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Lakeshore Life
Sarnia Bay Marina
Silver Lake


BoatU.S. Lists Top Ten Boat Names

BoatU.S. Lists Top Ten Boat Names


Does your boat have a unique name, or are you using a nautical pun popular with other boaters? You can find out with BoatU.S.’s list of the top ten boat names for 2016. The list was calculated from a collection of more than 8,500 boat names provided by boat owners across the country over t.... Read More

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Jeanneau Leader 46

Ports of Call

Alaskan Adventure

Alaskan Adventure

Inside Passage, Alaska

Alaska is not an easy place to get to. Yet, once you arrive you will spend the rest of your days praising the area and planning your next trip back. I have been to Alaska twice now — both times as a guest of NW Explorations and its famed “Mother Goose Flotilla.” My first cruise was a three-week trip in 2010 that began at the company’s home base in Bellingham, Washington and ended in Ketchikan, Alaska. This time around, NW Explorations — a first-class charter service and brokerage firm — invited me on a weeklong journey from Juneau, Alaska, navigating through the Inside Passage and ending up at our destination of Ketchikan. Why Mother Goose? Alaska occupies a vast amount of space. You can start your engines and go for three days straight and never see or hear another human being. There are no stores or shops, no newspapers, magazines — just you, your travel companions and the breathtaking landscape. Smartphones will not get you very far. You can go days without being able to place a call, unless you have a satellite phone. If a lone or inexperienced boater got into trouble, the probability of finding someone to help would be very.....

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Absolute Yachts 45 STY

Absolute Yachts 45 STY


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