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Viking Yachts Turns 50

Back in May, we caught up with Pete Frederiksen, director of communications for Viking Yachts, to talk about the company’s 50th anniversary, and what the New Jersey powerhouse has in store for the

Fourth of July Celebrations

Where to see the fireworks celebrations from your boat, wherever you are.

This weekend is the Fourth of July, and all across the nation people will be celebrating with the most American of traditions—shooting a bunch of explosives into the sky. Here are a few places you can go to tie up, kick back, and celebrate America.

Fireworks in San Diego

Hodgdon Expands Service Division

Boothbay Region Boatyard in Southport, Maine

Charles W. Morgan Heading for Sea Trials

Charles W. Morgan

Positive Outlook for Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Sounds of the Season

Here are some songs to listen to while enjoying our June issue, or enjoying an afternoon on the water.

On the Move

Yacht transportFor the cruiser who has always wanted to ply the waters of a far-flung locale but doesn’t have the time or the means to get a boat across an ocean on its own bottom, there is an exciting new partnership you might want to look into. DYT Yacht Transport (formerly known to most boaters as Dockwise) has recently partnered with Sevenstar Yacht Transport to provide transport for vessels all around the world.

Grand Banks Yachts Makes First Acquisition

Early in April, Grand Banks Yachts Ltd. Announced that the company would make their first acquisition with the purchase of Australian boatbuilder Palm Beach Motor Yacht Co. for a total of $10 million Australia (about $9.4 million U.S. dollars. Once the purchase is complete, Mark Richards, founder and CEO of Palm Beach Yachts, and internationally renowned yachtsman, will be appointed CEO of the new enlarged group.

Born in the U.S.A.

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.

Hinckley Yachts book cover

Rough Seas

While they’ve been considered things of legend for ages, or the exaggerated tales of mariners, rogue waves (or freak waves, or monster waves, or whatever you’d like to call them) are indeed real and something every mariner should be aware of. In the last few years alone, rogue waves were blamed for the deaths of two American tourists during separate incidents in Cabo san Lucas, as well as the deaths of four fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. And since the turn of the century rogue waves have damaged several cruise ships and caused a number of other fatalities.