Azimut-Benetti's Think Tank

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2011

Think TankInside a small office in a picturesque marina, Azimut-Benetti is focused on the future.Most boatbuilders of any size have one or two engineers whose job it is to bat...

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Marquis Yachts Expands in the Mediterranean

By Brad Dunn | Posted January 2011

Marquis Yachts has appointed Ventures Limited as its authorized dealer in Malta, Libya, and Tunisia. “We are thrilled that Ventures will be representing Marquis Yachts throughout...

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A Rybovich Family Portrait

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted March 2010

The CornerstonesIt takes an entire family to totally transform a sport.Photography courtesy of RybovichA Rybovich family portrait: Emil, Tommy, Johnny, and Pop.A 27-year-old...

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The Single-Hander of Vero Beach

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2009

How one man built a 40-ton steel trawler with little more than a stout heart, two hands, a welding machine, and a Toyota forklift. In a way, the whole thing began in Belize over a...

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Cakewalk from Derecktor shipyards

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2009

America OvercomingThe biggest build from an American shipyard in 80 years represents more than just another new yacht.Photos by Billy BlackPiece by piece, the workers at Derecktor...

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The Tin Man

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2009

It’s 1945, a world war is raging, and a mine just below the surface in Odessa Harbor on the Black Sea comes into contact with the bow of Herbert Phillips’ Liberty Ship and blows...

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Supplier of the Decade

By Brad Dunn | Posted March 2009

Hargrave Custom Yachts has given its Supplier of the Decade award to Caterpillar. Michael Joyce (far right), chairman of the Fort Lauderdale-based yachtbuilder, said Cat has...

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New Advisor

By Brad Dunn | Posted March 2009

Synchrony, a megayacht joint-ownership program based in Fort Lauderdale, has appointed Bob Saxon to its advisory board. Saxon, a 30-year veteran in megayacht management and...

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The New Way To Own

By Catherine Pearson | Posted January 2009

There are few who would argue that the megayacht industry isn't rife with innovation, particularly when it comes to construction and design. There are, after all, vessels on the...

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To Affinity and Beyond

By Jeffrey O'Neil | Posted December 2008

Photo by Forest JohnsonAffinity 90The Affinity 90 should definitely turn heads when she pulls into port. Part yacht, part sportfisherman, she's not only fast and comfortable, she...

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The Green Scene

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2008


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Turkey's Time

By Catherine Pearson | Posted August 2008

Sandwiched between Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia sits the Republic of Turkey, a country which has endured centuries of political and economic turmoil. And yet this...

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By Diane M. Byrne | Posted August 2008

No matter how high-tech a megayacht's systems are, and no matter how cleanly laid out the wheelhouse's displays are, what people tend to remember the most when they step off a...

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