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New Boats Notebook - October 2014

Bonadeo 47 Walkaround

We scoured the industry to find out what builders have on the boards and in the factory. Check out five new projects from Everglades, Bonadeo, Azimut, Sabre, and Viking, plus updates on boats we’ve covered in the past.

Check Out the Latest Princess 40M

Have you seen the M class yachts from Princess International? The British builder’s noteworthy into superyacht development and construction continues with the 40M Solaris, a 131-foot trideck motoryacht with six staterooms.

Nautical Classic Goes Hollywood


In the Heart of the Sea

What's the Brokerage Market for Down East-style Cruisers?

We spoke to three brokers who had a Sabre 38 or similar boat listed on

We did a deep dive on the Sabre 38 Hardtop, including talking to brokers who have listings for the model, to find out everything there is to know about this seaworthy, classically lined boat.

Coast Guard Foundation Raises the Bar

Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Coast Guard Foundation’s 34th Annual Salute to the Coast Guard in New York City, where honors were bestowed and funds were raised at a gala event in a midtown hotel. Before a crowd of nearly 700 comprising numerous U.S. Coast Guard officers, including the newly installed Commandant, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, local dignitaries, commercial-shipping and shipbuilding representatives, and friends and family of the Coast Guard and its members, the foundation honored the heroic acts of the helicopter crew CG-6515 from Point Reyes, California (above), and the crew of Motor Life Boat 47212 (MLB) from Station Humboldt Bay, California (below). Both exhibited exceptional bravery in the line of duty to rescue civilians in dangerous situations, and a video presentation showing interviews with the Coast Guard personnel involved highlighted both their extraordinary poise in some challenging situations as well as their startling youth.

The Deck Perspective

The best thing about summer where I live in coastal Connecticut—and we’re in the thick of it as I write this—is the way we can live within a stone’s throw of the Sound (as in Long Island Sound) yet manage to keep things separate enough that it offers a true disconnect. By disconnect I don’t mean it in the what the hell is going on with this Wi-Fi? way but in the good unplugged way, that feel the warmth of the summer sun on your shoulders way. Keeping a boat nearby is the surest way to effect a much-needed escape, even for a little while. It’s funny, the difference I feel from when my feet are on my driveway to when they actually touch the deck of a boat, is downright stark.

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