Tiara EX 60 Sea Trial and Review

Part express cruiser, part motoryacht, the EX 60 doesn’t fit any one category precisely, which explains why Tiara adopted the Adventure Series moniker. Great Expectations A late-fall shakedown proves that Tiara’s flagship—the EX 60—has substance to go along with her style. Tiara EX 60 Photo: Alex Slikkers The October winds off Lake Michigan deliver a […]

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Sunsation Launches Reality Show

Spoiler alert: No boats were delayed in the making of the first episode of “Sunsation Nation,” a new reality video series that went live today. How do I know this? Because a voiceover announcing it is the first thing you hear when you watch the 10-minute episode on the Algonac, Mich., high-performance center console builder’s […]

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Logbook: Dream On

  Is there a better boating adventure than the Great Loop? There’s something about the end of the year that conjures dreams of The Great Loop. In a complete coincidence both Bill Prince and Mike Smith use their columns this month to discuss this nautical endeavor. Bill addresses boaters that wait until retirement to tackle […]

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First Great Lake-Built Freighter in Nearly 40 Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY The International Steamship Company’s Mark W. Barker christened on Cleveland’s waterfront in August 2022 is the first Great Lakes freighter built on freshwater lakes in almost 40 years. Constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the freighter is built of iron ore mined in Minnesota and forged […]

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