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New Boats Notebook - August 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-08-14 12:28

New Boats Notebook

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New Jersey Police Searching for Champion Power Boater Believed to Have Faked His Own Death

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-08-05 11:35

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer New Jersey law enforcement officials are searching for Andrew Biddle, a champion powerboat racer and world-record holder who is believed to have faked his own drowning after a pontoon boat accident on July 20th off of Longport, a few miles from Atlantic City.

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Touring the Abacos in the Pursuit 325

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-07-01 10:02

I just got back from the Abacos where I was testing the Pursuit 325. That’s quite a little vessel that packs a whole lot of boat onto her 32-foot LOA thanks to an open, bow-rider layout.

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New Boats Notebook - July 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-06-30 11:10

New Boats Notebook

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No Man Left Behind

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-06-20 12:52

This past weekend, after a long and mostly fruitless day of shark fishing onboard Capt. Art DellaSalla’s Andiamo 20 miles off Manasquan Inlet, we eventually had to admit that the day was not ours, and threw our last baits overboard, and turned towards home.

Capt. Art DellaSalla

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A Peek at My Notebook: The True North 50

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-06-13 12:28

To get the skinny on the Down East-y True North 50, I spoke with Sam Howell, a partner at Langan Design Professionals, the ambitious Newport, Rhode Island, naval design and architecture firm tasked with the vessel.

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New Boats Notebook - June 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-06-05 10:51

New Boats Notebook

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One Month Until The Brett T. Bailey Mako Rodeo

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-05-14 10:30

Mako sharkWe’re just one month away from one of my favorite days of the year, The Brett T. Bailey Mako Rodeo out of Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, New Jersey. The event, which is held in memory of Brett Bailey, who was 28 when he died at the World Trade Center on 9/11, raises money for the families of New Jersey National Guard members, among other charities.

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Roll Play

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-04-30 15:23

Seakeeper graph

I recently got onboard the new Weaver 80 off of Palm Beach. She’s a really cool, fully custom boat that we’ll do a full review on in a future issue of Power & Motoryacht, but for now I want to share an image with you I got from a Seakeeper rep who was also onboard running some tests. The boat has two Seakeeper gyro stabilizers in her engine room—and to be blunt, they work.

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One Night in Rio

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-04-25 13:06

I hopped down to West Palm Beach recently for the debut of the Rio Yachts Granturismo 56 on the docks at Palm Harbor Marina. In a nutshell, the whole thing was very Palm Beach-y. A light breeze off the ocean, beautiful women in cocktail dresses, older guys wearing blazers and watches that could pay my rent for a year, and a live band jamming with tasteful restraint as the champagne flowed like water. But the star of the show was the boat, a fully customizable express cruiser from Rio Yachts, a newcomer to the market.

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