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

Posted July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 June 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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A Boat Is Born, Part II Gallery

Posted June 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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Bluewater's Big Cruise Gallery

Posted June 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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The Secret Sea Gallery

Posted June 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 April 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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Rough Road, Smooth Ride Gallery

Posted April 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 April 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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Star Power Gallery

Posted April 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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Exclusive Elegance Gallery

Posted April 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 April 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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Wonder Board Gallery

Posted March 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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Bye Bye, Blisters! Gallery

Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

A bad case of blisters can penetrate the skincoat and go deeper into the laminate.Except for one dispiriting little detail, the boat was exactly what I'd been looking for. She was...

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Weight-less Anchoring Gallery

Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

After many seasons of raising his 35-pound CQR anchor with an old-fashioned manual windlass, the owner of this Downeast cruiser got tired of cranking. So he decided to equip her...

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Land of Smiles Gallery

Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

I cannot imagine how the crew felt behind the galley door.It was about 7:30 at night off the eastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, and I was sitting at the regal dining table onboard...

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Our Big Build Gallery

Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

Rebel, a sistership to Canyon Runner. After the crew sea trialed her in eight-footers, running her at 30 knots, it was convinced this hull would be the right offshore platform.For...

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Mixing Business With Pleasure Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

Lürssen's KismetI nibbled on a pineapple skewer as the rain fell in a hush against the gray hull of Kismet. At 223 feet LOA with a beam of 42 feet and towering 66 feet to the...

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Lightweight Heavyweight Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

When most people think of Dutch yachtbuilding, they certainly think of high quality, but they also likely recall the names of some of the largest privately owned vessels in the...

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Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost's Noah Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

The problem with catamarans is that they all look like, uh, catamarans. But French design firm Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost puts a twist on the concept, creating a stylish...

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Bold Ambition Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

Even though other European explorers had reached China by the time Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle had done so in the late 13th century, the colorful tales the young...

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Master Class Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

Peter de Savary is a larger-than-life entrepreneur with a cigar to match. Well-known in his native UK, even after all these years, as the man behind his 1983 America's Cup...

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Family Room Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

As the oldest of eight children, Rich Frain grew up looking to find his own space. "We lived in a 1,500-square-foot house," he recalls. "I can't remember ever taking a shower...

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Fun and Games Gallery

Posted February 2008 | Add a Comment

It was midway through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and I stood in the Trinity Yachts tent, waiting to tour its newly christened megayacht Mine Games. By all...

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