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Sportfisherman

SJ Violator 54

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

I'd just returned from fishing the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, when I got a call to test a new 54-foot, custom cold-molded sportfisherman. After having spent a week looking at almost...

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Riviera 33

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted February 2005

What do you do if you're no longer an entry-level boater and are now looking for a small convertible? Or if you're an express-cruiser owner ready for something different? Or maybe you're an offshore...

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Paul Mann 68

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2005

Paul Mann and I were just finishing up with a helicopter photo shoot when the Icom IC-602 VHF on the flying bridge crackled to life. "Just hooked up a bigeye...200 pounds or more!" enthused a drawly...

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Ocean 46 Super Sport

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2004

In the early 1980’s, Ocean Yachts gave naval architect Dave Martin a task: design a hull that would be seakindly and quick. How quick? The goal was 30 knots on the top end with twin 450-hp Detroit...

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Viking 74 Convertible

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted November 2004

Whoever coined the phrase, “Good things come in small packages,” would probably have changed his or her mind had they been strolling the docks of Atlantic City’s Trump Marina one day last summer. For...

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Egg Harbor 43

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted September 2004

How much difference can one foot make? In football it could mean getting in the end zone for six points vs. falling short for a goose egg, or missing the uprights on a field goal and losing three...

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Ryco 65

By Capt. Patrick S...Gary John Norman | Posted April 2004

Thirty-six-plus years ago, a man was searching for a boat on which he and his son could fish blue water. The man, who did most of his fishing out of Florida, talked to three custom boatbuilding...

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Luhrs 41 Convertible

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2004

The Luhrs Marine Group’s goals for its 41 Convertible were simple: The boat had to be built to accommodate the offshore angler, but she also needed enough creature comforts so that a fisherman could...

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Bertram 630 Convertible

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted February 2004

Hey Jose, can you get this kite over some?” Josh Brown calls up to Capt. Jose Mullian on the bridge. Down in the cockpit Brown’s eyes are glued to the lone kite flying 100 yards astern. The port...

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Grady-White Marlin 300

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted February 2004

What do you do when you’re at the top of your game and want to take it to the next level? Professional athletes spend more hours exercising and training, while accomplished musicians will practice...

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Ocean 50 Super Sport

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2004

My cellphone rang as I stared at the ocean out the window of my hotel room on Singer Island, Florida, which is about 15 miles north and east of West Palm Beach. Ocean Yachts’ captain Gene Hawn was...

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Pursuit 3370 Offshore

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2004

What a day it was. Sun beaming down. Gulf Stream so inky blue it was almost purple. Kenny Chesney on the Clarion drawlin’, “No shoes, no shirt, no problem.” And me kicked back at the helm of Pursuit’...

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Riviera 51 Sportfisherman

By George L. Petrie | Posted February 2004

Aussies, by and large, are a tough lot, so it comes as no surprise that the yachts they build are just as tough. A day aboard the new Riviera 51 confirmed that expectation for me. Inside and out, she...

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Rybovich 42 Express Walkaround

By Capt. Bill Pikephotos by Pamel... | Posted February 2004

What grabbed my attention, for starters, was the hull color—“seafoam green,” Rybovich calls it. Thanks to the unique sense of tropicality it conveys, I had no trouble spotting Jimmy Buffett’s...

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Viking 45 Open

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2004

My friend Tom is dealing with a wonderful dilemma. He’s an avid offshore angler and express-boat aficionado looking to move up to his next vessel, but he also likes to cruise with his wife and three...

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Sunseeker Sportfisher 37

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2003

The 30-foot-plus center console sportfisherman market has numerous players: There's Contender, SeaVee, Seacraft, Regulator, Intrepid, Yellowfin, Fountain, Palmetto Custom, and Jefferson Yachts, to...

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Paul Mann 65

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted October 2003

At first the detail seemed of little import: two ten-inch-long stainless steel rods that were bored-out, flush-fit, and passed through the seamless teak covering boards to port and starboard on the...

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Bluewater 6000 Custom Series

By Capt. Ken KreislerPhotos by Jim R... | Posted September 2003

“Fishing stories told here,” read the sign over the counter of Dave and Mary Beth Tillman’s Siskiwit Bay Tackle Store in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Outside, over the entranceway, unlit strings of...

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Sculley 60 Sportfisherman

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2003

I'm not a clotheshorse by any stretch, but I remember when I bought my first "real" suit. This wasn't just an off-the-rack-and-hope-it-looks-good garment—it was tailored to fit me. The break at...

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Ocean 57 Super Sport

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted January 2003

In the waning hours of a mid-November day, several piers of Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas City Marina are all abuzz in preparation for a fishing tournament that will begin the next day. All the finger...

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Cavileer 48 Convertible

By Capt. Patrick S...Photos by Jim R... | Posted January 2003

How do you get a 50,000-pound, Jersey-built, 48-foot convertible clean out of the water? The easy way would be with a TraveLift. But as far as I’m concerned, the real answer is to head her right at...

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