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SeaVana 60

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2003

I was a little leery at first. A friend of mine had seen an unusual and noteworthy flying-bridge motoryacht at the 2003 Miami International Boat Show, a boat I'd somehow missed while strolling the...

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Hinckley T44 FB

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2003

If you mention the name Hinckley around your local marina, most boaters may respond (add your local accent here), "Aren't they that sailboat company that started building those diesel-powered jet-...

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Azimut 62

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2003

The quay at Santa Margherita Ligure is a beautiful place, and on this particular morning it seemed just a little more beautiful than usual. In addition to the warmth of the Italian sunlight on my...

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Ferretti 590

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2003

When I stepped aboard the Ferretti 590 in early March, it had been nearly nine years since I'd tested my first Ferretti for PMY's May 1994 issue. While this boat's sleeker, curvaceous exterior stood...

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McKinna 58 Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted May 2003

My April 1 trip to West Palm Beach to test the McKinna 58 was going to offer an added bonus, a brief respite from the bitter cold winter that still gripped the Northeast. Alas, I should have known...

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Meridian 408

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted April 2003

Maximizing room and comfort aboard is a daunting task for designers and builders. Big boats obviously have big space to work with, but when you get down around 40 feet, just a few feet—and in...

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Carver 59 Marquis

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Jim R... | Posted April 2003

I was standing at Carver’s display at the Miami International Boat Show as a couple of Italians disembarked from the new 59 Marquis. Curious what they might have to say after touring what the builder...

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Riva Rivarama

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2003

The real mind-boggler was the finish. It was gorgeous, even a little mystifying, like somebody’d taken ten blocks of modern, high-end Milanese decor, inexplicably refined it into the essence of all...

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Riviera 58

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2003

The first Riviera 58 I rode was Hull No. 1, last May at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Australia. It caused quite a stir among the locals, there not being a lot of 58-foot enclosed-bridge...

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Rinker Fiesta Vee 342

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2003

As soon as I heard Rinker Boats was about to launch a couple of new Fiesta Vee 342s, one with twin I/Os and the other with V-drive inboards, I was on the case lining up one of each for an all-day,...

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Cranchi 33 Endurance

By Capt. Patrick S...Robert Holland | Posted March 2003

The Cranchi 33 Endurance, a sleek, blue-hulled express cruiser, generated some talk among attendees at last fall’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for her streamlined profile, artistic...

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Hatteras 54 Convertible

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted February 2003

For those of you unfamiliar with the beginnings of Hatteras Yachts, let me give you the quick skinny on how it all began. As the story goes, on a particularly snotty day in May 1959, Hatteras founder...

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Tiara 4200 Open

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2003

It was a cold, mid-November, I-should-have-stayed-in-bed morning when my plane took off from New York's Kennedy airport amid mist and fog. I was on my way to Fort Lauderdale to do a "turnaround" of...

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Silverton 35

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2003

It was a perfect day in Ft. Meyers. The sun was shining, a faint breeze wafted across the marina behind the Chart House Restaurant, and the Silverton 35 Motor Yacht was tied alongside a weathered old...

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Navigator 56

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2003

Navigator Yachts' 56 Classic is as comfortable as a rocking chair and just as sensible.

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West Bay 58 PHMY

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2003

PMY Boat Test: West Bay 58 PHMY

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Viking 61 SC

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted December 2002

"You can cut right in there, Ken. There's plenty of water just off the bank," says Peter Fredrickson, Viking's director of marketing, as we navigate the upper regions of the winding Bass River from...

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Uniesse 55

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2002

For most owners, yachting is a source of relaxation, a getaway from stress and a time to enjoy the company of family and friends. So the very act of owning and operating a yacht should be as stress-...

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Fairline Squadron 74

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted December 2002

I like the way the English do things. Their speech, mannerisms, and courteous ways, especially with their nautical customs steeped in history as they are, are all done with just the right amount of...

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