Battle to Commence for Class 1 World Title

Final preparations are underway for the opening event of the UIM Class 1 World Championship with six teams from three continents about to head to Cocoa Beach on Florida’s Space Coast. The international fleet reflects the momentum that has returned to the premier class of offshore racing with new boats and racers joining familiar faces […]

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Drawing Board: Legacy 12

With the upcoming launch of the pocket cruiser, Legacy Yachts puts a new twist on the traditional lobster-boat theme. I was sitting in the salon of a friend’s boat in Southwest Harbor several years ago, swapping lies that were at least half-way believable, when a friend of my friend’s, a dignified old Texas judge, stopped […]

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Garmin Boat Switch

  Easily operate multiple circuits from your chart plotter. Courtesy Garmin Garmin’s new Boat Switch is an all-in-one digital-switching solution that lets you operate up to 20 circuits right from your compatible Garmin GPSMap or EchoMap chart plotter instead of using physical buttons or switches. It offers four different switch types, including on/off for bilge […]

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Six Class 1 Teams Set For Thunder On Cocoa Beach

<!– Uncategorized: Six Class 1 Teams Set For Thunder On Cocoa Beach –> In a little more than two weeks, the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series will kick off with Thunder On Cocoa Beach in the famed Florida waterfront community. But the May 19-22 event, which is being produced by APBA […]

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Brunswick to Build Recyclable Boats

Brunswick Corporation has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, to develop a fully recyclable fiberglass boat. The first prototype is expected to be displayed at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and will be developed in conjunction with Boston Whaler. “We are delighted to expand our partnership […]

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New Majority Investors At Doug Wright Designs

No story this year has taken more twists and turns than acquisition efforts directed at Melbourne, Fla.-based catamaran builder Doug Wright Designs. Most recently, the company walked away from a purchase deal with Cigarette Racing Team.  And now, thanks to performance-boat enthusiast Jr. Adan and his friends  J Carro and Romy Robau, there’s a new […]

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Radar Revitalized

Radar Revitalized Solid-state drive technology improves performance with less emissions. Solid-state drive (SSD) technology has made electronics faster, from smartphones to marine electronics. SSDs boot up almost instantly and have a minimal load period because they don’t have to “find” data like on a hard drive.  Now, solid-state radar is finding its way onto boats where […]

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The Future of Boat Engines

The Future is Now Engine builders showcase the latest power plants coming to new boats. Over the years, the Miami International Boat Show has been the place to introduce the latest marine engine technology and this year’s show didn’t disappoint. Ilmor Marine debuted a 630-hp engine for a towboat, Mercury Marine previewed its electric outboard […]

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How to change anodes on an outdrive boat

  Our resident boating instructor Jon Mendez explains how to change the anodes on a boat with outdrives. For owners of outdrive boats the annual lift-out is always greeted with some trepidation. Outdrives are complex pieces of machinery that offer excellent performance and economy but they can be costly to repair as they get older. […]

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Horizon PC60

Home Away From Home The Horizon PC60 is built with comfortable cruising in mind. “We have owned and operated six boats in the last eleven years, all power, mostly monohulls,” recalls one owner aboard his new PC60. “Like Goldilocks searching for the perfect mattress, we have gone through five different brands, sizes, and styles. But […]

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Florida Red Snapper Season

Red snapper fishing in Florida is a fun and engaging sport, one that not only brings excitement, but results in excellent table fare for your next meal. Red snapper is fun to catch and wonderful to eat, which is why this is one of the most popular species in Florida.  If you are going red […]

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Orca Walker Tote

Planning the perfect day at the beach?  Or park?  Headed to a friends house for a block party or backyard barbeque? Pack up your favorite beverage, add ice and off you go with the ultralight ORCA Walker Tote soft-side cooler which is designed for function and form. The padded shoulder strap makes it comfortable to […]

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Swimsuit 2022 Website

Swimsuit 2022 Official Website Three lovely models mixed business with pleasure to showcase the latest styles and colors in swimwear trending for 2022. Hosted at the exclusive Bungalows Key Largo and sponsored by Nautical Ventures, who brought nearly a dozen water toys to represent their “fun on the water” theme, this year’s photo shoot was […]

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Miracle at the Miami Grand Prix?

Walk on water? The faux marina at the F1 race in Miami has the internet abuzz. When the original plan for a Monaco-style Miami F1 Grand Prix was rejected from taking place at the actual Port of Miami, many lamented, some even cried. Not Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. No, sir. Ross stuck to his guns. […]

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Raymarine YachtSense Link

Control onboard systems from anywhere in the world. Courtesy Raymarine Remote app-based boat-monitoring and control technology is a rapidly expanding segment of the marine electronics market. One of the latest to join is Raymarine with its YachtSense Link system that networks with the company’s digital-switching system and Axiom multifunction displays.Raymarine calls this integrated network the […]

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Antigua Sailing Week Race

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 3 – Opportunity knocks on Axxess Marine Y2K Race Day The third day of Antigua Sailing Week delivered yet another king-size helping of outstanding racing conditions for hundreds of sailors from all over the world. 15 knots of trade winds, pumping up to 18 in the gusts gave exhilarating racing […]

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What to wear when paddleboarding

Veteran paddleboarder Duncan Slater recommends some essential paddleboard clothing to suit various weathers and SUP situations… What’s best to wear when stand-up paddleboarding? It might sound like a silly question – but the answer isn’t necessarily as straightforward as you might expect. From those with no watersports experience, right up to people with long histories […]

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First look: HH88 – largest carbon cruising cat

The newly announced HH88 will be capable of cruising at 18 knots comfortably and while providing luxury to owners with some stunning interior styling Described by HH as the largest all-carbon cruising catamaran ever built, the first hull of the HH88 has just emerged from the painting booth in a high-gloss crimson. Destined for the […]

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