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The Richmond Way

By Catherine PearsonJohn Rowe | Posted January 2009

Richmond Yachts' Richmond LadyA lot of megayachts have a lot to offer in the way of flourishes. A glass elevator on this one, towering gold columns on the next. And while...

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Extend the Ends

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2008

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...

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Northern Marine 64 RPH

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2008

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...

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Cruising Decorum

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted June 2008

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,...

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More Mariner

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2008

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...

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Star Power

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted April 2008

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...

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Star Power Page 2

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted April 2008

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...

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The Big Sleeper

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted April 2008

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...

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XF = Xtra Fish?

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted March 2008

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"...

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Wayachts 46

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted January 2008

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...

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Lightweight Heavyweight

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted January 2008

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...

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Kindred Spirits

By Diane M. Byrnephotos by Scott... | Posted December 2007

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...

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Sharply Dressed

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted December 2007

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...

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