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Prestige 550 Flybridge

Expect the unexpected. Thats what ran through my head as I toured and tested the Prestige 550 with J.R. Means of Bayport Yachts. Because I had tested the smaller Prestige 500 18 months prior, I expected pretty much the same thing plus five more feet. Damn if I wasnt surprised again.

Anchor Safely at Catalina

Part of the work of selecting a safe anchorage during your trip to Catalina Island is doing research on the weather during the time you are there. Check the VHF forecast on your radio, or stop in at the Harbor Department prior to departing for the island.

Hampton Endurance 658 LRC Motoryacht

Hamptons new Endurance series of long-range cruisers may well persuade many people that the cruising lifestyle can be as comfortable, luxurious and even more exciting than staying ashore.

Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe

Initially known for its sailboats, Bavaria has been working diligently to stake its place in the power yacht market for the past 15 years. Now, the builder has reached the West Coast with its Virtess 420 Coupe, a versatile boat that combines German engineering with a palatable price point and then spices up the mix with a few wow factors.

Prestige 550 Flybridge

Prestige 550 Flybridge

Delivering the wow factor — times four

Expect the unexpected. That’s what ran through my head as I toured and tested the Prestige 550 ...


Hampton Endurance 658 LRC Motoryacht

Hampton Endurance 658 LRC Motoryacht

More comfortable, luxurious and exciting than staying ashore

Hampton’s new Endurance series of long-range cruisers may well persuade many people that the c ...


Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe

Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe

A coupe that flies

Initially known for its sailboats, Bavaria has been working diligently to stake its place in the pow ...


No Knottiness

No Knottiness

Quick Cleat $12.95-$29.95

The Quick Cleat provides a quick and easy way to secure docklines, anchor lines, mooring lines and f ...


Seeing In Color

Seeing In Color

Infinity Marine Receiver $289.95

Color audio screens often add a touch of what feels like luxury. Prospec Electronics’ Infinity ...


Bring the Heat

Bring the Heat

Air Top Evo

The great outdoors can get chilly. Keep the cabin warm and comfortable with Webasto’s Air Top ...


Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood

Cetol Marine Natural Teak Wood Finish $45.99/quart

Preserve and maintain the beautiful wood finish on your boat with Cetol Marine Natural Teak Wood Fin ...


Bumper to Bumper

Bumper to Bumper

Standard Fender $225-$660

Simplify and reduce your time spent docking with the Standard Fender from StormFender. The fender fe ...


When we cruise in our 34-foot Sea Ray and moor overnight at a marina, we hook up to shore power. Som ...

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Barbecuing: Gas or Charcoal?

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I’m getting ready to sell my boat. It has a DSC radio that I’ve registered with the FCC. ...

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Anchor Safely at Catalina

Anchor Safely at Catalina

Part of the work of selecting a safe anchorage during your trip to Catalina Island is doing research ...

Know Your Diesel’s Rating

Modern computer-controlled marine diesels are a marvel of engine technology, and like all technologi ...

Check Your Boat’s Vitals

From time to time, I have occasion to captain boats other than my own. No matter if its my boat or s ...

5 Ways to Murder Your Diesel

5 Ways to Murder Your Diesel

It wasnt Col. Mustard in the library with a loofa, or even Miss Scarlett in the foyer with a broken ...

Battery Power Advances

Lithium ion battery technology has been slowly, over the past couple of years, making its way into t ...

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