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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...

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

The 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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Tiara Yachts Coronet 31

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Tiara Yachts Coronet 31Tiara Yachts new Coronet 31 is one dayboat with a truly fitting name—since a coronet is a “little crown” and the 31 looks to be the newest jewel in Tiara’s collection. Her cockpit feels unusually roomy compared to other boats in this class due to a single-level deck that allows for maximum seating, as well as enough space for

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2011 Engines Review - Catalyst

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Time For A ConversionUnfamiliar with catalytic converters? You shouldn’t be, because you may need one soon.If you’re like most people, the only time you put serious thought into catalytic converters is when you’re driving down the road and an awful sulfuric scent whacks you straight in the nostrils

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Custom Line 100

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Custom Line 100Anyone who ever uttered the phrase “youth is wasted on the the young” certainly never met an owner of Ferretti’s Custom Line 100. Designed with sleek, sporty lines specifically intended to attract a young, hip clientele, the yacht is sure to make a lasting impression on any (most likely jealous) person who catches a glimpse of her.

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