Category Archives: Boats

Aspen Cat C90 – A Single Engine Catamaran With New Hull Technology, a Diesel Powerplant & 3 gph at 16 Knots …

Once in awhile a small yacht is introduced that changes the way similar yacht designers and builders look at their vessels. Larry Graf – the guy who helped Glacier Bay Catamarans become the powerhouse designer/builder they have – founded Aspen … Continue reading

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The Rosborough RF-246 – The Boat That Ended Our 30-Year Search

I had spent most of my adult life hoping to own a trawler … a moderately large one of between 40 and 60 feet in length. I had familiarized myself with Nordhavn, Northern Marine, Kady-Krogen, Selene, Nordic Tug, Defever, MainShip … Continue reading

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Nimble Nomad 25 – In A Class Of Its Own

Nimble Boat Works, formerly of Clearwater, FL and presently located near Tampa, FL builds one of the most unique and quality-proven small yachts for inland water cruising. The Nimble Nomad 25 has changed very little since the first one came … Continue reading

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North Pacific Yachts NP28 – Establishing New Traditions

North Pacific Yachts has not been around a long time by yachting standards, but they’ve certainly made their mark in the yachting business since the company’s inception in 2004. The NP43, the yacht they started with, is still the largest … Continue reading

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Cutwater 28 – The builders of famed Ranger Tugs may have ‘broken the mold’ with this boat.

Cutwater Boats is new, but the concept behind the creation of the new Cutwater 26 and 28 is tried and true, and backed by the people who make one of most respected “tugs” in the business … the Ranger Tug. … Continue reading

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Armstrong 25 Weekender Catamaran

The advantages of aluminum construction, the ruggedness of a commercial boat, and the stability and space offered in a catamaran come together in the Armstrong 25 Weekender. Armstrong Marine, Inc. of Port Angeles, Washington builds this boat (and many larger … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay Cat 2680 Completes 2700 Mile Odyssey

Glacier Bay Catamaran’s model 2680 made a 2700 mile odyssey between Seattle, WA and Glacier Bay, AK, no small accomplishment for a boat this size. This is also the vessel which completed a 1378 mile run to Midway Island in … Continue reading

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Acadia 25 Lobster Boat – Old Fashioned Excellence

Built to look and handle the water in the manner of traditional lobster boats, the Acadia 25 doesn’t disappoint. The Florida-built boat boasts standing headroom in the forward V-berth and amenities found on much larger craft. Atlas Boat Works in … Continue reading

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C-Dory Venture 26

Just say the name C-Dory in a place full of boating enthusiasts, and you’ll get an idea of the following this company has. Manufacturer of some 9 models of vessels, this maker is perhaps the largest, most recognized builder of … Continue reading

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Seaway 24 Coastal Cruiser

The Seaway 24 Coastal Cruiser has been called a “close cousin” to the Rosborough RF-246, and the boat resembles the Rosborough at first glance.  There are some significant differences both in construction and layout, and some conceptual differences in the … Continue reading

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