50-metre semi-displacement Book Ends delivered!

50-metre Aluminium Semi-displacement Series motor yacht Ultra-efficient lightweight all-aluminium hull Thundering top speed of over 23 knots Shallow draft of just 2.15 metres Second yacht delivered in 2022 so far Heesen Yachts is delighted to announce the delivery of YN 19850 MY Book Ends, formerly known as Project Sapphire. Book Ends is a thoroughbred racehorse […]

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Hallberg-Rassy 69: Swedish yard announces its largest model ever

  The greatest Hallberg-Rassy ever? Hallberg-Rassy goes BIG with its new Hallberg-Rassy 69 as the famous Swedish yard announces plans for its largest ever model New Hallberg-Rassy 69 Magnus Rassy has announced that his Swedish yard is to build ‘the greatest Hallberg Rassy ever’ in its largest flagship to date, the Hallberg-Rassy 69. The Frers […]

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Volvo Penta Coastal Series Crushes Five Sterndrive Myths

A decade of engineering innovation by Volvo Penta focused on performance and durability has produced the new Coastal Series Corrosion Protection Package for both the Volvo Penta Aquamatic and Forward Drive systems paired with V6 and V8 gasoline engines in North America. With the Coastal Series features and advanced marine-engine technology, Volvo Penta debunks these […]

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Return of the J Class yachts

The incomparable J Class returns to Med fleet racing for the Superyacht Cup Palma and beyond. Andi Robertson tracks their form as the class returns to active racing once more The Superyacht Cup Palma has long proven one of the litmus test regattas in the modern generation of the J Class – a fleet popularly […]

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Cobia 320 CC

It’s what you can’t see that counts. by Capt. Tom Serio The newest entry to the Cobia Boats center console fleet is the 320 CC. Photos Courtesy of Cobia And it may be what you can’t see that’s most important. Cobia utilizes its Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion System (VARIS) process to layup the hull and […]

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Arksen 65 first look: British explorer yacht range set to expand

Adventure boat specialist, Arksen, has released details of its new Arksen 65, which will be built from 40% recycled aluminium… Tough but efficient aluminium displacement hull enables a range of 3,000nm at 8 knots Aimed primarily at owner-drivers with off-grid cruising ambitions, the new Arksen 65 has been designed to enable simple self-sufficiency in some […]

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Burger 120 Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht

A custom 120 that excites. by Capt. Tom Serio It may not be apparent, but Burger Boat Company’s new 120 Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht has a few things in common with vessels one-third her size. Photos Courtesy of Burger Propulsion is courtesy of quad Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350 drive trains, producing 1,000 hp per engine. Cruising […]

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Blackfin 302DC

Weekend water retreat. by Alan Wendt Unless you really know somebody, or are somebody, getting your hands on a new boat has been a challenge the past three summers. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin COVID confinement and quarantine curbed traditional travel and brought an unprecedented number (39% of new boat sales) of first-time boaters into the […]

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Pursuit S 268

The sporting life. by Peter Frederiksen The Pursuit S 268 Sport merges center console fishing style and amenities with an abundance of comfort features for family cruising and entertainment. Photos Courtesy of Pursuit Smooth hustler Pursuit has a long relationship with Yamaha, and the S 268 is offered with twin Yamaha Digital F150s with Helm […]

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Aquila Power Catamarans celebrates 10 years

Aquila Power Catamarans celebrates their 10-year anniversary. Alain Raas, brand manager, comments, “So much has happened in just 10 years. The Aquila team continues to push boundaries, with the launch of our first center console model to countless accolades from the industry. We’ve relied on our brand pillars to guide us in this journey, and […]

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World Cat 260CC-X

The 260CC-X mixes a smooth ride with fishability. Courtesy World Cat The new World Cat 260CC-X mixes angling versatility with a smooth ride and cruising features. This midsize cat can handle twin Yamaha or Mercury 200 hp outboards. It has twin 90-gallon fuel tanks. Nestled in the starboard quarter is a 30-gallon livewell, and the […]

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Heesen YachtTalk Specials, Season 3, Episode 1

https://www.heesenyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/PROJECT-JADE-DEF-29062022-09.16.mp3 The first episode in Season 3 of Heesen’s YachtTalk Specials took place at the shipyard in Oss inside Shed 6 where its renowned aluminium welding takes place. Presenter Charlotte Kan was joined by long-time Heesen collaborator Frank Laupman, exterior designer of Project Jade, and Heesen’s senior naval architect, Sjoerd van Herk, to discuss all […]

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Through the Panama Canal in a yacht

  Transiting through the Panama Canal in a yacht is a once in a lifetime experience. We get advice on planning this unique passage from skippers who’ve crossed recently Romeo hops over the guardrail at sunset. Our young Panamanian advisor, here to guide us through the first three ascending locks of the Panama Canal, politely […]

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Around the world in a 24m boat: Part five – Tahiti to Australia

Iain Macneil’s round-the-world record attempt continues as the 24m MV Astra leaves the comfort of Tahiti for the notoriously ferocious Southern Ocean… Astra sailed non-stop from Tahiti all the way to Australia. All photos: Iain Macneil This is Part Three of Iain’s round-the-world expedition. Make sure to read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part […]

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Viking Yachts 64 Convertible

A New Champion The Viking 64 Convertible is designed for tournament fishing action and luxurious family comfort. The newest member of the Viking Yachts’ fleet, the 64 Convertible, is a tournament contender designed to fish around the world and provide luxurious amenities for family cruising. She is a domineering replacement for the company’s popular 62 Convertible. […]

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New Boat: Invictus TT460

With its emphasis on deck space, the TT460 is offered as a day boat and occasional weekender. Invictus builds boats that seem to get better looking the closer you get. The overall style of the TT460 is pretty sharp, whatever your opinion of axe bows may be, but as you approach you really start to […]

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Diving from a boat – advice from the experts

Joshua Shankle and his wife, Rachel offer their thoughts on diving from a boat. Both are experienced divers and sailors. They are currently mid-pacific on a world cruise As cruisers, we can find ourselves in some of the most beautiful places this world has to offer. But more often than not, the real magic lies […]

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Best snorkel kit for exploring beneath the waves

  It’s one of the great pleasures of cruising to explore the elements below you and for those of us not wanting to shell out on full-blown diving kit, picking up the best snorkel kit is the easy and cheap way to take a look below the surface. When cruising in the tropics – or […]

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How To Catch Big Seatrout on Fly Fishing Tackle

Catching big seatrout on fly tackle are worth the effort. Anglers must have the proper tackle, find their haunts, and make a perfect cast. Capt. John Tarr Ask someone to daydream about saltwater fly fishing and most people will picture scenes of tarpon jumping in the air, bonefish tailing on the flats, redfish cruising a […]

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