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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...

PMY interviews Patrick Knowles

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2011 | Add a Comment

Q&A with Patrick KnowlesInterior designer, Patrick KnowlesFor followers of the megayacht world, the name and designs of Patrick Knowles come up often. As he approaches his 300th interior design project (he does both yachts and terrestrial residences often for the same clients), Knowles tells PMY about his fortuitous

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Superyachts Brazil

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2011 | Add a Comment

Brazilian Blow OutAs we settle in for a long winter’s nap in the northern hemisphere, summer is heating up for the megayacht industry in the southern one. Throughout Europe and the United States, boatbuilders and boat buyers seem to be playing conservatively. But in Brazil, where conservative is a four-letter word in all aspects of life, many

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Aboard Feadship's 152-foot Megayacht Audacia along the Cote d’Azur.

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted December 2010 | Add a Comment

C’est MagnifiqueA Glimpse of the good life along the Cote d’Azur.photos by Jim Raycroft There are many ways to leave the Monaco Yacht Show: by car, by train, by helicopter. But for the lucky few who have an invitation, there is only one way: by megayacht. Fortunately, I had one—to spend four days and

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2010

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2010 | Add a Comment

The exciting part of following the megayacht world is taking hints and facts and assembling them to identify the owner or at least make a reasonably educated guess. Many owners go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being associated with their yachts.There’s Feadship’s most recent launch from the De Vries Makkum yard, Musashi (read our educated guess on the

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Megayacht Musashi

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2010 | Add a Comment

In the yacht-spotting world, the most exciting news is often unconfirmed and based on rumor. The bold-named clients often demand the most secrecy, which makes getting straight answers difficult. All of this combined makes Feadship’s launch of Musashi even more intriguing. Hints as to her owner’s identity include her Japan-influenced name (Musashi was a

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Trinity 190, Mi Sueo

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted November 2010 | Add a Comment

What Dreams May ComeTrinity’s latest launch has an elegant interior and new hull form.Mi Sueo was on her way to Boston from Fort Lauderdale when she stopped at Casey’s Marina in Newport, Rhode Island, home to other impressive yachts including the 125-foot Cheoy Lee Namoh and the 157-foot Christensen Nice N’ Easy (currently for

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Labor of Love

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Darle... | Posted October 2010 | Add a Comment

The 30-foot Carver Santego was for sale and up on the hard. From a distance she looked gray and tan instead of her original white with navy and black trim with...

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Sept 2010 Gadgets Column

By Alyssa Haak | Posted September 2010 | Add a Comment

A Life at SeaHow To Prepare For

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August 2010 Megayachts Column

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

Changing of the GuardsTwo well-known mega-yards embark on new futures.In the first half of 2010, ownership changes were underway at two of the largest mega-yacht shipbuilders in Northern Europe: Oceanco and Blohm & Voss.Oceanco was bought by Mohammed Al Barwani, a private investor from Oman, in early April. Through MB Holdings LLC, he also owns stakes in

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A Yacht For Every Harbor

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

For the team of Nuvolari and Lenard, boats are a passion and a business.I met Carlo Nuvolari at the front desk of my hotel in the Zattare neighborhood of Venice, Italy, in mid-May. Although it was early, the day was already hot—I was regretting my black pants—but Nuvolari looked remarkably comfortable in a tweed jacket, sweater, and long-sleeved shirt. After introductions we began

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