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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Knowing Your Limits

There are no rest stops along the transoceanic highway.

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Why "Always Wear Your Life Jacket" Might Be Terrible Advice

Of course you should wear a life jacket, but it’s not as simple as just saying “always.”

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A Labor of Love

Meet Pete Langley, the salty sailor who saved Washington's historic Port Townsend Foundry.

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The Lives of Harbormasters

National Harbormaster Appreciation Day is coming soon, but most people don’t realize everything that harbormasters do.

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Trawlerfest Newport Postponed

The Trawlerfest events team has made the difficult decision to postpone Trawlerfest Newport.

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How Four Digits Brought Me Back to My Cruising Roots

797.1 is a wonderful place full of fantastic boats and mariners—and enough inspiration to last a lifetime.

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Electric Boat Completes All-Solar Generated Cruise to Alaska

A father, a son, and a dream of zero-impact passage making culminates in a record-setting 1,400 mile voyage.

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Bering Yachts 77 Explorer Arrives (photos & video)

Veronika, the 77-foot passage maker by Bering Yachts, prepares to embark on an Australian nature expedition.

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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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Nordhavn 41 Sea Trial Review (w/video)

The N41 is the smallest model Nordhavn now offers, but she makes a big impression.

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Top 10 Components of the "Perfect" Great Loop Boat (Podcast)

From air draft to shore-power cords, here's what you really need in a boat to complete America's Great Loop.

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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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Q&A: Swinging on the Hook, Halyard Shackles & Cruising Preparedness

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

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Add More Gear with Smarter Power Distribution

Understanding power distribution can help you make smarter choices when adding equipment.

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Bar Hopping: The Most Dangerous Game?

Crossing a bar safely requires careful planning and good seamanship. A little local knowledge helps, too.

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Top 25 Tips for Foul Weather Cruising

Here's how to instill confidence and ensure safety aboard when the skies turn black.

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The Ultimate Haul-Out Guide (Includes Free Checklist)

Whether hauling out annually or less often, follow this haul-out game plan to get the most from your time "on the hard."

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Get Your Shine On: Top Varnishing Tips for DIYers

A great varnishing job is a blend of smart preparation and time-sensitive application. Here's the right way to do it.

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How to Update Your Boat's Refrigeration

Think ice is a Stone Age method of keeping food cold? Maybe you need to install some extra refrigeration. But first, read this.

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Halibut Ceviche

Any whitefish will do, but Alaskan halibut gives this dish a special quality.

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The Lives of Harbormasters

National Harbormaster Appreciation Day is coming soon, but most people don’t realize everything that harbormasters do.

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How Four Digits Brought Me Back to My Cruising Roots

797.1 is a wonderful place full of fantastic boats and mariners—and enough inspiration to last a lifetime.

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Electric Boat Completes All-Solar Generated Cruise to Alaska

A father, a son, and a dream of zero-impact passage making culminates in a record-setting 1,400 mile voyage.

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Bill Nieman, 1984 Kadey-Krogen 42 Owner

For empty nesters Bill and Joan Nieman, the next chapter—living aboard their 42-foot Kadey-Krogen—has allowed them to keep dreaming big.

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Legends of the Fall: Power Cruising In New England

Many boaters haul out as soon after Labor Day as practical. But for the hearty and adventurous, the autumn cruising gamble can be rewarding.

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Troubled Waters: Washington's Deception Pass

Navigating the Pacific Northwest’s Deception Pass is a challenge, even for experienced skippers.

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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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Knowing Your Limits

There are no rest stops along the transoceanic highway.

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How Four Digits Brought Me Back to My Cruising Roots

797.1 is a wonderful place full of fantastic boats and mariners—and enough inspiration to last a lifetime.

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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.