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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...

Princess V72

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

    Exclusive: Princess V72   While Kate Middleton may own the spotlight for now, she will soon have to compete with another British Princess who may even surpass Her Highness in beauty and grace. The V72 promises to uphold the traditions of another impressive lineage, that of Princess Yachts, the U.K. builder of sportcruisers. The V72 will launch

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Sarnico Yachts Spider 46

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

Exclusive: Sarnico Yachts Spider 46Sarnico Yachts is under new management: a team comprised of Marc-Udo Broich and James Michael Ryan, the men in charge of Maestro Yachts. The new collaboration, which has partnered with both the naval architecture firm Nuvolari-Lenard and Cantieri di Sarnico, looks to couple Italian elegance and flair with

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Nautica RIB Express 42

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

Nautica RIB Express 42Nautica RIB is upping the ante for rigid inflatable tenders with its 42-foot Express model. She will be the largest in her line for the company, which makes Express models as compact as 16 feet. The boat, for which Nautica has already received six orders, promises to be a well-outfitted sidekick for any megayacht as it’s

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Blue Planet 32

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

Blue Planet 32By now it’s no secret—fossil fuels are a finite resource, and someday (possibly soon) the leisure marine industry may need to look to alternative energy sources to power its boats through the waves. At the forefront of that movement is Blue Planet Catamarans of Beaufort, North Carolina. The company’s 32-footer is

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Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

Riviera 53 Enclosed FlybridgeIn May 2011 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia, Riviera splashed its 53 Enclosed Flybridge, a boat that, judging by early customer response, is already a star. As of presstime, the Australian builder had received 12 orders for the model, due in no small part to its layout, which features an aft

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Bering Yachts B50

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

Bering Yachts B50The Bering Sea, that harsh and notoriously unforgiving stretch of ocean that separates North America from Asia, may very well have met its match in the ruggedly built, steel-hull B50 from Bering Yachts. The B50 was conceived as the ultimate midrange passagemaker and so is equipped with many useful weapons to help her wage war

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Sessa Fly 45

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

Sessa Fly 45Sessa Marine’s Cristian Grande-designed Fly 45, which will splash September at the Cannes Boat Show, promises to optimize space onboard as few yachts of her size currently do. The boat’s namesake flying bridge should be able to accommodate as many as ten people (not including the helmsman) who will most likely congregate

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Sabre 48 Salon Express

By Kevin Koenig | Posted July 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo Courtesy of Sabre   Sabre 48 Salon Express   The best-laid plans of mice and men may often go awry, but it certainly seems they turned out all right for Sabre Yachts and its 48 Salon Express, which splashed this past April. Every aspect of her plan combines to make her an excellent cruiser that makes efficient

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End of the World Bar, Bimini

By Kevin Koenig | Posted July 2011 | Add a Comment

Lost in Paradise: I have a confession to make: I love beer. Vodka was a cheap fling, whiskey and I have had a falling out (no pun intended), and I told tequila to hit the bricks after an ill-fated trip to Cabo San Lucas many moons ago. But nestling up to some frosty hops at the end of a

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How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat, and your price point. >As any boat owner knows, there is a wealth of options when choosing a new VHF antenna.

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