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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts
Wait a minute—two privately owned yachts are bigger than the 414-foot Octopus? Plus a look at the five largest yachts maintained for heads of state.
By Diane M. Byrne •
Photo of Floridian, #47, by Jim Raycroft
Free to Founder
A Bump in the Night, Nope on Pope Boat, and more
Latest & Greatest
Ocean Friendly Cuisine: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the World’s Finest Chefs, plus Dockrider Systems’ DockChauffeur/DockCaddy and Yacht Products International’s Yachtub
Around the Yard
Controlling Corrosion, plus Q&A and PMY Tries… Dr. Shrink’s Solar Powered Vent
Proof that NMEA 2000 really does let you just plug in and play, plus Q&A, Raymarine H6, Nauticomp GB Displays, Deep Blue Marine BlueNet, and ED&D E-Plex
Broward Marine Gets a Boost, plus Down the Ways
The boat-buying equivalent of online dating
SPECIAL MEGAYACHT SECTION
Tre Bambini By Diane M. Byrne
The third “baby” in Benetti’s Vision semicustom line was, interesting enough, bought by an experienced owner with young kids of his own.
A Moment in Time By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: An arduous 12-month refit transforms a 40-year-old, hardly used yacht into a classy classic cruiser ready for the charter market.
Hail to the Chief By Alan Harper
At age 70 Rick Fink is serving up lessons in silver service and more to yacht crews through his Butler-Valet School.
Setting the Pace By Kim Kavin
The speedy charter yacht Joanne makes a sprawling chain like the Bahamas feel more like the Virgins, where cruising time between islands is minimal.
Double Header By Capt. Bill Pike
Sightlines galore and sporty speeds
are mere hints at how Grand Banks’ 70 Aleutian CP packs a lot into one package.
Post Modern By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: The 53 Convertible is Post’s answer to customers who wanted a model between 50 and 56 feet, equipped with tricks learned over the builder’s 48-year history.
Afterburner By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Our senior editor burns up the California coast with dead-ringers for rockers ZZ Top aboard the Cabo 32 Express.
Bluewater Bound By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
With an average WOT speed of 45 mph and an abundance of angling amenities, Grady-White’s 360 Express leaves no doubt as to what she was meant to do.
Bad Break, Part II
Volvo Penta’s updated report on its IPS drives.