Skater Fans Tackle Wine Country For All The Right Reasons

Despite having two lakes within its borders and a river sort of running through it, Napa County, Calif., is not—and never will be—a high-performance boating destination. But that didn’t stop Skater Powerboats 28 catamaran owners Erik and Julie Breckenfelder of Fort Myers, Fla., from enjoying a visit this week to the wine-country hotbed. They even […]

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GC32 Racing Tour 2023

Competition for the one design flying catamarans of the GC32 Racing Tour will take place over three events and two venues in 2023. As it has done since 2016, the GC32 Racing Tour will start in Riva del Garda at what many consider is the ideal venue to race foiling sail boats. With its northern […]

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MTI At 25—Looking Back At Speed Racer

Of all the high-performance “theme boats” that were built in the 2000s, precious few stood the test of time, much less commanded top dollar at resale. That’s because no matter how well-executed—and no builder has been better at creating them than MTI in Wentzville, Mo,—theme boats are hyper-personal expressions of a given owner’s tastes, sensibilities […]

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What To Take Kayaking With Children And Why

Kayaking With Children Spending time in the great outdoors and having fun as a family can be easily accomplished by going kayaking together. So what to take kayaking with children and why. As the young people gain an experience of a lifetime, you have the opportunity to instill in them valuable life skills as well […]

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Yamaha donates life jackets to Sea Tow Foundation program

The Sea Tow Foundation, facilitated the generous donation of nearly 800 brand new adult-sized life jackets from Yamaha Motor Corporation to Life Jacket Loaner Stations in California, Georgia and Wisconsin. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, with over 1,000 stands across the US, allows boaters to borrow and return life jackets for a safe […]

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Do I Really Need a Boat Security System?

Unfortunately for boaters, these signs aren’t much of a deterrent against thieves. Jim Hendricks Do anglers really need electronic security systems for their boats? I mean, c’mon— anglers have done without them for decades, haven’t they? So why get a security system now? Many anglers fail to see a need, and some anglers have outright […]

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At the Helm: A new era of Top 100

By Adam Quandt In 2004, Boating Industry unveiled the Top 100 Dealers program as an effort to independently rank and recognize the best boat dealers across North America. With the industry’s help and support, the Top 100 program has grown to unimaginable heights and celebrated marine retailers across the continent over 17 years. Moving into […]

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Atlantic Bonito on a Fly

Fly fishing isn’t about the fish. Instead, it is about the fly fisherman’s journey to the fish. People pick up a fly rod to challenge themselves and enjoy the soul-strumming poetry of the process. Of all the fish fly fishermen pursue, the Atlantic bonito is one of the most challenging. The average fisherman catches the […]

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Happy Holidays from Boating Industry

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Father and Son Reflections

For the second time, Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding is joined in studio with his intern/son Connor for a “discussion” about their favorite memories of summer. Listen in the player below: View the original article to see embedded media. Source: https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/podcast/father-and-son-reflections

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A Christmas Tree for Henry

“It’s not your fault. He transitions from an affable and generous old codger until the onset of Thanksgiving, after which he slips into full Scrooge mode at Christmas.” I had just delivered a hot coffee and a Danish pastry to Henry, which was usually enough to put a smile on his weathered face, and asked […]

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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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Remembering Bill Couch and his Pond Darter

Bill Couch was a generational icon in the Northeast striped bass fishing community.  He was the owner of Couch’s Cedar Works, through which he designed, built, and sold top quality plugs at an affordable price.  He was universally loved and admired by a group of fishermen who could squabble, bicker, and get nasty over any […]

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Indmar co-founder passes away at 95

Indmar Marine Engines mourns the loss of its esteemed co-founder, Richard (Dick) Rowe, Sr, who passed away on November 22, 2022 at the age of 95 surrounded by his family. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father,” said Chuck Rowe, former President of Indmar Marine Engines. “My father […]

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