A Tale of Two Boats

Photos by Malike Sidibe Race Against Time Once associated with a bustling shipyard, the Wheeler name has become synonymous with classic boats. The great grandson of the founder wants to change that, but is he too late? Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a Welshman walks into a marina with a tarp. A tropical […]

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New Boat: Okean 80 Flybridge Motor Yacht

Okean 80 Flybridge Motor Yacht Okean brings its transformational philosophy to its new 80-foot flagship We’re seeing a trend toward making yachts more open to the sea, air and sky, so they feel less like condos on the water and more like private floating islands. Okean has been at the forefront of this movement since […]

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Dispatches From the End of the World

Another Outer Reef owner follows his dream to navigate the Mount Everest of boating. Cape Horn doesn’t give a damn about your boat—or your dreams, for that matter. While it still remains unquestionably challenging to navigate the Horn under sail, it’s a formidable accomplishment for any boat, under any power. The southerly headland of the […]

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Monaco Yacht Show 2022

.calendar{fill:#021035}calendar <!– –> 28 Sep – 01 Oct 2022 The Monaco Yacht Show is the most prestigious display of superyachts in the world. Set in the iconic Port Hercules, this premier, world-class event represents the pinnacle of luxury. Since 1991, the show has enjoyed the recognition and support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II […]

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How To Sell Your Boat for Maximum Profit

Hard Sell The small details make a big difference when it comes time to sell your boat. Follow these tips and get a better return. For the past few months, I’ve been scouring the internet for the perfect retirement boat, one that will carry me through my “golden years” as a vagabond of the Intracoastal […]

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Inside Angle: A Squirrelly Cat

The author recalls trying to wrangle a pesky catamaran and protect a beloved photographer. I didn’t want to be known as the guy in the industry who killed Billy Black. Illustration: Brett Affrunti If you don’t know the name, Billy Black is the go-to American photographer for the marine industry. Have you seen a pretty […]

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Your Fishing Guide to the Gray Snapper

The gray snapper is one of the most interesting fish in the water. If you are going to pursue this unique species, you need to understand the grey snapper, as well as the gear and techniques needed for a successful outing. What is the Gray Snapper? The gray snapper is an important sport fish, popular […]

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New Boat: True North 34 Outboard Express

The Comeback of True North begins. It was well into the fall boating season when I caught a ride on the new True North 34 Outboard Express with Anthony Tumas of Riverside Marina and Yacht Sales in Riverside, New Jersey. We ripped up the Severn River north of Annapolis, Maryland, on a flat, perfect day, […]

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Waypoint: Key West

Photos by Dori Arrington Southern Exposure Sunset celebrations, vast waterways, a rich history and colorful charm are but a few reasons why we love Key West. Eclectic, tropical, relaxed, quirky, spicy, balmy … I could exhaust a list of adjectives before capturing the essence of Key West. In a single word, the city is unique. […]

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Traditional Trade

Photos by Billy Black Sought out the world over for their skill and workmanship, these Antiguan varnishers found a home (and plenty of work) in the sailing capital of Newport, Rhode Island. For as long as history has been documented, boats have symbolized connection. First, they connected continents and civilizations, spurring trade and commerce. Today, […]

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Project Aura hits the water!

Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 19650 Project Aura was launched at the Oss facility on December 17. Arthur Brouwer, Heesen CEO, comments: “2021 has been a very exciting year for our shipyard, not only for our many sales successes, which will keep us busy for years to come but also for the milestones […]

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Commercial success: YN 20255 Project Apollo is sold!

Heesen is delighted to announce the sale of the 55-metre Project Apollo. With a world-beating, fuel-efficient Fast Displacement Hull design, ocean-crossing range, huge interior volumes and a timeless profile, she was available on a shortened delivery schedule thanks to Heesen’s on-spec build programme. Marc Borderon of Peter Insull introduced the experienced client who appreciated the […]

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The 2022 Charlotte County Boat Show

The 21st Annual Charlotte County Boat Show is right around the corner and is the perfect way to start off the new year right. The show will deliver everything a Southwest Florida boater could want, all together in one place. Hundreds of boats from all the major dealers, local marine experts, and a huge variety […]

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YachtTalk episode 10: Destinations

https://www.heesenyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/YT10-Longread.mp3 The tenth episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk signed off 2021 looking forward to new horizons. The Mediterranean remains a favourite yacht hub, but the next generation of owners and charter clients are seeking out more adventurous, original and sustainable destinations to maximise their return on experience. To discuss the latest hotspots, host Charlotte Kan was […]

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HOLIDAY FISHING IN SW FLORIDA

Holiday fishing in SW Florida surely has rewards. Warm weather, beautiful scenery and lots of opportunity to pursue catching lots of fish, including a fish of a lifetime. Last month the SW Marine Industries sponsored the annual Ft. Myers Boat Show. The turn-out was magnificent with marine suppliers in record numbers showing off all of […]

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Gigantic World Record Tuna Caught!

If you want a new fishing adventure, you should try tuna fishing.  These large, powerful fish come in many shapes and a range of sizes. The list of tuna species is a rainbow of color and design, but they all have one thing in common: a sleek, powerful body that makes them one of the […]

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Build commences on YN20350, Project Jade

Heesen is delighted to announce that the third yacht in its new 50-metre semi-displacement class is now under construction at the shipyard in Oss, with the first welds to the keel of YN 20350, code-named Project Jade, carried out in the presence of the American Bureau of Shipping surveyor. “This is another milestone in the […]

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