Daniel Harding Blog

Let the Gear Test Begin

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-08-09 16:59

The Power & Motoryacht editors are off to Block Island to find the next great piece of gear and maybe a lobster roll … or two.

PMY Gear Test

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Deep River and a Deflated Dinghy

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-07-05 12:05

“Dan, the dinghy deflated!” Karen shouted from the cockpit.

Moments prior I was lying in bed watching clouds pass over the hatch. I was contemplating life’s big questions like, should I get pancakes or eggs for breakfast? And just like that, the air poured from my plan for an otherwise majestic morning.

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The More Things Change...

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-06-20 16:18

A 1913 Matthews reminds Editor Dan Harding that smart design—like a love for being out on the water—is indeed timeless.

1913 Matthews, Nymph

“There is a beautiful classic boat at the other end of the show that would make for a great video!” exclaimed Digital Editor John Turner when we bumped into each other on the docks of the Palm Beach show.

He was right.

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By Land or Sea

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-05-08 13:57

A whirlwind travel schedule reminds editor Dan Harding that the best way to get somewhere is—and always has been—by boat.

Grand Banks boat

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Bound by Boating

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-01-26 12:51

The Düsseldorf Boat Show highlights emerging trends and age-old traditions.

Thousands poured through the turnstiles, trading the cold, grey German winter for the 17 halls of the sprawling Boot Düsseldorf show. The largest indoor show in Europe, it has become a popular pilgrimage for members of the boating industry the world over. Whether you were looking to buy or sell a superyacht from Italy or a bilge cleaner from Texas, if you were wearing shoes and had enough time you were bound to find it here.

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New Adventures, Same Kid From the Boatyard

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2017-01-03 13:33

Like many of you, I was born into boating. Much like eye and hair color, or country of origin, I had no say in the matter, yet—perhaps more than any other trait—it was a defining characteristic that set my life upon a certain course. 

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To Russia, with Vodka

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2016-12-14 11:44

As told by Roscoe Wellington

A delivery captain goes to Russia to commission a boat and comes back with the story of a lifetime.

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Tom & Kate Update

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2016-10-05 12:36

We catch up with a pair of Great Loopers who are leaving a trail of inspiration in their wake.

Tom & Kate update

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Quality Time

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2016-09-13 22:50

Time on the water allows Senior Editor Daniel Harding to reflect on the passing of Power & Motoryacht legend Richard Thiel.

Capt. Richard Thiel

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Boating Boom or Bust?

By Daniel Harding | Posted 2016-09-09 09:02

Millennials boating

Boatbuilders, brokers, and really anyone with some skin in the marine industry seem to be wrestling with the question: How can we attract more millennials (those born in the early 1980s) to our pastime? It’s as important a question as ever, considering that millennials have recently surpassed baby boomers as the largest demographic in the U.S., an inherently irreversible trend that will only increase. 

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