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Palm Paradise Gallery

Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

"We need to pick a fight," I whispered to my boyfriend, Ben, needling him in the side. "Let's make it a big one with lots of shouting. And tears. I can't handle all this...

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Birth of a Destination Gallery

Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

Laurence Provost kneels on the sofa, her fingers wrapped delicately yet deliberately over its back edge. The French charter broker peers intently out the Azimut 74's port-side...

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The Refit of <i>Lauren L</i> Gallery

Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

Andreas Liveras had a problem. The Greek owner of Monaco-based Liveras Yachts had made his name in large charter yachts, having refit some 15 vessels since 1985 (including gutting...

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Go-Anywhere Attitude Gallery

Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

Sure, I'm excited as I approach Latitude, but like everyone else in the dinghy, I can't help but look past her. In any other place, on any given day, odds are the 170-footer would...

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Put a Lid on It Gallery

Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

They used to say a man wasn't well-dressed without a hat, and maybe that's true of boats, too. A hardtop provides a place to mount the radar and antennas and keeps the sun off...

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The Next Step Gallery

Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Volvo Penta's days as just an engine company have evolved into something bigger.I'm a lucky guy. Ever since Volvo Penta introduced IPS to the world of recreational watercraft some...

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Truck It! Gallery

Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Maybe it's because I spent my early boating life in a warm climate that I've never bought into the idea of hauling my boat out of the water, shrink-wrapping her and leaving her up...

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A Boat Is Born, Part III Gallery

Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

It's been about nine months since the design process for the 64-foot Makaira was started. While both the designers at Applied Concepts Unleashed and the builder's team have...

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Timber! Gallery

Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

No matter how high-tech a megayacht's systems are, and no matter how cleanly laid out the wheelhouse's displays are, what people tend to remember the most when they step off a...

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Turkey's Time Gallery

Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Sandwiched between Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia sits the Republic of Turkey, a country which has endured centuries of political and economic turmoil. And yet this...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #58: Kogo Gallery

Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Burgess YachtsKogoMansour Ojjeh, who helped found the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, reportedly named his yacht for his wife. Terence Disdale graced her interior with serene, Zen-...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #74: Kismet Gallery

Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

A skylight in this yacht's skylounge lets light filter down through Dale Chihuly glass sculptures, creating a colorful atmosphere, particularly when the room is used as the disco...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #88: Wedge Too Gallery

Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Wedge TooWhether you think it's creative or crazy, the design, both inside and out, of Wedge Too is undeniably the definition of custom. Vertical wood panels adorn the...

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A Gold Star for Green Star Gallery

Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

I believe that respect for the sea and for nature in general is the duty of everyone, and for those who sail and who love the sea above all. And the dangers of global warming...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #15: Indian Empress Gallery

Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Indian EmpressIf you're going to throw a party aboard your boat, then borrow a page from the book of this yacht's owner, Vijay Mallya, the Indian-born liquor billionaire and...

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The Return of the Motorsailer? Gallery

Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

For a long time there has been a stigma attached to motorsailers: They're neither good motoryachts nor good sailboats. But in a world where "going green" has become a chief...

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Bluewater's Big Cruise Gallery

Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

It is often said that couples who play together, stay together. My parents, for example, have been happily married for nearly 40 years. And while it would be a gross overstatement...

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A Boat Is Born, Part II Gallery

Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

In part one of our exclusive five-part series ("A Boat Is Born"), the Makaira team took the first conceptual steps in creating its brand-new sportfisherman. This included...

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The Secret Sea Gallery

Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

Have you ever been somewhere so unspoiled, so beautiful, so perfect you were afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they'd go there and ruin it? That's how I felt after a one-...

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Coaster Cruising Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

My nephew Liam has always been what you might call an old soul. He is as comfortable with my friends as he is with his own, speaks multiple languages, practices the piano without...

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Exclusive Elegance Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

Gustavia Harbour on St. Barts is to yacht charter what The Late Show With David Letterman is to celebrities. There are only so many places to park yourself in front of the...

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How To Hop Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

I saw about 300 charter yachts in 2007. Most of them I toured at boat shows at a pace of at least ten yachts a day. My stack of collected brochures from last year alone is more...

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Star Power Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head...

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Rough Road, Smooth Ride Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

My notebook was almost full. Cannes does that. Not being in films, I hardly ever visit the town except at boat-show time, in September. In the last few years, the show has gotten...

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Party Girl, Indeed Gallery

Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

Believe me, I was well aware that my smiling mug was probably the last thing the captain of Party Girl wanted to see. He and his crew had pulled into Gustavia Harbor in St. Barts...

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Wonder Board Gallery

Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

You PMY readers are never satisfied. From the time you take delivery of your latest boat, you're thinking about just two things: the next one you're going to buy or ways to...

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