Boats

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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Northern Marine 64 RPH

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

Long established as a builder of motoryachts and expedition vessels, Northern Marine has introduced its latest long-range cruiser, a 64-foot raised-pilothouse trawler. Her systems are designed to be...

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John Williams Stanley 42

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

Say what you will about contemporary styling and fads, but judging by what's often seen at boat shows and marinas, they appeal to lots of folks. So it's gratifying to see an offering like the Stanley...

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A Boat Is Born, Part II

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

In part one of our exclusive five-part series ("A Boat Is Born"), the Makaira team took the first conceptual steps in creating its brand-new sportfisherman. This included selecting the Waveform...

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The Return of the Motorsailer?

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

For a long time there has been a stigma attached to motorsailers: They're neither good motoryachts nor good sailboats. But in a world where "going green" has become a chief concern and "the rising...

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