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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 — Seeing Green

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Senior Editor Kevin Koenig had a question that needed answering: Is it possible to build an environmentally friendly powerboat? To answer it, he spoke to experts from across the marine world. Unsurprisingly, he found a variety of opinions, some of which will surprise you. Read here to see what he learned. ➤

Is a Green Boat Possible?

Monday, December 30, 2013 — Making Your Yacht Super

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As vice president of sales and marketing for custom superyacht mainstay Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith knows a thing or two about building a better boat. Capt. Bill Pike did a deep dive with him on how to improve the amenities, performance, and aesthetics of any boat, and they started with Smith’s 32-foot Mainship. Read here for must-have knowledge on upgrading your own boat. Let’s be honest, it might just be the most productive thing you do all day.

The Best Boat Upgrades

Friday, December 27, 2013 — Full Speed Ahead

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Alan Harper recently tested the Pershing 62 in the Baie de Cannes. The boat impressed with high speeds and eminent onboard luxury. But what really stood out was the boat’s nimble maneuverability, something that anyone interested in high-performance can appreciate. Read the test here. ➤

Tested: Pershing 62

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 — Geared Up

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Managing Editor Chris White snooped out the very best boat gear out there, including a pump kit, a television antenna, and a shaft seal. We’ve also got Capt. Bill Pike’s gear pick of the month. Find out what it is here. ➤

The Best Gear for You

Monday, December 23, 2013 — Oil Money

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Capt. Richard Thiel knows oil analysis isn’t the sexiest topic in the world. But it is an important one if you plan on keeping your boat well maintained for years to come. Here he shares some tips on how to do it well...and on the cheap. ➤

Engine Maintenance Tips

Friday, December 20, 2013 — The Luxe Life

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European Editor Alan Harper recently put the MCY 86 through her paces. What he found was a boat that sacrifices nothing in the way of luxury, but still manages to retain an exceedingly seaworthy feel. Read the full test here. ➤

Tested: Monte Carlo Yachts 86

Thursday, December 19, 2013 — Power and Prestige

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At 74 feet, the all-new Prestige 750 is the company’s new flagship. And she’s got all the onboard amenities and attention to detail that you’d expect from a boat bearing that title. She won’t debut until the Ft. Lauderdale show in 2014,  but you can get a sneak peek at her here. ➤

First Look: Prestige 750

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 — First Look: VanDutch 40

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We spoke with the president of VanDutch Marine about his company’s push into the American market, and specifically its new 40. That boat boasts unforgettable lines, a quiet ride, and sporty performance. Read more about this pretty Dutch runabout, here. ➤

Going (Van) Dutch

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 — What’s the brokerage market for a Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser?

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We spoke with three brokers to discover all the ins and outs of finding the right Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser. They broke down the boat’s pros and cons, and give some information that could help you find the right vessel at the right price. Share their expertise by clicking here. ➤

What’s the brokerage market for a Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser?

Monday, December 16, 2013 — See What’s New

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We’ve got fresh updates from Sabre, Reliant, Hatteras, Carver, Viking, and Rio about what they’re designing and building at this very moment. This is your chance to take a peek inside the shed or get a look at the latest lines and layouts from some of your favorite builders. Be the first guy at your local marina to know about what boats are coming next, and read more about them here. ➤

The Latest Launches

Friday, December 13, 2013 — Testing the Lazzara LMY 64

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Lazzara Yachts has always found a way to stand out from the rest of the pack. During his test of the Lazzara LMY 64, Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood dove deep with the company’s founder, Dick Lazzara, to find out exactly how he does it. Read more here. ➤

Tested: Lazzara LMY 64

Thursday, December 12, 2013 — Giving is Better than Receiving

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Not sure what to get for your kid, your dad, or any other boater you’re buying presents for this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Power & Motoryacht’s editors scoured the land (and sea) for the best gear and gadgets to help everybody maximize their on-the-water enjoyment. Read our gift guide here.➤

The Best Boat Gifts

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — Sea Ray in the City

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MarineMax recently threw a glitzy party for the all-new Sea Ray 350 SLX, as well as the entire SLX sport line, at New York City’s Chelsea Piers. The party brought out the dapper and the dashing, and boy did they like those boats. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig was in attendance. Here’s what he saw. ➤

The Sea Ray SLX line

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — Constant Connection

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For better or for worse, taking to sea will soon no longer be a true escape. New technologies—in particular a mini-VSAT broadband system from KVH—are making Wi-Fi connection and other connectivity applications better than ever. Editor-in-Chief Jason Wood introduces you to a bold new future, here. ➤

KVH’s New Onboard Entertainment System

Monday, December 9, 2013 — Boatyard: The Canvas Conversation

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Modern-day marine fabrics have come a long way from the crusty canvas your father covered up his boat with. Today your boat cover can be made from such materials as acrylics, vinyls, space-age polymers, and more. It just depends on what you’re looking for, and of course, what your budget is. Mike Smith covers all your options in Boatyard.➤

Picking the Right Boat Cover

Friday, December 6, 2013 — Alpha Delta

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The Delta 54 IPS is a light, well-built, and creatively designed boat. And thanks to her namesake Volvo Penta IPS engines, she’s a joy to drive as well. Read more about this carbon-fiber vessel here. ➤

Tested: Delta 54 IPS

Thursday, December 5, 2013 — First Look: Sea Ray 510 Fly

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The new Sea Ray 510 Fly launched with much fanfare at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show this fall. Journalists, show-goers, and industry insiders alike gawked at her dynamic use of onboard space. Sea Ray’s designers really pushed themselves with this boat, and it shows. Read more here. ➤

Sea Ray’s new yacht

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 — The Newest Boats

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Ever wondered how a boat comes to be? New Boats Notebook will give you an inside glimpse at the build and design processes behind your favorite boatbuilders’ latest projects. See what Hinckley, Bonadeo, Elandra, Bertram, Huckins, and San Juan have been up to by clicking here. ➤

Building Beauties

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 — After Word: 70-plus years on the water?

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At 80 years old, Seattle’s Ed Dunn is still an active boater, and cruises his Maritimo 52 all around the Pacific Northwest. In his 70-plus years on the water Dunn has amassed a veritable treasure trove of stories and wisdom. He sat down with Senior Editor Kevin Koenig to share a few of the things he’s learned. ➤

Old Man and the Sea

Monday, December 2, 2013 — Marlin Mania

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Gary Caputi went down to Australia to fish with legendary charter fisherman Capt. Sharky Miles. Suffice to say, the journey paid off. Read all about Caputi’s epic haul, here.➤

Bet on Black

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — Proper English

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The Fairline Targa 48 Open is a stylish express cruiser that incorporates plenty of design and engineering highlights. Our European editor Alan Harper took her for a spin recently out on the ocean blue. Here’s what he thought of her. ➤

Tantalizing Targa

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — Crazy Love

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Michael Peters is one of the world’s foremost yacht designers. But before he rose to such lofty heights, he was just a kid kicking around Catalina Island trying to figure out what to do with his life. Thankfully, he followed his heart. Here is his story. ➤

Get a Real Job

Monday, November 25, 2013 — First Look: Horizon RP110

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The Donald Blount-designed Horizon RP110 is a sophisticated and seakindly launch. If you’re in the market for a big boat, you would do well to give this raised pilothouse beauty a once over. Read more about her here. ➤

On the Horizon

Friday, November 22, 2013 — Rough, Ready, Regulator

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If you’re in the market for a sturdy yet nimble center console that can take you offshore with ease and get you back home safe and sound, look no further than the Regulator 25. With impressive construction and a nice use of onboard space she packs a whole lot into her 30-foot-long frame. Read what Jason Wood thought of her here. ➤

Revving up with Regulator

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — Boatyard: Keep Your Boat Shipshape

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Capt. Bill Pike shares some of his favorite tips and tricks for getting your boat into top-notch condition. That’s obviously important for your cruising benefit, but it’s huge for resale value as well. Learn how to keep your vessel even better maintained than it already is, here. ➤

Maintenance Magic

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — The Vanishing Magenta Line

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If you’ve ever followed the magenta line down the ICW you know a little local knowledge will go a long way to keeping you out of trouble. But does that mean we’ll be better off without the line as NOAA is exploring the possibility of its demise? Read all about what could happen and what it may mean to you here. ➤

Cool Down: Charting the Right Course

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — Oil Up?

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Capt. Richard Thiel investigates whether the high-tech, synthetic engine oils are all they’re cracked up to be—particularly for marine engines—in his Power & Propulsion column. Read what he has to say about it here. ➤

Synthetic Solution: Are synthetic engine oils right for your boat?

Monday, November 18, 2013 — Is a Survey the Way?

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We know, we know, you know everything there is to possibly know about boats. But consider this: Maybe having a third-party marine surveyor take a look at your boat as part of her maintenance schedule is a good thing. Fresh eyes, y’know? Mike Smith investigates the value of having a survey done on a boat you already own. Read more here. ➤

Fresh Eyes

Friday, November 15, 2013 — In Her Element

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Viking packed a lot of boat onto their new Viking 52. That means that even at an LOA some anglers might consider a shade too small for the big-time tourneys, she is ready to compete with anybody. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig put her through her paces on a wild day off Cape May, New Jersey. Read here to find out how she did when pitted against the elements. ➤

Jersey Devil

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — Venture 39 Tournament Edition

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The Venture 39 Tournament Edition is a truly semi-customizable boat that can do pretty much whatever you ask of her. With a 48-knot top speed and tons of fishing and diving options available—not to mention a generous warranty package—the Venture is ready for adventure. We got onboard last fall to have a look. Here’s what else we had to say. ➤

Venture Forth!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — Don't Fear the Gear

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The best place to look when your boat needs new stuff is our Gear section. In this November’s issue contributing editor Eric Colby points out what’s hot, and Capt. Bill Pike makes a pick of his own that will lick your leaks. Read all about it here. ➤

Grind Your Gear

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Grand Banks 38 Eastbay?

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We spoke to three brokers who had a Grand Banks 38 Eastbay listing, and they all had some interesting insights on the boat, and why she’s great get on the secondary market. Read what they had to say here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Grand Banks 38 Eastbay?

Monday, November 11, 2013 — Blown Away

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Michael Peters doesn’t necessarily think that the ludicrously expensive and super-fast AC72 sailboats are ruining the America’s Cup, as some critics have shouted from the rooftops. In his opinion, the danger and excitement are integral to the sport’s continued health. Click here to find out why. ➤

Cup Controversy

Friday, November 8, 2013 — Mad for Mangusta:

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Big, fast, and pretty. That’s the way we’d describe the Mangusta 94—and we’d be using restraint. Alan Harper gave the 94-foot motoryacht a good kick in the tires off of Cannes not so long ago. Here’s what he had to say about her. ➤

Mad for Mangusta

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — First Look: Paul Mann Lisa K

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There's just something about a fully custom fishing boat that sets your nerves to tingling. Take for example the Lisa K, a 67-foot hard-charger from Paul Mann. She's got a beautiful cherry interior, and all-new Caterpillar ACERT C32 1,925-horsepower Tier IIIs that burn clean. To put it bluntly, she's a showstopper. Learn more about her here. ➤

Mann Up

Monday, November 4, 2013 — Fast and Furious

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The action with king mackerel can heat up so quickly that even seasoned anglers may cry uncle. Want to know how to get in the game? Learn the wheres and whens of targeting the speediest smokers here. ➤

Fast and Furious Kingfish

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — Are You Ready for the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show?

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If you love boating, you need to get to the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. All kinds of boats, from motoryachts to express cruisers, sportfisherman to trawlers, and Down East-style cruisers to center consoles to Down East-style cruisers are represented on the grandest stage. Create your plan of attack and get the most out of the show with our guide here. ➤

Are you ready for the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show?

Friday, October 25, 2013 — Tested: Princess 82

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If you know the line of Princess motoryachts as we do, you may be curious to see just this new addition fits. But if you’re just becoming acquainted with these exquisite British-built motoryachts, you’re in for a real treat. Either way, we’d love to show you around the Princess 82. Step aboard with us here. ➤

Tested: Princess 82

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — First Look: Lazzara LMY 64

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There’s technology to spare in the latest launch from Lazzara Yachts. The LMY 64 has carbon-fiber construction, Volvo Penta IPS1200s, and the latest version of Lazzara’s ISIS system. Learn more about her here. ➤

First Look: Lazzara LMY 64

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — What’s New in Marine Propulsion Technology

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You may be thinking about spending more time on your boat in the coming years, and a repower may be a good idea to keep her running cleanly and efficiently. We figure you’ll want to know what’s available —have a look at the latest engines, outboards and more here. ➤

What’s New in Marine Propulsion Technology

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — How to Understand Your Boatyard Bill

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We know the first glance at your boatyard bill is a blur as your eyes go right to the bottom line. But after your brain’s built-in calculator begins to whir, you know there’s more on that invoice that you need to sort out. Understand what you’re paying for— get the lowdown here. ➤

How to Understand Your Boatyard Bill

Monday, October 21, 2013 — Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Banter

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What do the editors at Power & Motoryacht do when they’re not writing about boats, looking at photos of boats, or wondering about what’s going to be new at the boat show? They talk about boats! With each other! See what transpired in a video-conference conversation between Editor-In-Chief Jason Wood and Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike about what they’ll be looking for at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Check it out here. ➤

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Banter

Friday, October 18, 2013 — Tested: Ferretti 960

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You may see some of the design elements of the new Ferretti 960 turning up in other boats—in a couple of years, when some other builders catch up a bit. Until then, check out our test of this motoryacht (if for the engine room alone!) here. ➤

Tested: Ferretti 960

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — Get a Closer Look at the Princess 82

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The Princess 82 pumps up the volume to megayacht proportions. But as any boater knows, it’s not having space, it’s what you do with it. We thought Princess Yachts had a pretty good rejoinder to that. See what we mean here. ➤

Get a Closer Look at the Princess 82

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — Photo Log: Cruising Desolation Sound

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Ever want to remember the cruises in the details you may have missed. So does Capt. Bill Pike, who keeps a photographic logbook of many of his adventures. Share his memories and check out his cruise to Desolation Sound here. ➤

Photo Log: Cruising Desolation Sound

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Viking 35?

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We spoke to three brokers who each had a Viking 35 listed on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what each had to say about this convertible and the market for buying and selling them. Read what they had to say here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Viking 35?

Monday, October 14, 2013 — First Look: Riviera 565 SUV

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As you may have guessed from the name, the Riviera 565 SUV is ready for anything your active lifestyle brings to the boating equation. Plenty of seating and a beamy, stable platform bring you and your cruising guests to your next adventure in safety with a dash of Australian bravado. Check it out here. ➤

First Look: Riviera 565 SUV

Friday, October 11, 2013 — Tested: Cumberland 47 LC

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Get a closer look at the Cumberland 47 LC, a power cat from French boatbuilder Fountaine Pajot. You may be interested to learn how the hull design deals with the conditions routinely found while bluewater cruising, and other happy lessons from success building sailboats. Learn more about this capable power cat here. ➤

Tested: Cumberland 47 LC

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — America’s Cup: A Triumph of Yacht Design

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If it floats and goes fast, there are few people better qualified to offer commentary in the world than Michael Peters, our Sightlines columnist. See what he has to say about recent events in San Francisco here. ➤

America’s Cup: A Triumph of Yacht Design

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

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Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing, you may find a whole new reason to love boating. See what we’re talking about here. ➤

Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — Reader Panel Tested: Garcia 54

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Power & Motoryacht readers are some of the most knowledgable around, so we came up with a way to bring that discerning eye to our test of the Garcia 54. Capt. Bill Pike took accompanied Power & Motoryacht reader panel members Robert and Carol Brathune on a sea trial of this new bluewater cruiser and all three of them have opinions. Check out what they discovered here. ➤

Reader Panel Tested: Garcia 54

Monday, October 7, 2013 — Controlling Sound and Vibration on Your Boat

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You can’t stop sound on your boat—your only hope is to contain it! Diesel engines, generators, pumps, and other onboard machinery all create their own noise and vibration. Add them all together and you’ve got your own little symphony that can degrade the comfort level of your boat. But if you can keep it in the engine room, you’ll be ahead of the game. See what we mean here. ➤

Controlling Sound and Vibration on Your Boat

Friday, October 4, 2013 — VIDEO: Back Cove 34

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Check out the Back Cove 34 in action—she just might surprise you. This model offers fine finish and quality construction in an accessible single-diesel Down East-style cruiser. See what the Back Cove 34 can do here. ➤

VIDEO: Back Cove 34

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — First Look: Tiara 50 Coupe

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Don’t look now, but there’s some real innovation coming from the middle of this country. The Tiara 50 Coupe is making her debut and we can’t wait to get onboard. You’ll see why when you read about her here. ➤

First Look: Tiara 50 Coupe

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — Glimpse the Future of Boating

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Technology continues to leap forward and bring boaters along for a wild ride of powerful capabilities, simplified operation, and improved comfort. We thought it may help us all understand where things are headed by trying to see into the future. Capt. Bill Pike talked to folks at Carver Yachts, Raymarine, Northern Lights, and others who are leading the charge, and you may be surprised by what he discovered. Find out more here. ➤

Glimpse the Future of Boating

Monday, September 30, 2013 — Troll Like a Pro

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Get the most out of your fishing time. Tournament pros troll with dredges, creating the illusion that the waters behind their boat are filled with schools of baitfish. Learn more about this winning technique here. ➤

Troll Like a Pro

Friday, September 27, 2013 — Tested: Azimut Atlantis 34

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Get ready for fun times. European Editor Alan Harper managed to steal away this stern drive-powered Azimut Atlantis 34 from the boat show for a brief romp outside the harbor at Cannes. See what he found out about it here. ➤

Tested: Azimut Atlantis 34

Thursday, September 26, 2013 — Video: Talking Boats with Walter Schulz of Shannon Yachts

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Video: Talking Boats with Walter Schulz of Shannon Yachts Boatbuilders who break ground have opinions—lots of them. We got to spend some time with Walter Schulz of Shannon Yachts and talk about boat design. Listen in on the conversation here. ➤

Video: Talking Boats with Walter Schulz of Shannon Yachts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — In Depth: Hinckley IPS Repower

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Want to know more about repowering a boat with Volvo Penta IPS? Go behind the scenes of a Hinckley repower project to get a closer look at how it’s done. See detailed photos of the engine and pod drives here.➤

In Depth Gallery: Hinckley IPS Repower

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — How to Take Care of Your Bow Thruster

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Your bow thruster is like a really handy stowaway—it sits quietly tucked belowdecks for most of the voyage, only to show up during close-quarters maneuvering to simplify the process and maybe even save the day. How do you make sure it’s there when you need it? Check out our handy tips here. ➤

How to Take Care of Your Bow Thruster

Monday, September 23, 2013 — Get a Closer Look: Galeon 420 Fly

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Get a more in-depth look at the Galeon 420 Fly, and see why Senior Editor Kevin Koenig found so much to recommend this sleek motoryacht. Here’s a hint: Modular furniture makes it more inviting. Check out the photos here. ➤

Closer Look: Galeon 420 Fly

Friday, September 20, 2013 — Tested: Palm Beach 55

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Understanding how a warped hull works will help you get what Palm Beach is all about. Check out our test of the company's 55-footer here. ➤

Tested: Palm Beach 55

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — Be the Baitfish

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Ever wonder what it's like to be the object of desire for a school of voracious game fish? The speed and ferocity of their attacks are hard to grasp. Get a look at what it's like to be a bait in a trolling dredge here. ➤

Be the Baitfish

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — Get a Closer Look: Ferretti 960

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The Ferretti 960 uses a proven hull design in innovative ways. But it also is a beautiful boat. To see if you agree look here. ➤

Get a Closer Look: Ferretti 960

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the North Pacific 42?

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We spoke to three brokers who had a North Pacific 42 listed online, and they each had plenty to say about the design of the boat and its efficient performance, as well as the kind of buyers and sellers they encounter in the market. Read their insights here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the North Pacific 42?

Monday, September 16, 2013 — Video: Knowing Where You Are

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Capt. Bill Pike shares a simple method of paper-chart navigation—the bow and beam bearing. Hopefully your electronics never fail, but if they should, this technique may help you figure out just where you are. Check out the brief video here.➤

Video: Bow and Beam Bearing.

Friday, September 13, 2013 — Tested: Back Cove 34

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Back Cove Yachts sticks to its founding principle, which is to provide boaters with top-flight, single-screw Down East-style cruisers. But the Back Cove 34 is a great example of why staying true to oneself can mean a few surprises and a whole lot of fun. See what we’re talking about here. ➤

Tested: Back Cove 34

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — First Look: Defiance 46

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Chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like the Defiance 46 from Shannon Yachts. Sure her profile looks conservative and straightforward, but it conceals some creative propulsion ideas and a running surface you’ll want to know about. Learn more here. ➤

First Look: Defiance 46

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — Semi-Custom Fun with Hunt Yachts

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If you understand how a boat goes together, you know it’s a pretty daunting task. As with most things of beauty and technical magnificence such as are built at Hunt Yachts, much of the process hides in the details—thousands of them. So approaching a semi-custom build is all about attitude. See what we mean here. ➤

Semi-Custom Fun with Hunt Yachts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 — Tested: Princess V48

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The Princess V48 makes her U.S. premiere at the Newport International Boat Show this week, and she shows how this British boatbuilder has used smart ideas to create living space. But we met her in the U.K. to be sure you’d know all about her before she arrived. Check out our full test here. ➤

Tested: Princess V48

Monday, September 9, 2013 — Mentor State

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Many of us have a mentor, someone who helped us to grow and change our thinking in ways we wouldn’t have done on our own. And then there’s Michael Peters, who learned from one of the best. See what he has to say here. ➤

Mentor of Boat Design

Friday, September 6, 2013 — Tested: Galeon 420 Fly

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Ever see a motoryacht with a profile reminiscent of an express cruiser? Senior Editor Kevin Koenig tested the Galeon 420 Fly and discovered some innovative features. See what he found here. ➤

Tested: Galeon 420 Fly

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — Putting Satphones on the Spot

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Globalstar just completed the launch of a new satellite constellation to serve boaters in North American and Caribbean waters. This means Inmarsat and Iridium may have stiffer competition for voice and data customers. What does it mean to you? Read on to learn more. ➤

Globalstar Is Putting Satphones on the Spot

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 — First Look: Intrepid 375 Walk Around

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Get your head in the game. That’s what Intrepid does—the company digs into the thought process of buyers and boat owners. Then it makes boats that people will want. Exhibit A: the 375 Walk Around. Learn more here. ➤

First Look: Intrepid 375 Walk Around

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 — How to Get Home Safe

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Do you feel like you rely on navigation electronics too much to know where you are? Sometimes a blown fuse or other electrical problem changes the game—and not in your favor. Capt. Bill Pike shares his techniques and tools for getting home safely. Learn more about what you need to know here. ➤
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How to Get Home Safe

Friday, August 30, 2013 — Hinckley and IPS

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Perhaps you’ve heard, Hinckley recently announced select models will be available with Volvo Penta IPS pod propulsion rather than the typical jet drives. But Capt. Bill Pike had heard of an independent repower project that may seem interesting against the backdrop of that news. See what his investigation revealed here. ➤

Hinckley, IPS, and a Repower Project

Thursday, August 29, 2013 — First Look: Princess 52

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Making her U.S. debut at the upcoming Newport International Boat Show, the Princess 52 brings a notable amount of accommodation and living space for her LOA—simply start with the aft-galley layout and go from there. Learn more about her here. ➤

First Look: Princess 52

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 — Make It Snappy (Please)

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Have a camera-loving companion on your summer cruise? Send your snapshots of good times on your boat to us and you may see your boat and crew in Power & Motoryacht. Send your photos to us here. ➤

Get in Our Snapshot Contest

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 — Power & Motoryacht Top 100 Largest Yachts

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Have you perused our annual list of the 100 largest yachts in the world? The nine new additions may be turning up on a cruising ground near you. Have a look at our list and get insight into the details that set these beauties apart here. ➤

Power & Motoryacht Top 100 Largest Yachts

Monday, August 26, 2013 — How Boatbuilders Think

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Do you wish you could be a boatbuilder? Imagine working all day pursuing perfection and your passion for waterborne adventure. The crack team at Belize Motoryachts shares a little insight into their thought processes here. ➤

How Boatbuilders Think

Friday, August 23, 2013 — Make Your Engine Last Forever

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With proper maintenance and attention to detail, you can help your engine to keep running efficiently for a long, long time—if not actually forever. Here’s what you need to know. ➤

Make Your Engine Last Forever

Thursday, August 22, 2013 — Get In-Depth: Bruckmann Abaco 40

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Have a closer look at the Bruckmann Abaco 40, a Down East-style cruiser with some salty details. Capt. Bill Pike said in his review: “Within seconds, I was totally synced into one of the 40’s basic virtues—genuine, straightforward simplicity…” See more of what he’s talking about here. ➤

Bruckmann Abaco 40

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 — First Look: Nisi Xpresso 1700

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The NISI Xpresso 1700 has been prowling the coast this summer and you may forgiven if her striking appearance stopped you in your tracks. Just what it is about her that makes you stare— figure it out here. ➤

First Look: Nisi Xpresso 1700

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 — Secrets to a Clean Boat

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We all know there’s nothing like a professional shine on a boat, but do you know why the detailer’s methods work so well? There are methods to cleaning each type of surface, and it can make a big difference. Learn more about the techniques the pros use here. ➤

Secrets to a Clean Boat

Monday, August 19, 2013 — How Do Sailors Use Electronics?

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Powerboaters could learn a thing or two about using electronics from sailors. There are some new systems that make these lessons more apparent. See what we’re talking about here. ➤

How Do Sailors Use Electronics?

Friday, August 16, 2013 — Tested: Carver C34

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The age-old three-way standoff between hull size, accommodations space, and profile just got a lot more…confusing. To have this kind of room on a boat with these lines, well, you’ll have to see it to believe it. See more here. ➤

Tested Carver C34

Thursday, August 15, 2013 — First Look: Vripack Esquire 35

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The Esquire 35 from Dutch builder Vripack can fool the eye into thinking it’s seeing something larger—and that’s by design. We spoke to the designer to get more insight into how and why she lives so large. Learn more here. ➤

First Look: Vripack Esquire 35

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 — Snap Happy

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Have a camera-loving companion on your summer cruise? Send your snapshots of good times on your boat to us and you may see your boat and crew in Power & Motoryacht. Send your photos to us here. ➤

Get in Our Snapshot Contest

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Post 50?

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We spoke to three brokers who had a Post 50 listed on BoatQuest.com, and they each had plenty to say about the boat’s design, performance, and the buyers and sellers in the market. Check out their insights here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Post 50?

Monday, August 12, 2013 — The Snowden Solution

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While Edward Snowden and his ilk give world powers all manner of headaches, Michael Peters may have solution: Send them to sea. See what he’s talking about here. ➤

Michael Peters’s Snowden Solution

Thursday, August 8, 2013 — Tested: Astondoa 72 GLX

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This venerable Spanish builder works closely with owners to create custom features in conjunction with its own solid engineering, and the results speak for themselves. Get a feel for the Astondoa way of doing things here. ➤

Tested: Astondoa 72 GLX

Thursday, August 8, 2013 — Snap Happy

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Have a camera-loving companion on your summer cruise? Send your snapshots of good times on your boat to us and you may see your boat and crew in Power & Motoryacht. Send your photos to us here. ➤

Get in Our Snapshot Contest

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 — The 100 Largest Yachts in the World

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Power & Motoryacht’s annual listing of the world’s largest yachts is here. We give you insight into the design, construction, and style of these incredible feats of naval architecture and engineering. And check out the full list, including nine new additions here. ➤

The PMY 100: 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 — Tested: Belize 54

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The Belize 54 offers substantial cruising capabilities in a hull that loves to run. And the more you learn about this company’s provenance, the more you’ll understand what goes into her, and what her owners get out of her. Learn more about the Belize 54 here. ➤

Tested: Belize 54

Monday, August 5, 2013 — Panbo.com: Do You Know About GPS Spoofing?

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Power & Motoryacht has long covered the danger of our reliance on a single navigation system such as GPS. Senior Electronics Editor Ben Ellison holds forth on the topic now that it’s back in the news. Check out what happened here. ➤

GPS Spoofing Revisited

Friday, August 2, 2013 — Get In-Depth: Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

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Have a closer look at the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88. Capt. Bill Pike found some features on his sea trial that stemmed from the builder’s commercial shipyard. Learn more about this rugged build in his test here. ➤ And check out the softer side of this formidable yacht with a comprehensive photo gallery here. ➤

Had a close look at the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 — Snap To It (Please)

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Power & Motoryacht readers spend as much time as they can out on the water—share your boating memories with us. Enter our Snapshot competition and get your photo in Power & Motoryacht. Send us your photo here. ➤

Upload Your Snapshot

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 — The PMY 100: 2013

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As Power & Motoryacht’s annual list of the largest yachts in the world has evolved over the years, one thing has stayed the same: These yachts are the very elite members of a very exclusive club, and the latest additions to the list exhibit feats of naval architecture, engineering, and stylish design that astound the eye and boggle the mind. Take a look at this year’s PMY 100 to see what’s new, and also remember what the list looked like in years past. ➤

The PMY 100: 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013 — What You Need to Know About Fuel Polishing

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Clean fuel can keep your engine humming along smoothly, and your cruising uninterrupted by downtime in the yard. Read more about fuel-polishing systems here. ➤

What You Need to Know About Fuel Polishing

Friday, July 26, 2013 — Tested: Bruckmann Abaco 40

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The Bruckmann Abaco 40 puts traditional Down East lines on top of a slippery running surface to come up with a good-looking, efficient cruiser. See how the company builds the best technologies of today into a timeless profile here. ➤

Tested: Bruckmann Abaco 40

Thursday, July 25, 2013 — Get a Better Look at the Princess V62-S

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Come aboard the Princess V62-S with an in-depth photo gallery. Check out the great views here. ➤

Get a Better Look at the Princess V62-S

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 — Consider a Bareboat Charter

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What better way to get away than a bareboat charter? Start planning your far-flung voyage now—with our tips and tricks you won’t ever want to come back. The secret: Bring the kids. To see what we mean, read the expert advice here. ➤

Consider a Bareboat Charter

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 — Expert Varnishing Tips

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A good varnish job is a beautiful thing to behold. But getting it just right is not for the faint of heart—the trick is in the details. Learn how the professionals do the job here. ➤

Expert Varnishing Tips

Monday, July 22, 2013 — First Look: Sea Hunter Tournament 45

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The Sea Hunter Tournament 45 may have you waiting for the rest of the fleet to play catch-up, thanks to a 35-knot cruising speed (with optional quad four-stroke Yamaha outboards). Read on to see where this beefy center console tops out. ➤

First Look: Sea Hunter Tournament 45

Friday, July 19, 2013 — Tested: Azimut Magellano 43

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For cruisers looking for a versatile platform for on-the-water adventures, the Azimut Magellano 43 offers a good range of speed in an efficient package. Read more about her here. ➤

Tested: Azimut Magellano 43

Thursday, July 18, 2013 — Target: Yellowfin Tuna

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When summer’s sizzle begins to heat up the fishing, there’s opportunity to tie into big game all over the place. But it’s hard to beat leaping hundred-pound yellowfin. Go here to find out where and how to target these feisty game fish. ➤

Target: Yellowfin Tuna

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 — Lost at Sea: Basic Seamanship

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Yacht designer Michael Peters observed a limited sample of boaters in action. He didn’t like what he saw. At all. Read what he has to say on the subject here. ➤

Lost at Sea: Basic Seamanship

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 — Advice for New Boaters

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If you know someone who’s just starting out in boating, you’ve probably helped them along the way by showing them a great time on the water. But now they’re getting serious. Here’s some advice for those getting underway from the Buying and Selling Boats blog on BoatQuest.com.➤

Advice for New Boaters.

Monday, July 15, 2013 — First Look: Absolute 40STL

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The Absolute 40STL offers a wide-open platform for enjoying time on the water with family and friends. With fore and aft sunpads, dinettes both on deck and below, and a full galley, she’s ready for daytrips and the occasional overnight. Inspect her more closely here. ➤

First Look: Absolute 40STL

Friday, July 12, 2013 — Tested: Princess V62-S

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Looking for an express cruiser that ticks all the boxes? Try the next generation. The Princess V62-S takes design and construction to another level. Get a full sense of her here. ➤

Tested: Princess V62-S

Thursday, July 11, 2013 — Is a Carbon Tax in Your Future?

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The short answer is: Probably. But you should understand why a carbon tax is headed your way, and how other countries are managing it. Here’s what you need to know.➤

Is a Carbon Tax in your future?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 — Thermal Imaging Gets Even Cooler

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Just when you thought onboard gadgetry had reached its limit, FLIR has introduced a thermal imager with technology previously unavailable to civilians like us. Have a look at the latest system here.➤

Thermal Imaging Gets Even Cooler

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 — Tested: Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

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Step aboard the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88 and you’ll find an elegant specimen with fine fit and finish. But if you dig a little deeper, details emerge that point to the company’s long history as a builder of rugged commercial vessels. The method is more than just good for boaters, it’s good for business. Learn more about it here.➤

Tested: Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

Monday, July 8, 2013 — Down East from Down Under

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The Palm Beach 55 Express takes the lines of the Down East style and adds a touch of racy Australian design below the waterline. The result is classic and efficient at the same time. Get a closer look at the Palm Beach 55 Express here. ➤

First Look: Palm Beach 55 Express

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 — Happy Independence Day

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The best gear makes us more independent as boaters. In the spirit of the holiday we give you a selection of gear to consider here. >

Happy Independence Day

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 — Look Back at the Grand Banks Eastbay 38

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The Grand Banks Eastbay 38 stands as a harbinger of great things to come. Ever think you’d like to own one yourself? Delve a little deeper on the first Eastbay here. >
To learn more about classic boats and how they get created, sign up for Rhumbline, our weekly e-newsletter here. >

Look Back at the Grand Banks Eastbay 38

Monday, July 1, 2013 — Six Great Summer Cruises

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The boating experts know how to spend their summer days: Cruising. See what these six industry leaders have planned for their time away from the business of boating here. ➤

Six Great Summer Cruises

Friday, June 28, 2013 — Would You Ever Want to Own a True Classic?

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Stingray is sure to get under your skin. Designed by Ray Hunt, this motoryacht still sets the pace, even 57 years after her launch. And best of all, she’s for sale. Get a good long look at her inside and out here. ➤

Would You Ever Want to Own a True Classic?

Thursday, June 27, 2013 — What Makes a Boat Classic?

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Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. has a great understanding of what makes boats appealing to their owners—all boats. Read how this both helps and hinders him in his job here. ➤

What Makes a Boat Classic?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 —

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Capt. Steve Creel shares a convincing, if humorous tale that may dissuade you from your dream of becoming a yacht broker. Get the full picture here. ➤

So You Want to Be a Yacht Broker?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 — Midseason Maintenance

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Most Power & Motoryacht readers really use their boats, so summer is high season—not the time you want to be thinking about maintenance chores and projects. But taking a few minutes here and there to adhere to a prescribed maintenance program will allow you to stay on the water with confidence. Check out the simple ideas here. ➤ For more great tips each week delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe to Rhumbline, our e-newsletter, by clicking here. ➤

Midseason Maintenance

Monday, June 24, 2013 — What Makes a Good Engine Room?

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While your boat may not have a well-designed engine room, there are modifications you can do to make it safer and simplify your maintenance chores. Learn more about them here. ➤

What Makes a good engine room?

Friday, June 21, 2013 — Tested: Grand Banks 55 Eastbay

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When a boat looks good swinging on the mooring out in front of the yacht club, that’s a good thing. But when that pretty profile is backed up with performance, cruising chops, and an owner who appreciates what she can do, now you’re looking at a real boat. For further reading: Our test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay here. ➤

Tested: Grand Banks 55 Eastbay

Thursday, June 20, 2013 — Target Acquired

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Electronics manufacturer Humminbird has long served the freshwater angling market and kept an eye on the big picture. And now they’ve developed a radar-like sonar system that could change the game for all boaters, saltwater and fresh. Learn more about this category-killing development here. ➤

Humminbird’s 360 Imaging

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 — How Propellers Affect Performance

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When a boat’s performance heads south, the props are often called into question (along with other aspects of what makes a boat go). Learn the whys and hows of sorting performance issues with propellers (and beyond) here. ➤

How Propellers Affect Performance

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Broward 100?

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We spoke to three brokers who each had a Broward 100 listed on BoatQuest.com to figure out what the market is doing for these motoryachts. Could you get into a 100-footer for less than you thought? Find out here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Broward 100?

Monday, June 17, 2013 — First Look: Fairline Targa 48 Open

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The new-model machine that is Fairline has been functioning in overdrive lately. Case in point is the Fairline Targa 48 Open, with its electrically actuated canvas roof that brings the outside in when you want it. Learn more about her here. ➤

First Look: Fairline Targa 48 Open

Friday, June 14, 2013 — Tested: Tiara 3900 Coronet

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The Coronet has always been a value model for Tiara, and the latest addition to the line, the 3900 is no exception. But in some ways you may find this boat exceptional by the standards of today. Read more to see why. ➤

Tested: Tiara 3900 Coronet

Thursday, June 13, 2013 — First Look: Delta Powerboats 54 IPS

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Carbon-fiber construction and available triple-Volvo IPS power mean that Swedish boatbuilder Delta may be onto something. A spacious cockpit and sensible accommodations plan confirm it. Delve deeper on the Delta here. ➤

First Look: Delta Powerboats 54 IPS

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — Following Up on Megayacht Yogi Sinking

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The French authorities have issued a report on the sinking of the megayacht Yogi. Capt. Bill Pike has analyzed its findings and come to some troubling conclusions. Read his article on his investigation and the report here. ➤

Following Up on Yogi Sinking

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — Tested: Riva 63 Virtus

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The wind in your hair has always been a critical part of the Riva experience. Enter the Riva 63 Virtus, a big, bold, gleaming statement of an open boat. Learn more about her here. ➤ And opt in to Rhumbline, our weekly e-newsletter, and get great content delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. ➤

Tested: Riva 63 Virtus

Monday, June 10, 2013 — What Is a Lobster Boat?

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Many Down East-inspired designs lay claim to the mantle, but we feel the answer to this question has been deflected too long. Get the straight scoop on lobster boats, and figure out if yours is one or not here. ➤

What is a lobster boat?

Friday, June 7, 2013 — Tested: Maritimo M50

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Think you know yacht design? Find out how Maritimo inserted a spacious new accommodations plan in the M50 to top that of its vaunted 48-footer—with just two more feet of length. Read how the designers down under did it here. ➤

Tested: Maritimo M50

Thursday, June 6, 2013 — Five Reasons You Might Be a Boating Nut

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Think you have a problem with boats? We don’t, but then we—led by Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr.—may not be the best folks to ask. Please let us know after you do a little self-analysis here. ➤

Five Reasons You Might Be a Boating Nut

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — First Look: Who’s Building a Jarrett Bay 32 Custom Center Console?

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Figure it out by process of elimination: He’s famous, he’s got great taste, and he obviously knows boats. Still stumped? Find out who’s building a Jarrett Bay 32 center console here. ➤

First Look: Jarrett Bay 32 Center Console

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — Cruising Farther and Wider

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The Wider 42 is a boat that changes the game when it comes to combining speed, deck space, and a manageable LOA. See what unfolds when Senior Editor Kevin Koenig takes her down the Florida Keys here. ➤
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Monday, June 3, 2013 — Video Views of the Sunseeker Predator 80

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Get a new first impression of the Sunseeker Predator 80, a sleek and sensual speedster just drenched in style. Let your imagination run wild as you watch what happens when she takes to sea here. ➤

Video Views of the Sunseeker Predator 80

Friday, May 31, 2013 — In the Hunt…for Fun!

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Come along on a cruise to Maine’s Monhegan Island to get a sense of what the Hunt 44 can do. Then let your imagination plan her voyages well into the future. Get started on your way Down East here. ➤

Take the Hunt 44 to Monhegan

Thursday, May 30, 2013 — Troubleshooting the Right Way

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Nothing slows you down faster than a mechanical problem on your boat. Solve the problem fast by following the ten commandments of troubleshooting available here. ➤

Troubleshooting the Right Way

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — The Global Business of Yacht Design

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Our columnist (and yacht designer) Michael Peters understands more about the way the world works because he has worked his way around it. Find out what his far-flung clients have taught him here. ➤

The Global Business of Yacht Design

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — What Voyage-Planning Software Can Do for You

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Voyage-planning software lets you pass your eyes over your course in advance of a cruise while sitting at your helm, using your home computer, or even on a tablet or other mobile device. Learn more about how to use this powerful navigational tool here. ➤

Voyage Planning Made Easy

Friday, May 24, 2013 — Tested: Hargrave 76 Flushdeck

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The Hargrave 76 captures the essence of her owner’s vision. Her performance is solid and her fit and finish beyond reproach, but it’s the whole package taken together that’s truly extraordinary. See what we mean here. ➤

Tested: Hargrave 76 Flushdeck

Thursday, May 23, 2013 — Raymarine gS Series Glass-Bridge Helm System

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Raymarine’s Lighthouse user interface is spreading to every level of its product line and the new gS Series is no exception. Check out how this glass-bridge helm system shares data with users here. ➤

Raymarine gS Series Glass-Bridge Helm System

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — Flat(fish) Out in California

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The halibut bite in California may put a bend in your rod and a smile on your face. Find out what you need to know to make the most of it here. ➤

California Halibut Turn On

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 — Time to Upgrade Your Boat’s Upholstery?

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Take a step back and really look at your boat’s upholstery. Is it time for an upgrade? Capt. Bill Pike’s tips will have you on the road to recover-y in no time. Check them out here. ➤
For more great ideas on caring for your boat, sign up for Rhumbline, our weekly e-newsletter here. ➤

Time to Upgrade Your Boat’s Upholstery?

Friday, May 17, 2013 — Delivering (and Testing) the MarineMax 484

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Having the luck of Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike would make us blush. He slipped his name onto the delivery crew list for MarineMax and drew a leg on the brand-new 484 powercat from Florida to the BVI. Well, if you didn’t know already, the man can spin up a sea story. See what happened on the MarineMax 484 here. ➤

Delivering (and Testing) the MarineMax 484

Thursday, May 16, 2013 — First Look: Silverton 43C

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An old-school convertible profile meets an urban-style loft-apartment interior? Don’t worry—you’re reading that correctly. Look for yourself at how the Silverton 43C makes a case for this curious combination here. ➤

First Look: Silverton 43C

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 — Turn the Radio On

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If that handy handheld VHF doesn’t hold a charge like it should anymore, or doesn’t seem to perform like it once did, it may be time for an upgrade. And VHF has come a long way. One example: The Simrad HH36, which brings huge function and really smart design. Check it out here. ➤

Simrad HH36 VHF

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Tiara 4300 Sovran?

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We spoke to three brokers who each had a Tiara 4300 Sovran listed on BoatQuest.com. See what they had to say about the boat and what it has to offer on the brokerage market here. ➤

What’s the Brokerage Market for the Tiara 4300 Sovran?

Monday, May 13, 2013 — First Look: Custom Line Navetta 26

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What is it about the Custom Line Navetta 26 that makes people sit up and take notice? Perhaps it’s the big-boat amenities wrapped up in a manageable package, or the hushed interior. Check her out here. ➤

First Look: Custom Line Navetta 26

Friday, May 10, 2013 — Tested: Austin Parker 42

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When an Italian builder creates a lobster yacht, we would expect a different take on what was once a distinctly American design. But what came of this combination in the hands of designer Fulvio De Simoni is something else entirely. See what happens when two design traditions converge here. ➤

Tested: Austin Parker 42

Thursday, May 9, 2013 — Tune In

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How do you choose the music on your boat? If you’re not allowed control of such things, but would like to be, we offer a little playlist that will get you on your way, complete with the tunes for your listening enjoyment. Turn it up to 11 here. ➤

Help Choosing Tunes Onboard

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — The Whole World (Wide Web) in a Tiny Package

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The KVH TracPhone V3-IP gives fast data download speeds and talk time at reasonable airtime rates. But it uses a dome that’s just a shade over 15 inches in diameter. Learn more about this robust satcom system here. ➤

Satellite Internet and Voice with the KVH TracPhone V3-IP

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — Tested: Sunseeker Predator 80

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Superlatives will surely follow the Sunseeker Predator 80 on every leg of her voyage. From incredible available performance to luxurious interior appointments, this suave and sophisticated cruiser conjures images of international intrigue, evening trysts, and port arrivals under cover of darkness. Find out more about the Sunseeker Predator 80 here. ➤
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Tested: Sunseeker Predator 80

Monday, May 6, 2013 — First Look: Everglades 355ccx

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Everglades boats recommends triple outboard power for its latest center console, the 355ccx. Why? The options list will equip this boat to handle anything a convertible sportfishermen would face fishing offshore. Learn more about her tuna tower, her ride, and more here. ➤

First Look: Everglades 355ccx

Friday, May 3, 2013 — Tested: Bertram 54

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When we think of brands with a rich heritage, Bertram comes to mind. We recently got aboard the new 54 for a spirited test. According to Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr., the revised ride of this new model warrants closer inspection, along with plenty of her other features, inside and out. See what our test revealed here. ➤

Tested: Bertram 54

Thursday, May 2, 2013 — Striped Bass Turn On

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Anglers up and down the East Coast are beginning to see the striped bass run in earnest. Learn the wheres and whys of stripers and what you can do to get in on the action here. ➤

Striped Bass Turn On

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — Make the Most of Each Boating Day

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Ever feel like you missed an opportunity? Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. can relate. One day off the water changed his outlook for the better. Check out how it shook down here. ➤

Make the Most of Each Boating Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 — Fishing Florida’s Sailfish Alley

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Learning from Capt. Jon Duffie, an expert angler and captain, Senior Editor Jason Wood tries his hand at fishing for sailfish in Florida’s famed Sailfish Alley off Palm Beach, Florida. Check out how he did, what he caught, and what he learned, here. ➤

Fishing Florida’s Sailfish Alley

Monday, April 29, 2013 — First Look: Garcia 54

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The Garcia 54 made her stateside debut at the Annapolis Powerboat Show after her premiere in Cannes, making the Transatlantic crossing on her own bottom. Designed to the nines, this long-range cruiser makes the most of the onboard space of her aluminum hull. Get a closer look at her here. ➤

First Look: Garcia 54

Friday, April 26, 2013 — Tested: Garlington 49

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When you look at a new custom sportfisherman, you see the latest offspring from a long and storied evolution of a species. The Garlington 49 is just such a specimen, from the running surface to the tips of the outriggers, and everything in between. See how the Garlington 49 puts fish in the crosshairs here. ➤

Tested: Garlington 49

Thursday, April 25, 2013 — Understanding Hull Design

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When you think about why your boat runs the way it does, your brain may give you a bunch of static. That’s because you haven’t filled it with the knowledge it needs to make the leap and fill you in. Change the equation: Learn about hull design here. ➤

Understanding Hull Design

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 — Tested: Pursuit SC 365i

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Looking for something different? So was Pursuit when they designed its new SC 365i, with integrated outboard technology, and that’s just the beginning. Check out Pursuit’s latest compilation of features and style here. ➤

Tested: Pursuit SC 365i

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 — The Complete Onboard Toolkit

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Even the most accomplished marine diesel mechanic can’t fix a simple problem without the proper tools. Take a peek inside one skipper’s complete travel toolbag and learn how to equip yourself to be ready for trouble. See the full kit here. ➤
For great insight into proper boatkeeping and maintenance, sign up for Rhumbline, our weekly e-newsletter, here. ➤

The Complete Onboard Toolkit

Monday, April 22, 2013 — First Look: Princess V62

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What better way to spend a Monday in April than taking five minutes to have a quick glance at the Princess V62. This is an express cruiser that gets the details right. Get a quick look at her here. And then, back to work. ➤

First Look: Princess V62

Friday, April 19, 2013 — Tested: Monte Carlo Yachts 70

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For confirmation of the refinement of pod propulsion, look no further than the MCY 70. The rumble from beneath the the decks heralds a level of sophistication on a par with the rest of the boat. You’ll see what we mean— have a closer look here.➤

Tested: Monte Carlo Yachts 70

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — Dial in Your Fishing Helm

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Do your electronics help you catch more fish? Or are you spending more time turning the knobs on your helm than the crank on your reel? Learn how to use your electronics to optimize your time on the water this season— read all about it here. ➤

Dial in Your Fishing Helm

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — First Look: 90 Sunreef Power

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While it's hard to beat nearly any catamaran design for space, it's definitely going to be a challenge to match the 90 Sunreef Power on that score. Learn more about this big, wide cat here. ➤

First Look: 90 Sunreef Power

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — What’s the Brokerage Market for Hatteras 60 Convertible?

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Solid construction and great interior space have added up to breathe a rich second life into the vaunted Hatteras 60 Convertible. We spoke to three brokers who each have a Hatteras 60 Convertible listed on BoatQuest.com. Read what they had to say about the boats and the market for them here. ➤
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What’s the Brokerage Market for Hatteras 60 Convertible?

Monday, April 15, 2013 — Tested: Prestige 500 S

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Lightweight construction and IPS power come together in the fine form of a Prestige 500 S. Throw in a positively gaping sunroof and a price point that’s too good to believe and you may have some adjectives of your own to apply. Check out the full test here. ➤

Tested: Prestige 500 S

Friday, April 12, 2013 — Go Long: Extended Test of the Cruisers 41 Cantius

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We used a loaner Cruisers 41 Cantius as though she was our own boat, and indeed we found plenty to like. Check out the Power & Motoryacht staff extended test of the Cruisers 41 Cantius here. ➤

Extended Test of the Cruisers 41 Cantius

Thursday, April 11, 2013 — Let’s Think Small

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The beauty of custom tenders may be in the attention to detail that can only be carried out in a small boat built with a big budget. The result is unmatched design, suited to a purpose. See what we mean here. ➤

Bespoke Beauty: A Gallery of Custom Tenders

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — Gear Up for the Season

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So many developments in equipment and gear help us enjoy our boats more. From safety to onboard comfort to entertaining, great ideas keep coming, and we’ve put together a few of the best here. ➤

Gear Up for the Season

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 — Ready for Summer?

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As spring gets into full swing, a young man’s thoughts turn to summer fun. Are you looking to upgrade to the Ocean Alexander 120, get after the fish with the Bertram 54, or try something entirely new this summer. Check out the latest Ocean Alexander here. ➤ If you want to get great content delivered straight to your e-mail inbox, sign up for Rhumbline, our weekly e-newsletter here. ➤

The Award-Winning Ocean Alexander 120

Monday, April 8, 2013 — Is Your iPad the Future of Marine Electronics?

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Tablets are doing more and more on boats, interfacing with the helm and entertainment systems. Will there come a day when they will be the boat’s systems? We explore this question here. ➤

Is Your iPad the Future of Marine Electronics?

Friday, April 5, 2013 — Tested: Azimut 55S

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If you want forward-looking design, take a peek at the styling of the Azimut 55S. If you want high-tech engineering and admirable performance, you need not look elsewhere. And then there’s our test, which may show you some things you hadn’t thought of. Read the test here. ➤

Tested: Azimut 55S

Thursday, April 4, 2013 — A New Way to See a Very Old Place

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Boaters know water is a great way to set yourself apart from the rest of the world. The Galápagos Islands are this idea come to life. And a pair of hotels from Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts are the newest way to see those unique ecosystems up close. Learn more here. ➤

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts in the Galápagos

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 — Tested: Deep Impact 360 C

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Outboard power has come a long way, and the three Verados hanging on the transom of the Deep Impact 360 C will certainly make their presence known. But it’s what the hull does—and you can do with her—that sets this speedster apart. Check out our full test report here. ➤

Tested: Deep Impact 360 C

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 — Make Your Boat a Long-Term Investment

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You paid good money for your boat and all her onboard equipment. Why not maximize your investment? Capt. Bill Pike has tips and tricks to help her last longer. See what he recommends here. ➤
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Make Your Boat a Long-Term Investment

Monday, April 1, 2013 — First Look: Magnum Marine Bestia

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Arneson Surface Drives and twin 1,925-horsepower MTUs give this gleaming gold 49-footer a cruising speed of more than 50 knots. Say hello to the Magnum Marine Bestia, described by Senior Editor Kevin Koenig as “fit for a Bond villain.” And he’s not fooling, either. Read about her here. ➤

First Look: Magnum Marine Bestia

Friday, March 29, 2013 — Tested: Salish Sea 48

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There’s a funny story about when Capt. Bill Pike took the Salish Sea 48 for a sea trial. It came time to dock the boat… read more about it here. ➤

Tested: Salish Sea 48

Thursday, March 28, 2013 — Simrad Takes On the Russians

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Well, not really. What we meant was that Simrad’s new GS25 is a GPS antenna and a GLONASS antenna. More satellites, more precise positioning. But the GS25 does more, too. Read all about it here. ➤

Simrad’s Russian Revolution

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — First Look: Greenline 33

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The idea behind the Greenline 33, and indeed the entire product catalog from the company, is efficient cruising. To that end, lightweight construction, a slippery hull design, small, clean-running diesel engines linked to hybrid-electric systems, and photovoltaic cell arrays all play a role. To learn more about this clever design, click here. ➤

First Look: Greenline 33

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — Buff Your Hull the Right Way

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That gleaming finish does more than wow them on the dock. It also protects your gelcoat and makes your boat stand up better to ultraviolet rays and salt water. That’s three good reasons to understand the process of a good buffing. To break down the process and learn about technique and materials, click here. ➤ For great content delivered directly to your e-mail, click here to sign up for Rhumbline our weekly e-Newsletter.

Buff Your Hull the Right Way

Monday, March 25, 2013 — Garmin’s GPSMAP 8000 Series Combines Power and Simplicity

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The GPSMAP 8000 is being hailed as Garmin’s new flagship. This is a system that would seem right at home on a large yacht, but we saw it installed on a 32-foot Scout center console. Learn more about the system here. ➤

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