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Cruising Lifestyle

A sample of the cruising-under-power way of life, written for boaters by boaters. Whether you plan to spend years, or a couple of weeks a year, aboard, whether you’re interested in bluewater ocean passages, or enjoying a slow cruise on the Great Lakes or the rivers of America’s heartland, we offer stories of true boaters sharing their experiences and insights of the cruising lifestyle.

Le Boat to Make a Splash (or three) in 2017

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Delphia Yachts is scheduled to build and launch three new models for European-based Le Boat next year. Le Boat offers private charters for canal cruisers throughout Europe, including Ireland, Holland, France, Italy, and other dreamy locales. The three new models will follow the success of…

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Multiple ways to Interact with PassageMaker

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Here are some of the many ways to follow and interact online with PassageMaker magazine. Whether through our new Instagram account where we will post galleries of cool photos, or via Twitter, Facebook, or our website, we are constantly updating each with new posts, images,…

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Fitness Afloat: The Trawler-Friendly Fitness Test

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We all want to know we’re fit, but finding a universally applicable test is a real challenge. Enter Dr. Claudio Gil Araújo and his Sitting-Rising Test (SRT). Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the SRT can assess your musculoskeletal fitness and may potentially…

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VIEWFINDER: Lunenberg By Lunar Light

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My wife and I were slowly heading back to the States after a six-week cruise of Nova Scotia and Bras d’Or Lake. Our Selene 53 trawler, Big Smile, was anchored in Lunenburg Harbor for three days and we were enjoying the spectacular weather. We had…

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Fitness Afloat: The Not-Workout Workout


Ken Kesey once said, “you’re either on the boat or off the boat.” Well, Kesey actually said “bus” instead of “boat,” but I’m taking literary license for the sake of boaters everywhere.

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