2022 Axopar 25 Cross Top

The 25 Cross Top offers a wealth of features in a midsize package. Courtesy Axopar Boats Axopar’s new 25 Cross Top promises to bring the innovative design of Axopar’s previous models into a midsize, single-engine package. The 25 Cross Top boasts a cuddy cabin with seating, a V-berth, and plenty of light and ventilation via […]

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2022 Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

The 50 GLS mixes luxe accommodations with numerous entertainment features. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts Cruisers Yachts GLS series of outboard-powered, luxury sport bowrider-cruisers grows with the new 50 GLS, rated as the series’ largest, powered by up to three 600 hp Mercury Verado V-12 outboards. The deep, plush bow lounge, served by a table, is reached […]

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2022 Cobalt R33

Stylish looks combined with luxury amenities. Courtesy Cobalt Boats Pull up aboard the Cobalt R33, and onlookers will know you have arrived. With its new side-entry door, you’ll step ashore with ease. While the available Seakeeper stabilizer eliminates one kind of rock and roll, the optional 4,000-watt Harmon Kardon audio system delivers the kind you […]

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Boat of the Year Finalists for 2022

Boating’s editors test more than 100 boats per year in just about every category. During 2022, our editors once again tested more than 100 boats, including PWC, 16-foot-long runabouts, cruisers, dayboats, and center-console boats in excess of 50 feet length overall. We tested gas boats, diesel boats, electric boats, jet boats, outboard boats, inboard boats, […]

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2022 Aviara AV40

The AV40 is packed full of performance. Garrett Cortese Engines My wife claims that a fine cabernet is the perfect complement to filet mignon. She may be right. Similarly, the new Aviara AV40 is an excellent match with two 600 hp Mercury Verado V-12 outboards.   Early outboard enthusiasts never envisioned pairing the then-tiny motors […]

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Three Iconic Boating Cities

For entertainment, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. It has three downtown docks, including this one at City Winery, a restaurant and live-music venue. Cate Brown 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. Chicago This city of 2.7 million doesn’t become an […]

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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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2022 Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E

The 222 FSH Sport E is full of hybrid features that make it suitable for fishing and family boating. Garrett Cortese Overview As a lifelong angler, I grew up fishing aboard plenty of spartan vessels. But the last decade has seen those hardcore center-console designs soften. Family-friendly features now deliver enjoyment and comfort for daylong […]

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2022 Scarab Jet 215 ID

The Jet 215 ID is built for having fun on the water. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats 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. Overview There are so many options offered for the Scarab Jet 215 ID, we’d be surprised if any […]

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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The Electric Enigma

The Electric Enigma Examining the pros and cons of clean propulsion More electric boats are launching as battery technology and designs improve. Competition between builders worldwide is pushing innovation because larger electric boats can go faster, farther, and are quieter than ever.  However, as the actual product is introduced, those boats must live up to, […]

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Parker sportsboats: Everything you need to know

Though originally famed for its robust offshore RIBs, Parker Poland is also an undisputed powerhouse in the world of recreational sportsboats. Parker 630 The company’s core ethos is to marry capable, seagoing hulls with high-quality construction and to bring its boats to market at remarkably accessible and reasonable prices. It also makes a point of […]

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Yamarin sportsboats: Everything you need to know

When Finnish Yamaha importer, Kesko, founded Yamarin in 1972, the whole point was to create a line of compact open runabouts that would dovetail perfectly with Yamaha’s outboard motors. Yamarin 63BR They met with tremendous success, quickly establishing Yamaha engines as the biggest player in the Scandinavian boating market – and 50 years on, Yamarin’s […]

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Galeon sportsboats: Everything you need to know

Founded in 1982, Polish builder, Galeon Yachts, is known for creating some of the most free-thinking and original motorboats and flybridge cruisers in the world. Galeon 325 GTO But as the builder behind Galia’s range of compact runabouts, its expertise in fast open sportsboats is equally well proven. Working hand in hand with celebrated designers […]

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2022 Sea Ray SLX 260 Outboard

The SLX 260 Outboard features a plush, sporty ride. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Overview Sea Ray’s SLX 260 debuts with a considerable buzz. The first sportboat to reflect the new design language Sea Ray introduced on the Sundancer 370 Outboard, it shares the latter’s S-shaped sheerline, prominent center crease (with pill-shaped logo) and aggressive forward […]

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