ABBRA names 2023 board of directors

The American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), welcomed three new members at its Annual Conference in Daytona Beach to its 2023 board of directors: Andy Tyska, Bristol Marine; Ron Gift, Safe Harbor Marinas; and Mike Arieta, Hinckley Yachts. All directors are elected through the association’s standard election process. A nominating committee submits candidate names to […]

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Lithium Batteries: Are They Safe?

Recent fires are making some boat owners wonder if replacing their batteries with lithiums is worth the risk. Recent fires are making some boat owners wonder if replacing their batteries with lithiums is worth the risk. On September 15, 2022, an unoccupied Tesla caught fire while parked at a Chinese restaurant about a mile and […]

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ABYC announces Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation has recognized Kevin McKiernan, a marine service technology teacher from North Providence High School (NPHS) in Rhode Island as the 2022 Educator of the Year. The annual award honors extraordinary marine service technology instructors teaching in a high school, post-secondary school, or within the industry. “Kevin McKiernan has a direct link to […]

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Drawing Board: Eclipse Yachts

A dream team is assembled to create a new breed of outboard-powered express boats. What if I told you that in 2023 there was a new company being launched that aimed to carve their territory out of the U.S. outboard yacht market? You’d probably say that they’re either incredibly bold or incredibly crazy, maybe both. […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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New Boat: Hood 35LM

Meet Android founder Rich Miner and his low-profile, high-tech masterpiece, the striking Hood 35 LM. It’s All in the Curve Meet Android founder Rich Miner and his low-profile, high-tech masterpiece, the striking Hood 35 LM. It’s the swooping, arcing, very considered trailing edge—a graceful, subtle curve that defines the aft border of the coach roof […]

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Dan’s New Favorite Boat

As Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding approaches his 100th boat review, he comes across a surprising new build that he says might be the most impressive yet. And it’s only 14-feet long. As I approached the new boat, I can’t help but stare longer than is polite at her dark hull color. Her angular sheer and proud […]

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Tested: MJM 4

A pre-squall sprint from Connecticut to Jersey aboard an MJM 4 proves that comfort and speed can live in harmony. Photos by Onne van der Wal Shuttle Run A pre-squall sprint from Connecticut to Jersey aboard an MJM 4 proves that comfort and speed can live in harmony. A last-minute request from Dan Harding, editor-in-chief […]

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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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Logbook: Season Of Change

While change can be scary, it’s the only way to grow. Change is uncomfortable. I’ve learned this to be a universal truth. Staying in your lane, keeping your head down, putting in your time, doing what you’ve always done—I suppose there’s a season for everything but the scared and timid rarely make headlines, and they […]

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Exclusive First Test of Hinckley’s SilentJet

  Decades after the original Dasher brought jet propulsion and joystick maneuverability to the masses, it is once again rewriting history, this time with a hybrid heart. Decades after the original Dasher brought jet propulsion and joystick maneuverability to the masses, it is once again rewriting history, this time with a hybrid heart. Video produced […]

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