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Boat Design

Cheoy Lee Serenity Series 68

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

Even in this era of globalization, few projects can rival the Serenity Series for geographic diversity. Cheoy Lee Shipyards will build the 68, the first model in the series, at its yard in Doumen,...

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Our Big Build

By Adam LaRosa | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

Rebel, a sistership to Canyon Runner. After the crew sea trialed her in eight-footers, running her at 30 knots, it was convinced this hull would be the right offshore platform.For years my crew and I...

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Shannon Tender 32

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

Recognizing that many megayacht owners may wish to have a tender as distinctive as their motoryacht, Shannon Yachts has introduced the Shannon Tender 32. Considering her classical styling with jaunty...

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Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht

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

The fact that the Hatteras 56 is touted by the builder as an "entry-level product...priced at under $2 million" seems rather startling. But that shouldn't suggest she's wanting for features, quality...

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Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost's Noah

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

The problem with catamarans is that they all look like, uh, catamarans. But French design firm Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost puts a twist on the concept, creating a stylish look while retaining...

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Viking 82 Convertible

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

Sometimes bigger is better. A case in point is Viking Yachts' 82 Convertible, eight feet longer and about two feet beamier than the builder's current flagship 74 Convertible. Don't get me wrong, the...

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ISA 600

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

Even if you didn't know that the new ISA 600 is an Italian design, you likely would have guessed it. Nearly 200 feet in length and with five decks from her keel to her flying bridge, she looks as...

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Monte Fino 76 Custom Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

Most builders update styling periodically to keep models looking fresh. But the revitalized Monte Fino has taken the makeover to a new level. The handsome but somewhat staid look that defined the...

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Krogen 55 Expedition Trawler Yacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

Updated styling and a gracefully raked bow are two of the more evident features of the Krogen 55-foot Expedition, but they're just icing on the cake. Leveraging 30 years' experience in building...

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Outer Reef Reefrunner 70

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

Known for traditional pilothouse motoryachts, Ocean Reef Yachts has gone sleek and sexy with the Reefrunner 70, a Downeast-style cruiser expected to have a top speed around 40 knots and a cruise...

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Trinity Yachts' Mine Games

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

One of the major challenges in yacht design is creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. With its 164-foot trideck Mine Games, Trinity Yachts seems to have hit just the right balance....

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Heesen 55-Meter

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Not just the largest motoryacht to date for Heesen Yachts, this 55-meter (180-footer) is one of the most technologically advanced projects ever undertaken by the Dutch builder. Built entirely of...

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Burger Boat Company's Liberty

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, the "need for speed" was a high priority for the owners of a custom 101-foot motoryacht being built at Burger Boat Company. But other priorities included world-class fit...

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