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Easy Does It

By Catherine Pearson | Posted August 2009

For many of us, the dream of owning a boat goes something like this: You buy a beautiful, powerful vessel that somehow stays in mint condition with minimal work and cost. You run...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009 #1: Dubai

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2009

Dubai's stunning staircase is the centerpiece of the yacht#1: Dubai | 531'5"Built for a prince and sold to a Dubai-based monarch, the world’s largest yacht has certainly had some...

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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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Spirit, Love, Truth

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted February 2009

The store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign over the door proclaimed:...

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Joy (Stick) Ride to Key West

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted October 2008

The whole thing started with a simple, straightforward question. I was standing under a chandelier at a cocktail reception at the Atlanta Boat Show, with a glass of Perrier in one...

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Birth of a Destination

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2008

Laurence Provost kneels on the sofa, her fingers wrapped delicately yet deliberately over its back edge. The French charter broker peers intently out the Azimut 74's port-side...

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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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The Secret Sea

Have you ever been somewhere so unspoiled, so beautiful, so perfect you were afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they'd go there and ruin it? That's how I felt after a one-...

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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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How To Hop

By Kim Kavin | Posted April 2008

I saw about 300 charter yachts in 2007. Most of them I toured at boat shows at a pace of at least ten yachts a day. My stack of collected brochures from last year alone is more...

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Monster Marinas

Let's be honest. When people think megayachts, they think money—and for good reason. Not only are these vessels costly to own and operate, they have an enormous positive...

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Land of Smiles

By Kim Kavin | Posted March 2008

I cannot imagine how the crew felt behind the galley door.It was about 7:30 at night off the eastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, and I was sitting at the regal dining table onboard...

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