Best boats under £100,000: Our top picks from the used boat market

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best boats under £100,000 on the secondhand market. Interest rates are rising, cost of living is going up, property values are stalling and the stock market is looking jittery. Yet against this backdrop of doom and worry, demand for boats appears to remain […]

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Limestone Boat Company Goes Electric

Limestone Boat Company has successfully completed sea trials of the first fully electric center console produced in the U.S., and plans to shift into production with a target delivery date to dealers of the second quarter of 2023. “The sea trial results met our expectations, confirming that we can be the first to offer a […]

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Casting for Quality

Freshly-cast propellers cool off before moving on to the next steps. Charles Plueddeman Polished to a mirror finish and carefully engraved, a gleaming stainless steel propeller is like a piece of lovely jewelry for your boat. When exposed, the blades can dazzle other boaters like Harry Winston facets. The Investment Casting Process Goes Modern The […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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The Limestone Boat Company moves ahead with EV boat production

The Limestone Boat Company has announced that it’s placed an initial order for the first fully electric propulsion systems to be installed on its 2024 Model Year EV boats following the successful sea trial results of its Vision Marine E-Motion electric outboard-powered Aquasport 2100CC this summer. The new EV model will debut later this month […]

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Aquila 32 Sport review | The 32ft party powercat that everyone can enjoy

If you fancy a fast open day boat with party-venue practicality, the twin-hulled Aquila 32 Sport might be just the solution you’ve been waiting for. Alex Smith takes us on a test drive… The human race can be divided into two distinct camps – monohull advocates and multihull fans. The former talk about style, pace […]

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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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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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Popular Baitfish Successfully Grown at Fish Farm

This croaker was raised from an egg in captivity in early 2022. Nicole Kirchhoff Many snook, redfish, grouper, and trout anglers believe a 4- to 8-inch croaker is the most productive live bait available, particularly in the surf, around jetties, and over shallow grass flats. Farther north along the Atlantic coast, anglers use croakers to […]

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BRP sets single quarter record in Q2

BRP Inc. today reported its financial results for the three- and six month periods ended July 31, 2022. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. “We delivered record second quarter results while continuing to advance on our strategic initiatives. Our team’s agility and resilience and the strength of our portfolio allowed us […]

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VMT Electric Outboard Motors Selected by Groupe Beneteau

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies announced plans to integrate Vision Marine’s electric outboard motors with several models across the boat builder’s portfolio of brands. The initial offering will be launched under the Four Winns brand with deliveries expected to be available in spring 2023. In addition to the VMT’s outboards on Four Winns boats, the […]

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Mercury Racing Expanding Production And Propeller Facilities

In a move that points to a bright future for Mercury Racing on the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company broke ground today on a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing-space expansion and an 8,000-square-foot addition to existing propeller shop. The two-phase expansion, which will bring Mercury Racing’s facility […]

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Northland – Gamakatsu Football Jig for Ned Size Plastics

Northland teams with Gamakatsu to create the ultra-sharp Elite Series Finesse Football Jig for building combos or pairing with Ned-sized plastics Bemidji, MN (September 1, 2022) – Whether you’re on a natural lake, river, or reservoir, it’s common knowledge that rock, gravel, wood, and hard-bottom areas attract both brown and green bass in numbers and […]

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Sun protection for sailors: a guide to staying safe

Janneke Kuysters explores the sun protection options for sailors who are often highly at risk of over exposure to the sun Sailing on a sunny day is hard to beat: but apart from the mood-enhancing qualities of the sun, we all know of its dangers. After finishing our circumnavigation and returning to the Netherlands, one […]

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Limestone Boat Company expands Tennessee manufacturing facility

The Limestone Boat Company – owner of TN Composites and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats – has announced expansion plans for its Tennessee manufacturing facility. Adopting a phased approach to its TN Composites facility’s expansion, the company expects to invest $23.1 million over the next three to five years to […]

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Jim George joins ComMar sales team

ComMar has added former KVH Vice President of Global Sales Jim George to the company’s sales team to serve customers in New England, Long Island and other targeted markets. A graduate of Hamilton Technical College and a US Navy veteran, Jim was with KVH Industries, supplier of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, for 27 […]

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Jet Ski Inventor Dies

Clayton Jacobsen II (Attribution 4.0 International) Courtesy Kidsixteen / Wikipedia Clayton Jacobson II, a California inventor credited as the inventor of the personal watercraft, died August 18th at his home in Byron Bay, Australia from complications of advanced skin cancer. Jacobson was 88 years old. A one-time banker and avid dirt-bike racer, Jacobson reportedly grew […]

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X-Yachts launches its first hybrid boat with electric propulsion

Danish yacht builder X-Yachts has thrown its weight behind the electric mobility revolution with the launch of its first all-electric boat. Called the X49E, the 15.08m boat has been a close collaboration between a very motivated owner and the yard’s expert technical team. It has also been a question of careful timing according to X-Yachts’ […]

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