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New Boats Notebook - April 2014

New Boats Notebook

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.

It's Quadraconic

Frank Huckins’s granddaughter Cindy Purcell started working in the stockroom at Huckins Yachts in the 1970s, and today she and her husband, Buddy, own and run the company that made its early name with PT boats. 

What's the Brokerage Market for a Huckins Yacht?

We spoke to three brokers who each had a Huckins Yacht listed online. Here’s what they had to say about the market for these classic motoryachts.

Huckins 55

A Style All His Own

We just found this glimpse of our beloved Sightlines columnist, yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters in cyberspace. And try as we might to keep him all to ourselves, we found out he was discovered by Cadillac. Peters was interviewed in a quick YouTube video program by Chris Hardwick, a comedian, actor, and host whom you may sort of recognize from some of his other jobs—anyway he clearly doesn't get out much.

Into the Maelstrom with a Viking

OK, maybe maelstrom is too strong a word, but when I tested the Viking 42 ST today off of Riviera Beach, it just wasn’t really all that pleasant, weather-wise. The rain was slamming down, the wind was conjuring up whitecaps, and confused four footers made the Atlantic an interesting place to test a boat that easily surpasses 30 knots.

The teak helm onboard the Viking 42 ST.

Change for the Better

A year ago I was a senior editor at this magazine and how times have changed for me. For one thing, my interactions with the boaters, boatbuilders, and other industry people who are our readers have increased exponentially, and I couldn’t be happier. I may have my radar turned way up, but I try to tune in to what each of them is saying when we talk or e-mail. Not just listening, of course, but also hearing the backstory. Those readers’ experiences inform what they’re telling me and give insight into their worldview.