Boats

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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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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