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Episode #31: Buyer's Guide to Motoryachts - Part II


Episode #30: Buyer's Guide to Flying Bridge Cruisers


Episode #29: Buyer's Guide to Motoryachts - Part I


Episode #28: A Tale of Five Boats


Episode #27: Buyer's Guide to Express Cruisers - Part 2


Episode #26: Lessons Learned - Boat Fires


Episode #25: A Buyer's Guide to Express Cruisers - Part 1


Episode #24: A Buyer's Guide to Center Consoles


Episode #23: Women in Boating Part II


Episode #22: Women in Boating 


Episode #21: Innovations are the Life Blood of Boating


Episode #20: The Ethic of Better Boat Building 


Episode #19: How to Start a Boat Company


  • Interview with Leon Slikkers
  • Siren Marine 
  • Highfield Boats 
  • Preview of Yamaha's 2021 Lineup
  • How to Tie a Reef Knot
  • Mako 214 CC Highlights
  • Watch Episode #19 Here

Episode #18: Boating Education Made Easy - And Fun!


  • How to Become an Expert Boater
  • New Absolute Navetta 64
  • Scania 700 – 1,150-hp Diesels for the U.S.
  • New Kisae Inverter
  • New Regal 36 XO
  • Outer Reef 610 Highlights
  • New Manitou Aurora LE
  • How to Tie Knots
  • Watch Episode #18 Here

Episode #17: A Midsummer Boat Dream


  • New boats of all sizes and types
  • New product demonstrations
  • In-depth look at Mercury Racing’s new 450-Hp supercharged V-8 outboard engine
  • Seamanship
  • BoatTEST Highlights
  • Watch Episode #17 Here

Episode #16: The Great Outdoors


 

 

  • Boating News
  • MasterCraft X24 Highlights, Princeton Tec Review
  • New Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175-185
  • Interview with Everglades Boats
  • Watch Episode #16 Here

Episode #15: Hot Fun in the Summertime


 

 

  • Interview with Greg Hopkins, COO of Eastern Boats
  • BoatTEST Highlights
  • Seamanship
  • Watch Episode #15 Here

Episode #14: Smart Boating is Safe Boating


 

 

 

  • Capt. Steve covers seamanship and safety advice based on accident reports from the 4th of July weekend.
  • Capt. Steve interviews a young lady who has made a splash in the boating industry for her boat-handling skills
  • Boating News
  • Captain's Exam
  • Watch Episode #14 Here

Episode #13: What Does the Future Hold?


 

 

 

  • Capt. Steve tells us about a chilling development in the world of satellite communication
  • Interview with Jeff Harris, COO of Iconic Marine brands gives us a peek at its future
  • BoatTEST Highlights
  • Seamanship Tips 
  • Watch Episode #13 Here

Episode #12: The Boat Show Goes On


 

 

 

  • Recap of the Steelpointe Boat Show
  • BoatTEST Highlight
  • Boating News
  • Seamanship
  • Interview with Total Marine
  • Watch Episode #12 Here

Episode #11: Mindful Boating


 

 

 

  • Interview with OXE Diesel
  • Boat Buying Tips
  • Seamanship
  • BoatTEST Highlights
  • Watch Episode #11 Here

Episode #10: Preparing for Your Next Boat


 

 

 

  • Just Launched Hunt 62
  • Beneteau Flyer 23 SPACEdeck
  • Nordhavn 43 Liveaboards
  • Mustang Inflatable PFDs
  • USCG Captain’s Exam
  • "MV Freedom" Nordhavn
  • Watch Episode #10 Here

Episode #9: The Evolution of Boating


 

 

 

  • The advent of COVID-19 has more people than ever before thinking about social distancing by living aboard.  
  • Interview with president and inventor of the Sharrow prop. 
  • Continued interview with MV Freedom
  • Boating News
  • Offshore Rescues
  • Watch Episode #9 Here

Episode #8: End of an Era, A New Beginning


 

 

 

  • Elizabeth and Shawn from the YouTube Channel MV Freedom tell us about living aboard on their Nordhavn 43
  • Capt. Steve interviews Mikele D'Arcangelo from ACR ARTEX about ACR's new product. 
  • Find out about new products and buying tips
  • Take our USCG Captain’s Exam
  • Watch Episode #8 Here

Episode #7: A Sirius-ly Strange Time


 

 

 

  • 2019 USCG Accident Report
  • The new Sharrow mass-produced SS loop prop
  • Interview with Geoff Leech, senior director of marine services at Sirius Marine
  • Riviera 505 SUV
  • Jeanneau NC 37
  • Watch Episode #7 Here

Episode #6 - Brave New World


 

 

 

  • Covers the world’s important boating news
  • An important buying tip for all small boat consumers
  • Fleming 65
  • Axopar 37 XC Revolution
  • Questions (and answers) from the USCG Captain’s Course
  • An interview with ABYC’s long-time technical expert – Ed Sherman. 
  • Watch Episode #6 Here

Episode #5 - Lifting the Lockdown

BoatTEST Lifting the Lockdown

  • All 50 States lifted boating restrictions
  • Leopard 53 PC
  • Beneteau Monte Carlo 52
  • Capt. Steve has new USCG Exam questions – and answers 
  • An important boat buying tip that anyone buying an express cruiser will want to know
  • Yamaha Boat’s remarkable sales event with zero down, zero APR, and zero payments for 180 days
  • Interview with Bryan Seti, General Manager of Yamaha
  • Watch Episode #5 Here

Episode #4 - Efficiently Making the Great Loop


 

 

 

  • Capt. Steve’s pick for the most efficient boat to make the Great Loop.
  • An important boat-buying tip
  • USCG Captain’s Exam questions
  • Palm Beach 70
  • Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
  • Greenline 33 Hybrid
  • Formula 380 SSC – First Look
  • SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision Lens
  • Virtual Boat Show
  • Watch Episode #4 Here

Episode #3 - The New Age of Leasing


 

 

 

  • Boat-Buying Tips: Rails
  • Nimbus T9
  • Absolute 47 Fly
  • MasterCraft X26
  • BoatTEST Leasing
  • Captain's Course
  • Watch Episode #3 Here

Episode #2 - Boating State of the Nation


 

 

 

  • Icom M93D VHF
  • Boat-Buying Details to Check
  • Galeon 640 Fly
  • Sea-Doo GTI SE 170
  • Nimbus 365 Coupe
  • Boston Whaler COVID-19 Report
  • Watch Episode #2 Here

Episode #1 - COVID-19 and the New World of Boating


 

 

 

  • Rules of Social Distancing 
  • Riviera Belize 66 Daybridge
  • Mako 236 CC
  • Aviara AV36
  • Pocket Cruisers
  • Walkarounds
  • Watch Episode #1 Here