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Some Like It Hot

To many surveyors and their clients, the moisture meter is the ne plus ultra of laminate-testing tools, a technical leap and a half beyond whacking the boat with a soft-faced hammer. But not for long...

Dismissing Disability

Despite his disability, Capt. Jim has no trouble getting on and off his boat, thanks to this gangplank with ropes and struts.

You're at the broker's sales dock, looking at a glistening yacht thinking, "You know, this boat has me written all over it." Without a second thought, you race up the boarding steps and clamber aboard. Yes!

VictorEous Return

V is for Vic Edelbrock's excellent ride.

Vic Edelbrock's 66th birthday was, to say the least, memorable. He and his wife Nancy were out in Catalina Island, California, that day in August 2002, when she handed him a rolled-up sheet of paper swathed in a big red, white, and blue bow. When he unwrapped it, he discovered a

Sunreef 67 Power

Sunreef 67 Power

It’s just a question of time. Even the most diehard sailors will eventually be tempted to come over to “the dark side,” forgoing the laborious winching, hauling, and hoisting of sails in favor of simply turning a key and motoring off into the sunset. So it’s to be expected that some sailboat builders might make the

Hatteras 60 Convertible

Hatteras 60 Convertible

Remember that old saw that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Fugghedaboutit. Hatteras, one of the most venerable names in sportfishing, has literally reinvented its approach to building sportfishing yachts. In designing their new 60-foot Convertible, Hatteras’ engineers have slashed weight with such a

Better the Second Time Around

The Huckins Fairform Flyer draws its lineage from WWII.

It’s been said that you never really know how much you love something until it’s gone, and that love can make a person do crazy things…

If you’ve ever taken delivery of a new boat, you may have experienced conflicting emotions. Sure, it was exciting to take delivery, but

Navionics NavPlanner

If Navionics charts come on standard CF and SD memory card formats, why do you need the special card reader shown to view them on a PC? The answer—that Microsoft operating systems would not provide the expected file security—supposedly played a large part in NavPlanner’s much-delayed release and its $129 price tag. But Navionics itself has to take

Northstar Radar Unit

Brunswick New Technologies Marine Electronics (BNTME), is calling its new Northstar and Navman radar units "the industry’s first High Definition (HD) Digital Radar solution." Five available scanners, ranging from a 2-kW, 18-inch radome to a 25-kW, 84-inch open array, will work with either the 6100i or 8000i multifunction displays (and the smaller units will also

Olympus Stylus 720 SW

This is one tough camera. I dunked it into the harbor, even took some snapshots of the muck, rinsed it under the tap, and it’s still snapping fine. Olympus’ $399 Stylus 720 SW has a 3x zoom lens and can take digital photos as large as seven megapixels. It offers no less than 28 shooting modes, ranging from standards like “portrait” to more esoteric situations

Port Network WiFi

Port Network’s approach to maximized marine WiFi is to minimize coax loss, packing a high-powered radio and 5.5-dB antenna into a waterproof box for deployment on deck whenever you anchor or tie up. Both power and signal run through a no-loss 25-foot Ethernet cable. While the $349 MWB-200 will usually find the best available WiFi signal automatically, complete

After the Fall

Editorial deadlines are a funny thing. As I write this, it's hovering around 90 degrees outside, and everyone is getting ready for July 4th. However, the topic of this story reminds me that as sure as death and taxes, winter is on the horizon. And for those of us in the colder climes, that not only means months of no boating, it also means storing our boats, and

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Top 10 Dock-and-Dine-Restaurants in America

What greater pleasure can there be than easing into a dock after spending a day cruising the waters of a beautiful locale and enjoying an elegant dinner alfresco or in the fine dining room of a renowned restaurant? The restaurants listed below are among the premier spots to enjoy just such an experience. They not only offer convenient docking facilities and breathtaking waterfront views, but also

Tarquin Trader 70 Motoryacht

Tarquin Trader 70 Motoryacht

In typically British understated fashion, Tarquin Boat Company offers its largest model yet: a 70-foot, twin-deck motoryacht that delivers first-rate engineering and systems, voluminous interior spaces, and top-shelf components. Her design places a premium on comfort while offering safety, efficiency,

Pearson True North 45 Explorer

Pearson True North 45 Explorer

In network television shows, a spin-off seldom measures up to the original. Not true in yacht design, though, at least in the case of True North. Introduced by Pearson Composites in 2001, its distinctive-looking 38 became an instant hit that was encored two years later by an equally well-received

Rockin' Rolex

Rolex, a sponsor of several offshore sailboat races and regattas and arguably la crme de la crme of high-end watches, has recently released three sporty but elegant beauties. The 31-jewel Yacht-Master (shown here in 18-karat yellow gold) is the priciest of the lot at $20,700 and features a special time-lapse bezel and Rolex's signature Oysterlock bracelet; the

Tantalizing TAG

If you're in the market for a high-performance marine watch, you simply cannot ignore the Aquaracer Calibre S from the Swiss company TAG Heuer. Designed with yacht racing in mind, it has a face inspired by sports car tachometers. TAG says the Calibre S is the first analog watch to feature two semicircular subdials with bidirectional hands. The Calibre S is the

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