New Boat: Grand Banks Eastbay 60

New 60-footer ushers in new era for Eastbay brand. Grand Banks Eastbay 60 The newcomer to the range helps redefine the Eastbay brand within the GB Marine Group. Early last summer, I helped an old pal deliver a classic 1980s-era Grand Banks 42 several hundred miles up the ICW. Modeled after the proven heavy-displacement trawlers […]

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Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers

Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers The Holidays are upon us! Are you struggling to find that perfect item for the angler in your life? If so, this curated list of essential items is sure to please the special person that seems to already have it all. This isn’t run-of-the-mill fishing gear, but rather, top-notch equipment that […]

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ABYC announces agenda for SUR/TECH conference

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced the agenda and opened registration for its SUR/TECH virtual conference, Feb. 7-8, 2023, offering continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine industry professionals. Attendees can choose one day based on topics of interest, or attend both days and earn up to 10 continuing education credits (CEUs). “We […]

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Boat Finder explained in latest Marine Minute

EPG Media LLC wants you to have a positive experience in connection with our products and services. We want you to know that we respect the privacy and security of our users. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order […]

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Legend Boats partners with Boat Fix

Canadian boat manufacturer Legend has announced it will be adding a tracking and monitoring service through a strategic partnership with Boat Fix, an American telematics provider. It will be available to customers starting in January.  With Boat Fix, Legend customers will have the ability to see the location of their boat and monitor systems, including […]

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Early Winter Fishing for Big Niagara Lake Trout

This lake trout was sporting a fresh wound from a lamprey above its pectoral fin. In the 1900’s, lampreys contributed to the eradication of lakers in Lake Ontario. Since the 1970s, stocking efforts and lamprey population-control methods have allowed the lakers to thrive in Ontario once again. In early winter, the Niagara Bar and River […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Spinnaker hoists

In the first of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip explains hoisting an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard Double-handed sailing skills are increasingly important to master as the recent boom in double handed racing, both inshore and offshore, continues and boats designed for couples to cruise two-up become ever more popular. We […]

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What to Consider When Buying A New Boat

After a long career in Ohio, it’s finally time for me to retire and move to southeast Florida. I’ve been visiting the Sunshine State to fish my entire life, but being a resident is a whole new ball game, and I’m looking to purchase a boat to take full advantage of the local fisheries. I […]

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Cruisers Yachts’ Previous Owner K.C. Stock Dies at 84

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISERS YACHTS Longtime Cruisers Yachts owner Kenneth Charles Stock passed away on November 28, 2022, leaving a long legacy of entrepreneurship and community involvement. Born April 6, 1938 in Oconto, Wisconsin, Stock was an entrepreneur from an early age, purchasing his first contractor yard, Stock Lumber, in 1971. After exponential growth, he […]

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Boating Spotlight: Icom

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Boating Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Falvey, and Boating Editor-at-Large, Randy Vance, met with Icom’s Senior Sales Manager, Ray Novak, at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat […]

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Beneteau Launches Two Torqeedo-Powered Electric Sailing Yachts

First 44. PHOTO BY GILLES MARTIN-RAGET Oceanis 30.1 PHOTO BY JULIEN GAZEAU Beneteau’s impressive new electric-powered Oceanis 30.1 and First 44 premiered at the Salon Nautic de Paris early in December, advancing Beneteau’s strategy focused on producing models that promote carbon-reduction and eco-friendliness. “On the product development side, we are currently focused on reducing the […]

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Four Winns New Electric H2e

PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR WINNS Four Winns is stepping into the electric boating sphere with its brand new 100% electric H2e, incorporating the iconic styling of Four Winns with Vision Marine Technologies’ 180E electric outboard motor for a fast, stable and quiet ride. The 22-foot bowrider offers ease of use, lower running costs and quiet […]

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IMA Maxi Europeans

The second edition of the International Maxi Association’s Maxi European Championship is to take place again as part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week, out of Sorrento’s Marina Piccola over 12-18 May 2023. Supported by Rolex, the event is run by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia (CRVI) in conjunction with the IMA, the body officially […]

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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2022

The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today. Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner. Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo […]

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Logbook: Dream On

  Is there a better boating adventure than the Great Loop? There’s something about the end of the year that conjures dreams of The Great Loop. In a complete coincidence both Bill Prince and Mike Smith use their columns this month to discuss this nautical endeavor. Bill addresses boaters that wait until retirement to tackle […]

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