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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Island Odyssey

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2007

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

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted April 2007

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 Thiel | 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: Montauk, Long Island

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

Fallin' for the East End | SeptemberIt amazes me that no matter what the weather forecast is on Labor Day weekend, Long Island’s South Shore waterways are jam packed. It appears...

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Desirable Destination: Hudson River, New York

By Capt. Eileen Murphy | Posted November 2006

The Richness of America's Rhine | OctoberGolden hues of burgundy, orange, and brown cling to the treetops, and the smells of apples and pumpkins fill the air. Get the hot cocoa...

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Desirable Destination: Half Moon Caye, Belize

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2006

Back of Beyond | NovemberBelize is justly famed for subtropical ecotouristic jaunts, diving along the Western Hemisphere’s longest barrier reef, and other far-flung adventures....

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