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Tomorrow’s Terminal
MASSACHUSETTS BAY, August2004: Huge square waves and stiff headwinds were reducing our boat’s velocity made good toward Canada’s Bras d’Or Lake to fewer than 2 knots. We reconsidered our plans and took shelter at a mooring off nearby Provincetown to
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Family Foiler
THE ONE.FLY is a foiling powerboat designed by the Mannerfelt Design Team and built by Mantaray Hydrofoil Craft. It incorporates Mantaray Hydrofoil Craft’s Dynamic Wing Technology, and it can carry four people. The One.fly foils roughly 12 inches abo
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Natural wonders
JUST conductor might launch a concert with a musical flourish, the heavens launched the evening light show with a blinding blue-white baton of lightning that slashed horizontally across the black Thai sky. ¶ Every night, there had been hours of simil
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The Great escape
John Daubeny, Kia Koropp and their children, Braca and Ayla, had been on a pandemic lockdown in a South Africa marina for two months. Their plan to island-hop from St. Helena to Ascension to Cape Verde en route to Europe had fallen apart as those por
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Island Expressions
ANTIGUA THE CARIBBEAN THE WORK OF PAINTER and textile artist Heather Doram is interwoven with the culture of Antigua. Her vibrant mural of a village market welcomes visitors to the baggage area of V.C. Bird International Airport. She designed the nat
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Letters and Such
133'11" LENGTH OVERALL 27'11" MAXIMUM BEAM Benetti recently announced its Oasis Deck, a design found on the builder’s Oasis 40M (above) and on the Oasis 34M, B.Now 50M and 66M. The exterior design is from the UK’s RWD. The builder says there are five
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Open-air Comfort
61'3" LENGTH OVERALL 16'2" MAXIMUM BEAM THE ABSOLUTE YACHTS 60 Fly adds to the Italian builder’s eight-model flybridge series, which ranges from 47 feet to 72 feet length overall. The 60 Fly carries a fair bit of beam forward, enhancing interior volu
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The Yachts
Camper & Nicholsons International says this 164-footer has a new crew and a new owner who has been investing in upgrades to the decor, entertainment system and more. This 229-footer, which charters through Burgess, has an onboard office for charter g
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Horizontally Stabilized
QUICK SPA’S MC2Quick Gyro X10 gyrostabilizers are made for 35- to 45-foot yachts. Quick makes two X10 models, for AC and DC systems. Both reportedly emit noise levels below 70 decibels and use natural heat-dissipation setups that eliminate the need f
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Yachting
Editor-in-Chief Patrick Sciacca patrick.sciacca@yachtingmagazine.com Managing Editor Jake Lamb Senior Art Director Eric Powell Associate Editor Victor Tan Editor-at-Large Jay Coyle Electronics Editor David Schmidt Charter and Consulting Editor Kim Ka
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Performance Art
43' LENGTH OVERALL 11'6" MAXIMUM BEAM SEVENTEEN thousand pounds of double-planked okoume ply sheathed in epoxy-impregnated E-glass and Kevlar are crafted into a DLBA-designed hull form with Carolina flare in the bow and a tumblehome in the transom. T
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Take It All With You
345' LENGTH OVERALL 56' MAXIMUM BEAM HERE’S A FUN FACT FOR ANYONE considering a bucket-list expedition cruise to Antarctica: Regulations there require you to have two helicopters when flying beyond rescue-service range or when landing in the mountain
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Over Too Soon
EVEN BRIEF ENCOUNTERS CAN LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION. A few weeks ago, during a wicked-early pre-dawn morning, a few friends and I were drifting on board a 30-foot center-console in our home inlet. We’d volunteered as the committee boat for a local f
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A Cat With Different Stripes
69'9" LENGTH OVERALL 26'11" MAXIMUM BEAM Between 50 AND 70 FEET length overall, everything changes. That’s especially true of multihull designs, where volume increases dramatically because of the vessel’s wider beam. Engines, onboard systems, space f
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New Electronics
Torqeedo’s Travel 603 weighs in at 34 pounds, delivers the equivalent of 2 hp, and has a 500-watt-hour lithium-ion battery that’s good for five and a half hours at low rpm. A GPS-enabled onboard computer displays vital metrics. The batteries are modu
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Yes, You Can
PHONES STARTED RINGING at the IYC charter office as soon as the decision was announced: The European Union was easing travel restrictions for visitors vaccinated against COVID-19. ¶ “Inquiries have definitely increased with the news,” Heather Hatcher
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Firstborn Charmer
TOO MANY TIMES, I’VE SEEN A BOAT TRY TO be everything to everyone, and it doesn’t stand out in any particular way. The Solaris Power 48 Open is different. It knows its own identity. The yacht does day cruising and weekending splendidly. It’s also an
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New Yachts
For his 60th birthday, Russian musician Garik Sukachev had an idea: build the interior of a Contest Yachts 59CS to match the Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible coupe. That idea is now a showcase of hotspur red leather, linen beige hide and diamond
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Well-traveled
65'4" LENGTH OVERALL 18'6" MAXIMUM BEAM THE OUTER REEF 650 is a long-range cruiser built for blue water. Hull construction is solid fiberglass below the waterline and PVC coring above it. Full-length longitudinal stringers and athwartships stringers
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Cruising Skiffs
RECENTLY, I WAS sharing images of my days flinging flies in the Florida Keys with my pal Ted. “I’ve given it up. Skiff fishing is too much work,” I explained. ¶ Ted seemed confused. “Work on a boat? How’s that?” he asked. ¶ “Balancing on a doormat-si
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“E” Is Also For Elegant
Leaf-spring suspension is used in the seat on this e-bicycle, which has styling reminiscent of the 1930s. The wheels spin fast enough to achieve 36 mph, according to the company. Range is 74.5 miles. The battery and electrical components are inside t
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Cloud Maintenance
THE SCENARIO IS UNFORTUNATE BUT ALL TOO COMMON. The big weekend comes into view, family and friends are looking forward to spending time together on the water, and then news arrives that a critical system is on the fritz. The yacht can’t sail. ¶ Plan
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This Just In
90'2" LENGTH OVERALL 45'9" MAXIMUM BEAM Alva Yachts has announced its Ocean Eco 90 power catamaran. The yacht is offered with an all-electric propulsion system or a hybrid diesel-electric setup. Power for the all-electric model is two 500 kW gearless
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50 Years Of Family Memories
BEFORE ARTHUR WIRTZ DIED in 1983, the owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and founder of the Wirtz Corporation made his final wishes clear to his family: Don’t sell Ivanhoe Farm, the family’s original land grant in Mundelein, Illinois, dating back to 185
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Super Sportfisher
VRIPACK YACHT design and Royal Huisman, both in the Netherlands, have unveiled a few tantalizing details about Project 406—which is being built as the world’s largest sport-fishing yacht. ¶ Project 406 has a length overall of 171 feet. That means the
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Close To Home
IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN. ¶ This past summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, charter bookings from US clients surged in places such as the Florida Keys and New England. That same pattern was already repeating itself this past spring in the southeast
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No Refunds
PEOPLE ARE BUYING boats like they’re ordering designer sneakers online,” groused a pal who surveys yachts. He insists that potential owners attend a review of his findings aboard the boat. These days, he says, most can’t be bothered. ¶ While surveyor
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Equal Measure
SYMMETRY. BALANCE. THESE TWO WORDS popped into my head as I looked over the Sunseeker Predator 55 Evo. ¶ The design starts with the set of teak steps flanking the express cruiser’s tender garage, which handles a Williams Turbojet 325 and leads to the
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A Cruiser’s Paradise
An icy margarita was at my elbow, and I was watching the sun drift behind the red mountains as I nibbled some appetizers. I fancied that I could hear a hawk gliding over the ridge above our cove, no doubt looking for his own dinner. ¶ The water was s
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In-between Moments
IT WAS A RAINY MORNING OFF SAVONA, ITALY, BUT I DIDN’T CARE. The water’s rich blue-green hue seemed even more intoxicating contrasted against the dark, nearly black sky. I was in the master stateroom belowdecks watching that water pass by the hull, r
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