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Michael Peters

Michael Peters Yacht Design has enjoyed more than 25 years of critical acclaim in each segment of the marine industry: offshore racing, custom yacht building, production boatbuilding and military design. Learn more here. ▶

Keyboard Warriors

By | Posted August 2017 | Add a Comment

Michael Peters laments boating’s shady little corner of the internet.

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When Does a Megayacht Mean Something More?

By | Posted June 2017 | Add a Comment

Tycoons around the world are different from the rest of us. They sometimes have to worry about the optics: the way things look. Here’s one story that presents just such a problem. See the even better solution here.

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How pure can yacht design be?

By | Posted June 2017 | Add a Comment

Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters sure was ready to take down Philippe Starck's designs. Then he saw something in them. See what happened next here.

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Sonny Levi: Master of the Hull Form

By | Posted May 2017 | Add a Comment

The best boat designer you never heard of... If you don’t know the name of Sonny Levi, you’re missing out on a very important part of the history of powerboat design. Sightlines columnist Michael Peters shares his thoughts on this man who changed the very course of his life. Read about it here.

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Planning for Doomsday with an Escape by Boat

By | Posted May 2017 | Add a Comment

Don’t think too much about what’s going on in the world. Or you may just decide to build a boat to get away. Our columnist Mike Peters knows about Doomsday plans of the custom yacht variety.

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Man’s best friend goes boating

By | Posted April 2017 | Add a Comment

You love your dog. And you love your boat. Michael Peters, our Sightlines columnist, recommends you put them together, and when you read why, you'll have to agree. See what he has to say here.

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Lusting after boats on the Internet

By | Posted March 2017 | Add a Comment

Our Sightlines columnist, boat designer Michael Peters, is not above the occasional perusal of the Internet. Will the result be delight or disappointment? He explains here.

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Learning the boat business from the legendary Don Aronow

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

When our Sightlines columnist, boat designer Mike Peters, was just getting started he had the opportunity to work with boat-racing hero Don Aronow. Though it didn’t seem so at the time, Aronow was teaching him some valuable lessons. See what he learned here.

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Fishing in a Marine Protected Area

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

A Protest Song for These Times. When our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters runs afoul of the law, you can bet disobedience will follow. How civil it is, well … that’s another story. See what happened here.

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The Lure of Boats that are Out of Your League

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

Designer Mike Peters looks at why it’s hard to resist dreaming about boats that are out of your league.

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