How Virtual Reality is Transforming Boatbuilding

By | Posted June 2017

Virtual reality is already here: and it’s transforming the yacht building—and buying—process.

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Understanding Hull Design

By | Posted December 2016

How do efficient hulls work? 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 beyond.

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Liquefied Natural Gas Powered Boats

By | Posted November 2015

Does the industrial use of LNG-powered propulsion herald a cleaner future for pleasure boats? Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike investigates the possibility.

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Boatbuilding in Vietnam

By | Posted April 2015

Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike travels to Vietnam to check in with prolific boatbuilder Dan Fritz and get the first look at his series of new Globetrotting trawlers.

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Modern Boatbuilding

By | Posted March 2015

Computer-controlled, fully automated boat factories aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore. Learn how some builders are incorporating modern technology to change the...

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In Defense of Good Yacht Design

By | Posted February 2015

Did our columnist just refer to some boat designs as “butt-ugly junkyard dogs; the kind you wouldn’t want around your family?” Yes, yes he did. Read his argument...

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Hull Vanes for Fuel Efficiency

By | Posted February 2015

Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.

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Designing the MJM 50z

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Vismara M56 Navetta

By | 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 | 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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