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Nordhavn Co-Founder Jim Leishman (Podcast)

Nordhavn Co-Founder Jim Leishman (Podcast)

Leishman talks about the success of the new N41, what’s next from its Turkish yard, building fast trawlers while still staying firmly in its full displacement lane, and introducing new technology to venerable builder’s model line.

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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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Record Attendance at Nordhavn Rendezvous

The largest Nordhavn Owners Rendezvous ever got underway May 10 at Victoria International Marina on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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2022 Trawlerfest Baltimore ON SALE

Join us for an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, first-class education and demonstrations, the latest in marine products and services, and opportunities to share cruising adventures with fellow cruisers and industry experts.

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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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Accidental Rescue

A pleasure cruise to the Dry Tortugas becomes a rough-weather mission of mercy.

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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 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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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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Saving the Sarinda

A couple taking on the restoration of a WWII-era vessel—and showing the progress on weekly YouTube updates—is inspiring tens of thousands online.

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In Build: Sirena 78

Sirena Yachts will premiere their latest semi displacement, flybridge-equipped vessel, the 78, at the Cannes Yachting Festival which is slated for Sept. 6-11.

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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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Return to Glory

A yacht designer is tasked with helping to restore a treasured Huckins to prior beauty, while upgrading her to cruise into the 21st century.

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New Boat: Cape Sable 38

The Canadian launch is based on a traditional Cape Islander lobster boat, designed with a cruising couple in mind.

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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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Balancing the Equation

The Apollonian 52 was designed from the start to fill a void in the market for 50-foot cruising boats.

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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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Tough Little Duck

The Surf Scoter 26, named for a stout seabird, can be matched to a range of power options, each with its own advantages.

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Vital Fluids

Understanding fuel-flow and filtration systems is vital to diagnosing and fixing engine-power loss.

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Conduits to the Sea

Inlets are a gateway to adventure, but without preparation and local knowledge, they can be downright scary.

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All About the Survey

Survey days are long. They can be overwhelming. They’re still worth every last minute and dollar.

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Happiness is in the Sole

Appropriate footwear for boating, and for pre- and post-boating activities, is not a one-shoe job.

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The 90% Toolkit

Nearly all jobs on a boat can be done with a relatively small assortment of tools.

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Shore Party

Finding the right tender can make your cruise memorable for all the right reasons.

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The Dinghy of the Land

Cruising with bikes is a fun, healthy and convenient way to see and experience more.

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Bent out of Shape

That’s how I feel after looking at some of today’s design ideas for onboard berths.

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Good Scents

Boats can be a bevy of bad odors. Tracking them down and keeping them at bay requires strategy and planning.

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Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka Buns

Inspired by a TV sitcom and a trip to the Big Apple, the chef created this delectable dessert.

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Immutable Axioms

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

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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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Just Right

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

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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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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

The pandemic still poses some travel challenges, but 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.