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Capt. Richard Thiel

PMY Editor-in-Chief:
Raised in San Diego, Richard grew up on boats—admittedly, mostly sailboats. He actually didn't purchase his first powerboat, a 19-foot SeaCraft center console, until after he moved to Jupiter, Florida, in 1980. From the moment he launched Last Resort, he was hooked on powerboats, so much so that he decided to parlay his love of them and his experience as a diesel mechanic into a career as a freelance boating writer. Read more here...

Mainship 43

By | Posted March 2006 | Add a Comment

Next time you’re hanging at the ol’ waterfront watering hole and feel like stirring things up, drop this on your buddies: “Power & Motoryacht just tested a 43-foot trawler that did 27 mph.” At least one guy will look up from his brew and declare that no trawler could possibly go that fast because, as everyone knows, trawlers are displacement boats limited to hull speed, which for a 43 is

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Man Power

By | Posted October 2004 | Add a Comment

You can’t help but conclude that yacht building is tailor-made for the Chinese.

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Rayburn 88

By | Posted December 2003 | Add a Comment

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Better People for Better Boats

By | Posted July 2003 | Add a Comment

The smartest companies treat boatbuilding like a trade.

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A New Kind of School

By | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Here we are in the middle of the boating season, and I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that there are a lot of people out there who

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Gen Zen

By | Posted May 2003 | Add a Comment

Gen Zen - Genset Maintenance April 2001

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2001 Engine Preview

By | Posted May 2003 | Add a Comment

Engine Overview

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Carver 59 Marquis

By | Posted April 2003 | Add a Comment

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Two Suggestions

By | Posted April 2003 | Add a Comment

Given the level of expertise PMY readers enjoy, one thing I've always tried to avoid in this

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A Change of Course

By | Posted March 2003 | Add a Comment

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