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Freeze Now, Chill Out Later

There’s something to be said for grilling or eating fresh food aboard. But sometimes, thanks to a late arrival to an anchorage due to challenging conditions, or better yet, too-good-to-leave-on-time conditions at your last stop, it’s good to have an easy backup plan for a great meal—you know you can do better than hot dogs or a can of Dinty Moore. What better dish to have on hand than a frozen pot pie?

Fishing As Therapy

Every year when our annual sportfishing issue rolls around I get to ruminating about fishing and how it is that one activity can mean so many different things to so many different kinds of people.

March Industry News

Carver Yachts Adds Breakwater Marine to Dealer Network

Carver has expanded its dealership network by making Seattle-based Breakwater Marine its dealer in the Pacific Northwest. “We are proud to confirm a strong partnership for a very important market for Carver Yachts,” said Erik Nelson, V.P. of sales and marketing for the Wisconsin boatbuilder. “This is an extremely dedicated organization committed to providing extraordinary service to all their customers.

Setting Sail

It was in our February 2011 issue that we reintroduced you to Benetti Sail Division and its partnership with renowned sailboat designer Luca Brenta. The duo had designed a new Logica line of full-displacement megayachts with sailboat characteristics and were looking for the first owner to begin to cut steel.

What a difference a year makes.

Facing Disaster Head On

Illustration by Richard ClarkWhen it comes to dealing with emergencies at sea, clear thinking and calm nerves often mean the difference between life and death. Seasoned boater Michael Ayres proved that point during an ill-fated trip in November—and saved two lives in the process.

Show Stoppers: Five Ways to Screw Up Boat-Show Success

If you’re headed to Miami this week to buy a boat, you know everybody and their brother has plenty of advice on how to spend your hard-earned money. We say: Why bother? All that planning and careful consideration don’t sound like fun. Just go—it will all work out for the best. Here are five ways to waste your time at a boat show:

Sitting Still

It's not surprising that the owner of Abeking & Rasmussen's 134-foot SWATH is willing to go to great lengths for stability.

Does Yacht Design Matter?

photo courtesy of Riva Yacht           

To answer this blog’s titular question in short: Of course it does. The real question, masked by that rhetorical one, is “How much does yacht design matter?” It matters to boaters, and to those who are thoughtful enough to understand the importance of boat design in the greater context of how it represents and reminds us of our collective past, and how its halo affects other kinds of design.

Bienvenido a Miami

 

I was going to write about that norovirus outbreak on all the cruise ships that's been going but then I remembered that next week is theYacht and Brokerage Show in Miami and I got all excited. First off, I need some sun like the desert needs the rain. The New York City winter has made my complexion go from its normal cream-cheese hue to what I would now describe as translucent pink.