Top 5 Jet Boats for 2022

Think of a jet boat as a PWC’s (personal watercraft) big sister: bouncing on the water at high speed, turning and maneuvering without issue, the wind blowing through your hair—but with more people onboard to enjoy the fun. There are several advantages to owning a jet boat. One is that you get a boat that […]

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Viking Announces a 55-foot Valhalla

Valhalla 55 Pat Healey, President and CEO of Viking Yachts, is famously said to have been wary of building center consoles, explaining away his patience as “waiting for the right time.” Well, apparently the timing couldn’t be better. Today’s unveiling of the V-55—not just the largest center console Valhalla Boatworks has ever built, but one […]

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MTI Enjoys Its Best Year Yet—And They’re Hiring

Marine Technology Inc. President Randy Scism and his daughter, MTI client relations manager Taylor Scism—both World Champion offshore racers—tell Speedboat that the company just had what appears to be its best sales year on record, and are already on target to break more records in 2022. “We built 46 boats this past year, and we’ve […]

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P1 Unveils Class 1 Plans for 2022

Photo by Cole McGowan Powerboat P1 has announced its race calendar for the 2022 UIM Class 1 World Championship, which will see eight races at six venues in the United States. Cocoa Beach will welcome the international fleet in the opening event of the season in May and the series will climax at the Key […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Florida Snook

Florida offers some of the most diverse, exciting, and engaging fishing in the United States. You can catch everything from hefty largemouth bass to massive blue marlin. There is no shortage of options for the motivated angler. One of the most popular gamefish in Florida is the snook, an aggressive coastal fish that creates a […]

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Waypoint: Captiva Island, Florida

Photos by Dori Arrington Captivating Captiva Captiva Island, Florida, may just capture your heart. The Florida Gulf Coast island of Captiva looks innocent enough on the map, a simple barrier island west of Fort Myers, but oh how the map deceives you. No map can show you how the sand, sea and sky mysteriously blend […]

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Troubleshooting Vibration Problems on Your Boat

A Case of the Shakes Being out on the water presents a wonderful opportunity to de-stress, but too much vibration can shake your hardware loose and detract from your enjoyment. We were reminded of this fact during a recent pre-purchase survey, when the surveyor noted excessive vibration and recommended a repair. After the purchase, the […]

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New Boat: Horizon PC60

The PC60 offers volume and seaworthiness to owners in search of long-distance voyages. Horizon PC60 I have to admit, I was partial to the Horizon PC60 from the jump. As I walked the docks of the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale boat show, it was the name emblazoned along her transom that reeled in my focus: Mangata. […]

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Pardo Endurance 60

New Boat: Pardo Endurance 60 An unconventional-looking vessel belies a sensible cruiser built for long runs and comfort. There might not be anything conventional about its looks, but the thoroughly modern Pardo Endurance 60 is firmly rooted in the old cruising traditions of comfort, reliability and practicality. The drop-down bulwarks of the expanding cockpit will […]

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Pro Tips: Buying or Selling a Boat in 2022

As new and used boat values continue to climb, you might be thinking about selling off your current boat or trading it in for a newer or bigger vessel. Before you do, a few Southwest Florida marine experts have some advice for successfully navigating this unprecedented boat market. THE CURRENT MARKET “In my 29 straight […]

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Tested: Wally WHY 200

Out of This World The latest project to emerge from Luca Bassani’s fertile mind, the WHY 200 is a truly original spacecraft that will surely inspire more than a few double takes. Wally WHY 200 The venerable studio of Laurent Giles has designed some of the most beautiful motoryachts of the 20th century. Woodpecker of […]

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Stem to Stern: Line in the Sand

Men have gone to sea for thousands of years. During that span of time, indigenous tribes, naval architects, boatbuilders and stylists have experimented with everything imaginable regarding the outward appearance of boats. The idea that some person or corporation owns the right to specific design elements is hard to defend, but occasionally a formidable threat […]

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See and Be Seen

Calling the white-hulled motoryacht southbound in the vicinity of Point Lookout. This is Serenity, Serenity, Serenity. I am the northbound vessel under sail approximately 1 mile off your port bow making about 6 knots. Please come in on Channel 16, captain.” No response. Before the advent of the Automatic Identification System (AIS), cumbersome and uncertain […]

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YachtTalk episode 11: The future of yacht propulsion

https://www.heesenyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/YT11-DEF1.mp3 The 11th episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk deep dives into the topic of how to develop yachts with cleaner, more efficient propulsion. Hydrogen remains a focal point, but there are plenty of effective short-term solutions to meet emissions targets. To meet the requirements, however, the industry first needs to fundamentally change the way we approach […]

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How To Bleed A Diesel Engine

Here at Power & Motoryacht we used to “flow fuel,” as they say in boat-testing parlance. That meant disconnecting supply and return fuel lines, splicing in fuel-flow meters, and then running electrical cables from the meters to a computer that would precisely calculate fuel burn. Only one time did I make a bad connection on […]

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The Rumrunners

The Roaring Twenties was a time of great social, cultural and economic change. A new society had emerged, one no longer bound by the restrictive morals that once dominated the Victorian era, or by the hardships endured during World War I. People wanted to have a good time, and they did. When the 18th Amendment […]

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Snook Fishing Dates Explained

Anglers looking for a new and exciting pursuit should look into snook fishing. This aggressive, exciting fish can create fast-paced adventures when you take to the water. If you want to add the snook to your list of fish, make sure you understand the snook fishing dates in your area.  What are the Snook Season […]

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Ode to a Special Marina

Dan recalls memories of a good marina that became a second home. Nestled inside a 111-acre park on the edge of a suburban town on the South Shore of Long Island, Wantagh Park Marina is but a small piece of a large, town-run operation. There’s a huge pool with a splash pad and water slides, […]

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A Chat with The Qualified Captain

Listen in the player below: Sit down with Instagram’s most notorious boating influencer and you’ll quickly see that The Qualified Captain is not all about poking fun at boating snafus. It’s also about educating people so they don’t make the same mistakes. Read The Most Feared Man On Instagram here. ▶ Source: https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/podcast/a-chat-with-the-qualified-captain . Source: […]

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Shanty Men

Talking pirate simulators, shipwrecks and the reemergence of maritime anthems with the new face of sea shanties, The Longest Johns. The Longest Johns (from left): Andy Yates, Dave Robinson, Robbie Sattin and Jonathan Darley. Before the world irrevocably changed, I was going into the office every day. Monotony was an issue. To avoid feeling stymied, […]

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