October 2022 Issue

October 2022 Issue Paradise Found Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast, is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Pursuit OS 445 — Pursuit’s picture window. Boat Test: Tiara Yachts 43 LE — Crown jewel. Boat Spotlights: Fratelli […]

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Uncharted Waters: Expectation Vs. Reality

Capt. Bill Pike long imagined “semi-retirement,” would free him up to do nothing but boat. But life sometimes intervenes. Capt. Bill Pike long imagined “semi-retirement,” would free him up to do nothing but boat. But life sometimes intervenes. Ahhhhh, retirement. Or, in my case, semi-retirement. During most of my working life, I saw it—even romanticized […]

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Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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Waterfront: American Dream

From entry-level to CFO, a Viking lifer’s career and the adventure machine he never imagined he’d call his own. John Kasinski enjoys a new phase of yacht ownership and reflects upon a 33-year career. John Kasinski was 21 years old when he started to work for Viking Yachts in 1989 as the Accounts Payable Clerk. […]

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Windlass Safety Tips

Minor damage occurred to the boat when 300-plus feet of all-chain rode was unintentionally deployed. Tim Bower 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. Some 15 years ago, I was coming out of Key West, near Smith Shoals, when my buddy’s 54 Carver came to […]

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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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Remembering Captain Joe Gonzalez

“Matt — Hey buddy, I had a cancellation for tomorrow and thought of you. I remember you asking for my help on a Biscayne Bay bonefish feature. Can you meet me at the ramp at 7:00 a.m.?” Those were the words of Captain Joe Gonzalez when he called me a little over a year ago […]

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How Much Would You Pay for the Hottest Lure of the Year?

The popularity of the Nomad Design Madmacs with both anglers and resellers has forced many retailers to limit the amount customers may purchase at a time. Jim Hendricks Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Angler success […]

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Electric Boats and Avoiding Range Anxiety

If you’re looking to compare the power of your electric motor to a gas or diesel engine, follow this formula: 1 kilowatt equals 1.34. Christian Brecheis 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. I’ve run out of gas on the water […]

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2022 Bayliner Trophy T24CC

The T24CC offers a comfortable ride and numerous fishing features. Courtesy Bayliner Boats 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. Overview The Bayliner T24CC we tested was well-equipped for less than $80,000. Its 23-degree-deadrise hull cut through Charlotte Harbor’s wind-driven 2-foot […]

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Best boats under £100,000: Our top picks from the used boat market

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best boats under £100,000 on the secondhand market. Interest rates are rising, cost of living is going up, property values are stalling and the stock market is looking jittery. Yet against this backdrop of doom and worry, demand for boats appears to remain […]

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Weather forecasting in a heatwave

Weather guru, Chris Tibbs talks though some of the difficulties in accurate weather forecasting during the unusual event of a heatwave Situated to the north-west of Europe, the UK is blessed with mild weather with few extreme weather events, and our temperature is moderated by the seawater around the shores. Thanks to the Gulf Stream […]

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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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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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Logbook: Summer Reflection

Dan Harding reflects on leaky impellers, the too-short days of summer and the moments with family when it finally all comes together. I had impossibly high expectations for this past boating season. This summer would likely be the last one before Karen returned to the work force full-time and our young son, Connor, enrolled in […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mark and Tiffany Maasen

It did not take long for Missouri performance boaters, and Lake of the Ozarks dignitaries, if you will, Mark and Tiffany Maasen of Poly Lift Boat Lifts and Maasen Insurance Services to take a liking to their new Renegade Powerboats 38’ Open center console with triple Mercury Racing 400R engines. Mark and Tiffany Maasen have […]

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