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In-depth power cruiser reviews that give you an inside look at new and used boats of all cruising styles, shapes, and sizes. PassageMaker Magazine, the cruising under power authority, covers the boats, owners, gear, and destinations of those interested in seaworthy, ocean-going motorboats— traditional full-displacement or faster semi-displacement trawlers, efficient lobster-style Down East boats, leading-edge multihulls, spacious pilothouse motor yachts, trailerable pocket cruisers, or even bluewater motorsailers.

Boat Preview: Lagoon 630 Motoryacht

Lagoon 630 Dock

Walking up to the Lagoon 630 you can’t help but notice her presence at the dock. Her sheer size, especially a whopping 32′ 6″ beam, serve to make it a difficult to take it all in with one glance. She’s big in girth, not especially tall, and…

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Arawak’s Restoration: an interior facelift


Over the past two years, Arawak, a 1996 Grand Banks Motoryacht, has been undergoing a complete overhaul and refit. She came into port a tired, weather-worn charter boat ready for some major TLC. Arawak’s appointments were outdated, her varnish was peeling, and the hatches were…

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Viking Landing in New York City

Draken Header

A replica of the sort of ship that carried the first Europeans to America is currently sitting in the North Cove Marina in Manhattan, NYC.  A few blocks west of One World Trade and in the heart of Battery Park sits not a replica of…

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Chartering History: M/V Westward

Placard designating the MV Westward as a historic place, designated by the National Parks Service.

Cruising the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska is a passage that inspires many. Considered some of the best cruising in the world, the trip up “the inside” presents opportunities to travel along pristine and rugged coastline, visit isolated bays and fjords, and have up-close experiences…

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