Lenny Rudow

Key West 219FS: Fishing for the Details

We got lucky with the Key West 219, and managed to spend many hours on numerous fishing trips aboard one before bringing you this review.

We test a 2016 Key West 219FS. Again, and again, and again. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Watch … [Read more...]

Ranger RP 190: Bold New Aluminum Bay Boat

Zippy? Youbetcha—with 115 SHO horses on the transom, we were cooking across the river just as fast as many high-dollar bay boats with twice the horsepower.

The all-new Ranger RP 190 may be made of aluminum, but it’s ready to serve as a heavy-duty saltwater fishing boat. This article originally appeared … [Read more...]

What Type of Boat is Right for You? Top 10 Choices for Boaters

Is a bowrider the best bet? Could a cruiser be in your future? Or, is a trawler at the top of your list?

Whether you’re a beginner boater who’s still trying to figure out basic boat terminology or an old salt who stays in tune with the latest boat design … [Read more...]

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage: Something’s Fishy

The all-new 2016 Boston Whaler 280 Outrage looks quite different from its predecessors, both inside and out.

The new 2016 Boston Whaler 280 Outrage is a fishing machine, but it incorporates some of the family-friendly features found on Whaler’s larger models. This … [Read more...]

Grady-White Fisherman 236: Center Stage

As is true on most center console boats, fishing remains the main mission, but the Fisherman 236 is dressed up with plenty of comfort-adding features.

The Grady-White Fisherman 236 center console takes fishing seriously, but also adds family friendly touches. This article originally appeared on … [Read more...]

Fishing Boats

The Tracker Pro Guide V-16 is a great example of a common aluminum fishing boat.

This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.   Would you like to own a fishing boat? Since you’ve ended up … [Read more...]

Wellcraft 241 Fisherman Bay Boat: Wow Factor

In the Tournament trim, the Wellcraft 241 Fisherman has more than enough razzle-dazzle to draw the eye.

Bay Boats are highly specialized fishing machines and there are entire companies built around this genre alone, so imagine our surprise when we got our … [Read more...]

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage: Totally Ripped, Totally Ready

The 2016 330 Outrage replaces the 320 Outrage., and while basic design and construction remain the same, there are some significant differences between these models.

When we ran the 2012 Boston Whaler 320 Outrage we found a rugged boat that was geared for serious offshore fishing—just like the rest of the Outrage … [Read more...]

Bayliner VR5: Boss Bowrider

The 2016 Bayliner VR5

Bayliner’s 2016 VR5 -- a new 20-foot bowrider --  is a development of the builder’s popular 185 model. And it’s quite a development. Improvements … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering Video Series: Expert Advice

Boat trailering gets easier with practice. Paul Cronin photo.

There are good things and bad things to say about boat trailering. For people who are used to it and have their systems down, the good far outweighs the … [Read more...]


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