Reviews of the New Edition
Quotes from Milt Baker in PassageMaker Magazine, March 2013
"...It’s a must have book for anyone who dreams of crossing oceans as captain or crew of a motoryacht.
"This new edition is much bigger and more ambitious than its predecessors—425 pages with over 300 new pictures, charts, diagrams, and line drawings, not to mention sidebars with tips from a veritable who’s who of the offshore powerboat voyaging community.
"Author Denis Umstot seems a perfect choice for the big job of overhauling Voyaging Under Power and bringing it into the 21st century.
"In Voyaging Under Power you’ll also find how to advice, recommendations and tricks of the trade from skippers, designers, and engineers spanning the ocean-crossing powerboating world, men with experience totaling millions of offshore miles. Through it all, Umstot’s sea sense and steady hand on the wheel keep this new edition from wandering off course.
"You’ll learn to discern what kinds of yachts are (and are not) capable of safe offshore passages, what it takes to outfit such yachts, and what skills you and your crew will need to master it."
 Milt Baker, owner of Nordhavn 47, Bluewater, was one of the principal planners of the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally in 2004 and was the organizer and leader of the MedBound 2007 Rally. He has cruised close to 100,000 miles under sail and power.
Quotes from Jay Picotte, WoodenBoat Nov.-Dec. 2013
“This fourth edition is well thought out and exhaustive in its scope, with chapters that present everything from the historical background of power voyaging with fascinating stories of the stout little craft and brave voyagers who led the way to gyro-stabilization systems and the benefits and disadvantages of bow bulbs. There are timely and relevant topics and chapters that shed light on piracy and high-risk destinations, health risks, satellite phones, weather tools and forecasting, and the social dynamics of voyaging. But the substance of the book comes from the technical information, the seamanship that is imparted, and valuable information on various boats and their differences.
“...a crash course in the fundamentals of naval architecture....
“Despite the 38 years since first being published, Voyaging Under Power is up to date, and the current edition is packed with information....The information will be invaluable to serious offshore voyagers, and most of it will be useful and instructive to coastal cruisers in both sailboats and powerboats. It could also be a handy reference for armchair voyagers as well.”
[Reviewer Jay Picotte is a lifelong sailor and powerboater. He is the former curator of the Museum of Yachting in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island.]