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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...

Warning Bells

By Alyssa Haak | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

That ringing you’re hearing isn’t just in your ears.Photo courtesy of FireboyFireboyFire SuppressionHaving a smoke detector on your boat does more than let you know when dinner is ready. A centralized system can alert you to

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Norway

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Aime Coln | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

CaryAli pursues Scandinavian vistas worthy of Odin himself. To begin preparing for a trip to Norway, I checked the weather (cool and rainy) and the charts (much farther north than I’d thought). But the most interesting part of my pretrip research was discovering that all the Scandinavian pop-culture references I could think of were Swedish.

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42-Meter E&E

By Alyssa Haak | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo courtesy of Cizgi YachtsCizgi Yachts42-Meter E&EThe first launch from Turkish shipyard Cizgi Yachts, the 42-meter E&E, also debuted at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Her explorer-style exterior, designed by Vripack, is easy to picture against a rugged backdrop. But she sports an elegant interior

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Staying fit onboard

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Get beach-ready while onboard.Alfa NeroPower PlateThough exercising during a relaxing megayacht charter may not be the first thing on your agenda, you may find all those multi-course meals catching up with you. Fortunately many yachts offer not only some of the best gym equipment but also some of the best views while you’re

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Delta Marine 66-Meter

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

    Delta Marine 66-Meter   Delta Marine, the Seattle, Washington-based builder of megayachts, recently began construction on a 66-meter (215-foot) build. The boat is being built for an American family who sought out the builder for its renowned attention to detail, firm grasp of luxurious aesthetics, and reputation for building vessels that are safe. To

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Aurelia

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Heesen AureliaQuick off the line is Heesen’s Aurelia, which you could probably guess is tenth in the builder’s line of 37-meter (121-foot) yachts, thanks to the big racing-inspired “10” painted on her aluminum hull. The racing theme continues in everything from her exterior colors, inspired by those of Gulf Oil racing, to her four

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Vincenzo Poerio Profile

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Vincenzo PoerioA Rosy OutlookVincenzo Poerio holds his business card in both hands when handing it to you. As CEO of Benetti’s new megayacht division, he’s been working to develop the company’s presence in China. Consequently, Poerio has been taking language lessons and adopting Eastern cultural

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Trinity 191 Carpe Diem

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo by Jim Raycroft   Fairy-Tale Ending   Carpe Diem sails off to her happily ever after. Once upon a time, in a land called Gulfport…” began Capt. Ryan Butterwick as he described to me one of the final sea trials of Carpe Diem before she was handed over to her owners.  

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The broad spectrum of hull paint

By Alyssa Haak | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

INTERLUXWhitesPhoto by Craig W, DaleNo matter how many color options there are to paint your boat, white still reigns supreme as the most popular one, according to paint manufacturer Interlux. Despite the availability of everything from Fire Red to Seattle Gray, white has come out on top for the

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Upgrading the 102-foot motoryacht Banyan

By Alyssa Haak | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

Neptune Group YachtingBanyan’s new profile while underway Capt. Andrew GregoBanyan's original launch.Rock SteadyAn extensive refit, complete with two Seakeeper gyros, put

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