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People

Browse through interviews that peek into the lives and careers of those in the boating industry. Interviews with marina owners, boat builders, and event coordinators can be found here.

The Passing of a Legend – Robert T. Healey Sr.

Viking Yachts Co-Founder Robert T. Healey Sr. (1929-2021) Robert T. Healey Sr., the co-founder of the Viking Yacht Company who helped build the company into an industry leader and led the fight…

Meet the Wandering Knapps

Meet the Wandering Knapps Life living aboard The Knapps are a family of five that moved aboard a 1987 Marine Tradewind 47 trawler in September 2019 after selling absolutely everything. Jolene and…

Paul Castronovo – On the Air and On the Sea

On the Air and On the Sea When he’s not in the studio, radio talk show host Paul Castronovo spends his time fishing and boating. Paul Castronovo loves fishing. So does his…

an image of boat builder Stephen Dougherty

An Interview with Boat Builder Stephen Dougherty

Boat Builder Stephen Dougherty Building a better boat takes experience and fine skills, but it’s a passion for the industry that will set it apart. Stephen Dougherty doesn’t take things lying down,…

an image of a man reading in the water: what we're reading

What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading Remember when you were a kid and summer reading was the biggest drag in the world? The opposite is true now; we’re reading whatever books we can get our…

Lance Thomas shows off his haul

Lance Thomas: NBA to Angler

Lance Thomas: NBA to Angler Lance Thomas, forward for the New York Knicks, is up for any challenge be it on the court or the fishing grounds. It was a tough year…

Bontona Peninsula from Tom and Katia Bates

Tom and Katia Bates

Tom and Katia Bates Bontona Peninsula provides luxury waterfront living with a dock to match. Tom and Katia Bates made sure of that. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is home to 165 miles of navigable waterways.…

Horizon PC65

Horizon PC65

Horizon PC65 A savvy and experienced owner sets his sights on just the right kind of cruising yacht, and the Horizon PC65 delivers. Richard Alexander knows all about the new Horizon PC65—he owns one.…

Three Generations at Sands Brewing and Sands Beer

Beer is in the Blood at Sands Beer

A Family Legacy in Sands Beer A solid family legacy, a passion for the craft, and a commitment to hard work are how you can find yourself at the top of your…

Local Communities Support USCG During Government Shutdown

Local Communities Support USCG During Government Shutdown

Local Communities Support USCG During Government Shutdown With the government shutdown surpassing the one-month mark earlier this week, leaving many federal workers and their families without pay for several weeks. With the…

Best of the Year

The Best of the Year

The best of 2018 The tribe (you are part of the Southern Boating Tribe) has spoken! Boats, boats and more boats. That’s what you wanted to see in 2018. Will that hold…

Southern Boating Christmas It's Almost Christmas

How I know It’s Almost Christmas

A  glimpse into Southern Boating Christmas You know how I know when it’s almost Christmas? Yes, boat parades are a good gauge, but the real litmus test is how people in the Southern…

Cruising through Europe

Cruising through Europe

Thomas Kittel retires from a successful executive career and with his wife, Jutta, he embarks on a series of cruising adventures that most would not have the courage to consider. Here is…

Jerry Lewless on his boat

The Legendary Captain Jerry Lewless

With more than seven decades of experience, Capt. Jerry Lewless is the ideal Exumas ambassador. Jerry Lewless is arguably the longest-running boat captain in the world. As a reference point, consider he first captained…

How to make your yacht an LLC

How to Make Your Yacht an LLC

Here’s how to make your yacht an LLC and reap the financial benefits—as long as you pay close attention to the requirements. If, like Chief Brody in Jaws, you decide, “You’re gonna…