Boat Reviews

MK = Mach? Mark? What does the MK stand for?

Last month we gained an exceptional brokerage listing, a 1997 Catalina 34 MK II. Since then I have been asked several times what differences the MK (pronounced ‘mahrk’ just like Mark Twain) gives to the models that bear the title. The best answers come from the source, so I went straight to Catalina. Warren Pandy, [...]

2017-03-21T14:50:20+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Boat Reviews, Boats for Sale, Buying a Boat, Letters from John, Sailing|

The new J/112E

At the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, I had a chance to spend a great deal of time at the J/Boats display. Included in that, was the opportunity to speak to Rod, Jeff, and Stu Johnstone. They all had tremendous experience to share, and stories of different boats, regattas, designs and modifications to boats. While [...]

2017-03-21T13:03:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Boat Reviews, Boating, Boats for Sale, Buying a Boat, Letters from Steve, Sailing|

J-Boats Unveils the J/121

The new J/121 (pronounced 1-2-1) is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or less crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. Here’s a boat, class and program that redefines sailboat racing as [...]

2016-10-18T10:43:42+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Boat Reviews, Boating, Buying a Boat, Sailing|

Boating Myths Busted 11 -14

Click here for full article. Myth: Four-stroke outboards are more fuel-efficient than two-strokes. You’ve got to burn fuel to make horsepower. Comparisons are often made between older, carbureted two-strokes and newer fuel-injected four-strokes. In those cases, the enhanced economy comes from the fuel delivery system, not from the number of revolutions in a power cycle. [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:12+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Boat Reviews, Boating|

History of Bayfield Boat Yard Ltd.

All About The Bayfields For 18 years the Bayfield Boat Yard, located in south-eastern Lake Huron, manufactured renowned long keeled cruising boats. Starting up in 1970 most boat builders were developing fin-keeled racer/cruisers, so when Bayfield debuted its first boats the Bayfield 23 and the Bayfield 30 in 1973, they definitely turned more than a [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:16+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Boat Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

Promotional Giveaway: Interlux VC 17m Bottom Paint —–>

Boat Of The Week 2009 Hunter 49' Dealer Evaluation Report When the H49 was first unloaded from the truck at Port Sanilac Marina, the enormous girth was very apparent.  The nearly 15 foot beam coupled with a very deep full bilge was quite impressive. The gages on the travel lift indicated an empty weight of [...]