New Boat: Leen 72 Trimaran

The French builder’s flagship offers fuel-efficient cruising in a spacious package. Photos by Olivier Blanchet What cruising powerboat owner hasn’t wished for at least a shade more room and a few more nautical miles per gallon? We tend to adapt to what we have, but when we dream about our next boat, it’s probably safe […]

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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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New Boat: X Shore 1

Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. X Shore 1 In September 2022, Sweden’s X Shore boats unveiled what it hopes will be a game-changing entry into the electric market. It’s a 21 foot, 30-knot speedster called the X Shore […]

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Electric vs. Gasoline Tow Vehicles

The Ford Lightning’s power and four-wheel-drive capabilities provided outstanding performance on wet, slick launch ramps during our tow testing. Robert Brown 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. The age of electric vehicles (EVs) has arrived. As the world seeks solutions […]

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Beneteau and Contest look ahead with new electric yachts

Both Beneteau and Contest yachts are bringing out new designs with full electric drives as electric yachts continue to grow in size It’s more than five years since electric drives became the default propulsion option for new daysailer designs but they’re now also entering the mainstream for larger yachts. Beneteau’s first electric model, the Oceanis […]

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Pursuit OS 445

The Pursuit OS 445 comes standard with triple Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore V-8 outboards. Courtesy Pursuit Boats While some anglers might view anything other than a center-console as a “gentleman’s” boat, Pursuit’s OS 445 powered by triple Yamaha 425 XTO outboards is a modern take on an express sport-fisher. Its ability to enclose the bridge […]

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Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 S – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 S With new SilentJet technology, the Picnic Boat 40 S (42′ LOA, 12′ 10″ beam) puts a fresh perspective on the most successful Hinckley series ever built. The SilentJet combines the silent running characteristics of electric propulsion and water jets while also allowing for diesel-powered performance. The completely automatic system seamlessly […]

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Ocean Alexander 28E – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Ocean Alexander 28E Ocean Alexander will debut the 28E in Fort Lauderdale, the second yacht in the Explorer series. The 28E (91′ LOA, 21′ beam) shares the same running profile hull as the 27R and offers a modern exterior and spacious interior, all designed by Evan K. Marshall. An extended swim platform provides the owner […]

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Boat of the Year Finalists for 2022

Boating’s editors test more than 100 boats per year in just about every category. During 2022, our editors once again tested more than 100 boats, including PWC, 16-foot-long runabouts, cruisers, dayboats, and center-console boats in excess of 50 feet length overall. We tested gas boats, diesel boats, electric boats, jet boats, outboard boats, inboard boats, […]

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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Boat Smells

Your boat stinks. What’s the fix? Mike Smith considers Glade, vinegar, ozone, bleach, elbow grease and something called thermo accelerated nano crystal sanitation. Your boat stinks. What’s the fix? Mike Smith considers Glade, vinegar, ozone, bleach, elbow grease and something called thermo accelerated nano crystal sanitation. Have you ever boarded your boat looking forward to […]

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