Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 3, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
The Aspen 32 from Aspen Power Catamarans (www.aspenpowercatamarans.com) has got to be one of the coolest, most interesting watercraft I’ve sea trialed in years. She has a very monohull-like appearance despite the fact that she’s got two hulls, not one. And get this: The Aspen is not actually a cat, despite her builder’s catamaranish name.
So this is the first Maritimo 58—and indeed the first Maritimo of any description—I’ve seen with a black hull. Very striking. In fact, as I made my approach from dockside, I believe I was constrained to exclaim, “Holy Smokes.” Black hulls, of course, tend to show the least imperfection in glasswork and this hull looked about as smooth as a peach without the fuzz.
What better way to crank up an entire week in Seattle testing boats that to take a boat ride with my friend and Power & Motoryacht Publisher Arnie Hammerman and his sons, Avery (left) and Hadyn (right). Arnie upgraded to a brand new (or almost new actually) 26-footer from Cutwater, a Pacific Northwest builder, and he was quite excited to show her off.
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 30, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 26, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We caught up with author Nick Voulgaris III, whose new book Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon came out last month, to talk about boats, his book, and the good folks in Maine.
We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 23, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 18, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub