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Sabre 48 Salon Express

By Kevin Koenig | Posted July 2011

Photo Courtesy of Sabre   Sabre 48 Salon Express   The best-laid plans of mice and men may often go awry, but it certainly seems they turned out all right for Sabre Yachts and its 48...

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Horizon E88

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2011

Sophisticated LadyConventionally styled and propelled, the Horizon E88 is out there in terms of technology.I carry a pocket knife. Yeah, I usually carry an iPhone as well during my travels, and the...

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Vicem 78

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted July 2011

Turkish TravelerThis 78-footer combines a classic profile, a modern interior, and generous cruising range.I’ve seen and tested a fair number of cold-molded mahogany Vicems over the years, and almost...

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Azimut 72S

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

A Beauty And A BeastAzimut’s newest addition to its s collection is fast, chic, and suffice to say, she’s got a bit of an edge to her.In one of the more memorable lines from the Cockney crime film...

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Fairline Squadron 65

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2011

A Little Flash for the FamilyLooking for performance and posh but need room for kids and grandkids? Fairline’s got it.A few months ago I tested the Fairline Targa 58 (see April PMY, “Pure Indulgence...

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Maritimo M53

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

Maritimo M53If the primary purpose of a yacht is to entertain, then the Maritimo M53 is a boat on a mission. At 57'8" she packs as much leisure-time punch as larger boats. Of particular note is her...

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Prestige Yachts 500 S

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

Prestige Yachts 500 S“Beauty without excess.” This was Prestige’s goal when designing its 500 S, a boat that is sure to impress with her clean lines, nimble performance, and efficient use of interior...

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Azimut 38

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011

Azimut 38You never get a second chance to make a first impression.That’s why Azimut put so much time and care into developing the 38. The boat measures 39 feet and makes efficient use of that space,...

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Lazzara Breeze 76

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011

Lazzara Breeze 76If your question is “which new luxury cruising yacht should I check out next time I’m in the market?” then the answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The breeze to be exact—the...

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Island Pilot 535

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jim R... | Posted May 2011

The Complete YachtThis boat’s standards list includes dynamic positioning and a Seakeeper gyro-stabilizer. There’s no denying the striking one-of-a-kind appearance of Island Pilot’s new 535. In fact...

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Fairline Targa 58 GT

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2011

Pure IndulgenceEver wish you could forget about practicality? This boat will make you believe you not only can but should.I studiously avoid comparing boats and cars, feeling that in the size range...

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Azimut 64 Flybridge

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2011

High Flyer This 64-foot Italian Import offers owners a blend of speed, grace, and class.Set firmly at the midpoint of its flying-bridge range, Azimut’s new 64 bears the hopes of an entire shipyard on...

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Coastal Craft 400IPS

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted April 2011

West Coast CachetCoastal Craft Uses Its Commercial Roots To Build An Exceptional Welded-Aluminum Cruiser.While taking a look at Coastal Craft’s new 400IPS for the first time in the midst of the Fort...

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Sea Ray 450 Sedan Bridge

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Ryan ... | Posted February 2011

Performance Wizard     The latest Sea Ray makes magic on the water thanks to careful engineering and Zeus-inspired maneuverability.   I first caught sight of the new 450 Sedan Bridge...

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Tiara 4500 Sovran

By Kevin KoenigPhotos by Fores... | Posted February 2011

American BeautyThe Tiara 4500 Sovran is everything a sportscruiser should be . . . and more.As some of you may have noticed, I’m new here. I came onboard PMY back in July in part to help write some...

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Absolute 64

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2011

Aboard Absolute’s newest sport yacht, the compromises are few and well-considered. The first time I heard there was a new boat company called Absolute, I got it. Or I thought I did....

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Maestro 65

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Jim R... | Posted February 2011

American MasterThe gozzo morphs into a cruising boat that’s been tailored to American tastes.Take one look at the Maestro 65 and you can tell she’s got fishing in her bloodlines. No? You don’t see it...

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Coastal Craft 450 IPS

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011

Founded in 1997, Coastal Craft is a British Columbia company that specializes in creating aluminum-hull boats, has a new flagship—the 450 IPS—and by all accounts she lives up to the company’s...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 76

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2011

Avant GardeAn award-winning newcomer from France by way of Italy.You may not recognize the name of Carla Demaria, but in Europe she is boatbuilding royalty: 20 years a senior manager with Azimut-...

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Princess Yachts V52

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2011

At-Sea RoyaltyThis across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from...

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Princess Yachts

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2011

At-Sea RoyaltyThis across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from...

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Nisi 2400

By | Posted January 2011

Designed with the iconic motoryachts of the 1930s and ‘40s in mind, the yacht exudes classical styling that will ensure her owners stand apart from the pack. Of note are her large aft sunpad and the...

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Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius

By Capt. Bill PikeChris Dorsch | Posted December 2010

Radical Chic   IPS maneuverability, a split-level saloon, and design sensibilities that rock As I pulled my car into the parking lot of Oconto, Wisconsin’s Breakwater Park, I certainly...

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Hampton 650 Endurance

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Jim R... | Posted November 2010

More BetterHampton’s 650 Endurance is now a turnkey yacht.When a boatbuilder tells you he has revamped a boat, you’re wise to be a little skeptical. And when you show up and the “new” boat looks...

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Absolute 52

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2010

Absolute is turning heads in Europe. Can it do the same in America? If you’re a boatbuilder who’s bent on competing in the United States, you better have two things: a lot of boatbuilding...

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