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Interview with Captain Ron Hamlin

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

You heard it from HamlinWe Chat Up This Conservation-Minded Angling Pioneer.In the world of big-game fishing, Capt. Ron Hamlin needs no introduction. Indeed, it would take pages upon pages to list this angler’s many achievements and contributions to the sport. Chief among them? Hamlin has been one of

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Smoke Alarms for Your Boat

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2010 | Add a Comment

A 75-footer heading from Naples, Florida, to the Bahamas stopped for what promised to be a relaxing night in Miami. The seven guests onboard—five college-age passengers, the vessel’s owner, and his wife—kicked back and enjoyed a few cocktails. Everyone relaxed.Four hours later, the scene onboard was anything but calm. A massive fire had spread throughout

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Enviro-friendly products for your boat.

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2010 | Add a Comment

These days, it’s hip to be green. But just because a company slaps a label on something and deems it environmentally sound, doesn’t make it true. Fortunately for those of you who are committed to reducing your environmental impact, there exist plenty of companies that are putting out truly eco-friendly products. From biofuel for your tender or PWC to chemical-free cleaning solutions, here are

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Get a Good Spin on it

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2010 | Add a Comment

Saltwater spinning reels have come a long way, baby. Gone are the slow, heavy models of the past; today's reels are seriously high-performance—smooth, strong, and sprightly. Many of the newest offerings work just as well with mono or braided line and the real creme de la creme feature must-haves like fully supported main shafts and dent-resistant materials. Here are a few of the very best models

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Feadship 214 Trident

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2010 | Add a Comment

The Friendly GiantThis 214-footer‘s adaptability allows her to offer something for everyone.When you think Feadship, you probably think quality, experience, and precision. Or maybe your mind floods with visions of long graceful hulls with elegant lines. Indeed Trident, Feadship‘s new 214-foot leviathan, has all of the

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CRN's Blue Eyes

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2010 | Add a Comment

Deep Blue ExplorerCRN keeps its Blue Eyes focused on the ocean.On many megayachts, it’s easy to forget that you are actually on the water. You can get so lost in the lavish interior spaces, in enjoying a film in that massive media room, or in soaking up sauna time that you lose sight of the fact that you’re not just staying in a

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2009

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2009 | Add a Comment

While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America's 100 Largest Yachts, you're likely to notice somethingof a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market-both newer builds and old. Now what's that all about? you might wonder. But don't fret. It doesn't mean that there's been a panic in the superyacht sphere and

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Weather Warrior

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2009 | Add a Comment

It’s winter, which means that across America, boaters are facing wildly disparate weather conditions. If you’re a Rhode Islander, it might be 40 degrees and you’re wondering if you’d be crazy to hop onboard your boat one last time. You Floridians, on the other hand, are likely out and about, enjoying one 80-degree day after the next. The good news is, no matter what the weather’s like in your

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2009 | Add a Comment

While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America’s 100 Largest Yachts, you’re likely to notice something of a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market—both newer builds and old. Now what’s that all about? you might wonder. But don’t fret. It doesn’t mean that there’s been a panic in the superyacht sphere and

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Trick Your Ride

By Capt. Patrick S...Capt. Grant RafterCatherine PearsonCapt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2009 | Add a Comment

Everyone dreams about buying that new boat. Historically, PMY readers have traded up every three years. But for a lot of us, that usual step up is going to have to be deferred for a few months. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll have to put up with the same old boat. Take a look around, and you’ll see that there’s plenty of room for improvement onboard.In this section PMY’s editors offer 14

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