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Boat Design

Tradition 58 Long-Range Trawler

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

It's been a long time in gestation: Seaforth Marine built the first Tradition a few years ago, a lovely 54-foot prototype that has been redesigned, morphing into the flagship 58, slated to debut in...

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A Boat Is Born

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

Welcome to the first of a five-part series in which we follow the creation of a brand-new sportfishing boat from conception to launch. PMY has been granted exclusive access to the birth of Makaira....

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Riva 92 Duchessa Fly

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

As an encore to the 2005 debut of its 115-foot flagship, Athena, the Italian builder Riva introduces its newest offering, the 92-foot Duchessa Fly. Filling a gap between Athena and the 85 Opera Super...

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Icon Yachts 62-Meter Custom Yacht

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

Although the distinction between custom and semicustom can sometimes be blurred, it's often taken to be the following: A custom yacht is designed from the keel up, inside and out, to suit the client...

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Outer Reef 63

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

Adapting to a marketplace that is becoming ever more sensitive to fuel economy, efficiency, and carbon footprint, Outer Reef Yachts is now offering smaller engine options throughout its model lineup...

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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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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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