New Boat for Less

New Boat for Less Find joy in buying a used boat by keeping your goals in focus. Daydreaming of a new boat when “new” isn’t in your budget? Perhaps consider purchasing a used boat to get on the water sooner. Either way, new or used, you have some prep work to do before beginning your […]

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10 New Marine Electronics Developments

In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, the only ­element that’s consistent is change. While the pace of new marine electronics introductions might have slowed during the past two years in the wake of global supply-chain issues, development is accelerating again. This year, boating anglers will see a host of fresh electronic systems at boat […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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Do I Really Need a T-Top?

T-tops, like the one on this Sea Pro, can increase comfort and perform a variety of useful functions. Courtesy Suzuki My first boat was an entry-level 21-foot center console powered by a 140-hp two-stroke outboard. When I say it was a wide-open fishing machine, I mean it was wide open. No seating, aside from a […]

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ACR Electronics Announces Mobile Connected EPIRBs and ResQLink AIS PLB Offering Global and Local Rescue

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ACR ELECTRONICS Global and local rescue is now available in one compact beacon with the launch of ACR Electronics’ new Cospas-Sarsat-approved ResQLink AIS Personal Locator Beacon, which combines multiple levels of integrated signal technology. “ACR Electronics is proud to answer the demand from boaters for AIS man overboard and Cospas-Sarsat technology in […]

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Black Friday Personal Locator Beacon deals

Personal locator beacons are an essential bit of kit that we all hope to never need. Black Friday Personal Locator Beacon deals are very hard to come by. But we have found a few for you from our favourite trusted retailers. Looking for a Black Friday Personal locator beacon deal? They take a long time […]

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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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ANGARI acquires Whaly tender

The ANGARI Foundation has acquired a specialized Whaly 500R Pro from Nautical Ventures. The Foundation’s new Whaly tender will be used as a support vessel on the R/V ANGARI during expeditions, and as a solo work boat for local projects in South Florida. The Whaly 500R Pro is 16 feet long with a 60 hp Yamaha outboard. ANGARI has […]

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RBFF submits comment to NOAA over vessel speed rule

The organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States this week urged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to pause its proposed North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, citing numerous significant flaws with the proposal. The proposed rule would broaden the current 10-knot (11.5 mph) speed restriction to include vessels 35 feet […]

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