Review of SilentJet, Hinckley’s Hybrid Electric Boat Propulsion System

Nearly three decades after the original Hinckley Picnic Boat changed the game, Dasher is back but with all new tricks up her sleeve — it can run in full silence with its trademarked SilentJet technology. Dash of the Unexpected Nearly three decades after the original Hinckley Picnic Boat changed the game, Dasher is back but […]

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2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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2022 Newport International Boat Show

2022 Newport International Boat Show Come to the famed waterfront September 15–18 to see what’s new in boating. Fall in New England, with mild weather and changing leaves, draws international tourists to historic downtown Newport for the Newport International Boat Show. As the kickoff to boat show season, the event hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers, and manufacturers, […]

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Experience elegance and exclusivity aboard Tail Lights in the British Virgin Islands

Vacations are meant for grandeur, indulging in luxuries, and experiencing new and unique adventures. As you plan your getaways for the latter half of 2022 and into 2023 and want to find something that stands out and offers a true, one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll find it in spades with a charter journey aboard Tail Lights, the dazzling 116-foot Azimut Grande […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Azimut Grande 36M

Due to be introduced to the public for the first time at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Azimut Grande 36M is an object lesson in the fluid integration of onboard space. Side decks rise up and over the main deck master cabin In fact, like the rest of the Grande line, it aims […]

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Performance-Oriented Pontoon Dealership Opens Southwest Florida Location

When it comes selling Avalon and Tahoe pontoon boats decked out with custom paint, massive sound systems and Mercury Racing outboard engines, Delaware-based WMF Watercraft and Marine is an industry leader. That’s because Bill Forenski, the multi-location dealership’s founder and owner, is a longtime go-fast powerboat enthusiast who currently owns an MTI 340X catamaran he […]

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Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life

Catchy Tunes Rock bassist Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life. Rock stars have a reputation for being a little weird, passionate, and a touch rebellious. Bassist Dale Stewart of the rock band Seether likes to fish. Okay, that’s not weird, millions like to fish. But the 42-year-old can’t just chill before […]

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Sea Ray SLX 260

Bundle of Joy Sea Ray introduces the SLX 260 with its next-generation design. Its profile is fast and sporty. Its interior is designed for comfort with a helm setup for effortless control and amenities that fit nicely into the family cruising and water sport lifestyle. The SLX 260 is the first boat designed exclusively by an all-female […]

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BOTE Launches New Hangout Suite

BOTE, the manufacturer of paddleboard, kayak and water lifestyle products, has rolled out its new Hangout Suite, a collection of eight modular pieces that can be enjoyed individually or combined to create epic, customized spots for relaxing with friends and family. The eight pieces in BOTE’s Hangout Suite include the Hangout 240, Hangout 120, Hangout […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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Mastry designates McKenzie Marine a Mastry Suzuki RePower center

Mastry Engine Centers has announced that McKenzie Marine is now an authorized Mastry Suzuki RePower center. “The team at McKenzie Marine has a long history in the marine service business in St. Augustine and Jacksonville as well as the coastal area of Georgia, South and North Carolina,” explained David Taylor, Mastry Marine Engine Center. “They are 100% […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Sarah Howe

<!– Magazine: Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Sarah Howe –> With more than half a million followers on Facebook and 52,000-plus subscribers to their YouTube channel that has more than a dozen video posts that have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, Maine natives Mike and Sarah Howe have become two […]

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Making the most of your online dealership profile

By Matt Sellhorst What is one of the first things people do when they are shopping for a new boat? What do they do after talking to your salesperson or seeing a boat listing from your dealership? The answer: they google “Boat Dealers Near Me” or the name of your dealership. What will your potential […]

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Education must be the culture

  By Matt Edmundson We all know of the skills gap, but is it different for us in the marine industry? What trade other than a marine technician must have such a versatile skill set to be successful? How do we find and train new techs? Compared to similar industries such as automotive or aerospace, […]

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6 of the best VHF handheld marine radios for your boat

No skipper should be without a ‘mobile’ VHF, but which one is best for you? Fox Morgan put six to the test to help narrow your search… Handheld VHF radios are must-have items on every boat owner’s kit list. Even if your boat has a fixed VHF marine radio, you are often away from the […]

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Barletta appoints Haradine president, former president Fenech to retire

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), an outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, has announced the planned retirement of Bill Fenech, president, Barletta Pontoon Boats, effective August 26, 2022. Bill Fenech founded Barletta in 2017. Barletta was acquired by Winnebago Industries in August 2021, joining the family of premium RV and marine brands including Winnebago, Grand Design RV, […]

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