First Look: ALL NEW Grady-White Adventure 218

Nearly 50 years after introducing one of the first walkaround cabin boats at the 1974 New York Boat Show, Grady-White continues to improve on this signature design with the introduction of the Grady-White Adventure 218. As seen in the new Adventure 218, today’s Grady-White walkaround is roomy, versatile, and luxurious–or as G-W describes it, an “RV […]

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Keith Poche – Featured on Bass Edge Radio Podcast

Keith Poche – Featured on Bass Edge Radio Podcast Bass Edge Radio, presented by Megaware KeelGuard with an extremely informative episode as MLF/Bass Pro Tour angler and 2022 BASS Opens Champion Keith Poche checks in for the featured Angler Spotlight in this top-rated podcast.  Bass Edge hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove dive into Keith’s […]

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October 2022 Issue

October 2022 Issue Paradise Found Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast, is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Pursuit OS 445 — Pursuit’s picture window. Boat Test: Tiara Yachts 43 LE — Crown jewel. Boat Spotlights: Fratelli […]

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Paradise Found

Photo Courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s “Shipwreck Coast,” is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. By Kath Usitalo On a sunny summer afternoon, the parking lot at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is filled with vehicles sporting license […]

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1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run Video Is One From The Heart—And Mind

As a general rule, videos capturing go-fast boating events are long on boats and short on story. Watching boat after boat running on a given waterway is compelling for a moment or two, perhaps even longer for the rightfully proud owners of each boat. But as storytelling meant to engage viewers outside a particular cockpit, […]

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Casting for Quality

Freshly-cast propellers cool off before moving on to the next steps. Charles Plueddeman Polished to a mirror finish and carefully engraved, a gleaming stainless steel propeller is like a piece of lovely jewelry for your boat. When exposed, the blades can dazzle other boaters like Harry Winston facets. The Investment Casting Process Goes Modern The […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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Refocusing on relationships

By Matt Sellhorst Have your sales become more transactional in the past several years? For many dealers that has become the norm with the flood of demand, the trickle of supply and limited time to get boats delivered.  Maybe you’ve had a few more disgruntled clients because of delays in major unit delivery. Maybe you’ve […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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Class 1 Team Defalco Planning Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Debut

Though Team Defalco’s New York-based owner/driver Mike Falco and throttleman Chris Hanley of New Zealand had hoped to be up and running in the Class 1 World Championship series a few races into the eight-contest season, supply chain delays and a shortage of qualified labor have sidelined them so far. The fifth Class 1 event […]

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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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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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The Golden Globe Race 2022

The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race made history delivering the first ever solo non- stop unassisted voyage around the world. Nine started, one finished, one died, one boat was lost. The legend of this amazing adventure was born. It was not a race like the America’s Cup. It was a challenge and display of […]

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Raiden Emerges—Waves And Wheels Nails Skater 50SS Conversion

Similar to what the team at Waves and Wheels did last summer after it finished the radical conversion of the Scalp Hunter Apache Powerboats V-bottom for longtime client Todd Crossley, Justin Wagner, the founder of the Osage Beach, Mo.-based marine audio, upholstery and fabrication shop, got together with his go-to video producer Andy Sievers to […]

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What’s Moving The Market

WHAT IS MOVING THE MARKETS?  10 Headwinds That Remain in Place In response to the recent steep pullback in stocks from their August highs, last week our Market Outlook focused on how uncertain and potentially volatile September (and October) can be to the stock market. You can review its charts and analysis here. What prompted this […]

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How to use your autopilot for downwind sailing

Round the world racer Josh Hall explains to Andy Rice how to make the most of your autopilot for downwind sailing to make your boat faster and safer Top-spec autopilots have become very sophisticated, not least in the use of AI (artificial intelligence), so much so that modern autopilot systems on an IMOCA 60 won’t […]

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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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Beat the Chill With a DryRobe

The DryRobe will keep you cozy on cooler days. Courtesy Morgan Burchell If you’re someone who lives in a cooler climate—or maybe you just like to get on the water year-round—it’s definitely in your best interest to add a DryRobe to your boat gear collection. There are a lot of accessories out there, but we […]

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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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Guest Column: Doing More with Less

Image: Alexander Grey via unsplash. It would appear that “doing more with less” could be the unofficial motto for today’s society, especially regarding the workplace. Restaurants, offices, tech companies and many other businesses are feeling the squeeze of being short staffed and finding it hard to recruit and retain qualified long-term help. What does this […]

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