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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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The ALPHA-LIST – one inexpensive safety item every boat should feature …

There are many checklists that go through your mind when you’re preparing to take your yacht ‘out’, but I want to suggest that (if you don’t already have one) you create an “Alpha Checklist” for your vessel, and get in … 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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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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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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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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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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