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How to relax in megayacht style

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2011

Sitting Pretty Aboard MegayachtsLady LaraFendi CasaPhoto Courtesy of Fendi CasaBenetti’s 59-meter (193-foot) Lady Lara was the first yacht with an interior completely...

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PFDs for everyone

By Alyssa Haak | Posted June 2011

Prepare for the worst with the best in PFDs.Photo by Craig W. DaleM.I.T. 22Mustang SurvivalMustang Survival has been producing personal flotation devices—or as its tagline says “...

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Catch Some Z’s on the High Seas

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2011

When the motion of the ocean isn’t enough, these can help get you to sleep. Safe Bed. If you often have young guests onboard or charter your boat, your onboard mattresses...

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Do-It-Yourself Monkey Fist Doorstop

By Alyssa Haak | Posted April 2011

Do-It-Yourself Monkey Fist Doorstop. Supplies Needed: 12 feet of line, rocks, and (optional) string to practice the knot. The monkey fist was originally designed to give weight to...

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Otter Box iPhone 4 Case

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2011

Otter Box iPhone 4 CaseThe best protection for a boater’s iPhone?Word arrived by e-mail—everybody at PMY was getting a new iPhone 4, the latest smartphone from Apple. Because I’m...

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How to create a well-stocked cruise kit for your boat

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2011

Planning a cruise this summer to someplace far, far away? Take along an old-fashioned (or new-fashioned) cruise kit. The odds and sods in my Lehman Coastal Cruise Kit are...

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Megayacht captains tell us what makes their job easier.

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2011

CMNCloud 9Capt. Colin Boyle, of the 196-foot Cloud 9, says the yacht’s skylounge area is the go-to area for guests (and sometimes crew) and helps him keep everyone onboard happy:...

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Twin-inboard boathandlers! Here’s how to improve your docking visibility.

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2010

Look Ma, No Wires!There are two basic systems for maneuvering twin-engine vessels today. One’s conventional and somewhat old-fashioned—you simply use a couple of gear shifts to...

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Sept 2010 Gadgets Column

By Alyssa Haak | Posted September 2010

A Life at SeaHow To Prepare For

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Out of the Bottle

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010

These sunscreens offer the UV protection of traditional lotions without the mess.I was born destined for sunburn. Even in the shade or on a cloudy day, I can burn, so I’m...

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Enviro-friendly products for your boat.

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2010

These days, it’s hip to be green. But just because a company slaps a label on something and deems it environmentally sound, doesn’t make it true. Fortunately for those of you who...

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Weather Warrior

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2009

It’s winter, which means that across America, boaters are facing wildly disparate weather conditions. If you’re a Rhode Islander, it might be 40 degrees and you’re wondering if...

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Trick Your Ride

Everyone dreams about buying that new boat. Historically, PMY readers have traded up every three years. But for a lot of us, that usual step up is going to have to be deferred for...

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