Inside Angle: The Last Bayliner Meme

Boaters like to poke fun at Bayliners, but the company’s founder got the last laugh. Bayliner. Everyone on the docks has heard a Bayliner joke over the years. And in the age of social media the jokes about these entry-level boats from the 1970s, 80s and beyond have morphed into seemingly endless memes mocking the […]

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Sirena 78 Yacht Review

A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built with spectacular staterooms, a lofty skybridge and even loftier ambitions. Photography by Jeff Brown Adventure Awaits The Sirena 78 can be built to suit all kinds of cruising plans. A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built […]

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How To Assess a Captain

Always Question the “Experts”: Ill Prepared Fishing Trip in the Bahamas Nearly Leads to Disaster. Illustrations by Brett Affrunti Question the “Experts” Thinking for yourself on the water might make all the difference. Donald was itching to get out on the water. He and a group of friends had flown down to the Bahamas to […]

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The Evolution of Power Catamarans

A veteran marine journalist reflects on how fast power cats have evolved over the last few decades. When I first cranked up my marine-magazine career eons ago, most of the big magazines dispatched editors every year to the Chicago International Boat Show. And toward the end of the festivities in 1989, in a crowded aisle […]

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From the Editor: BC Fisheries in Flux

Inside the February 2023 issue of Fishermen’s News, you’ll find an excellent article on the status of the British Columbia fishing industry. In the article, reporter Norris Comer states that “A myriad of challenges face B.C. fisheries, with the threatened Pacific salmon stocks taking center stage.” But in addition to the article in this issue, […]

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Logbook: Home Away From Home

It’s not what a marina has—but how it makes you feel—that matters most. It’s funny but I’ve met a lot of boaters who obsess for years, sometimes decades, over what type of boat they want to buy. I’ve also seen the same people give so little thought to where they keep their boat and simply […]

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New Boat: Sanlorenzo SP110

The first in a new line from this Italian shipyard, with three engines and an emphasis on performance and efficiency—and spectacular design. Sanlorenzo SP110 The first in a new line from this Italian shipyard, with three engines and an emphasis on performance and efficiency—and spectacular design. Eyebrows went up when Sanlorenzo boss Max Perotti announced […]

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Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

Hybrids are as at home fishing the shallow stuff as they are plying the deep drops. Courtesy Robalo Boats While there are no rules about what constitutes a bay boat or a hybrid, certain features tend to lump boats into one camp or the other. Other boats refuse to be pigeonholed, deftly straddling the line. […]

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Phenom 37

The 37 is based around four pillars: family, fishing, luxury and performance. Courtesy Phenom Yachts The Phenom 37 is not just a new offshore center-console boat; it’s the first boat from new company Phenom Yachts, based in South Carolina and headed by marine boatbuilding veteran Tommy Hancock. Its design is based around four pillars: family, […]

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New Boat: Jarrett Bay 56

From its belowdecks “Battle Station” and helium tanks to its abovedecks livewells, completely customized rods and fish fighting gear, this custom Jarrett Bay 56 is an angling boat like no other. “So this is the battle station,” says Capt. Brian Tambone. “Pretty much everything has its own perfect location and is safe in rough seas, […]

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E1 Electric Racebird

An electrifying chat with Mercury Racing’s Stuart Halley. Born to Fly Mercury’s radical electric outboard will shake up boat racing. We’ve seen a slew of radical electric boating technology over the last few years. From X-Shore’s daycruisers to Evoy-driven Axopars to hyper-efficient hydrofoils from Candela and America’s Cup Emirates Team New Zealand, it’s a fascinating […]

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Top Fishing Lure Colors

A ravenous mahi will eat almost anything, but the right lures will get more hits from slammers. Jessica Haydahl Richardson Anglers need a game plan when they head to the tackle shop. Not only is the style of the lure important, so is the hue. In fact, color might be one of those overlooked variables […]

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