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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
August 2004 issue • Click here for July 2004ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
The World’s 100 Largest Yachts
Find out which yacht made one CEO remark, “I thought I was clear on what I wanted, and then I changed my mind. We’re going for a boat.”
By Diane M. Byrne • Photo of Octopus by Frank Behling

Lead Line
Too Big to Love

FYI
Bottoms Up, A Word with... Capt. Marc Greichen, and more

Latest & Greatest
H2Eye Spyfish System, ESC Products DockTester, and Gibbs Aquada

Maintenance Q&A
Soldering electrical wires vs. crimping them, testing open-circuit voltage on a battery, and more

Electronics
Two companies compete to bring boaters better weather info, plus Q&A, C-Map C-Forecast weather service, Underwater Lights camera, Imtra fiber-optic underwater lights, and Charles Industries HeartSine defibrillator

Megayachts
Show Up and Show Off, and Down the Ways

At Sea
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be aboard during a hurricane, it’s worse than you think.

SPECIAL MEGAYACHT FEATURES
True Colors By Kim Kavin
Exclusive: Hargrave’s Sassy certainly has a spirited design, but the real story is how she reflects the close collaboration between her builder and her owners.

Culture Vulture By Kim Kavin
Exclusive: Come aboard the charter yacht Askari in New Zealand, where the enjoyment onboard equals the adventures on the water.

Room to Zoom By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: Forget what you’ve heard about imported yachts being cramped; the Ferretti 880 has plenty of space for you and your crew.

Driving Is Believing By Alan Harper
Exclusive: A 60-ton, 82-footer that thinks she’s a sportboat? Meet the Sunseeker 82 Yacht.

FEATURES
Balancing Act By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Cruisers designed its 500 Express for weekenders or cruisers looking for space and comfort.

Sense and Sensibility By Capt. Bill Pike
The Tiara 3600 Open is so refined, she’d make Miss Manners proud.

Nothing to Chance By George L. Petrie
Think a visit to Atlantic City is risky? Not when you’re there to take delivery of a new Viking Sport Cruisers 50 Flybridge.

Slick Tricks By George L. Petrie
Doral’s first sport yacht, the 47-foot Alegria, has a bunch of ingenious ideas on how to make cruising more enjoyable and safer.

All in the Family By Kim Kavin
How one dedicated boater refitted his 1962 Huckins to make her look as if she’d been built in the 1920’s.

This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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