MTI Celebrating Silver Anniversary All Year

In 2004, Powerboat magazine assigned me a profile story of an up-and-coming boat builder. His name was Randy Scism, his Missouri-based company was called Marine Technology, Inc., and it offered one boat, a 42-foot catamaran with sexy hips. A lifelong lover of speed on the water, Scism learned his craft as the general manager and […]

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World’s Largest Boat Show: boot Dusseldorf 2023 Opens!

Large yachts move through this historic town to one of nine powerboat display halls (Plus accessories, sailing, diving and more). Courtesy boot Dusseldorf Finally, boot is back – the relief is clearly noticeable in the water sports community and among the Düsseldorf trade fair organisers. What was the annual highlight for the industry until 2020 […]

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2023 Formula 387 CCF

The 387 CCF mixes performance with fishability. Courtesy Formula Boats For a company that hasn’t built a center-console since the 1980s, Formula will impress anglers with its 387 Center Console Fish (CCF). Its thoughtful design and clever innovations set it apart from the cookie-cutter boats that abound in the center-console genre. Stepping aboard the 387 […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Gitana 17

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Johan Salen nominates Gitana 17 “The Ultimes to me are the most technologically advanced and fastest boats that you can still go offshore with, at incredible speeds and at the same time a robustness and all […]

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Tested: Formula 387 CCF

Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Secret Formula Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Writing about boats […]

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Inside Angle: The Great Golden Loop

In breaking down the Great Loop, Bill Prince finds a journey that gives both boaters and boats a second life. Doing the Loop is becoming as popular as filling Eliquis prescriptions among people who owned Led Zeppelin t-shirts 40 years ago. Even so, the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA) claims it’s still rare for […]

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How to Get Involved in Fisheries Management

The Marine Resource Education Program allows fishermen to become effective participants in the fisheries management process. Marine Resource Education Program The actual date escapes me now, but it was in the early 1980s that I got involved in fisheries management. I’d been working in the recreational fishing business with Salt Water Sportsman for about 10 […]

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Boat

Boat ownership provides opportunities for great experiences and memories for yourself, your family, and your friends. It’s a pathway to wild and open spaces, an opportunity to see and visit places you cannot get to by car. Maybe its your first boat, maybe it’s the next in a lifetime series of boats, maybe it’s your […]

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Mastering Fly-Fishing for Peacock Bass

Among the many sport fishing pursuits available to anglers in South Florida, targeting butterfly peacock, more commonly known as peacock bass, is certainly not the most popular pastime. With plenty of saltwater action nearby including some of the most diverse shallows in the state, as well as close proximity to the Gulf Stream, the freshwater […]

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Jeremy Rogers, 1937-2022

British yacht builder Jeremy Rogers MBE, most famous for co-creating the iconic Contessa 32 and Contessa 26, has died at the age of 85 Jeremy Rogers, here sailing with his wife, Fiona. Credit: David Harding Credit: David Harding Jeremy Rogers was an esteemed designer and passionate racing sailor. He founded his eponymous boatyard in Lymington, […]

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Hickory Shad: The Unsung Heroes of the Fall Run

In pop culture, a hero is the subject of admiration, idealized for strength and ability. For most fall-run surfcasters, the striped bass fits the bill. However, there is a less-sought-after species that deserves recognition and should be included in fall-run forays alongside stripers, bluefish, and false albacore. To loosely quote Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s […]

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