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The Betty Jane and the Tin Mullet

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

One of my boating buddies made a remark the other day that had a strange but true ring to it. "Bill," he said, "it seems like there's some kind of theme runnin' through your life these days—you...

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The Hybrid Future

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Ferretti GroupMochi Craft Long Range 23I was attending a press conference in Ancona, Italy, earlier this year when I first heard the news. Norberto Ferretti, co-founder of Ferretti Yachts and...

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Fuelish Pleasure

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

This is the editorial I've been avoiding: the one about the cost of fuel and what, if anything, we can do about it. As a boat owner like you, who's been shocked so often at the fuel dock I'm...

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The Next Step

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Volvo Penta's days as just an engine company have evolved into something bigger.I'm a lucky guy. Ever since Volvo Penta introduced IPS to the world of recreational watercraft some four years ago, I'...

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Bertram 540 Convertible

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

It's always dicey messing with a classic, especially one as widely revered as the Bertram 54. But Bertram's parent company, the Ferretti Group, is out to establish its own legend, by innovating and...

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Regulator 34SS Center Console

By | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Mostly it's multimillion-dollar yachts that dominate this space, so the new Regulator 34SS is a decided change of pace. Indeed, what's interesting about this boat is that she appeals to both serious...

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Creature-Catching Comforts

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Viking YachtsViking 50 ConvertibleThere are few things that say comfort like a Sunbrella-covered cockpit mezzanine. But that's far from the only fine amenity aboard Viking's new 50 Convertible.Her...

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A Boat Is Born, Part III

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

It's been about nine months since the design process for the 64-foot Makaira was started. While both the designers at Applied Concepts Unleashed and the builder's team have enjoyed the exchange of...

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Timber!

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

No matter how high-tech a megayacht's systems are, and no matter how cleanly laid out the wheelhouse's displays are, what people tend to remember the most when they step off a megayacht is the...

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Turkey's Time

By Catherine Pearson | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Sandwiched between Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia sits the Republic of Turkey, a country which has endured centuries of political and economic turmoil. And yet this Texas-size...

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Sunrise 45-Meter

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

When passing hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail party, it's not unusual for someone to say "go on, take two." But it's a different story when the subject is a 147-foot motoryacht. That was the essence of a...

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Extend the Ends

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

Altima 61 PilothouseThe Altima 61 Pilothouse is a scaled-up version of the builder's 56 Pilothouse. But the addition of 5'1" did not necessitate a significant increase in either clearance or...

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Megayacht Builder Directory 2008

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

Given how the megayacht business is still strong despite weakness in some of the world's economies, it's no wonder that there's an increasing number of shipyards vying for contracts. Some of the...

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