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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...

Control Sound and Vibration on your Boat

By | Posted October 2013 | Add a Comment

A quiet boat stops noise in the engine room—before it gets to you and your crew.

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Princess V48

By | Posted September 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V48 She shows how this British boatbuilder has used smart ideas to create living space. Check out our full test here.

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How to Make Your Boat's Engine Last Forever

By | Posted August 2013 | Add a Comment

Can you keep your engine running forever? Capt. Richard Thiel thinks so. By diligently following an aggressive maintenance program, you can keep her purring smoothly, avoid midseason calamity, and stave off the need to repower—if you go about it the right way.

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How to Keep the Fuel Tanks on Your Boat Clean

By | Posted August 2013 | Add a Comment

Understanding why you need to keep the diesel in your tanks clean.

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Carver C34

By | Posted August 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Carver C34 The Carver C34 may make an impression. But it’s the smart boater that takes the time to understand what’s really going on with the design, both inside and out.

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Azimut Magellano 43

By | Posted July 2013

For cruisers looking for a versatile platform for on-the-water adventures, the Azimut Magellano 43 offers a good range of speed in an efficient package. Read more about her here.

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How a Carbon Tax in the U.S. Will Impact American Boaters

By | Posted July 2013 | Add a Comment

Is a Carbon Tax in Your Future? The short answer is: Probably. But you should probably understand why a carbon tax is headed your way, and how other countries are managing it. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Makes a Good Engine Room?

By | Posted June 2013 | Add a Comment

The design of an engine room can tell you a lot about how a boat is built. Look for these qualities, and some pitfalls, in your boat and you may see her differently.

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How Propellers Affect a Boat's Performance

By | Posted June 2013 | Add a Comment

When a boat’s performance heads south, the props are often called into question (along with other aspects of what makes a boat go). Learn the whys and hows of sorting performance issues with propellers (and beyond) here.

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Maritimo M50

By | Posted June 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Maritimo M50.  Adding feet and inches to an established design is a proven way to bring customers along and update a model lineup. But Maritimo has refined the method with the introduction of the M50, which riffs on the much-loved M48, but takes the use of interior space to the next level. Check out what we’re talking about here.

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