Propane Safety for Boats

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Relatively speaking, propane is a fairly new fuel aboard boats. As recently as the 1970s, the majority of recreational boats relied on denatured alcohol, … [Read more...]

Sportsman Open 282 Tournament Edition Review

Twin Yamaha F200s launch the Sportsman Open 282 to a top-end of nearly 60 MPH.

The new 2017 Open 282 TE center console provides an abundance of deck space to accommodate serious anglers. This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [Read more...]

Mako 414 CC Review

The 2018 Mako 414 CC has more than mere mass.

The 2018 414 CC is one apex predator of a fishing boat, the largest ever built by Mako Marine. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted … [Read more...]

Four Great Outboard-Powered Bowriders for 2017

The Sea Ray 310 SLX OB

If you’ve been paying attention to current trends in the U.S. boat market you’ve likely noticed that boat builders are putting outboards on just about … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grand Banks, Monk, Kadey-Krogen

1981 Kadey-Krogen 42

If you’ve got a bad case of nautical wanderlust... well, we’ve got a potential cure for you. It’s trawler-time in this installment of Expert’s … [Read more...]

Spring Outboard Commissioning

A photo of an outboard engine with its cover off.

Getting your outboard ready for spring launch is just one of the projects ahead of you in the full commissioning checklist, and it's often sort of a good … [Read more...]

Four Top Towboats for 2017

The Moomba Helix serves up performance, luxury, and fun at a reasonable price. Moomba photo.

As the sun’s beams grow more direct and intense each day, local waters are warming, and the 2017 boating season is getting underway. Among the itchiest … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Albin, Nordic Tug, Eagle

1988 Eagle 32 Pilothouse Trawler

Good things really do come in small packages, especially when it comes to pocket cruisers. These pint-sized, passage-making powerboats subscribe to the … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Boston Whaler, Twin Vee, Mako

1968 Boston Whaler 17 Eastport

We’re celebrating center-consoles this month for our Expert’s Choice installment, having pored over many dozens of listings to find a couple of true … [Read more...]

Five Fabulous Runabouts for 2017

The Glastron GT 180 is simple, versatile, and priced right. Glastron photo.

A runabout is a boat with such a wide definition that it’s a challenge to decide whether to include certain boats inside that definition or exclude them. … [Read more...]


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