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By Capt. Ted Sputh | Posted January 2008 | Add a Comment

A ship is said to be in proper trim when she floats in the water "on an even keel"—that is, neither down by the bow nor by the stern. A person is said to be "on an even keel" when he is as...

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Kindred Spirits

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

At most yards the first step in building a yacht involves rolling out fiberglass mat or cutting huge sheets of metal. At Lazzara Yachts, however, it all starts with pasta.From contract to completion...

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ISA 600

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

Even if you didn't know that the new ISA 600 is an Italian design, you likely would have guessed it. Nearly 200 feet in length and with five decks from her keel to her flying bridge, she looks as...

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Viking 82 Convertible

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

Sometimes bigger is better. A case in point is Viking Yachts' 82 Convertible, eight feet longer and about two feet beamier than the builder's current flagship 74 Convertible. Don't get me wrong, the...

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After Petroleum, What?

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

Azimut's fuel cell genset derives energy from gasoline. Future versions will use diesel fuel taken from the boat's diesel fuel tanks.The days of gasoline and diesel are rapidly coming to an end. With...

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The Horsepower Equation

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

"But I like the 1,300-hp motors," my friend Tom says emphatically while discussing his new 50-footer. "They give me a 33-knot cruise. The 1,050-hp ones will only keep me somewhere between 28 and 30...

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Training Time

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

With the Dietz Model 1001 Powerboat Handling Trainer, inexperienced boaters can try their hand at docking before actually hitting the high seas.Henry G. Dietz, the inventor of the Dietz Model 1001...

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Sharply Dressed

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

Marquis 40 SCWisconsin-based Marquis Yachts prides itself on its American-built boats with European style, and the 40 SC seems the epitome of what the company has set out to achieve.The styling is...

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Still Waters Run Deep

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

A few years back, a good friend of mine struck out in his first-ever billfish tournament. Now, he's no amateur. He was born on a boat (literally), manages a marina, and has helped his commercial-...

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Grady-White Canyon 336

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

Grady-White Canyon 336Less Barebones, More Fish BonesThe striped bass in Albemarle Sound have a new enemy in North Carolina builder Grady-White's new Canyon 336. Built as a fish chaser, the 33-footer...

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Monte Fino 76 Custom Motoryacht

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

Most builders update styling periodically to keep models looking fresh. But the revitalized Monte Fino has taken the makeover to a new level. The handsome but somewhat staid look that defined the...

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Krogen 55 Expedition Trawler Yacht

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

Updated styling and a gracefully raked bow are two of the more evident features of the Krogen 55-foot Expedition, but they're just icing on the cake. Leveraging 30 years' experience in building...

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