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Exclusive: To say the conditions while testing the Hatteras 68C
were miserable is an understatement—but so is saying she handled
them with aplomb.
By Richard Thiel
• Photography by Hatteras Yachts
First Is Better
A Weighty Issue, High Seas, and more
Vineyard Vines nautical clothing, plus Misters Unlimited misting jets
and Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road
What causes cutlass-bearing wear, sticking gaskets, and more
The differences between embedded and PC navigation have moved from black
and white to many shades of gray, plus Q&A, and Northstar 972, Ocean
View Waypoint, and Nobeltec IR2 Radar
A Yacht With Sizzle, Hot Topics, and Down the Ways
Meet Tred Barta, the controversial, conservation- and charity-minded angler
Second to None By Capt.
Exclusive: Paul Mann’s custom 68 has a running surface that’s
as slick as a porpoise and she maneuvers like a shark.
the Bill By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Riviera’s 33-foot convertible will please those seeking creature
comforts as well as creatures from the deep.
Building a Contender
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Can a 54-foot sportfisherman built in Turkey compete on the American tourney
circuit? S&J Boatworks thinks this one can.
a Cat's Eye By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Her catamaran design may make you look twice, but the
Black Pearl 46’s efficient fuel burn and spacious layout will hold
Call of the Wild By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
A city slicker heads to the frozen tundra of northern Minnesota for a
lesson in ice fishing—and adventures in flying and driving along
On! By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Would you believe there’s a captain who uses fly-fishing rods for
bottom fish? Would you believe it really works?
in Dreamland By Richard Thiel
Visions of landing elusive game fish drew our editor-in-chief to Costa
Rica—and memories of the exciting battle have him dreaming of going
SPECIAL SUMMER CHARTER
Quite the Character By Kim Kavin
With a quirkiness that appeals to those seeking the true spirit of the
Chesapeake, the 60-foot Irony isn’t your typical charter yacht.
Made in the Med
By Diane M. Byrne
Gargantuan owner’s suites may be the rage in new-builds, but plenty
of charter yachts are set up to treat a handful of couples equally.
By Kim Kavin
Nasty swells kept the Princess Marcie tied to the dock, but thanks
to her chef’s cheesecake and stewardess’ dynamic dinner decorations,
our charter editor didn’t mind.
E Is for...? By Ben Ellison
Raymarine’s new E Series of multifunction displays is E-xciting
and full of extras.