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54 is geared for performance, but not at the price of luxury or comfort.
By Capt. Patrick
Sciacca · Photography
by Robert Holland
Ditching the Ditch,
Things We Like, and more
Vesta dishwasher, Westerbeke Safe-Co gensets, and Seafood Watch seafood-safety
All about exhaust
elbows, the danger of modifying shorepower cords, and more
plus Q&A, Breaking News, Salt Water Tides tide-prediction software,
Maptech i3 integrated navigation system, and Furuno
Triple Threat By George
Exclusive: A trio of diesels and race-bred refinements make the
Fountain 48 Express appeal to those with a passion for performance.
Performer By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Viking Sport Cruisers’ V58 Express Yacht exhibits
polished, turn-carving behavior in big seas and small.
Punch By George L. Petrie
With a refined drive train and updated styling, the Pershing 50 packs
RIB By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Zodiac launches a RIB made for zealous zipping and militaristic maneuvers—an
afternoon of “Operation Angry Yankee” proves it.
Dog! By Capt. Ken Kreisler
There’s 55-plus-mph, face-flapping fun to be had driving the aptly
named Sea-Doo Speedster 200.
Generation Power By Capt. Ken Kreisler and Richard Thiel
New technology from Mercury Marine and MTU promises to take marine power
to the next level.
All About Performance By
Capt. Patrick Sciacca
can do more than just make your boat go faster.
Edge Cat By Capt. Bill Pike
It’s no contest when we pit a conventional catamaran against a hydrofoil-equipped
Fast and the Furious By Diane M. Byrne
If John Staluppi and John Rosatti have their way, there’ll soon be
a new megayacht speed record.
D-Day Coast By Alan Harper
Normandy is more than just a revered historical site—it’s a
great cruising ground, too.
By Kim Kavin
A shortage of slips in South Florida is leading some boaters to buy waterfront
homes just for their dockage.