TowBoatUS awards honors at New Orleans conference

During the annual BoatUS Towing Conference in New Orleans, La., the organization recognized its affiliates and its captains. TowBoatUS Long Beach was awarded Tower of the Year, and five captains serving locations in Key Largo, Fla.; Provincetown, Mass.; Cleveland, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Old Saybrook, Conn. were honored for their lifesaving actions. Owned by […]

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Cup Spy.. Kiwis AC40 test

Only two of the six teams entered in the 2024 America’s Cup sailed today, January 18, 2023 What happened in the Cup – January 18, 2023: INEOS Britannia last sailed out of Mallorca on January 14, 2023. American Magic sailed inshore again in Pensacola after deciding that the seaway was too extreme outside in the […]

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2023 Supreme S220

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INEOS Britannia in Mallorca

Cup Spy Jan 10 – Funky breeze gives Brits the run around in Mallorca What happened in the Cup – January 10, 2023: INEOS Britannia had their third sail on their LEQ12 prototype, in a funky breeze in Mallorca. American Magic did not sail, as signalled in their last report. Emirates Team New Zealand are […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

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American Magic sail in 2023

American Magic – AC75 Version 2 – Pensacola – January 4, 2023 – Day 27 What happened in the Cup – Jan 04, 2023:  American Magic – Patriot – AC75 – January 4, 2023 – Pensacola, Florida © Paul Todd/America’s Cup American Magic sailed on Pensacola Bay and was first team to go foiling in […]

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Why a Bigger Boat Isn’t Always Better

Bigger is often better, but there are caveats. Courtesy HCB Yachts If you go to a boat show, it’s impossible not to fantasize about moving up to a bigger boat. The imagination takes over and your brain only envisions the good stuff, like being able to overnight at the fishing grounds or the ability to […]

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TowBoat US Guntersville names new owner

880,000: That’s the number of sea miles former commercial fishing and charter Captain Stephen Clark has under the keel, an incredible distance earned over 40 years of chasing fish on Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Now Clark, who is known locally as “Captain Steve,” is the new owner of the […]

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Tackle and Techniques to Catch Trophy Kingfish

With sharp teeth and tails built for speed, smoker kings like this destroy all but the stoutest tackle. David A. Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. We’ve all seen it. A guy pulling dead cigar […]

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Electric vs. Gasoline Tow Vehicles

The Ford Lightning’s power and four-wheel-drive capabilities provided outstanding performance on wet, slick launch ramps during our tow testing. Robert 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. The age of electric vehicles (EVs) has arrived. As the world seeks solutions […]

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How to Rig Your Boat for Sailfishing

Sailfish anglers in the South battle winter winds and waves for the best action of the year. Harry Hindmarsh Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Successful live-bait sailfishing requires deep knowledge of this unique billfish’s migratory […]

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World Record Catches Likely to Stand Forever

World records come and world records go. That may sound a bit cavalier describing something as priceless and prestigious as an all-tackle world record, particularly for major game fish. But the fact is that such records are often surprisingly fleeting, broken by a larger fish caught years, months or even weeks later. In fact, there […]

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Tested: XO DFNDR 9

An adventure cruise spanning the Baltic Sea aboard a hearty XO DFNDR 9 proves Scandinavia to be a wildly underrated cruising destination. Baltic Blast The XO DFNDR 9 preparing for a Baltic Crossing. The waters are not usually so calm.  An adventure cruise spanning the Baltic Sea aboard a hearty XO DFNDR 9 proves Scandinavia […]

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Dometic Debuts Optimus Electric Power Steering for Inboard Watersports Boats

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TowBoatUS launches Weiss Lake operation

“Red is Ready” on Alabama’s Weiss Lake with the opening of TowBoatUS Weiss Lake. Located on the Coosa River Chain, the lake is known by many as the “Crappie Capital of the World.” Company owner Capt. Chris Day also owns TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake, and TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona in neighboring Georgia. All are part of […]

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Tips for Safely Trailering a Big Boat

Choosing a trailer with the right amount of axles will ensure your precious cargo enjoys a smooth ride. Courtesy Bill Doster Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The size of trailerable fishing boats has been creeping […]

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TowBoatUS Response Vessels Go Pink

TowBoatUS Long Beach, CA Courtesy TowBoatUS When recreational boats break down on the water and need help getting home, the red boats of the TowBoatUS towing fleet responded more than 90,000 times last year. For the month of October, however, five red towboats across the United States are going pink to bring the issue of Breast Cancer […]

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