Sealine S450 used boat report: The sportscruiser that just keeps on giving

Our resident used boat expert Phil Sampson explains how to find a good Sealine S450 on the secondhand market and what features to look out for… In build: 2008-2015 Price range: £350,000-£435,000 The waters of economic fortune have given Sealine a choppy ride over the years. The company’s original parent, Fibrasonic Marine, began boat production […]

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Inside SOTW Mag: A Better Experience—Inside Nor-Tech’s Dealer Meeting

<!– Magazine: Inside SOTW Mag: A Better Experience—Inside Nor-Tech’s Dealer Meeting –> More than a decade ago, powerboat manufacturer dealer meetings were part of the annual summer travel schedules for magazine editors who covered recreational boating. They were basically rah-rah events where the boatbuilders met with their dealers at a central location, introduced new models […]

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Cigarette ‘Phasing Out’ Factory-Direct Sales With Expanded Dealer Network

<!– In the News: Cigarette ‘Phasing Out’ Factory-Direct Sales With Expanded Dealer Network –> Announced in a press release earlier this week, Ultimate Marine of Orlando, Fla., is the latest addition to Cigarette Racing Team’s six-dealer network. That group currently includes Osage Beach, Mo.-headquartered Big Thunder Marine, Lip-Ship Performance and Top Gun Yachts in Miami, […]

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2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Preview – 40 NEW MODELS

The 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show The 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is expected to draw record exhibitors and attendees when it takes place October 26-30 across seven locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Broward County Convention Center. The show, owned by Marine Industries Association of South Florida […]

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2022: Must-See Boats List

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show boasts over 1300 boats on display for 2022. Courtesy Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, known as FLIBS to many, opens October […]

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Sea-Doo Launches Two New 2023 models

Sea-Doo is leading the way with two all-new premium personal watercraft (PWC) for 2023: The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170 and the Sea-Doo RXP-X Apex 300. The Explorer Pro 170 is the most adventure-ready, out-of-the-box PWC, fully equipped with uncharted water features and technologies. Adventure seekers can ride as a multi-day, self-contained exploration package with its […]

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Portable, Powerful, and Compact

Portable, Powerful, and Compact Smaller outboards are the heart and soul of many boaters young and old. Engine power is important on a boat, even for the small ones that tool around in the mangroves, backwater creeks, and lakes where the big boys can’t go. Portable outboards fit the bill for these vessels because they’re lightweight, […]

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Waterfront: American Dream

From entry-level to CFO, a Viking lifer’s career and the adventure machine he never imagined he’d call his own. John Kasinski enjoys a new phase of yacht ownership and reflects upon a 33-year career. John Kasinski was 21 years old when he started to work for Viking Yachts in 1989 as the Accounts Payable Clerk. […]

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Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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Donzi Establishing Domestic And International Dealer Network

Though Donzi Marine has several new models in the works at its Washington, N.C., headquarters according to Craig Barrie, who has been charged by company owner Fred Ross with reinventing the brand for the modern era, Barrie and Ross are keeping those releases mostly under wraps. At least for the moment. As part of its […]

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Annapolis Boat Shows 2022

The United States Powerboat Show, in Annapolis Harbor, celebrates its 50th anniversary October 6-9, 2022. Courtesy Annapolis Boat Shows The boating world will once again rejoice as fall approaches and visitors from the U.S. and abroad return to Annapolis for two iconic boat shows, the United States Powerboat Show (Oct. 6-9) and United States Sailboat […]

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Lowe Boats Launches 2023 Lineup

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOWE BOATS Lowe Boats has announced the launch of its new 2023 SF pontoon series, boasting bold new styling and a host of premium features for enjoying the water. “For over half a century, Lowe has been building quality boats with a reputation for performance and versatility,” says Greg Falkner, general manager […]

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ProMariner Releases New On-Board High Power Charging Solution

PHOTO COURTESY OF PROMARINER ProMariner’s new ProTournamentelite series offers a fast and intuitive experience for on-board marine chargers. New models include a Charge Status AC Glow Plug so you don’t have to board to see if your batteries are charging, while high power, waterproof 36 and 50 amp chargers offer Power Flow Cooling for a […]

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BRP Announces All-New Manitou Pontoons

PHOTO COURTESY OF MANITOU Manitou’s 2023 lineup features eye-catching, sleek modern design and a quieter, more efficient ride with the new Rotax Outboard Engine. The new sleek aesthetic is courtesy of an aluminum transformation process exclusive to Manitou, and a redesigned bow offers a distinctive new lighting signature for navigation and docking lights. Equipped with […]

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BRP Unveils Rotax Outboard Engine

The 2023 Manitou Explore 22 with Rotax outboard power and optional aft MAX Deck. Courtesy BRP BRP used its August 7 dealer meeting to reveal the new Rotax Outboard Engine, an all-new propulsion unit that will be exclusive to BRP boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou and, in Australia, Quintrex. The low-profile outboard uses a horizontal powerhead […]

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Vanderbilt Pontoons delivers first model from new facility

Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC has delivered its very first model – the Vanderbilt 700T Series – from its new production facility to The Marina, one of its newest dealers. The Marina is located on Lake Gage in Angola, Ind. The dealership recently signed on with Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons, adding Vanderbilt to their roster which currently […]

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BRP launches Rotax outboards, new model lineups

BRP Inc. and its marine group recently announced the all-new Rotax outboard models at its dealer event in Salt Lake City, Utah. The engine announcement paired with the unveiling of new models from the manufacturer’s Manitou pontoon and AlumaCraft lineups for MY 2023. The new Rotax Outboard Engine with Stealth Technology is initially offered in […]

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ProMariner Introduces a New Line fo Waterproof Marine Battery Chargers

Industry Leader in Marine On-Board Charging Solutions Releases New High-Power Product Line Up to 50 Amps with Industry-First, Patent-Pending Functionality Auburn, N.H. – ProMariner, a leader in the design and manufacture of on-board marine charging products, announced today its newest product line – the ProTournamentelite series. Taken to a new level of design, innovation and […]

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Jeanneau Announces Three New Models for 2023

NC 1295 Flybridge Leader 10.5 CC Jeanneau Yachts 55 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEANNEAU Jeanneau is introducing three exciting new models to its 2023 lineup: The NC 1295 Flybridge, Leader 10.5 CC and Jeanneau Yachts 55 — three models designed to make the most out of time on the water. The outboard-powered NC 1295 Flybridge features […]

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