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Exclusive: Love the demanding conditions of sportfishing? So does the Davis 52 Express.
By Capt. Bill Pike
A Head Above the Rest, Reader of the Month, Returning Down Under, and more
Where There’s Smoke...
Private Eyes, Charity Auction, and more
Gadgets and Gizmos
A selection of stylin’ shades that’ll save your eyes, too
Around the Yard
How to keep your A/C running cool, plus Q&A and PMY Tries...Timberland Plunge Tech shoes
Viking Yachts 52 Open and Shannon 42 SRD
Sea Ray 60 Sundancer and Venture 27
A smart ship-to-shore service—with live marine operators—plus Q&A, Standard Horizon CPV350, M-Tec Wireless PBX, Syrens GEOsat WiFi EC-AP, and KVH TracNet Mobile Internet
Is the average boat nut becoming an endangered species?
Boat Test Listings
An at-a-glance summary of the boats we’ve tested the last several months
SPECIAL ELECTRONICS SECTION
Electronics 2006 By Ben Ellison
The very latest developments in the tech world, to help you make the most of your boating experience.
PC Navigation By Ben Ellison
Downloading demos to compare ECS offerings can be confusing, to say the least. Here’s how to tell which program is right for you.
Touching Bottom By Karl Anderson
Bathymetric chart information lets you view details about the seafloor that you’ve got to see to believe.
Now Can You Hear Me? By Pete Dubler
Great cellphone connections offshore are possible, if you’ve got the right setup.
Post-Modern Propulsion By Capt. Bill Pike
Which is the better drive system—Zeus or IPS?
The Velvet Hammer By Richard Thiel
Step aboard an 80,000-pound luxury liner that thinks she’s a sportboat.
Red Hot By Alan Harper
The red hull isn’t the only sizzle aboard the Azimut 62S.
The Renaissance Boat By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Formula’s 45 marries high-performance boatbuilding with yacht-class luxury.
Seafaring Bliss By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
PMY’s latest company boat, the Cruisers 447 Sport Sedan, is ideal for social sorts.
Smooth Criminal By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: This Marlow Prowler is unlike any center console boat you’ve seen.
Captain Courageous By Diane M. Byrne
She’s not a bird or a plane, but Man of Steel has some super powers of her own.