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Boat Tests

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted April 2007

The slick exteriors and restrained yet contemporary interiors of Azimut’s flying-bridge models, courtesy of the dynamic design duo of Carlo Galeazzi and Stefano Righini, have...

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I was rigging baits in the cockpit of a 43-foot express sportfisherman at the 2005 White Marlin Open when a man who was fishing the boat next to my team’s came walking over. He...

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By Ben Ellison | Posted April 2007

t’s not surprising that the waters just outside Miami right after a boat show are chockablock with gorgeous high-performance yachts doing wide-open-throttle, loop-d-loop demos,...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2007

When I drew the assignment to test the Sea Ray 55 Sundancer, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. I’ve tested I don’t know how many Sundancers over the years, and I know they can be hard to...

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By Jeffrey Moser | Posted March 2007

During the wintertime in Manhattan, I often forget that I'm on an island. Sure, I'm aware the Hudson and East Rivers are chockablock with ferries, tugs, Coast Guard vessels, and...

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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2007

“But don’t they build sailboats?” That was my first thought as I caught a glimpse of Jeanneau’s Prestige 42 cruiser sitting in her berth at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach,...

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By Alan HarperPhotos by Jim R... | Posted March 2007

They weren’t in a hurry or anything, but as I trundled my bag along the concrete quay toward the boat, I could tell not only that had I been spotted, but also that the engines...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2007

I was extra excited the morning I pulled into the parking lot of the Marine Service Center of Anacortes, Washington. The weather was crisp and clear—spectacularly Pacific...

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By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Fores... | Posted February 2007

I wasn’t expecting to be impressed with the appearance of Silverton’s new entry-level 33 Convertible when I hit the docks behind the Silverton dealer Sundance Marine in Fort...

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By George L. PetriePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted February 2007

In addition to being a contributing editor for PMY, I’ve been a professor at Webb Institute for more than 20 years. During that time I’ve have had the pleasure of teaching courses...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2007

I was headed for Midnight Express’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, facility in my rental car when I got the call. “Bill,” the guy said, just as a big ol’ cardboard box blew across the...

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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2007

I stood awestruck. The mammoth, sun-blocking, Bausch American tuna tower stretched its neck more than 40 feet towards the seemingly endless blue sky. If that’s the tower, I...

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By George L. Petrie | Posted January 2007

Several years ago New Jersey-based Viking Yachts embarked on a major collaborative effort with England's Princess Yachts to create the Viking Sport Cruisers line. To say that the...

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By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2007

When Riviera Yachts announced plans to premiere a 36-foot sport cruiser at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, I didn't know what to expect. Because of the...

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By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2007

I love catching up with old friends. But it's gotten to be a challenge, as many of us are scattered up and down the East and West Coasts. When the holidays approach it gets easier...

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By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted January 2007

Try this fantasy on for size: It's a sunny afternoon in Seattle, and your new Marlow Explorer 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht is ready to go at last. You step aboard the fully commissioned...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2007

The most memorable part of the sea trial I did on Lazzara's LSX Quad 75 started an hour or so after I'd maneuvered her free of her slip via a nifty joystick control and the most...

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By Capt. Patrick S...Photos by Jim R... | Posted January 2007

It was blowing a steady 15 knots, and I wondered if the windage offered up by the Carver Voyager 52's high sides (19 feet from water to radar arch) would mean difficult exiting...

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By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted December 2006

Being skipper has its perks. I did the driving during Neil Rabinowitz's recent photo shoot on the immensely comfortable, Canadian-built Camano 41 and at some point in the midst of...

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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2006

For some people the end of the rainbow leads to gold, but for the owner of the custom-built, Sparkman...

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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2006

It starts with hull design.A 15-mph northerly is blowing up a short but steep two- to three-foot chop off the coast of Riviera Beach, Florida. I position the knife-like bow of the...

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By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Craig... | Posted December 2006

Originally this story was supposed to be all about Peter Lehrer, a highly regarded New York City construction maven whose resume includes Big Apple skyscrapers, Euro Disneyland,...

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By Alan Harper | Posted December 2006

Seems you can't turn around for five minutes these days without Atlantis launching a new model. The company has been burning the candle at both ends ever since it was set up in...

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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2006

The torrential rain is falling as if someone is attempting to wring the blackening storm clouds dry in one twist. Forty-knot northeasterlies cause large rain droplets to quantum...

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By Alan Harper | Posted November 2006

There are lots of ways to arrive at the Monaco Yacht Show, some more stylish than others. The airport bus is quick, efficient, and air conditioned, but perhaps a little humdrum...

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