Cup Spy.. Kiwis AC40 test

Only two of the six teams entered in the 2024 America’s Cup sailed today, January 18, 2023 What happened in the Cup – January 18, 2023: INEOS Britannia last sailed out of Mallorca on January 14, 2023. American Magic sailed inshore again in Pensacola after deciding that the seaway was too extreme outside in the […]

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Correct Craft CEO to speak at ICOMIA conference

Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO, will deliver the keynote address at the biennial International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Conference in Algarve, Portugal. The conference will be held Oct. 9-11. Moderated by Shirley Robinson, the conference will focus on topics such as developing sustainable solutions for the future, the future of technology, operational challenges […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Inside gybes

In the second of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip Hare explains outside gybes with an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard With the spinnaker now safely gybed you can gybe the mainsail and get the boat up to speed on its new course. Photo: Richard Langdon/Pip Hare Ocean Racing Double-handed sailing skills […]

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2023 Formula 387 CCF

The 387 CCF mixes performance with fishability. Courtesy Formula Boats For a company that hasn’t built a center-console since the 1980s, Formula will impress anglers with its 387 Center Console Fish (CCF). Its thoughtful design and clever innovations set it apart from the cookie-cutter boats that abound in the center-console genre. Stepping aboard the 387 […]

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Beneteau makes boat division appointments

As part of the “Let’s Go Beyond!” plan and the structuring of the House of Brands, the Groupe Beneteau announced the appointments of Yann Masselot as chief brands and communication officer for the boat division and Jean-François Lair as director of BENETEAU brand. The management of all the Brands and Communication of the Groupe Beneteau […]

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Hagadone Marine Group

By David Gee A short boating season of 90 days or less, combined with a relatively remote location, in a small market with a lower-than-average household income. Those are some of the inherent business challenges Hagadone Marine Center faces. So how and why do they continue to grow, including a 34% increase in revenue from […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year’s Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has […]

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

A flotilla of spectator boats and a huge crowd in Marina Lanzarote witnessed the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which is supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. In glorious conditions, the fleet got away to a clean downwind start, a mile from Marina Lanzarote. The […]

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Tips for a Safe New Year’s Eve on the Water

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and a fantastic place to spend with family and friends viewing one of our area’s many fireworks displays can be from the deck of your boat. Southwest Florida’s waterways and shorelines allow for some pretty spectacular views, and something about being on a boat and watching the spectacle unfold […]

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2023 Moomba Craz

If you’re just looking to cruise, the Craz can hit speeds over 40 mph. Courtesy Moomba Boats The Moomba Craz is a 22-foot boat designed to bring a premier wave to a recreational surf crowd while still being able to entertain a crew on the water. It offers a lot of great amenities combined with […]

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Invincible 46 Pilothouse: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

A solid and safe ride. Courtesy Invincible Boats When one world-traveling angler tired of experiencing boats that weren’t tough enough, fast enough or smooth enough for serious anglers, he decided to build one himself.  Invincible enlisted the expertise of renowned naval architect Michael Peters, and became the first to employ the Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull, […]

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St. Croix Announces Show and Staff Coordinator

PARK FALLS, WI (December 21, 2022) – St. Croix Rod, handcrafters of the Best Rods on Earth® for nearly 75 years, is pleased to announce the promotion of Cristian Simpkins to the position of Show and Staff Coordinator. Simpkins previously worked as an Angler Guide in St. Croix’s Guide Center. The key Marketing Team role places […]

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Southern Ocean sailing: Lessons from Cape Horners

Few scenarios are more feared than a Southern Ocean sailing in a storm. Sean McNeill hears from those who’ve sailed through them on how to handle severe conditions “The closest I’ve ever been to mortality was the capsize at Cape Horn. That was just a horrific experience,” says American sailor Rich Wilson of his Southern […]

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MRAA awards 2022 scholarships

Five scholarships were awarded by the MRAA Educational Foundation at the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Award’s Luncheon at Dealer Week on Dec. 7, in Austin, TX. The Kevin Lodder Scholarship, The Duane Spader Leadership Scholarship and three MTA Technical Scholarships were awarded by the organization.   Kevin Lodder Scholarship   Kirsty Stevens, Owner […]

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Float like a Cockroach

New robotic catamarans gain unparalleled ocean stability from a bug-like frame. Tech Advancements Lead to Autonomous, Floating, Bug Bots? Imagine a vessel steady enough to execute accurate hydrographic surveys in Lake Huron, high tech enough to analyze the ocean’s fish populations and pollution levels and fast enough to chase off intruder vessels and protect Navy […]

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