World’s coolest yachts: Biscuits Cantreau 2

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Vincent Laurent Prevost nominates Biscuits Cantreau 2 Biscuits Cantreau 2 was a Formula 40 trimaran designed for Jean Le Cam in 1987. “Formula 40 was a class born in France with a very simple rule for […]

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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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Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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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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Mag Bay 43CC

Worth the wait. by Ken Kreisler After time well spent analyzing owner input and industry trends, and bringing Stephen Matthews of Ocean Designs LLC onboard, Mag Bay introduces its 43CC, the company’s largest center console to date. Photos Courtesy of Mag Bay “Reed Yacht Sales is very proud to represent Mag Bay Yachts here in […]

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Four Winns TH36

A stand out. by Ken Kreisler At a glance, the all-new outboard catamaran stands out from its peers,” says Martin Meyer, product manager for Four Winns. Photos Courtesy of Four Winns And one look at this venerated builder’s latest model is plenty of reason to get up close and personal with the new multi-hulled TH36 […]

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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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SAY 42 Sea Trial and Review

The German-built, carbon-fiber SAY 42 is a distinct and efficient vessel—a good match for an owner who can tame her. Carbon and Brass The German-built, carbon-fiber SAY 42 is a distinct and efficient vessel—a good match for an owner who can tame her. One of the more enjoyable aspects of my job is the standing […]

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Persico Zagato 100.2 first look: Performance specialist building first electric boat

Performance boat specialist Persico is set to launch its first all-electric superboat, called the Persico Zagato 100.2 The Sealence waterjet is mounted on a steerable pod for maximum efficiency Designed in collaboration with iconic automotive design house Zagato, the 26ft stunner is built around a revolutionary new steerable electric waterjet pod from Italian start-up Sealence. […]

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Eight Steps to Owning Your First Boat

Taking the plunge and purchasing a boat for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and there’s no better time to do this than in the heart of boat show season. However, it’s essential to take the time to research and choose the right boat for your lifestyle needs and budget. Below […]

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Foam or Fiberglass? A Look at Synthetic Decking

Among the many recent trends that have become mainstays in the world of boating, synthetic decking is certainly one of the most popular. With a variety of manufacturers and installers available to transform the decks of their vessels, many boat owners are turning to foam padding to enhance their experiences on the water. But what […]

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The Nimbus T11 is the Perfect Dayboat

The T11 by the Swedish boat builder Nimbus provides a great platform for a day out on the water, thanks to a large lounge area with adjustable seating arrangements, multiple sunbeds, an outdoor kitchen, gyro stabilization, tons of stowage for gear and toys, and an impressive amount of deck space, all wrapped up in a […]

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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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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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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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