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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
December 2005 issue • Click here for November 2005ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Bridging the Gap
Exclusive: Whether you consider her the little sister to the 50 or the big sister to the 42, the Silverton 45 Convertible makes it easy for buyers to move up.

By Capt. Patrick Sciacca Photography by Jeremy Frechette

Mail Drop
Missing Megas?, Offense Taken, and more

Lead Line
Different Courses

FYI
Thanks for Nothing, Scuttled Marriage, and more

Latest & Greatest
OdorXit Blue odor eliminator, Paws Aboard Life Jacket for dogs, and Nauti-Benders’ page-per-day calendar

Around the Yard
Safety items to check now that winter’s looming, plus Q&A and PMY Tries...Mussel Buster

Design Portfolio
Benetti Classic 120 and Symbol 75 Motoryacht

Just Launched
Mochi Craft 44 Dolphin, plus Ocean Master Palm Beach 33 XPR and Oyster LD43

Electronics
Why a steering com­pass is anything but obsolete in today’s plugged-in world, plus Q&A, JRC Speed Log, TR1 Autopilot Head, Bennett NMEA2000 Tab Indicator, and Volvo Penta QL Trim System

At Sea
In the midst of chaos and sorrow, happiness—about a boat, no less—perseveres

Boat Test Resource
An at-a-glance listing of the boats we’ve tested over the past year, with issue dates

SPECIAL BOAT DELIVERY SECTION
Happy Accidents By Jeffrey Moser
The PMY staff delivers a Luhrs 41 up the East Coast and lives to tell the tales, from giant schnauzers to truly bad grub.

Chain Gang By Richard Thiel
How can you snag a three-quarters-of-a-million-dollar boat on a length of chain—in the middle of the ICW?

Muscle on the ICW By Eileen Murphy
The quest to cover serious ground—and find bed sheets.

Hurry Up and Take Your Time By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
The staff speed demon grapples with a leisurely leg.

Meetings With Remarkable Men By Capt. Bill Pike
Amid Maryland’s crab boats we meet colorful characters of exceptional generosity.

The Last Leg By Capt. Ken Kreisler
What better way to end a delivery than with crab claws and a craps table?

FEATURES
I/Opener By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: If you let her stern drives turn you away, you’ll miss a lot of impressive details about the Island Pilot 395, including a price tag well under a half million.

Italian-American Social Club By Jeffrey Moser
An transoceanic collaboration produces the Uniesse 53, a yacht with Italian style and a Yankee hull design.

Getaway Deluxe By Capt. Bill Pike
Two-stateroom comfort and enough air conditioning to cool a Diet Coke make the Cruisers 385 Express Motoryacht an ideal escape.

Switching Gears By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: Carver turns to BMW for help in styling its new 43, while retaining the signature elements its customers expect.

This article originally appeared in the October 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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