Three Boat-Friendly Hats

These hats are comfortable to wear and keep you protected from the sun. Courtesy Melin, Kuhl, Huk Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The classic baseball-style cap will always be a favorite for both style and sun protection, but it’s […]

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2023 Starcraft SVX 230 IO

The SVX 230 IO serves up an agile, stable and responsive ride. Bill Doster Overview Boatbuilders have long attempted to blend the size and space of a deck boat with the look and style of an open-bow runabout, but results are often mixed. Starcraft’s SVX 230 IO pulls off the challenge with aplomb. Hullsides carry […]

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Veer: A New Affordable Boat Brand is Launched

The Veer X13, shown here with an Avator electric outboard. Courtesy Veer What’s bigger than a kayak, smaller than a technical skiff, and fits in the bed of your pick-up truck? Why it’s the new Veer X13, the first model from a new boat brand just revealed by Brunswick Boat Group. The boat debuted today […]

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Most Iconic Cities to Experience by Boat: Part Two

Last year, we took a tour of three of America’s best-known waterfront cities: Chicago, New York City, and Miami, highlighting each of them from a boater’s point of view, in our series: The Most Iconic Cities to Experience by Boat. Of course there aren’t just three iconic boating cities in the United States, so we […]

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On Board With: Cindy Pease Roe

The sculpture highlights the need to remove debris from the ocean. Courtesy Cindy Pease Roe When she created a sculpture of a leaping tarpon on behalf of sunglass maker Costa Del Mar, Cindy Pease Roe really turned heads. She made the sculpture entirely out of trash and plastic debris that she found on beaches, in […]

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2023 Yamaha 222XD

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2023 Supreme S220

The S220 can create a mellow, beginner-friendly wave, or a steeper one suited to advanced riders. Garrett Cortese The latest addition to the Supreme S lineup hardly resembles its successful predecessors. On top of delivering a design intent of more bang for less bucks, the S220 features higher freeboard, a hybrid bow shape, and a clean […]

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2023 Centurion Fi23

QuickLaunch utilizes QuickSurf plates to get on plane with minimal bow rise. Garrett Cortese All-new looks, an updated running surface, new interior styling and more make Centurion’s Fi23 one of the bigger, badder 23-foot watersports boats available.  The higher gunwales of the 2023 Fi23 allow for deeper, more comfortable seating, along with a drier ride. […]

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2023 Axis A225

The trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems serve up amazing wakes and waves. Garrett Cortese The A22 kicked off the price-conscious, performance-packed Axis brand more than a decade ago. Now the Tennessee boatbuilder comes along with the A225, a model that is more refined and with an even bigger punch in terms of […]

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2023 Moomba Craz

If you’re just looking to cruise, the Craz can hit speeds over 40 mph. Courtesy Moomba Boats The Moomba Craz is a 22-foot boat designed to bring a premier wave to a recreational surf crowd while still being able to entertain a crew on the water. It offers a lot of great amenities combined with […]

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2023 Axis T235

The T235 produces riding surfaces for all styles and ability levels. Garrett Cortese With the T235, Axis launches a new model in what has become a sweet-spot size segment for watersports boat buyers. The 23-foot-5-inch T235 delivers both the signature Axis styling as well as a high-level of watersports performance.  The T235 boasts room for 16 […]

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2023 Supra SE

AutoWake automatically manipulates the hull to create a precise wake or wave time after time. Courtesy Supra Boats Luxury and performance are the hallmarks of the Supra Boats SE model, right along with its world-class abilities as a tow boat. The largest boat in the Supra fleet, the SE provides plenty of room between its […]

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2023 Centurion Fi25

Fully loaded, wakes and waves quickly reach pro level. Garrett Cortese Centurion’s position as a big-time wakesurfing player gets cemented further with the brand’s completely redesigned 2023 Fi25.  The Fi25’s new bow looks more aggressive but proves more comfortable and accommodating thanks to the higher freeboard. The increased freeboard and added comfort carry through to […]

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2023 MasterCraft NXT23

With the NXT23, MasterCraft set the newest member of the budget-friendly NXT family apart with an all-new design, including the running surface and a hybrid bow. The NXT23 looks great and sports classic lines. Once on board, we found the bow shape similar to its wider NXT siblings. This hybrid design offers the best of […]

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2023 Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

The surf wave is incredible. Courtesy Malibu Boats Tapping in at 26 feet, 5 inches in length overall and rated to carry a total of 18 watersports fans, the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV offers room aplenty. Its bow maintains a traditional shape, with an attractive sheerline and design contours in the hullsides that allow for […]

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Mercury V-10 Verado Outboard

The torque curve feels fat and flat; these motors pull hard through the entire rpm range. Courtesy Mercury Marine The first question we asked about Mercury’s V-10 Verado outboards is why a V-10? The answer proved straightforward. By maintaining the 64-degree cylinder angle of the V-8 Verado 250/300 hp motors, Mercury can offer a 350/400 […]

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Boating Spotlight: Sailfish 312 CC

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2023 Parker 26CC

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Knowing When to Say Sorry

Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble. Tim Bower In the course of a normal lifetime, we will all face the task of making an uncomfortable apology, perhaps to our dog or spouse, the IRS, a judge, or even our Creator. My good friend Chuck Larson was recently forced to make a public atonement from […]

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