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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 Pike | 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 Pike | 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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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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The Secret Sea

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2008

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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Coaster Cruising

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted April 2008

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

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2008

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: 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

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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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