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Best Of Both worlds
My protective and highly-imaginative father feared my new boyfriend had devious connections. “Lives on a boat, knows all the best restaurants—might have mafia ties,” he warned me. I reassured him. “A mafia man would have a fancier boat.” The vessel f
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Danger Zone
Dark clouds loom ominously on the horizon. Your radar is lit up like a Christmas tree; scared voices shout through the VHF. Go boating long enough and you’ll find yourself in this situation. When the storm finally finds you, fear will force you to ma
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Battle Ready
It was a fine morning at Old Port Cove Marina, a spiffy little enclave of prosperity in North Palm Beach. I’d arrived early, beating Maverick-Saunders Yachts rep Jim Bronstien to the slip. So, as the sun came up, I had a few minutes to give the Mave
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANIEL HARDING JR. DEPUTY EDITOR BILL PIKE EXECUTIVE EDITOR JEFF MOSER CREATIVE DIRECTOR ERIN KENNEY DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN V. TURNER SENIOR EDITOR SIMON MURRAY ASSOCIATE EDITOR CARLY SISSON EDITORS-AT-LARGE BILL SISSON, JOHN WOOLDRIDG
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At Sea
Chuck Bowie is in his mid 80s. He lives alone except for a diabetic cat named Zoomie who requires two insulin shots a day. His house sits deep in the woods on the Eastern Shore of Maryland along a road lined with towering pines that is so narrow, two
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High Flyer
Sweden is one of the most innovative countries on the planet. Dubbed the tech capital of Europe, Stockholm is second only to Silicon Valley in billion-dollar tech companies per capita, and we have Sweden to thank for Spotify, Skype and Candy Crush, t
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Time for Lithium?
There’s been a lot of talk about lithium batteries in the past couple of years, and not all of it good: Lithium-ion batteries in e-cigarettes occasionally catch fire while in some unfortunate smoker’s pants pocket; airlines restrict the carriage of l
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Policy Pains
The yacht insurance business is a risk/reward proposition. If the risk and reward for insurance companies are kept in balance, everyone is happy. If they get out of balance, everyone pays. When insurance underwriters incur losses beyond a tolerable l
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Tricky Solvent Recycling
Disposing of used solvents these days, even comparatively benign products like paint thinner, often requires a good deal of effort and time. Not that an extra trip to the recycling center on Saturday is a huge endeavor, but then again—if you could cu
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Special Delivery
Before I founded my yacht design firm, I was the design engineer at a production boatbuilder. The company produced top-shelf fiberglass yachts at a rate of 50 to 60 a year. With hundreds of people employed at the multi-acre facility, no two days wer
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The Great Miami Ripoff
Man, was it raining. I mean, hey, it was a veritable deluge, hammering February’s Miami boat show. And as I sloshed along in my slicker suit, looking for boats Power & Motoryacht should test over the upcoming months, a likely prospect hove into view.
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Seakeeper’s Smallest Unit Yet
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Seakeeper gave credence to the adage Good things come in small packages. The stabilization giant announced at February’s Miami International Boat Show the debut of the long-anticipated Seakeeper 1. By far their small
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Azimut 47 Verve
Azimut racked up impressive sales for its Verve 47 at the Miami Yacht Show, with nine deposits from buyers who had barely seen the boat. One was a businessman from Puerto Rico who had come to look at the Azimut S6 but fell in love with the Verve. It
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Maritimo M64
LOA: 64' Beam: 18'9" Draft: 4'8" Displ.: 86,000 lbs. (dry) Fuel: 1,479 gal. Water: 198 gal. Standard Power: 2/900-hp Volvo D13-900 Optional Power: 2/1,000-hp Volvo D13-1000; 2/1,150-hp Caterpillar C-18 Cruise Speed: 25 knots Top Speed: 29 knots Base
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Belize 66 Day Bridge
LOA: 69'3" Beam: 17'11" Displ.: 85,000 lbs. Fuel: 1,188 gal. Water: 185 gal. Power: 2/1,000-hp Volvo Penta D13 1350s Cruise Speed: 23 knots Top Speed: 30 knots On the wall in my office is a magazine rack that proudly displays our previous covers. Sta
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Ocean Alexander 84R
LOA: 83’6” Beam: 20'8" Draft: 5'11" Displ.: 227,732 lbs. Fuel: 2,370 gal. Water: 660 gal. Standard Power: 2/1,650-hp MAN V12 Cruise speed: 18 knots Top speed: 24 knots Base price: $6 million Ocean Alexander has seen steady success in the recreational
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Absolute Navetta 64
First things first: Let’s start at the back of this boat. In recent renderings, Absolute shows that their in-build Navetta 64 will be available with an optional beach club—a first for the Italian builder and a rarity on vessels of this LOA. More imp
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Prestige X-Line 70
If you look at the product line Prestige has offered over the last 30 years, what stands out is what doesn’t stand out. Over three decades the design has gradually and continually evolved. This lends the company a very recognizable brand DNA. Perhaps
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Fort Pierce, Florida
What do the Navy SEALs and Crayola crayons have in common? In 1911 Edwin Binney, the inventor of Crayola crayons, started spending winters in Ft. Pierce, Florida. As an avid yachtsman and fisherman, he wanted easy access to the ocean from his home, b
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Ripple Effect
LOA: 69'3" Beam: 17'2" Draft: 5'1" Displ. (dry): 88,183 lbs. Fuel: 1,236 gal. Water: 285 gal. Power (as tested): 2/1,150-hp Caterpillar C18-1150 We’ve all been there: Tucked in bed in the early hours, not quite asleep, anchored in some idyllic harbor
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King Of composites
On a map, the town of Bristol, Rhode Island, resembles a prehistoric bird claw, the famed Narragansett Bay the waters in which the peninsula dips its talons. Like Rhode Island’s other maritime towns, Bristol is quiet and kempt, and time seems to unf
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANIEL HARDING JR. DEPUTY EDITOR BILL PIKE EXECUTIVE EDITOR JEFF MOSER CREATIVE DIRECTOR ERIN KENNEY DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN V. TURNER SENIOR EDITOR SIMON MURRAY ASSOCIATE EDITOR CARLY SISSON COPY EDITOR KRISTA KARLSON EDITORS-AT-LARGE
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Cheeseburger Power
For purposes of both edification and entertainment, let’s consider here the first encounter I ever had with an electric outboard. It took place two years ago and the little 3-hp jewel was thumb-screwed to the transom of a jaunty RIB, which was tied t
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Editors Win Top Honors
The editors of Power & Motoryacht and our sister publication Outboard magazine enjoyed the brand’s most successful showing at this year’s Boat Writers International awards at the Miami International Boat Show. When the dust settled at the end of the
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Reporting For Duty
We’ve all heard the numbers: 26 million acres of Australian land incinerated, an estimated one billion animals killed and more than 25 people dead. The numbers from Australia’s worst bushfire season in decades are shocking enough to capture the media
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Art and Arrogance
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you have an appreciation of the inherent beauty in many of the world’s best boats. You might tip your hat to the genius and talent that went into creating the Gar Wood runabouts of the 1920s and ‘30s. Or
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Hit the Gas
When it comes to technological breakthroughs, movies tend to be poor predictors. Case in point: 1985’s Back to the Future and its treasure trove of sci-fi staples like flying cars and time travel. I was intrigued by Doc’s Mr. Fusion Energy Reactor, t
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Switching Made Simple
Until recently, digital switching has only been available on new, high-end boats. Today there are quite a few systems on the market for used boats from several different manufacturers, with more coming. So, what’s a digital switch and why should I ca
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Okean 50X
The line of shape shifters from Okean Yachts is entering its fourth year in a competitive U.S. marketplace and seems to be hitting its stride. With each successive launch they’ve managed to stick to their guns with open, airy designs but also push th
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Sunseeker 68 Manhattan
What do you get the yachtsman who has everything? How about a yacht that can store it all? The aft end of the Sunseeker 68 Manhattan attracted serious buyers and ogling onlookers at the Düsseldorf show, where the boat debuted. In fact, I had to laugh
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