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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...

Ocean Alexander 90

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011 | Add a Comment

The 30-year-old boatbuilder Ocean Alexander is introducing a 90-footer that looks and feels like a much larger yacht. A wide 22-foot beam produces an airy feel throughout the vessel, particularly in her main saloon where oversized windows create an interior that is awash in sunlight.

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Luhrs 37 IPS

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011 | Add a Comment

With its new 37 IPS, Luhrs has set out to prove that big things really can come in smaller packages. The boat is the first in the builder’s Canyon Series line, which Luhrs claims is the only group of sportfishing boats under 39 feet that can boast two staterooms and two heads. As such, the 37 aims to compete with other convertibles that might dwarf her in size

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The Cost of American Megayacht Ownership

By Kevin KoenigIllustrations b... | Posted February 2011 | Add a Comment

Freedom Ain’t FreeWhy so few American megayachts fly the American flag.Back in January, we printed a letter in Mail from reader Bob Stromberg entitled “Why Are They Flag-less?” which asked quite pointedly why so many American-owned megayachts are not registered in the United States and therefore do not fly the Stars and Stripes. The

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Coastal Craft 450 IPS

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011 | Add a Comment

Founded in 1997, Coastal Craft is a British Columbia company that specializes in creating aluminum-hull boats, has a new flagship—the 450 IPS—and by all accounts she lives up to the company’s reputation for sturdy, comfortable builds. She also sports some performance features that are fairly impressive, particularly for a cruiser. Coastal Craft builds the 450 with

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Sasga 12

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2011 | Add a Comment

Holding with the strong undercurrent of nostalgia in today’s boating environment, Barracuda Yacht Design will soon unveil the Sasga 12, a “Balearic-style” motoryacht which is inspired by traditional Menorcan fishing rowboats commonly known as Llats. The two keys to the resemblance between the boats are the Sasga’s rounded stern section and her distinctive beam,

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Nordhavn 63

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2011 | Add a Comment

Nordhavn has always been renowned for building boats with distinctive lines and rugged silhouettes, and the new 63 from the California-based company is no exception. The boat shares a hull form with Nordhavn’s popular 55 and 60, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its own dynamic design attributes. Most strikingly, the 63 features an aft wheelhouse. This

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Wider 42

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2011 | Add a Comment

In times of economic strife, most people shy away from evolutionary business concepts, instead preferring to hunker down and ride out the storm with older, more comfortable ideas. But a lack of dynamism in business leads to stagnation—and stagnation to death. The business of boatbuilding is no exception. But thankfully, Tilli Antonelli is not “most people.”

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Sea Vee 430 Express

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2011 | Add a Comment

It has been said that choice is the ultimate luxury. If that cliche holds true, then the SeaVee 430 Express is definitely a boat worth checking out. Depending on her owner’s druthers, the 430 can either be a comfortable and stylish cruiser that’s perfect for a day out on the water with guests or a real-deal fishing boat that can go out and compete with the

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Cruising the St. Johns River

By Kevin Koenigphotos by Jense... | Posted December 2010 | Add a Comment

Still WatersAmong Alligators and the Ghosts of Mad Men on the Mighty St. Johns.The Betty Jane pushes up the St. Johns to ports unknown, at least to a lifetime Yankee like me.Late last summer an email from Editor-in-Chief Richard Thiel pinged into my inbox—“I have something up my sleeve for you”—it read.

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A Profile of Bill Zinser, the Captain of Cakewalk

By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2010 | Add a Comment

Photo by y Jim RaycroftZinser is a commanding presence aboard Cakewalk. The respect he garners there is palpable—and well-earned.Bill Zinser Has His CakeOnboard with the captain of the largest yacht built in America since 1931.In the sleepy port city of

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