What If The APBA Super Cat And Super Stock Championship Series Ended Today?

About the only natural disaster less predictable than a hurricane is an earthquake, and fortunately Florida doesn’t get a whole lot of those. But the Sunshine State is an ever-shifting ground zero for violent storms this time of year as witnessed by Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to make landfall tomorrow afternoon in the Tampa […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Redemption Reigns In Race World Offshore Clearwater ‘Nationals’

Created: September 26, 2022 by: Written by Eric Colby During last Saturday’s test session before the 13th annual Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ offshore powerboat race ahead of yesterday’s main event, owner/throttleman Tyler Miller and driver Myrick Coil weren’t happy with how their M CON Skater 388 catamaran felt. With time in the testing window for the […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Concepts Conquer Emerald Coast Poker Run

Created: September 25, 2022 by: Written by Jason Johnson The 30th annual Emerald Coast Powerboat Week Poker Run wrapped up yesterday and the entire show—from the parties at AJ’s to the Miss Powerboat Week bikini contest at Harry T’s—was as exciting as ever. The team behind the Florida Powerboat Club, which organized the event in […]

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Mathwell Halfboard first look: A hybrid design in every sense of the word

Mathwall Marine believes the future of clean propulsion lies not in inboards or outboards but something in-between. Jack Frith takes a closer look at the new bolt-on multi-fuel electric Halfboard… The housing is bolted onto the transom and shaped to match the hull How many methods of powered marine propulsion are in regular use today? […]

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Key West Worlds Vendor Village Filling Up, Thursday Concert Scrubbed

Per tradition, the Florida Powerboat Club will produce its Key West Poker Run Poker Run Village during its early November signature trek to the city at the end of the Florida road—and it’s always a rocking-good display of high-performance powerboats and hardware. But thanks to Race World Offshore, which is producing the concurrently running American […]

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Class 1 Team Defalco Planning Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Debut

Though Team Defalco’s New York-based owner/driver Mike Falco and throttleman Chris Hanley of New Zealand had hoped to be up and running in the Class 1 World Championship series a few races into the eight-contest season, supply chain delays and a shortage of qualified labor have sidelined them so far. The fifth Class 1 event […]

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Second hand boats: buying big charter yachts

Will Bruton takes a look at the best way to to buy, manage, and charter a bigger yacht an increasingly popular options for many buyers Small enough to sail without a large crew, but big enough to charter, pocket superyachts between 55-100ft have become increasingly popular. A compelling proposition for both owners and charterers; buying […]

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Is Following Around a Fishing Guide Cheating?

Capt. John McMurray makes the case that anglers should research and find their own fishing spots, not spot-steal from captains. I get it man. Most of you are weekend-warriors. And I don’t say that in a derogatory way.  You’ve got a real job slugging it 9 to 5, bringing home the bacon, paying the mortgage, […]

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Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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10 Stops Along the Fall Run

Fall run in full swing: A school of stripers feasts on small baitfish off the south side of Montauk. Photo by Mike Demarco It’s easy to romanticize the fall striper run. Changing leaves, crisp weather, empty seashore towns, and the striper season saving its best fishing for last. No matter where you fish in the […]

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AC40: first flight for the ‘mini’ America’s Cup yachts

Emirates Team New Zealand have completed a successful first day of testing for the new AC40, which will be used in the run up to the 37th America’s Cup, and for the Youth and Women’s AC America’s Cup Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand has reported a successful maiden sail of the first AC40 in New […]

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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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Targeting Redfish in Texas

Texas anglers love redfish as much as the Dallas Cowboys. There’s nothing more exciting than sight-casting flies, plugs or plastics. Tosh Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. A redfish is like a bull in a […]

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Avalon Returning As Official Pontoon Of Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach

Though it raised a few grey eyebrows among chronically grumpy old offshore powerboat racing fans, a 27-foot Avalon Excalibur tri-toon powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, also turned happier heads as the paceboat for the inaugural Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach event in 2019. That event—the final contest of the eight-race American Power […]

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Clearwater ‘Nationals’ Organizers Eyeing Record-Setting 47-Boat Turnout

The owner of the Cox Group, a North Carolina-based marketing, advertising and media relations company, Rodrick Cox has been involved with the Clearwater ‘Nationals’ in Southwest Florida since the first Super Boat International contest there in 2008. And he cannot remember seeing a turnout of teams as large as that of this year’s September Race […]

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