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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

Wondrous Wenger: Aquagraph 1,000 Meter Diver

Looking for a high-performance Swiss watch that's stylish and rugged but don't want to dip into the kids' college fund to pay for it? Then one of these from the maker of the famed Swiss Army Knife is a good bet. The $375 Aquagraph 1,000 Meter Diver offers many of the same features as some more expensive watches: It's waterproof to 3,300 feet, features a

World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006

Gentle reader, it's time we had a talk. We've noticed you've been behaving rather, well, peculiar lately. You know, like how you've been describing leaving your car in your driveway as Med-mooring. And how you've been referring to 30-odd-foot speedboats as tenders.

There are a few other things we've noticed, too:

—you've been insisting that your "crew" (a.k.a. your kids) paint

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #1: Al Salamah

#1: AL SALAMAH—456’10”

CNN said it best about Al Salamah: "a vessel beside which most similar boats look like little more than glorified pedalos." That’s not hard to do, considering she rises eight decks high. (No wonder tourists have mistaken her for a cruise ship.) She’s said to have 82 rooms, one of which is an

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #2: Rising Sun

#2: RISING SUN—452’8"

Residents and visitors alike in the British Virgin Islands got a good look at Rising Sun, which adorns our cover, a few months ago, when she dropped anchor near The Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda and cruised around other islands. No doubt they admired her both day and night; we say

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #4: Savarona

#4: SAVARONA—408’0”

If there’s any doubt that people in general, not just regular readers like you, can’t get enough of these yachts, then here’s your proof: There’s a Turkish restaurant in London named after Savarona. This lavish yacht has a 282-foot-long staircase, with a solid-brass balustrade, connecting her shelter deck (shaded aft deck) to

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #5: Alexander

#5: ALEXANDER—400’2”

This former cruise ship can accommodate upwards of 80 guests. That’s a big attraction for large charter parties as well as corporate charters. Among the 26 guest staterooms are 14 two-bedroom suites, each with a connecting saloon that can also be used as a small meeting room. Alexander also has a 27-seat cinema and a

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #6: Turama

#6: TURAMA—381’11”

Seventy guests and 60 crew can fill the decks of Turama, and still there’d be plenty of elbowroom left over. The main saloon has a grand piano as well as a dance floor, plus a plasma TV—but movie watching is arguably better in the private theater that can seat 12. Should you decide to charter