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WATCH: Swimsuit 2017

behind the scenes of the 2017 Swimsuit Issue
Watch: behind the scenes of the 2017 Swimsuit Issue

Cheers to 30 years!

The hottest issue of the year is finally here. 2017 marks Southern Boating & Yachting’s 30th Swimsuit Anniversary Issue.

Our talented crew had so much fun shooting this issue in the Florida Keys. Four beautiful model, two sleek boats, a luxurious resort.. what more could we ask for?

This is a special anniversary for us and we could not be happier to share it with you. Special thanks to our sponsors: South Florida Performance Boats and the Playa Largo Resort & Spa. Cheers to 30 years!

We’ll kick it off with a video below so you can feel like you were there with us!

That was just a taste of what’s to come. You can still see more behind-the-scenes photos anytime.

Palm Beach Preview

Palm Beach Preview for the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Don’t miss the 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show!

The show starts Thursday, March 23rd and runs through March 26th.  The Palm Beach International Boat Show is located along the charming downtown area of Flagler Drive. The Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach Island will provide spectacular views while you stroll the docks and tents.

This year will feature the largest superyacht lineup in its 32-year history and will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories.

From mega-yachts to tenders, magazine subscriptions to outboards, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is sure to have all the products for your boating and cruising needs.

This year’s show will also include a variety of educational activities, including free youth fishing clinics, IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars, long-range cruising clinics and on-the-water boat handling classes—making the Palm Beach International Boat Show a fun and educational event for the whole family.

Show entrances are located at Evernia St./Flagler Dr. and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. This year, a new VIP entrance and VIP Lounge will be located at Palm Harbor Marina.

This year’s show will feature roughly 400 exhibitors, more than 700 boats in-water, and a few hundred boats on land. It’s sure to be an exciting weekend!


12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, March 24

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26

TIP: Want to take advantage of Palm Beach’s beautiful water and weather? Come to the show by boat! Cruisers are welcome to aie-up to the convenient Come-by-Boat docks– located south of the in-water displays near Fern Street.

Don’t forget to stop by Southern Boating! Booth 612, right on the corner!

For more information, visit the Palm Beach Boat Show site or if you want to do some window-shopping, take a look at YATCO’s PROBOOK – the official MLS of Yachting.

Cheers to 30 Years!

Swimsuit 1987 Swimsuit then and now

Thirty years of Swimsuit means we’ve seen some varying looks and style over the years. Since this is our 30th Anniversary, we wanted to show you how looks have (and haven’t) changed since 1987.

Use the arrows to click left and right.

6Then: Catamarans

Swimsuit 1987

Catamarans never seem to go out of style.

5Now: Catamarans

While models graced these two boats, they did provide an additional splash of color to the blue water and sky at Playa Largo Resort & Spa.

4Then: Three’s a Crowd

These suits take it back! The suit on left is by Anne Cole, suits center and right: La Blanca. Both are still making swimwear 30 years later!

3Now: Three is always better than one

Bonnie, Shirley, and Anna splash in the gorgeous main pool. All suits by Montce.

2Then: Robalo

The boat sponsor back in 1987 was Robalo.

1Now: South Florida Performance Boats

Anna and Bonnie lounge on the luxurious Nor-Tech 450 CC Sport. Anna wears Robin Piccone and Bonnie wears MANTA.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

The luckiest day of the year is almost upon us! If you happen to be cruising the warm waters this St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll need to get in the spirit with some Irish-inspired fare! For a quick and easy-to-make St. Patrick’s Day Recipes, consider the following menu. Serve along Kale Caesar and green beer!

Guinness-Glazed Lamb Chops

Image of lamb chops recipe

8 oz. Guinness or other dark beer
1/4 cup sugar
1Ž4 tsp. each black pepper and salt
1/4 tsp. ground coriander or cumin or nutmeg (optional)
8 lamb chops

Bring beer, sugar, and spices to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer until glaze is thickened, syrupy and reduced to about 1/4 cup 10-15 minutes. Pat chops dry and sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper, brush both sides of chops with glaze. Grill or broil about 3 minutes per side for medium rare or to preferred level of doneness.  Serve with leftover syrup on the side or mint jelly.

Glazed Carrots

Image of glazed carrots fro glazed carrot recipe

1lb. carrots cut into 2 inch lengths
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. orange marmalade or other preserve (apricot jam, apple jelly)
1 tbsp. honey
a pinch each of dried  rosemary and thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, cook the carrots in salted boiling water for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to saucepan. Combine the butter, marmalade, and honey. Cook for 3 minutes or until melted and smooth. Stir in the rosemary and thyme and then stir into the carrots. Season with salt and pepper and heat through. 

Irish Coffee

St Patrick's Day Recipes

 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons)
Heavy cream, slightly whipped

Fill footed mug or a mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over back of spoon. Serve hot.

MJM 35z

MJM 25z

Have you seen the new MJM Yachts 35z?

The MJM 35z is an elegantly designed outboard-powered family boat.

Fast, efficient, and ultra-stable, the 35z is easy to operate. A comfortable all-weather family boat.

For more images and information, visit MJM’s website. 

MJM 35z