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Destinations To Die For: Panama City, Florida

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007

The Panama City Beach area is loaded with quiet bayous and creeks. I guess there's some disagreement over whether newspaperman Howell Raines actually coined the term Redneck...

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Destinations To Die For: Key West, Florida

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2007

Sunsets like this are a virtual sure thing at Mallory Square. The hot, orange-hued ball in the sky melts into the sea while my eyes record the sky's constantly morphing...

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Destinations To Die For: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007

While cruising the Exumas is great, chartered flights also offer amazing views. It's no wonder that with crystal waters, hidden coves, and quiet harbors, the 365 cays of the...

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Destinations To Die For: The Spanish Virgin Islands

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2007

Palomino Island is the private playground for El Conquistador resort guests. When we met six years ago, little did I know how quickly I'd be bewitched. (Then again, good...

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Destinations To Die For: Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2007

Man-O-War offers service facilities, great hospitality, and protected anchorages. My roots are in runabouts—I've built a few, owned more, and enjoyed 'em all. So I...

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Destinations To Die For: Plymouth Harbor, Dominica

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted November 2007

This English-speaking island is often mistaken for the Dominican Republic. Without exaggeration, the best fruit I've ever had was in Dominica. It was piled onto our deck,...

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Destinations To Die For

By PMY Staff | Posted November 2007

The end of the year is upon us, and that's not a bad thing. While you look back on all the wonderful boating memories you have from the last 12 months, you're probably...

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Expand Your Horizons

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2007

Some spots like sunny San Diego will begin welcoming more yachts in the mega size range.Something started bugging me shortly after I started working here more than a decade ago:...

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The Next Wave

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2007

The charter world has its share of classic destinations: the Western Med, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas. With awesome beauty and amenities galore, it's no wonder they're so...

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Podcast: Kim Kavin Interview - Charter 101

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted September 2007

Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne interviews Kim Kavin, the leading charter expert, to find out the latest trends in yacht charter and why it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you...

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A Hint of Charter

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007

I had used the C word. And now the sommelier was rabid.It was sometime between glass number seven and glass number nine on the tasting menu that I innocently, if perhaps a bit...

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Man of the Hour

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007

Southeastern Canada is definitely an off-the-beaten-course destination, one that bursts with harbors and history from the border of Maine up to Newfoundland and beyond. In other,...

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Natural Law

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007

On the southwest corner of a small Greek island called Symi, there is a harbor surrounded on two sides by wild brush and on the third by a sprawling monastery. The ornate, 18th-...

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Island Odyssey

PMY has had a different company boat every year since 1988—most christened Office Ours—and every year they get a little bigger and a little more luxurious. In 2005 we...

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State of the Art

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2007

At some point every skipper dreams of making a long offshore passage—maybe across an ocean, to paradisiacal tropical islands, or to the Arctic. But when dreams close in on...

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Tough Trip to Charleston

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2007

Capt. Bill PikeThe view from Betty Jane's wheelhouse while we were southbound on the ICW on a showery day.Things got off to a mangy start. Right in the middle of breakfast, my...

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Displacement Speed

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2007

Running a sporty planing boat at dead slow ahead for 23 hours nonstop?! I know it sounds plumb crazy, but I'm hoping that once you understand my strategies and the results, you'll...

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Green With Envy

Part of my high-school summers was spent working in a children's clothing store in my hometown near the south shore of Long Island, New York. I'd sit under the florescent lights...

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Errol Flynn Marina, Jamaica

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted February 2007

To say that the actor Errol Flynn had an eye for the ladies is like saying the artist Jackson Pollack had an appreciation for paint. While much has been made of Flynn's wicked,...

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Privileged Privacy

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted January 2007

If you have the means to enjoy a high-end yacht charter yet still haven’t experienced one, keep reading. Or if you have taken one yet have concluded that there’s nothing else that...

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Birthday Bash

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Anna ... | Posted January 2007

It all began with an e-mail: “Come to Amsterdam and wish Rembrandt a Happy 400th birthday.” It seems Crown Blue Line (CBL) was promoting its charter boats in Holland. I’d no idea...

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Bitter (Sweet) End

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted January 2007

  Anyone who reads this magazine or visits our Web site knows that PMY employees work hard. Really hard. Our editorial staff of eight full-time editors—larger than any...

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Desirable Destination: British Columbia

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted December 2006

Sensational Sunlight | AugustObviously the ideal time to cruise the waters of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska is during the summer. The weather is mild, the days are long,...

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Desirable Destination: Costa Rica

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

Springtime Retreat | AprilFor many boaters April is an okay month to be on the water. While there are some nice days, consistently great boating weather is in short supply...

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Desirable Destination: Monaco

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2006

The Magnificent Med | MayThink of Monaco, and if you’re of a certain generation, more than likely you recall the wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. You may even remember...

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Desirable Destination: Massachusetts

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006

Timeless Beauty | JuneQuite honestly, I enjoy cruising just about anywhere in Massachusetts during the summer, which is one of the reasons I’ve been doing it my whole life. (I was...

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