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Bigger Is Better
Exclusive: The Viking 74 was originally intended to be a 68-
to 70-footer—but this convertible just wouldn’t have been the
same in the smaller package.
Photography: Viking Yachts
Facing the Inevitable
Extra! Extra! Read All About It, Boater Seeks Boater, and more
The Ship’s Log for Kids, Gloves in a Bottle, and Doggy Boat
How a fuel polisher works and what equalizing a battery entails
Partnership, Hot Topics, and Down the Ways
How operator error can still occur with advanced electronics; updates
on Canadian electronic chart rights and problems with GPS-equipped EPIRBs
and PLBs; plus Q&A, JRC JHS-182 AIS, ColorLight UV/halogen searchlight,
Cobra MR F75 VHF, KVH Tracphone F33, and Weems & Plath chronometer
Hunker down before reading this rant about the so-called weather
reporters on TV.
Our Boats and Us
By the editors
Boats reveal a lot about their owners, and these profiles of our own pride
and joys give you insight into why we write the things we do.
By Alan Harper
Exclusive: Two Azimut 116s prove that this builder is at home in
both production and semicustom boatbuilding.
By Alan Harper
Exclusive: The Atlantis 55 shows how the use of Italian boatbuilding
combines both style and substance.
Lap of Luxury
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
The Fairline 62’s performance caught the attention of the couple
we met, but it was the yacht’s entertaining spaces that clinched
the deal. Video Available!
By Capt. Bill Pike
Ever heard of shipping a boat via overnight airmail? Neither had we until
we watched one of the world’s largest cargo airplanes swallow a 60-foot