New Boat: Saxdor 320 GTO

Saxdor’s Finnish beauty. A boat that’s fast, functional, fun and safe. In case you have been living under a rock, Finland is making its name known on the international powerboat scene. The easternmost Scandinavian country has offered a strong inflow of fast, seaworthy boats that many boaters (and especially first-time owners) see as a value […]

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Capable Cat

A one-eyed dog and its owners take on the American Great Loop aboard an Aquila 44. All photos courtesy of April and Larry Smith. Capable Cat Aquila 44 A liveaboard couple discovers that cruising the Great Loop is even more comfortable on a catamaran. For most of their adult lives, April and Larry Smith had […]

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Former MasterCraft CEO joins Marine Concepts

Kanbrick has announced the appointment of Terry McNew as CEO of Marine Concepts, a marine aftermarket platform. McNew previously served as CEO of MasterCraft. He led notable acquisitions, including Crest and NauticStar, while also launching the Aviara brand. More recently, McNew served as CEO of Klaussner Home Furnishings. McNew assumes the role from founder Randy […]

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Indmar co-founder passes away at 95

Indmar Marine Engines mourns the loss of its esteemed co-founder, Richard (Dick) Rowe, Sr, who passed away on November 22, 2022 at the age of 95 surrounded by his family. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father,” said Chuck Rowe, former President of Indmar Marine Engines. “My father […]

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Discover Puerto Rico

Warm Up to Puerto Rico The island is a U.S. territory and a gateway to the Caribbean. It’s amazing how little most U.S. mainlanders really know about Puerto Rico. Sure, plenty have flown to the island or even taken cruise ships to San Juan, the capital of this United States territory, but I’m not convinced […]

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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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Blackfin Boats Celebrates 50th Anniversary

PHOTO COURTESY OF BLACKFIN BOATS This year marks 50 years since Blackfin Boats started supplying boaters with exceptional models to create great memories. The family-owned and operated company celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 9, 2022 with a company-wide employee celebration in the corporate office, where a catered lunch from Hills Barbeque was served by […]

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Candela C-8 to Debut at CES

PHOTO COURTESY OF CANDELA After the release of its electric Candela C-7 in 2019, the Swedish company is back with the first production day cruiser equipped with Candela’s electric hydrofoil system that reduces water friction by 80%, the Candela C-8. The 28-foot electric hydrofoil is set to debut at CES in Las Vegas on January […]

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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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Late Fall On the Western Sound

Photo by Capt. Joe Diorio I am a self-proclaimed albie addict. I fall victim to the “flu” in the late summer and it usually hangs on like a bad cough right through October. Just when I have recovered from my shoulder season chasing funny fish, western Long Island Sound comes alive for the start of […]

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IBEX Innovations

IBEX Carries On Hurricane Ian put the kibosh on IBEX 2022, but didn’t dissuade the Innovation Awards judges from evaluating entries. Southern Boating is combining the Engine Room and Wired columns this month to highlight some of the products entered into the 2022 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards. Due to the timing […]

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Lindell 41 Yacht

Casting for rockfish and halibut while pounding through the offshore waters of the Pacific Northwest, Shane Scott discovers just how tough the Lindell 41 is. Photos by Cade Lucero and Mason Tuttle Fish HardBoat Harder Casting for rockfish and halibut while pounding through the offshore waters of the Pacific Northwest, Shane Scott discovers just how […]

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