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Island Pilot

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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The Way Forward: Island Pilot DSe 12M Hybrid

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2008

Imagine spending a whole string of sunny summer days cruising along like Huckleberry Finn, leapfrogging from anchorage to anchorage on solar-generated electric power alone, without ever having to...

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Island Pilot 435 Fast Trawler

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2007

Since its inception, the Island Pilot design team (which hired me as a consultant) has refused to be bound by conventional thinking. The design goals for the original Island Pilot 395 were simple:...

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Island Pilot 395

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2005

Stern drives—you either love 'em or hate 'em. It seems there's no middle ground. Those who love 'em cite the I/O's superior handling, performance, and space-efficiency compared to straight...

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