Cranchi Atlantique 50

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted March 2007

During the wintertime in Manhattan, I often forget that I'm on an island. Sure, I'm aware the Hudson and East Rivers are chockablock with ferries, tugs, Coast Guard vessels, and myriad commercial...

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Jeanneau Prestige 42

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

“But don’t they build sailboats?” That was my first thought as I caught a glimpse of Jeanneau’s Prestige 42 cruiser sitting in her berth at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach, Florida. I knew the...

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Sessa C52

By Alan Harper | Posted March 2007

They weren’t in a hurry or anything, but as I trundled my bag along the concrete quay toward the boat, I could tell not only that had I been spotted, but also that the engines were already running....

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Midnight Express 37 Full Cabin

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2007

I was headed for Midnight Express’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, facility in my rental car when I got the call. “Bill,” the guy said, just as a big ol’ cardboard box blew across the road in front of me...

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Lazzara LSX Quad 75

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2007

The most memorable part of the sea trial I did on Lazzara's LSX Quad 75 started an hour or so after I'd maneuvered her free of her slip via a nifty joystick control and the most radical propulsion...

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Carver 52 Voyager

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

It was blowing a steady 15 knots, and I wondered if the windage offered up by the Carver Voyager 52's high sides (19 feet from water to radar arch) would mean difficult exiting and docking. But I...

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Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2007

When Riviera Yachts announced plans to premiere a 36-foot sport cruiser at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, I didn't know what to expect. Because of the success Riviera has...

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Queenship Passagemaker 60

By George L. Petrie | Posted January 2007

Queenship Passagemaker 60A growing segment of the cruising market yearns for a safe, reliable, efficient yacht that's comfortable to live aboard, capable of ocean crossings, and manageable for a...

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Atlantis 50

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2006

Seems you can't turn around for five minutes these days without Atlantis launching a new model. The company has been burning the candle at both ends ever since it was set up in 2001 by Azimut-Benetti...

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Viking Sport Cruisers V53

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

It starts with hull design.A 15-mph northerly is blowing up a short but steep two- to three-foot chop off the coast of Riviera Beach, Florida. I position the knife-like bow of the Viking Sport...

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Sparkman & Stephens 65

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

For some people the end of the rainbow leads to gold, but for the owner of the custom-built, Sparkman...

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Alden Yachts 53

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2006

Originally this story was supposed to be all about Peter Lehrer, a highly regarded New York City construction maven whose resume includes Big Apple skyscrapers, Euro Disneyland, infrastructure for...

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Global Yacht Globalarrow 68

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2006

Global Yacht Globalarrow 68Although the name Global Yacht Builders is new, the company's executives and managers are industry veterans who have combined their talents to launch this venture. Located...

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Rinker 350 Express Cruiser

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2006

As I peered down from my motel window into the sloshy, early-morning darkness, noting how deeply the palm trees in the parking lot were bowing to the whims of the wind-driven deluge, it seemed pretty...

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Oceanus Voyager 45

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

The midsize express-cruiser segment is a tough nut to crack, mainly because a plethora of stateside and European builders already offer so many choices. So while flying to Charleston, South Carolina...

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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 Moser | 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 S... | 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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