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Tenders for Yachts and Megayachts

By Pete McDonald | Posted November 2010 | Add a Comment

Love Me, TenderSix head-turning tenders for yachts and megayachts.A yacht can make a statement, sure. But many times she’s anchored out in the harbor, to be admired from a distance. The real first impression comes when everyone onboard arrives in the tender. Most tenders are typical and unexciting—they carry everyone from point A to point B. But then there’s the

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Kadey-Krogen 52

By Pete McDonald | Posted September 2010 | Add a Comment

Slow, Steady, BulletproofKadey-Krogen designed its 52 to take you anywhere, anytime.A The raised pilothouse features a reversed windshield and a Portuguese bridge. B Because it’s so roomy, Kadey-Krogen calls the cockpit space underneath the extended deck her “back porch.” C Watertight

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Mochi 74 Dolphin Cruiser

By Pete McDonald | Posted September 2010 | Add a Comment

Lobster ChicMochi’s 74 Dolphin Cruiser redefines lobster boats to add European élan.Downeast tradition combined with a dash of European pizazz.Mochi Craft says its 74 Dolphin Cruiser was inspired by traditional Downeast lobster boats, but she looks like no lobster

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Sabre 52 Salon Express

By Pete McDonald | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

In 2007 Sabre Yachts launched a 52-foot Salon Express as the flagship of its motor-yacht fleet. She fit right in with her Downeast family in terms of both style and, with twin Caterpillar C15 straight-shaft inboards, propulsion.

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Altima 77

By Pete McDonald | Posted August 2010 | Add a Comment

Raising the StakesAltima Yachts ups its game with the intro of the 77, a fishable motoryacht.Altima Yachts came on the scene eight years ago as Frank Sciortino sought to produce well- built, well-appointed cruising vessels at what he calls “a reasonable investment level.” Now after meeting that goal, Sciortino wants to take his fleet

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Absolute 43 Fly

By Pete McDonald | Posted July 2010 | Add a Comment

Absolute Beauty A stylish pod-driven Italian import designed for the cruising family. Absolute’s first ever flying bridge features a large sunlounge and a settee with a table. Hull-side ports will bring light into the lower cabins, including the master, two guest staterooms and the galley below

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Sunreef 70 Power

By Pete McDonald | Posted July 2010 | Add a Comment

Cat on the RunA longtime sailboat builder brings its first powercat to the States.I’ve always wanted a boat with a hot tub on the flying bridge. So I took particular interest in the Sunreef 70 Power named Sea Bass, which has that and more, the result of the wide beam afforded by the catamaran hull design that makes this boat an

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Numarine 68 Fly

By Pete McDonald | Posted June 2010 | Add a Comment

Turkish FlyThis 68 gives you the option to either hire a crew or run the boat yourself.A The 68’s flying-bridge deck features a double-wide helm station and large settee. B Expansive windows bathe the main deck in light. C Resin infusion and cored laminate shed weight and

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Gamefisherman 42 Express

By Pete McDonald | Posted June 2010 | Add a Comment

Pelagic WarriorThis custom 42-footer was designed for one thing: taking on big game.As you’d expect from a builder of sportfishing boats, Gamefisherman designs every vessel starting in the cockpit. The 42 Express’ has an insulated transom fishbox that’s five feet across and plumbed to an ice chipper that can make 600 pounds of shaved

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Spencer 70

By Pete McDonald | Posted June 2010 | Add a Comment

Triple ThreatVolvo Penta and Spencer Yachts reunite to build another breakthrough IPS boat, and this time it’s a 70-footer.At Spencer, high-tech boats are built in much the same way traditional wooden boats were.In a bay in a boatyard in Manns Harbor, North Carolina, a 70-foot custom sportfisherman is

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