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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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