Battle of the Crustaceans: Lobsters vs. Crabs

Best Region for the Season Lobster New England and Canada are known as major lobster hubs along the Atlantic, and Maine is one of the most famous regions in the world for these mouth-watering delicacies. For the freshest catch, Maine’s top lobster-loving towns include Rockland, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Georgetown, Harpswell, Kennebunk and Ogunquit. Crab More Read More

Topsail Island, NC

Located north of Wilmington and just south of the New River Inlet on North Carolina’s scalloped southern coast, Topsail Island remains a well-kept secret among locals. You can’t blame them. This kind of laid-back charm is hard to come by, with many nearby beaches awash in tourists and traffic. Part of the reason Topsail has Read More

Eco-Friendly Boats

As I exited the pool, my wet feet left dark footprints on the deck. I watched the footprints fade under the mid-day sun and thought of the travel quote “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” No doubt, the temporal nature of such footprints is what Chief Seattle, a 19th century Native American chief, referred to when Read More

Popular Boating Accessories for 2021

Looking for the coolest new boating accessories for 2021? Us too! We’re always on the lookout for what’s new, what’s cool and what’s just plain fun. We’ve put together a list of our favorite boat gadgets and other cool boat stuff guaranteed to make your dockmates green with envy. While some are practical, others are Read More

Florida’s West Coast Sweet Spots

LIKE NIGHT AND DAY, the glitz and glamor of Florida’s East Coast gives way to nature and nurture on the state’s laidback Florida West Coast. Here, crowd-free white sand beaches stretch along the Gulf of Mexico; vast preserves are packed with more fish, bird, and wildlife than people; and smaller cities wear their history and Read More

Cabrito Anyone?

“Ferocious with life” was writer John Steinbeck’s description of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. The 760-mile long Baja Peninsula is a ribbon of majestic mountains flanked on one side by the vast Pacific Ocean and the other by a turquoise sea, dotted with islands. Cactus and scorpions dominate the arid landscape while the warm waters teem with Read More

Environmental Twists and Turns

COVID-19 MAY HAVE put a new spin on how we boat, but it has not put a stop to the boating lifestyle — perhaps just the opposite. Many brokers are reporting a spike in boat sales as people look for new ways to enjoy the outdoors safely and maintain social distance. That is not saying Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

FUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ultimate Dual Water Slide Sprinkler & Splash Pool Thegennaio Perfect for body boarding on a hot summer day, the kids will love this inflatable, double-wide sprinkler slide. The set includes a 190” slide ending in a splash pool, two speed boards and sprinklers that soak kids the entire way Read More

Cooling Systems Tips & Products

TYLER AND AMY were ready for their summer vacation aboard the boat. Slip reservations were confirmed, the refrigerator was stocked, and the weather forecast double checked. Tyler couldn’t believe what he was hearing when Amy came up on deck and said she didn’t think the air conditioner was working. Tyler checked the thru-hull and overflow, Read More