Capable Cat

A one-eyed dog and its owners take on the American Great Loop aboard an Aquila 44. All photos courtesy of April and Larry Smith. Capable Cat Aquila 44 A liveaboard couple discovers that cruising the Great Loop is even more comfortable on a catamaran. For most of their adult lives, April and Larry Smith had […]

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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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How to Get Involved in Fisheries Management

The Marine Resource Education Program allows fishermen to become effective participants in the fisheries management process. Marine Resource Education Program The actual date escapes me now, but it was in the early 1980s that I got involved in fisheries management. I’d been working in the recreational fishing business with Salt Water Sportsman for about 10 […]

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24 Gifts for Striper Fishermen

From surf to boat, and Maine to Maryland, the striped bass reigns supreme as the world’s  greatest gamefish. Here are some of the items at the top of our wishlist for next striper season. #gift-guide{max-width: 1080px;}#gift-guide .rcorners {margin:12px 0 15px 0; height: auto; overflow:hidden;}#gift-guide .rcorners h3 {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners p {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners .rc-title {border-radius: 15px; border: […]

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Yamaha technical school program expands

The Yamaha Marine Technical School Partnership program (TSP) added ten new schools to its growing list of participants during the last 12 months, bringing the total number to 117 nationwide. Developed in 2015, Yamaha’s TSP program aims to develop a stronger marine technician workforce through a certified curriculum, Yamaha systems access and product donations used […]

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IMEA awards marine trade school scholarships

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501 (c) (3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), has awarded six marine electronics industry scholarships to students currently enrolled in marine trade school technology programs. The six scholarship winners included Charles Horton from the Landing School in Arundel, Maine; Andrew Vogel of Suncoast Technical […]

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Tested: Wellcraft 355

A full 65 years after its founding, Wellcraft makes its boldest departure yet. A speedy passagemaker aimed at an international audience. Wellcraft Redefined 65 years after its founding, Wellcraft makes its boldest departure to date in launching a boat aimed at an international audience. For boaters of a certain vintage, the name Wellcraft will always […]

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Yamaha offers support to Center for Coastal Studies

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass., by recently helping the marine rescue organization repower a boat with new 300-horsepower outboards. The F300s will power the twin-engine Ibis, a whale disentanglement vessel used to assist with several research and rescue programs in the Cape Cod Bay area. “The Center for […]

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Stan Honey – the thinking sailor

Stan Honey’s first ever offshore race set the tone for his career. Then a lean and mean 14-year-old racing Lasers out of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Honey already had an interest in all things technical. In 1969 Stan Honey had the opportunity to go yacht racing, and took on the dual roles of navigator […]

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Hickory Shad: The Unsung Heroes of the Fall Run

In pop culture, a hero is the subject of admiration, idealized for strength and ability. For most fall-run surfcasters, the striped bass fits the bill. However, there is a less-sought-after species that deserves recognition and should be included in fall-run forays alongside stripers, bluefish, and false albacore. To loosely quote Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s […]

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Waypoint: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled into one. Photos by Dori Arrington Portsmouth, New Hampshire It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled […]

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2022 Back Cove 372

The Back Cove 372 serves up a quiet, smooth ride. Courtesy Back Cove Yachts Overview The Back Cove 372 is a single-engine cruiser that can be easily handled by a couple, especially with a standard Side-Power bow thruster and optional stern thruster. It offers great visibility from the helm and companion seat through the large […]

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Tested: Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht

A Riviera 64 SMY completes a fast southbound run from Savannah to Stuart, Florida, thanks to top-notch engineering. Special Delivery A Riviera 64 SMY completes a fast southbound run from Savannah to Stuart, Florida, thanks to top-notch engineering. It was early afternoon when I joined the new Riviera 64 Sport Motor Yacht at St. Augustine’s […]

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Book Excerpt: Seasons of the Striper

Bill Sisson’s evocative new book winds us through a marine journalist’s sometimes precarious, lifelong hunt for a beautiful fish and the perfect boat. Each fall, scores of anglers chase striped bass along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic aboard a diverse armada of boats, from 50-foot convertibles working the steep rips off Nantucket, Montauk and Block Island […]

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Seafood Summit Energizes Local, Regional Seafood Entities

Image via Local Catch Network. A local seafood summit designed to strengthen community-based seafood systems at the local, regional and national levels has concluded in Alaska, energizing a group of small boat harvesters, researchers, marketers and others to continue building on community-based seafood systems. “Meeting salmon people for the first time in my life was […]

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Capturing Carbon With Kelp and Buoys

Running Tide calls these “carbon buoys.” Made from forestry residue and limestone, and seeded with kelp, they float in the open ocean where the limestone slowly dissolves and restores ocean alkalinity. They also grow kelp, which sucks in carbon via photosynthesis. After less than 3 months, a buoy sinks and becomes buried in ocean sediments […]

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