Boats

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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Still Waters Run Deep

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007

A few years back, a good friend of mine struck out in his first-ever billfish tournament. Now, he's no amateur. He was born on a boat (literally), manages a marina, and has helped...

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Grady-White Canyon 336

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted December 2007

Grady-White Canyon 336Less Barebones, More Fish BonesThe striped bass in Albemarle Sound have a new enemy in North Carolina builder Grady-White's new Canyon 336. Built as a fish...

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Monte Fino 76 Custom Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2007

Most builders update styling periodically to keep models looking fresh. But the revitalized Monte Fino has taken the makeover to a new level. The handsome but somewhat staid look...

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Krogen 55 Expedition Trawler Yacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2007

Updated styling and a gracefully raked bow are two of the more evident features of the Krogen 55-foot Expedition, but they're just icing on the cake. Leveraging 30 years'...

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Aicon 75 Fly

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007

Aicon 75 FlyA Slice of Sicilian Fly Built in Aicon's Giammoro factory in Messina on the Island of Sicily, the 75 Fly has styling that is distinctly Italian, from her lines to her...

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Horizon Vision 68

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007

Taiwanese builder Horizon recently delivered Hull No. 1 of its Vision 68 series to Seattle. Greg Marshall Designs—the same firm that styled Westport's 130—gave this 68...

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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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Engineering Tradition

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted October 2007

At the Sparkman...

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Trinity Yachts' Mine Games

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2007

One of the major challenges in yacht design is creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. With its 164-foot trideck Mine Games, Trinity Yachts seems to have hit just...

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Outer Reef Reefrunner 70

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2007

Known for traditional pilothouse motoryachts, Ocean Reef Yachts has gone sleek and sexy with the Reefrunner 70, a Downeast-style cruiser expected to have a top speed around 40...

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Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted October 2007

Sea Ray 47 Sedan BridgeAlthough the Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge has a pair of 578-hp Cummins QSC-600 diesels tucked inside for thrills, the boat appears more dedicated to enclaves for...

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The End of Rock and Roll

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2007

If you could eliminate one thing from boating, what would it be—other than cost? If you said rough water, you'd not be alone. Uncomfortable gyrations have been the bane of...

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