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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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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: Block Island, Rhode Island

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007

Block Island offers up two quintessentially New England lighthouses. Truthfully I'm somewhat loathe to sing the praises of Block Island in September, and it's not because...

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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: 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: 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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Destinations To Die For: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007

While cruising the Exumas is great, chartered flights also offer amazing views. It's no wonder that with crystal waters, hidden coves, and quiet harbors, the 365 cays of the...

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Destinations To Die For: Key West, Florida

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2007

Sunsets like this are a virtual sure thing at Mallory Square. The hot, orange-hued ball in the sky melts into the sea while my eyes record the sky's constantly morphing...

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Destinations To Die For: Southport, North Carolina

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007

I found the town of Southport, North Carolina, somewhat by accident. It was May 2005, and I was taking the company boat, a Luhrs 41 Convertible, up to New York from Florida. It...

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Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007

Preston's marine-supply store in Greenport's Harbor Wharf opened in 1880. I first became smitten with Greenport, New York, after my friend Caroline was married there a...

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Destinations To Die For: New York, New York

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Pedestrians and cars alike traverse the Brooklyn (background) and Manhattan Bridges, each more than 100 years old, every day. Full disclosure: I'm a born and bred New Yorker...

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