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Boat Design

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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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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Viking 60 Convertible

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

Viking 60 ConvertibleNever content to rest on its laurels, Viking Yachts is true to the company mantra: Build a better boat every day. Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in its latest...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2007 | Add a Comment

I can so easily gush about the cabinetry and carpentry coming out of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, but truthfully no amount of gush suffices. While some of the photographs here reveal the razor-tight...

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Marquis Yachts 40 SC

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

Marquis Yachts 40 SCThere's no denying the popularity of express cruisers. But in a way, they are fair-weather friends. When conditions get nasty, everyone has to huddle under the hardtop or, worse,...

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Grand Banks 41 Heritage EU

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

Grand Banks 41 Heritage EUThe 2005 retirement of the venerable 42 Heritage left a major void in the Grand Banks model line. The classic 42 was a tough act to follow, but with the introduction of the...

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Moonen 97 Motoryacht

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

Illustration: Bruce AldersonMoonen 97 MotoryachtBuilding just three or four yachts each year, Moonen Shipyards exemplifies the best of the Dutch yacht-building ethic. It's one of a diminishing number...

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Slippery When Wet

By Alan Harper | Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

If you've ever seen anything like this before, you've probably been doing something you shouldn't: either snooping round a couple of select UK shipyards or attracting the attention of British special...

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Horizon 95 Raised Pilothouse M/Y

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

Horizon 95 Raised Pilothouse M/YDon't be misled by the sleek, swept-back lines of her sporty profile; the Horizon 95 delivers interior space on a grand scale wrapped in a lithe, well-proportioned...

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Cheoy Lee 78 Sport Motoryacht

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

Cheoy Lee 78 Sport MotoryachtSometimes less is more, especially if doing less means doing it better. A case in point is the layout of Cheoy Lee’s 78 Sport Motoryacht. Rather than maximizing the...

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