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Exclusive: Viking calls its Viking Sport Cruisers V70 Express a “blue-water sports car;” we say it’s a true Euro-American yacht.
By Richard Thiel • Photography by Viking Sport Cruisers
Baja California Dreaming
Spill Drill, Prank Payback, and more
Latest & Greatest
Magma Products’ stainless steel cookware set, Fenderbud fender brackets, and Pro-techt Mantis shade
Around the Yard
Leaking windows, removing bootstripes, and more, plus a look at maintenance-management software, and PMY Tries… The Top-Snapper
Cruising—literally—for WiFi hotspots, plus Q&A, EyeOnBoard monitoring system, Maptech Outdoor Navigator, Delome Blue Logger GPS, and McMurdo M-2 AIS
Here’s a crew who will actually tell you where the fish are biting
SPECIAL PASSAGEMAKING SECTION
She’ll Go the Distance By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Twenty-five- to 30-knot winds on test day prove the 195-ton Buccaneer 95’s bluewater credentials.
Patience (Almost) Prevails By Capt. Bill Pike
Our senior editor discovers that there’s no better way to learn whether a slow passagemaker is right for you than to charter one.
Bear Onboard! By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Imagine you cruised ten months in a year and logged more than 10,000 miles. Now imagine you’re a three-year-old.
A Life Less Ordinary By Jeffrey Moser
The next time you head out on a long passage, thank Robert Beebe, who pioneered the art of power cruising.
Roll With the Punches By George L. Petrie
Which is better: active-fin stabilizers
or paravanes? The answer may
S.O.S. By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
If these aliens find your hull, you’ll be S.O.L. Fortunately, you can help researchers study them and prevent their spread.
Bonus Points By Capt. Bill Pike
A modest price and standards galore earn the Jefferson 52 Pilothouse SE extra credit.
Pretty Lady By Alan Harper
Exclusive: The Apreamare 16m’s unusual styling will turn your head, but it’s her three different layouts that will keep your attention.