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Rough Road, Smooth Ride

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

My notebook was almost full. Cannes does that. Not being in films, I hardly ever visit the town except at boat-show time, in September. In the last few years, the show has gotten bigger, more...

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Fast Food

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

Mystic SL 700It was an unlikely scene. The owner and his wife, both in their 70s, sat hunkered down in the U-shape settee forward of the centerline helm station in their custom-built, 70-foot express...

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Cheoy Lee Serenity Series 68

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

Even in this era of globalization, few projects can rival the Serenity Series for geographic diversity. Cheoy Lee Shipyards will build the 68, the first model in the series, at its yard in Doumen,...

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Outer Reef 63

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

Adapting to a marketplace that is becoming ever more sensitive to fuel economy, efficiency, and carbon footprint, Outer Reef Yachts is now offering smaller engine options throughout its model lineup...

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The Big Sleeper

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

Hatteras 72 MYHatteras Yachts placed ease of operation near the top of its list of design criteria for its 72 Motor Yacht, attempting to make life simpler for both owners and crew. Instead of...

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Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht

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

The fact that the Hatteras 56 is touted by the builder as an "entry-level product...priced at under $2 million" seems rather startling. But that shouldn't suggest she's wanting for features, quality...

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Shannon Tender 32

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

Recognizing that many megayacht owners may wish to have a tender as distinctive as their motoryacht, Shannon Yachts has introduced the Shannon Tender 32. Considering her classical styling with jaunty...

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Our Big Build

By Adam LaRosa | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

Rebel, a sistership to Canyon Runner. After the crew sea trialed her in eight-footers, running her at 30 knots, it was convinced this hull would be the right offshore platform.For years my crew and I...

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XF = Xtra Fish?

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

Albemarle 290 XFWhen your testing ground is off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina—the infamously stormy sand spit that has earned the nickname "The Graveyard of the Atlantic"—you had better...

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Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost's Noah

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

The problem with catamarans is that they all look like, uh, catamarans. But French design firm Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost puts a twist on the concept, creating a stylish look while retaining...

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Wayachts 46

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

Wayachts 46From the sky, she looks like a giant horseshoe. But with a purported top speed of 36 knots, Wayachts' Italian-built Wave 46 Quarantasei can gallop right along.Beginning on two steps that...

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Lightweight Heavyweight

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

When most people think of Dutch yachtbuilding, they certainly think of high quality, but they also likely recall the names of some of the largest privately owned vessels in the world. Little wonder:...

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