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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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Learning Naval Architecture from The Best

By | Posted September 2013

Many of us have a mentor, someone who helped us to grow and change our thinking in ways we wouldn’t have done on our own. And then there’s Michael Peters, who learned...

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The Snowden Solution

By Michael Peters | Posted August 2013

While Edward Snowden and his ilk give world powers all manner of headaches, Michael Peters may have solution: Send them to sea. See what he’s talking about here.

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Lost at Sea: Basic Seamanship

By Michael Peters | Posted July 2013

Yacht designer Michael Peters observed a limited sample of boaters in action. He didn’t like what he saw. At all. Read what he has to say on the subject here.

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Consider Your Boat’s Maintenance.

By Michael Peters | Posted June 2013

Spring has sprung and a lot of boating magazines have long since published their maintenance issues aimed at helping novices get their boats ready for summer. Well, I don’t...

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International Relations Through Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted May 2013

The strange and exciting travels of a yacht designer.

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Boat-Restoration Folly

By Michael Peters | Posted April 2013

Michael Peters knows he has a problem with old boats.

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Limo Tenders

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2013

Superyacht owners spawn the creation of special little boats. Michael Peters shares the appeal of thinking small.

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My Little Black Book

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2013

Michael Peters flips through his phone index, and his past in the boat business.

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Reality Bites

By Michael Peters | Posted January 2013

Michael Peters knows test tanks and mathematics eventually meet the real world of hulls and water.

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