Slow-Pitch Jigging for Rockfish

New rockfish regulations bring both challenges and opportunities. Jim Hendricks The 2023 rockfish season heralds big changes for California ocean anglers. A variety of new regulations are set to kick in for these popular and tasty bottomfish. Most of the changes, but not all, are more restrictive than in years past.  For example, anglers in […]

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How to Prevent Hypothermia While Boating

Hypothermia can set in quickly. Courtesy Mercury Marine 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. Last winter, the story of a diver in the Florida Keys who had gotten separated from his dive boat and later rescued by his family really […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Axopar 45 XC

Credit for the 45 XC’s striking looks goes to founding partner Jan-Erik Viitala with Navia designers led by Järkko Jamsén. Courtesy Axopar Boats 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 Axopar’s 45 XC Cross Cabin is based on the same […]

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Pathfinder 2400 Open

The 2400 Open rides on the same hull as the 2400 TRS. It posted a top speed of nearly 55 mph. Courtesy Pathfinder Boats 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. The beauty of Pathfinder’s new 2400 […]

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Choosing the Right Rope and Chain for Your Boat

Rope and chain are a vital part of boating. Tim Bower 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. Whether it’s the line tying you to a dock, the chain leader connected to your anchor, or the rope that pulls you while […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Jeanneau NC 1295 FLY

The NC 195 FLY offers a spirited ride that’s fun to operate from the flybridge. Bill Doster 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 Some of my earliest boating experiences took place aboard flybridge cruisers, on which the only spot […]

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Selecting the Right Transducer Frequency for Deepwater Fishing

Daytime swordfishing calls for sonar transducer frequencies and wattage ratings that can penetrate the deepest depths. Kevin Dodge 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. Today, saltwater ­anglers ply ever-increasing depths to catch fish. California rockfish anglers […]

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75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

A fleet of 47 offshore racing yachts will line up to make sailing history when they contest Australia’s second oldest blue water yacht race – the Gladstone Ports Corporation 75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race (B2G) which sets sail on Good Friday (7th April 2023). Entries closed on Monday, 20th March with the milestone running […]

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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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Trolling Motor Vs. Poling for Shallow-Water Fishing

Anglers should use push poles instead of trolling motors to sneak up on skittish fish in shallow, clear water. Courtesy Hewes 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. The advent of the remote-­controlled trolling motor might be […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Hanover 375

Underway, the 375 is sheer fun. Courtesy Hanover Yachts 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 Hanover Yachts, a decades-old Brazilian boatbuilder, has made inroads in North America with its new 375 (Mark II version). This 36-footer is remarkable on […]

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Uncharted Waters: Boats and Barbells

In his Uncharted Waters column, Capt. Bill Pike wonders how he’ll find the strength to carry on. So, although I plan on doing features and other projects for Power & Motoryacht in the future, I figure this Uncharted Waters column is gonna be my last. While I’m not exactly sure when I began composing these […]

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Rolex China Sea Race 2023

The Rolex China Sea Race will start on 5 April 2023 in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour and take competitors 565-nautical miles (1,046 kilometres) across the South China Sea to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Rolex has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with yachting dating back to the late 1950s. Close support of pre-eminent yacht clubs […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Ocean Sport Roamer 30

The Roamer 30 offers a soft ride. Courtesy Ocean Sport Boats 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 Unfortunately, our sea trial of the Ocean Sport Roamer 30 on the Chesapeake did not challenge the Roamer 30. Soft landings in […]

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SeaVee 420z

The 420z combines efficient handling with fishability. Courtesy SeaVee Boats 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. Making its debut at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, the long-awaited SeaVee 420z features an innovative cross-ventilated step-hull design […]

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Boat Test: 2023 Viaggio Diamante 23B

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