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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...

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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Maritimo M53

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Maritimo M53If the primary purpose of a yacht is to entertain, then the Maritimo M53 is a boat on a mission. At 57'8" she packs as much leisure-time punch as larger boats. Of particular note is her well-appointed galley, replete with a full-size refrigerator and freezer, electric cooktop, microwave, and drawer-style dishwasher, plus a stainless

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Prestige Yachts 500 S

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011 | Add a Comment

Prestige Yachts 500 S“Beauty without excess.” This was Prestige’s goal when designing its 500 S, a boat that is sure to impress with her clean lines, nimble performance, and efficient use of interior space. Her exterior speaks for itself, with a sleek, low profile that lends a certain elegance whether at the dock or slicing through open water. Her

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Azimut 38

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Azimut 38You never get a second chance to make a first impression.That’s why Azimut put so much time and care into developing the 38. The boat measures 39 feet and makes efficient use of that space, particularly on her flying bridge, which houses a sunpad and sofa area. Down below, the master cabin features spacious wardrobes that make the

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