RORC Caribbean 600

Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected for the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, with a dozen or more boats racing in the inaugural RORC Nelson’s Cup Series. Racing action for the new series starts on Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14th. The final event of the four-race series will be the 14th edition of […]

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2023 Rock Proof ePro 1760R

The ePro 1760R gets anglers on the fish fast with speeds in excess of 25 mph. Vincent Daniello Overview Rock Proof Boats, known for tough-skinned fishing and rescue boats, partnered with electric-outboard pioneer Elco to bring planing speeds to electric-powered skiffs. Their aim is to replicate boating experiences typical from fossil fuel while also incorporating […]

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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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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. […]

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2023 Supreme S220

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At the Helm: A new era of Top 100

By Adam Quandt In 2004, Boating Industry unveiled the Top 100 Dealers program as an effort to independently rank and recognize the best boat dealers across North America. With the industry’s help and support, the Top 100 program has grown to unimaginable heights and celebrated marine retailers across the continent over 17 years. Moving into […]

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Formula 387 Center Console

Fish and Play Formula’s 387 center console comes in two styles, but they share the love of fishing and the need for playtime. Formula has re-entered the center console market with vim and vigor, meaning its enthusiasm and positivity with the introduction of the 387 CCF and 387 CCS has fishermen and their families realizing they […]

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

A flotilla of spectator boats and a huge crowd in Marina Lanzarote witnessed the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which is supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. In glorious conditions, the fleet got away to a clean downwind start, a mile from Marina Lanzarote. The […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

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2023 Yamaha 222XD

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2023 Supreme S220

The S220 can create a mellow, beginner-friendly wave, or a steeper one suited to advanced riders. Garrett Cortese The latest addition to the Supreme S lineup hardly resembles its successful predecessors. On top of delivering a design intent of more bang for less bucks, the S220 features higher freeboard, a hybrid bow shape, and a clean […]

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2023 Centurion Fi23

QuickLaunch utilizes QuickSurf plates to get on plane with minimal bow rise. Garrett Cortese All-new looks, an updated running surface, new interior styling and more make Centurion’s Fi23 one of the bigger, badder 23-foot watersports boats available.  The higher gunwales of the 2023 Fi23 allow for deeper, more comfortable seating, along with a drier ride. […]

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2023 Axis A225

The trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems serve up amazing wakes and waves. Garrett Cortese The A22 kicked off the price-conscious, performance-packed Axis brand more than a decade ago. Now the Tennessee boatbuilder comes along with the A225, a model that is more refined and with an even bigger punch in terms of […]

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2023 Moomba Craz

If you’re just looking to cruise, the Craz can hit speeds over 40 mph. Courtesy Moomba Boats The Moomba Craz is a 22-foot boat designed to bring a premier wave to a recreational surf crowd while still being able to entertain a crew on the water. It offers a lot of great amenities combined with […]

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10 Years of Boat Buyers Guides

How the fish-boat world has evolved in the past 10 years! As individuals, we’ve weathered one of the most horrific storms in the world: a pandemic. We lost friends, spent time in hospitals, and suddenly got a new perspective on the value of life and leisure. Fishing, boats and boating became the refuge of millions of […]

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

In any other sport, a scoresheet listing nine line honours wins and a combined 238 Rolex Sydney Hobarts among the crew of 21 would suggest that team is the pre-race favourite. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, however, is a sporting contest like no other; while nothing is left to chance in terms of preparation, […]

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2023 Scarab 255 ID

A dialed-in wave means fun for all riding levels. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Wakesurfing is not the only reason to consider the Scarab 255 ID, but it’s a good one. This do-it-all 25-foot family dayboat is always ready for tubing, lounging and cruising around the lake, but its jet propulsion, abundant power and available options […]

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2023 Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf

The deep-V hull cuts through chop. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s SLX 260 Surf serves boat buyers seeking wakesurfing thrills while delivering luxury and performance for those desiring the life aquatic.  This boat’s story begins with its performance. Our test boat sported MerCruiser’s bruising 430 hp 8.2L Mag HO with digital throttle and shift […]

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