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by Kevin Koenig

PMY Senior Editor:
Kevin grew up in New Jersey and spent his summers cruising the Barnegat Bay aboard his father’s 23-foot Sea Ray Respite. He also has earned a certificate in boating from Southwest Florida Yachts. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2004 Read more here...

Prestige 550 Flybridge

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

With her twin 600-hp Cummins QSC8.3’s motoring below, the boat can hit a top hop of 30 knots if need be, but is much more comfortable at a respectable cruise speed of 24 knots.

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Metal Shark 40 Fearless

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

Jeanerette, Louisiana’s Metal Shark Aluminum Boats—traditionally the manufacturer of rugged, fast, aluminum-hulled vessels mainly for the port-security, border-protection, and drug-interdiction markets. Recently however, they made a strong move into the leisure-based side of the game in the form of their 40-foot center console Fearless. Fearless is a fitting moniker for a boat with a macho pedigree and racy features...

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Fairline Targa 50 Gran Turismo

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

Historically speaking, the Brits have always enjoyed some measure of dominance at sea, from the Battle of Vigo Bay to the sinking of the Bismarck. Perhaps it was with this tradition in mind that England’s own Fairline Boats created the Targa 50 GT, a build that looks to please discerning owners and impress visiting guests with a vigor worthy of her pedigree.

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Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

With a projected LOA of 100 feet and a beam of 22 feet 6 inches, the 100 certainly will not lack for volume. Owners and guests alike will appreciate her enormous flying bridge, which will be an excellent space for entertaining, equipped with a large wet bar as well as specially designed modular furniture that can be arranged for the specific needs of the owner. Aft there will be an option for a davit and tender, or else even more entertainment space. If the owner chooses the latter configuration the tender will stow on a hydraulic lift attached to the swim platform.

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Grand Banks 50 Eastbay

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Grand Banks 50 Eastbay. Her classic looks certainly harken to an age gone by.

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Cranchi Fifty 8 Fly

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Cranchi Fifty 8 Fly With attractive and relatively low-slung lines it’s no wonder the Fifty 8 was the source of so much chatter on the docks.

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Sessa Fly 45

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012

Sessa brings Italian style to the American market with the new Fly 45—a sporty ride that is ready to entertain. Boat test of the Sessa Fly 45.

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Marquis 630 Sport Yacht

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Just Launched: our first impression of the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht As a total package the 630 Sport Yacht seems hard to beat. Anyone currently in the market for a midsize vessel with eye-catching looks and the ability to pamper her owner should most certainly give a Marquis dealership near you a ring.

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Grady-White 335

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Just Launched: our first impression of the Grady-White 335. The 335 features an open layout that is well suited to entertaining. The most striking thing about this design is the open bow, which obviously sacrifices cabin space, but also makes the main deck downright expansive for a 33-footer. The bow area leads aft between a double console towards the helm and cockpit, both of which offer a slew of amenities that aid in both entertaining and fishing.

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Pershing 82

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Hot on the heels of the company’s successful 80 model, Pershing’s newest launch, the slightly elongated 82, looks to push all the boundaries of what a large sport yacht can do. Aggressively raked lines create a profile that leaves little doubt as to the 82’s main purpose: to be the sexiest, sleekest boat on the water.

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