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by George L. Petrie

Calyber Boatworks 35 Express

By George L. Petrie | Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

Illustration: Bruce AldersonCalyber Boatworks 35 ExpressThe biggest news about this petite sportfisherman is not her size, layout, or design, but rather her propulsion system. She’s one of the first sportfishing yachts designed expressly to utilize Volvo Penta’s innovative IPS 500. With its

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Hampton Endurance 700

By George L. Petrie | Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

Hampton Endurance 700Taking Hampton Yachts in a new direction, the Endurance 700 is a bit of a hybrid, combining the virtues of a full-displacement passagemaker and a semidisplacement motoryacht. With her Portuguese bridge and canted windshield protected by a generous brow, she has the bulldog-tough look of a serious expedition

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Sea Force IX 91.5

By George L. Petrie | Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

Sea Force IX 91.5In just three years, Sea Force IX has made its mark in high-end sportfishing yachts. Its first model, the 81.5, clearly met the company's seemingly lofty goals of achieving exceptional standards for design, construction, and performance. Now Sea Force IX ups the ante with the 91.5; the extra ten feet affords even

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Warren S120 Sport Yacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted January 2007 | Add a Comment

Illustration: Bruce AldersonWarren S120 Sport YachtTaking the notion of an open sport yacht to new lengths, Brisbane, Australia's Warren Yachts has begun construction of a new flagship in its Sport Yacht series. Building on the success of its S87, the 120-foot S120 will make an awesome visual

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Queenship Passagemaker 60

By George L. Petrie | Posted January 2007 | Add a Comment

Queenship Passagemaker 60A growing segment of the cruising market yearns for a safe, reliable, efficient yacht that's comfortable to live aboard, capable of ocean crossings, and manageable for a couple without crew. Many of them have the time, money, and desire to cruise the world on their own terms. Targeting that fast-growing

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The Perfect Couple

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

Steve KarpRising fuel costs are of serious concern. And even though fuel prices are dropping at the time of this writing, they may be on the rise again by the time these words are read. Even if that's not the case, it's widely held that fuel prices will eventually rise and never come down to levels seen during past

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Posillipo Technema 120

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

Illustration: Bruce AldersonPosillipo Technema 120A few years ago Gianfranco Rizzardi rescued the troubled Posillipo brand, jump-starting it with a new Technema 105-footer that, as the story goes, took just 700 days from inception to launch. Complementing the five existing models in the Technema

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Global Yacht Globalarrow 68

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

Global Yacht Globalarrow 68Although the name Global Yacht Builders is new, the company's executives and managers are industry veterans who have combined their talents to launch this venture. Located in the heart of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, one of the premiere hubs of high-end yacht building in Asia, Global Yacht Builders' yard boasts

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Heesen 50-Meter Man of Steel

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Heesen 50-Meter Man of SteelLooking to up his own ante on indulgence afloat, the owner of the 38-meter (125-foot) Man of Steel has commissioned Heesen Yachts to build a 50-meter successor, scheduled for delivery in 2008. Though she's far from the biggest motoryacht around, she packs an impressive array of creature comforts

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Lyman-Morse 94 Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Lyman-Morse 94 MotoryachtThe latest and largest project yet undertaken by this venerable Maine builder is a classy, 94-foot motoryacht that was designed in collaboration with the C. Raymond Hunt organization. She is being built for the owner of Tumblehome, a similarly styled Lyman-Morse 90-footer designed and built by the

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