Boats

Cruising Decorum

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

Global Arrow 68 ExpressThe Global Arrow 68 Express is the newest offering from Taiwan-based Global Yacht. The low-sheer, rakish design, courtesy of C. Raymond Hunt Associates, also comes in a flying-...

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More Mariner

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

If you were to compare Hull No. 1 of the Pacific Mariner 85, which we tested in our February 2005 issue ("Dream Machine"), and Hull No. 12, which I tested earlier this year, you'd have to look pretty...

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Cranchi Zaffiro 36

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

Making RoomThe space-conscious layout of the Cranchi Zaffiro 36 begins in the cockpit, where the L-shape settee flips forward to allow access to the engine compartment. A molded step and and a hollow...

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Richmond Yachts 142 Trideck

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

It's unusual for this column to feature the same yacht for a second time, but the story behind Richmond Yachts is unusual enough to justify a reprise. Ever since Texas businessman and lifelong...

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Tradition 58 Long-Range Trawler

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

It's been a long time in gestation: Seaforth Marine built the first Tradition a few years ago, a lovely 54-foot prototype that has been redesigned, morphing into the flagship 58, slated to debut in...

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A Boat Is Born

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

Welcome to the first of a five-part series in which we follow the creation of a brand-new sportfishing boat from conception to launch. PMY has been granted exclusive access to the birth of Makaira....

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Vicem 63 Sportfish

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

Vicem 63 SportfishShe may not have been sporting her optional Bausch-American tuna tower at her Miami boat show debut, but what the Turkish-built Vicem 63 Sportfish lacked in aluminum, she more than...

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Icon Yachts 62-Meter Custom Yacht

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

Although the distinction between custom and semicustom can sometimes be blurred, it's often taken to be the following: A custom yacht is designed from the keel up, inside and out, to suit the client...

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Riva 92 Duchessa Fly

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

As an encore to the 2005 debut of its 115-foot flagship, Athena, the Italian builder Riva introduces its newest offering, the 92-foot Duchessa Fly. Filling a gap between Athena and the 85 Opera Super...

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Star Power

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

About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head at the contracts...

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Star Power Page 2

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

About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head at the contracts...

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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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