Sneak Peek at the 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show

The docks are abuzz as final setup is underway for the Palm Beach boat show. Join Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding as he gets the lay of the land and previews the show ahead. The docks are abuzz as final setup is underway for the Palm Beach boat show. Join Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding as he gets the […]

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Effortless elegance in action; Launching the SW96 Nyumba

Nauta Design reviews a yacht’s interior and exterior design based on their client’s desires. Read about it below. March 2023 Nyumba: a study in functional elegance Following the launch of the SW96 Nyumba, Massimo Gino of Nauta Design explores in more detail the yacht’s design that was specially tailored to meet the client’s wishes in […]

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IMA Maxi Europeans 2023

Pre-registration for the International Maxi Association’s second Maxi European Championship ended on Wednesday with the entry list already exceeding the 25 that participated in 2022. For a second year the IMA Maxi European Championship will be part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week, run by the Naples-based Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRVI) in […]

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SV Offshore Racing Repowering For 2023 Season

Thanks in large part to Vinnie Diorio, the owner of the Wisconsin-based SV Offshore Racing team, electronically fuel-injected Mercury Racing 860 engines became a legal power option in 2022 under American Power Boat Association rules for the Super Cat class. Two teams—SV Offshore Racing and LiquorSplit—used them last season. And now there is one. SV […]

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Fishing in new waters: How to increase your success

Familiarity Breeds Success When fishing new waters, target species similar to ones you catch at home. There’s an old saying that “familiarity breeds contempt,” and it’s no doubt true in many instances. Still, when it comes to the fishing game, familiarity also breeds success. Such is often the case when it comes to probing new […]

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Sunflower Sea Star Proposed for Listing Under ESA

A sunflower sea star. Photo: Janna Nichols/NOAA. NOAA Fisheries officials on March 15 proposed listing the sunflower sea star, once common along the Pacific coast of North America, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), due to its sharp decline and the threat of a lethal pathogen. More than 90% of sunflower sea stars […]

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ComFish Alaska 2023 Takes On Climate Change, Legal Challenges to State’s Fisheries

Image: ComFish Alaska. Participants in ComFish Alaska 2023, undeterred by a spring snowstorm that halted jet traffic in and out of Kodiak for a day, tackled climate challenges to fisheries, including plastics pollution and prospective economic and environmental benefits of the mushrooming kelp mariculture efforts. The state’s biggest and longest-running commercial fisheries trade show, which […]

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Southeast Alaska Tribes Want Voice in BC Mines Permitting

Image: Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission. An umbrella entity for 15 Southeast Alaska Native tribes seeking better protection of transboundary watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers is asking for a seat at the table whenever British Columbia processes permits for new mines. The request from the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission (SEITC) on […]

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CVRF’s Tsukada Nominated to Alaska Seat on NPFMC

Image: North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Ryuichi ‘Rudy’ Tsukada, chief operating officer for the Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF), one of six Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program groups, has been nominated to fill the obligatory state of Alaska seat on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Tsukada on […]

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New Gear: Zeiss SFL 40

  Zeiss’ SFL 40 binoculars stood up to the rigors of life aboard, even during a Northeast winter. Joe Albanese One of Zeiss’ newest offerings, the SFL 40, offers fast-focusing capabilities in a lightweight frame that delivers the impeccable low light performance the company is known for. I tested a pair of the SFL 40 […]

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Hand-Crank Deep-Dropping Techniques

Use multihook rigs to load up on species such as blackbelly rosefish. George Poveromo Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Deep-dropping between 500 to more than 1,000 feet has blossomed in popularity. The rewards are delicious […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Intrepid 41 Valor

Intrepid utilizes imaging technology borrowed from an aerospace manufacturer to vet and inspect its materials and processes. Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats 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. Overview The Intrepid 41 Valor is three boats in one: a cabin cruiser, a […]

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