Category Archives: Boats

Back To Basics – Retromarine 21′ Cape Island Trawler

When I was a boy, and full of adventure, I remember sneaking down to the covered boat docks at my favorite Colorado River vacation spot (Winterhaven, AZ) and perusing the variety of boats that made that place their home. Among … Continue reading

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Get To Know The Extraordinary Caledon 27

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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Cutwater Boats Debuts the Cutwater 30

– A Press Release from Cutwater Boats – Cutwater Boats has announced the introduction of its newest and largest cruiser, the Cutwater 30. The new boat makes its inaugural appearance on Jan. 25, 2013, at the Seattle International Boat Show, … Continue reading

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ALBIN 28TE – At last, a trailerable Albin Yacht!

I’ve always been a fan of Albin boats. They are very well-built, and the designers seem to have thought a lot about the owner when they designed seating, compartmentation and passageways, among other things. The Albin 30 Family Cruiser was … Continue reading

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Nordic Tug 26 – A Tug For The Compact Yachtsman

One of the most captivating dreams I had when I was imagining owning a boat was centered around the Nordic Tug. There was a nicely-cared-for Nordic Tug (NT-37 I think) kept at the covered dock about a half-hour from my home, … Continue reading

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The Excitecat 810 – A 26-footer that breaks all the rules!

One cannot spend their time reviewing compact yachts and not be impressed by a catamaran that, while just 26.5 feet in length, features TWO private sleeping cabins and a FLY BRIDGE (in addition to a comfy interior helm station). If … Continue reading

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The Aylward 25 – A venerable, trailerable trawler from Shelburne, Nova Scotia

The morning was perfect. The sea was calm, There was just the lightest of breezes, the sun was coming up and the gas tank on my Rosborough RF-246 was full. I completed my pre-cruise checks, cast off of the La … Continue reading

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Kadey-Kroden Open House coming in Florida

Stuart, FL—Kadey-Krogen Yachts will host their annual spring Open House on March 3, 2012 at their headquarters in Stuart, Florida, offices located at 610 NW Dixie Highway … Read about it in the NEWS section

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Ranger Tugs introduces new 31′ trailerable tug!

Kent, WA—Fluid Motion, LLC, the designers and builders of the popular line of Ranger Tugs have introduced the newest model in the fleet—the Ranger 31. The new R31 will debut this month at the Seattle Boat Show in the Stadium … Continue reading

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The Rosborough Seaskiff 22′ – A ‘pocket lobsterboat’ for your next boat ride, fishing trip, crab/lobster trap run or on-water camping adventure!

A History of the boat by Peter Brown for compactyachts.com In 1976 Royal Lowell designed a pocket lobster boat for inshore fishing. Royal had great success as one of the first designers who capitalized on converting traditional wooden boats into … Continue reading

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