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Bitter (Sweet) End

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted January 2007 | Add a Comment

  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

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2007 Marine Engine Roundup

By Elizabeth Ginns...Jeffrey MoserCapt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

Inspiration is a funny thing. At one time boatbuilders looked to on-road engine designs for the newest technologies. Then, as the popularity of boating exploded, they discovered powerplants designed just for marine applications, whether hanging off the transom or rumbling under the deck of an inboard cruiser. But as many of us know, everything works in cycles, and for 2007 a number of engine

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Desirable Destination: British Columbia

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted December 2006 | Add a Comment

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, and animals are literally everywhere you turn. And because Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the waters of

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Desirable Destination: Massachusetts

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

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 also born and raised there, but that’s beside the point.) From the quaintness of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to the historic-laden shores of

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Desirable Destinations

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

We editors sure do get around. Each year we travel all over the globe for boat tests, new-vessel launches, boat shows, plant tours, press events, and more. (Phew!)Hey—we're not compaining. Although we've been known on occasion to forget what time zone we're in (and a passport, here and there), we get to see some really cool places and cruise some of the most amazing waterways in the

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Mega Read

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Re-create a bygone era of opulence and extravagance by flipping through the pages of Millionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts. The beautiful 256-page book includes more than 250 duotone images (many reportedly never before published) of yachts and mansions belonging to the likes of Alfred and Jessie DuPont and businessman Thomas Lawson, to name a few. In

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A Touch of Class

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

You wouldn’t dare furnish your megayacht with anything less than the best. Real leather seating in the dinette? Absolutely. Imported carpeting in the saloon? You bet. Eight-hundred-thread-count sheets on the beds? Of course! SunTwist, which specializes in hand-made blinds and shades, ensures your windows will receive the same treatment. You can choose from

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Playing it Safe

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Got a prized Rolex? Or maybe some treasured, heirloom jewels? Protect the valuables onboard with the same attention to detail you lavish on the exterior of your yacht by purchasing a safe from Doettling Luxury Safes. It specializes in renewing and restoring antique safes and also handcrafts humidors, cocktail bars, and gun cabinets. The safe shown here has an

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Docking Magic

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006 | Add a Comment

Want to dock your megayacht yourself? Better yet, want to look like a seasoned pro while doing so? Then add the Beier IVCS2000 to your electronics package, and you are sure to be the envy of all at the marina. The IVCS2000 is an integrated vessel-control system that lets you manage engines, rudders, and thrusters automatically with the push of a button or with a

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Sospenders 38 Series Lifejacket

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

If $199 is out of your PFD price range, consider the slightly less-expensive Sospenders World Class 38 Sentinel Series jacket ($150); it has most of the same features as the Mustang one, but does not automatically inflate.Sospenders(320) 252-1642

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