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Horizon Yachts Vision 68

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2006

Horizon Yachts Vision 68Although she’s one of the shorter offerings in Horizon’s line of Taiwanese-built motoryachts (which includes models ranging from 62 to more than 130 feet), the new 68 delivers...

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Cruisers 390 Sports Coupe

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2006

Americans are notorious for buying more than they need. Whether it's cars, houses, or food, we can't resist the urge to supersize. Which is fine as long as we don't confuse desire and necessity. It's...

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Doral Mediterra

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted September 2006

I'm almost there. My route to Jacques Cartier Park's marina, Rue Wellington Street, avoids Ottawa's business district and allows me to skirt traffic snarls while taking in stunning views of the...

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Hustler 49 EDS

By Jeffrey Moserphotos by Jerem... | Posted September 2006

Grumman Aerospace was once Long Island, New York's largest employer. Indeed, it was once said that everyone on the island either worked there or knew someone who did. After the huge facility near the...

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CW Hood 50

By Capt. Patrick by Kevin... | Posted September 2006

Napkins. They can catch mustard falling off your hot dog in a single swipe and clean a child's ice cream-covered face in no time. But they can also be the backbone of modern boatbuilding design (damn...

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Atlantis 39

By Alan Harper | Posted August 2006

Things have become a lot more competitive in Piacenza, Italy, since the Azimut-Benetti Group took over the family-run Gobbi shipyard a couple of years ago. Not that they weren't already in pretty...

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Sea Ray 60 Sundancer

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted August 2006

So when the second-largest-ever boat in the line, the 60 Sundancer, premiered earlier this year at the Miami International Boat Show, I expected a near riot on the quays. Fortunately there was plenty...

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Ferretti 630

By Alan Harper | Posted July 2006

It's often the little things that make a difference. I'm not suggesting that your decision to buy a $3 million yacht might rest on a particularly cool design of a door handle or whether the flecks of...

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Viking Sport Cruisers V65 Express

By George L. Petrie | Posted July 2006

If the Viking Sport Cruisers' V65 were human, I would say that she welcomed me with open arms. From the moment that I stepped aboard, that she seemed the consummate hostess, a perfect venue for...

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Carver 55 Marquis

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2006

What made a believer of me was the thunk I heard when a sizable wave from someplace—maybe from one of the big, slab-sided Great Lakes ore carriers that constantly ply the cold, grayish waters...

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Tarquin Trader 70 Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted July 2006

Tarquin Trader 70 MotoryachtIn typically British understated fashion, Tarquin Boat Company offers its largest model yet: a 70-foot, twin-deck motoryacht that delivers first-rate engineering and...

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Uniesse 58

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2006

Uniesse is a brand on the move. Though widely known in Europe, this Italian builder hasn’t achieved the same level of recognition on our shores. But that may be about to change. Adopting a...

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Elling E3

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2006

There's no doubt about it. Europeans place a high premium on efficiency, vastly more so than consumers on this side of the pond. And not just with regard to fuel economy, but in relation to space...

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Fairline Squadron 66

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2006

When a PMY editor tests a boat, he or she is supposed to approach it with an open, unbiased mind. Of course, this is impossible. Being human, we can't avoid preconceptions. Every time we step aboard...

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Formula 45

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted May 2006

I surmise that my prior Formula experience is one shared by many performance-oriented boating enthusiasts: running 50-plus mph while leaning hard against a flipped-up bolster at the helm of a sleek,...

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Baia Azzurra 63

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted March 2006

I am a voracious reader, but occasionally I find it tricky to decipher the meaning behind certain works. In his book Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut made it easy for me: He states the novel’s theme in...

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Regal 2860 Window Express

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2006

How many express cruisers have you seen lately that can lay claim to a bright, open, well-ventilated interior? Although we’re living in an age that touts innovative marine design, these days many of...

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Viking 68 Convertible

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2006

The difference between testing a new Viking and other convertibles is the same as the difference between following the New York Yankees and most any other baseball team. The Yankees are obsessed with...

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Carver 42 Super Sport

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2006

After testing Carver's new 42 Super Sport powered by Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance system (IPS), I was slackjaw. They'd harmonized like The Beach Boys on "Pet Sounds."I've always admired Carver's...

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Meridian 391

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2006

The Brunswick Boat Group builds more pleasureboats than anyone else in the world. Twenty builders produce myriad types of vessels, from Keys-friendly skiffs to 100-foot motoryachts, under the...

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Chris-Craft Corsair 33

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted January 2006

When you think of Chris-Craft, you likely think of a classic beauty; a jaw-dropping, solid-mahogany runabout that’s reminiscent of a bygone era. Indeed, during the 1950’s, the Chris-Craft...

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Beneteau Flyer 12

By | Posted December 2005

The morning I passed over the Spa Creek Bridge and entered Annapolis, Maryland, I was greeted with a sign that read “Annapolis: America’s Sailing Capital.” I snickered and promptly ignored it, but I...

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Warren S87

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2005

Brisbane, Australia's Moreton Bay is foaming with short-spaced three- to five-footers and a brisk spring breeze. The just-launched Warren S87 speeds across the water at 25 knots as if the surface is...

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Huckins Atlantic 44

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted December 2005

I have grown used to waiting for ladies. It no longer bothers me that my female friends take a bit longer to get ready than I do. Heck, I'll even go out on a limb and say that waiting is a treat. Why...

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Fairline Targa 40

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2005

Now and again, you've got to push the ol' envelope. You've got to take a vessel you're testing offshore in edgy weather and really slam her around. Of course, under such conditions, you hope for a...

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