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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
Too Big to Love
Bottoms Up, A Word with... Capt. Marc Greichen, and more
H2Eye Spyfish System, ESC Products DockTester, and Gibbs Aquada
Soldering electrical wires vs. crimping them, testing open-circuit voltage
on a battery, and more
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
Show Up and Show Off, and Down the Ways
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be aboard during
a hurricane, it’s worse than you think.
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.
Vulture By Kim Kavin
Exclusive: Come aboard the charter yacht Askari in New Zealand,
where the enjoyment onboard equals the adventures on the water.
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.
Is Believing By Alan Harper
Exclusive: A 60-ton, 82-footer that thinks she’s a sportboat?
Meet the Sunseeker 82 Yacht.
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Cruisers designed its 500 Express for weekenders or
cruisers looking for space and comfort.
By Capt. Bill Pike
The Tiara 3600 Open is so refined, she’d make Miss Manners proud.
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.
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.
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.