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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February 2023 Issue

February 2023 Issue Great Lake Escape On the northwest shore of Lake Michigan are two tiny Wisconsin communities — Algoma and Kewaunee — with a huge reputation for sportfishing. Go deep with one of the area’s 50-some fishing charters or cast your own line into tranquil tributaries. Count Viking River Cruises among those en route […]

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Great Lake Escape

Photo Adobe Stock On the northwest shore of Lake Michigan are two tiny Wisconsin communities — Algoma and Kewaunee — with a huge reputation for sportfishing. Go deep with one of the area’s 50-some fishing charters or cast your own line into tranquil tributaries. Count Viking River Cruises among those en route to the pretty […]

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Down

Lake Huron, January 13, 2023 PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA COASTWATCH GREAT LAKES Mild temperatures this year have impacted ice coverage and thickness on all the Great Lakes, reports CBC, a trend that is consistent with years over the past decade. According to Jay Austin, who studies Lake Superior at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large […]

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On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines

Photo Courtesy of Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Discover the surprising small city at the Eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. By Kath Usitalo Visitors are waking up to the charm of Cheboygan, located at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the US 23 Heritage Route. The area where the Cheboygan River meets Lake […]

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How to prepare for an Atlantic crossing

Tempted to head off on an transatlantic adventure? Elaine Bunting looks at how to prepare for an Atlantic crossing in just one or two years In the spring of 2021, Laura Blom-Sipkens and her husband were chatting in their car when a thought suddenly struck her: we should take a break from work and take […]

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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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Inside Angle: The Great Golden Loop

In breaking down the Great Loop, Bill Prince finds a journey that gives both boaters and boats a second life. Doing the Loop is becoming as popular as filling Eliquis prescriptions among people who owned Led Zeppelin t-shirts 40 years ago. Even so, the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA) claims it’s still rare for […]

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Great Lakes Grand Prix

Photo by Paul Kemiel The 45-foot MTI catamaran hull of Good Boy Vodka/XINSURANCE, with driver Englishman Miles Jennings and Alex Pratt on the throttles, experienced a spectacular launch off of the 4- to 5-foot waves on the Lake Michigan race course at the Play Tradez presents the 13th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix offshore race […]

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New Star Wars-Themed Skater 368 Is Out Of This World

<!– New Products: New Star Wars-Themed Skater 368 Is Out Of This World –> Unless you’re a diehard Skater Powerboats fan in desperate need of another hobby, it may surprise you to learn the Douglas, Mich., company has its fifth Skater 368 model catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines in production. Three […]

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Inside Angle: The $1000 Plumbing “Fix“

Can a last-minute, back-of-the-napkin calculation rescue Bill Prince’s sacred family cruise? Find out. Like many of you, the Prince family looks forward to an extended summer cruise aboard our convertible By Design. Each August we cast off across the bounding main of Lake Michigan and further afield to visit friends, clients, beaches and bum around […]

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Ingenity partners with Aqua superPower

Aqua superPower and boat manufacturer Ingenity have announced a strategic partnership to jointly promote marine e-mobility in the sports and leisure boat sector.  Aqua superPower and Ingenity will be collaborating to drive charging infrastructure and compatibility standards to make clean electric boating accessible and accelerate the transition to marine e-mobility. Ingenity Electric is focused on expanding zero emissions […]

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Tiara Yachts 43 LE

Crown jewel. By Chuck Warren Perched on the eastern shores of Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs and the surrounding Northern Michigan area is a terrific place to be a boater. Photos Courtesy of Tiara Yachts With lots of nearby Lake Michigan ports to trtaverse, there can’t be many better places in the world to explore […]

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Inside Angle: “A Day in the Life”

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a yacht designer looks like? Bill Prince tells how it is—and isn’t—a lot like yours. What’s it like to be a yacht designer, day in and day out? Probably a lot like what it’s like to do what you do. A daily routine. Meetings, deadlines, phone […]

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Three Iconic Boating Cities

For entertainment, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. It has three downtown docks, including this one at City Winery, a restaurant and live-music venue. Cate Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Chicago This city of 2.7 million doesn’t become an […]

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Muskegon Country Club Expands

The Muskegon Country Club will welcome a new 39-semi-custom home community named Lakeside Dunes. Located along the golf course and Lake Michigan parks and beaches, the development is set to begin construction later this year. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/muskegon-country-club-expands/

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