Boat Design

Designing the Future

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

One New York college is creating tomorrow’s boatbuilders.Four college students designed this battlewagon.So how do you design a 64-foot convertible sportfisherman that makes 50-plus mph, sports eye-...

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Kadey-Krogen 52

By Pete McDonald | Posted September 2010 | Add a Comment

Slow, Steady, BulletproofKadey-Krogen designed its 52 to take you anywhere, anytime.A The raised pilothouse features a reversed windshield and a Portuguese bridge. B Because it’s so roomy, Kadey-...

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Altima 77

By Pete McDonald | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

Raising the StakesAltima Yachts ups its game with the intro of the 77, a fishable motoryacht.Altima Yachts came on the scene eight years ago as Frank Sciortino sought to produce well- built, well-...

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Absolute 43 Fly

By Pete McDonald | Posted July 2010 | Add a Comment

Absolute Beauty A stylish pod-driven Italian import designed for the cruising family. Absolute’s first ever flying bridge features a large sunlounge and a settee with a table. Hull-side ports...

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Numarine 68 Fly

By Pete McDonald | Posted June 2010 | Add a Comment

Turkish FlyThis 68 gives you the option to either hire a crew or run the boat yourself.A The 68’s flying-bridge deck features a double-wide helm station and large settee. B Expansive windows bathe...

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Cabo 44 Hardtop Express

By Pete McDonald | Posted May 2010 | Add a Comment

Generation NextThere are good reasons why the new Cabo 44 upstaged a TV personality.A striking blonde holding a microphone doesn’t often come in second in commanding attention. But such was the case...

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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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