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Belhaven is Back!

At Belhaven Waterway Marina, owned by Les and Brenda Porter. Photo by Jody Reynolds

Back in the day, Belhaven, North Carolina, was a very popular cruising stop and a destination for transient boaters. Located at the junction of the Pungo River and Pantego Creek, just eight miles north of the Pamlico River, Belhaven offered …

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Sea Tabby – Still Beautiful at 77

Photo by Steve Turrentine / Canopache Photos

Of more than four hundred elegant Trumpy yachts built between the early 20th century and 1973, less than 25% are still afloat. Sadly, many of those remaining are in rapidly deteriorating condition. But Sea Tabby, the 62-foot “houseboat” style Mathis …

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For Cruising Boaters, “The Bay” Has It All

Sunset over Annapolis. Photo Credit: Terry Boram

My partner Mike’s family and mine have long histories with the Chesapeake Bay. His family settled on the eastern shore in 1640, while mine must have been there as well, with ancestral names of Tilghman (Tilghman Island) and Emory (Emory …

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A Wooden Boat Love Affair

This small vessel alongside of Cygnus is absolutely vibrant. Photo by Jody Reynolds

When you cruise aboard a classic wooden boat, it’s somewhat like living in a room at Downton Abbey. You don’t just admire the wood from outside – the elegance and beauty envelope you. A wooden yacht moves through the water …

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How to Buy an Older Boat

61’ Hatteras. Photo Courtesy of Bayport Yachts

The best day of your yachting life should be the day you buy your boat. In buying that boat though, you want to be sure you’re not going to become one of those unfortunate boaters for whom the second happiest …

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Chartering Your Boat for Fun and Profit

Chartering the Boat for Fun and Profit

When I mentioned to my partner, Mike, that I was writing an article about setting up a charter business, he retorted: “Anyone who wants to buy a charter boat should a.) have his/her head examined, and/or, b.) have a lobotomy.” …

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Cruising the ICW – 1500 Miles on the Inside

Cruising the ICW - The shrimping fleet in McClellanville, SC. Photo by Jody Reynolds

  Cruising the ICW 1500 Miles on the Inside Cruising the Universe that Parrallels Interstate I-95   Heading north from Beaufort, S.C., on the morning tide late in April, our 82-year-old motor yacht, Cygnus II, glides through the beautiful marshes …

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