Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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Outerlimits SC 37 No. 5 Bound For Newport

The latest SC 37 catamaran to be completed by Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats catamaran could be the prettiest one yet. And thanks to a collaboration between the Bristol, R.I., company and Mercury Racing, which built the 450R outboard engines for the 37-footer, folks in Newport, R.I, for the  Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week will get […]

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Outerlimits Factory Fun Run Coming Back In 2023

Created: September 29, 2022 by: Written by Matt Trulio An instant hit with Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats customers and vendors when it happened for the first time in August 2019, the second Outerlimits Factory Fun Run is set for July 20-23. The event will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Bristol, R.I. Outerlimits customers […]

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Naval Special Warfare Vessels To Tackle Southern California Ocean Cup Event

Between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, seven powerboats will depart the surf-centric city of Huntington Beach, Calif., for a 112-mile roundtrip endurance competition circling Catalina Island. The Around Catalina Island Run is the second event of the 2022 Ocean Cup Series—the first was an endurance run from Palm Beach, Fla., to Freeport, Bahamas, in […]

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What If The APBA Super Cat And Super Stock Championship Series Ended Today?

About the only natural disaster less predictable than a hurricane is an earthquake, and fortunately Florida doesn’t get a whole lot of those. But the Sunshine State is an ever-shifting ground zero for violent storms this time of year as witnessed by Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to make landfall tomorrow afternoon in the Tampa […]

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Redemption Reigns In Race World Offshore Clearwater ‘Nationals’

Created: September 26, 2022 by: Written by Eric Colby During last Saturday’s test session before the 13th annual Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ offshore powerboat race ahead of yesterday’s main event, owner/throttleman Tyler Miller and driver Myrick Coil weren’t happy with how their M CON Skater 388 catamaran felt. With time in the testing window for the […]

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FPC Emerald Coast Poker Run Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 92-Boat Turnout

For the second year in a row, late-September date proved to be winner for Emerald Coast Powerboat Week in Destin, Fla., as last weekend’s Florida Powerboat Club-produced event attracted 92 registered boats. Club president Stu Jones moved the event from mid-August to late September in 2021, and that happening pulled in a solid 84-boat fleet. […]

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Class 1 Team Defalco Planning Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Debut

Though Team Defalco’s New York-based owner/driver Mike Falco and throttleman Chris Hanley of New Zealand had hoped to be up and running in the Class 1 World Championship series a few races into the eight-contest season, supply chain delays and a shortage of qualified labor have sidelined them so far. The fifth Class 1 event […]

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Second hand boats: buying big charter yachts

Will Bruton takes a look at the best way to to buy, manage, and charter a bigger yacht an increasingly popular options for many buyers Small enough to sail without a large crew, but big enough to charter, pocket superyachts between 55-100ft have become increasingly popular. A compelling proposition for both owners and charterers; buying […]

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Whatever Happened To Mystic’s Rarest Catamaran?

On Monday morning following the early September Lake Cumberland Poker Run in Kentucky, a text message with a photo appeared on my phone. The message was from Jason Johnson, my partner in speedonwater.com, and it posed a simple question about the generic-looking white catamaran in the attached image. Captured during the Lake Cumberland Poker Run […]

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Aquila 32 Sport review | The 32ft party powercat that everyone can enjoy

If you fancy a fast open day boat with party-venue practicality, the twin-hulled Aquila 32 Sport might be just the solution you’ve been waiting for. Alex Smith takes us on a test drive… The human race can be divided into two distinct camps – monohull advocates and multihull fans. The former talk about style, pace […]

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Silent 60

Not a Sound Silent-Yachts is making big strides in solar-electric power both on the water and on shore.  I was standing on the Silent 60 flybridge chatting with another guest prior to leaving the dock for a test ride when we both suddenly realized we were drifting in the middle of the canal. Somewhat alarmed, it […]

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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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Avalon Returning As Official Pontoon Of Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach

Though it raised a few grey eyebrows among chronically grumpy old offshore powerboat racing fans, a 27-foot Avalon Excalibur tri-toon powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, also turned happier heads as the paceboat for the inaugural Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach event in 2019. That event—the final contest of the eight-race American Power […]

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Clearwater ‘Nationals’ Organizers Eyeing Record-Setting 47-Boat Turnout

The owner of the Cox Group, a North Carolina-based marketing, advertising and media relations company, Rodrick Cox has been involved with the Clearwater ‘Nationals’ in Southwest Florida since the first Super Boat International contest there in 2008. And he cannot remember seeing a turnout of teams as large as that of this year’s September Race […]

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Featured Boat: 2023 Statement Marine 360 Catamaran

Offered through Seabound Yachts of Clayton, N.Y., this 2023 Statement Marine 360 catamaran is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines. According to the listing, the engines have 12 hours of operating time. The 36-footer boasts a custom paintjob by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination. Additional highlights include a custom Waves And […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Chris And Quinn LaMorte

With their first baby—a boy—due in early November, New Jersey’s Chris and Quinn LaMorte needed to make some extra space. So in March they sold their outboard-powered 28-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran. They still have a 36-footer from the Douglas, Mich., custom boat builder and have no plans to get rid of it. New Jersey’s Chris […]

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