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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
June 2004 issue • Click here for May 2004ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Riding the Edge
Baia’s Aqua 54 is geared for performance, but not at the price of luxury or comfort.
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca · Photography by Robert Holland

Lead Line
Fast Company

FYI
Ditching the Ditch, Things We Like, and more

Latest & Greatest
Westland Sales Vesta dishwasher, Westerbeke Safe-Co gensets, and Seafood Watch seafood-safety cards

Maintenance Q&A
All about exhaust elbows, the danger of modifying shorepower cords, and more

Electronics
Cellphone shenanigans, plus Q&A, Breaking News, Salt Water Tides tide-prediction software, Maptech i3 integrated navigation system, and Furuno BlackBox NavNet

At Sea
Hang-ups about passagemaking

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE SECTION
Triple Threat By George L. Petrie
Exclusive: A trio of diesels and race-bred refinements make the Fountain 48 Express appeal to those with a passion for performance.

Poised Performer By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Viking Sport Cruisers’ V58 Express Yacht exhibits polished, turn-carving behavior in big seas and small.

Power Punch By George L. Petrie
With a refined drive train and updated styling, the Pershing 50 packs a wallop.

Extreme RIB By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Zodiac launches a RIB made for zealous zipping and militaristic maneuvers—an afternoon of “Operation Angry Yankee” proves it.

Hot Dog! By Capt. Ken Kreisler
There’s 55-plus-mph, face-flapping fun to be had driving the aptly named Sea-Doo Speedster 200.

Next Generation Power By Capt. Ken Kreisler and Richard Thiel
New technology from Mercury Marine and MTU promises to take marine power to the next level.

It’s All About Performance By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Surface drives can do more than just make your boat go faster.

Cuttin’ Edge Cat By Capt. Bill Pike
It’s no contest when we pit a conventional catamaran against a hydrofoil-equipped one.

The Fast and the Furious By Diane M. Byrne
If John Staluppi and John Rosatti have their way, there’ll soon be a new megayacht speed record.

FEATURES
The D-Day Coast By Alan Harper
Normandy is more than just a revered historical site—it’s a great cruising ground, too.

Million-Dollar Boat Slips By Kim Kavin
A shortage of slips in South Florida is leading some boaters to buy waterfront homes just for their dockage.

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

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