Tiara EX 60 Sea Trial and Review

Part express cruiser, part motoryacht, the EX 60 doesn’t fit any one category precisely, which explains why Tiara adopted the Adventure Series moniker. Great Expectations A late-fall shakedown proves that Tiara’s flagship—the EX 60—has substance to go along with her style. Tiara EX 60 Photo: Alex Slikkers The October winds off Lake Michigan deliver a […]

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New Boat for Less

New Boat for Less Find joy in buying a used boat by keeping your goals in focus. Daydreaming of a new boat when “new” isn’t in your budget? Perhaps consider purchasing a used boat to get on the water sooner. Either way, new or used, you have some prep work to do before beginning your […]

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Grady-White Adventure 218

History guides this reimagined classic walkaround. by John Woolridge When the legendary Eddie Smith purchased Grady-White Boats in 1968 from Glen Grady and Don White, who founded the company in 1959, he clearly had in mind the needs of families who loved boating and sportfishing in the sometimes wild, open waters of the Carolina coasts. […]

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Marlow Yachts 58E

Learn from those who know. Story & Photos by Capt. Tom Serio It’s not every time that I can do a sea trial and have the owner onboard. Photos by Tom Serio While touring the boat with them, you can dig a bit deeper, and the owner can tell you the whys, whats and hows […]

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Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht

Reflecting positive. by Ken Kreisler From her stunning exterior finish of silver gray, black and white, to her equally exciting profile and comfortable interior amenities, the 5400 Platinum Edition Sport Yacht from Riviera is yet another impressive addition to its already well-established lineup. Photos Courtesy of Riviera “The Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht is truly the […]

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Blackfin 400CC

Star performer. by Ken Kreisler With 50 years of boat building under its belt and lots of nautical miles in its many wakes, Blackfin is upping its presence in the center console arena with the brand-new 400CC. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin “Our entire team is eagerly awaiting this major addition to the model lineup,” says […]

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Mercury Marine Introduces Industry-First V10 Outboards

Mercury Marine has introduced the industry’s first-ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its 5.7L 350 and 400-hp Verado outboard engines. The new V10 engines are the quietest and smoothest in their class, running 45% quieter than a leading competitor at cruise. The new platform features the outboard industry’s first V10 naturally aspirated powerhead, […]

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Sirena 78 Yacht Review

A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built with spectacular staterooms, a lofty skybridge and even loftier ambitions. Photography by Jeff Brown Adventure Awaits The Sirena 78 can be built to suit all kinds of cruising plans. A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built […]

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Nine Cool Pontoon Boat Features

The transformer bar, as seen aboard the Sylvan L5 DLZ Bar, lets you turn the back of the boat into a social focal point. Bill Doster Sometime between the era of your grandparents’ nightly putt-putt around the lake and the more recent trend of 20-somethings partying at the sandbar, pontoon boats became cool. Cool because […]

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Scanning your Engine Temperature

Engine Scan Keep an infrared thermal device in your onboard toolbox to check engine temperature and more. Finally, a long-awaited week cruising aboard your boat. Pack up the family and the dog to head down to the marina. Stow all your groceries, and start your departure list. The family is well rehearsed to disconnect the […]

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CL Yachts CLX96

The X Factor CL Yachts shakes things up with its first X series yacht CLX96. It’s an X boat, a crossover. It’s a Sea Activity Vessel (SAV). It’s a…there are a lot of unusual monikers attached to CL Yachts’ newest and most striking model, the CLX96 —for this is an unusual yacht.  The 97-footer has a […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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New Boat: Sanlorenzo SP110

The first in a new line from this Italian shipyard, with three engines and an emphasis on performance and efficiency—and spectacular design. Sanlorenzo SP110 The first in a new line from this Italian shipyard, with three engines and an emphasis on performance and efficiency—and spectacular design. Eyebrows went up when Sanlorenzo boss Max Perotti announced […]

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Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race

The first entries have been received for the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) hosted inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race, due to start on Saturday, 7 October 2023, at 1pm. Postponed in 2021 due to Covid, this challenging 1250 nautical mile race starts on Sydney Harbour and […]

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