Composite Yacht 55

The boat measures 55 feet, with only 16 feet of beam. Courtesy Lou Codega, N.A. Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. “Can you build me a 55-foot deadrise that can run 55 knots?” That’s what Jerry Murrell asked the crew […]

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Second hand boats: buying a yacht in Europe

Buying a yacht in the EU is more complicated than it once was, following Brexit, but there’s now a growing bank of knowledge on how to smooth the process. We get expert advice on some of the key questions. Double VAT, the Schengen zone, the 180-day rule; the list of considerations when considering buying a […]

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Enter Florida’s Goliath Grouper Lottery

Goliath grouper can grow as big as a refrigerator. Anglers catch them in all different sizes. For those lucky enough to receive a permit and tag in 2023, keeper goliaths will have to measure somewhere in between 24 and 36 inches. More than 30 years have gone by since anglers in Florida have been able […]

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2023 G3 Angler V17SF

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2023 G3 Sportsman 1910

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2023 Nitro Z21 XL

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2023 Ranger Z520R

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2023 Triton 21XrT

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2023 Charger VMAG 2010

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2023 Charger Bay Charger 2230L Sport

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } https://dailymotion.com/video/x8edr3p?autoplay=1&mute=1 The Bay Charger 2230L Sport handles like a performance boat ahead of the Mercury 300 Pro XS outboard and fishes like a big-water […]

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2022 Aviara AV40

The AV40 is packed full of performance. Garrett Cortese Engines My wife claims that a fine cabernet is the perfect complement to filet mignon. She may be right. Similarly, the new Aviara AV40 is an excellent match with two 600 hp Mercury Verado V-12 outboards.   Early outboard enthusiasts never envisioned pairing the then-tiny motors […]

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Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught in the UK

A Welsh charter captain and two anglers drifting for sharks on Oct. 9 caught and released what is thought to be the largest tuna ever captured in the United Kingdom, a 111-inch bluefin estimated to weigh more than 900 pounds. Anglers Simon Batey and Jason Nott teamed up to bring the massive bluefin to the […]

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NMMA reports new boat sales levels are down through July

The NMMA reports new powerboat sales year-to-date were at 187,000 units through July, down 18% from the same period in 2021. While overall new powerboat sales decreased 11% compared to January through July in  pre-pandemic 2019, several categories continue to outpace pre-pandemic YTD sales levels, including new pontoons, wake sport boats and yachts. “In the […]

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Avikus to demonstrate autonomous navigation at FLIBS 2022

AVIKUS, HD Hyundai’s autonomous navigation in-house startup, announced its plans to participate in the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The company will introduce and showcase ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for leisure boats leveraging the power of the Avikus Navigation Assistant System (NAS) and Docking Assistant System (DAS). Avikus NAS allows a […]

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The world’s most radical yacht? Onboard Flying Nikka

Meet the world’s first foiling Maxi, Flying Nikka. Designed for Mediterranean distance racing, this 60ft spaceship is going to shake up the big boat scene, writes Toby Hodges after an exclusive first sail You might understandably mistake this futuristic craft for another America’s Cup foiler. Yet, although the aesthetics may look similar, Flying Nikka is […]

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2022 Back Cove 372

The Back Cove 372 serves up a quiet, smooth ride. Courtesy Back Cove Yachts Overview The Back Cove 372 is a single-engine cruiser that can be easily handled by a couple, especially with a standard Side-Power bow thruster and optional stern thruster. It offers great visibility from the helm and companion seat through the large […]

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Magnuson-Stevens Act Update

A commercial fishing vessel sits at moor in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Brian Yurasits via Unsplash It’s that time again! Like the 17-year cicadas, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) has emerged for re-authorization. The MSA is the primary law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and it is supposed […]

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