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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...

Amels Limited Editions

By Alyssa Haak | Posted July 2011 | Add a Comment

Rendering courtesy of AmelsNext in a SeriesAmels’ line of semicustom megayachts offers personalization and a shorter build time—two highly desirable traits. The appropriately named Limited Edition line of yachts had four versions, named for their length: the 171, the 177, the 212, and the 242. But there are two

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Design: 120-meter yacht by Nuvolari-Lenard for Oceanco

By Alyssa Haak | Posted July 2011 | Add a Comment

Rendering courtesy of NuvolariDesign of the FutureWhen talking megayacht design, sometimes the magnitude of the project is difficult to comprehend through just the LOA. The length doesn’t tell the whole story; it doesn’t give any concept of volume or number of crew required for maintenance. Such is the case with

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Summer 2011 Book Recommendations

By Alyssa Haak | Posted July 2011 | Add a Comment

Summer Reads To Keep You In A Nautical State Of Mind. SEAsonedBy Victoria Allman In this memoir, chef Victoria Allman shares what it’s like in the galley of a megayacht when your

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Katara

By Alyssa Haak | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo by Peter SeyfferthLaunched this year (2011) by Lrssen, the exterior styling on the 406-foot Katara was designed by Espen ino and Alberto Pinto designed her interiors. The extremely secretive launch flies the Qatar flag and has the same name as the country’s recently developed cultural district. Lrssen and Feadship tied

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Dreamer, 136-foot Hargrave

By Alyssa Haakphotos by Shaw ... | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

A Dream Come TrueThe 136-foot Dreamer represents a lot of firsts for HargraveDreamer was a real stand-out on Collins Avenue during the recent Miami International Boat Show. As I walked past I noticed her large forward windows, which really separated her from the pack. This 136-footer embodies some big firsts for the builder: the first

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JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

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

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.

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PFDs for everyone

By Alyssa Haak | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Prepare for the worst with the best in PFDs.Photo by Craig W. DaleM.I.T. 22Mustang SurvivalMustang Survival has been producing personal flotation devices—or as its tagline says “saving lives”—since 1967. It offers two model lines: one with manual

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Turquoise

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Turkish DelightIn 1994, the 50-meter Turquoise (now La Naturalle Dee) hit the water and propelled Turkey into the world of megayacht construction. This January, 17 years later, Proteksan-Turquoise launched a 55-meter (181-foot) Turquoise (above) for the same owner. Her six staterooms and welcoming saloon and comfortable dining table (below) were

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Satori

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Yachting EnlightenmentHeesen’s Aluminum Series launchesIn April 2011 Heesen released Air. The following month its first all-aluminum yacht, the 50-meter (164-foot) Satori (above), hit the water for her sea trials. Named for the first step of enlightenment toward Nirvana, she tips the scales at just under 500 gross tons (a key figure

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Delta Marine starts construction

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Northwest NewsDelta Marine starts constructionSeattle-based Delta Marine has begun construction on the sixth yacht in its 50-meter (164-foot) series (above). The interior design will feature a Polynesian theme with tropical hardwoods throughout. The owner’s cabin will be located aft of the pilothouse, where the skylounge

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