JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

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 plastic cups of chilled pink juice. And I wasn’t even through customs yet.

Cruising the St. Johns River

Still Waters

Among 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 last summer an email from Editor-in-Chief Richard Thiel pinged into my inbox—“I have something up my sleeve for you”—it read.

The Not-So Great Loop

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 if the possibility of growing queasy under the circumstances was preposterous, replied, “Nope, doin’ fine, Billy.” A rainbow of spray came forth from

British and Proud of It

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 Northamptonshire offers something for...

Bluewater's Big Cruise

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 to claim that it was only shared hobbies that kept their marriage afloat, it certainly hasn't hurt that they both love to travel and are rabid Yankees fans. That said (and my apologies, Mom and Dad), my parents have got

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 argument, and actually gets along with his parents. It's easy to forget how young he is sometimes. But if there is one thing that truly brings out the 11-year-old in him, it's roller coasters.

Expand Your Horizons

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: Given the variety of our big blue marble, why do so many yacht owners visit the same places over and over? I know it's natural to have an affinity for a

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 added a twist. Instead of having the boat delivered to us, we went to her—St. Augustine, Florida, where our Luhrs 41 was built. Taking that Office Ours to New York was not only a great cruising

State of the Art

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 reality, mundane issues creep in: What's the most seaworthy hull? What if the engine breaks down? Will I get seasick? Enough, already: Worrying too much will drive you right into the arms of the nearest golf pro.

Displacement Speed

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 conclude, "Yeah, crazy like a fox!"

A slow cruise from Maine to Connecticut provides a chance to test some

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 in the overly air-conditioned shop, looking through the window at the clear-blue summer sky and wondering why I hadn't been as proactive as my friends who were working at the various beach clubs and marinas in the area.

Bitter (Sweet) End

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 other marine publication’s—along with a three-person art department and two-person production department puts out 18 magazines