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by Michael Peters

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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Reality Bites

By Michael Peters | Posted January 2013 | Add a Comment

Michael Peters knows test tanks and mathematics eventually meet the real world of hulls and water.

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Boating Shapes a Way of Thinking

By Michael Peters | Posted December 2012 | Add a Comment

Michael Peters considers how his early boating adventures shaped his way of thinking.

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Whale Watching: Designing Boats for the Very Wealthy

By Michael Peters | Posted October 2012 | Add a Comment

The doomed process of chasing the immensely wealthy. It’s fall and with it comes the annual migration of whales along the coasts of places like Ft. Lauderdale and Monaco. Not to be confused with the blue and gray whales off California or the humpback and finback whales of New England, these whales are harder to spot and sometimes never really sighted by anyone. These are the Las Vegas species, those so large and all consuming that everything in their path falls over and plays dead for them.

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