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  • A fish-n-cruise center console for less than $50K

    Sea Chaser boats represent value and fishability. Tested by the world's foremost powerboat experts, the Tech Team at Boating Magazine. This new Sea Chaser 24 HFC was put…
  • The S5 LZ features load of relaxation space and precise handling.

    Pontoon boats are all the rage. Lakes are lined with them in 2018 and we expect more of that in 2019. This new Sylvan S5 LZ represents an excellent balance between…
  • Chris-Craft Launch 28 GT blends luxury materials for functional style.

    Chris-Craft may be the most recognized name in recreational boats, and one of only a few builders in existence longer than Boating Magazine, which was founded in 1957.
  • The Fountain 32 Thunder Cat is designed to make going very fast very easy.

    Required reading for boat buyers seeking a high performance, "go-fast boat." The Fountain Thunder Cat was tested by the experts at Boating Magazine, in partnership with…
  • The Albemarle 27 DC is a family-friendly, rough-water-capable machine.

    Dual console boats are trending strong in 2019. Albemarle's entry, the 27 DC, gets put through its paces by Boating's team of expert boat testers. See what the world's…
  • The NC 33 is ­genuinely likable, well-built, quick enough to pull water toys, and fun for the entire family.

    Required reading for boat buyers seeking a cruiser. The Jeanneau NC 333 tested by the experts at Boating Magazine, the world's largest boating magazine. The NC 33 is…
  • Learn how to properly maintain your boat and its systems.
  • Can a kid with a joystick beat a pro with experience?

    Can a kid with a joystick beat a pro with experience?
  • Ten Ways to Keep Your Wakeboarding Fun

    A list of easy ways to keep your riding fresh from our friends at Slingshot

    Wakeboarding is all about having fun, but sometimes trying to learn new tricks can be stressful or intimidating. Here are ten ways to keep your wakeboarding fun that…
  • Using the engine cutoff safety lanyard could have prevented this near disaster.

    Using the engine cutoff safety lanyard could have prevented this near disaster.
  • Is "easy money" really so?

    Off My Dock is a killer column. In his wry and humorous way, Charles Plueddeman, longtime contributor to BOATING, creates a world of midwestern boating bliss, peopled by…

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Blueprint

  • Boston Whaler's lamination process provides the foundation of their unsinkable boats.

    Boston Whaler's lamination process provides the foundation of their unsinkable boats.
  • The impressive metal shop at Everglades Boats fuses customization with quality control.

    The impressive metal shop at Everglades Boats fuses customization with quality control.
  • EdgeWater Boats SPI Process

    Craftsmanship and SPI come together at EdgeWater Power Boats to produce stronger, safer boats.

    Craftsmanship and SPI come together at EdgeWater Power Boats to produce stronger, safer boats.
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