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Design

Designing the MJM 50z

By Dennis Caprio | Posted August 2014

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the...

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Sportfisherman Design

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2014

In his Sightlines column Michael Peters takes aim at the good-old American sportfisherman and tries to figure out why they’re designed the way they are. He’s got his...

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The New Caterpillar C8.7

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2014

Capt. Richard Thiel investigates the new Caterpillar C8.7 and the market and regulatory forces that launched it. With emissions regulations becoming more and more stringent, CAT...

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The Future of Boatbuilding

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2013

What Will Boats Look Like in the Future? Technology continues to leap forward and bring boaters along for a wild ride of powerful capabilities, simplified operation, and improved...

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Understanding Hull Design

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2013

How do efficient hulls work? Editor-At-Large Capt. Richard Thiel takes a close look at how a hull reacts to the motion of the water from the drawing board to the test tank, and...

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Vismara M56 Navetta

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012

Boat Design: Performance-wise the M56 will be constructed for fuel efficiency. Vismara plans on using advanced-composite construction in conjunction with their own proprietary...

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Sessa Marine Fly 40

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012

When synched with four-cylinder common-rail D4s the boat should top out somewhere around 35 mph while maintaining a cruise just under 30 mph.

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Northern Marine 85

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2012

Northern Marine announced plans to build an 85-foot expedition yacht that will be dubbed Blood Baron. She’ll be powered by twin 600-hp Caterpillars that should imbue her...

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Sarnico Yachts Alldays 39

By | Posted November 2011

Sarnico Yachts Alldays 39Some boats are great for sunny days and are built to run wide-open on glass-flat water while allowing their passengers to totally bronze out. And other...

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Horizon E54

By | Posted October 2011

Horizon E54The latest flying-bridge cruiser from Horizon, the E54, couples speed with innovative technology while minimizing her carbon footprint. With a projected maximum speed...

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Riva 63 Virtus

By | Posted October 2011

Riva 63 VirtusThe 63 Virtus is the new flagship for Riva’s open line, a build-type steeped in glamorous history. In the past Riva owners have included movie stars and royalty, so...

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Beneteau Barracuda 9

By Kevin Koenig | Posted October 2011

Beneteau Barracuda 9Beneteau, the giant French boatbuilder that is currently making a concerted push into American markets, is well regarded for its innovative building techniques...

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Sanlorenzo SL94 - First Look

By Kevin Koenig | Posted October 2011

    Sanlorenzo SL94   Whether you’re looking to enjoy a short stay on the water or plan to cruise the seas for weeks, the newest build from Sanlorenzo...

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