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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.