Commentary: Event Overlap Inevitable For July Blockbusters

<!– Commentary / Uncategorized: Commentary: Event Overlap Inevitable For July Blockbusters –> In a perfect go-fast boating world, there would be more summer weekends, preferably of the three-day kind. No sane and fun-loving person will disagree with this. A few slots remain for the spectacular 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run. Photo by Tim Sharkey copyright […]

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Return of the J Class yachts

The incomparable J Class returns to Med fleet racing for the Superyacht Cup Palma and beyond. Andi Robertson tracks their form as the class returns to active racing once more The Superyacht Cup Palma has long proven one of the litmus test regattas in the modern generation of the J Class – a fleet popularly […]

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Blackfin 302DC

Weekend water retreat. by Alan Wendt Unless you really know somebody, or are somebody, getting your hands on a new boat has been a challenge the past three summers. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin COVID confinement and quarantine curbed traditional travel and brought an unprecedented number (39% of new boat sales) of first-time boaters into the […]

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Swimming Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is less than an hour hour drive north of Houston and about an hour east of College Station, Texas. It is an artificial reservoir created by the San Jacinto River Authority, the City of Houston, and the Texas Water Development Board in 1973. A dam was constructed on the San Jacinto River to […]

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Tactical Custom Boats’ Adventure 44

Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the imperative word. Photos by Phoenix Toomath The Perfect Trifecta Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the […]

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Southern California Bluefin Tuna Fishing at Night

Pacific bluefin tuna tend to retreat to greater depths at night in order to intercept squid and other forage rising amid the deep scattering layer. Guido Montaldo / shutterstock.com It was midnight aboard the 92-foot party boat Royal Star when the captain’s voice crackled good news over the PA. He had detected a school of […]

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Best Fishing Kayaks: 7 boats to serve the needs of any angler

A kayak is about the most versatile small craft you can own. Here’s how to get maximum use out of seven models that run the gamut from kayaks designed specifically for fishing to a few general-purpose paddlers. The author’s Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 is an all-purpose sit-on-top kayak outfitted for fishing. When my wife and […]

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Snorkeling in Fort Myers

Fort Myers is conveniently located between Miami and Tampa, on the western coast of Florida. Fort Myers offers many warm, tropical islands of multiple sizes, creating seemingly endless exploration opportunities for snorkelers and scuba divers. Fort Myers Beach is consistently warm year-round because it sits on the Gulf of Mexico. It has soft and white sandy […]

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Whaling Has Resumed in Iceland After Four Year Hiatus

No commercial whaling has occurred in Iceland for four years, except for a lone minke whale taken in 2021. But that changed on June 22 when a pair of whaling ships owned by the company Hvalur hf. departed the commercial harbor of Iceland’s coastal capital city of Reykjavic, according to the Iceland Review. A video […]

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Citizen science on a yacht – how you can help effect change

James Devoy on conducting citizen science on a yacht and why it is something anyone taking on a passage can engage with The notion of conducting scientific research or citizen science on a yacht can sound intimidating. It conjures up images of experts in white coats, working in clinical laboratories. The idea that the average […]

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Deepwater, Light-Tackle Fluke Fishing off Montauk

You don’t need heavy gear to hook fluke in deep water when the winds and currents are light. Tom Schlichter Capt. Marco DeStefano flipped his landing net upside down and spilled a 6-pound summer flounder onto the deck with a solid thud. Sliding smoothly across the stern, he immediately slipped the net under a second […]

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Things to Do at Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe sits 50 miles to the north of the beautiful city of Houston in eastern Texas. The artificial lake was created in 1973 when the west fork of the San Jacinto River was dammed by the San Jacinto River Authority, the City of Houston, and the Texas Water Development Board. By October of that year, […]

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NMMA releases demographic research

In partnership with agency partner, Cutwater, NMMA and MRAA conducted research that looked at the feelings and mindset of long-time boat owners, first-time boat owners and potential boat owners to be, their interests and key demographics. “We knew we couldn’t simply profile today’s boat owners to find the next generation. Given the shifts post-pandemic, and the […]

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Live-Lining for Striped Bass with Lady Liberty

Rockfish Charters gets up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. When I worked on Governor’s Island, the small island just south of Manhattan, I regularly watched fishing vessels cruise by the Statue of Liberty heading to or from the Gateway. I always thought there must be something magical about […]

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Angling Future – Teaching Youth to Fish

The Most Important Fishing and Boating Organization You’ve Never Heard of  The Future Angler Foundation (FAF) unites anglers and communities through education and outreach, with the overarching goal of growing the sport Forestville, WI (June 23, 2022) – Ever heard of the Future Angler Foundation (FAF)? Some tackle and marine industry members have, but a […]

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2022 Women Making Waves

By Boating Industry Staff Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. Now in its fifth year and becoming a part of Boating […]

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7 Tips to Plan the Perfect Boat Vacation or Yacht Rental

Great news: Since Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have lifted across the country, you have more options as to where to travel and what to do while there. You’re not alone. In fact, survey after survey finds high percentages of Americans are planning vacations this summer. Unfortunately, though, equally high costs for hotels, airline tickets, and more […]

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How to Run a Flats Skiff in Shallow Water

A flats skiff allows anglers to get to shallow waters. But those same waters can be incredibly unforgiving on lower units and boat hulls. Hang in the deeper channels if exploring new waters. Courtesy Maverick Boat Company The best way to explain running a flats skiff at high speed in shallow water is akin to […]

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Explore the Keweenaw Waterway with Keweenaw Boat Tours

PHOTO COURTESY OF KEWEENAW BOAT TOURS Keweenaw Boat Tours launched this year to provide visitors with a scenic exploration of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula the best way you can see it: via boat. Started by retired U.S. Coast Guard serviceman Jason Swain, Keweenaw Boat Tours explores the 25-mile waterway that bisects Michigan’s northernmost peninsula. “The Keweenaw […]

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Great Lakes Cruising Returns for a Record Year

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES After a two-year hiatus, cruising on the Great Lakes is back and 2022 is expected to be a record-breaking year with more cruise ships serving more passengers than ever, according to Cruise the Great Lakes, the region’s cruise marketing program focused on bringing economic value and growth to […]

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