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by Alyssa Haak

PMY Associate Editor:
Alyssa grew up boating in northeastern Wisconsin including Lake Winnebago and Butte des Mortes. She spent her summers with her grandpa and dad on their boats the Sea Hawk and the Why Knot. Now in New York, she sometimes rides the ferries just to be on the water. Read more here...

Megayacht Elevators

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

These megayacht elevators are sure to give you a lift.

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462-foot Yas

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

After four years of construction, ADMShipyards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has launched its first superyacht, Yas. She was built under the project name Swift141, which highlights her key features...

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197-foot Yogi

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Float Inn The French hospitality group LOV Hotel Collection recently acquired the 197-foot Yogi, making her the first megayacht to fly the French flag. She joins the collection’s other hotel and restaurant properties in Saint-Tropez and the French Alps but will be managed as a charter yacht in the Med and Caribbean...

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Explorer Yachts

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Expedition yachts are built from the keel up to go anywhere. But turning those far-flung daydreams into reality is far more involved than planning the standard mega- yacht run between the Med and the Caribbean. These itineraries require detailed planning, specially chosen crew, and most important, yachts that are up to the challenge.

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60-Meter Kaiser

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Abeking & Rasmussen 60-Meter Kaiser Based on her German name, it’s hardly surprising that the 60-meter Kaiser was launched by a German shipyard—Abeking & Rasmussen. At the owner’s direction, the interior design features touches of late 19th-century German

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VAVA II

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

A Big Splash As Cakewalk was to the U.S., Vava II is to the U.K. The 96-meter (314-foot) mega-yacht launched in September 2011  as the largest private motoryacht to be built in the country in recent memory.

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Riding the Tides

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Photo by Jim RaycroftCapt. Barry BramhillRiding the TidesSometimes the customer isn’t always right—and shouldn’t be.Even the most carefully planned charters can encounter hiccups, but quick thinking can usually turn even the worst situation around. Capt. Barry

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Miele

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Washer-DryerMiele introduced its new Washer-Dryer combo at Newport and sold two off the floor. With an exclusive stain-removal wash cycle and steam functions, the compact appliance is ideal for a 60-foot or larger yacht. But what sets it apart is the super-fast spin cycle, which whirls out moisture at 1600 rpm before switching to the dryer.

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ACR Electronics

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

ResQLink: A Personal Locator Beacon is a worst-case-scenario device. Having one makes good sense...

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Ends of the Earth

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Explorer Yacht Checklist

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