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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 100 Largest Yachts, 2010

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

For the past 25 years, Power & Motoryacht has scoured the globe for information on the world’s 100 largest yachts. And in that time, a lot has changed. In August 1985, when the list began, we wrote, “There are only about 300 private yachts over 100 feet in length in the world.” Today a 100-foot vessel not only wouldn’t make the list, she’d be smaller

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August 2010 Megayachts Column

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

Redefining "Refit"Moonen Shipyards tackles new challenges with the Dixon 120.What do you call a refit that’s a whole lot more than a refit? Moonen Shipyards in Holland is currently coping with that very question.It all began when a client had a 120-foot semidisplacement yacht, designed by Bill Dixon, under construction at the Royal Denship shipyard in

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Dixon 120

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

Moonen is redefining refit with the Dixon 120. After the bankruptcy of Royal Denship shipyard in Denmark, Moonen took over the construction of a 120-foot megayacht, and these are the deck-by-deck floor plans.

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Out of the Bottle

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

These sunscreens offer the UV protection of traditional lotions without the mess.I was born destined for sunburn. Even in the shade or on a cloudy day, I can burn, so I’m constantly looking for alternatives to sticky sunscreens that leave room for operator error resulting in patchy sunburn. (And yes, I speak from experience.) Thankfully, there’s a whole range new sunscreen products

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Yacht Haven Grande, U.S. Virgin Islands

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

Surrounded by green mountains dotted with the red-roofed buildings of St. Thomas, Yacht Haven Grande sits in a natural deep-water harbor and provides a homeport for megayacht owners and guests to restock, relax, and escape. With high-end and local retailers, private residences, and four restaurants, it might even tempt yachtsmen to drop anchor for

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