Gary Caputi

Gary Caputi

Outdoor writer/photographer Gary Caputi specializes in fishing and boating. From his home in New Jersey he fishes inshore and offshore, and he has challenged gamefish throughout North, Central and South America. He has worked on conservation and recreational fishing rights issues with the Recreational Fishing Alliance. 

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New Boat Report: Albemarle 30 Express

The builder’s latest model is a “performance-oriented, hardcore fishing boat” with a top end that nudges 60 mph.

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New Boat Report: Everglades 235cc

A refresh of this family-friendly center console may be the best version yet

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New Boat Report: Viking 54C

The sportfisherman builds on the company’s decades of experience building offshore battlewagons.

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New Boat Report: Jarrett Bay 84

The North Carolina builder’s latest custom sportfish was built to probe the world’s oceans for billfish in luxury and comfort.

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New Boat Report: Sea Vee 450Z

Sea Vee’s flagship 450z is the builder’s largest center console.

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New Boat Report: Valhalla Boatworks V-46

The builder’s new flagship center console has yacht-quality comforts, impressive performance and, of course, plenty of fishing features.

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The Accidental Boatbuilder

Once an ordinary fishing kid from a quiet part of Central Florida, Scott Deal today oversees as many as 1,700 fishboat builds every year

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New Boat Report: NorthCoast 315 HT

A deep-vee hull, 500-mile range and tons of fishing features make this pilothouse boat an offshore performer.

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Suzuki Redesigns its Midrange Outboards

Features include drive-by-wire, a high-output alternator and an updated look.

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Yamaha Launches Helm Master EX

The newest version of the joystick control system works with a single outboard

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New Boat Report: Pathfinder 2700 Open

Pathfinder’s newest model combines elements of bayboat and center console designs

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A Pair of 24s from Pair Marine

The center consoles are available with a modified-vee hull or a deep-vee and can be outfitted to your specifications

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New Boat Report: Judge 265CC

Boatbuilder Bill Judge prides himself on delivering a boat tailored to the wants and needs of his customers.

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New Boat Report: Pursuit S 378 Sport

The Pursuit S 378 Sport combines performance with plenty of comfort and fishing features.

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New Boat Report: Regulator 24XO

Regulator’s latest crossover boat is designed to take on skinny-water and offshore angling.

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New Boat Report: Cobia 350 CC

The builder’s flagship center console combines performance and fishing features in a handsome design.

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New Boat Report: Hatteras Yachts GT45X

The new boat from the legendary North Carolina builder is offered in four configurations.

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New Boat Report: Winter Custom Yachts 38 Center Console

Tim Winter's latest creation is a custom, cold-molded center console with both Carolina sportfishing heritage and luxury baked into every nook and cranny.

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New Boat Report: Grady-White Canyon 326

The Grady-White Canyon 326 has a hull that tracks straight, cuts a sea like a knife, has a soft entry and a dry ride, and sports a deck plan that is packed with angling and comfort features

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New Boat Report: Viking 46 Billfish

The New Jersey builder’s latest Billfish model lends speed and agility to the hunt for big fish

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New Boat Report: Onslow Bay 41 TE

Onslow Bay Boatworks is one of the best-kept secrets in high-performance tournament fishing.

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New Boat Report: NorthCoast 255 HT Cabin

The builder’s latest model is not a standard cabin fishing boat.

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My Boat My Life: Gary Caputi

A lifelong love affair with a Mako 231

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New Boat Report: Blue Wave Makaira

An offshore bay boat might sound like a contradiction, but not to the folks at Blue Wave Boats.

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Fish Favorites: Bluefish

Pound for pound, bluefish are winners in their weight class

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New Boat Report: Paul Mann Custom Boats 77

A performance milestone for a storied North Carolina builder

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New Boat: Contender 44 ST

The Contender 44 ST just may crack the 70-knot barrier. When loyal owners asked for a larger model with enhanced range and amenities for multiday trips, the design team at Contender created this thoroughbred.

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New Boat Report: Release 43 WAOB

The outboard-powered express cruiser is full of fishing features

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Viking 38 Billfish

Meet the Viking 38 Billfish: This boat is designed to fish hard in comfort.

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Blackfin 332 CC

Not only is the Blackfin 332 CC a well-equipped fishboat with yacht-quality accents and excellent performance characteristics, it has more innovative design features than many boats in its class.

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Creatures of Habit

Winter never fails to arrive in South Florida, along with scores of sailfish and the anglers eager for action

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New Boat Report: Regulator 26XO Center Console

Fast, single-engine outboard to debut at Miami show

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Viking Yachts Unveils New Center Consoles

Famed convertible builder enters hot center-console market

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Growing Up Viking

Since he was a boy, fishing has been a driving force in the life of Pat Healey, the head of Viking Yachts.

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New Bayliss 62-footer

GameChanger is the second sportfish in the Carolina builder’s GameBoat series

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Trailblazer

Jake Jordan made possible what was once believed to be nearly impossible: catching blue marlin on a fly rod.

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Bigeye, Tuna with an Attitude

The seas were running tall as darkness begrudgingly gave way to the first hint of morning hidden behind a wall of gray clouds.