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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. ▶

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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The Fountain of Youth

By | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

There’s nothing like a really fast boat. And the thrills they can bestow may just be the ticket to being young again. See what we mean here.

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Wacky Boat Technology

By | Posted November 2015 | Add a Comment

Is technology for technology’s sake worth it?  Necessity is the mother of all invention. Our columnist, world-renowned yacht designer Michael Peters, found out that that saying applies to boatbuilding in more ways than one.

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Creating Boats For Beauty’s Sake

By | Posted November 2015 | Add a Comment

Can a boat design approach the sublime? According to our Sightlines columnist, Michael Peters, that’s a distinct possibility. Read what he thinks about boat design and art here.

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A Trump Presidential Yacht

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

What message would a Trump presidential yacht send to the world?

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Michael Peters’ Design Shop is a No-Wake Zone.

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

Wakesurfing may challenge everything you thought was desirable in a boat.

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The Challenges of Starting a Boat Company

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

Just because a man was successful in a previous field of business doesn’t mean that he’ll be able to conquer the boat industry. But he’s probably going to have to learn that the hard way.

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