Tips for Chartering a Yacht

Tips for a Successful Charter Dos, don’ts, and simple steps to a great boat vacation There’s no vacation like a boat vacation, so if you want to spread your wings and explore new territory, consider chartering. Powercats have made great inroads into crewed and bareboat charter in the past few years, so there are lots of […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Wellcraft Announces the New 435 Model

The Wellcraft 435 responds to the toughest demands and meets every challenge. Courtesy Wellcraft Boats 2023: Bigger, bolder. Outlasting trends and extending its Performance Cruiser series, Wellcraft continues to enable boaters to conquer new adventures with the announcement of the all-new, Wellcraft 435. Built for all adventures and types of weather, the Wellcraft 435 was […]

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AVIKUS recognized for innovation at CES 2023

EPG Media LLC wants you to have a positive experience in connection with our products and services. We want you to know that we respect the privacy and security of our users. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order […]

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Garmin Expands Popular ECHOMAP UHD2 Chartplotter Series

New chartplotters offer easy-to-use touchscreen with keyed assist, Garmin best-in-class sonar, built-in mapping and more OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 11, 2023/PR Newswire — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced new ECHOMAP ™ UHD2 series chartplotters that offer anglers premium features like Ultra High-Definition sonar, preloaded Garmin Navionics+ ™ mapping […]

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5 Tips for a New Boater

If you’ve recently decided to become a boater, congratulations! Boating can be a great way to explore the outdoors and bond with family and friends. However, before you can head out on the water, there are some important steps to take to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips for becoming a […]

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2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Recap

According to organizers of the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there were more than 100,000 attendees, more than 1,000 exhibiting brands, and more than 1,300 boats on display at seven locations over the five-day event, held October 26 – 30, 2022. Here are a few of the new debuts that made a splash […]

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2023

With just months to go before the start of the 43rd edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, many race teams are now finalizing their arrangements to attend this bucket-list event. Breaking news from the Volvo fleet confirms that at least three VO65s will be taking part in the 2023 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Team […]

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Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

Trust in your builder. by Capt. Tom Serio When buying a new boat, many factors have to be considered: The type of boating, locations, destinations and, of course, financing. Photos Courtesy of Cruisers Yachts But there’s one more thing that should be counted, almost by default, and that’s trust. There needs to be an intrinsic […]

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Orca Display 2

Norwegian marine tech startup Orca is releasing Orca Display 2. The new display solves the biggest problem boaters face onboard: It is extremely bright and easily legible in direct sunlight, it handles very high temperatures, and is incredibly fast – offering more than 60% better performance than the previous generation display. A new benchmark for […]

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Tips for a Safe New Year’s Eve on the Water

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and a fantastic place to spend with family and friends viewing one of our area’s many fireworks displays can be from the deck of your boat. Southwest Florida’s waterways and shorelines allow for some pretty spectacular views, and something about being on a boat and watching the spectacle unfold […]

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10 Years of Boat Buyers Guides

How the fish-boat world has evolved in the past 10 years! As individuals, we’ve weathered one of the most horrific storms in the world: a pandemic. We lost friends, spent time in hospitals, and suddenly got a new perspective on the value of life and leisure. Fishing, boats and boating became the refuge of millions of […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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2023 Heyday WTSurf

Riders are treated to sizable wakesurf waves with a clean face and a pocket that provides ample push. Garrett Cortese Heyday’s WTSurf is its largest model, with room for 17 watersports-loving family and friends. Though its name implies a specialization in wakesurfing, our time aboard proved this boat is capable of much more. Deep gunwales […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 26 Navigator

The Explore 26 Navigator provides handling response reminiscent of a V-hulled sportboat. Bill Doster The Explore 26 Navigator offers bold new styling and a pair of potent 300 hp Mercury Verados. Go ahead. Slam that throttle down. The Explore responds by jumping onto plane in a scant 3.5 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 24 Max Navigator

We noted smooth idling and living-room-quiet running from this two-stroke engine. Bill Doster There’s 38 square feet of wide-open aft deck space aboard Manitou’s Explore 24 MAX Navigator. Thank the concealed Rotax outboard for that acreage. Available in 115 and 150 hp ratings, our test boat’s 150 delivered a top speed of 35 mph. Acceleration? […]

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