NMEA announces new board members

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the newly elected board members and officers who will serve a three-year term that began with the new year. The following individuals have volunteered their time to serve as board members and on various committees within the organization. New to their posts are Brian Kane from GOST-Chairperson, […]

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ABYC kicks off Standards Week 2023

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, kicked off its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. Participants at Standards Week will be part of the standards that are being revised or newly considered for development. […]

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Best head torch for sailing – tested

Searching for the best head torch, Fox Morgan gathered together a hot selection of some of the most popular head lamps on the market and reveals which one really is the best. What makes the best head torch for a sailor? Is it the red light facility? How about the ability to dim the white […]

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2023 Starcraft SVX 230 IO

The SVX 230 IO serves up an agile, stable and responsive ride. Bill Doster Overview Boatbuilders have long attempted to blend the size and space of a deck boat with the look and style of an open-bow runabout, but results are often mixed. Starcraft’s SVX 230 IO pulls off the challenge with aplomb. Hullsides carry […]

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Longboat Key Run Delivers Fun Minus Much Sun

By Southwest Florida standards, today’s weather for the casual fun run around Longboat Key was nothing special. The sun stayed mostly hidden in the overcast sky and the temperatures barely scraped the mid 70s. Ohio’s Justin and Johanna Beischel came all the way to Southwest Florida to catch some air on the final day of […]

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Transpac 2023

The first starts of the 2023 Transpac are just around the corner, and the wide range of our 55 registered entries prove that there is no one right boat for this classic 2225-mile ocean race. The current list ranges in length from Steve Campo’s Hobie 33 BAZINGA, to Manouch Moshayedi’s RIO100 to three MOD70 trimarans […]

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Barker 40 HPC: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The 40 HPC serves up a smooth ride. Courtesy Barker Boatworks Barker Boatworks began with building high-tech, Kevlar-reinforced vacuum-infused hulls with Michael Peters’ now-famous Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull design. When the company moved into performance catamarans, it looked again to Peters’ experience in design and performance. His long history of building competitive winning cats would […]

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How to make your brand irresistible

By Mark Overbye I want one. A flamethrower. Not sure why, I guess I’m intrigued by how they came to be.  There’s a guy over there I’d really like to start on fire. Too far away to use a match. If he sees me approaching he may not ignite while he’s running away. So it’s best to be […]

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ABYC’s Standards Week set for January 9-13

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for Standards and […]

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Kickstarting a Club

Start Your Own High School Bass Club Future Angler Foundation offers step-by-step suggestions for starting a new club program in youth-to-youth video. Photo courtesy of Bassmaster Forestville, WI (December 14, 2022) – Bass fishing clubs have made a big splash on the high school scene in recent years, helping bridge the gap between academics, competitive […]

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ABYC announces agenda for SUR/TECH conference

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced the agenda and opened registration for its SUR/TECH virtual conference, Feb. 7-8, 2023, offering continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine industry professionals. Attendees can choose one day based on topics of interest, or attend both days and earn up to 10 continuing education credits (CEUs). “We […]

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