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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...

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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Sunreef Power 75

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

You may never have seen a boat quite like the Sunreef Power 75, a tri-deck cat outfitted for serious sportfishing. Sunreef introduced a powerboat line in 2008, and it instantly became a hit. The 75 is a step up from the 70-foot base model. Her dual-hull design gives her excellent stability, a 4'9" draft, and an 8,000-mile range. The wide beam provides abundant

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Battling Black Marlin Off Costa Rica

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

Middle-Aged Man & the SeaIllustration by Brian RaszkaForty-five miles off Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica, I was recently fortunate enough to witness one of life’s intimate and constant dramas. Onboard were marina executive Juan Montalto, his sons Esteban, age 15, and Jose, 13, and the crew. We were trolling the

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How to keep marine growth from fouling your propellers

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2011 | Add a Comment

Here’s a common, if unwelcome, sight for boaters: You go to pull your boat out of the water for winter lay-up or perhaps

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Bertram 540

By Kevin Koenig | Posted March 2011 | Add a Comment

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The Bertram 540 is a modern-day version of the much-loved original Bertram 54 and retains the 54’s famously sharp bow, long waterline, and deep-V hull, which combine to make the boat handle well in open water. Bertram also claims that the 540’s single, centerline fuel tank creates a zero-trim effect that should

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