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Sea Force IX 91.5

By George L. Petrie | Posted February 2007

Sea Force IX 91.5In just three years, Sea Force IX has made its mark in high-end sportfishing yachts. Its first model, the 81.5, clearly met the company's seemingly lofty goals of achieving...

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Ocean 54 Super Sport

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2006

The torrential rain is falling as if someone is attempting to wring the blackening storm clouds dry in one twist. Forty-knot northeasterlies cause large rain droplets to quantum leap past me,...

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Hatteras 60 Convertible

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2006

Hatteras 60 ConvertibleRemember that old saw that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Fugghedaboutit. Hatteras, one of the most venerable names in sportfishing, has literally reinvented its...

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Hampton 740 Pilothouse

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2006

She’s part long-range cruiser, part yacht, and part sportfisherman. And although the Hampton 740 is part of the Shanghai, China-based boatbuilder’s Pilothouse line, she’s a true yachtfisherman.I...

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Davis 52 Express

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2006

As we were getting ready to take the new Davis 52 Express out for some testing in the sporty Atlantic, Bob Weidhaas said something that knocked my socks off. Weidhaas is the chief operating officer...

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Sculley 60

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2006

The Southern California-based Manroe family hit February’s Miami International Boat Show to see 18-year-old Kyle receive The Billfish Foundation’s Junior Angler Award. When you see Kyle’s fishing...

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Albemarle 360 XF

By George L. Petrie | Posted April 2006

Let’s be frank. Notwithstanding an attractive, nicely appointed interior, there’s nothing frou-frou about the Albemarle 360 XF (Express Fisherman). Everything about her is solid,...

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Riviera 47G2 Convertible

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2006

In the summer of 2001, I logged 1,000 quite-happy miles onboard PMY’s company boat, Office Ours. She was a sleek-looking 40-foot convertible from Queensland, Australia-based builder Riviera. I fished...

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Cabo Yachts 52 Express

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2006

I’m going to take her from the tower, okay?” I enthusiastically inquired with Cabo Yachts’ international sales manager Steve Boerma. I’m a certified tuna-tower nut, although I don’t entirely know why...

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Luhrs 41 Open

By George L. Petrie | Posted February 2006

The prior night’s downpour had eased to a thick, humid mist as I made my way down the dock behind the Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but even in the morning’s gloomy haze, the new...

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Ocean 42 Super Sport

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2006

Ocean Yachts mounts a big, standard Shakespeare VHF antenna on the starboard flying bridge cowling of the new 42 Super Sport, and when folded down to accommodate bridges and other low-slung obstacles...

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Egg Harbor 50

By Capt. Patrick S...Photos by Craig... | Posted October 2005

I drove over the two-lane bridge to Somers Point, New Jersey, a quaint, 16-square-mile waterfront town just seven miles south of Atlantic City, and thought that I'd gone back in time. I cruised along...

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Jannace 430C

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Jim R... | Posted October 2005

The convertible market is brutal—ask any of the established builders who compete in it. It's tough enough to succeed when you're a recognized name, but when you're an unknown with a new boat...

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Cavileer 44 Convertible

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted September 2005

Cavileer Boatworks is named after 18th-century boatbuilder John Cavileer, whose boats—built in Lower Bank, New Jersey, the current home of Cavileer Boatworks—were integral players in...

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ACY 72

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted September 2005

Recently, I’ve had a string of bad luck with South Florida weather. The past few times I’ve been on the water there, the skies have opened up, the seas turned snotty, and I’ve been subsequently...

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Tiara 3900 Convertible

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2005

It's all in the details.After testing boats for more than five years, I've found it's that philosophy that makes the difference between okay, good, and exceptional vessels. And one builder I've...

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Grady White 360 Express

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted July 2005

In the spring of 2001, I spent two days fishing and testing the Grady-White 330 Express on a tempestuous ocean off Ocracoke, North Carolina. Grady's then-flagship boat ran impressively in the slop,...

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Cabo 32 Express

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2005

If there's such a thing as an old hippie hideout, it's Santa Cruz, California. A port town surfing the edge of Monterey Bay, a few miles south of 'Frisco, Santa Cruz seems loaded with folks of a...

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Post 53 Convertible

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2005

Entering Black Pearl Marine's Marco Island, Florida, office, I knew straight away I was dealing with serious anglers. Although he's a salesman, Capt. Steve Sprigg was simultaneously tinkering with a...

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Henriques 42

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted May 2005

New Jersey-based Henriques is known for building solid boats with seemingly never-ending cockpit space and fishability in abundance. One thing it is not known for is introducing models at the rate of...

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Ocean 73 Super Sport

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted May 2005

"My friends from the Bahamas, they say that the devil lives here, man," says Jose, also known around the docks of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Vanilla due to his light skin color. He's one of two mates...

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Jarrett Bay 32

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2005

A shift has taken place. Perhaps it's due to saturation of the big-convertible market, or maybe there's a growing need for midsize sportfishermen, but a lot of builders have taken to constructing mid...

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Sculley 64

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2005

You may not believe this, but testing a fully custom, $2.65-million sportfisherman was hard work. Not so much the part where I walked around the Sculley 64 and took notes. Nor the part where I...

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Pursuit 3480

By Chris Casey | Posted March 2005

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pursuit 3480 Damn. Would you look at that?" PMY senior editor Capt. Patrick Sciacca was on his haunches, head between the props, and pointing at the...

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Black Pearl 46

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2005

She didn't look like a cat, but I quickly concluded that her ability to jump, run, and land on her feet were signs of a nimble and acrobatic feline. No, I didn't come across a predatory panther on...

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