True North - April 2012

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A Rousing Revamp of an Old Helm

When a boat owner realized that his love for his boat was compromised by his hatred for his helm layout, he decided to do something about it. Learn how he did a complete helm refit, step by step. Check it out here.

Rock the Boat with a New Stereo System

Marine stereo systems have evolved over the last few years, keeping pace with the other technologies onboard. Fusion’s new MS-AV700 is one example of the functionality that a state-of-the-art system can provide. Gain an understanding of the capabilities of this full media system, and see if maybe you need to look into taking your entertainment to the next level. Learn more here.

Ride and Seek

Three recent offerings may capture your imagination.

Sunreef 60 Power:
Comfort and cruising range come together in this powercat.
See more here.

Sessa C44:
Step aboard this Italian express for the fun of Mediterranean-style cruising. Learn more here.

Sunseeker Portofino 40:
Fans of this builder will appreciate the glamour and sleek lines of this speedy cruiser. Check her out here.

Off the Chart

A visit to a Maine harbor and dinner ashore teaches a cruising couple a humorous lesson in local knowledge. Read about it here.

Delta’s Laurel: A Proven Performer

Launched in 2006, this 240-footer—the largest U.S. build of the modern era at the time—whisked her owner from ocean to ocean on a round-the-world cruise. Only now has access to her amenities and smart design been granted. Check out the details here.


Condition Response

MJM Yachts took the 40z Zing out off Palm Beach, Florida, in February when a 24- to 28-knot northerly was kicking up 6- to 8-footers.MJM’s Bob Johnstone ran the boat into, across, and downsea, while photographer Billy Black shot video from a helicopter. Thanks to Black’s lofty perch, the video shows an interesting view, and Johnstone provides commentary on the hull’s response to these conditions. Click here to watch the video..



Brewer Yacht Sales is hosting a Spring In-Water Used Boat Show at two locations on April 28-29. More than 100 boats will be on display at Brewer Pilot Point Marina in Westbrook, Connecticut, and Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina in Warwick, Rhode Island. Check out for details.

The NC Maritime Wooden Boat Show in Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-7317

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Melbourne, Australia
(+61) 7-5577-6011


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Carver 44 Sojourn

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