Outer Reef 740 Classic Deluxebridge Motoryacht

For the owner of the Outer Reef 740 Classic Deluxebridge Motoryacht, adventure and seaworthiness were a must—high levels of custom tailoring were a happy byproduct. For the owner of the Outer Reef 740 Classic Deluxebridge Motoryacht, adventure and seaworthiness were a must—high levels of custom tailoring were a happy byproduct. Though yachts are often massive […]

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Kevin Escoffier: Tough guy of the sea

Kevin Escoffier may be famous for his dramatic Vendée Globe rescue, but there is much more to his story, as he tells Helen Fretter We all know how French solo skippers get so darn good. They move from youth sailing to Mini Transat and Figaro classes, where they drill for years. Then the lucky few […]

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BassMaster Pro Austin Felix Elite Series Victory on Lake Oahe

Minnesota Pro Austin Felix Conquers Lake Oahe For First Bassmaster Elite Series Victory MOBRIDGE, S.D. — Austin Felix views himself as a well-rounded angler but he loves to fish for smallmouth. So, it’s fitting Felix’s first Bassmaster Elite Series title would involve catching those big, beautiful brown fish. With a five-bass limit that weighed 16 pounds, […]

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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this […]

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in […]

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet […]

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How to use the racing rules of sailing

How to stay out of trouble use the racing rules of sailing to your advantage and handle a protest if you find yourself in one: rules advisor and umpire Bill O’Hara talks to Andy Rice When working as a rules adviser, Bill O’Hara’s job with his sailors is to make sure they understand the rules […]

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An AFTCO Original Film: Built on Passion

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2022 Seth Meyer, Conservation and Content Coordinator (949) 660-8757 or Seth@aftco.com “If you don’t have a passion for what you’re doing, you’re not gonna last.” – Stu Dunn  Our newest AFTCO original film, “Built on Passion,” explores what it takes to truly be legendary. Tenacity and character, grit and desire […]

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How to Battle Bilge Odors

The Smell of Victory How to battle bilge odors There are many benefits to having a clean bilge. Not only will it be odor-free, but leaks are easier to spot, pumps and limber holes are less likely to become clogged, and there’s less chance of accidentally pumping oily bilge water (and generating hefty environmental fines). […]

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How to pick the best downwind sail

How to set up your boat for smooth, stress-free downwind sailing and how to pick the best downwind sail: Rachael Sprot examines the options For the coastal sailor, upwind sailing skills are critical: there’s nothing like a lee shore to focus the mind on tacking angles and leeway. For the ocean sailor the challenges are […]

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How to Keep Your Boat’s A/C Running Strong

The ElectroStrainer from ElectroSea not only protects the raw-water conduit but also keeps the strainer basket free of growth. Even Flow Keep your strainer baskets clean and your A/C running strong. It always happens with a boat full of guests on the hottest day of the summer. The smiles on the happy faces in the […]

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ABYC publishes updated standards, hosts webinar

ABYC has published its 62nd supplement to Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The annual publication provides the marine industry with the latest updates to the boat building and repair standards used for over 90% of the boats constructed in the United States.  On August 17, ABYC will be hosting a free webinar to provide an […]

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Brandon Lester – Featured on Bass Edge Radio

WILDWOOD, Mo. – Bass Edge Radio interviews 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series and Open Champion Brandon Lester as the featured angler in their latest podcast presented by Megaware KeelGuard.  Show hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove chat with Brandon about his strong 2022 performance with still 3 events remaining on his schedule.  Brandon has already won nearly 250K.  Brandon […]

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Fight Back Against Sea Lions

Some sea lions, such as this large male in Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, have become brazen in the pursuit of easy meals, even begging. Jim Hendricks Sea lions are the bane of West Coast saltwater anglers. The wily pinnipeds have learned that a hooked fish provides an easy meal. So, they loiter around fishing […]

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Hope & Optimism in the stock market

  Hope & Optimism in the stock market However, Be Cautious of Wildcards Weekly Market Outlook By Donn Goodman The investment markets have whimpered into August after a huge record-breaking stock market rally in July, encouraged by declining long-term interest rates. Why? What’s next? We’ve heard many explanations, including “digesting the gains” to a “period […]

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Smallmouth Scent to Get More Bites

MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler Scott Dobson is a smallmouth catching machine. As a Michigan resident, Dobson has spent a great deal of time on big water lakes chasing smallmouth while he’s not on tour.  Dobson started fishing at the early age of five in a big sandpit pond at his aunt and uncle’s […]

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