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Bluewater Prep

Prepping a boat for bluewater travel is an order of magnitude more challenging than typical weekend boating or even coastal cruising.

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Boats For Sale at the CT Fall Boat Show

Starting this Friday, October 7, come see boats for sale from Sea Ray, Sabre, Tiara, Edgewater and many more at the CT Fall Boat Show

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Leen 72 Trimaran

The French builder’s flagship offers fuel-efficient cruising in a spacious package.

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New Boat: Prestige M48

Aimed at cruising families, the first launch in the French builder’s line of power catamarans has more than 2,300 square feet of living space.

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Dockside Chat on 3D Sonar Technology

Join Editor-in-Chief of PassageMaker Jeff Moser for a dive into 3D forward looking sonar technology with Bob Arrington and Matthew Zimmerman.

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Bering B76

On June 14th, at the Bering shipyard in Antalya, Turkey, the fully custom B76 Lemanjá left the shed and touched water for the first time.

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In Build: Leopard 40PC

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors—the Leopard 46PC and 53PC—the 40PC aims to incorporate speed and seafaring capabilities without sacrificing comfort and elegance.

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New Boat: Eastbay 60 (Video)

Passagemaker editor-in-chief Jeff Moser and Power & Motoryacht honcho Dan Harding Jr take a close look at the new launch for the reconceptualized Eastbay badge.

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Fleming 55: A Yacht That's Aging Like Fine Wine

The Fleming 55 has been produced every year since 1986, and it just keeps getting better

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The Sound of Silence

When the author grew tired of running a noisy genset while at anchor in his Selene 60, he installed a solar array.

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Built For Us All

Destined for Moorings charter fleets, the three- or four-stateroom Leopard 46 Powercat is a roomy boat for coastal cruising.

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Sound & Color

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 includes smart refinements as the line’s new flagship.

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Grand Voyager

The new flagship Grand Banks 85 improves yet again on what was already an iconic brand.

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A Giant Awakens

Northern Marine launches its best-yet 57, ready to cross oceans in comfort and safety.

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Shutter the Thought

A lifelong sailor and photographer does an about-face and refits a 1986 Grand Banks 32 for work and play.

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SoCal Starlet

The stunning, Art DeFever-penned, 60-foot Tonina hearkens back to simpler times on Los Angeles’ waterways.

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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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Boat Review: Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

Beneteau's highly anticipated flagship trawler makes her debut with room to move and horsepower to spare.

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Get Up and Stretch

It's important to have a midseason maintenance checklist and do regular maintenance in order to avoid any problems while cruising.

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Boating Among Giants

The rules of the road apply to all vessels large and small, but handling your boat around large commercial vessels requires more attentiveness than just following the rules.

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Happy Jack (of All Trades)

Inspired by a small tug, the Dunlin 22 is a factotum for its intrepid owner.

Strategies for Making an Offer

With limited supply, sellers have held the upper hand in the trawler market, holding out for top-dollar offers from buyers.

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‘Jump, Dan, Jump!’

Important pointers in docking your boat in order to avoid any incidents.

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Pure Purpose

The Camarone 40 can be designed as a pure powerboat, but she shines as a motorsailer.

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Telemedicine for Passagemakers

Having telemedicine service on board is especially important for cruisers who are more vulnerable to injury or illness because of age, chronic illness and pre-existing conditions, and it's also important to have as long-range trawler yachts cruise to more remote locations.

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The Joy of Being Unreasonable

It pays to ignore the accountants and uninitiated who say boating makes no sense.

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Into the Great Beyond

Our 2,344-nautical-mile voyage from Japan to Alaska on a Selene 53 was a cruise into beauty and history.

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Mini Salmon Burger BLT with Jalapeño Mayo

Ready to up your burger game? Skip the beef and go with fish for the perfect cocktail-hour finger food.

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Time-Out for Teak

To keep your brightwork in Bristol condition, use a two-part, liquid-based cleansing system, followed by a sealer.

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Sound & Color

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 includes smart refinements as the line’s new flagship.

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The ABCs of Bonaire

South of the hurricane belt, the mostly undeveloped Dutch island offers unique beauty above and below the sea.

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Time of Their Lives

A Michigan couple in their 70s spent nearly a decade refitting a boat for post-retirement cruising. Their first major outing was the Great Loop.

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Just Right

Numerous boats on the brokerage market can be ideal for a Great Loop adventure.

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A Veteran Skipper's Guide to Catamaran Cruising

A couple cruising the Great Loop on their 34-foot power catamaran has learned, once again, why they prefer the cat to a monohull.

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Back in the BVI

Now may be the best time in years to charter in the islands.

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Immutable Axioms

There is little we can be certain about when boating. Except for these things.

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Monkey Wrenches

No bananas, no schedule

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A Need for Speed

Editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson reflects on the remarkable modern age of passage making.