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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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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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Joy (Stick) Ride to Key West Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

The whole thing started with a simple, straightforward question. I was standing under a chandelier at a cocktail reception at the Atlanta Boat Show, with a glass of Perrier in one...

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Golden Girl Gallery

Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

I am walking down the quay at the megayacht marina in Genoa, Italy. I see a big, white trideck. And a big, white trideck. And a big, white trideck. Palmer Johnson's HokulaniAnd a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 #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 #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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