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Weather To Stay Or Go
Weather is by far one of the most important aspects of life aboard. In our daily operations, no other single force effects our decisions as much. It’s also one of the most underestimated sources of stress aboard. Even subconsciously, the weather is a
Power & Motoryacht8 min read
Pest Control
We humans aren’t the only species that loves boating: Insects, spiders and even rodents do, too—and once they invite themselves aboard, getting rid of them can be a real challenge. Most bugs breed like rabbits: A few sneak aboard, and before you know
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PRESIDENT GARY DESANCTIS PUBLISHER WADE LUCE 949-491-5256; wluce@aimmedia.com NORTHEAST SALES PAUL SMITH; 914-467-8729 MID-ATLANTIC & MIDWEST SALES JOE ILLES; 757-254-5660 SOUTHEAST & CARIBBEAN DISPLAY SALES DAVID PARKINSON; 954-232-4064 EUROPEAN SAL
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Foiled!
During the depths of the Great Depression, an inventor named LaRoy Malrose set to work in his Chicago garage. His goal: building an outboard-powered boat capable of mile-a-minute speed. Going in, Malrose recognized a few factors he’d need to overcome
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Towing or Salvage?
Boating is fun most of the time, but once in a while the seagull hits the fan and even the most experienced skippers need a little help. With luck, that’s just a tow back to the marina or boatyard or launch ramp. In days past, the tow was often court
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Silver Hair and Silver Linings
Julia and I and our fishing buddies, Cory and Dan, were recently invited to Costa Rica to fish with Capt. John Adams aboard Griffin, one of our 65’s. Silly as it may sound, I had never been out upon the Pacific before. Those warm breezes and flat-cal
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Animal Magnetism
I like to think that I’m smarter than the average Atlantic salmon. I’ve come to this conclusion for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because my yacht design office overlooks the largest sportfishing fleet on Lake Michigan, where we catc
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80 Sunreef Power Eco
My family ganged up on me,” the owner of the Sunreef SÓL laughs, explaining why after nearly 10 years of chartering, he gave in to his wife, his grown kids, and his mother and considered building a yacht. The family’s boating experience dates back de
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Mid-Week Hooky
Work was piling up, deadlines loomed. Every time I crossed something off the ol’ to-do list, three more things jumped on. Each time my phone buzzed I peeked at it with dread. Finally, I got a message that wasn’t work related; a text from Karen’s uncl
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Waterbound Healing
More than any medicine or technology in the world, sometimes it’s the simplest joys that bring healing. This was a lesson that the late Don Backe learned after a near fatal car wreck in 1989 left him paralyzed. In the months following his life changi
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Beat Of Its Own Drum
USUALLY, A BOAT TURNS HEADS BECAUSE OF ITS UNDENIABLE BEAUTY. BUT OCCASIONALLY, LIKE IN THE CASE OF THE SEAPIPER 37, IT TURNS THEM BECAUSE IT’S JUST PLAIN DIFFERENT. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, FUNKY EVEN. Regardless of one’s first impressions, there’s no
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Listen to the Best Stories in Boating - Anywhere
Escape. It’s what both our chosen pastime and the magazine you’re holding in your hands aims to offer. The ability to tune out the news cycle and put away your land-based responsibilities and dream about your next boatyard project, or of running your
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Azimut Verve 48
You don’t get to be the biggest boatbuilder in the world (by number of vessel feet constructed) for 24 years in a row without having your finger on the pulse of the global marine market. Back in 2016, Italian shipyard group Azimut Benetti, which forg
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The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel
There was something in the water. Crew members of the Dutch pilot steamer Coertzen approached the object that had caught their attention. There, near the mouth of the Scheldt River along the eastern edge of the English Channel, in the rippling black,
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PRESIDENT GARY DESANCTIS PUBLISHER WADE LUCE 949-491-5256; wluce@aimmedia.com NORTHEAST SALES PAUL SMITH; 914-467-8729 MID-ATLANTIC & MIDWEST SALES JOE ILLES; 757-254-5660 SOUTHEAST & CARIBBEAN DISPLAY SALES DAVID PARKINSON; 954-232-4064 EUROPEAN SAL
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The New Stuff
I kicked the habit. Shed my skin. This is the new stuff. We go dancing in.” That rhythmic line from Peter Gabriel’s all-time most-played video, Sledgehammer, says it all. We gotta have the latest and the greatest—the new stuff. It doesn’t matter if t
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Modern-Day Commuter
I’ve long been fascinated with the commuter yachts of the early 19th century. Custom-built wooden ships, they would ferry titans of industry and the captains of finance from their homes on Long Island and Connecticut to the island of Manhattan. Rumbl
Power & Motoryacht3 min read
Work From Boat
Working for Power & Motoryacht has long been a job that commands no sympathy. Friends and family mock me mercilessly. “Ohhh, you have to go on a work trip [sniffle sounds] … to a boat show … in Miami [sobbing sounds], in February, thoughts and prayer
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Lake Effect
When it comes to boats, I’ve always felt that certain brands and styles evoke very specific waters; they’re almost synonymous with one another. I look at a well-found trawler and see myself counting off markers on the Intracoastal Waterway. A vintage
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Paws and Pain
Some may call us crazy, but much of our life aboard is consumed with caring for our four-legged companions. Some days I think they require more care than the boat does, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re as much dog people as we are boat pe
Power & Motoryacht3 min readIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
New Way to Navigate
Up until the 17th century, sailors braved the ocean by sheer grit, line of sight, compass and, in many instances, a bit of sheer luck. By 1731, British Mathematician John Hadley changed the game, developing an improved version of the reflecting teles
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Prestige F4
This past June, I had the chance to fly to Europe for an Italian job. In the charming port city of Trieste, my task was not only covering two brand new releases from Prestige, but promising to keep one of them a secret—for three freaking months. In t
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Valhalla V-28 and V-29
Today’s bay and hybrid boats are much different beasts than those of ten years ago. As part of the third generation of Viking Yachts’ founding family, Justin Healey would describe it, the market is trending towards twin engines for speed, maneuverabi
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Full Circle
When Paul Spencer was a young dock rat, his hometown of Manteo, North Carolina was a remote, storm-raked Outer Banks outpost. Most of the families who lived, and made a living around this 300-plus-year old village were a hardy stock who relied on the
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Tiger Of The Seas
In 2018, Jaguar Vector broke the outright world and national electric speedboat records in the electron propelled V20E, clocking a top speed of 88.61 miles per hour. In July of 2022, Vision Marine shattered that number with a crack team led by racing
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Our Readers Chime in
Hello, I just received the January issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine and was reading the column by Bill Prince called “Wannabe Yacht Vandals.” I have been in the yachting industry for 25 years and in marina management for 15. Bill is spot on with
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State Of The Union
I recently received a call from an Italian friend in Monaco who works for a German superyacht builder. Among the things opined during our far-ranging conversation, he lamented in his thick accent that, “Americans don’t know how to build boats anymore
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Windy 40
I didn’t know what to expect when I was asked to board the outboard engine equipped Windy 40 Camira SX at the most recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. I am fourteen years into my career as a marine journalist and yet somehow was almost to
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Unidentified Floating Object
Even if you’ve never heard of Brooks Stevens, his body of work—and inventive (and sometimes controversial) concepts like the term “planned obsolescence” have impacted your life. One of the most revered industrial designers of the 20th Century, Steven
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Ferretti 580
Aft galleys are great. Sitting between the cockpit and the saloon seating, when done properly they don’t just link the two areas together but create one big socializing space out of the entire main deck. Ferretti’s new 580 is done properly—the glass
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