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Cat Class

By Jeffrey MoserPhotos by Aime Coln | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

Here's one class where you wouldn't mind a homework assignment: learning to drive a power cat in the Caribbean.Autumn is a busy time for the Power & Motoryacht staff. Come mid-September, many of us embark on a multicity boat-show circuit that lasts until early November, bracketed by the usual plethora of boat tests. So it

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The Big Red One

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted August 2007 | Add a Comment

Azimut 103SWith each subsequent model in Azimut's sexy, sleek S range, the talented design team of Carlo Galeazzi and Stefano Righini raises the bar. From the bambina, the 43S, to the

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Roman Abramovich's Flotilla

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

Roman Abramovich, whose worth is estimated by Forbes magazine at $18.7 billion.Heard the old saw about the sailor who has a girl at every port? Russian industrialist magnate Roman Abramovich is well on his way to having a different megayacht stationed in each of the world's most exclusive ports of call. Abramovich owns two vessels

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The World's Most Expensive Charter Yachts

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

Money can't buy everything. No matter how much you have, most of the yachts on the Power & Motoryacht 100 are for private use. But don't despair. If you must have a yacht holiday, there are plenty of candidates available. The following yachts do charter, and we ranked them from most to least expensive during high season. In cases where charter brokers quote rates in euros, we’ve listed

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Most Prolific Megayacht Builders

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

To quote the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink of Hogan's Heroes: "It’s zee Germans!" Thirteen German shipyards built more than one-third—34!—of the boats on the Power & Motoryacht 100, and 13 of those are ranked in the top 20. A distant second, Holland, has 22 boats from seven shipyards on our list. Combined, nearly 60 percent of the Power & Motoryacht 100 potentially

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Downeast Darling

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

Sabre 52 Salon ExpressAbout 20 years ago, when Maine-based sailboat builder Sabre sought to expand its line, someone might've glanced at the workboats on nearby Casco Bay for inspiration: In 1989 the company launched the Downeast-inspired, 36-foot Fast Trawler. Today more than half of its models built at its South Casco facility

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Steel Will

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted June 2007 | Add a Comment

Neil RabinowitzAleutian 92Have boat, will travel—to just about anywhere you choose. That is the raison d'tre for the Aleutian 92, built in Tacoma, Washington. And with a sturdy steel hull, a range of superb standards, accommodations for more than a dozen guests, and a reported

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The Road to the Future

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

GPS technology has been the major force in bringing marine route planning into the 21st century. The Navstar GPS satellite network that made its way to us after the 1986 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was a godsend: CRADA brought commercially viable, federalized positioning technology to the private sector, and we boaters benefitted with the chartplotters that grace our

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Aussie Rules

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

Riviera 4700 Sport YachtAustralia-based Riviera Yachts is known stateside for its line of convertibles, but the builder made a big splash at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a two-stateroom, 36-foot express.

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Scientific Method

By Jeffrey Moserphotos by Mika ... | Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

If you really want to know what's going on inside your engine, you need to know about oil analysis.In the surfeit of CSI programs so popular with TV viewers these days, one scene is never absent: The investigators lock eyes with the suspect in the interrogation room and coolly announce that blood samples taken from the crime scene

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