The Evolution of Power Catamarans

A veteran marine journalist reflects on how fast power cats have evolved over the last few decades. When I first cranked up my marine-magazine career eons ago, most of the big magazines dispatched editors every year to the Chicago International Boat Show. And toward the end of the festivities in 1989, in a crowded aisle […]

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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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Wellcraft Announces the New 435 Model

The Wellcraft 435 responds to the toughest demands and meets every challenge. Courtesy Wellcraft Boats 2023: Bigger, bolder. Outlasting trends and extending its Performance Cruiser series, Wellcraft continues to enable boaters to conquer new adventures with the announcement of the all-new, Wellcraft 435. Built for all adventures and types of weather, the Wellcraft 435 was […]

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2023 Crownline 310 CRX

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Boat Insurance for Older Boats

Can you insure a 30-year-old boat? The answer is yes, but it’s a pain. Here are tips on how to minimize that. Insurance: Can You Get It? Can you insure a 30-year-old boat? The answer is yes, but it’s a pain. Here are tips on how to minimize that. Maybe some of you read last […]

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Tested: Numarine 22XP

A cruise in an ancient city aboard the Numarine 22XP proves this yacht is equally at ease on pleasure cruises or bluewater voyages. Tested: Numarine 22XP A cruise in an ancient city aboard the Numarine 22XP proves this yacht is equally at ease on pleasure cruises or bluewater voyages. Spring in Istanbul casts a spell. […]

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Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

Trust in your builder. by Capt. Tom Serio When buying a new boat, many factors have to be considered: The type of boating, locations, destinations and, of course, financing. Photos Courtesy of Cruisers Yachts But there’s one more thing that should be counted, almost by default, and that’s trust. There needs to be an intrinsic […]

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Formula 387 CCF

A real magic carpet ride. by Capt. Tom Serio Usually, I give a final accounting of a yacht I test toward the end of the story. Photos Courtesy of Formula Not today. I’m going to offer my overall impression up front, then give you the proof to substantiate my claim. Okay, here goes: The Formula […]

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 45

French connection. by Kevin Koenig From French boat building giant Beneteau comes a new express cruiser that has some exciting features that will put other boats in her class on notice. Photos Courtesy of Beneteau The Gran Turismo 45 immediately grabs the eye with a slightly curved sheerline that plays well with a low- profile […]

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