Evinrude E-TEC G2 Series Outboards

Evinrude's E-TEC engine cowlings are pretty striking. You won't mistake them for anyone else's engines.

In a big move for American outboard engine development, Evinrude has introduced the E-TEC G2 series engines, in 200-, 225-, 250-, and 300-hp horsepower … [Read more...]

Ocean Watch Magazine Online: Get Smart, Get Involved

Ocean Watch Magazine is an online collection of expert articles covering conservation issues and suggesting hands-on approaches for boaters.

There’s a lot of urgent news today about the perils that the world’s oceans are facing – plastic pollution, warming, acidification, loss of species, … [Read more...]

Mercury Racing Introduces the Verado 400R

The new Mercury Racing 400R.

Mercury's Verado engine series keeps getting revamped, refined, and more powerful. One of the latest offerings -- from Mercury Racing -- is the Verado … [Read more...]

Boat Hatch and Locker Struts

Gas struts, aka gas lifts or gas springs, help raise everything from bait-well covers to heavy engine hatches.

Among the parts that buyers and owners of used boats will probably have to replace at at some point are the nitrogen-filled gas struts (aka gas springs, … [Read more...]

What’s Inside That Center-Console? Five Surprises

The Chris-Craft Catalina 34 has impressive amenities below the console -- and lots of light. Note the horizontal window over the sunpad.

Time was when center-console boats were pretty small and had single engines, and the only things under the consoles themselves were engine batteries, wiring, … [Read more...]

Scarab 215 HO Impulse: Two Jets, No Waiting

The 215 HO Impulse is Scarab's top-of-the-line model.

The scarab beetle was revered in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life’s eternal cycle. Its image decorated architecture and was carved into amulets. It … [Read more...]

Vanquish 24 Center Console: High-Tech Inboard Power

The Vanquish 24 Center Console is an inboard with graceful lines -- flare forward and plenty of tumblehome aft.

Naval architect Doug Zurn has designed quite a few eye-catching and successful boats, both sail and power, usually combining classic, graceful elements … [Read more...]

A Video Series with Great Angling Lessons: Got Bait?

Lenny Rudow with a favorite lure.

Ask anyone who knows Lenny Rudow, a senior editor at boats.com, and they’ll tell you that he’s a fishing nut. Nothing, but nothing, makes him happier … [Read more...]

Boat Latches and Locks

The new latch is installed -- and sealed better than the last one.

One of the hardest things to do when you buy a used boat is source replacement parts -- especially when things are out of warranty, or worse, when the … [Read more...]

International Coastal Cleanup: Let’s Do It!

This particular concerted cleanup effort gets tons -- literally -- of good work done. Click on the image to see the cleanup results by the numbers.

Saturday, September 20th, is International Coastal Cleanup day. It's an annual event, started and promoted by The Ocean Conservancy. If you've never participated, … [Read more...]