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New Boats Notebook - May 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-04-21 10:50

New Boats Notebook

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

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Malibu Blues

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-04-15 13:22

 

You can file this one under: What the what???!

According the New York Post, noted yachtsman and owner of the 414-foot megayacht Octopus, Paul Allen, recently sold his $28 million Malibu beachfront mansion to CBS president and CEO Les Moonves because he “hated the sound of the ocean.”

Yes you read that correctly.

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New Boats Notebook - April 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-03-24 10:44

New Boats Notebook

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

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Into the Maelstrom with a Viking

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-03-12 22:05

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.

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The Astondoa Top Deck 63 is a Showstopper

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-02-15 14:51

We tend to toss around some hyperbole in this industry. Everything is the best, the most luxurious, the sleekest, whatever. But I mean this in the truest sense of the word when I say that the Astondoa Top Deck 63 that we tested in our February issue is a true showstopper.

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Zimbalist Announces Expansion of Miami Boat Show, New Show in Panama

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-02-14 17:18

Skip Zimbalist today announced some exciting developments for his company, Show Management, and the boating world in general during a press conference held in a penthouse at Miami Beach’s Eden Roc hotel.

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New Boats Notebook - March 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-02-13 11:42

New Boats Notebook

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

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New Boats Notebook - February 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2014-01-23 12:05

New Boats Notebook

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

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New Boats Notebook - January 2014

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-12-16 15:32

New Boats Notebook

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

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It’s Christmas Time in the City

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2013-12-11 12:09

MarineMax and Sea Ray put together an elegant event in Manhattan to show appreciation for their customers and to highlight one new launch in particular.

I live right across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Hoboken, New Jersey. So when I saw MarineMax marketing maven Josie Tucci at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, she invited me to a party her company was throwing in conjunction with Sea Ray at Chelsea Piers. It was pretty much a no-brainer that I was going to go. It’s a five-minute ferry ride after all.

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