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Michael Peters

Michael Peters Yacht Design has enjoyed more than 25 years of critical acclaim in each segment of the marine industry: offshore racing, custom yacht building, production boatbuilding and military design. Learn more here. ▶

The Lure of Boats that are Out of Your League

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

Designer Mike Peters looks at why it’s hard to resist dreaming about boats that are out of your league.

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The Physics of Boat Design

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

NDAs? CEOs? When it comes to designing a boat, some people still have much to learn.

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Singing the Praises of an Inflatable Fleet

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Who knew that today’s inflatable boats and water toys were on the forefront of boatbuilding technology? Our columnist sings the praises of an inflatable fleet.

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Buying Real Estate for Your Boat

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

When you think about your next boat, you should probably think about the big picture before you get too crazy. Like, where are you going to tie up your new boat? Sightlines columnist Michael Peters laments the latest trend in the real estate market. See what he’s got to say here.

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What Your Boat Says About You

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

You are what you drive, and, in this case, you are what you dock. At least that’s what our Sightlines columnist, yacht designer Michael Peters, would have you believe. See what he thinks your boat says about you. Read it here.

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What’s in a Name?

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Recent news of an online contest to name a British research ship made our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters think about the monikers he’s bestowed on his boats over the years. The upshot: Originality is hard to come by. Read what he has to say here.

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Make Boating Great Again

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Boating should take a back seat to no other sport or pastime. As true as that may be, we may not want our Sightlines columnist, Michael Peters, in the driver’s seat. See what we mean here.

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What Happens to Forgotten Old Boats?

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

Our yacht designer like our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters takes a pause to look at what happens to old boats. This is an interesting perspective from someone who has made his living thinking about creating new boats all the time. See what he has to say here.

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Boatbuilding Technology Keeps Getting Better

By | Posted February 2016 | Add a Comment

Boatbuilders are taking precision to the next level.

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Building Something Great the American Way

By | Posted February 2016 | Add a Comment

It’s good to remember where America’s strengths lay—our boatbuilding may not be as specific as that of some countries have. But Sightlines columnist Michael Peters shares his take on what our country does best.

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