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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
May 2005 issue • Click here for April 2005ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Keen on Kataluma
Exclusive:
The couple who owns this 87-foot West Bay was delighted to take delivery. So why couldn’t they wait to change her?
By Diane M. Byrne
Photography by Robert Webster

Lead Line
The Allure of Custom

FYI
Lore of the Ring, A Word With… Mary Beth Lawton-Johnson, and more

Latest & Greatest
The Pampered Guest toiletry baskets, STable wine cellar, and Oregon Scientifics waterproof MP3 player

Maintenance Q&A
Avoiding head-gasket failure, properly applying caulk, and more

Electronics
Why the Coast Guard-touted Rescue 21 system still isn’t operational, plus Q&A, Standard Horizon Phantom PS1000/2000, WeatherWave cellphone, SkyMate package, and Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox

Sportfishing Digest
Spreading the word about conservation is more than just a job for Mike Leech

Megayachts
Trump This, and Down the Ways

SPECIAL MEGAYACHT SECTION
Custom Maid By Alan Harper
Exclusive: The latest launch in Baglietto’s fast 34-meter series shows how a custom yard can teach other series builders a thing or two.

To B or Not to B By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: For these owners, it wasn’t a question of building the largest Hargrave ever, it was why not to become repeat customers.

Super-Size It By George L. Petrie
What’s behind the growing popularity of super-megayachts, those ranging from 230 to over 400 feet?

SPECIAL CUSTOM SECTION
Object of Desire By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: A few minutes at the wheel of the Sculley 64, and the author knew she was worth $41,406.25 a foot.

Call Her Mini-Me By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Despite her size, the semicustom Jarrett Bay 32 is no less of a battle­wagon than her larger, custom-built siblings.

Lunch at Tiffany’s By Ben Ellison
A family meal that’s a 20-plus-year tradition defines what this Virginia-based custom boatbuilder is all about.

Three Strikes & Still Not Out By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Through the highs and lows of building Carolina-flare sportfishermen, Buddy Davis always remained an eternal optimist.

Something Wild By Capt. Bill Pike
Eighty-four tons. Forty knots. The Sunseeker 108 is all that, plus unadulterated, luxurious fun.

An Asian Alternative By George L. Petrie
Hampton Yachts is convinced that a feature-packed boat needn’t cost a lot and offers its 540 Sedan as proof.

The Entertainer By Capt. Bill Pike
Rousing performance and a larger-than-most midcabin make the Rinker Fiesta Vee 360 a pleasure to own.

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

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