In The Field: Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2006 Page 2
From left to right: Senior editor Capt. Bill Pike, Dick Lazzara of Lazzara Yachts, and executive editor Diane Byrne at the launch of Lazzara’s well-kept secret, the Lazzara LSX Quad 75.
The Lazzara LSX Quad 75 features four Volvo Penta IPS 600 drives and Volvo’s joystick control. Both Pike and Byrne got their turn at the helm, and noted how the 75 maneuvered like a much smaller vessel.
From left to right: PMY’s two newest captains, editor-in-chief Richard Thiel and group managing editor Eileen Murphy, plus executive editor Diane Byrne, on the flying bridge of the latest import from Rodriguez yachts.
Associate editor Jeffrey Moser in the engine room of the Pershing 90, which made its stateside debut at the show.
Associate editor Elizabeth Ginns Britten and Irwin Jacobs, onboard Jacobs’ latest, the cold-molded Mastercraft 28, which he had built at the Vicem boatyard in Turkey.
Senior editor Capt. Patrick Sciacca checks the sightlines on the Moloka’i Strait 75; look for more information on the 75 in the “Just Launched” column in our January 2007 issue.
Even though he just turned, in his own words, “the big six-o(h!)," our electronics guru, Ben Ellison, won’t have a hard time viewing this 19-inch display from Raymarine. Heck, he could even kick back and put his feet up, and plot a course using the wireless control. Look for more about this new product in Ellison’s January 2007 Electronics column.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
Have a look and see what you think. ▶