By Kevin Koenig Bob Hansen is an industrial farmer from Madera, California. Up until five years ago he had never owned a boat larger than 14 feet. But then a medical close call made him realize his dreams of the nautical life weren’t promised—and that the time he had left was fleeting. Power & Motoryacht: You don’t live anywhere near the ocean do you? Hansen: Nope. Madera is about 100 miles from Monterey. I grow grapes, almonds, and pistachios on an industrial farm there.
Captain Bill Pike interviews Carver Yachts design engineer Ryan Jendro about the startling future of boatbuilding and why current developments in the medical field may drive the development of marine design.
Captain Bill Pike interviews the marketing director for Northern Lights Colin Puckett about his company’s hybrid propulsion system and what it may mean for the future of boating.
Quality Always Translates To further explore the build process of the Astondoa 72 GLX, we interviewed the builder’s chief engineer, Chema Cano-Yuste, in Santa Pola, Spain, with the help of Rafael Barca. Power & Motoryacht: While touring the boat I couldn’t help but notice there weren’t very many seams or joints in the build materials.