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The Benefits Of Co-Ownership

The Benefits Of Co-Ownership

The average trawler owner keeps his boat for around three years. Why not share the cost and work?

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Video: PM Editor's First Impressions on the Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

Beneteau’s new flagship trawler is a major departure for the shipyard. Hop aboard with us and see why.

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Help Wanted

Charts are about to change in a big way. Here's what that means for you.

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Raymarine Introduces Next-Generation Radar

Cyclone solid-state CHIRP pulse compression open-array radars tout striking form, extreme capability, and ruggedness.

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Gyro Stabilizers Are On a Roll

The gyroscopic stabilizer market is expanding, with new companies getting in the game.

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A Need for Speed

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

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North Pacific Yachts Wins People's Choice Award at Trawlerfest

Trawlerfest Baltimore show-goers name the North Pacific 49 Euro as the 2021 "People's Choice."

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Seattle Yachts Acquires Bullfrog Boats

Bullfrog Boats is a leader in quality yacht tenders and utility vessels.

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Kadey-Krogen Unveils New Models

Shipyard announces the Kadey-Krogen 60 Open, Summit 54 Coupe and Summit 62 Motoryacht.

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Knowing Your Limits

There are no rest stops along the transoceanic highway.

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Showstoppers: New Boats That Wow

An inside look at the year's best new boats for cruising enthusiasts.

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Life Proof 35 Full Cabin: Review & Sea Trial Report

The military-grade Life Proof 35 Full Cabin can do many things that trawlers do—at more than twice the speed.

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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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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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Trawler Q&A: Drogue Drama, Lubrication Hacks, and more

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

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Something Borrowed

The Dynamo Too concept is a stich-and-glue version of William Garden’s plank-on-frame Dynamo.

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A Smart-Looking Tie

Handling the lines while docking at a marina is a skill as important as handling the boat itself.

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Inside a Kadey-Krogen's Stunning Refit for Living Aboard

When these Kadey-Krogen owners decided to refit their 48 for living aboard, the skipper had to adjust to the architect, and vice versa.

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Beautiful Mind: A Man's Quest to Build the Perfect Boat

There are few folks like Sam Devlin—artist, perfectionist, and dreamer caught in the profession of boatbuilding.

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Is Oil Analysis That Important?

Experts say yes, and the lab report can reveal a ton about the health of your engines.

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Ray and Maggie Gent, Fleming 55

Since deciding on a used Fleming 55, this couple are realizing their passagemaking aspirations while cruising the Australian coast.

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Meet the Man Who "Really" Started Charter in the BVI

History credits Jack Von Ost with the advent of BVI charter. But there was another man before him. His name is Paul Gouin—and we sat down with him for an unexpected history lesson.

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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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Dabbling in DIY? Sometimes the Best Plan of Action is "To Not To"

Ernie was the ultimate DIY boat owner. Until this one time...

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Beautiful Mind: A Man's Quest to Build the Perfect Boat

There are few folks like Sam Devlin—artist, perfectionist, and dreamer caught in the profession of boatbuilding.

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Beware the Witches and Dimwits

Only those skippers with a taste for misfortune fail to follow boating’s superstitions.

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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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Slowing Down in the Grenadines

The Grenadines are a paradise of islands with unique character and widely varied offerings for cruisers looking to expand their horizons.

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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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A Need for Speed

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

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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.