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by 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...

A New Line

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2002 | Add a Comment

Back in July I devoted this column to speculation that Brunswick Corporation was about to reconfigure its Bayliner and Maxum lines and introduce a new line of cruisers called Meridian.

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Five Ways to Buy Right

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2002 | Add a Comment

Buying a boat is about taste, preference, and imponderables. The only person who can decide if a boat is worth her price is the buyer, so in such cases, often the best we can do is help determine priorities.

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