The Need For Less Speed: Storm Drogues And Sea Anchors
Storm drogues and sea anchors can vastly improve your comfort level at sea. Often confused as the same piece of equipment, a speed-limiting storm drogue and a sea anchor serve two very different purposes.
Warp Speed: Running The All-New Beneteau Swift Trawler 30
Beneteau launched the first Swift Trawler, a 34-footer, in 2010. Since then, with more than 350 boats built, the line has grown to include 44- and 50-foot models. And now the 30.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: In Defense Of The Cruising Life (BLOG)
Our culture does not take kindly to nonconformity. It is the scorn of our peers probably more than anything else that hinders our living out of our unique center. The fear of others’ opinions—their ridicule—their cross examinations paralyzes us more effectively than flat-out opposition.
Azimut, MarineMax Deliver First Magellano 76 To U.S. Waters
A big day for the folks at the company's Clearwater, Florida, headquarters, the 76 fills a niche in the american trawler market by aiming to mix luxe, European styling with hardcore cruising-range and seaworthiness.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Fear, Phobia, And Floating (BLOG)
Every time I set off on a long cruise I am anxious and, if I am honest, I’m somewhat panicked. What if something breaks? It will. What if plans don’t go as I thought? They won’t. So, Why go? Simple.
Eco Challenge: One Man’s Quest to Build an Eco-Friendly Passagemaker, Part I
Having the opportunity to imagine and oversee the building of my own ideal Inside Passage vessel has been exquisitely educational—initiating a chain of engaging design, building, voyaging, and teaching adventures.
For Cruising's Sake: Testing The Artfully-Designed MJM 50z
Efficiency at cruise is in the eye of the beholder. And when that cruiser only gets an occasional three-day weekend away, the MJM 50z can change the game.
Concept Craft: Get A First Look At Beneteau's Hybrid Prototype
There have been some great success stories in the realm of green boat-building, but hyrbids continue to be imperfect and in uncharted territory. Beneteau and Elco may have struck gold.
Neptune Marine Announces Latest Addition To Elling Line
The new model, dubbed the E6, will build on their line of semi-displacement, high-efficiency cruisers established by previous models, the E3 and E4, starting with their first launch in 1997.
Issue Preview: Reviving The Perfect Family Cruiser (GALLERY)
Meet the November/December cover boat, a restored Fisher Trawlers 38 named Salty Dog. Resisting the draws of all that is shiney and new, Dave Abrams found an uncommon English cruiser loaded with potential.
Bering Yachts' Latest Cruiser Hits The Water For Testing (VIDEO)
Designed as a coastal cruiser with long-range abilities, the B70 features a relatively shallow draft (4' 6") coupled with a reported range of 2,500 miles at a cruising speed of 8 knots.