Volvo Penta UpgradesVolvo Penta is launching its Assisted Docking system as a retrofit upgrade for many yacht owners with Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System), from the year 2012 and onwards.

PWC LauncherInvented in Argentina, CAPRIA has introduced a PWC Launcher to its range of drystack facility solutions. Its first installed project is at Marina Puerto Chico in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, with two units enhance the marina's services.

Outlander Side ViewFor many boat owners who have gear to tote and the occasional stretch of bumpy road to negotiate, a mid-size SUV is just the ticket. Recently, I borrowed a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and found it to be a fine ride with quite a few bonuses.

Subaru AscentMost SUVs drive about equal but the Subaru Ascent is just that little bit different or quirky making it just that more fun and interesting to drive. The four trim-level Ascent line on a whole, are well equipped; it is the top model in Subaru SUV lineup. The Ascent I tested was the Limited edition with the second row captain’s chairs, which is optional on this model.

2020 Chevy Colorado Towing a BoatFirst time in many years I was lucky enough to test both the GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado back-to-back. Now you might be surprised to find out that these two truck siblings do have little differences in trim and options. But for the most part they are the same when it comes to engines and drivelines.

19 Jeep Wrangler External Towing BoatOver the years I have had a real soft spot for the Jeep Wrangler line of models. Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with the go anywhere Rubicon and test its off-road and on-road capabilities plus how it could tow.

Volvo XC90 ExteriorThe problem with driving any full-size Pickup Truck or Sport Utility Vehicle is that when you are not towing anything, generally fuel consumption is not that exciting. For those of you who like to keep fill ups to a minim, Volvo just might have the answer.

DockWheelAxleKitConvert your fixed dock to a rolling dock on wheels.

 

 

 

2020 GMC Sierra SLTEvery once in a while I test a vehicle that I really find exceptional and this was the case with the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation 4WD. In the past, the vehicles I have tested from GM have generally been good but have never really stood out. The new Sierra I tested was equipped with the new 3L inline 6-cyclinder Turbo-Diesel that did make it stand out.

Dodge With BoatEditor’s Note: Our Cars on Board column has been taking you for a spin in cars and trucks that we feel are suited to the needs of boaters. That could be getting to your boat, towing it, hauling gear - that sort of thing.

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