Boats

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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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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