A new Aussie-owned and designed brand, Belize Motoryachts, launched their first yacht, a 52 sedan, just a year ago, followed by a flying-bridge version this summer. Wes Moxley and Lee Dillion, two veteran Australian builders, started the company, which is now owned by Riviera. “There’s a lot of fiberglass in the world,” Moxley says. “We want to stand out.” The high-quality boats take some design elements from the art deco period. The seakindly hull is designed for pod drives and tops out at about 30 knots. Look for the first Belize to hit U.S. shores in 2013.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
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