Dirty Money Racing Super Cat Team Selects Go-Fast Community Notables For Cockpit Duty

For more than a decade, South Florida-based Brand X Hi-Performance Marine principal Jason Ventura and Bill Pyburn, Jr., his longtime customer and friend who lives in the northern part of the state, have worked closely together on the well-known and respected custom high-performance powerboat enthusiast’s many exquisite catamarans. But come 2023, they’ll be sharing the […]

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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx vs. Yamaha JetBlaster

The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx (left) and Yamaha JetBlaster (right) both offer lightweight, economical, freestyle PWC fun. Courtesy Sea-Doo, Yamaha Sea-Doo’s Spark Trixx and Yamaha’s JetBlaster are two of the most fun, playful models in the PWC market. Though each follows a similar formula—advantageous horsepower-to-weight ratio and near-identical trio of freestyle-oriented add-ons—they retain distinct personalities on […]

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2023 Formula 387 CCF

The 387 CCF mixes performance with fishability. Courtesy Formula Boats For a company that hasn’t built a center-console since the 1980s, Formula will impress anglers with its 387 Center Console Fish (CCF). Its thoughtful design and clever innovations set it apart from the cookie-cutter boats that abound in the center-console genre. Stepping aboard the 387 […]

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Do I Really Need a Boat Security System?

Unfortunately for boaters, these signs aren’t much of a deterrent against thieves. Jim Hendricks Do anglers really need electronic security systems for their boats? I mean, c’mon— anglers have done without them for decades, haven’t they? So why get a security system now? Many anglers fail to see a need, and some anglers have outright […]

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Mercury Marine 7.5e electric outboard

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the Mercury® Avator 7.5e electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show® 2023 in Las Vegas. Avator is Mercury’s next step forward in marine innovation and the 7.5e model is the first in a series of electric outboard products to be released in 2023 as […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Engine-Integrated Autopilot

When integrated with multiple engines, today’s advanced autopilot systems can hold a boat in position. Courtesy Yamaha Marine A new breed of autopilot is emerging, and it’s adding even more angling benefits than conventional autopilot systems. It’s all happening thanks to the integration of autopilot systems with electronic throttle and shift controls, steering, GPS, and […]

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Southern Ocean sailing: Lessons from Cape Horners

Few scenarios are more feared than a Southern Ocean sailing in a storm. Sean McNeill hears from those who’ve sailed through them on how to handle severe conditions “The closest I’ve ever been to mortality was the capsize at Cape Horn. That was just a horrific experience,” says American sailor Rich Wilson of his Southern […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge

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ABYC announces agenda for SUR/TECH conference

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced the agenda and opened registration for its SUR/TECH virtual conference, Feb. 7-8, 2023, offering continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine industry professionals. Attendees can choose one day based on topics of interest, or attend both days and earn up to 10 continuing education credits (CEUs). “We […]

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Grand Banks 85

Speed to Spare Grand Banks 85 Sky Lounge raises the bar for long-range cruisers. The new Grand Banks 85 continues the builder’s departure from the classic form long the hallmark of the brand for more than half a century. Following in the wake of the GB60 in 2017, which took the company in a new direction […]

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NMFS Reinstates ESA Consultations on BSAI and GOA Groundfish Management Plans

Image: National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) has reinstated steps in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to evaluate effects of fisheries managed under the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska, on ESA-listed species and designated critical habitats. State of Alaska parallel groundfish fisheries are also subject to evaluation. North […]

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Sea-Doo Introduces Limited Edition RXP-X 300

Sea-Doo’s Limited Edition RXP-X 300 offers one-of-a-kind look and a hydraulic steering damper. Courtesy Sea-Doo Sea-Doo teased a hotrod version of their RXP-X 300 speedster earlier this year, putting F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo in the saddle for a high-speed romp around Miami. As summer waned, we got our own turn at the controls. The scoop? […]

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SVR-LAZARTIGUE & Kresk4Oceans

SVR-Lazartigue is a sailing yacht with a length of 32.0m. The yacht’s builder is MerConcept from France who delivered superyacht SVR-Lazartigue in 2021. The superyacht has a beam of 23.0m and a volume of 50 GT. The sport boat yacht features exterior design by VPLP Design and MerConcept , while her interior was penned by VPLP Design […]

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