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SPOTLIGHT: Bufflehead 22 – Tiny Tug, Big ‘Tude!

SPOTLIGHT: I can imagine there’s a great story or geographical edifice that the name must have come from, but I don’t know it. What I do know is that the Bufflehead 22 has great features, tug-like sea keeping characteristics and … Continue reading

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MAYRIK P214 – A 21-foot mini-trawler that crossed the Atlantic!

Since it’s successful Atlantic crossing in the summer of 2008, the Mayrik P214 has faded from the public eye and consciousness. I found only a few savvy marine buffs who’d followed the spunky 21-foot trawler since its well-publicized development and trans-Atlantic … Continue reading

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M.M.S.I. Number = Marine Mobile Service Identity Number; PREPARE YOUR DSC FOR AN EMERGENCY … for free!

Why are less than 50% of yachtsman prepared to use DSC (Digital Selective Calling) in 2011? For years now, all new permanent-mount VHF radios (and some portable radios) sold in the states have been equipped with the DSC feature, the … Continue reading

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An Excellent Portable Refrigerator/Freezer for your Yacht!

Like many yachting folks, I have found the need for a supplemental freezer to be a high priority, especially when setting course into ‘marina-less’ waters, which are where I want to go most of the time. I finally purchased a … Continue reading

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BACK COVE 30 – This luxurious lobster yacht is feature-rich, built to last generations and ready for your next adventure!

The sense that you’re witnessing nautical history is strong when you see the Back Cove 30. Like her big sisters, the Back Cove 34 and 37, she exudes class, charm and a sense of her Maine heritage as a down … Continue reading

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CAFRAMO: Top-Quality Marine Fans; RARE Customer Service

by Steve Reeves In “Kokomo”, my Rosborough RF-246, I have two 6” fans mounted to the ceiling, in the forward corners of the wheelhouse. They come in handy in the summer for cooling, and in the winter for defrosting the … Continue reading

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NEWSPOINT: Bellingham Yachts Welcomes Cutwater Boats

(Press Release) Kent, WA—Fluid Motion, builder of Cutwater Boats, has grown its dealer network with the addition of Bellingham Yachts as the Pacific Northwest dealer for the trailerable cruisers which debuted at boat shows earlier this year. The Cutwater 26 … Continue reading

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Caledon 27 – Luxurious Woods Inside, All Business Outside

Caledon Boatworks has been building quality yachts – and acquiring a reputation for these vessels – for 30 years in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Caledon is a family company that shows fierce pride in their work, and an equal affinity for … Continue reading

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TomCat 255 – A Tough, Versatile (Twin Hull) Cruising Yacht

The TomCat 255, a remarkable boat by Triton Marine, is a fiberglass catamaran with many of the advantages of a mono-hull yacht and the stability of a twin-hull. It’s design has attracted many compact yacht enthusiasts as well as fishing … Continue reading

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Albin 30 Family Cruiser – 2 cabins and a legendary hull … Made in the U.S.A. & based on the famous Swedish North Sea vessels

Portsmouth, RI is home to a boat builder that has been building examples of the finest down east vessels for 45 years in the U.S., and 111 years if you include its Scandinavian heritage. Albin Marine, which is a descendant … Continue reading

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