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Horizon Yachts Vision 68

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2006 | Add a Comment

Horizon Yachts Vision 68Although she’s one of the shorter offerings in Horizon’s line of Taiwanese-built motoryachts (which includes models ranging from 62 to more than 130 feet), the new 68 delivers...

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Sol Ambition

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2006 | Add a Comment

Illustration: Steve DavisThe Island Pilot's DSe's catamaran hulls are long and slender to produce minimum drag.When the first Island Pilot 395 was introduced two years ago, she defied established...

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Outer Reef 80 Raised Pilothouse

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2006 | Add a Comment

Outer Reef 80 Raised PilothouseSome people think “classic” and “stylish” are at opposite ends of the spectrum, i.e., traditional versus modern. However, some classics never go out of style, like two-...

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Piece(s) de Resistance

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

Who among us isn’t keenly interested in acquiring something new or different? When it comes to the amenities aboard your yacht, this can translate to something as simple as taking the latest home...

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Earthrace Saga

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

Earthrace is a B100-powered 78-foot trimaran with carbon fiber and Kevlar laminates and engine air intakes atop her “wings” to facilitate breathing in the wave-piercing mode. Below: Earthrace’s...

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San Juan 40 Fly Bridge

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

San Juan 40 Fly BridgeIt's abundantly clear that San Juan Yachts has found a look and a style to stay with. Each model, from the 30-foot Express to the 48-foot Fly Bridge, retains the distinctive air...

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A New Standard

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

Photos by Shaw McCutcheonA few years ago, Tom Murphy was pretty sure he wanted absolutely nothing to do with Hargrave Custom Yachts. A few months ago, having spent two years working with Murphy,...

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Viking Custom Yachts Sanlorenzo 88

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

Viking Custom Yachts Sanlorenzo 88Some years ago, as a means of expanding and diversifying its product offerings, New Jersey-based Viking Yachts forged a strategic alliance with England’s Princess...

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VictorEous Return

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

V is for Vic Edelbrock's excellent ride.Vic Edelbrock's 66th birthday was, to say the least, memorable. He and his wife Nancy were out in Catalina Island, California, that day in August 2002, when...

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Dismissing Disability

By Katherine BellowsJim Mitchell | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

Despite his disability, Capt. Jim has no trouble getting on and off his boat, thanks to this gangplank with ropes and struts.You're at the broker's sales dock, looking at a glistening yacht thinking...

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Some Like It Hot

By Mike Smith | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

Using a heat gun, Mark Ashton warms the surface of the boat before photographing it with his IR camera.To many surveyors and their clients, the moisture meter is the ne plus ultra of laminate-testing...

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Hatteras 60 Convertible

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

Hatteras 60 ConvertibleRemember that old saw that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Fugghedaboutit. Hatteras, one of the most venerable names in sportfishing, has literally reinvented its...

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Better the Second Time Around

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

The Huckins Fairform Flyer draws its lineage from WWII.It’s been said that you never really know how much you love something until it’s gone, and that love can make a person do crazy things…If you’ve...

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