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The River Rats of Ramadi

For coalition forces Ramadi is the most dangerous city in Iraq. The capital of sprawling Al Anbar province in western Iraq, the city lies 65 miles west of Baghdad. Ramadi is the focal point of the insurgency in Anbar, as foreign terrorists cross the borders and follow the Euphrates valley down towards the city. There's none of the sectarian violence here that has ripped apart Baghdad in the last

Heesen 55-Meter

Not just the largest motoryacht to date for Heesen Yachts, this 55-meter (180-footer) is one of the most technologically advanced projects ever undertaken by the Dutch builder. Built entirely of aluminum, she'll meet ABS @ A1 Yachting Service AMS Class and

Burger Boat Company's Liberty

Like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, the "need for speed" was a high priority for the owners of a custom 101-foot motoryacht being built at Burger Boat Company. But other priorities included world-class fit and finish, seaworthiness, and state-of-the-art technology, plus finding a yard with a reputation for service and reliability. These factors, along with an immediate rapport with CEO and

Shark Attack

Riviera M470

If Riviera's new M470 anchored near the hamlet of Amity, you can be sure a mob of frantic swimmers would soon be on the beach. With lines like Jaws, her aspect is aggressive—even the radar arch, with a canvas fold-back bimini, sticks up like a dorsal fin. The cockpit, however, is softer. A rounded wet

Island Pilot 435 Fast Trawler

Since its inception, the Island Pilot design team (which hired me as a consultant) has refused to be bound by conventional thinking. The design goals for the original Island Pilot 395 were simple: offer a well-found vessel with distinctive styling and accommodations suited for a cruising couple; deliver

Viking 60 Convertible

Viking 60 Convertible

Never content to rest on its laurels, Viking Yachts is true to the company mantra: Build a better boat every day. Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in its latest offering, the all-new 60 Convertible. Arguably the best yet from the New Jersey builder, she boasts an advanced hull form, dramatic new

Grand Banks 41 Heritage EU

Grand Banks 41 Heritage EU

The 2005 retirement of the venerable 42 Heritage left a major void in the Grand Banks model line. The classic 42 was a tough act to follow, but with the introduction of the 41 Heritage EU, Grand Banks has outdone itself. Though she's the shortest in the Heritage lineup, she's long on features, including

Marquis Yachts 40 SC

Marquis Yachts 40 SC

There's no denying the popularity of express cruisers. But in a way, they are fair-weather friends. When conditions get nasty, everyone has to huddle under the hardtop or, worse, retire to a cave-like saloon on the lower deck. It's really only when the weather is nice that it's fun to be out on the open, airy

The Big Red One

Azimut 103S

With each subsequent model in Azimut's sexy, sleek S range, the talented design team of Carlo Galeazzi and Stefano Righini raises the bar. From the bambina, the 43S, to the

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I can so easily gush about the cabinetry and carpentry coming out of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, but truthfully no amount of gush suffices. While some of the photographs here reveal the razor-tight joints, panel perfection, and carved and inlaid highlights that grace the company's projects, you have to tour a fleet of Lyman-Morse builds to realize the astonishing variety of styles and construction

Podcast: Clint Moore Interview

Volvo Penta is a name that's always in the news, and in this exclusive interview, PMY's Capt. Bill Pike gets the inside scoop on an impressive undertaking. Listen to what Clint Moore, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, has to

Megayacht Builder Directory 2007

Feadship's Utopia sits aglow during her refit at the yard's Makkum facility in Holland.

It's among the most commonly asked questions when it comes to megayachts: "Where was she built?" Whether you're just beginning to research your options for your own yacht or are ready to talk dollars and cents with a build team, one look at the

Podcast: Henk De Vries Interview

In this inaugural podcast, Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne gets a world exclusive: details of a new concept yacht being developed by Feadship. Click to listen to her interview with Henk De Vries, director of the Royal De Vries

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