From the Helm | Boating Broadcast | Aquila on the Great Loop

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First up, the Ocean Alexander 32 Legend Virtual Tour. This five-stateroom yacht is a luxurious entertaining spot where sunsets and sunrises can fill the vast windows and immerse you and your guests in the wonders of nature. An on-deck master provides the owner with an oasis uniquely their own. OA’s use of innovative aluminum-beam engineering brings the most impressive window views for any yacht this size. See more photos and specs on

Next, Teledyne Technologies entered an agreement to acquire FLIR Systems, the parent company of Raymarine, for around $8 billion in cash and stock. Teledyne executive chairman Robert Mehrabian said, “At the core of both our companies is proprietary sensor technologies.” And FLIR chairman Earl Lewis continues, “FLIR’s commitment to innovation spanning multiple sensing technologies has allowed our company to grow into the multi-billion-dollar company it is today. With our new partner’s platform of complementary technologies, we will be able to continue this trajectory, providing our employees, customers, and stockholders even more exciting momentum for growth.” Read more about the partnership on Trade Only Today.

The last story in the headlines segment features Nautique Wake Boats. They are proud to announce the brand-new Nautique Masters Qualifying Series for the Junior and Pro waterski divisions to be held for the 61st Nautique Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament®, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology. Considering the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 and waterski events worldwide, for one year only, this series will allow the best current waterskiers the opportunity to earn their spot in the 61st Masters fairly and inclusively.


Larry and April Smith own a beautiful 2018 44-foot Aquila Power Catamaran named The One Eye Dog, after their puppers Abby. Tune in to hear about their adventures on the Great Loop, navigating locks (they've completed 222), dealing with bridge clearance, booking overnights at marinas, and reading the weather correctly for traveling the various waterways. Plus, get insight into some must-see towns, unique restaurants, and equipment to make navigating the Great Loop easier. 

On their first appearance on Boating Broadcast, Larry and April talk about the modifications they made to their boat to make living-aboard a cinch! Watch on the MarineMax Lifestyles Blog. Follow the adventures of The One Eye Dog on Facebook @theOneEyeDogDownload the PowerPoint presentation found in this episode.


Landen's back at it again with nautical wildlife videos, including a wave ridin' whale and a manatee doing what manatees do best!


You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Broadcast and our sister podcast, Boating Tips LIVE, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. or you can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. We hope you enjoyed today's Boating Broadcast, as always, Stay healthy, boat happy!

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