The Passagemaker New Boats Preview 2020-21

The Passagemaker New Boats Preview 2020-21

Twelve bold new boats for a brave new world


TrawlerFest returns to the Pacific Northwest

The Show Goes On

The fall boat show season is always a sleigh ride, but this year is a whole new game.


Massive Detached Coral Reef Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef System

Shocking 500-meter reef find (the first in over 120 years) is taller than the Empire State Building.


Siren 3 Pro Released

Siren Marine's next-gen connected boat system enhances vessel monitoring and control.

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TrawlerFest Goes Virtual

Passagemaker's signature event finds an exciting new digital home this year as TrawlerFest LIVE. Dates set for November 12-14.

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U.S. Maritime Administration Issues GPS Warning

Boaters are advised to use redundant systems after reports of lost or inaccurate GPS signals.


First Nordhavn 41 Hulls Headed To California

New model set records for Nordhavn pre-orders, with commitments on the first 22 hulls.


5 Common Misconceptions About the Ocean

Here are the facts behind some common ocean myths, according to NOAA.


Highfield Boats Goes Land Cruising

Highfield Patrol 540 RIB guest stars on popular YouTube channel "Tula's Endless Summer."


6 Pocket Cruisers Ready to Hit the Road

Here are six capable cruisers you can strap down and take with you virtually anywhere.


The Top Catamarans of 2020

Our annual review of the most significant new power catamaran models to hit the market this year.


Soul Of A Workboat

A wooden Canadian classic makes an elegant transition to yacht life.


A Tale of Two Trawlers

As a flybridge or a sedan, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 weaves performance with practicality.

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Family Fun on the MJM 43z

This high-tech performance outboard day & cruising yacht is perfectly sized for couples and younger families.


Ultra-Performance MJM 53z Outboard Day-Yacht

The MJM 53z is a high-performance luxury outboard day-yacht, ideal for entertaining large groups, weekend cruising or live-aboard journeys.

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Burger Delivers Sun, Speed and Fun in a Luxurious New Concept

The new concept from Burger combines it all for adventure seekers who demand control.


Vicem 67 Cruiser

The customizable Vicem 67 Cruiser moves (quickly) beyond one-size-fits-all.


Refit or Ruin: The Story of the Arthur Foss

The 131-year-old tugboat Arthur Foss rushed for Klondike Gold, starred in a 1933 Blockbuster and dodged the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, she needs us.


The Case of the Mysterious Self-Starting Diesel

Is it possible for a diesel engine to start up all on its own?


Bottom Kisser: A Seaman's Tale

A boat by any other name will still hit the bottom if you’re not paying attention at the helm.


How To Use Prop Walk for Single-Screw Boat Handling

Once you learn to make use of your boat’s sliding stern, close-quarters maneuvering will be far easier.


How To Keep Hull Marine Growth In Check

While not a replacement for bottom paint, Ultrasonic Antifouling systems can help keep your hull cleaner, extend paint life and improve fuel economy.


7 Technicalities To Consider Before Buying That Boat

Expert troubleshooter Steve Zimmerman's top seven technical tips for boat shoppers.


The Socially Distanced Guide to Pandemic Boat Shopping

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, the process of buying new and brokerage boats is moving online.


Northwest Passage: The Land of Ice and Dreams

A couple spends seven years exploring the Northwest Passage and beyond.


Halibut in Parchment

Equally healthy and tasty, here's a method that turns out perfectly cooked fish every single time.


Teachable Moments

People are buying two things during the Covid-19 pandemic: boats and dogs. Both require training and practice.


Take the Cruising Personality Quiz

Are you and your partner bound for bulkhead bliss? Find out now.

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Steve Murdock

This proud Fleming 55 owner isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves, taking on numerous projects to make "Patriot" her cruising best.


Adventure School

Buying a boat was always going to be a sacrifice—a sacrifice that the Rey family felt would pay dividends.


Northwest Passage: The Land of Ice and Dreams

A couple spends seven years exploring the Northwest Passage and beyond.


Maine's Historic, Haunted Isles of Shoals

When an eerie fog rolls over Gosport Harbor, you can't help but feel "The Weight of Water."


The Florida Keys: A World Unto Itself

You can spend months exploring these approximately 800 islets. Some boaters are so enchanted, they never leave.


San Juan Islands: Gems of the Pacific Northwest

Leave your cares—and straw hats—behind when you explore these majestic islands.


Maine's Penobscot Bay: Classic Cruising in the Northeast

Penobscot Bay embodies all that is the Maine coast: charming working waterfronts, extraordinary gunkholing and, of course, lobsters on the boil.


British Virgin Islands: A Reachable Dream

A magical playground for children of all ages, the BVI have topped cruising itineraries for eons—and with good reason.

TrawlerFest returns to the Pacific Northwest

The Show Goes On

The fall boat show season is always a sleigh ride, but this year is a whole new game.


Change in Latitude, Change in Attitude

I’m looking forward to my next cheeseburger in paradise, and I hope you are too.


Brave New World

In the midst of a pandemic, I've been planning my next waterborne endeavors. Haven't you?


Wet On Arrival

As with life, cruising doesn’t always work to schedule.

Featured Listings


Market Share: Teddi Bear

An onboard heli merely scratches the surface of this 55-footer’s liveaboard luxuries.


Supersize Passagemaker: The 105' Poole Chaffee - Rouge (Video and Gallery)

MY Rogue was transformed in a 1999-2000 and again in 2009 with refits that included all new Systems and a redesigned bow, flybridge and swim platform. The outdoor spaces are simply amazing with at least half-dozen different areas to relax in. In a 2018 Interior refit - All new carpeting, furniture, bedding and decor were replaced to create a stunning interior.

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For Sale: 28-Foot Forest Service Cruiser

Turn this diamond in the rough into the perfect NW pocket-cruiser.