"Hot Today" Archive


Friday, October 31, 2014 — Welcome to the Show

FLIBS 2014

Our editors have been trolling the docks and tents at this year's Ft. Lauderdale boat show keeping their eyes open for the best boats, coolest stories, and most ingenious innovations. Check out what they've seen so far by clicking here. ▶


Thursday, October 30, 2014 — Boat Show Buyer's Guide

FLIBS 2014

Want to see all your new-boat choices at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in one easy-to-read package? Our editors break down the show highlights to help you set your priorities and see the boats you're looking for. ▶


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — Boat Show Banter

PMY Editors

Our editors just sat down for an off-the-cuff chat of what they're looking for at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. To check out a video of our insights as we dial in our show plans, click here. ▶


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 — Out of the Ashes

Grand Banks

When an ex-con broke onto his boat and set it on fire, Dan McCormack was understandably upset. Not that it stopped him from boating for very long. Read his story here. ▶


Monday, October 27, 2014 — First Look: Jarrett Bay 43 Hardtop Express

Jarrett Bay 43 Hardtop Express

Jarrett Bay’s new 43 Hardtop Express is a fully custom fishing machine that’ll make you want to load up on bait and head out toward the horizon. Read all about her here. ▶


Friday, October 24, 2014 — Tested: Pursuit DC 325

Pursuit DC 325

Touring the Abacos onboard the Pursuit DC 325 proved to be much more than a boat ride for our writer. Read the full story here. ▶


Thursday, October 23, 2014 — First Look: Revolver 44GT

Revolver 44GT

With a top speed of 60 knots and lines that would make Ferrari jealous, the Italian-built Revolver GT44 is a boat you need to know about. Learn about her here. ▶


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — Hard Time

Nice and Easy on the Hard

Your shafts, rudders, struts, and zincs are important parts of your boat that too often can be overlooked. We’ll tell you how to take care of them, and when the best time is to do it. Click here to learn more. ▶


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — New Boats Notebook

New Boats Notebook

We scoured the industry to find out what builders have on the boards and in the factory. Check out five new projects from Everglades, Bonadeo, Azimut, Sabre, and Viking, plus updates on boats we’ve covered in the past. Click here for the full story. ▶


Monday, October 20, 2014 — Barnstorming Baja

Baja

Few places on Earth offer the scenic beauty and cruisable waters that you find on the coast of western Mexico, particularly in Baja. Come along with us as we show you how it’s done. Read the full article here. ▶


Friday, October 17, 2014 — Tested: Hinckley Talaria T43

Hinckley Talaria 43

Is Hinckley’s Talaria T43 the next step in the evolution of the legendary Picnic Boat? Read our full test here to find out. ▶


Thursday, October 16, 2014 — Multi Tasking

Multifunction disply

We tested four different multifunction displays in a real-life setting to discover their pros and cons. Click here to see what we found out. ▶


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — First Look: Oceanic 90 STS

Oceanic 90 STS

The Oceanic 90 STS was designed for long-range cruising, that much is evident just by looking at her. But there’s more going on here than you might suspect. Read more about her here. ▶


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 — Could a gently used Sabre 38 Hardtop be the boat for you?

Sabre 38

We did a deep dive on the Sabre 38 Hardtop, including talking to brokers who have listings for the model, to find out everything there is to know about this seaworthy, classically lined boat. Read here for more. ▶


Monday, October 13, 2014 — Be Spare About It

Impeller

You may be tempted to keep all sorts of spare parts on your boat, but really, you’d just be adding clutter to your decks. We break down the essential spare parts you really need to have onboard. Click here for the full story. ▶


Friday, October 10, 2014 — Tested: Coastal Craft 65 Concord

Coastal Craft 65 Concord

British Columbia builder Coastal Craft is known for producing rugged, aluminum-built cruisers. But they really outdid themselves with the high-tech 65 Concord, which we recently tested. Read the full article here. ▶


Thursday, October 9, 2014 — From Russia With Love

Megayacht A Photo by Guillaume Plisson

It’s no secret that Russian money fuels a large portion of the megayacht industry. But will that last forever? Yacht designer Michael Peters has his doubts. Read his thoughts here. ▶


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — Expert Seamanship

Seamanship

Even the saltiest of salts is bound to have a few holes in his boating knowledge. But not after he reads this list of must-know seamanship tips that’s guaranteed to improve nautical acumen. See them all here. ▶


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — First Look: Princess 68 Flybridge

Princess 68 Flybridge

The elegant and surprisingly speedy Princess 68 Flybridge is a boat you need to know about. Read all about her by clicking here. ▶


Monday, October 6, 2014 — Shark Bait

Mako shark

When a reader went mako fishing off New Jersey he was never expecting to be the one that ended up getting caught. Read about his eye-to-eye encounter with a very aggressive shark by clicking here. ▶


Friday, October 3, 2014 — Tested: Marlow 62E

Marlow 62E

With classic lines, long-range capability, and tons of onboard goodies, the Marlow 62E is a boat you need to know about. We gave her a full run through recently. Click here for the story. ▶


Thursday, October 2, 2014 — Bearing Down

long-tail boat

Capt. Richard Thiel does a deep dive on your bearings and shafts, parts of your boat that are probably a lot more important than you think. Click here for the full story. ▶


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — Gallery: 18 Game-Changing Boats

Game-Changing Boats

Some boats do more than offer a chance to get out on the water. Some boats change the game. We picked some of the most influential boats of all time and put them in this gallery. See the gallery here ▶


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — First Look: Riviera 515 SUV

Riviera 515 SUV

The 515 is the latest from Riviera’s SUV line and boy does she deliver. With a practical layout, seaworthy hull, and luxurious amenities, this boat can truly do it all. Click here to find out more. ▶


Monday, September 29, 2014 — Man Overboard!

Man Overboard

Knowing what to do when someone falls into the drink could mean the difference between life and death. Prepare yourself for these kinds of emergencies by reading our complete guide on exactly what to do in this situation. Click here for the full article. ▶


Friday, September 26, 2014 — Gallery: Pursuit DC 325

Pursuit DC 325

The Pursuit DC 325 is a sporty, do-it-all cruiser that will impress you as much with her seakindly capabilities as she will with her design, which is clearly geared towards fun. We had a little bit of fun on her ourselves, when Senior Editor Kevin Koenig cruised her in the Abacos. See shots of the boat and Koenig’s trip by clicking here. ▶


Thursday, September 25, 2014 — Smoke Signals

Flares

Flares are one of those things you need to know about even if you hope you never have to put that knowledge to use. Do you know the different types of flares and how to best use them? Click here for a full primer. ▶


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — Refit Remedy

Marine Maharishi

Not all refits go as smoothly as could be. If you are refitting your boat and have become stuck looking for that perfect part, we know a guy who can help. Read the full article here. ▶


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — 20 Enduring Boat Designs

Game-Changing Boats

We pooled the combined knowledge of our staff, our readers, and industry insiders to list 90 game-changing production boats. The full list is in the October issue of Power & Motoryacht, on sale today. Click here to see 20 boats that made the list and changed boating for the better. ▶


Monday, September 22, 2014 — Ocean Passages: The Down East Loop

Down East Loop

George Sass Jr. recently completed the ocean leg of the Down East Loop onboard a Cutwater. As you might have guessed, things became eventful. Click here for the full story. ▶


Friday, September 19, 2014 — New England Adventure

Marquis 420 SB

The waters off New England’s coast are some of the best waters for cruising in America. Ride along with us as we explore this rocky, pastoral region by boat. Click here for the full story. ▶


Thursday, September 18, 2014 — The Best Boatyards

Boatyard Bonanza

We asked our readers to tell us about their favorite boatyards and the people who make them special. Here’s a list of seven of the very best of them. Click here to see what makes these yards special. ▶


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — A Winning Windlass

Windlass

If your windlass is looking a little worse for the wear, maybe it’s time to install a new one. Let us show you how. Click here for the full story. ▶


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 — Could a Gamefisherman Be the Brokerage Boat for You?

Gamefisherman

We spoke with three brokers who had listings for rare Gamefisherman boats to see what they had to say about these sturdy, pedigreed sportfishes. Read here for more. ▶

Broker Insight: Gamefisherman


Monday, September 15, 2014 — New Boats Notebook

New Boats Notebook

Get ahead of the curve by finding out what your favorite builders are working on next. To see builds and projects from Horizon, Jarrett Bay, Zeelander, Outer Reef, Rossinavi, and more, click here. ▶


Friday, September 12, 2014 — Tested: Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Flybridge

Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Flybridge

With an Italian take on Down East style, the Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Flybridge is a boat you need to know about. Click here for our full test of her. ▶


Thursday, September 11, 2014 — Fire on the Water

Life raft

A boat fire can spread in minutes, and have dire consequences. Read one man’s tale of the time his boat caught on fire while at sea, and learn why a good life raft might be the most important piece of equipment on your boat. Click here for the full story. ▶

Fire Away


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — Goodnight Saigon

Cua Viet

Capt. Bill Pike has been keeping us abreast of his search through Vietnam for a Vietnam War-era U.S. patrol boat. Here, in his final blog post, he gives us some insight into that country’s culture, boating, and otherwise. Click here for a great read. ▶

Leaving Vietnam


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 — First Look: Nordhavn 96

Nordhavn 96

Nordhavn’s latest creation will be laden with luxury but also fully capable of taking you anywhere in the world you want to go. Read about her here. ▶

First Look: Nordhavn 96


Monday, September 8, 2014 — High and Dry

drybags

A good drybag is a necessity on a boat. Whether you’re swimming in to the beach with your wallet and phone or just want to make extra-sure your new camera stays in working condition, a drybag is a must. We tried out a slew of them to see which is best. Click here for what we found out. ▶

Throw It in the Bag


Friday, September 5, 2014 — Crossing Oceans with the Nordhavn 120

Nordhavn 120

This story about the Nordhavn 120 crossing the Pacific Ocean is guaranteed to make you want to pull up your own anchor and set off for ports unknown. Click here for the whole, inspiring story. ▶

Traveling Along with the Nordhavn 120


Thursday, September 4, 2014 — First Look: Azimut Grande 95RPH

Azimut Grande 95RPH

When Azimut designed the Grande 95RPH, they were attempting to create perhaps the world’s sleekest raised-pilothouse design. You be the judge of whether this new boat lives up to those lofty standards. Click here for more. ▶

First Look: Azimut Grande 95RPH


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 — A Better Bilge

Sinking boat

There’s nothing glamorous about it, but maintaining a clean and well running bilge system is a good indicator that you’re a consummate boater. Learn everything you need to know about your bilges by clicking here. ▶

Bilge Skills

 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 — Better Late Than Never

Don Weidner

Boating is a sport that takes a lot of time, patience, and knowledge. It can be a tough thing for beginners to pick up, but it’s not impossible. Just ask the subject of this After Word column. Click here for one reader's story. ▶

New Beginnings


Friday, August 29, 2014 — Tested: Azimut: Atlantis 50

Azimut Atlantis 50

We tested the Azimut Atlantis 50 recently on the Med. See what we found out, and check out our exclusive online photo gallery here. ▶

Azimut Atlantis 50


Thursday, August 28, 2014 — Gallery: Marlow 62E

Marlow 62E

The Marlow 62E is a long-distance voyager with no shortage of stylish amenities to complement her seakindly performance. Check out these shots to see exactly what we mean. ▶

Gallery: Marlow 62E


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 — Good Morning, Vietnam

Vietnam

Forty-five years ago Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike was a young combat infantryman slogging through the jungles and swamps of Vietnam, his only respite the occasional ride up the river on a patrol boat. Pike has returned to Vietnam to write a story about his experiences on the river, both then and now. Here is his first dispatch from ‘Nam. ▶

Apocalypse Then


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — First Look: Comitti Venezia 28 Classic

Comitti Venezia 28 Classic

Whether used as a tender or a runabout, the Comitti Venezia 28 Classic will make a statement. With retro, 1960s styling and sporty handling underway, this is a boat you need to know about. Read the full article here. ▶

First Look: Comitti Venezia 28 Classic


Monday, August 25, 2014 — Heading Out

Boats

Designing boats can be a tough business. Nobody knows that better than yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters. Here he imparts knowledge to a new class of boat designers, so that they may ably navigate the waters to come. Click here for the full read. ▶

Graduation Day


Friday, August 22, 2014 — The 100 Largest Yachts in the World

PMY 100

You wanted it, you got it! We compiled a list of the 100 largest, most expensive, most opulent megayachts in the entire world, complete with specs and pictures. Click here to see ‘em ▶

100 Largest Yachts


Thursday, August 21, 2014 — Video: Escape from a Burning Boat

Burning Boat

Capt. Harry Graves and his crew on the Viking 48 C-Fan shot video of Tree House, a 37-foot Bertram convertible, as she caught fire. See what happens next here. ▶

Video: Escape from a Burning Boat


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 — Designing the MJM 50z

MJM 50z

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you exactly what it takes to build a boat. Click here for the full story. ▶

Designing the MJM 50z

 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — Viva Italia!

Italia

There’s no denying the Italians have a certain touch, a certain elegance, when it comes to style. In the boating world, brands like Sanlorenzo, Azimut, Rossinavi, Monte Carlo Yachts, and more are showing the world how it’s done with grace and sophistication. Click here for our sponsored content investigating what makes these brands great. ▶

La Dolce Vita


Monday, August 18, 2014 — Stable and Able

marine stabilizers

There are so many types of marine stabilizers out there that it can make your head spin. How do they all work? And which system is the best for your boat? For the answers to these questions, plus more, click here. ▶

Stability Test


Friday, August 15, 2014 — Tested: Arcadia 115

Arcadia 115

The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye. Click here for the full test. ▶

Tested: Arcadia 115


Thursday, August 14, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

New Boats

Read this article and take a glimpse into the future. We’ve tracked down the latest designs and build projects from builders including Moonen, Tiara, Galeon, True North, Slane, Azimut, and Sanlorenzo. You won’t believe what’s hitting the water next. Click here for the full article. ▶

First Look: New Boats Notebook


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — Sub-liminal Message

Seattle 1000

Ask and ye shall receive. You liked our last gallery of a personal-submarine megayacht so much that we decided to give you a second helping. Click here for shots of U.S. Submarine’s Seattle 1000. ▶

Under the Sea


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 — Brokerage Bonanza

Brokerage

If you’re in the market for a used boat you know that information is your most valuable commodity. That’s where we come in. We spoke to three knowledgeable brokers to see how the market’s looking as we head into the fall. Click here to see what they had to say. ▶

Useful Info on Used Boats


Monday, August 11, 2014 — The Big Tuna

Tuna

There may be no greater challenge in the fishing world than landing a giant bluefin. Our author can tell you that from experience, as he recounts a fish he landed years ago, and the crew’s skill and bravery in getting it to the boat. Click here for the full story. ▶

Big Blue


Friday, August 8, 2014 — Volvo vs. Zeus - Riviera 50 Boat Test

Riviera 50

When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by Volvo Pentas, he knew what he had to do. Test them to see which runs better, of course. Click here to see what he concluded. ▶

Volvo vs. Zeus on the Riviera 50


Thursday, August 7, 2014 — Multi Tasking

Multitools

A good multitool is always a welcome tool onboard a boat. Whether you’re cutting a line or taking the hook out of a fish, it’s a great thing to have handy. We tested four different multitools, plus a nautically minded blade, to see which was best. Click here for more. ▶

Tooling Up

 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 — Keeping in Touch

Iridium GO

For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service disappears, and your Wi-Fi blinks out, what can you do to stay connected to the rest of the world? We’ve got one gadget that might save the day. Click here to find out about it. ▶

A Strong Signal


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 — 5 Diesel Myths

diesel engine

Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held believes about them floating around out there that are simply myths. Click here to find out what they are. ▶

Diesel Myths Debunked


Monday, August 4, 2014 — First Look: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

With salty yet graceful lines and an abundance of onboard space thanks to that big flying bridge, the Grand Banks Eastbay FB is a quintessential cruiser with a serious pedigree. Read all about her here. ▶

First Look: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB


Friday, August 1, 2014 — Tested: Princess V48

Princess V48

The Princess V48 was a long time in the making, and all the planning definitely paid off. Read our full test of this British-built, IPS-powered express cruiser by clicking here. ▶

Tested: Princess V48


Wed., July 30, 2014 — Gallery: World’s Largest Yachts

PMY 100

Feast your eyes on these images of the some of the biggest, most expensive, most beautiful yachts in the world. We dare you not to feel jealous of their owners. Click here to start. ▶

Gallery: World’s Largest Yachts


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — Perfectly Panbo

PMY 100

Nobody knows marine electronics like our Senior Electronics Editor Ben Ellison. His blog Panbo is renowned as the place for all the best information on everything from depthfinders to VHFs to touchscreen technology. Click here to see why. ▶

Pefectly Panbo

 


Monday, July 28, 2014 — Don’t Go Thirsty

watermaker

Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier. However maintaining one is not as easy as some people think. Never fear. To learn the most helpful maintenance tips for keeping your watermaker running properly, click here. ▶

Drink This, Not That


Friday, July 25, 2014 — Tested: Ferretti 750

Ferretti 750

With a huge flying bridge, and an elegant interior, the Ferretti 750 is a pleasure to be onboard. But you might be surprised where she really impressed us when we gave her a full sea trial. Click here for the story. ▶

Tested: Ferretti 750


Thursday, July 24, 2014 — Gallery: Arcadia 115

Arcadia 115

The Arcadia 115 is a beautiful boat that’s notable not only for her aesthetics, but also for her fast turn of speed and remarkable efficiency. Get to know her better by checking out this gallery of images we’ve put together. ▶

Gallery: Arcadia 115


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — Stable Condition

Stabilizers

There are more marine stabilizers on the market today than ever before. And truly, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, as companies like Naiad, Seakeeper, Quantum, Imtra Side-Power, and more have found out. Click here to see amazing video of how each system does its job. ▶

Stable and Able

 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — Simply Sub-lime

Submarine

U.S. Submarines is a company with a dream. And that dream is building underwater megayachts for clients with both the cash and the chutzpah for such a venture. Right now the company has a 118-foot project in the works. And we’ve got images of it. Click here to see them. ▶

Sub Hubbub

Monday, July 21, 2014 — No Day at the Beach

storm

What started out as a lovely day on her boat turned into a near disaster for one reader. She wrote us with a tale of adventure and humor that you’ll definitely want to read. Click here for the whole story. ▶

When It Rains It Pours


Friday, July 18, 2014 — Gallery: Baglietto MV13

Gallery: Baglietto MV13

With lines inspired by the military and high speeds that will remind you of a torpedo, the Italian-built Baglietto MV13 is one of the more unique boats we’ve tested in a while. Click here for a full photo gallery to see what we mean. ▶


Thursday, July 17, 2014 — First Look: Riva 88 Miami

First Look: Riva 88 Miami

When it comes to making an impression at the docks, it’s hard to beat the new Riva 88 Miami. With stiletto-slick lines and massive MTUs in her engine room, this boat makes an impression that’s hard to forget. Read more about her here. ▶


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 — Gunning It

Gunning It

In his Sightlines column, Michael Peters asks an important and controversial question: Would having a gun onboard his boat actually make him safer, or just introduce new risks? Read here to see what he concluded. ▶


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 — Could a Fast Trawler be the Brokerage Boat for You?

Could a Fast Trawler be the Brokerage Boat for You?

We spoke with three brokers who had listings for a fast trawler to see what they had to say about these salty, surprisingly sporty vessels. Read here for more. ▶


Monday, July 14, 2014 — Tested: Rio 56 Granturismo

Tested: Rio 56 Granturismo

The highly customizable and extraordinarily sleek Rio 56 Granturismo is an eye-catching boat to be sure. But does she perform as sweetly as she looks? Click here to find out. ▶


Friday, July 11, 2014 — Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

We pitted the original Hatteras Knit Wits against her latest successor, the GT60, in a series of tests. You might be surprised at just how well the old lady fared. Read here for more. ▶


Thursday, July 10, 2014 — New Boats: English Harbour 16

New Boats: English Harbour 16

There are few things more peaceful than a cocktail cruise through a silent mooring field at sunset. And there are few boats more perfect for that task than the English Harbour 16. Click here to find out why. ▶


Wednesday, July 9, 2014 — Foul Play

Foul Play

When the wind picks up and the clouds get dark, it’s time to pull on the foulies. But not all foul-weather wear is created equal. We took five different jackets and put them through our own rigorous test to find out which is the best for you—better yet, we got it all on video. Read (and watch) more here. ▶


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 — Share and Share Alike

Share and Share Alike

These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before, making charts incredibly accurate. Read here to find out how you can get involved. ▶


Monday, July 7, 2014 — First Look: Carver C37

First Look: Carver C37

Carver’s new C37 blends an unexpectedly sporty look with the large amounts of interior space you’ve come to expect from the builder. Maybe even better, she’s priced pretty sweetly too. Read about her here. ▶


Friday, July 4, 2014 — Sweet as Honey

Sweet as Honey

Honey Fitz, the presidential yacht under John F. Kennedy’s administration, underwent a rebirth, thanks to an owner with a head for history and some patriotic flair. Read all about it here. ▶


Thursday, July 3, 2014 — Join us aboard the Hargrave 125

Join us aboard the Hargrave 125

The Hargrave 125 brings the company’s exquisite use of space to bear on a size range mostly served by trideck motoryachts. But this raised pilothouse design can more than hold her own. Get a the lowdown here. ▶


Wednesday, July 2, 2014 — Only You Can Prevent Boat Fires

Only You Can Prevent Boat Fires

Capt. Richard Thiel looks at the effectiveness of onboard fire-suppression systems and also points out why you might not be as safe as you think. Click here to learn more. ▶


Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — Getting Lucky

Getting <em>Lucky</em>

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Click here for the whole story. ▶


Monday, June 30, 2014 — New Boats Notebook

New Boats Notebook

Want to be the first to know what your favorite boatbuilders have coming in the pipleline? Of course you do. To have a glimpse in our New Boats Notebook and see what’s coming, click here. ▶


Friday, June 27, 2014 — Tested: Prestige 450 Flybridge

Tested: Prestige 450 Flybridge

Prestige packed a whole lot of boat onto its new 450 Flybridge. And that was a fact that was not lost on our tester when he boarded this sporty, mid-size cruiser. Click here to see what he found out. ▶


Thursday, June 26, 2014 — Where are the best boats built?

Where are the best boats built?

We spoke to sportfish builders from Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina to see why they build their boats the way they do. What we found out might raise some hackles. Click here for more. ▶


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — A Taste of The PMY 100

A Taste of The <em>PMY</em> 100

It’s that time of year again. The PMY 100 will be on newsstands on July 22nd as part of our bang-up August issue. For a slide show of some of the incredible megayachts we’ll be profiling, click here. ▶


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

We put an air filter silencer from Walker Engineering to a true test—installing her on a boat and measuring her decibels. Click here to see what we found out. ▶


Monday, June 23, 2014 — Gallery: Rio Granturismo 56

 Gallery: Rio Granturismo 56

The Rio Granturismo 56 is a highly customizable express cruiser that is just flat out pretty. She’s also got some interesting design details that you won’t see on every boat. Click here for pictures that prove our point. ▶


Friday, June 20, 2014 — Tested: Viking 42 ST

Tested: Viking 42 ST

The Viking 42 ST is one of the smallest boats in the Viking line, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t pack a punch. We got onboard the boat recently in Palm Beach to see what this amenity-laden hard charger could do. Click here to see what we found out. ▶


Thursday, June 19, 2014 — Gallery: Hargrave 125

Gallery: Hargrave 125

The Hargrave 125 is notable for her seamless blend of onboard elegance and at-sea reliability. This is the kind of boat on which you can cruise the world in style. Click here for a gallery of images that prove it. ▶


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 — Sweet Success

Sweet Success

Finding your boat’s “sweet spot” when it comes to cruising speed isn’t an exact science, but it’s pretty darn close. And knowing exactly where to run your engine for optimal speed and fuel efficiency is something every boater should be aware of. Here’s how you can get in the know. ▶


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — Are you in the market for a lightly used Derecktor?

Are you in the market for a lightly used Derecktor?

We spoke with three brokers who had listings for yachts built by Derecktor. What we found out might surprise you. Read here for their insights. ▶


Monday, June 16, 2014 — A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Sometimes words can’t do justice to the things we see. So thank goodness for cameras. Here are 15 of our favorite shots of boats and Mother Nature. ▶


Friday, June 13, 2014 — Relighting The Cigarette

Relighting <em>The Cigarette</em>

When a few diehard Florida boaters put their heads together to bring the original Formula 233 back to her former glory, nobody knew exactly how the project would turn out. Which means everybody was surprised by the result. Click here for the full story. ▶


Thursday, June 12, 2014 — Gentleman, Start Your Engines

Gentleman, Start Your Engines

If you’ve ever considered yourself a gearhead, you’re going to want to see this. We took a closer look at 15 interesting engine rooms from boats we’ve tested recently. How does your engine room stack up? Check them out here. ▶


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — Gear Up

Gear Up

If onboard gadgetry is your thing, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the coolest pieces of gear we’ve found lately, from a weatherproof iPod case to a powerful new reel to a wireless steering system, plus more. Read all about them here. ▶


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — In Good Condition

In Good Condition

Now that summer’s just about here, it’s time to get serious about your onboard air-conditioning system. And we’ve got everything you need to know about how to stay cool when it gets hot. Click here for air-conditioning trouble shooting 101. ▶


Monday, June 9, 2014 — First Look: Mangusta 110

First Look: Mangusta 110

Mangusta’s new 110 is a burly beast of a boat that can top out at 33 knots despite her 111-foot LOA. That speed is thanks mostly to her powerful twin 2,600-horsepower MTUs matched to KaMeWa waterjets. Click here to learn more. ▶


Friday, June 6, 2014 — Celebrating D-Day

Celebrating D-Day

Seventy years ago today the Allied troops stormed the coast of Normandy, France, enduring and eventually winning perhaps the most important battle of World War II. Today that coastline is decidedly more peaceful, but still bears the marks of its war-torn past. And it makes for some beautiful, historically minded cruising. Click here for more. ▶


Thursday, June 5, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

First Look: New Boats Notebook

We dug up the very latest on the hottest new launches of the future. Be the first of your friends to know about what’s new from Oceanic, Offshore, Paragon, West Bay, and Aspen. Click here for the full story. ▶


Wednesday, June 4, 2014 — Down with the Ship?

Down with the Ship?

In his latest Sightlines column Michael Peters takes a sobering look at the responsibilities of a captain, in good times and in bad. And he wonders a very important question; does the captain need to go down with the ship? Read here for his answer. ▶


Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — Steering Clear

Steering Clear

Few things are as important onboard your boat as your steering system, yet a surprising amount of boaters don’t know how to take proper care of it. We’ll show you everything you need to know to keep your hydraulic steering system in tip-top condition. Click here for more. ▶


Monday, June 2, 2014 — First Look: Numarine 70HT

First Look: Numarine 70HT

The Numarine 70HT is an attention-grabbing boat thanks to her striking profile and athletic performance. But Dennis Caprio took a closer look at this Turkish build and found more to like than just the obvious. Read here for more. ▶


Friday, May 30, 2014 — Tested: Cheoy Lee Alpha 87

Tested: Cheoy Lee Alpha 87

The Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 is defined by exceptional fit and finish, a sporty ride, and high-quality design and build processes. Capt. Richard Thiel gave her a real workout recently. See what he had to say about her here. ▶


Thursday, May 29, 2014 — Missed Signals

Missed Signals

GPS is a fantastic tool, but it’s still only a tool. The person that operates it is ultimately responsible for using it correctly and getting safely to his destination. We investigated the pitfalls of being overly reliant on GPS. Click here for more. ▶


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 — Gallery: Bertram 64

Gallery: Bertram 64

The Bertram 64 is a speedy fishing machine with all the amenities to take the tournament trail by storm. Check out these detailed pictures of her to see what we mean. ▶


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Electronics Evolution

Electronics Evolution

We know keeping up with the constant flow of new marine electronics products can be head spinning. And we’re here to help. Click here to learn what you really need to know. ▶


Monday, May 26, 2014 — Gallery: Regal 53

Gallery: Regal 53

The Regal 53 is noteworthy for the forward-thinking, state-of-the-art technology she has onboard. From hydromatic self-cleaning sea strainers to a wave-killing gyrostabilizer, this boat’s got it all. Click here to see what we mean. ▶


Saturday, May 24, 2014 — Gallery: Princess S72

Viking 42 ST

The Princess S72 is a British-built beauty with fit and finish to rival a megayacht and a flying bridge we guarantee you’ll want to learn more about. Click here for a gallery of eye-popping pictures of her. ▶


Friday, May 23, 2014 — Gallery: Viking 42 ST

Viking 42 ST

The Viking 42 ST is a compact fishing machine with a rugged nature and enough onboard amenities to compete with just about any fish boat. But you don’t have to take our word for it. See for yourself, by clicking here. ▶

Gallery: Viking 42 ST


Thursday, May 22, 2014 — Panama, Oh Panama!

Panama Canal

With beautiful cruising waters and a stable sociopolitical environment, Panama offers Americans a great way to escape their day-to-day boating destinations. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the boating scene there and dole out some pro tips on what to do, where to go, and what to see when you visit. Click here for more. ▶

Planning on Panama


Wednesday, May 21, 2014 — Favorite Boatyards & Boatyard Employees

Boatyards

We asked our readers what their favorite boatyards are, and they responded in droves. What’s more, they let us know which employees help make the yards special. Click here for more. ▶

Boatyards & Boatyard Employees


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — Gallery: Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge

Cheoy Lee Alpha 87

The Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge is a well-engineered, technologically advanced marvel. She takes a pretty good picture too. Check out this gallery to see what we mean. ▶

Gallery: Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge


Monday, May 19, 2014 — First Look: Hampton Endurance E640

Hampton Endurance E640

Hampton’s new Endurance E640 is a rangy, roomy yacht that will stoke your desire to explore. Read all about her here. ▶

First Look: Hampton Endurance E640


Friday, May 16, 2014 — Tested: Bayliss 84’ Orion

Bayliss 84

For attention to detail, it’s hard to beat Bayliss Boatworks, and the 84-foot Orion that launched in February is hardly an exception. Read here to see how our test went. ▶

Tested: Bayliss 84’ Orion


Thursday, May 15, 2014 — Steering Clear

Steering

Few things are as important onboard your boat as your steering system, yet a surprising amount of boaters don’t know how to take proper care of it. We’ll show you everything you need to know to keep your hydraulic steering system in tip-top condition. Read here for more. ▶

Holding a Steady Course


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — One Month Until the BTB Mako Rodeo

Tournament

Sadly, Brett Bailey lost his life on 9/11. In his honor, his friends and family put together a mako tournament that benefits the families of New Jersey National Guardsmen. The story of Brett’s life, and the effect his tragic death has had, is worth your time. Click here to see why. ▶

Mako Rodeo


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — Could a Riviera 48 Convertible be the Brokerage Boat for you?

Riviera 48

We spoke with three brokers who had listings for the Riviera 48 Convertible to see what they had to say about this sturdy, versatile vessel. Read here for their insights. ▶

Broker Insight: Riviera 48 Convertible


Monday, May 12, 2014 — Tackle This

Pacific Sailfish

Fighting a big fish can be exhausting. But our writer has one trick that will not only keep your shoulder muscles fresh, it’ll help you land more fish too. Click here for his expert advice. ▶

Reel Advice


Friday, May 9, 2014 — Tested: Ocean Alexander 90

Ocean Alexander 90

The Ocean Alexander 90 is a big, burly motoryacht with onboard luxury to spare and impressively nimble performance attributes. Capt. Richard Thiel recently gave her the full wring-out and liked what he found. Read his thoughts on her here. ▶

Tested: Ocean Alexander 90


Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Get Your Props Proper

carbon fiber propeller

Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else. Capt. Richard Thiel has expert advice on how to find your prop’s sweet spot—that is, where they will allow your engine to run at max rpm and no more. The results could make your boat that much more efficient. Click here to see what he has to say. ▶

The Prop Shop


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 — The Official Power & Motoryacht Boat-Name Generator

Boat-Name Generator

Here at Power & Motoryacht, we know that naming your new boat is a big deal. You need something that will resonate, something timeless, something that won’t tick off your wife. It’s harder than it sounds! But we’ve got you covered, check out our official Boat-Name Generator here and let us do the heavy lifting. ▶

The Best Boat Names


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 — First Look: Zeelander Z68

Zeelander Z68

It’s hard to miss the Zeelander Z68 with her distinctive profile and flair for the dramatic. In fact, the boat is so inspiring she prompted our writer to reference Clark Gable. Find out why by clicking here. ▶

First Look: Zeelander Z68


Monday, May 5, 2014 — Tested: Regal 53

Regal 53

The Regal 53 is a technologically advanced express cruiser with enough onboard space for some time on the hook. We picked two lucky readers to give her a full test, under the watchful eye of Capt. Bill Pike. Click here to see what they had to say. ▶

Cool Down: Tested: Regal 53


Friday, May 2, 2014 — Tested: Princess S72

Princess S72

Princess’s S72 is the first in a new class of sport boats for the British builder. Capt. Bill Pike tested her recently and found a vessel that was as pleasingly luxurious as she was fun to drive. He especially liked the boat’s spacious flying bridge. Read here to find out why ➤

Tested: Princess S72


Thursday, May 1, 2014 — Faded Beauty

SS United States

Michael Peters, one of the world’s foremost yacht designers, has a few gripes with the path naval architecture has taken recently. In essence, he believes beauty has been sacrificed for headroom. Read here to find out why that’s a problem. ➤

The Eye of the Beholder


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 — Tested: Bertram 64

Bertram 64

Bertram’s latest launch, the 64, is a fishing boat that will be able to compete with anything on the market thanks in no small part to her powerful Cat C32 ACERTs and seakindly, wave-slicing, deep-V hull. Capt. Bill Pike put her through a rigorous test and found just about everything onboard to his liking. Read here for more. ➤

Tested: Bertram 64


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 — 20 Boats that May Surprise You

20 Boats that May Surprise You

Sometimes with a boat, it’s the thought that goes into the details that make all the difference. We took a look at 20 different boats and found aspects of them that might go overlooked, but are key to setting them apart. Click here to see what we mean. ➤

New Boats Galore


Monday, April 28, 2014 — Finally Finished

Making Varnish Vanish

Removing old finishes from your boat can be a real pain in the neck. But we’ve figured out the best, most hassle-free way to do it. Read here to find out our secret. ➤

Making Varnish Vanish


Friday, April 25, 2014 — In Love with Lobster Boats

Down East Boat

Down East design is a perfect marriage of form and function. We take a good, hard look at what it is about these boats’ designs that makes them so special. If you’ve ever appreciated the pretty lines of a Down East boat as she passed you by, click here. ➤

Down East Lines


Thursday, April 24, 2014 — Hot Pix of the OA 90

Ocean Alexander 90

The Ocean Alexander is all grace and style, with a luxe interior and a seakindly ride to match. Check out an in-depth gallery of photos of this well designed showstopper here. ➤

Gallery: OA 90


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 — Gear You just gotta Have

Gear

Do you have everything you need onboard? How about everything you want? We picked out the very best boating gear for our readers, and with everything from high-tech gadgets to trusty, American classics, there’s definitely something for you. Read more here. ➤

Gear Down


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Separating the Men From the Boys

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Your fuel-water separator is an integral part of your boat. But do you know how to fix it if it starts to leak? Capt. Bill Pike shows you the ins and outs of repairing a Parker Racor FG500 here. ➤

Repairing a Racor


Monday, April 21, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

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There are exciting things coming from many of your favorite builders, that’s for sure. We’ve taken a look at the very latest from Grand Banks, Jutson, VanDutch, Danish Yachts, Boston Whaler, Nordhavn, and more. Get a jump on everyone else by reading about them here. ➤

First Look: New Boats Notebook


Friday, April 18, 2014 — Tested: The Shannon Defiance 46

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If you’re looking for a Down East-inspired design with a customizable interior and easy-to-maintain mechanical systems, you should check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts. Read our full test of her here. ➤

Tested: Shannon Defiance 46


Thursday, April 17, 2014 — The Down East Low Down

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to Down East-type boats. One says they need to be built in Maine while the other contends that Down East style is a state of mind. We had two experts weigh in on which is correct. Read their thoughts here.➤

The Down East Way


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — Tested: Regulator 25

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The Regulator 25 may not be a huge boat, but she outpunches her weight. With plenty of seating, a wave-chomping hull, and powerful twin Yamaha F200 outboards, this boat is ready for anything. Read all about her here. ➤

Tested: Regulator 25


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — Could a Used MJM 34z be the Boat for you?

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We spoke with three brokers who had listings for the MJM 34z to get the inside scoop on this sporty, classically lined vessel. Read here for their insights.➤

Broker Insight: MJM 34z


Monday, April 14, 2014 — First Look: Horizon Powercat PC60 Skylounge

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Have you seen the newly launched Horizon Powercat PC60 Skylounge yet? If not, prepare to be impressed. The boat features stable, seakindly performance and relatively immense amounts of onboard space. What’s more, a sleek exterior design makes her eye-catching from afar. Read more about this exciting vessel here. ➤

First Look: Horizon Powercat PC60 Skylounge


Friday, April 11, 2014 — Tested: Lyman-Morse 42

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With a trusty, Hunt-designed hull and powerful Hamilton water jets the Lyman-Morse 42 Peregrine is ready for whatever adventure you’d like to take her on. And with classic Down East lines she’s easy on the eyes as well. Read our full test of her here. ➤

Tested: Lyman-Morse 42

 


Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Elegant Electronics

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Sometimes the right electronics can make or break a boat. Nobody knows that better than us. Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood picked out three of his favorite electronics upgrades, including a smartphone-enabled alert system, upgraded thermal imaging, and an AIS gadget that helps prevent collisions. Read all about them here. ➤

Three Electronics Upgrades

 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 — Don’t Fear the Gear

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You can never have enough useful gear onboard to enhance your boating. We’ve picked a few products that our editors think will be the most beneficial to you. Check out some sweet searchlights, a rugged toolbox, and a knife that really cuts to the chase, by by clicking here. ➤

Great Gear


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Fishing for Memories

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Perhaps better than anyone on the water, anglers know the importance of living in the moment when the game is on the line. And in these days of catch and release, the memories that are created may be the best treasure of all. You'll see what we mean here. ➤

Sportfishing


Monday, April 7, 2014 — First Look: Absolute 58 Navetta

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If you’re looking for a medium-sized explorer yacht designed with onboard comfort and exceptional seakeeping ability in mind, you may want to take a peek at the Absolute 58 Navetta. Get a good look at her here. ➤

First Look: Absolute 58 Navetta


Friday, April 4, 2014 — 21 Ways to Improve Your Boat

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Some are simple tips and insights that'll leave you smacking your head, others are projects you'll want to consider for next off-season. All are worth a look. Check out our list of 21 projects and ideas that will help improve your boat here. ➤

Your Best Boat


Thursday, April 3, 2014 — The Draw of the Sea?

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Sometimes your kids want to be just like Dad. But sometimes they don’t, as columnist Michael Peters found out over the years. Read about his attempts to hook his daughters on the joy of boating, here. ➤

Sightlines


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 — Engine Check

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Without a good engine, everything else onboard a powerboat is essentially rendered moot. In his Power & Propulsion column Capt. Richard Thiel points out some things you should do in the engine room before plunking down your hard-earned money on a vessel. Read the full article here. ➤

Engine Evaluations


Tuesday, April 1, 2014 — First Look: Delta 80

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We’ve got inside details on the ambitiously designed Delta 80. Constructed using loads of lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber, the boat is able to hit top speeds near 37 knots, while also being highly efficient in regards to fuel. Learn more about her here. ➤

First Look: Delta 80


Monday, March 31, 2014 — Loving the Loop

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Jan Dobbs and her husband recently ran their Viking 61 around The Great Loop. While they were cruising, we managed to get her on the horn to see what she had to say about the Loop, The Great Lakes, and pushing yourself when it comes to setting boating goals. Read the full interview here. ➤

After Word


Friday, March 28, 2014 — Border Patrol

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Our intrepid reporter cruised along the U.S.-Canadian border among The Thousand Islands. What he found was a place of great beauty, and unsurpassed cruising. Click here for the full story. ➤

Cruising The Thousand Islands


Thursday, March 27, 2014 — Tested: Azimut Magellano 53

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The Azimut Magellano 53 is a long-range cruiser with a whole lot to offer, including tons of interior space and impressive turns of speed. Click here for the full test of this well-executed Italian vessel.➤

Tested: Azimut Magellano 53


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — Electrifying Electronics

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Are you looking for a new video camera to film all your nautical adventures with? We’d recommend the Garmin VIRB HD camera. Or perhaps you’d like a new multifunction display, like the one we tried from Humminbird. Read all about them here. ➤

New Electronics


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Happenin’ Helms

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Feast your eyes on these helms, some of the best the marine industry has to offer. Some are technological marvels, others are ergonomic miracles, and some are just plain pretty to look at. See what we mean here.➤

Commanding Command Stations

 


Monday, March 24, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

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Have you been wondering what your favorite boatbuilder has in store next? If you have, we’ve got you covered. Learn all about the hottest upcoming launches before they splash by reading this. ➤

First Look: New Boats Notebook


Friday, March 21, 2014 — Tested: Back Cove Downeast 37

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There’s no better way to test out the Back Cove Downeast 37 than by running her from Maine to Newport. So that’s exactly what we did. Read more about this salty yet family-friendly cruiser here.➤

Tested: Back Dove Downeast 37


Thursday, March 20, 2014 — Keeping your Props Frosty

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If you want to keep your boat running as well as possible, you need to keep your props clean. Of course the best way to do that is to use anti-foulant. But there’s more than one way to coat a prop. Read here to find out the best. ➤

Propellers Done Properly


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — The Boats of Palm Beach

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show starts tomorrow and will feature a great selection of new boats—there's something for everyone. You should come to the show and see for yourself, but we've got the lowdown on a bunch of them here. ➤

Palm Beach Show Boats


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — Are you in the brokerage market for a classically lined Huckins?

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We spoke with three brokers who have listings for Huckins vessels. Their insight can help you find the boat that’s right for you. Read what they had to say here. ➤

What’s the brokerage market for well-loved Huckins?


Monday, March 17, 2014 — First Look: Coastal Craft 65 Concord

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If you think Coastal Craft only builds aluminum-hulled wavebusters, think again. The new 65 Concord from the well respected, Pacific Northwest builder is an elegantly raked, Volvo Penta IPS-powered beauty that would be just as comfortable moored off a swanky Caribbean island as she would negotiating the swift currents of the San Juans. Learn more about her here.➤

First Look: Coastal Craft 65 Concord


Friday, March 14, 2014 — Cruising the Channel Islands

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Our intrepid reporter joined the crew of this Fleming 65 as they braved 60-knot winds off the Channel Islands to show you how to cruise them best. Learn where to see the best sights, eat the best food, and more, by clicking here. ➤

California Cruising


Thursday, March 13, 2014 — Convertible Confusion?

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In his Sightlines column Michael Peters takes aim at the good-old American sportfisherman and tries to figure out why they’re designed the way they are. He’s got his suspicions that they’re not simply for catching fish. Read here for more. ➤

Design Dilemma


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — Second-Hand Treasures

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If you’ve never been to the Dania Beach Marine Flea Market you are missing out on quite an experience. With buyers and sellers coming from all over to haggle and bargain over every piece of marine paraphernalia you could imagine, it’s quite a scene. Let us teach you how to best negotiate it, by reading here. ➤

Boating and Bargaining


Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — Gear, Gear, and More Gear

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We sifted through all the latest marine products to bring you the very best in this month’s gear. We’ve got a prop coat from Pettit, solar generators from Goal Zero, a TerraLUX flashlight, and lots more. Read here to get geared up. ➤

All the Gear you Need


Monday, March 10, 2014 — First Look: Cranchi ECO Trawler 53 LD

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The ECO Trawler 53 LD from Cranchi is a “fast trawler” that lives up to her moniker. She can cruise efficiently between 14 and 18 knots, and top out at a spritely 22. Interior volume is a strong point for this boat as well, making her highly liveable, with large staterooms and a spacious saloon. Learn more about this forward-thinking cruiser here.➤

First Look: Cranchi ECO Trawler 53 LD


Friday, March 7, 2014 — Tested: Absolute 64 Fly

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The Absolute 64 Fly is a mid-sized, flying-bridge cruiser notable for her thoughtful design, sporty top end, and efficient use of space. We recently gave her a thorough wringing out to see what else she had to offer. Read here to see what we found. ➤

Tested: Absolute 64 Fly


Thursday, March 6, 2014 — So Long to Paper Charts?

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NOAA recently made news by saying that it would no longer be printing its own paper charts. But does that mean that the time of the paper chart is gone, and that they’ve been fully usurped by electronic charts? Read here to see what we think. ➤

Is Paper in the Past?


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — Subtraction by Addition

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Have you ever given much thought to the fuel additives you use, and whether or not they actually help—or worse, hurt—your boat’s performance? We have. Read here to find out our thoughts on the matter. ➤

Power & Propulsion


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — First Look: Camper & Nicholsons Endeavour 42

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If you like yachts with classic lines, look no further than the retro-inspired Endeavour 42 from Camper & Nicholsons, which our writer deemed nothing short of beautiful. With IPS controls and a rugged, deep-V hull, the boat should be a whole lot of fun to drive too. Read all about her here. ➤

1st Look: Camper & Nicholsons Endeavour 42


Monday, March 3, 2014 — Prepare for Greatness

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When it comes to sportfishing, the most important thing you can do to ensure a successful day on the water is to prepare. If you prepare your vessel correctly before an excursion, you’ll be able to concentrate more on the fish, and less on your boat. And that means catching more fish. Read here to find out how. ➤

Serious Sportfishing


Friday, February 28, 2014 — Our Worst Kept Secrets

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We here at Power & Motoryacht do a decent amount of cruising for work and for play. And understandably, we’ve accrued a pretty serious knowledge base of where to go, and maybe even more importantly, what to do when you get there. For insider tips on some of our favorite cruising destinations and activities, click here. ➤

Where to Cruise


Thursday, February 27, 2014 — First Look: Monte Fino ecHo 85

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The extremely posh, highly customizable Monte Fino ecHo 85 was a long time in the making, and she appears to be worth the wait. With an efficient and seaworthy hull this boat is ready for some serious cruises, while a warm and casual interior keeps everybody onboard happy. Read more about her here. ➤

First Look: Monte Fino ecHo 85


Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — Sea Ray 510 Fly: Behind the Scenes of our March Cover

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The March issue features our cover story about the the Sea Ray 510 Fly, and it hits newsstands today. But if you want to see the details of how the cover came together, check out photos of our day on the water here. ➤

Sea Ray 510 Fly Cover Shoot

 


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — Captains Courageous

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If you've spent some time on the water you may have a few good stories. We asked boater Jim Krapf, who is also a part-time delivery captain, to share some of his tales. Here’s what he told us. ➤

After Word


Monday, February 24, 2014 — Tested: Everglades 255 CC

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The Everglades 255 CC is a rugged little boat with a hull that can handle rough water with aplomb. She’s also got a surprising amount of amenities packed onboard that will keep you happy whether you’re fishing her hard or just going for a cruise. Read our full test here. ➤

Tested: Everglades 255 CC


Friday, February 21, 2014 — Tested: Trinity 120

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With an interior built for comfort and rigging and engineering that stays true to the builder's roots, the 120-foot Trinity Finish Line is an impressive package. Capt. Bill Pike crawled over every inch of her to make sure of it. Read what he found out here. ➤

Tested: Trinity 120

 


Thursday, February 20, 2014 — Picking a Platform

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Your swim platform can be one of the most fun areas on your entire boat. But there’s more than meets the eye when choosing the right one for you; not the least of which is picking the right material. Click here for a deep dive on swim platforms. ➤

The Right Platform


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 — Our Award-Winning Articles

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Boating Writers International recently handed out its annual awards to the very best in marine journalism in Miami. Power & Motoryacht came away with four awards for the following articles: Ben Ellison’s “The True Test,” Peter Swanson’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Chris Caswell’s “When Marilyn met Sophia,” and Kevin Koenig’s “Fast Talk.” Read these articles—or reread them—as we congratulate our contributors and staff.

Award Winners


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — Used Hatteras 40 Double Cabin

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Nobody knows the brokerage market like a broker. That’s why we interviewed three brokers who have a Hatteras 40 Double Cabin in their inventory. They gave us the skinny on this versatile cruiser. ➤

Broker Insight: Hatteras 40 Double Cabin


Monday, February 17, 2014 — Missed You in Miami

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As the largest-ever Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show end down today, your chance to learn about what’s new is winding down, too. But we saw caught quite a bit: Check it out here. ➤

Photos: Missed You in Miami


Friday, February 14, 2014 — Tested: Pearl 75

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Pearl’s latest launch, the 75, is a sleekly lined, flying-bridge cruiser that makes the most of her ample onboard space. Combine those attributes with a posh interior and good fuel economy, and this boat is quite a triumph. Read our test of her here. ➤

Tested: Pearl 75


Thursday, February 13, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

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Be the first to know about what’s going on inside your favorite builder’s factory. Check out what the Viking 92 looks like in the mold, and get the lowdown on an even bigger sportfish from Nordlund, plus much, much more. This is must read stuff for any insider. ➤

First Look: New Boats Notebook


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — Capt. Creel’s Lucky Rag

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Captain Steve Creel may be more knowledgeable than most when it comes to running yacht deliveries, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to mishaps. Here he recounts the time all hell broke loose while he was on his way to a rendezvous, as well as the very opportune way in which he and his favorite mate worked their way out of the jam. Read here for the full story. ➤

Cruising with Capt. Creel


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — Do the Miami shows right.

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The boat shows in Miami are about to kick off and we’ve got you covered. Find out about the latest voyage-inspiring motoryachts, battle-ready sportfishing boats, racy express cruisers, and more. And we've got a few ideas for what to do when you step off the docks too. Read here to make yourself a boat-show pro. ➤

Bienvenido a Miami


Monday, February 10, 2014 — Get the Poison Out

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Maintaining your boat can be dangerous, but not always in the ways you think. Our columnist found this out the hard way when he discovered he was deathly allergic to a chemical that was in some paint he was using. Here he details his ordeal, and offers a word of advice to all do-it-yourself boat guys. Read the full story here. ➤

Sightlines: Stay Safe


Friday, February 7, 2014 — Tested: Sea Ray 510 Fly

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Sea Ray has its eyes on a new market with the new, yacht-class 510 Fly. Capt. Bill Pike took her for a sea trial recently and found her to his liking; particularly in terms of onboard use of space and maneuverability. Read what he had to say about her here. ➤

Tested: Sea Ray 510 Fly


Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 11 New Boats to See in Miami

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Before you head down to Miami for the boat shows, read up on our takes on the latest launches that will be strutting their stuff at the docks. With such a vast array of vessels to see and board, it’s helpful to have as much information beforehand as possible. As always, that’s where we come in. Read what we have to say here. ➤

11 New Boats at the Miami Show


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install

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Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever wondered why that is? Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood investigates which option is best for you. Read more here. ➤

Helm Electronics


Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — The Future of Marine Engines

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As technology advances and emissions regulations tighten, marine engines are bound to evolve, no matter how effective they currently are. We take a look at what kind of propulsion systems you might have onboard your boat in the not so distant future. Read here to find out more. ➤

What’s next for marine engines?


Monday, February 3, 2014 — First Look: Monte Carlo MC4

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Monte Carlo’s new MC4 is an exiting new cruiser that has plenty of people talking. With elegant lines and a clever use of onboard space this boat looks like she will become quite popular. Dennis Caprio got the inside scoop on her. Read what he found out here. ➤

First Look: Monte Carlo MC4


Friday, January 31, 2014 — Tested: NISI 1700

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If you know what you want, you’re ahead of the game. And if you’re looking for a midsize boat with a megayacht feel, an unmistakeably homey ambiance, and a healthy turn of speed, you may want the NISI 1700 without even knowing it. Read about why here. ➤

Tested: Nisi 1700


Thursday, January 30, 2014 — Don’t Fear the Gear

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Whether you’re looking for a better way to keep your hull clean, your engine running smoothly, or your boat smelling good, we’ve got all the gadgets you need. Plus Capt. Bill Pike’s favorite piece of onboard gear for the month. Read here for all this and more.➤

Your Gear’s Here


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — Sailfish are Gamer Than Most

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If you’ve ever caught a sailfish, you know there’s nothing else quite like it. And we’d guess you probably want to catch a whole lot more. Our resident fishing expert Gary Caputi knows so many ways to help you out with that, he devoted a whole column to it. Check out his wealth of knowledge here. ➤

Kite Fishing for Sailfish


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — Tested: Albemarle 360 EXF

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If you’re looking for a boat that you can fish hard when you want to, but is also good for cruising with the family, we might just have your ticket. The Albemarle 360 EXF is a boater’s boat that can do just about anything you ask of her, all with just a 38-foot LOA. Quite a feat. For more details on this well rounded vessel read here. ➤

Tested: Albemarle 360 EXF


Monday, January 27, 2014 — A Caterpillar Metamorphosis

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In his latest Power & Propulsion column, Capt. Richard Thiel investigates the new Caterpillar C8.7 and the market and regulatory forces that launched it. With emissions regulations becoming more and more stringent, CAT was forced to link up with an unlikely partner to get their powerplant off the ground: Fiat. Yes, Fiat. Read here if you just did a double take. ➤

CAT’s latest partner


Friday, January 24, 2014 — Tested: Astondoa Top Deck 63

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Astondoa’s new Top Deck 63 is, to say the least, a departure from the norm. With fold-out decks and a swim platform that can nearly double its size, the boat has loads and loads of deck space. Read Capt. Bill Pike’s test of her here. ➤

Tested: Astondoa Top Deck 63


Thursday, January 23, 2014 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

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Take an inside look at what’s happening with Kadey-Krogen, Back Cove, Ferretti, Sanlorenzo, Spencer, and Azimut. Hear what the manufacturers have to say about their builds and get our own expert analysis as well. Click here for all that and more. ➤

First Look: New Boats Notebook

 


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — The Truth About Shafts and Pods

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Since their invention, pod systems laid claim to the throne held by conventional shafts as the dominant form of marine propulsion. But that hasn’t necessarily happened. We investigated the details of how each system stacks up, from complexity to maintenance and costs. Click here to find out what we learned. ➤

Shafts and Pods


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — Tested: Hampton Endurance 720 Long Range Cruiser

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Hampton has long built solid, sturdy, seaworthy cruisers with tons of range. The all-new Endurance 720 is no departure from her predecessors as we found out during a recent test. To see what we found out about his about this well-equipped long-range cruiser, read here. ➤

Tested: Hampton Endurance 720


Monday, January 20, 2014 — First Look: Bavaria Virtess 420

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Have a closer look at the Bavaria Virtess 420, a sleek flying-bridge cruiser with a deceptive amount of onboard space. She comes from Germany, where they know a thing or two about engineering. Learn more about her here. ➤

First Look: Bavaria Virtess 420

 


Friday, January 17, 2014 — Tested: Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX

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With Downeast style and on-water performance that really impresses, the 50 Eastbay SX is quite the boat. Peter A. Janssen ran her off the Atlantic Coast in 9-foot seas and 35-knot winds. Would she blink? Read here to find out.➤

Tested: Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX


Thursday, January 16, 2014 — Stable Condition

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Maintaining your stabilizer system can be a big enough hassle to drive any man to imbalance. But we’re here to help. Get the inside tricks from the pros and learn everything you need to know by reading this. ➤

Stabilizer Maintenance


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 — Hatteras Aces the Test

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Executive Editor Bill Pike recently tested the Hatteras 100, a boat which he found both luxurious and sturdy. The test was held in trying conditions, with wind gusts up to 25 knots. Find out how she held up by reading here. ➤

Tested: Hatteras 100

 

 


Monday, January 13, 2014 — First Look: Marlow 80E

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Marlow recently launched their new 80E and she’s everything you’ve come to expect from the builder, replete with old-school charm and top-notch seaworthiness. She’s also got surprising speed, with a fast cruise of 25 knots, a pace she can keep for 700 miles. Read more about this do-it-all cruiser here. ➤

First Look: Marlow 80E


Friday, January 10, 2014 — Tested: Azimut 80

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We tested the Azimut 80 off of Savona, Italy, and found a yacht that is at once sophisticated and seaworthy. Oh, and she’s fast too, to the tune of 30 knots at WOT thanks to twin, 1,800-horsepower MANs. Click here to read the full test and see what else we liked about her. ➤

Tested: Azimut 80


Thursday, January 9, 2014 — After Word: Food, Family, and Fexas

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Meet a successful New York City restaurateur and a lifelong, passionate boater. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig spoke to Power & Motoryacht reader Dean Kois about dining onboard, being a gearhead, and his nostalgia for the good old days. To read Dean’s take on everything from sharks to Tom Fexas, click here. ➤

After Word

 


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — What You Should Know About Touchscreens on Marine Electronics

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Touchscreens are showing up on marine electronics more and more, but you may be surprised about why. Power & Motoryacht investigated how manufacturers are dealing with user expectations, and what’s coming next. Read here to get his take on all the exciting developments. ➤

Touchscreens for you?


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 — Inside the Mind of a Mechanic

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Ever wished you had a buddy who was a diesel mechanic so he could give you the real skinny on what’s going on with your engine? You’re in luck. Capt. Bill Pike has just such a friend, and in this article he asks him some of the questions you always wondered about, but were too afraid to ask. Read what Pike found out here. ➤

Diesel Advice from a Pro


Monday, January 6, 2014 — First Look: Hunton XRS43

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British builder Hunton just launched the XRS43 and she is a real beauty. With lines like a Ferrari and top speeds in the 75-knot range this boat is sure to have plenty of admirers. Read here to get the inside scoop on her. ➤

The New Hunton XRS43


Friday, January 3, 2014 — Fleming’s 78 Satisfies

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We recently tested the Fleming 78, and found a solidly constructed, thoughtfully designed, super-quiet yacht that is ready for just about anything Mother Nature could send her way. To find out about the details that make this yacht an interesting option for long-range cruisers, click here. ➤

Tested: Fleming 78


Thursday, January 2, 2014 — Capt. Creel’s Cabbie

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Sometimes you just want to hear a good, salty yarn. Capt. Steve Creel knows that as well as anyone. Read here to find out what he did when he found himself with some downtime and a chauffeured limousine in Panama City. ➤

Creel’s Deal