New Boat: Jarrett Bay 56

From its belowdecks “Battle Station” and helium tanks to its abovedecks livewells, completely customized rods and fish fighting gear, this custom Jarrett Bay 56 is an angling boat like no other. “So this is the battle station,” says Capt. Brian Tambone. “Pretty much everything has its own perfect location and is safe in rough seas, […]

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So Others May Live

Reflections from a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Portraits by Keith Carlsen After a Long, Wild Ride, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Shannon Scaff Ponders a Storied Career and Plots His Next Big Mission. On January 25, 2000, the conditions off Elizabeth City, North Carolina were simply terrible. A cold-front-spawned low off Florida had inhaled a plume […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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Canvas to Transom

From Jimmy Buffett to Capt. Jack Sparrow, how a Florida artist became the world’s most elusive faux-teak painter. Photos by Mary Beth Koeth From Jimmy Buffett to Capt. Jack Sparrow, how a Florida artist became the world’s most elusive faux-teak painter. When you behold almost any masterfully painted faux teak patterned transom, you may notice […]

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Waterfront: American Dream

From entry-level to CFO, a Viking lifer’s career and the adventure machine he never imagined he’d call his own. John Kasinski enjoys a new phase of yacht ownership and reflects upon a 33-year career. John Kasinski was 21 years old when he started to work for Viking Yachts in 1989 as the Accounts Payable Clerk. […]

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Special Report: A Whale of a Problem for Boaters

NOAA Proposal Could Devastate Boating Industry. In the hopes of saving a declining population of North Atlantic Right whales, NOAA aims to institute a 10-knot speed limit along much of the Atlantic coast. We cut through the clutter and get to the heart of this matter with this emergency podcast with Viking Director of Government […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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Exposure: Viking Space Ship

This angle of a Viking employee in a Tyvek suit standing in the bowels of the 90′ hull offers just a taste of how much volume this ship will really have. Since the time of the Arc, boatbuilders have boasted about volume. Ol’ Noah undoubtedly would have extolled the virtues of his ship’s interior space […]

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New Rules of Fire Fighting on Boats

“It was like a fire-breathing dragon.” Fire on the water is no joke. Learn how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to, a worst-case scenario. It was a matter of 15 seconds from the time we smelled the smoke to the time the flames were just billowing,” said Arthur “Kitt” Watson in an interview with […]

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Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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Seakeeper Ride Sea Trial and Review

In an exclusive first test, Dan Harding reveals how the Seakeeper Ride will usher in a new era of stabilization—for the masses. Changing The Game. Again.  Seakeeper Ride is the first-of-its-kind Vessel Attitude Control System (VACS) that eliminates up to 70% of pitch and roll underway. “Nothing I can say will convince you. You’ve got […]

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How to Keep Your Boat’s A/C Running Strong

The ElectroStrainer from ElectroSea not only protects the raw-water conduit but also keeps the strainer basket free of growth. Even Flow Keep your strainer baskets clean and your A/C running strong. It always happens with a boat full of guests on the hottest day of the summer. The smiles on the happy faces in the […]

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