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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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Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

Sea Ray 47 Sedan BridgeAlthough the Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge has a pair of 578-hp Cummins QSC-600 diesels tucked inside for thrills, the boat appears more dedicated to enclaves for relaxing.Beginning...

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The End of Rock and Roll

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

If you could eliminate one thing from boating, what would it be—other than cost? If you said rough water, you'd not be alone. Uncomfortable gyrations have been the bane of seafarers ever since...

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The River Rats of Ramadi

By John Cantlie | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

For coalition forces Ramadi is the most dangerous city in Iraq. The capital of sprawling Al Anbar province in western Iraq, the city lies 65 miles west of Baghdad. Ramadi is the focal point of the...

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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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Shark Attack

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Riviera M470If Riviera's new M470 anchored near the hamlet of Amity, you can be sure a mob of frantic swimmers would soon be on the beach. With lines like Jaws, her aspect is aggressive—even...

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Island Pilot 435 Fast Trawler

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

Since its inception, the Island Pilot design team (which hired me as a consultant) has refused to be bound by conventional thinking. The design goals for the original Island Pilot 395 were simple:...

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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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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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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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The Big Red One

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted August 2007 | Add a Comment

Azimut 103SWith each subsequent model in Azimut's sexy, sleek S range, the talented design team of Carlo Galeazzi and Stefano Righini raises the bar. From the bambina, the 43S, to the

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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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