of physics. Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters lays down the law. See what he has to say here. ▶

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — Don’t Miss the Boat

MCY 80

An epic introduction at the yard brought the eyes of the boating world to the MCY 80. The latest launch from this builder brings style and sophistication in a gleaming package. Get a look at the new yacht here. ▶

BONUS: Testing Raymarine Quantum Q24 radar, solid on many levels

Monday, September 26, 2016 — In Memoriam: Capt. Richard Thiel

We remember Capt. Richard Thiel

Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend. Read what he had to say here. ▶

Friday, September 23, 2016 — Viking 37 Billfish

Viking 37 Billfish

With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — New Electronics You Need to Know About

New Electronics You Need to Know About

Whether you’re looking to get more data from your helm, better communications with your tender, or an upgrade to your entertainment on board, there’s something new for you. Have a look here. ▶

BONUS VIDEO: Vetus Bow Thruster on the New Bertram 35

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — Have a closer look at a Prestige 60

Prestige 60

The prestige 60 heralded some smart design elements when it was introduced in 2010. In fact you may see many features you now take for granted on new boats. Have a closer look here. ▶

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — What’s New in Newport

Newport International Boat Show

Catch all the action from the first of the fall boat shows. From new boats to familiar faces, stay in the know with the latest and greatest from the Newport Boat Show. See what we saw here. ▶

Monday, September 19, 2016 — World Debuts from Bertram, Hinckley, Azimut, and More!

World Debuts from Bertram, Hinckley, Azimut, and More!

Missed the Newport International Boat Show? You can catch some of the biggest debuts from the biggest names in boatbuilding here. See more here. ▶

Friday, September 16, 2016 — The Horizon Just Got Closer (To What You Want)

Horizon E75

With a distinctive profile and the flexibility to arrange the boat to suit each owner, Horizon has a real winner here, in a manageable package that can feel like just the right size. See what we mean here. ▶

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 —

The Time Is Now

4 easy projects to improve your boat

Use the off-season (or a few off weekends) to improve your boat. Here are four projects you can start right away. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 — Eyes on the Prize

Fisherman

Our sportfishing columnist is no stranger to big-game battles. But he knows that fishing is much more than that, and he shares a fish story that highlights the moment, not the size of the catch. Read his take here. ▶

BONUS: Navico NASA moves tech support to the cloud

Monday, September 12, 2016 — Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival

If you’ve never been to the Cannes Yachting Festival, you’re missing out (as you probably would have guessed). Have a closer look at what we saw there last week. You’ll be very glad you did. See the sights here. ▶

Friday, September 9, 2016 — Breaking the Mold

Kate Payne and Tom DeBacco

A young couple aboard their Bavaria 44 might just change the way you think of The Great Loop ... FOREVER. Prepare to be inspired here. ▶

BONUS VIDEO: A Cannes Traffic Jam

Thursday, September 8, 2016 — Tested: Reliant 40

Reliant 40

Many boaters will look at the blue hull and white deckhouse and think “Huh, another Down East brand to look at…” But Reliant is different: First, the 40 has a sharply raked windshield. And a narrow beam makes for efficient speed—think commuter, rather than lobster. Have a closer look here. ▶

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 — The Wajer 38 Osprey Soars in Sag Harbor.

Wajer 38 Osprey

A beautiful day in Sag Harbor proves that the Wajer 38 is a dayboat to be feared—and respected. Watch the video here. ▶

BONUS: New: Lars Thrane sensors, B&G Triton2, and Maine Cat 38

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 — Using Electronics to Mark Waterway Hazards and Obstacles

Vesper Marine’s Virtual Buoy System

Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action. Get all the details here. ▶

Monday, September 5, 2016 — Take A Stand Against Autumn!

SummerLeader

The editors are refusing to accept the official end of summer (read: living in denial), by enjoying adventures aboard a Leader 36. Join us the water and win! Read more here. ▶

Friday, September 2, 2016 — First Look: Moorings 433 PC

Moorings 433 PC

The Moorings has been working with its partner Robertson and Caine, the South African builder of Leopard powercats that supplies its charter fleet, and together the two companies have updated the designs with an eye toward comfort and versatility. Have a closer look here. ▶

Thursday, September 1, 2016 — A Marina Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast

The Vinoy in St. Petersburg

Check out the storied Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida, and sample what makes Florida so interesting: a little bit of last-century charm combined with the latest in up-to-the-minute guest services. See what we’re talking about here. ▶

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Consider the Cranchi

Cranchi 60 ST

If you haven’t seen the Cranchi 60 ST yet, you may not know what you’re missing. There’s a lot of interesting details we discovered on our test. Have a look and see if you agree. Check out the Cranchi 60 ST here. ▶

BONUS: A Cruise Through the Cruisers Plant

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 — The Sealine C330 Shows Lots of Smart Design

Sealine C330

Sealine has seen a resurgence under its new ownership group and the C330 is a great example of what some smart ideas can mean for those interested in a pocket cruiser. From an asymmetrical design to some big-boat attention to detail, this build may surprise you with its versatility. Have a closer look here. ▶

Monday, August 29, 2016 — Putting the latest Carver to the Test

Carver C52 Command Bridge

When one thinks of Carver Yachts, there’s no question interior volume is a big part of the equation. But it’s worthwhile to find out what a boat can do for performance, in addition to her creature comforts. As you can imagine, we did that too. Get a sneak peak at what the Carver C52 Command Bridge has to offer here. ▶

Friday, August 26, 2016 — 12 Boat Tests in 10 Hours!?

Dan Harding driving a Chris-Craft

The editors put themselves to the test as they aim to run through the Chris-Craft fleet in a single day. Discover scenes from a boat tester’s dream here. ▶

Thursday, August 25, 2016 — New Boats Notebook: Filippetti S55

Filippetti S55

Looking for a sleek express cruiser that will give you something a bit different with a top end in the mid-40s? Now that we have your attention, check out the Filippetti S55, and get a load of just what this Italian builder has in the pipeline. See the boat in more detail here. ▶

BONUS: On Location with the Jeanneau Leader 36 and Wajer 38 Osprey

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 — Glass Half Full

Windows on a Grand Banks

Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus. Check out the whole project here. ▶

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 — Tested: Ferretti 550

Ferretti 550

Ferretti Yachts has been paying close attention to developing the upper end of its line of European-styled luxury yachts. But now the company has turned its eye to the smaller end of the spectrum. The Ferretti 550 shows what the designers learned. And trust us, you’ll want to know all about it. See what 550 has to offer here. ▶

BONUS: A (Not So) Bored Meeting on the #SummerLeader

Monday, August 22, 2016 — Why an Engine Room Works

Jeanneau Leader 36 - Engine Room

Get a closer look at the engine room on the Jeanneau Leader 36, and see why this express cruiser uses the allotted mechanical space effectively. Step beneath the hatch with us here. ▶

Friday, August 19, 2016 — Semper Paratus

USS Pendleton painting by Tony Falcone

Learn the facts behind the events that became the Hollywood film The Finest Hours, featuring a dramatization of the most daring rescue in Coast Guard history, from the author who wrote the book. Get the full story here. ▶

Thursday, August 18, 2016 — Expert tips on prepping yourself and your boat for a severe storm.

Hurricane

With NOAA predicting the “most active hurricane season since 2012,” we sat down with a hurricane expert for his insider advice on how we can all better handle a storm that we hope never comes. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 — Air Apparent

blowing up an inflatable paddleboard

Who knew that today’s inflatable boats and water toys were on the forefront of boatbuilding technology? Our columnist sings the praises of an inflatable fleet. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 — Broker Insight: What’s the Brokerage Market for the Custom Cheoy Lee Motoryachts?

Cheoy Lee 125

We spoke to a broker who has a custom-built Cheoy Lee motoryacht listed on BoatQuest.com right now. Here’s what he had to say about boats built in Asia, understanding the market on a boat-by-boat basis, and what Cheoy Lees have to offer. Read more. ▶

Monday, August 15, 2016 — Down East Darling: The Reliant 40

Reliant 40

Reliant Yachts has tweaked a tired-and-true concept to produce a subtly distinctive down east yacht that you won’t want to miss. See more here. ▶

Friday, August 12, 2016 — Four System Upgrades

Marine electronics

Whether it’s the data your system gives you through AIS, cartography, or transducers, or the way you look at it, there are several ways to tweak your helm’s usability. Dial it in with four new upgrades here. ▶

Thursday, August 11, 2016 — Volvo Penta Wants to Change the Way You Boat

Volvo Penta

In addition to tweaking its line of power options and configurations, Volvo Penta rolled out E-Key, a new remote-control system to enhance your management of boat systems, both on and off the vessel. Get more information here. ▶

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 — Inside Man

Marlow Explorer 61E

Want to explore the Inside Passage to Alaska on your own boat? Take it from this cruiser who made the voyage on his own Marlow, and see what he found out. Get the inside scoop here. ▶

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 — A fleet of pristine picnic and day boats from Hinckley dress up the Mystic waterfront.

Hinckley Rendezvous

Known as one of the saltiest ports in Connecticut, and home to some of the prettiest boats that call New England home, Mystic recently played host to the Hinckley rendezvous. Power & Motoryacht was on the docks taking in the always-impressive sight. See more here. ▶

Monday, August 8, 2016 — The Elandra 59 Looks to Make Waves in Any Ocean

Elandra 59

Recently acquired by Maritimo Yachts, the Elandra Yachts 59 mixes modern styling with uncompromising Aussie quality. Learn more about her here. ▶

Friday, August 5, 2016 — The 100 Largest Yachts

World's Largest Yachts

Often copied, never duplicated, the PMY 100 is the list of the 100 largest yachts plying the world’s oceans today. Check out the latest updates to the list and see if you’ve seen some of them around. See the list here. ▶

Thursday, August 4, 2016 — Guiding Light

Charter Fishing

Fishing is easy. Until you want to catch something—that’s the hard part. Even the most seasoned angler can learn a new thing or two. The best way to freshen up your tactics? Hire a charter and pay attention. See what our angling expert says here. ▶