Cape 31 Key West Regatta

Sunshine sailing in the picturesque blue waters of Key West is what the Cape 31 Class signed up for and that is just what they got. Roosters. Mount Gay Rum. Key lime everything. Blue water. Island culture. As well as some great competition – the Southernmost Regatta has it all. A perfect week for the […]

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Tiara EX 60 Sea Trial and Review

Part express cruiser, part motoryacht, the EX 60 doesn’t fit any one category precisely, which explains why Tiara adopted the Adventure Series moniker. Great Expectations A late-fall shakedown proves that Tiara’s flagship—the EX 60—has substance to go along with her style. Tiara EX 60 Photo: Alex Slikkers The October winds off Lake Michigan deliver a […]

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2023 JANUARY FT. MYERS BOAT SHOW AND BEYOND

I am excited to report that the 2023 Boat Show had record attendance during at least one of the 4 days at the Ft. Myers ‘Downtown Location’. Full of vendors and people excited about getting out during the beautiful weekend to enjoy the boats and products that are representative and reflected of SW Florida lifestyle. […]

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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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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Formula 387 Center Console

Fish and Play Formula’s 387 center console comes in two styles, but they share the love of fishing and the need for playtime. Formula has re-entered the center console market with vim and vigor, meaning its enthusiasm and positivity with the introduction of the 387 CCF and 387 CCS has fishermen and their families realizing they […]

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2023 Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf

The deep-V hull cuts through chop. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s SLX 260 Surf serves boat buyers seeking wakesurfing thrills while delivering luxury and performance for those desiring the life aquatic.  This boat’s story begins with its performance. Our test boat sported MerCruiser’s bruising 430 hp 8.2L Mag HO with digital throttle and shift […]

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Strategies for Targeting Redfish in Cold Water

When you think of inshore fishing in Florida, it’s hard not to think of redfish. Known for their copper-bronze coloring and iconic spotted tail, redfish can be caught throughout Florida in coastal waters and estuaries year-round. They are, without a doubt, one of Florida’s more widespread inshore species and one of the most popular sport […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Spinnaker hoists

In the first of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip explains hoisting an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard Double-handed sailing skills are increasingly important to master as the recent boom in double handed racing, both inshore and offshore, continues and boats designed for couples to cruise two-up become ever more popular. We […]

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Logbook: Dream On

  Is there a better boating adventure than the Great Loop? There’s something about the end of the year that conjures dreams of The Great Loop. In a complete coincidence both Bill Prince and Mike Smith use their columns this month to discuss this nautical endeavor. Bill addresses boaters that wait until retirement to tackle […]

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Discover Puerto Rico

Warm Up to Puerto Rico The island is a U.S. territory and a gateway to the Caribbean. It’s amazing how little most U.S. mainlanders really know about Puerto Rico. Sure, plenty have flown to the island or even taken cruise ships to San Juan, the capital of this United States territory, but I’m not convinced […]

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Late Fall Fishing Bonanza In Raritan Bay

The clear, crisp air in November brings beautiful sunrises. With the New York skyline outlined by a deep-red sky and a little mist rising off the water, the scene was set for a magical day on the water—if the fish were willing to cooperate. The truck reported 35 degrees when I got in, but with […]

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Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak

Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak By: Chandler Parker Hitting the lake with a fishing kayak simply isn’t enough; to maximize your chances of catching quality largemouth bass, you’ll need to know how to use that kayak properly. You’ll want to understand how to control your fishing platform—as well as cast, present, and retrieve […]

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