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Sovereign of the Seas
Come along on the adventure of a lifetime, as Queen of Diamonds circumnavigates South America.
By Capt. Ian van der Watt
Photography by Pamela Jones and Capt. Ian van der Watt
The Real Meaning of Boating, and more
Dead Man Walking, A Word With...Skip Huisking, and more
Gadgets and Gizmos
Keep mal de mer at bay with organic options, pills to pop, and exterior enhancements
Around the Yard
Hiring a surveyor can save you loads of dough and headaches down the road, plus Q&A and PMY Tries... West Marine EcoHorn
Sunseeker 37-Meter Trideck and Savannah Yachts 52 Unbridled
Farmont 70 Explorer and Tiara 3000 Open
What does the Simrad-Lowrance merger mean for you? Plus Q&A, Lowrance Expedition C, Standard Horizon CPV350, Simrad RemoteCommander, and Garmin 498
Now That’s a Launch, plus Down the Ways
Remembering The Compleat Angler
Boat Test Listings
At-a-glance summary of our boat tests
Expeditions & Expectations By Diane M. Byrne
Cold climates? Ice-laden waters? Lrssen’s Northern Star was built to take ‘em on.
Dutch Treat By Kim Kavin
An American yachtsman takes a chance on an unknown European shipyard and an unfamiliar design team and gets the 156-foot Flying Eagle.
By Kim Kavin
An Aussie steps into a partly finished 184-foot Benetti and comes away with an audaciously different yacht.
Golden Boy By Kim Kavin
That twentysomething guy aboard the 94-foot Hargrave is no deckhand. He’s the owner, and he knows more about boats than most others have learned in a lifetime.
Under the Crescent Moon By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: A 67-foot, cold-molded Turkish import proves that all Downeasters don’t come from Maine.
New-Age Trawler By Capt. Bill Pike
Forget what you know about Grand Banks. The 59 Aleutian RP does 32 mph.
Fifth Time’s a Charm By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Exclusive: A friendly couple and a microfleece jacket make a mid-December test of their new Wilbur an inviting experience.
Beast from the East By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Sculley’s Water Witch is 68,000 pounds of pure custom battlewagon.
Industrial Strength By George L. Petrie
Albemarle introduces a new 36-footer that’s serious about sportfishing.