Gary Reich

Great Watersports Boats from Malibu, Monterey, and Scarab

If there’s an option or creature comfort that Malibu’s flagship M235 doesn’t have, chances are you don’t need it. Photo courtesy of Malibu.

There are few better ways to beat the summer heat than jumping in the water and riding behind a boat on a wakeboard, waterskis, or maybe a tube or two. … [Read more...]

Nine Ways to Beat the Summer Heat on Your Boat

An electric fan or two below can mean the difference between a sleepless night and a good night’s rest. Photo courtesy of Hella.

As a liveaboard who spent a decade’s worth of summers at anchor, I earned a PhD in dealing with heat on a boat. And we’re not talking your run-of- … [Read more...]

Big Bowrider Roundup: Three Great Models for 2016

Sea Ray 280 SLX

Ten years ago most any bowrider over about 25 to 27 feet in length would have been considered truly huge by most standards. Today, however, these boats … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grady-White, Carver, Supra

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If variety is the spice of life then this month’s perusal of the listings here on boattrader.com are spicy indeed. Among the thousands of listings on … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Used Boat

Sea trials are always exciting, but don't let emotion rule you., and if you're new to the game take along an experienced friend and/or your surveyor.

Whether you’re eyeing an old, beaten-up fiberglass skiff for crabbing or you’re dreaming about a rugged trawler that will help satisfy your dreams … [Read more...]

Family Fishing: Essential Gear and Tips To Get You Going

Fishing with family and friends is a great way to make the most of a day on the water. The good news is that getting started is relatively easy. Photo courtesy of Lenny Rudow.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I fully embrace the old saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.” My addiction to … [Read more...]

Five Great Fishing Apps That Aren’t Fishing Apps

A Tide Graph Pro screenshot.

If you’re an angler, it’s certainly no secret that you can find and download literally hundreds of different smartphone and tablet apps that promise … [Read more...]

Runabout Roundup: Three Top Picks for 2016

The Four Winns S215 can blast up into the 40-mph range with its standard powerplant, providing a lot of fun for the buck. Photo courtesy of Four Winns.

What the heck is a runabout, anyway? Well, according to Chapman Piloting and Seamanship (a must-have book if you're new to boats) it’s any smaller-sized … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Boston Whaler, Carver, Viking

2013 Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

A recent browsing of Boat Trader listings produced a real cornucopia of results, especially when it comes to boats that represent a good value. Among those … [Read more...]

Boat Waxes and Polishes for Making Your Gelcoat Shine

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If there’s one thing that gets anyone with a boating affliction pumped up, it’s a glossy shine on a fine-looking boat. But if you’ve looked down … [Read more...]


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