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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
October 2005 issue • Click here for September 2005ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
One Sweet Ride
Exclusive: Fairline has a reputation for building beautiful boats, but when it comes right down to it, with the 47 Targa it’s the feel at the wheel that matters most.
By Capt. Bill Pike
Photography Courtesy of Fairline Boats

Mail Drop
Striving for Perfection, Trade With a Trawler, and more

Lead Line
Inside Alternative

FYI
Sea of Love, A Word With...Max Mayfield, and more

Latest & Greatest
The Best Travel Job in the World: Crewing a Luxury Yacht, plus BlueNet Chain Counter and Cool Tunes Cooler Bag

Around the Yard
Lightning protection, plus Q&A and PMYTries

Design Portfolio
Hatteras 77 Convertible and Sophie 61 Catamaran M/Y

Just Launched
Luhrs 41 Open, plus San Juan 48 Flybridge and Da Vinci 32

Electronics
The multitudinous uses of closed-circuit cameras, plus Q&A, Simon C camera-control system and digital recorder, SeaMoon Passerelle camera, Scubar underwater camera, and Garmin 192C sounder

At Sea
A seemingly innocent step—literally—turns into an international incident

Boat Test Resource
An at-a-glance summary of the boats we’ve tested the last several months

Boat Test Update
Sea Ray 40 Sundancer

SPECIAL WINTER CHARTER SECTION
Back to Nature By Capt. Bill Pike
A bareboating adventure in Belize yields unparalleled diving—plus $18 ice cream, nudists, and a guy named Half Inch.

The Natural Selection By Kim Kavin
Revelation’s entrance into the Galapagos charter market has made it, like the islands’ famous finches and giant tortoises, a study in evolution.

The Glitz Factor By Kim Kavin
D’Natalin II offered our charter editor high-falutin’ pampering in the decidedly down-to-earth British Virgin Islands.

Pretty to Look at, but... By Kim Kavin
...classic charter yachts aren’t booked as often as modern marvels. Why? The answer may surprise you.

The World’s 10 Most Expensive Charters By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Save your lottery winnings—you’ll need them for just one week aboard one of these ultra-luxurious yachts.

Amazon Adventure By M.B. Roberts
Experience peacock bass fishing and luxurious living aboard Yanna.

FEATURES
Bauhaus and Ballyhoo By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: A couple’s passion for art and angling come together aboard American Custom Yachts’ Yellowbird.

The Sensible Sibling By Richard Thiel
Some guys have all the luck: Our editor-in-chief weekends aboard two different Vikings and decides the 67 Motor Yacht is the gal for him.

American Beauty By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: Cavileer’s 44 Convertible is battle-proven, both in the sportfishing world and the history books.

Expedition Yacht By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: Cruisers rethinks the flying-bridge motoryacht and comes up with a nautical version of the SUV.

Anything but Average By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Exclusive: Many builders say their boats are different, but Birchwood’s 350 really is.

This article originally appeared in the October 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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