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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2022 Vicem 37 CC Tuna Master

The 37 CC Tuna Master is packed with fishing amenities. Courtesy Vicem Yachts Vicem Yachts’ 37-foot center-console is the first in its new Tuna Master series of center-console and express sport-fishing boats. The lead production manager, Yigit -Arkbarlas, says the builder’s belief that starting—and eventually growing—the new range at the 37-foot size gives boat buyers “a perfect […]

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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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California State Parks Fully Reopens Brannan Island State Recreation Area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks today announced the full reopening of Brannan Island State Recreation Area (SRA) after moving to reduced operations earlier this year. All areas of the park will open to the public tomorrow Thursday, December 1. The public can begin booking camping reservations starting Jan. 1, 2023. Park Delta Bay will operate the state recreation area, which […]

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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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Scout 377 LXF

Distinctive Flair The new Scout 377 LXF adds more luxury and technology to the S-Class family. The first thing I noticed about the Scout 377 LXF is the profile. There’s no mistaking that Carolina flair that sweeps down from bow to stern. The boat whispers with confidence, “Don’t worry, I can handle rough seas.”  “It keeps […]

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Black Friday outboard deals: 5 fantastic options

Whether you want a Black Friday outboard for trolling, tender use or auxiliary back-up, here are 5 of the best If you’ve resigned yourself to the idea that Black Friday outboards are the same price as non Black Friday outboards, think again. Discounts might be modest but uprated deals often include handy accessories like carry […]

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Herb Eldean Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELDEAN SHIPYARD Chicago native and MBIA Hall of Fame inductee Herb Eldean of Eldean Shipyard in Lake Macatawa was posthumously awarded the Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 from MBIA for his contribution to the recreational boating industry throughout his lifetime. He will be honored at the Recreational Boating Educational […]

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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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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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