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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...

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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Lazzara Breeze 76

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Lazzara Breeze 76If your question is “which new luxury cruising yacht should I check out next time I’m in the market?” then the answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The breeze to be exact—the Breeze 76 from Lazzara. This yacht packs a lot into her 76'5" LOA: an expansive flying bridge with a helm station, shaded lounge area, seating section

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Hunt Yachts 44 Express Cruiser

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Hunt Yachts 44 Express CruiserIf you’re in the hunt for a day cruiser with a smooth ride, classic American lines, and exceptional interior space for a boat her size, you may want to check out the 44 Express Cruiser from Hunt. The boat was designed for those who liked the looks, performance, and amenities of the company’s 52-footer but who wanted

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Protector Tuaranga 38

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Protector Tuaranga 38Oakland, California-based Protector Boats holds firm to the idea that the world is three-quarters water and that their customers should be able to enjoy almost every inch of that expanse. And with the new Tuaranga 38, which is typically rugged, sturdy, and fast, Protector aims to let the owners enjoy those waters regardless of

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Horizon PC58

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Rendering courtesy of Horizon YachtsHorizon PC58Lions and tigers and 59-foot cats that can hit nearly 30 mph at WOT? Oh my! The Horizon Group is set to launch its PC58 power cat at this fall’s Fort Lauderdale boat show. The yacht, whose elegant lines were engineered by Jupiter, Florida’s Winchester Design Group,

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Viking 66 Convertible

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Viking 66 ConvertibleUndaunted by the Great Recession, Viking just keeps aggressively churning out serious fishing boats for the serious fisherman. The 66 Convertible, which will debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is the company’s fifth new model introduced over the past several months. It combines the builder’s

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Report on the Gulf 1 year after the BP Oil Spill

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011 | Add a Comment

Down in the Hole - Part IIOne year after the BP oil spill, a region perseveres through frustration and heartacheFor Rookie Kruse, it all came down to numbers. It had been 64 days since the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Kruse’s Orange Beach, Alabama, charter fishing business was hurting, and at $5,000 per missed outing, his losses were quickly adding up. There was his

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Report on the Gulf 1 year after the BP Oil Spill

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

Down in the HolePart IRevisiting the Gulf One Year LaterIn the beginning, they descended in droves. Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil platform ignited into a biblical inferno—taking the lives of 11 men and injecting what would become upwards of 200 million gallons of oil into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico—the media arrived to feast on

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