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Yachts and Weight Gain

By Michael Peters | Posted January 2014 | Add a Comment

The trend over the past 20 years is beamier boats and these tubby forms by themselves are hard enough to push though the water, but compound the problem with today’s menu of “standards” and we now have genuinely overweight boats.

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Falling in Love with Boats

By Michael Peters | Posted November 2013 | Add a Comment

See where Michael Peters’s design portfolio got its start.

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America’s Cup: A Triumph of Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted October 2013 | Add a Comment

If it floats and goes fast, there are few people better qualified to offer commentary in the world than Michael Peters, our Sightlines columnist. See what he has to say about the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco here.

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The Snowden Solution

By Michael Peters | Posted August 2013 | Add a Comment

While Edward Snowden and his ilk give world powers all manner of headaches, Michael Peters may have solution: Send them to sea. See what he’s talking about here.

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Lost at Sea: Basic Seamanship

By Michael Peters | Posted July 2013 | Add a Comment

Yacht designer Michael Peters observed a limited sample of boaters in action. He didn’t like what he saw. At all. Read what he has to say on the subject here.

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Consider Your Boat’s Maintenance.

By Michael Peters | Posted June 2013 | Add a Comment

Spring has sprung and a lot of boating magazines have long since published their maintenance issues aimed at helping novices get their boats ready for summer. Well, I don’t think readers of Power & Motoryacht are novices, so I’ll assume most of you know this stuff. And if you are a bit like me, you didn’t really need another maintenance issue anyway, primarily because you simply have an issue with maintenance itself. Personally, I hate it... 

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International Relations Through Yacht Design

By Michael Peters | Posted May 2013 | Add a Comment

The strange and exciting travels of a yacht designer.

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Boat-Restoration Folly

By Michael Peters | Posted April 2013 | Add a Comment

Michael Peters knows he has a problem with old boats.

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Limo Tenders

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Superyacht owners spawn the creation of special little boats. Michael Peters shares the appeal of thinking small.

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My Little Black Book

By Michael Peters | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Michael Peters flips through his phone index, and his past in the boat business.

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