Boats

Our Big Build

By Adam LaRosa | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

Rebel, a sistership to Canyon Runner. After the crew sea trialed her in eight-footers, running her at 30 knots, it was convinced this hull would be the right offshore platform.For years my crew and I...

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XF = Xtra Fish?

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

Albemarle 290 XFWhen your testing ground is off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina—the infamously stormy sand spit that has earned the nickname "The Graveyard of the Atlantic"—you had better...

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Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost's Noah

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

The problem with catamarans is that they all look like, uh, catamarans. But French design firm Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost puts a twist on the concept, creating a stylish look while retaining...

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Wayachts 46

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

Wayachts 46From the sky, she looks like a giant horseshoe. But with a purported top speed of 36 knots, Wayachts' Italian-built Wave 46 Quarantasei can gallop right along.Beginning on two steps that...

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Lightweight Heavyweight

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

When most people think of Dutch yachtbuilding, they certainly think of high quality, but they also likely recall the names of some of the largest privately owned vessels in the world. Little wonder:...

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Share and Share Alike

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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