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Modern Boatbuilding

By Alan Harper | Posted March 2015 | Add a Comment

Computer-controlled, fully automated boat factories aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore. Learn how some builders are incorporating modern technology to change the boatbuilding game...

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In Defense of Good Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted February 2015 | Add a Comment

Did our columnist just refer to some boat designs as “butt-ugly junkyard dogs; the kind you wouldn’t want around your family?” Yes, yes he did. Read his argument for leaving naval...

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Hull Vanes for Fuel Efficiency

By Daniel Harding | Posted February 2015 | Add a Comment

Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.

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Designing the MJM 50z

By Dennis Caprio | Posted August 2014 | Add a Comment

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you...

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Sportfisherman Design

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2014 | Add a Comment

In his Sightlines column Michael Peters takes aim at the good-old American sportfisherman and tries to figure out why they’re designed the way they are. He’s got his suspicions that they...

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The New Caterpillar C8.7

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2014 | Add a Comment

Capt. Richard Thiel investigates the new Caterpillar C8.7 and the market and regulatory forces that launched it. With emissions regulations becoming more and more stringent, CAT was forced to link up...

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The Future of Boatbuilding

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2013 | Add a Comment

What Will Boats Look Like in the Future? Technology continues to leap forward and bring boaters along for a wild ride of powerful capabilities, simplified operation, and improved comfort. We thought...

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Understanding Hull Design

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2013 | Add a Comment

How do efficient hulls work? Editor-At-Large Capt. Richard Thiel takes a close look at how a hull reacts to the motion of the water from the drawing board to the test tank, and beyond.

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Vismara M56 Navetta

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Boat Design: Performance-wise the M56 will be constructed for fuel efficiency. Vismara plans on using advanced-composite construction in conjunction with their own proprietary structural layout to...

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Sessa Marine Fly 40

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

When synched with four-cylinder common-rail D4s the boat should top out somewhere around 35 mph while maintaining a cruise just under 30 mph.

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Northern Marine 85

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Northern Marine announced plans to build an 85-foot expedition yacht that will be dubbed Blood Baron. She’ll be powered by twin 600-hp Caterpillars that should imbue her with a top speed of 14...

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Sarnico Yachts Alldays 39

By | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Sarnico Yachts Alldays 39Some boats are great for sunny days and are built to run wide-open on glass-flat water while allowing their passengers to totally bronze out. And other boats are built for...

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Horizon E54

By | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

Horizon E54The latest flying-bridge cruiser from Horizon, the E54, couples speed with innovative technology while minimizing her carbon footprint. With a projected maximum speed of 39 mph, the E54...

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