Drawing Board: Eclipse Yachts

A dream team is assembled to create a new breed of outboard-powered express boats. What if I told you that in 2023 there was a new company being launched that aimed to carve their territory out of the U.S. outboard yacht market? You’d probably say that they’re either incredibly bold or incredibly crazy, maybe both. […]

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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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2023 Centurion Fi23

QuickLaunch utilizes QuickSurf plates to get on plane with minimal bow rise. Garrett Cortese All-new looks, an updated running surface, new interior styling and more make Centurion’s Fi23 one of the bigger, badder 23-foot watersports boats available.  The higher gunwales of the 2023 Fi23 allow for deeper, more comfortable seating, along with a drier ride. […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Center-Consoles

Offshore center-console ­fishing boats ride atop a variety of hulls. Courtesy Regulator The center-console is unbeatable when it comes to effective big-water fishing. The basic concept emerged decades ago, providing 360 degrees of access to the rail, making the timeless design a natural for fishing. Today’s models are more advanced in construction and utility, representing […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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Embracing Life

A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Photos by Florence Guglielmetti and Adelaide Bernard A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Guglielmetti celebrating his victory of completing […]

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The Newly Redesigned 2023 Solstice from Harris

PHOTO COURTESY OF HARRIS BOATS Harris Boats recently revealed the redesigned and stylish new Solstice, sporting new minimalistic design and upgraded features, with plenty of options across four models ranging from 23 to 26 feet. “In reimagining the 2023 Solstice, we led with a customer-focused approach giving our owners the ability to customize their selections […]

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Intrepid Powerboats Rendezvous

Party at the Reef When a single Intrepid powerboat is encountered on the open waters or at a marina, it turns heads for its hand-crafted customization and industry-leading innovation. So, it’s little wonder that a gathering of dozens of Intrepids created a buzz in the Florida Keys. This celebration saw the Intrepid Nation take over […]

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Fratelli Aprea 780 Tradizionale

Pride and tradition run deep. by Ken Kreisler The Fratelli Aprea 780 is a boat with both a heritage and tradition borne of a sturdy and robust working-class fishing boat design dating back to the 1800s — one that was a mainstay on the Amalfi Coast. Photos Courtesy of Fratelli “Timeless elegance built by hand […]

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Waterfront: American Dream

From entry-level to CFO, a Viking lifer’s career and the adventure machine he never imagined he’d call his own. John Kasinski enjoys a new phase of yacht ownership and reflects upon a 33-year career. John Kasinski was 21 years old when he started to work for Viking Yachts in 1989 as the Accounts Payable Clerk. […]

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Plano Expands EDGE Tackle Storage Line

EDGE series continues to solve anglers’ storage problems one box at a time. With a mission to solve every angler’s storage problems, Plano has expanded their line of EDGE boxes offering even more customization and storage options to their already award-winning offerings. With input from anglers and pros alike, the newest expansions include added solutions […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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How to Bling Out Your Boat

Whether your craft is showroom-fresh—or maybe just needs a little freshening up—there’s always a reason to add a little bling to your boat. Courtnie Tosana / Unsplash Not all that many years ago, boating “bling” wasn’t really a thing. Oh, sure, early craft had it, even if the term was years away from being defined. […]

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Malibu Releases Largest Model Ever Built

26 LSV 22 LSV PHOTOS COURTESY OF MALIBU Malibu has added two new models to its Luxury Sport V-Drive series: the 26 LSV and the 22 LSV. At over 26 feet long, the 26 LSV is the largest Malibu model ever built, and can accommodate up to 17 people — perfect for large parties looking […]

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Invictus GT320S to Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival

PHOTOS COURTESY OF INVICTUS Boasting a sporty character, attention to detail and impressive performance with creative use of space, the new GT320S from Invictus is set to make its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival September 6 – 11, 2022. Powered by twin Yamaha 300 hp engines and able to support a maximum power […]

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