10 New Marine Electronics Developments

In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, the only ­element that’s consistent is change. While the pace of new marine electronics introductions might have slowed during the past two years in the wake of global supply-chain issues, development is accelerating again. This year, boating anglers will see a host of fresh electronic systems at boat […]

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The Evolution of Power Catamarans

A veteran marine journalist reflects on how fast power cats have evolved over the last few decades. When I first cranked up my marine-magazine career eons ago, most of the big magazines dispatched editors every year to the Chicago International Boat Show. And toward the end of the festivities in 1989, in a crowded aisle […]

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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. […]

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Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023

Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023  Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023 as Americans Continue Prioritizing Outdoor Recreation in Record Numbers according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2023 – The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and […]

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New mutihulls take on an Atlantic crossing

Helen Fretter speaks to a few of the astounding 15 new multihull owners who took part in the most recent ARC, as catamaran and multihull sailing continues to boom The explosion in multihull and catamaran sales has been well documented, with many yards reporting lead times of two years or longer as build slots sold […]

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Planet Sail

Inside the latest generation IMOCA60 – Malizia Fully crewed IMOCA 60s are new territory for many of us. In fact, outside of Europe a lot of people have never even seen one in the “flesh”. The Ocean Race which starts from Alicante later this week will feature five IMOCA60’s the new fully crewed version of […]

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens […]

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Boaters Exchange

By Jamie Stafford Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange […]

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Harborside Marina & Yachts

By Adam Quandt Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange […]

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Proper Propellers

Proper Props Ensure your propellers are the right size and pitch for fuel efficiency and comfort.  Utilizing correctly tuned propellers is crucial for a boat’s optimum fuel efficiency and speed. Unless your boat is brand new, it’s possible that over time, added weight and reduced engine power has affected your propeller’s performance. Almost all new boats […]

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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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New Boat Brand Solara Debuts

From the makers of Cutwater Boats and Ranger Tugs comes a new luxury adventure brand, Solara. The Solara model lineup features several trailerable sport, cruising and fishing designs from 25 to 32 feet that feature innovative, versatile layouts. Each vessel is hand-crafted in the U.S. and is packed with standard features not typically found on […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Center-Consoles

Offshore center-console ­fishing boats ride atop a variety of hulls. Courtesy Regulator The center-console is unbeatable when it comes to effective big-water fishing. The basic concept emerged decades ago, providing 360 degrees of access to the rail, making the timeless design a natural for fishing. Today’s models are more advanced in construction and utility, representing […]

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Mercury V-10 Verado Outboard

The torque curve feels fat and flat; these motors pull hard through the entire rpm range. Courtesy Mercury Marine The first question we asked about Mercury’s V-10 Verado outboards is why a V-10? The answer proved straightforward. By maintaining the 64-degree cylinder angle of the V-8 Verado 250/300 hp motors, Mercury can offer a 350/400 […]

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Extraordinary boats: Scow-bowed Ace 30

The Ace 30 is a new design intended to bring the scow bow concept, popular among offshore racing machines, to IRC yachts Scow bow designs are still very rare in the UK and mostly elsewhere in northern Europe. The exception is France, especially on the Atlantic coast, where their distinctive spatula-shaped forward sections are an […]

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Introducing the new BRP Rotax S engine

Hidden Horsepower BRP’s Rotax S outboard features stealth technology. Every inch of onboard space is precious, especially on boats less than 20 feet. Traditional outboard motors entered as marvels of space-saving design when introduced by Ole Evinrude in 1909. Now, BRP’s new Rotax S Outboard Engine with Stealth Technology takes space-saving to greater extremes. The […]

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