Beneteau Launches Fall Season: Showcases New Boats

BWS just spent two lovely days sailing new boats on Narraganset Bay. Group Beneteau launched their U.S. fall season by bringing five new boats to Newport and then inviting yachting journalists from all over the world to come and try them out.  Of note for all cruisers is the brand

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventure Last Blog

Landfall in Cowes after 3,100 Miles from Newport The sun was just rising as we closed in on the Needles, those chalky, wave-worn cliffs that mark the western entrance to the Solent, the Isle of Wight and Cowes, which marked the end of our 3,100-mile transatlantic passage aboard Maverick. For

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2018 Miami Sailboat Show Preview

For the last decade or more, the sailboat section of the big Miami boat show, called Strictly Sail Miami, has been held at Bayside at Miamarina near downtown Miami. The powerboat section of the show moved to Virginia Key, next to Key Biscayne, two years ago and has settled in

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Owning a Boat in a Charter Fleet

BWS caught up with multihull experts Steven and Estelle Cockroft, who run the website www.catamaranguru.com, to discuss the pros and cons of owning a yacht in a charter fleet  (published January/February 2018) You are one of the leading brokers in the multihull world, what got you to this point in

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Rough Night to Havana

Part 2: After a boisterous delivery from Pensacola to Key West, the author and two pals set off in his Catalina 31 with an organized rally to Cuba  (published January/February 2018) A blast from the air horn at 3 pm announced the start of the rally to Cuba, 97 miles

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Stay in Touch

"Stay in Touch!" It's a common enough term, but one that takes on many places and is important to many people  (published November/December 2017)   As I write this, two days ago Hurricane Irma roared through Florida. Yesterday, September 11th, marked the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade

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Learn All About Catamaran Cruising from the Experts

  Beyond the Horizon Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures   March 9 – 11   Lowes Hotel, Annapolis, MD   Long distance cruisers from the U.S. will join a prominent offshore passage-maker from "across the pond" to share their "Insights into Long Distance Cruising Adventures," a two-day seminar for

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