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Cheoy Lee Serenity 59

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2010 | Add a Comment

A Peaceful Easy FeelingThis Asian import is aimed at cruising your worries away.With more than 5,000 vessels delivered, to say that Cheoy Lee is an experienced boatbuilder would be a massive...

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Parts & Labor

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

Wesmac builds classic downeast vessels like the 42-footers ChristineWe’re doing quite well,” says Wesmac owner and founder Steve Wessel from his office up in Surry, Maine, just a short drive from Bar...

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A Riviera Runabout

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted May 2009 | Add a Comment

An offshoot of the Rodriquez Shipyard, which was founded in 1887, Morgan Yachts has been building Italian versions of classic U.S. workboats since 1991. Traditionally, downeast-style and commuter-...

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An Owner's Options

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted March 2009 | Add a Comment

Entering a line that includes a 36-, 44-, and 47-footer, the new 63-foot Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht was designed to provide not only more luxury but also more layout options. Owners will be able to...

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Star-studded Boats

By Brad Dunn | Posted March 2009 | Add a Comment

Illustration by Richard ClarkA beautifully maintained 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman would turn the head of any classic-boat enthusiast. But what would make such a vessel even more desirable? How about...

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A Boat is Born, Part IV

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

Makaira’s hull is being constructed via infusion. Resin, under a vacuum, is drawn through feed lines. This process results in a lightweight, yet sturdy hull. Note the red resin being drawn up the...

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Horizon Bandido 148

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

When you’re packing a six-figure Leisure Craft Classic 700 runabout in your yacht’s tender garage, you know you’ve got something special. That’s exactly what Juan Carlos “J.C.” Espinosa intended when...

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The Hidden Tradition

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted January 2009 | Add a Comment

Although the builder True North has only been around since 1999, its parent company, Pearson Composites, has a heritage that stretches back 48 years. (Sailing enthusiasts will recognize it as the...

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Viking Sport Cruisers V78

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

The partnership of New Jersey-based Viking Yachts with England's Princess Yachts has produced yet another express cruiser on the drafting board. The project, which is meant to fill the gap between...

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Hunt 52 Express

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

While C. Raymond Hunt Associates has developed projects of up to 100 feet and more, the Hunt 52 will be the largest yacht under the Hunt Yachts brand. Half again as long as the current flagship...

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Jarrett Bay 77

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

The new Jarrett Bay 77 will be a force to be reckoned with. Packing 2,400-hp MTUs, she's predicted to reach a top speed of 42 knots or nearly 50 mph, downright impressive for a 77-footer that tips...

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Hakvoort-39m

By | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

In a world that seems increasingly driven by corporate interests, it’s gratifying to know that there are still family-run businesses that have thrived for several generations. Nothing can rival the...

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Jongert 3900

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

During the 17th century, the Netherlands produced some of the most gifted painters. Now, a collaboration among yachtbuilder Jongert, Azure Naval Architects, and stylist Guido de Groot may be part of...

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