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Keen on Kataluma
Exclusive: The couple who owns this 87-foot West Bay was delighted
to take delivery. So why couldn’t they wait to change her?
By Diane M. Byrne •
Photography by Robert Webster
The Allure of Custom
Lore of the Ring, A Word With… Mary Beth Lawton-Johnson, and more
Latest & Greatest
The Pampered Guest toiletry baskets, STable wine cellar, and Oregon
Scientifics waterproof MP3 player
Avoiding head-gasket failure, properly applying caulk, and more
Why the Coast Guard-touted Rescue 21 system still isn’t operational,
plus Q&A, Standard Horizon Phantom PS1000/2000, WeatherWave cellphone,
SkyMate package, and Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox
Spreading the word about conservation is more than just a job for
Trump This, and Down the Ways
Custom Maid By Alan Harper
Exclusive: The latest launch in Baglietto’s fast 34-meter
series shows how a custom yard can teach other series builders a thing
To B or Not to B
By Diane M. Byrne
Exclusive: For these owners, it wasn’t a question of
building the largest Hargrave ever, it was why not to become repeat customers.
Super-Size It By
George L. Petrie
What’s behind the growing popularity of super-megayachts, those
ranging from 230 to over 400 feet?
SPECIAL CUSTOM SECTION
Object of Desire By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: A few minutes at the wheel of the Sculley 64, and
the author knew she was worth $41,406.25 a foot.
Call Her Mini-Me
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Despite her size, the semicustom Jarrett Bay 32
is no less of a battlewagon than her larger, custom-built siblings.
Lunch at Tiffany’s
By Ben Ellison
A family meal that’s a 20-plus-year tradition defines what this
Virginia-based custom boatbuilder is all about.
Three Strikes &
Still Not Out By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Through the highs and lows of building Carolina-flare sportfishermen,
Buddy Davis always remained an eternal optimist.
Something Wild By
Capt. Bill Pike
Eighty-four tons. Forty knots. The Sunseeker 108 is all that, plus
unadulterated, luxurious fun.
An Asian Alternative
By George L. Petrie
Hampton Yachts is convinced that a feature-packed boat needn’t
cost a lot and offers its 540 Sedan as proof.
By Capt. Bill Pike
Rousing performance and a larger-than-most midcabin make the Rinker
Fiesta Vee 360 a pleasure to own.