2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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393-Pound Swordfish Breaks Maryland Record

Jeff Jacobs hand-cranked his way to a state record swordfish after a dogged battle. David L. Messick Jeff Jacobs of Calvert County, Maryland, set the state’s second new saltwater record in as many days on Sept. 21, hauling in a 393-pound swordfish after an epic 5-hour fight that saw him reel the leader in sight […]

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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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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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Better Gas Mileage for Your Boat

It’s no secret that we’re all getting hit hard at the gas pump these days, and it may be some time before we see any real relief. Article from Mercury Dockline Some might be tempted to boat or fish less to save some cash, and that’s understandable. But doing so just means you’re not using […]

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Experience elegance and exclusivity aboard Tail Lights in the British Virgin Islands

Vacations are meant for grandeur, indulging in luxuries, and experiencing new and unique adventures. As you plan your getaways for the latter half of 2022 and into 2023 and want to find something that stands out and offers a true, one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll find it in spades with a charter journey aboard Tail Lights, the dazzling 116-foot Azimut Grande […]

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SamBoat Announces Expansion Into U.S. Market

Sampling of available boats from SamBoat. Courtesy SamBoat SamBoat, a dominant player in the European boat rental market, recently announced ambitious plans for expansion into the United States. According to SamBoat, the US is considered the largest boating market in the world, with 87.3-million residents involved in boating activities. The company recently set up shop […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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Annapolis Boat Shows 2022

The United States Powerboat Show, in Annapolis Harbor, celebrates its 50th anniversary October 6-9, 2022. Courtesy Annapolis Boat Shows The boating world will once again rejoice as fall approaches and visitors from the U.S. and abroad return to Annapolis for two iconic boat shows, the United States Powerboat Show (Oct. 6-9) and United States Sailboat […]

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SEPTEMBER FISHING IN SW FLORIDA

Now is the time! Those looking for opportunities to catch big Redfish; now is the time! FWC opened Redfish for harvest this month on September 1st. the limit is one per person with a maximum of two Redfish per vessel with a slot size of 18-27 inches in length. Big ‘Bull-Reds’ will be here anytime […]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Fishing Line?

Adding fresh line to your spinning reel often increases casting distance. File Photo Late one evening, a few years back, I was walking along the marina docks at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, when I noticed a mate aboard one of the larger offshore fishing boats stripping the line off a well-used Shimano Tiagra. At […]

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Five Things You Should Never Do on a Flats Charter

A captain will do whatever it takes to get his anglers on fish such as tarpon, but anglers can take these steps to make the whole fishing day a breeze. Mike Conner If you are new to chartering a flats-fishing guide, maybe you’re wondering what the protocol is? Any shallow-water captain will thank you for […]

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How to Improve Your Trolling and Catch More Fish

A full trolling spread in a fishy area often trumps hightailing it to unknown waters. George Poveromo 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. The action certainly wasn’t fast, but Andy Newman, Michael Ferrari and I had […]

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Late Season Fluking

In New Jersey, the end of the summer is bittersweet. Kids head back to school in early September, and the beautiful, but sometimes unbearably humid summer weather makes fishing difficult, as the temptation to stop fishing and take a swim increases with the air temperature. But, for dedicated summer flounder fishermen, late August in New […]

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110 inches Aboard the Keeper

The bluefin measured 110 inches on the nose. After dressing, it weighed 513 pounds. Vicki Staveacre It was a true Marblehead fishing expedition as Capt. Scott Edwards took off from the Boston Yacht Club with crew members Dan Drabkin and Gavin Dowley on August 10. Edwards wanted to get an early start as it was […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht

The Choice is Yours There’s more to chartering a boat for a week than just choosing from a pretty picture. Sailing charters have been around for decades, and they’re a great way to explore well beyond your home waters. But powerboaters have been shy to sign up, primarily because of the whole sailing obstacle. If […]

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Pro Tips for Late Summer Stripers

Captain Rob Taylor recommends fishing the flood tide when targeting stripers in late summer in Newport. The incoming tide brings in cooler water, putting the stripers into feeding mode. By August, striped bass have been entrenched in their summer haunts since early July. They can be reliably located, though not always consistently caught. Many fishermen […]

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Hot Summer Bass

Above: Late summer can be an exciting time to catch largemouth bass in local ponds and lakes. August can be a tough month for salty flyrodders. Spawning blues are off the bite, it’s usually too soon for albies, and striped bass and weakfish sometimes take “vacation days,” ignoring every fly you throw at them. So, […]

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