Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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Navico Fathom e-Power

Fathom serves as an integrated auxiliary power system that includes monitoring and control via a mobile app. Courtesy Navico 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. Fossil-fuel marine generators have long served the AC electrical needs of boaters while away from […]

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New Boat: Veer X13

Brunswick (owner of Sea Ray, Whaler and Mercury) launches entry-level boat brand. Veer X13 “A gear to explore the water on your own terms”—these are the words the builders at Veer Boats use to describe their new 13-foot-rotomolded boat called the X13 (starting at $12,000). When you take into account that the boat has a […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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2023 Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf

The deep-V hull cuts through chop. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s SLX 260 Surf serves boat buyers seeking wakesurfing thrills while delivering luxury and performance for those desiring the life aquatic.  This boat’s story begins with its performance. Our test boat sported MerCruiser’s bruising 430 hp 8.2L Mag HO with digital throttle and shift […]

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Inside Angle: The Great Golden Loop

In breaking down the Great Loop, Bill Prince finds a journey that gives both boaters and boats a second life. Doing the Loop is becoming as popular as filling Eliquis prescriptions among people who owned Led Zeppelin t-shirts 40 years ago. Even so, the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA) claims it’s still rare for […]

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How to Install a New Anchor Windlass

Whether you are replacing a windlass or installing one for the first time, we recommend taking a good look around the foredeck. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours […]

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Brunswick reports record sales at 2022 FLIBS

Brunswick Corporation announced another record-breaking performance at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with record sales and share gains from many of Brunswick’s award-winning brands. Brunswick reported the following notable outcomes from the four-day event: Sea Ray reported a 33% increase in revenue vs. the 2021 show and a 17% increase in overall […]

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Sea Ray SLX 260 Outboard

A new design language. By Alan Wendt Chicago has its Playpen, Muscamoot Bay on Lake St. Clair hosts the World’s Longest Raft-Off annually in August, and I’m pretty sure you can name many other summer gathering spots for boaters throughout the Great Lakes. Photos Courtesy of Sea Ray One thing they have in common are […]

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Heyday Launches All-New H20

Heyday’s new H20 launches with Mercury Marine V-drive power. Courtesy Heyday 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. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – October 21, 2022 – Building on the success of the multi-award-winning H22, Heyday Wake Boats today announced the launch of […]

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Sea Ray Debuts SLX 260 Surf

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEA RAY The newest member of the Sea Ray SLX 260 family is now available for order in North America. The SLX 260 Surf combines the luxury of the SLX 260 with innovative wakesurfing technology for the ultimate on-water experience.  “We kicked off the next chapter of the SLX line earlier this […]

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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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MarineMax announces new brokerage program

MarineMax introduced an all-new Platinum Brokerage program to recognize the most pristine vessels in the resale market and fill the boating and yachting dreams of boaters nationwide. “Throughout the years our customers have driven our growth into different markets, and this is something they’ve been asking for,” MarineMax chief revenue officer Chuck Cashman said. “The Platinum […]

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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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Sea Ray Debuts SLX 260 Surf

Sea Ray Boats SLX 260 Surf Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s next generation of sport boats is continuing to steal the spotlight with the introduction of the brand-new SLX 260 Surf. Combining the next-level luxury of the SLX 260 with innovative wakesurfing technology, the new vessel is crafted to elevate the experiences of boaters […]

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