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Rocket Cruiser By Alan
Exclusive: At more than 50 mph, the Pershing 62 is a silver-hull
missile that will thrill drivers—but also she’s an opulently
appointed motoryacht that will delight the family.
Photography: Courtesy of Pershing Yachts
How Times Change
Hit Parade, A Word With…Capt. Brad Gross, and more
The Ultimate Guide to Motor Boats, NightStar flashlight, and Sea
Shocks floor mats
Installing a watermaker, removing dried adhesive, and more
How electronics networking these days is much like the Gold Rush,
plus Q&A, Navman Fish 4600 fishfinder, Remote Knowledge rk3000 vessel
monitoring/tracking system, Xantrex MS2000 inverter/charger, and Maretron
Muy Bueno Marina, Tiger Woods Files Lawsuit, and more fort lauderdale
boat show Readers mixed and mingled with two top builders during the Fort
Lauderdale International Boat Show
SPECIAL ENGINES SECTION
Blast From the Past By Capt. Bill Pike
What seems nothing more than a modest repower of a classic cruiser turns
out to be a beast capable of outper-forming at least a few of today’s
By Richard Thiel
Want to know the real story behind horsepower? Here are what all those
mathematical equations and speed graphs mean.
A Better Exhaust
System? By Ben Ellison
It took 16 years to develop it, but a Floridian has figured out a way
to make stinkpots stink a lot less.
Next Big Thing
Even though it’s been used in commercial boats for decades,
diesel-electric power just might be the future of marine propulsion.
By the editors
Considering replacing your engines, or just curious about the latest
offerings? Read this rundown of what’s new for 2005 from the major
Then & Now
My, how we’ve changed—in honor of our 20th anniversary,
here’s a look at some of our issues over the years.
of Legacy By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Wait ‘til you see how much faster Ocean’s
latest 46 Super Sport goes compared to her predecessor. Video
Four in One
By George L. Petrie
Exclusive: Why did the designer of the Shannon 38 SRD grace her
with a radically different shape beneath the waterline? Easy: bad knees.
Traditionally Modern By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
The Krogen Express 52 may look like a commuter, but she boasts the stability
and saltiness of a trawler, too.
Less Is More By George L. Petrie
Attention all couples who think three’s a crowd—Cruisers created
the one-stateroom 400 Express with you in mind. Plus, an exclusive peek
at Volvo Penta’s radical new drive system.
By Capt. Bill Pike
Even with design features that are sure to impress true seamen, the Mainship
34 Trawler will appeal to coastal cruisers looking for the softer side
and Horde By Diane M. Byrne
Pack your seabags and grab the gang, for the Maxum 3700 Sport Yacht will
handily hold you all—and more.