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Made In America
LOA: 46'5" Beam: 14'6" Draft: 3'6" Displ.: 37,000 lbs. Fuel: 360 gal. Water: 100 gal. Test Power: 2/435-hp Volvo Penta D6-IPS600s Price: $1.1 million Shortly after I’d stepped aboard Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius 46, I noticed a small, dollar-sized Americ
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Sea Trials
Somewhere else in the world, it was a typical morning. But for nine families and a handful of volunteers gathered under the awning of the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Ft. Lauderdale, there would never be another one quite like this. On a bright, sunlit
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Boatyard Dreamin’
A first job. Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t wait to start working? It was a first step from adolescence to adulthood. It meant money for gas, freedom and working for someone other than your grandma. Like many other naïve 16-year-olds, I wa
Power & Motoryacht5 min read
Master’s Touch
LOA: 81'6" Beam: 21'5" Draft: 5' Fuel: 3,000 gal. Water: 440 gal. Displ.: 197,800 lbs. Power: 2/1550-hp MAN V12 1550 CRM Price: Upon Request Tony Fleming cut his teeth as a technical engineer for American Marine, then in its infancy as a company, hel
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Buried Alive
The end of a boat’s life is usually a quiet, nondescript affair. There’s no ceremonial goodbye, no reveling in those last few diesel fumes. It’s simply part of your life one moment and gone the next. At least, that’s how it feels. But the boat isn’t
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Searching For TREASURE in foreign Waters
If you were a yachtsman in the late 1970s or early 80s, you might remember some of the FRP trawler-style cruisers that came out of Asia at the time. Most had teak-laden interiors, some of which looked as though they had been finished with a disc sand
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Yahoo Concepts
The job title “yacht designer” sounds glamorous to a lot of people. Some have the mistaken impression that we saunter around in capes, waving our arms dramatically while grand visions flow from our fingertips, leaving the messy details to lesser pleb
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Got the Juice?
Unless you’re truly hardcore—you eat gruel boiled on an alcohol stove, read Treasure Island under the dim amber glow of an oil lamp, perform your nightly ablutions with a bucket of cold sea water (and that’s when you’re at home!)—you enjoy the benefi
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Risky Business
For every boat sitting peacefully in its slip there’s a thief waiting to extract its MFDs with a surgeon’s precision. Or a thug wielding a crow bar with his co-conspirators a few lagoons over, trailer and truck at the ready. Both are formidable foes.
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Painless Stainless
One of my first real seafaring jobs entailed an on-the-fly rehabilitation of a tug that pushed propane barges from a port on the Mississippi River to a terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. As a deckhand on that little, welded-steel jewel, I was expecte
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Light Travel
On a bright Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, I was stepping onto a small green bike when a girl on a school field trip, perhaps 12 years old, stopped me. “Where are the pedals?” she asked. The answer is: There aren’t any. The Jupiter bike is a fo
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Water People
While easing my rental car toward the parking lot of MacRae’s of Homosassa (Motel—Boat Rentals—Live Bait—Fuel—Snacks—Riverfront Tiki Bar), I was constrained to wonder, “You know? You live in Florida for fifty million years and you think you’ve seen i
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Boating Butterflies
I’ve been on boats my whole life, worked as a professional captain and traveled thousands of nautical miles, yet I still get a little nervous each time I head for open water. There, I admitted it. And you know what? It feels good to let others in on
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Let the Music Play
Boating and good music go together like, well, boating and good music. The popularity of streaming means how we get our music has changed a lot since even five years ago. So, now is a good time to treat yourself and your boat to an upgrade. If you’re
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Northeast Harbor, Maine
Northeast Harbor is a quiet alternative to the bustle of Bar Harbor, Maine, and bears the impression of refined class. The village is situated on the southern end of Mount Desert Island, and has long been a summer haven for the country’s elite. Each
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Riviera 39SMY
The Riviera 39SMY is the first boat Riviera has built under 40 feet in more than a decade. The Australian yachtbuilder has invested a tremendous amount of energy over the past six years—under the current ownership of Rodney Longhurst—into developing
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Cigarette 59 Tirranna
LOA: 59' Beam: 14' Draft: 2'8" Displ.: 39,700 lbs. Fuel: 1,000 gal. Water: 85 gal. Standard Power: 6/400-hp Mercury Verado Racing outboards Cruise Speed: 43 knots Top Speed: 63 knots Price: $3 million The flame that burns twice as bright burns half a
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Aviara 32
LOA: 34'4" Beam: 10'4" Draft (drives up): 1'11" Displ.: 12,000 lbs. Fuel: 166 gal. Water: 21 gal. Power: 2/300-hp Mercury Verado outboards Power (optional): 2/350-hp Mercury Verados; 2/380-hp Ilmor 6.0Ls; 2/430-hp Ilmor 6.2Ls Cruise Speed: 28 knots T
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Technohull Omega 45
Marine professionals depend on RIBs in the line of duty for a number of reasons. RIBs are lightweight, burn less fuel and need less horsepower to go faster—but can still accommodate large powerplants. The inflatable collar makes them durable and less
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Wilbur 37 Weekender
The variety of Down East vessels—both workboats and cruisers—built on Mount Desert Island, Maine, is astounding. The island is a supercluster of boatyards, from Hinckley to a smattering of well-known, family-owned outfits who have built lobster boats
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Symphony In Blue
My toes curl over the side of the fold-down gunwale. I spring into the air before straightening my body. I gracefully glide into the water, the perfect swan dive. 10-point-freakin-0. I surface, fix my already perfect slicked back hair and see the Oce
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The Perils of Being Mr. Clean
The guy seemed normal enough at the time. (We’ll call him “Dave”.) Dave was in his early 50s with a wife and kids, and a career in the financial industry. It was the spring of 2015 and I was backing my convertible By Design into my slip for another s
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Varnish: High Tech Or Old School?
I was a lousy sailboat captain. Sure, I could sail pretty well, navigate, dock without smashing things up too badly and avoid arrest in foreign ports. So what made me a poor professional captain? I am brightwork-challenged. And the 55-footer I skippe
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Sea Clearly
It’s no secret the ocean is full of garbage. Over 1 billion pounds of abandoned fishing nets enter the oceans every year, according to the United Nations. Those “ghost nets” continue to catch and kill sea life, including threatened and endangered spe
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The Birds
The problem had been gnawing at me for months. At first, there was just a plop here and there. Then it was a bunch of plops. Then bunches of plops. And what did I do? I endured it, blasting the stuff off during washdowns—removing residual stains with
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Dock Magic
Many times I’ve wished I could step away from Have Another Day’s helm and control the engines from a better vantage point, or from where I want to handle a line. Enter Dockmate, a device that lets you control your boat remotely. Dockmate started dist
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Under the Mini Dome
I stood on an upper floor of the Bahia Mar Hotel and looked west at a Ft. Lauderdale boat show in full swing. Earlier I had walked the docks with my colleagues, carefully scrutinizing and discussing the myriad vessels. Now from my perch I noticed som
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Jarrett Bay 67
In the daylight, the new Jarrett Bay 67 Sport Yacht looks like it could have idled out of the 1920s and cruised right into 2019. By night, the blue lights under the gunwales tell a different story of modernity. This Great Gatsby-meets-Ocean Reef Club
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Viking 38 Billfish
LOA: 38'8" Beam: 14' Draft: 3'4" Displ.: 30,953 lbs. Fuel: 460 gal. Water: 69 gal. Standard Power: 2/550-hp Cummins QSB 6.7s Cruise Speed: 31 knots Top Speed: 35 knots Price: $815,000 I learned what work is at the many marinas in my small, New Jersey
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Evadne Rock
The descriptive “crossover” is gaining traction in the yachting world, along with the overused “explorer yacht,” as a catch-all to categorize vessels with luxurious interiors and the ability to reach farflung destinations. Each would be a fitting mon
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