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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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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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Burger Boat Company Introduces 66 Motor Yacht

The Burger 66 motor yacht concept includes options for flybridge and extensive internal customization.

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Live Demo: Outer Reef’s "Bridgeview Deck"

Outer Reef presents an innovative new feature to enhance outdoor enjoyment on board.

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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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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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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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The Accidental Refit

Ahead of a busy cruising schedule, an ’80s vintage Grand Banks 36 gets a new lease on life.

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So Long, Sternbidextrous Life

The double-ended Tyee 33 underscores why two sterns can, sometimes, be better than one.

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Before the Deal

Preparing your team and documents before making an offer on a trawler will save you time and hassles.

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The Boat Buyer's Survival Guide

Here's some expert advice to help you avoid common boat-buying blunders that cost you money—and your pride.

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Anchor Like A Pro: Math and Management (Part 2)

Let's take a deeper dive into the science of not going anywhere.

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Anchor Like A Pro: Math and Management (Part 1)

There's more to "dropping a hook" than simply tossing your anchor overboard.

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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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Kevin Fairbrother, 1989 Offshore 48 Yachtfisher

Having completed the Great Loop in his Offshore 48, this classic trawler owner still lives aboard, cruising extensively up and down the east coast.

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Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

This go-to meal for a busy weeknight appears on our table at least a dozen times each summer.

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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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Freaks of Nature

New wave-measuring technology shows how rogue waves reach up to 100-foot heights.

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Trawler Appeal: What Makes a Marina Great for Long-Range Cruisers

Good marinas make for easier boating. Great marinas are the stuff of fantastic cruising memories.

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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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Cleveland, Ohio: "The North Coast"

This port city located on the southern shore of Lake Erie is fast emerging as a favorite waypoint for inland cruising.

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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.