Lots and lots of people are re-thinking boats and getting back to simpler and more functional designs that allow a variety of activity’s on the water and don’t break the bank doing it. This wonderful new Bayliner Element XL really does the job…. a fun cruise with family and friends, some fishing, tubing with the kids or maybe it’s time to go water skiing. click here to view boat test
Sometimes you just want a smaller and simpler entry level boat for some fun fishing and a ride around your favorite Connecticut lake and this Crestliner is a great choice to consider. Take a look at the video and you just might agree.
First we had retro cars now it’s time for retro boats and this Glastron could well be that very special boat that so many of us dream about. It seems to be a very happy blend of James Bond style with some contemporary features. I thought Glastron did an especially nice job with the paint job, a blend of different without being over the edge. click here for boat test
Slow down take it easy, that’s the mind set and lifestyle with cruising on a trawler and the Nordic 34 is really at home on a long cruise. These folks have been building trawlers for a long time and they really know what they are doing with fit and finish, detail touches and down to earth real world design. If your dream is to sell everything and spend some extended time cruising, this could be the boat for you.
Modern fiberglass boats are just great, practical, easy to care for and just plain fun to be on, but if you want to take boating to another level think classic wood. The elegance and charm of the older wooden boats just can’t be matched. This 1964 Whiticar sedan cruiser, is a great example of just how beautiful these boats can be click here to see video
As you look at new boats for 2013, there seems to be a new theme among many brands and the theme is detail engineering. This new Cobalt R-5 is a very good example of that, take a time tested hull and look at every detail and make it better with more storage, more walking room, more comfort, more seating and more visual appeal….take a look at the video and we think you will agree, it just might be time for a new boat.
As most of our readers already know, we are mostly power boat folks but we certainly enjoy a good sail and often dream of selling everything and spending a few years cruising on a nice sail boat. If you have that dream, you might want to consider the Hunter 45cc This is a sail boat that I could stay on for a long time, a beautiful large bright salon, a real master stateroom with comfortable size head and this is an easy boat to sail. So what are you waiting for…lets go sailing, we can start on Long Island Sound. click here for boat test
Home Built Boats can be rather silly and even dangerous but they can also be a great way to get started in boating and a wonderful way to help your dreams become reality. Take a look below at what some dreamers did, it just might inspire you to create your own boat.
The Duct Tape Boat … don’t laugh to hard this looks like a fun family project for kids to get involved in boating click here to view
Paddle Wheel Boat wow … this is a most ambitious project, to build a Mississippi River boat style house boat…wow! click here to view
Homemade wooden boat… kinda looks and sounds like a lawnmower click here to view
Hydroplane… a wonderfull little fun boat click here to view
Redneck Jetski …. I really don’t know what to say, silly or cool, you decide click here to view
Homemade 3 sheets of plywood…. Another great way to get started click here to view
Amazing folding boat, this is a work of art click here to view
Coke bottle boat… more like a weird raft click here to view
Cardboard boat…. Who wouda thunk click here to view
Homemade Cat … inexpensive and uber fun click here to view
If you are cruising around Long Island Sound or Candlewood Lake in your new Riva Super 33 you had better get used to lots of wide eyed looks in your direction and lots of thumbs up…oh and you better be ready to give a bigger tip at the gas dock, turn the key and listen to those big V-8′s purr, feast in the bright work and the dramatic gleaming wood craftsmanship, all done with that certain Italian style, that just is at level like no other boat