Vids Onboard: May 25 2017

Video Pridemarine

May 24, 2017

We know you love to look at and shop for boats online. The best part is that that boats make fabulous subjects for footage and the videos are always fun to watch and enjoy.

Welcome to our column that takes a look at some of the most interesting out there. We’ll update this list every issue so there’s always new ones for you to lap up.

Boat designers, builders and dealers – please shoot your videos our way to CYonboard@kerrwil.com . And CYOB readers – please use the same address to let us know which ones you loved!

Here’s this issue’s selection:

Pride Marine has done a pretty nice job with this video looking at their boats and lifestyle. Click here

 

This isn’t a video, more of a supercharged slide show but the boat looks delicious. Click here for the New Elan GT5 360° TOUR


For Jeanneau 53 owners, Emory and Kim Zimmer, the plan had always been to work hard, retire early, buy a boat, and sail the world. And so they did. Join them for Part 1 of this great story of realizing a dream come true. Click here to watch.

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