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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...

Ferretti 870

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Following in the wake of Ferretti's popular 830 is the company's new 870, a yacht that is sure to appeal to owners who treasure sophisticated design and detail. The 870 is another example of the tri-tipped partnership between Ferretti's in-house research and naval design center, Studio Zuccon International Project...

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Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011

The Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht is completely customizable and runs like an Olympic bobsled. I blame my father. He writes with his left hand, and I learned handwriting from watching him. Only problem is, I’m a righty. Thusly, everything I’ve ever produced from a pen has been smudgy chicken-scratch. So imagine what it looks like when I write down

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Monte Carlo Yachts 65

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Monte Carlo Yachts 65Hot on the heels of the much-lauded Monte Carlo Yachts 76 comes the 65, a boat the company hopes will strengthen its reputation for building understatedly elegant yachts that are as functional as they are highly styled.Once again MCY paired

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Fountaine Pajot Queensland 55

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Fountaine Pajot Queensland 55Anyone who has ever spent time on a long-range cruise knows well that stability is hard to overrate as a comfort factor. That’s why it should come as no surprise that boatbuilders are beginning to turn out more and more catamaran trawlers, which offer incredible stability with the added bonus of improved fuel economy.

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Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Off Costa Rica’s Marina Pez Vela, an Indo-Pacific sailfish puts the “trip” in fishing trip. We visit Marina Pez Vela, a full-service marina with high-end condos and a luxury shopping area under construction that has its hopes set on becoming a Mecca for boaters and sportfishermen alike...

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Henriques 42' Charter

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Henriques 42' CharterIf there is one thing integral to Portuguese history and culture it is boats. And more to the point, fishing. It is not surprising then that when Jack Henriques immigrated to the United States from Portugal in his 20s, he quickly set up shop constructing the same type of rugged, seaworthy boats that his family had been building

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S.S. Sapona

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

A waypoint for cruising yachtsmen, the S.S. Sapona has a history rife with mystery and intrigue. Just south of Bimini, a ghostly apparition rises from the crystalline depths, a shipwreck so sun-bleached and battered it resembles the skeletal rib cage of some Leviathan, long-deceased and now resting peacefully in paradise. But this is no ordinary wreck, and the S.S. Sapona was no ordinary ship.

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Marlow Yachts 61E MK2

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Marlow Yachts 61E MK2Marlow Yachts’ highly regarded Explorer series has been at the cutting edge of long-range cruisers for quite some time now, building a loyal following of owners who prize the boats for their luxury, dependability, aesthetics, and outstanding seakeeping ability. With their newest redesign, the 61E MK2, it looks to improve on

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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Boston Whaler 285 ConquestAs much as any other manufacturer in the boatbuilding game, Boston Whaler has staked its reputation on building rugged and seakindly boats. In particular, the company sets itself apart with the bold proclamation that their boats are “unsinkable.” That’s a lofty title to uphold but one which the company’s new 285 Conquest

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Vicem 100 Cruiser

By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Vicem 100 CruiserIn days of yore, if the Turks were crossing the high seas in search of you—well, it was probably a good time to pack up your bags and hit the road. Fast. But these days—at least since Turkish builder Vicem Yachts began turning out impeccably crafted, customizable yachts in 1991—if you hear the Turks are coming for you, you may want

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