Boats

Viking Sport Cruisers V78

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

The partnership of New Jersey-based Viking Yachts with England's Princess Yachts has produced yet another express cruiser on the drafting board. The project, which is meant to fill the gap between...

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To Affinity and Beyond

By Jeffrey O'Neil | Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

Photo by Forest JohnsonAffinity 90The Affinity 90 should definitely turn heads when she pulls into port. Part yacht, part sportfisherman, she's not only fast and comfortable, she reportedly eats...

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Ease of Use

By | Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

Megayachts Carver 44The first thing you'll notice when you examine the photo of the new 44 Sojourn is that she's tall: 16'7'' feet from the waterline to the top of her aluminum radar arch, to be...

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Jarrett Bay 77

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

The new Jarrett Bay 77 will be a force to be reckoned with. Packing 2,400-hp MTUs, she's predicted to reach a top speed of 42 knots or nearly 50 mph, downright impressive for a 77-footer that tips...

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Hunt 52 Express

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

While C. Raymond Hunt Associates has developed projects of up to 100 feet and more, the Hunt 52 will be the largest yacht under the Hunt Yachts brand. Half again as long as the current flagship...

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Cleaner and Greener

By B.J. Vickers | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

I consider myself an evolving environmentalist, although my wife has to occasionally remind me to recycle cardboard cereal boxes and defunct newspapers, and my nostalgia for old-fashioned boatyard...

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White House on the Water

By Catherine Pearson | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

Sequoia was made the official presidential yacht in the 1930’s by President HooverOn November 4, we head to the polls with a most important aim: to elect the 44th President of the United States. And...

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Cut Loose

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

Nordhavn 86If you’re considering a ‘round-the-world cruise, Nordhavn’s new 87'1/4-foot trawler might be just the ticket. The builder says that she should have a 4,000-NM range at 10.5 knots with the...

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Hakvoort-39m

By | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

In a world that seems increasingly driven by corporate interests, it’s gratifying to know that there are still family-run businesses that have thrived for several generations. Nothing can rival the...

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Burger 43-Meter

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

One of the most important parameters in yacht design is the intended maximum speed. If the hull is meant to be capable of exceeding its theoretical hull speed, then it generally has a hard chine, to...

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Jongert 3900

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

During the 17th century, the Netherlands produced some of the most gifted painters. Now, a collaboration among yachtbuilder Jongert, Azure Naval Architects, and stylist Guido de Groot may be part of...

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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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