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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Tommy’s Boats opens new Grand Rapids location

Tommy’s Boats celebrated the opening of its newest location near Grand Rapids, Michigan during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 1. The new 16,000-square-foot facility, which houses a showroom floor, sales offices, and a 12-bay service department is located in Comstock Park, just off West River Drive at 247 Morrissey Drive NE. A unique feature […]

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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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Major League Fishing 2023 Bass Pro Tour Roster 

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing (MLF) today announced the roster for the 2023 Bass Pro Tour, the fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive tournament circuit. The field of 80 of the world’s top bass-fishing professionals will compete across seven fisheries during the Bass Pro Tour regular season for a total purse of […]

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Walstrom Marine acquires Grand Bay Marine

Walstrom Marine has announced the acquisition of Grand Bay Marine as part of its ongoing effort to expand its operations across the Great Lakes region. Founded in 1997, Grand Bay Marine has been owned and operated by Liz Carney and her family, with locations in Traverse City and Charlevoix. Mrs. Carney and her husband, Kevin, […]

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Inside SOTW Mag: A Place In The Sun

<!– Magazine: Inside SOTW Mag: A Place In The Sun –> Asked why he traveled from Osage Beach, Mo., for the Sunsation Powerboats 40th Anniversary Sun Run on Lake St. Clair in Michigan, Performance Boat Center’s Brett Manire offered an answer that would become a recurring theme during the celebration of the Algonac, Mich., company’s […]

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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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New Boat: X Shore 1

Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. X Shore 1 In September 2022, Sweden’s X Shore boats unveiled what it hopes will be a game-changing entry into the electric market. It’s a 21 foot, 30-knot speedster called the X Shore […]

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Manitowoc Marina Expands

Manitowoc Marina is expanding into Michigan with the opening of Manitowoc Marina Yacht Sales of Traverse City. Located in the Centerpointe Office and Marina Complex, this new location will offer Axopar Boats, BRABUS Marine, Cutwater Boats, Rossiter Boats, X-Yachts and Baltic Yachts. manitowoc marina.com/michigan. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/manitowoc-marina-expands/

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Power Trip: Suzuki 200HP AP

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In this edition of a two-part series with our sibling brand Salt Water Sportsman, Randy Vance gets onboard an Avalon LSZ 2385 RL pontoon […]

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