Aqua Patio Pontoons
Classic Craft
Clayton NY Photo by Matthew Stephan
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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Ports of Call

Lakeside Retreat(s)

Lakeside Retreat(s)

Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin

I’m plopped cross-legged in the center of Appleton, Wisconsin’s Houdini Plaza, thumping an inverted paint bucket with a pair of wooden drumsticks. It’s a blue sky day pretty enough to make anyone sing, or, in our case, pound out some increasingly complicated rhythms — this unlikely band of toddlers in sundresses, teens in baseball caps, business people on a lunch break, fellow boaters, and me. We’re taking a free drumming class. And it’s just one of dozens of activity options on the docket of the four-day Mile of Music Festival, where the music is original and you can’t really sit on the sidelines when surrounded by such a creative culture. In one direction, a giant Cat in the Hat sits perched atop the Trout Museum of Art, the community-created art project broadcasting a Dr. Seuss exhibit within. To another, a stained glass tower blends the work of photographers and artists over the years, and from all directions waft the sometimes-competing sounds of singer/songwriters. Some 200 bands are in town, playing 600 or so all-free concerts inside taverns, restaurants, brew pubs, chapels, pizza parlors, auditoriums and parks. .....

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Boat Spotlights

Absolute Yachts 45 STY

Absolute Yachts 45 STY


Boat Tests

Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX


Jeanneau Leader 36


Absolute Navetta 52


Sea Ray 310 SLX


Premier 310 Encounter


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