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Women-only boating school

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Barba... | Posted September 2011

Capt. Patti Moore stood next to me at the flying-bridge helm and urged me to navigate the 42-foot Grand Banks Paper Moon closer to Mile Marker 16.

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A megayacht adventure in the Bahamas' Exuma chain of islands

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted August 2011

Truth in Advertising: It Is Better In The Bahamas.At the tail end of an endless northern winter, the catchy jingle of a well-timed Bahamian marketing campaign was stuck in my head...

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Having a Blast in Bimini

By PMY Staff | Posted July 2011

Having a Blast in Bimini: The PMY Rendezvous went off without a hitch. The inaugural PMY Rendezvous recently made quite a splash in Bimini this past Fourth of July weekend with...

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End of the World Bar, Bimini

By Kevin Koenig | Posted July 2011

Lost in Paradise: I have a confession to make: I love beer. Vodka was a cheap fling, whiskey and I have had a falling out (no pun intended), and I told tequila to hit the bricks...

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JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted June 2011

There are no Jetways at the Antigua airport. As soon as the doors of my plane opened, I plunged directly into the warm Caribbean air. A man sang greetings, and a woman distributed...

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Aboard Feadship's 152-foot Megayacht Audacia along the Cote d’Azur.

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted December 2010

C’est MagnifiqueA Glimpse of the good life along the Cote d’Azur.photos by Jim Raycroft There are many ways to leave the Monaco Yacht Show: by car, by train, by helicopter. But...

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Cruising the St. Johns River

By Kevin Koenigphotos by Jense... | Posted December 2010

Still WatersAmong Alligators and the Ghosts of Mad Men on the Mighty St. Johns.The Betty Jane pushes up the St. Johns to ports unknown, at least to a lifetime Yankee like me.Late...

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Easy Does It

By Catherine Pearson | Posted August 2009

For many of us, the dream of owning a boat goes something like this: You buy a beautiful, powerful vessel that somehow stays in mint condition with minimal work and cost. You run...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009 #1: Dubai

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2009

Dubai's stunning staircase is the centerpiece of the yacht#1: Dubai | 531'5"Built for a prince and sold to a Dubai-based monarch, the world’s largest yacht has certainly had some...

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The Not-So Great Loop

By Paul BrouCapt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2009

The author (in the green shirt) and his brother Mike. “Seasick?” I asked in a tone that mixed sympathy with infernal edginess. My brother Mike looked straight back at me and, as...

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British and Proud of It

By Jeffrey O'Neil | Posted March 2009

A Rolls-Royce for the water, complete with the gorgeous wooden dash. England is probably best known for Big Ben, The Beatles, and of course, the Queen. But the region of...

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Spirit, Love, Truth

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted February 2009

The store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign over the door proclaimed:...

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Joy (Stick) Ride to Key West

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted October 2008

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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Birth of a Destination

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2008

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 Secret Sea

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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Bluewater's Big Cruise

By Catherine Pearson | Posted June 2008

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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Coaster Cruising

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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How To Hop

By Kim Kavin | Posted April 2008

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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Monster Marinas

Let's be honest. When people think megayachts, they think money—and for good reason. Not only are these vessels costly to own and operate, they have an enormous positive...

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Land of Smiles

By Kim Kavin | Posted March 2008

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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Destinations To Die For: Mazatlan, Mexico

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Mazatlan's protected harbor is home to a large charter fleet. I was sitting on the foredeck of the trimaran as we passed Isla Tortuga (Turtle Island) and spied the sunbathing...

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Destinations To Die For: Southport, North Carolina

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007

I found the town of Southport, North Carolina, somewhat by accident. It was May 2005, and I was taking the company boat, a Luhrs 41 Convertible, up to New York from Florida. It...

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Destinations To Die For: Greenport, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2007

Preston's marine-supply store in Greenport's Harbor Wharf opened in 1880. I first became smitten with Greenport, New York, after my friend Caroline was married there a...

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Destinations To Die For: New York, New York

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Pedestrians and cars alike traverse the Brooklyn (background) and Manhattan Bridges, each more than 100 years old, every day. Full disclosure: I'm a born and bred New Yorker...

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Destinations To Die For: Penobscot Bay, Maine

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007

Stonington Harbor on Deer Isle is one of many fine overnight spots in Penobscot Bay. You can't even say "August on the coast of Maine" without getting a little...

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Destinations To Die For: Block Island, Rhode Island

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007

Block Island offers up two quintessentially New England lighthouses. Truthfully I'm somewhat loathe to sing the praises of Block Island in September, and it's not because...

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