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Cruising

Sailors-turned-powerboaters

By PMY Staff | Posted March 2012

The further adventures of our sailors-turned-powerboaters. We were taking our first cruise after making the switch from sail to power. We were certainly nervous about handling our...

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Die-Hard Sailboaters Switch to Powerboating

By Text and Photos... | Posted September 2011

How do life-long cruising sailors switch from a much-loved Beneteau 423 to a Marlow 57E motoryacht after just three months of boat shopping? We aren’t entirely sure...

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JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted June 2011

There are no Jetways at the Antigua airport. As soon as the doors of my plane opened, I plunged directly into the warm Caribbean air. A man sang greetings, and a woman distributed...

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Cruising the St. Johns River

By Kevin Koenigphotos by Jense... | Posted December 2010

Still WatersAmong Alligators and the Ghosts of Mad Men on the Mighty St. Johns.The Betty Jane pushes up the St. Johns to ports unknown, at least to a lifetime Yankee like me.Late...

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The Not-So Great Loop

By Paul BrouCapt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2009

The author (in the green shirt) and his brother Mike. “Seasick?” I asked in a tone that mixed sympathy with infernal edginess. My brother Mike looked straight back at me and, as...

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British and Proud of It

By Jeffrey O'Neil | Posted March 2009

A Rolls-Royce for the water, complete with the gorgeous wooden dash. England is probably best known for Big Ben, The Beatles, and of course, the Queen. But the region of...

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Bluewater's Big Cruise

By Catherine Pearson | Posted June 2008

It is often said that couples who play together, stay together. My parents, for example, have been happily married for nearly 40 years. And while it would be a gross overstatement...

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Coaster Cruising

My nephew Liam has always been what you might call an old soul. He is as comfortable with my friends as he is with his own, speaks multiple languages, practices the piano without...

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Expand Your Horizons

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2007

Some spots like sunny San Diego will begin welcoming more yachts in the mega size range.Something started bugging me shortly after I started working here more than a decade ago:...

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Island Odyssey

PMY has had a different company boat every year since 1988—most christened Office Ours—and every year they get a little bigger and a little more luxurious. In 2005 we...

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State of the Art

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2007

At some point every skipper dreams of making a long offshore passage—maybe across an ocean, to paradisiacal tropical islands, or to the Arctic. But when dreams close in on...

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Displacement Speed

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2007

Running a sporty planing boat at dead slow ahead for 23 hours nonstop?! I know it sounds plumb crazy, but I'm hoping that once you understand my strategies and the results, you'll...

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Green With Envy

Part of my high-school summers was spent working in a children's clothing store in my hometown near the south shore of Long Island, New York. I'd sit under the florescent lights...

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