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America’s 100 Largest Yachts
Which yacht carries a 70-mph catamaran as a toy? And who’s got
a swim-up bar onboard? We reveal all.
By Diane M. Byrne Photo
of Mia Elise, no. 34, by Jim Raycroft
Avoiding Abandonment, Dy-No-Mite, and more
Backward Journey, Land of the Rising LOA, and more
Latest & Greatest
Seacurefill, Chapman Boating Etiquette, and XC Charger
Around the Yard
Addressing vibration, plus Q&A and PMY Tries... Nomar
Marine Dock Bumpers
Outer Reef 105 Tri-Deck and Canados 90 Open
Silverton 45 Convertible, plus Ellis Yankee 36 and Baja 405
Candid camera talk, plus Q&A, Jensen DVD/stereo, Simrad SART,
C-Map PC Planner 10, and Telular Phonecell
A New Beginning
Boat Test Resource
An at-a-glance summary of the boats we’ve tested the last several
months, with engine data and pricing
Boat Test Update
Boat Test Update
Nordic Tugs 52
With Mia Elise, Trinity Yachts is out to prove American mettle
can compete with European metal—of the steel-hull kind.
Masters of Marble
By Diane M. Byrne
Get a rare inside look at how raw rock is transformed into the highly
polished vanities and soles that are de rigeur on today’s megayachts.
By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
The tough-as-nails, big-screen image of John Wayne belied the private
family time he enjoyed aboard his beloved yacht Wild Goose.
Capt. Bill Pike
In the days right after Hurricane Katrina, we found horror and, thankfully,
hope along the Mississippi coast.
Vision Realized By Capt. Ken Kreisler
What do you do with an 86-foot, 52-ton yacht at speeds exceeding
50 mph? With the Azimut 86S, you definitely enjoy the ride.
Warrior By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Sporty sea conditions were no match for the spirited
performance and open styling of the Aicon 72.
Entertainer By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: With copious stowage and comfy accommodations like
a walkaround king, the Hatteras 64 MY might just tempt you to move
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: How does a 446-mile range at cruise sound to you?
That’s what makes the Egg Harbor 50 a serious bluewater, big-game
By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: Even if most buyers of the Jannace 430C cruise
rather than fish, they’ll be lured by the boat’s price and performance.
to Go By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: One look at the Albin 40 North Sea Cutter, and
you’ll understand why she’s a good match for leisurely cruising
or somewhat saltier situations.