World’s coolest yachts: Biscuits Cantreau 2

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Vincent Laurent Prevost nominates Biscuits Cantreau 2 Biscuits Cantreau 2 was a Formula 40 trimaran designed for Jean Le Cam in 1987. “Formula 40 was a class born in France with a very simple rule for […]

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Offshore Wind and Dead Whales

Humpback whales, similar to this one, have been involved in a number of strandings and deaths off the New York Bight in recent months. Elianne Dipp via Pexels While I hate to say it, whale strandings and deaths along the East Coast aren’t particularly unusual anymore. Since 2016, there’s been a whopping 178 whale mortality […]

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Marine Products releases Q4 and 2022 fiscal results

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) has announced its unaudited results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral’s sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral’s outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats […]

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Right Whale, Wrong Tack

The right whale named “Snow Cone” and calf sighted off Fernandina Beach, Florida in 2022. Snow Cone has been entangled in rope since March 2021. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit 20556-01 If you know me, you likely know that in addition to owning a charter fishing business, I’ve dedicated a […]

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The Difference Between Variable and Fixed Business Expenses

The Difference Between Variable and Fixed Business Expenses Business expenses are costs that sustain a business. Also known as deductions, business expenses are recorded on the income statement and are subtracted from your business revenue to determine your company’s net profit or loss and taxable income. It’s important to note that various expenses can be […]

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Orca Display 2

Norwegian marine tech startup Orca is releasing Orca Display 2. The new display solves the biggest problem boaters face onboard: It is extremely bright and easily legible in direct sunlight, it handles very high temperatures, and is incredibly fast – offering more than 60% better performance than the previous generation display. A new benchmark for […]

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Second hand boats: Buying a family yacht

Will Bruton takes a look at the positives and potential pitfalls in buying a family yacht so you can cruise the world with the kids in tow Buying a family yacht with room to accommodate young and old means looking for some very specific characteristics. Having enough space for living, studying and – increasingly commonly […]

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Waypoint: Anna Maria Island, Florida

Anna Maria Island is a beautiful slice of Old Florida and a rootsy destination for day trippers or passagemakers. Photos by Dori Arrington While the barrier islands along Florida’s west coast stand steadfast to the wind and waves, they are also vulnerable to the ravages of tropical storms. Hurricane Ian showed us just how fragile […]

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Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers

Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers The Holidays are upon us! Are you struggling to find that perfect item for the angler in your life? If so, this curated list of essential items is sure to please the special person that seems to already have it all. This isn’t run-of-the-mill fishing gear, but rather, top-notch equipment that […]

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New Boat: X Shore 1

Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. Fast and powerful and affordable, X Shore ups the electric ante—again. X Shore 1 In September 2022, Sweden’s X Shore boats unveiled what it hopes will be a game-changing entry into the electric market. It’s a 21 foot, 30-knot speedster called the X Shore […]

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Mercury Marine Unveils V10 Outboards

Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Nov. 15, 2022) — Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado® outboard engines. […]

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Mercury Marine Introduces First V10 Outboard

Mercury Marine has introduced the world’s first V10 outboard as part of its Verado line, seen here on a Boston Whaler. Mercury Marine Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, today introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado® outboard engines. Consistent with the […]

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Mercury Marine Launching V-10 Verado Outboards

<!– New Products: Mercury Marine Launching V-10 Verado Outboards –> During a press event yesterday at its Lake X product development and testing facility, Mercury Marine introduced the first-ever V-10 outboard engines in the form of 350- and 400-hp Verado models. According to a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., company, the SmartCraft […]

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Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Kevin Escoffier

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Helen Fretter looks at Kevin Escoffier’s chances Kevin Escoffier is a hugely experienced ocean racer, a Volvo Ocean Race winner and a member of Loick Peyron’s Banque Populaire V crew that smashed […]

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