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New Adventures, Same Kid From the Boatyard

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

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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Quality Time

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?

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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New Boats Notebook: Elandra 49

Elandra 49

With a couple clicks of a mouse and taps on a keyboard, Elandra’s lead designer, Tom Barry-Cotter, pulls up profile-view line drawings of Elandra’s new 49 on the screen. He then pulls up the profile view of the company’s first model, a 53-footer, for an easy side-by-side comparison. 

Recently acquired by Maritimo Yachts, the Elandra Yachts 59 mixes modern styling with uncompromising Aussie quality.

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Ties that Bind

Arnie Hammerman and Dan Harding

An impromptu cruise through Sydney Harbor on a Maritmo M50 proves that boating is the best way to build fast friendships.

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