Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 16, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
By Jason Y. Wood
We spoke to three brokers who each had a Hatteras 70 motoryacht listed on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what they had to say about these proven cruisers, and what buyers should look for in today’s market.
0515: We raise the anchor and pull out of Point Judith’s Harbor of Refuge and into the Sound. The promise of 30 knots of wind in the afternoon inspired us to start early and get through the Cape Cod Canal as quickly as possible. Once through the canal, the strong wind and waves would be on our stern. That was the plan.
The sound of waves crashing on the jetty waft through the saloon, while AIM Marine Group Senior Electronics Editor Ben Ellison—illuminated by a single red LED overhead, pecks at his keyboard. He’s toggling between plotting the next day’s course on Coastal Explorer and answering questions posted on his electronics blog, panbo.com.
Just like every year, I’ll be fishing the BTB Mako Rodeo this weekend, June 12th and 13th. The tournament, which is held in remembrance of Brett T. Bailey, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 runs out of Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, New Jersey, and raises money for various charities, many of which are military related.
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Creating lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient vehicles is not a challenge that’s unique to boatbuilding and sometimes technological advances from other industries find their way into ours. One such technology is a new lightweight aluminum “foam” being developed by German engineers to be used in a high-speed train.