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Portrait Of An Artist
ONE GLIMPSE OF Roland Richardson’s plein-air paintings, and it’s clear why he’s known as the “father of Caribbean impressionism.” Just as Claude Monet memorialized haystacks and water lilies, the St. Martin native captures his home island’s fiery fla
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Welcome Aboard
WARM AND INVITING, the Vicem 58 Classic welcomes guests with a teak cockpit that has an L-shaped settee to port and a Bosch electric cook-top to starboard. This space can be covered by an extending sunshade from the hardtop. There are three stateroom
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Time To Gather
WHEN IT COMES to introducing a new line of yachts, the goal is usually to bring something fresh to the table. Tiara Yachts’ new EX series is spearheaded by the EX 60, which, from stern to bow, is outfitted to host social gatherings and entertain whil
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108' Motoryacht
This yacht is a perfect example of what separates Hargrave CustomYachts from a sea of production competitors in today’s crowded marketplace. Simply stated, she was designed for a family that likes to go farther and stay longer. She was built to cruis
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Expressly Yours
FOR A NATION ABOUT THE SIZE OF OREGON, Britain clearly understands luxury. The Brits produce vehicles that set a benchmark: Think Rolls-Royce and Bentley, as well as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lotus. ¶ So it should come as no surprise that the Princess
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A Taste Of Elegance
A bespoke magnetic key unlocks the aluminum top of the decanter. Making it required some 3D printing. The Bowmore distillery has operated for 240 years. Its home is the Isle of Islay in the United Kingdom. The scotch matured for 52 years. Bowmore say
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Any Way You Want It
The Sirena Yachts 78 treads a fine line between modern and traditional. The yacht’s square stem, superstructure glazing and rectangular hull windows mark this model as thoroughly modern. Yet the curves and sweeps of the sheer, coachroof and transom,
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Unconditional Cruising
It’s challenging to create a yacht that looks and feels formidable yet inviting. Rugged, luxurious. But all these descriptors came to mind as I toured the Absolute Yachts Navetta 75, the Italian builder’s new Navetta-series flagship in a line with si
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Building Fun
WHEN I WAS A KID, ENTERTAINING ON BOARD MEANT breaking out folding deck chairs with sweat-inducing vinyl seats and sailfish logos on the backrests. A few more people would sit on the engine boxes, and the kids would head up the side decks to lie out
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Magic Fabric
KANVASLIGHT FABRIC is the first self-illuminating fabric for the marine market. Guardtex builds Kanvaslight Fabric by intertwining fiber-optic strands with polyester fibers to create a Jacquard weave and then perforating the fiber-optic strands with
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All-in-one
THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IAN had turned the Atlantic in to one angry ocean. At zero dark early, I started a trek from Long Island, New York, down to Somers Point, New Jersey, driving in a deluge with the hope that a weather window would open up and
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Ideation
SEE ANY LASTING trends in yacht design, Coyle?” an industry pal asked me recently. ¶ “It’s hard to tell,” I said. I had high hopes that the “dream it, and we will build it” period of concept-yacht creations would flush out something that would stick
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More Power To You
BACK IN 2018, Mercury Marine thrilled boaters with the introduction of its V-6 and V-8 outboard engines, the result of the largest new-product development program in the company’s nearly 80-year history. ¶ Now, the brand is adding the marine industry
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Birds Of Passage
FOR DAVID AND NICOLE KRUEGEL, cruising is for their birds. Leeloo, a white-bellied caique parrot, and Atticus (Atti for short), an eclectus parrot, take to the seas as eagerly as they do the air. The Kruegels are significantly expanding their voyages
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Custom Control
IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN TWO DECADES since Yacht Controller was created. The product, which enables handheld, wireless navigation from anywhere on board, is now used in dozens of countries. More than 26,000 systems have been delivered for use on some 27
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Fashionable Flagship
Yachtbuilding is essentially alchemy. It’s a process that takes base materials and turns them into something special. I was reminded of this while standing on the wide-open aft deck of the Bluegame BG72 and discussing its twin Volvo Penta IPS powertr
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Endlessly Possible
I’VE SAILED MY FAIR SHARE of ocean races over the years, but the most unusual of all was the 2016 running of the Conch Republic Cup, a three-legged affair that began and finished off Key West, Florida, with a couple of 90-mile crossings of the Florid
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Classic Charm
THE CITY OF Charleston, South Carolina—which was known as Charles Town back in the day, an homage to King Charles II—is the state’s largest city today. Its history as a major trading port means the culture combines what’s typically considered to be s
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Ready For The Next Century
TODAY, THE A BEKING & RASMUSSEN YARD IS known for superyachts like the 223-foot Soaring and the 244-foot Elandess. But a century ago, designer Henry Rasmussen was creating the 75-foot sailing yacht Talisman: the first steel-hull yacht Rasmussen’s shi
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Underwater Radar
CAPT. JOHN ADAMS ADMITS he wasn’t tuned in to what Furuno’s CSH-8L Mark-2 Full-Circle Scanning Sonar could do when it was first fitted aboard Griffin, the 65-foot Rybovich he runs out of the Palm Beach, Florida, area. His level of understanding chang
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DC Powered
RIVA’S EL-ISEO IS BASED on the company’s Iseo runabout but with an all-electric drivetrain that reportedly allows up to 10 hours of quiet running time in economy mode. Notch things up a few clicks, and the El-Iseo’s Parker Hannifin-built GMV310 elect
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Setting Course
94'7" LENGTH OVERALL 20'8" MAXIMUM BEAM OCEAN ALEXANDER’S 28E enters uncharted waters as the first model in the Taiwanese builder’s new Explorer series. The 28E had its global debut at Australia’s 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and was o
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All-knowing
I BOUGHT MY LAST USED CAR IN 2001. I was 24 and enjoying a few (ahem) hard-earned years of post-college adventuring, and I was seeking a reliable mileage-maker. I found a 1998 Nissan Altima with clean papers, but I still brought it to my mechanic. Sm
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All Aboard
69'2" LENGTH OVERALL 17'11" MAXIMUM BEAM THE MONTE CARLO YACHTS MCY 70 is designed to entertain across the entire yacht. Opacmare folding doors framed in stainless steel open to connect the salon with the cockpit. Just inside, the salon has an L-shap
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Ready To Roam?
IN 2021, THE CHARTER-MANAGEMENT TEAM AT Fraser announced that its efforts to help change Costa Rica’s laws had worked, making it easier for the types of yachts commonly available in the Caribbean and Mediterranean to offer bookings in Costa Rica too.
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Eternal Evolution
WITH A NEW YEAR, we get 12 months of new opportunity. Last year was an industrious one for boatbuilders and manufacturers. ¶ For example, I watched CL Yachts debut a new flagship incorporating a build technique that uses carbon-fiber ring frames to s
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Stepping Up
The Grand Banks has a 4-foot-11-inch draft with Volvo Penta IPS diesels, and a 4-foot-1-inch draft with straight-shaft MANs. In either scenario, the yacht is primed for the Bahamas, cruising and exploring with the ability to access most anywhere an o
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The Last Sail
EVEN IN THE BEST OF TIMES, it’s a short sailing season in New England waters. This year, for me, because of work and travel commitments, it was especially abbreviated. Early last October, almost five months to the day after sailing my Pearson Ensign
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Excellence and Innovation
Few mousetraps better lend themselves to innovation than boats, and countless brilliant minds have devoted rich careers to making boating better, safer and more enjoyable. Each year, Yachting hails some of the most beyond-the-box thinkers with its an
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