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One Sweet Ride
Exclusive: Fairline has a reputation for building beautiful
boats, but when it comes right down to it, with the 47 Targa it’s
the feel at the wheel that matters most.
By Capt. Bill Pike
Courtesy of Fairline Boats
Striving for Perfection, Trade With a Trawler, and more
Sea of Love, A Word With...Max Mayfield, and more
Latest & Greatest
The Best Travel Job in the World: Crewing a Luxury Yacht, plus BlueNet
Chain Counter and Cool Tunes Cooler Bag
Around the Yard
Lightning protection, plus Q&A and PMYTries
Hatteras 77 Convertible and Sophie 61 Catamaran M/Y
Luhrs 41 Open, plus San Juan 48 Flybridge and Da Vinci 32
The multitudinous uses of closed-circuit cameras, plus Q&A, Simon
C camera-control system and digital recorder, SeaMoon Passerelle camera,
Scubar underwater camera, and Garmin 192C sounder
A seemingly innocent step—literally—turns into an international
Boat Test Resource
An at-a-glance summary of the boats we’ve tested the last several
Boat Test Update
Sea Ray 40 Sundancer
SPECIAL WINTER CHARTER
Back to Nature By Capt. Bill Pike
A bareboating adventure in Belize yields unparalleled diving—plus
$18 ice cream, nudists, and a guy named Half Inch.
The Natural Selection
By Kim Kavin
Revelation’s entrance into the Galapagos charter market has
made it, like the islands’ famous finches and giant tortoises, a
study in evolution.
The Glitz Factor
By Kim Kavin
D’Natalin II offered our charter editor high-falutin’ pampering
in the decidedly down-to-earth British Virgin Islands.
Pretty to Look at,
but... By Kim Kavin
...classic charter yachts aren’t booked as often as modern marvels.
Why? The answer may surprise you.
10 Most Expensive Charters By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Save your lottery winnings—you’ll need them for just one
week aboard one of these ultra-luxurious yachts.
By M.B. Roberts
Experience peacock bass fishing and luxurious living aboard Yanna.
Bauhaus and Ballyhoo
By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: A couple’s passion for art and angling come
together aboard American Custom Yachts’ Yellowbird.
Sensible Sibling By Richard Thiel
Some guys have all the luck: Our editor-in-chief weekends aboard
two different Vikings and decides the 67 Motor Yacht is the gal for him.
Beauty By Jeffrey Moser
Exclusive: Cavileer’s 44 Convertible is battle-proven,
both in the sportfishing world and the history books.
Yacht By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: Cruisers rethinks the flying-bridge motoryacht
and comes up with a nautical version of the SUV.
but Average By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Exclusive: Many builders say their boats are different, but
Birchwood’s 350 really is.