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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

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2008

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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Monster Marinas

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2008

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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Coaster Cruising

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted April 2008

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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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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Destinations To Die For: Plymouth Harbor, Dominica

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007

This English-speaking island is often mistaken for the Dominican Republic. Without exaggeration, the best fruit I've ever had was in Dominica. It was piled onto our deck,...

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Destinations To Die For

By PMY Staff | Posted November 2007

The end of the year is upon us, and that's not a bad thing. While you look back on all the wonderful boating memories you have from the last 12 months, you're probably...

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Destinations To Die For: Mazatlan, Mexico

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Mazatlan's protected harbor is home to a large charter fleet. I was sitting on the foredeck of the trimaran as we passed Isla Tortuga (Turtle Island) and spied the sunbathing...

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Destinations To Die For: Panama City, Florida

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007

The Panama City Beach area is loaded with quiet bayous and creeks. I guess there's some disagreement over whether newspaperman Howell Raines actually coined the term Redneck...

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Destinations To Die For: Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007

Man-O-War offers service facilities, great hospitality, and protected anchorages. My roots are in runabouts—I've built a few, owned more, and enjoyed 'em all. So I...

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Destinations To Die For: The Spanish Virgin Islands

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Palomino Island is the private playground for El Conquistador resort guests. When we met six years ago, little did I know how quickly I'd be bewitched. (Then again, good...

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