Sightlines

A Trump Presidential Yacht

By | Posted October 2015

What message would a Trump presidential yacht send to the world?

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Michael Peters’ Design Shop is a No-Wake Zone.

By | Posted September 2015

Wakesurfing may challenge everything you thought was desirable in a boat.

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The Challenges of Starting a Boat Company

By | Posted July 2015

Just because a man was successful in a previous field of business doesn’t mean that he’ll be able to conquer the boat industry. But he’s probably going to have...

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Why Yacht Designs Need to be More than Art

By | Posted June 2015

After the high-tech sales pitch is done, all that’s left is hull and water. In his June Sightlines Michael Peters explains why yacht designs can be art, but they have to be more...

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Anchoring Problems

By | Posted April 2015

Michael Peters has an anchoring problem.  No moorings? No problem... But anchoring can present certain challenges, as the author discovered (twice) in Santa Catalina’s Little...

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Outboard Engines on Big Boats

By | Posted March 2015

It seems like more and more these days, big, burly outboards are becoming the standard. Michael Peters can’t believe how far the outboard has come. Can you?

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In Defense of Good Yacht Design

By | Posted February 2015

Did our columnist just refer to some boat designs as “butt-ugly junkyard dogs; the kind you wouldn’t want around your family?” Yes, yes he did. Read his argument...

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Michael Peters Shares his Yacht Broker Experience

By | Posted January 2015

Boat transactions can be very…complex. When Michael Peters went to buy a boat, he found out about the many facets of buying a boat. And discovered the services that brokers really...

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A Conversation with Some Legends of Boat-Racing

By | Posted January 2015

We sat down with some of the most famous boat racers of all time, and heard some good stories from the old days, and learned that lots of lessons about life on the water still...

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The Restorative Powers of Boating

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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