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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24 Gifts for Striper Fishermen

From surf to boat, and Maine to Maryland, the striped bass reigns supreme as the world’s  greatest gamefish. Here are some of the items at the top of our wishlist for next striper season. #gift-guide{max-width: 1080px;}#gift-guide .rcorners {margin:12px 0 15px 0; height: auto; overflow:hidden;}#gift-guide .rcorners h3 {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners p {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners .rc-title {border-radius: 15px; border: […]

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Electric vs. Gasoline Tow Vehicles

The Ford Lightning’s power and four-wheel-drive capabilities provided outstanding performance on wet, slick launch ramps during our tow testing. Robert Brown 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. The age of electric vehicles (EVs) has arrived. As the world seeks solutions […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards

IBEX announced the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected ten Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions from almost 70 entries submitted by exhibiting marine industry companies. Awards were presented yesterday during the […]

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Cameras and Tarpon

The waters of Ambergris Caye are home to plenty of tarpon, bonefish and permit. Jess McGlothlin 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. Here’s the thing about being a fishing photographer: You’ll spend countless hours on the […]

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Featured Boat: 2013 MTI 52 RP Carbon Catamaran

Offered through MTI of Wentzville, Mo., this full-canopy 2013 MTI 52 RP (Race/Pleasure) Carbon catamaran is powered by Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines. According to the listing, the dual-calibration, quad-cam-four-valve turbocharged mills have 115 operating hours. The 52-footer was custom painted by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination. Features include Garmin GPS/chartplotters, external cameras, a custom-designed Bluave […]

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Second hand boats: getting a yacht survey

Commissioning a yacht survey before buying a boat is essential due diligence, giving the buyer an independent review of the complex craft with numerous systems they are about to buy. But how should you go about it? ‘Subject to survey’ might be the most powerful caveat to a serious offer on a yacht, yet what […]

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Eight Types of Boat Trailer Accessories

The FlexStep offers extra reach into the boat. The Catch-N-Release latches to a boat’s bow eye. Courtesy Megaware Today, trailer-boaters can choose from a wider range of trailer accessories than ever before. These items offer greater safety and more security while on the road, and provide appreciable convenience whether towing a trailer or backing it […]

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Bahamas Marinas are Building Back

Bahamas Marinas are Building Back Serious improvements and renovations are proceeding at many Bahama marinas and to start the update, here are four well on their way. Bimini Big Game Club ( See Featured Image) Preparing for a crazy summer season, the Bimini Big Game Club marina’s upgrades include two new T-head pedestals, new ice machine, […]

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