Best Boating Lakes in the South

When the weekend isn’t long enough to go for a saltwater cruise, or when it’s time to change up the boating lifestyle with a freshwater fix, then head to one of the great boating lakes in the southern United States. From far inland to nearer the coast, several lakes in the south Atlantic and Gulf-bordering Read More

New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pregame Warmup Patriots In 1960 when the NFL awarded Boston a franchise team, an illustrator at the Boston Globe named Phil Bissell was asked to create the Boston Patriots’ logo. He only spent 45 minutes drawing Pat the Patriot, a Revolutionary War soldier who embodied the region’s patriotism, courage and readiness for battle against tyranny Read More

Avocados and Elephants

When you think about Miami Beach, I seriously doubt avocados and elephants come to mind. Nightlife and models probably do. Art deco architecture might. Don Johnson might if you’re above a certain age. Luxury boats certainly should, because they are big business in South Florida. Companies that promote boating lifestyles from family fishing to yacht Read More

Anna Maria Island, FL

Whether you’re a boater, beach bum or history buff, you will find Anna Maria Island an amiable oasis. This beautiful barrier island stretches almost eight miles, with Tampa Bay and St. Pete to the north and Longboat Key to the south. It’s shored by the Gulf of Mexico and by two bridges on the Intracoastal Read More

Greta Sommers, Haven Harbour Marina Resorts

Greta Sommers is the Director of Service Operations at Haven Harbour Marina Resorts in Rock Hall, MD. What brought you to this marina? I worked as the dockmaster at Haven Harbour Marina from 2005 to 2007. I left for almost a decade to pursue an opportunity to manage the marina right next door (Osprey Point), Read More

Explore a Stunning Barrier Island in the Gulf

SOUTH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, far from endless flatlands and rambling cattle ranches, are small waterfront communities important to Texas history, its seafood industry and the preservation of nature’s most amazing creations. This quiet little slice is notable for unspoiled landscapes, abundant fishing and seafood epitomizing the word fresh. DAY 1: PORT MANSFIELD Port Mansfield went Read More

The Seafarers Yacht Club

JUST OVER SPA CREEK drawbridge, where the city of Annapolis connects to its Eastport neighborhood, resides one of the oldest African American yacht clubs on the East Coast. What was once a two- room schoolhouse for African American youth is now home to The Seafarers Yacht Club (SYC), a community-based organization promoting inclusivity through seamanship Read More

Get the Latest Scoop on Boat Monitoring Systems

When we last visited the subject of remote boat monitoring, it was an emerging technology with young innovative companies developing smart phone apps that informed you if your boat’s battery died or a bilge pump came on when you were away from the boat. Today, those startups have matured into sophisticated technology companies, offering a Read More

Cruising the Caribbean’s Garden of Eden

Paying $1,000 to get into a country to experience both a volcanic eruption and a Category 1 hurricane might not be anyone’s idea of the perfect holiday, but that’s exactly what we got during our time in the Grenadines. Include a whale hunt and a broken foot, and the list of our experiences is complete. Read More

When Was the Last Time You Checked your Anchor?

Anchoring at a favorite beach for the afternoon or in a quiet cove overnight is an enjoyable way many people spend time on their boats. They use their anchoring system regularly and hopefully don’t take it for granted. Anchoring out, however, is not for everyone. Probably an equal number of boaters happily go from marina Read More