Long Haul: One Man's Adventure in Building Custom

Long Haul: One Man's Adventure in Building Custom

Eight years in the making, a custom steel trawler far exceeds its owner’s needs.

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Simrad Celebrates 75 Years

Simrad looks back at its 75-year history and pinpoints some of its most innovative products.

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Builder Update: Grand Banks 85

Sea trials confirm long-distance cruising range at 21 knots, and more.

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Balmar Releases MC-618 Smart Regulator and SG205 Battery Monitor

Users can now monitor the charging system in realtime and manage charging programs from their smartphones.

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Refit Reality

There comes a time in every older trawler’s life when her owner is consumed by the desire to spit on his palms, hoist the black flag and consider a major refit.

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Trawlerfest Baltimore Dates Announced

Passagemaker's Trawlerfest series will return in-person to Baltimore's Inner Harbor this fall.

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This Cool New App Is Like An Airbnb For Dockage

Maryland startup Dockshare helps boaters find docks and dock owners make extra income.

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New Boat: Apollonian 52

A new boat from a new brand with Pacific Northwest roots, the Apollonian 52 is set up to be easily managed by an owner-operator.

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Out of the Ashes: The Story of A Boat Fire

A boat owner recalls his worst Memorial Day weekend surprise ever—the day his boat burned down.

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12 Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend—and Beyond

More people (newbies included) may be hitting the water this weekend than ever before. Here's how to stay safe while having fun out there.

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New Boat: Apollonian 52

A new boat from a new brand with Pacific Northwest roots, the Apollonian 52 is set up to be easily managed by an owner-operator.

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First Look: Leen 56 Trimaran (Video)

Leen Trimarans has launched the first hybrid exploration trimaran, the Leen 56.

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Virtual Debut: Aquila 54 Power Catamaran (Video)

Sweeping lines, a dramatic bow profile and wave-piercing bulb technology highlight the Aquila 54, which has made its official debut.

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North Pacific 49 Euro

North Pacific Yachts builds its 49 Euro for trawler fans with an affection for contemporary styling.

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Preview: Vicem 50 Classic

The fiberglass-constructed new Vicem 50 Classic model makes landfall in the U.S.

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Sea Trial Report: Back Cove 39O

The Back Cove 39O, the Maine boatbuilder's second outboard-powered model, is also its quietest yet, registering just 73 decibels at cruise.

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Editor's Cut: Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge (Video)

Tour the Endurance 720 by Hampton Yachts with PM's Editor-in-Chief Andrew Parkinson.

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New Models Underway At Nordhavn

Nordhavn Yachts has announced the addition of two new models to its fleet: the N625 and the N71.

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Bering Yachts Unveils 72 Explorer

Meet the Bering 72: a versatile explorer yacht designed for owner-friendly navigation and family expeditions.

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How To Find, Stop & Seal Water Leaks

The problem was easy to see. Figuring out the solution was another matter.

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Nautical History: The Unlikely Success of the Haitian Sloop

Whether serving pirates, traders or smugglers, these rustic watercraft are among the most successful small-boat designs in history.

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Pro Tip: How To Maintain A Working Windlass

When it comes to your windlass, what you "don’t" see is what needs the most TLC.

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Q&A: New Parts for Old Engines, Second-Hand Surveys

Your technical questions answered by some of the most experienced trawler minds on the water.

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The Coolant Recovery Bottle: Unsung Hero of the Engine Room

Here's how to make sure your coolant recovery bottle is properly installed and in good working order.

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Boat Handling Tips for Mooring Ball Mastery

Safely picking up a mooring will put you in the heart of harbor scenes that only boaters can enjoy.

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In the Market for a Boat? Weigh the Price Against QTR (Quality Time Remaining)

Forget the 5 percent rule. You’ll give up many other things to pay the price, whatever it is. Love always finds a way.

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Reality Check: Connected Cruisers Share the Liveaboard Dream

By filming their liveaboard experiences, these YouTubers are introducing thousands of people to the cruising lifestyle.

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How to Tame a Smelly Bilge

Smart maintenance will ensure that nasty stenches can’t collect in the bilge.

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For This Cruising Couple, It’s All About Downsizing and “Quicksizing”

There’s pleasure in any boating adventure, but for some, it’s better—and safer—to be able to get to your destination a little quicker.

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Riding Solo: How I Learned To Love Singlehanded Cruising

Couples cruising can be fun, but it can be equally romantic just sitting by yourself at anchor under a full moon.

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Why I Love My Boats

I hate to admit it, but I love being up to my ankles in barnacles and wood shavings, reeking of bottom paint, with fingernails that will take a week to clean.

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To Newfoundland and Beyond

Call Of The Wild: A Case for Cruising The Earth's High Latitudes

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Tortugas Bound: Exploring Florida's Last Piece of Wilderness

For the best snorkeling in the US, plus a great old fort, look no further than the Dry Tortugas.

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Point-to-Point: Touring Southeast Asia on a North Pacific 49

An adventurous cruiser encounters the delights of Southeast Asia on a North Pacific 49 Pilothouse.

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A Lowcountry Idyll

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway from Savannah to Charleston opens windows on the area’s rich history and sensuous delights.

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Trawler Life in the Land of Bergs and Fjords

Climbing a few rungs of latitude on a Nordhavn 46 to where Vikings once roamed proves to be an endeavor to write home about.

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Paducah, Kentucky: A Riverside Gem

Paducah and its unique river-town appeal is well worth a stopover.

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Refit Reality

There comes a time in every older trawler’s life when her owner is consumed by the desire to spit on his palms, hoist the black flag and consider a major refit.

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Gratification Aplenty Close To Shore

Coastal cruising has generated some of my most enduring memories and all the challenges I’ll ever need.

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Getaway Tinkering

Like good books, some DIY projects make a weekend aboard the boat even better.

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The Cruising Spirit

Ready to get back to cruising? In a roundabout way, the lessons of 2020 prepared us for the uncharted waters of 2021.