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Do-It-Yourself Monkey Fist Doorstop Gallery

Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

Do-It-YourselfMonkey Fist DoorstopSupplies Needed: 12 feet of line, rocks, and (optional) string to practice the knot.The monkey fist was originally designed to give weight to a...

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Shark Attack Tournament Gallery

Posted October 2009 | Add a Comment

For most attendees, The Monster Shark Tournament is just a day of great fishing. For others, the sight of the hanging sharks is a call to protest.A fish hanging by its tail on a...

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Nautic Air Module - Got Allergies? Gallery

Posted October 2009 | Add a Comment

As an unabashed booster for boats and boating, I’m a tad amazed to find myself admitting that we boaters have a wholly invisible but smelly problem: onboard air quality. Consider...

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Parts & Labor Gallery

Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

Wesmac builds classic downeast vessels like the 42-footers ChristineWe’re doing quite well,” says Wesmac owner and founder Steve Wessel from his office up in Surry, Maine, just a...

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It’s Monaco Time! Gallery

Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

Big yachts are nothing unusual at Monaco.Come September 23rd, the docks of Monaco’s Port Hercules will be awash with visitors—more than 30,000 of them—all of whom will have...

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The Tin Man Gallery

Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

It’s 1945, a world war is raging, and a mine just below the surface in Odessa Harbor on the Black Sea comes into contact with the bow of Herbert Phillips’ Liberty Ship and blows...

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Blue Belle Gallery

Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Room for 12 guests, 32 crew, and two 20-plus-foot sportboats.No, your eyes do not deceive you: This yacht’s hull is blue. Not just any blue, but baby blue—perhaps the babiest blue...

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The Not-So Great Loop Gallery

Posted June 2009 | Add a Comment

The author (in the green shirt) and his brother Mike. “Seasick?” I asked in a tone that mixed sympathy with infernal edginess. My brother Mike looked straight back at me and, as...

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Marlow 70E Gallery

Posted June 2009 | Add a Comment

A passagemaker that's efficient and environmentally conscious.The first time I went aboard the Marlow Explorer 70E Mark II, she was tied up next to the Rod and Reel Club on Miami’...

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Un-Belizeable Gallery

Posted May 2009 | Add a Comment

Sunrise at Turneffe Flats atoll.It’s 6 a.m. and I’m in paradise. A warm Belizean morning starts off with rain doing a two-step on the roof above my bed. I peel the pillow from my...

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Customizable Monitoring Gallery

Posted May 2009 | Add a Comment

Nauticomp glass-bridge displays give a great aesthetic to this yacht’s bridge.Few will argue that the iPhone doesn’t represent a giant leap in digital technology. Its LCD...

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Automatic Autopilot Gallery

Posted May 2009 | Add a Comment

John Redmond of Redmond Marine Electronics in Destin, Florida, does some pre-assembly in Betty Jane’s saloon.Hand-steering my 1988 Grand Banks 32 Betty Jane for hundreds of miles...

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Double Down Gallery

Posted April 2009 | Add a Comment

A megayacht fisherman with a reported high-40-knot speed. Would you like a tower station that’s accessed from a retractable internal ladder? Maybe radar arrays and antennas...

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Traveling On Your Stomach Gallery

Posted April 2009 | Add a Comment

For Jason Taylor, a former chef on the 120-foot Orinokia, life is a constant blend of tastes and cuisines. This bilingual, New England native headed to St. Maarten to see the...

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Walking the Plank of the Charles W. Morgan Gallery

Posted April 2009 | Add a Comment

Photos courtesy of Mystic Seaport MuseumThe Charles W. Morgan as a ship out of water.Keeping a 19th-century whaling ship afloat requires a combination of old-world craftsmanship...

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Patience In Paradise Gallery

Posted March 2009 | Add a Comment

We ride east in a black Mitsubishi SUV. This part of Grand Bahama Island is desolate. The sun cuts through low-lying conifers, scrub brush, and burnt forest. Oil-depot casks,...

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Spirit, Love, Truth Gallery

Posted March 2009 | Add a Comment

Photo by Jeffery SalterThe store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign...

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Seaside Retreat Gallery

Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

Photo Courtesy of SanlorenzoFiftieth anniversaries are among the most highly celebrated occasions, and no wonder. In marriage, spending 50 years with one person says a lot about...

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The Richmond Way Gallery

Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

Richmond Yachts' Richmond LadyA lot of megayachts have a lot to offer in the way of flourishes. A glass elevator on this one, towering gold columns on the next. And while...

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The Green Scene Gallery

Posted January 2009 | Add a Comment

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Megayachts, Super Crews Gallery

Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

It's 3 a.m., and you wake with a start, suddenly in the throes of a real-life nightmare. A fire has erupted in the galley of your new 150-footer and you've got your entire family...

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Movin' On Up Gallery

Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

Photos courtesy of Franco D’AscanioHaving owned countless smaller craft, the D'Ascanio family was ready to step up.For as long as Florida Keys native Franco D'Ascanio can remember...

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The Yacht that Vanished Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

Years ago, while packing boat-test gear into a Pelican case on the Fort Lauderdale waterfront, I fell into conversation with a white-haired gent in a plaid shirt who’d spent much...

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Cleaner and Greener Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

I consider myself an evolving environmentalist, although my wife has to occasionally remind me to recycle cardboard cereal boxes and defunct newspapers, and my nostalgia for old-...

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Third Time’s the Charm Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

If you’re familiar with Monaco, you’ll also be familiar-unless you’re very rich or very lucky-with the neck ache you get from looking up at those enormous motoryachts. Last time I...

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White House on the Water Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

Sequoia was made the official presidential yacht in the 1930’s by President HooverOn November 4, we head to the polls with a most important aim: to elect the 44th President of the...

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