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The Restorative Powers of Boating

By Michael Peters | Posted November 2014

Michael Peters discovers that sometimes when you’re rebuilding a boat, the boat isn’t necessarily the most important part of the process.

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Russia's Effect on the Megayacht Market

By Michael Peters | Posted October 2014

It’s no secret that Russian money fuels a large portion of the megayacht industry. But will that last forever? Yacht designer Michael Peters has his doubts. Read his...

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Advice for Budding Boat Designers

By Michael Peters | Posted August 2014

Designing boats can be a tough business. Nobody knows that better than yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters. Here he imparts knowledge to a new class of boat designers, so...

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Guns Onboard Boats

By Michael Peters | Posted July 2014

In his Sightlines column, Michael Peters asks an important and controversial question: Would having a gun onboard his boat actually make him safer, or just introduce new risks?...

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The Responsibilities of a Captain

By Michael Peters | Posted June 2014

In his latest Sightlines column Michael Peters takes a sobering look at the responsibilities of a captain, in good times and in bad. And he wonders a very important question; does...

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Where have all the beautiful boats gone?

By Michael Peters | Posted May 2014

Michael Peters, one of the world’s foremost yacht designers, has a few gripes with the path naval architecture has taken recently. In essence, he believes beauty has been...

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Kids and Boats

By Michael Peters | Posted April 2014

Sometimes your kids want to be just like Dad. But sometimes they don’t, as columnist Michael Peters found out over the years. Read about his attempts to hook his daughters...

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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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Staying Safe While Doing Boat Maintenance

By Michael Peters | Posted February 2014

Maintaining your boat can be dangerous, but not always in the ways you think. Our columnist found this out the hard way when he discovered he was deathly allergic to a chemical...

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Visual Perspective in Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted February 2014

While we all can argue politics, economics, and religion from our cloistered points of view, one thing we can agree on is that we all know a beautiful woman when we see her. We...

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Yachts and Weight Gain

By Michael Peters | Posted January 2014

The trend over the past 20 years is beamier boats and these tubby forms by themselves are hard enough to push though the water, but compound the problem with today’s menu of “...

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Falling in Love with Boats

By Michael Peters | Posted November 2013

See where Michael Peters’s design portfolio got its start.

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America’s Cup: A Triumph of Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted October 2013

If it floats and goes fast, there are few people better qualified to offer commentary in the world than Michael Peters, our Sightlines columnist. See what he has to say about the...

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