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Manitou 25 Legacy LT
Manitou 25 Legacy LT
Is it a pontoon or a rocket ship?
01-Mar-2019

On my way to Duck Lake, just south of Lansing, Michigan, I thought about the last time I drove here and the surprise I found when I arrived.

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Formula 400 SSC
Formula 400 SSC
Forty-foot sports crossover satisfies every family member’s must-haves
01-Mar-2019

Active boating families want to maximize their limited boating time but sometimes that can be difficult.

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Marlow 70E Mk2
Marlow 70E Mk2
Improving one yacht at a time.
01-Feb-2019

David Marlow builds high-end, classically elegant, striking yachts.

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 47
Beneteau Swift Trawler 47
Cleverly designed trawler built for long-distance cruising.
01-Feb-2019

Over decades of boating, my wife and I have exchanged a closet full of nautical t-shirts and hats that were humorous in their day.

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Tiara Sport 34 LS
Tiara Sport 34 LS
Game two of Tiara’s doubleheader.
01-Jan-2019

As I drove out to Tiara’s Corporate Yachting Center in Holland, Michigan, in mid-August, I passed a group of kids playing baseball in a local park.

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Glastron GTDW 225
Glastron GTDW 225
Surfing and fishing machine.
01-Jan-2019

Someday I expect the GPS voice navigator to replace that annoying “recalculating” with, “Oh! I see we’ve arrived in Traverse City, Michigan; shall I adjust your course to the Glastron plant in nearby Cadillac via the Traverse City Pie Company?”

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Stingray 216CC
Stingray 216CC
Center of attention.
05-Nov-2018

It’s no secret that center consoles have been increasing in popularity as more and more boating families discover the versatility of an open boat layout.

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Scarab 255 Open ID
Scarab 255 Open ID
Point and go.
05-Nov-2018

Who would have thought that the tagline of a product sold some 40 years ago — from one of the first infomercials ever created — would influence the way people purchase boats today.

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Marlow 53E
Marlow 53E
You won’t believe it’s only 53 feet.
01-Oct-2018

Although I’m not old enough yet to be mumbling incoherent statements under my breath on a regular basis, I am guilty of this action on a recent sea trial.

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Jeanneau NC 1095
Jeanneau NC 1095
Crafty maneuvers.
01-Oct-2018

The Jeanneau New Concept (NC) fleet topped out at 29 feet up until this summer, when the French boatbuilder introduced a new NC flagship, the 1095.

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South Shore JUN17
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