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S Is for Spectacular

By Alan Harper | Posted October 2007

When you pack your bag for a trip to Dubai, it's just as well to include, along with your sunglasses, passport, and gold credit card, some suspension of disbelief. Nothing quite...

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Shark Attack

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted September 2007

Riviera M470If 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...

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Island Pilot 435 Fast Trawler

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2007

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...

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The Big Red One

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted August 2007

Azimut 103SWith 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...

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Downeast Darling

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2007

Sabre 52 Salon ExpressAbout 20 years ago, when Maine-based sailboat builder Sabre sought to expand its line, someone might've glanced at the workboats on nearby Casco Bay for...

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Steel Will

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted June 2007

Neil RabinowitzAleutian 92Have boat, will travel—to just about anywhere you choose. That is the raison d'tre for the Aleutian 92, built in Tacoma, Washington. And with a...

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Aussie Rules

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted May 2007

Riviera 4700 Sport YachtAustralia-based Riviera Yachts is known stateside for its line of convertibles, but the builder made a big splash at last year's Fort Lauderdale...

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Custom Craft

By Elizabeth Ginns...photos by Shaw ... | Posted February 2007

These days a fully custom 100-footer is an anomaly, which suits Cheoy Lee just fine.Experience often has a direct relationship to success; the more of it you have, the more likely...

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Elling E3

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Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge

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Uniesse 58

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #1: Dubai

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#1: DUBAI—524'10"While yacht-watchers worldwide—including us—expected this yacht to be completed by now, apparently final touches are still being applied to her...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #2: Prince Abdul Aziz

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#2: PRINCE ABDUL AZIZ—482'3"It’s astounding to realize this behemoth is capable of a 22-knot cruise speed. She was launched as just Abdul Aziz but renamed years later, as...

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