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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
February 2005 issue • Click here for January 2005ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
For the Art of It
Exclusive:
With its famed Picasso museum and Gaudi-designed buildings, Barcelona provides the perfect backdrop for the Azimut 75, a yacht with style to rival the masters.
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca

Lead Line
Lost Soles

FYI
Bowled Over, A Word With…Norm Abram, and more

Latest & Greatest
Loro Piana clothing and accessories, Castellina Bags waterproof bag, and Rhino Hide nonskid mats

Maintenance Q&A
How water infiltrates a fiberglass hull, the right way to bleed a hydraulic steering system, and more, plus PMY Tries… Craftsman Auto Loading Screwdriver

Electronics
One boater’s almost-obsessive attention to detail results in great systems, plus Q&A, Uniden UM825 VHF, Furuno 7000/NT, H2O Audio SV-iMini, Weems & Plath Radio Control Clock, and Bellingham Chart Printers chart reproductions

Megayachts
Have Yachts, Will Travel, plus Hot Topics, and Down the Ways

At Sea
Dumb maneuvers make great stories

Update
Cavileer didn’t just change soft goods on its 53 and claim a redesign, it commissioned a new hull

SPECIAL MEGAYACHT SECTION
Over the Rainbow, Head Over Heels By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: What happened when a Belgian-born artist saw a dilapidated, all-wooden 115-footer across the harbor? He fell in love.

For the Love of the Game By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: Forget about the fine joinery and fabrics aboard Janie; football’s the focus aboard this Trinity.

Driving Force By Diane M. Byrne
The design and build teams were so passionate about bringing Lürssen’s Phoenix to completion that they pushed each other to set a new benchmark.

Divine Design By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Famed yacht designer Andrew Winch draws inspiration from his clients’ dreams, as well as from more mundane things like gardening magazines and chairs.

Family Affair By Liz Pasch
Being a boater doesn’t make Stanley Hubbard unusual, but owning two 100-foot-plus yachts does.

Thinking Big By Kim Kavin
Until recently, most charter yachts were limited to 12 guests, but a trend toward higher-capacity yachts is gaining momentum. Here’s a look at the newest one, Sherakhan.

Big Bow, Little Waves By George L. Petrie
Christensen Shipyards is finding that making waves is a good thing when it comes to bulbous bows.

FEATURES
Look, Ma, Two Thrusters! By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: An updated sedan bridge from Meridian is packed with user-friendly features that make handling and driving a pleasure.

A Family Focus By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
While kids will like the exciting WOT runs, grown-ups will appreciate the safety built into the Silverton 38.

World Wise By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: Nordhavn’s 43 reflects what the yard learned when employees took a 40-footer around the world.

Dream Machine By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: The standards list for the Pacific Mariner 85 is so lengthy that it reads like a Russian novel.

Showtime! By Capt. Bill Pike
We put Volvo Penta’s top-secret Inboard Propulsion System to the test to see if it matches up to the company’s claims.

It’s All Good on Bad Company By Bobbi Dempsey
To say that Anthony Hsieh is an avid angler is like saying Michelangelo liked dabbling in paint.

O Canada! By Ben Ellison
Taking a bareboat through the wilds
of Georgia Strait and Desolation Sound can make you wax poetic.

Sea Haunts By Gwen Moran
Who says Halloween is the only time for spooky stories? These true tales will have you pulling the cover of your V-berth over your head.

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

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