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Small Steps, Big Deal
AXOPAR HAS BEEN ON THE Financial Times’ list of 100 fastest-growing companies for two years and is now delivering at least 1,000 boats a year. More than 5,000 Axopars have been delivered to date. This year, the Axopar 22 is being introduced to reinvi
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Onboard Eyes And Ears
SANLORENZO YACHTS’ R&D team built the Smart Helmet to help yacht crews troubleshoot issues at sea. ¶ The helmet has an 8-megapixel 1080p video camera; four visible-light cameras; two infrared cameras; a microphone and earphones; a heads-up-style disp
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Spin Cycle
THE PANDEMIC CAUSED A RUSH ON A LOT OF THINGS: TOILET PAPER, CLEANING SUPPLIES, N95 MASKS. AND WHEN THE MASSES CAME FOR THE BOATS, THE BROKERAGE MARKET TOOK OFF. “People realized that boating and yachting was one of the really great things that you c
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Dc-driven
THE POWERBOAT DRIVERS IDLE NEAR THEIR STARTING LINES OFF MONACO, waiting for the signal to punch the throttles. But they’re different from those who have raced here since 1904: These nine boats are competing in the Solar Class at the 2021 Monaco Ener
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A Fish Tale, No Lion
SHE’S KNOWN AS THE “Lionfish Huntress.” During the past decade, Rachel Bowman of Marathon, Florida, has helped spearhead the charge to eradicate invasive lionfish from the waters of the Florida Keys. Bowman is the only female commercial lionfish harv
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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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Reopened And Ready
THERE IS A LOT OF TALK THESE DAYS about the need to rebuild infrastructure. Florida’s Town of Palm Beach Marina is leaning into that thinking, having just completed a $40 million upgrade. ¶ The marina has been popular with transient and local boaters
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Versatile Fun
THE SEALINE S335V fits a lot of function into its nearly 34-foot length overall. It’s one of three new sub-40-foot yachts from the German builder, and it’s a twin-outboard-powered vessel. ¶ From the cockpit seating to the fixed foredeck sun pad, ther
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First Strike
The mongoose may be low to the ground with short legs, but it is a skilled, opportunistic predator. It feeds on smaller mammals and birds, as well as their eggs, along with a wide variety of insects. It especially likes snakes. In fact, the mongoose’
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Oh, Yes, That’s Metallic Gold
BUILDERS CAN COME UP WITH a lot of ways to make a yacht stand out at the marina. With Stefania, which is Hull No. 2 of the GTT 135—still available for purchase as of this writing—Dynamiq’s primary play was the exterior paint scheme. It’s not every da
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Arrive In Style
WOODEN BOATS’ 35-foot LimoTender pairs sleek exterior styling with a protected interior. While the whip is feature-rich, its most impressive element is its movable deckhouse, which allows it to tuck into a superyacht’s garage. The LimoTender is built
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New Electronics
Fusion Entertainment’s MS-RA60 marine stereo ($200) has a compact design. It has an anti-fog and edge-bonded LCD screen, a built-in Class D amplifier, and multizone technology that lets users control two audio zones at the same time. Users can adjust
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Fast And Spacious
THE TIARA YACHTS 3600 sovran was the entry-level model in the Michigan builder’s four-boat Sovran series. Accommodations include a forepeak stateroom with a queen island berth and a 13-inch flat-screen TV. Four more people can sleep on the convertibl
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Downsizing
FOR THE PAST FEW months, I’ve been working the phones, assisting a few pals attempting to trade city life for a “shack on the beach” in Florida. They’ve had a few shots, but most have been slow to draw their wallets—prices have taken wing in a seller
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This Just In
The Custom Line 140 is set to become the Italian builder’s new flagship. Custom Line says the superyacht is designed with a high-speed displacement hull, which—when matched to a pair of 2,638 mhp MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesels—should help provide a 21.5-k
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Leopard 46 Powercat: Three Or Four Staterooms
South Africa-based Robertson and Caine builds Leopard Catamarans, which come in power and sail models. The Leopard 46 Powercat is the second model in a new generation of power designs that also includes the Leopard 53 Powercat. On the 46, there are q
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Inside OUT
YACHT DESIGN CAN BE A TRICKY THING, especially if a brand has been successful with a style it calls its own. ¶ Since 1964, Westport has been catering to an American clientele whose tastes lean more toward the traditional than most European yacht owne
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Evo V8: The New Evo Yachts Flagship
Evo Yachts was created in 2014 as a collaboration between Blu Emme Yachts and designer Valerio Rivellini, both based in Italy. The Evo V8 is the brand’s flagship model with a length overall of 78 feet. According to the builder, top speed is 24 knots,
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In Search Of
I’M LOOKING FOR A UNICORN—THE PERFECT BOAT. The perfect one for me, at least. ¶ Naturally, it needs to do everything well. When I sold my last boat in 2016, it was a hard decision. For more than 15 years, I had owned something to call my own and mess
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Hinckley 35: Outboard Power
Hull No. 1 of the Hinckley 35 was delivered in August, and the yacht made its official debut at September’s Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. The Maine-based builder worked with Florida’s Michael Peters Yacht Design to create the model
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Finer With Age
FRANS HEESEN, AT LEAST AT FIRST, wasn’t in the superyacht business. He was in high-tech plastics, which, during the 1960s and ’70s, were becoming so ubiquitous that the word “plastics” became a famous quote unto itself from the Dustin Hoffman film Th
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Round Two
HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS: We are in a much better place heading into the winter 2021-22 Caribbean charter season than we were at this time last year. ¶ It wasn’t until mid-December 2020 that the US government gave emergency-use authorization to the first
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Carbon Creations
IN 2010, ARUN MAHESWARAN took a job at a company that made carbon-fiber gangways and similar products for yachts. He was a technical draftsman who had never set foot on a yacht, but through his work, he found himself spending a lot of time aboard the
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Return To Service
There are yachts, and there are superyachts, but royal yachts tend to be something else again. The United Kingdom hasn’t had a royal yacht for almost 25 years, but the British government just announced its intention to replace Her Majesty’s Yacht Bri
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From Finland With Love
In Dr. No, the 1962 film based on Ian Fleming’s sixth novel about British spy James Bond, actor Desmond Llewelyn made the British secret-service armorer code-named “Q” famous. Q maintained the airs of a refined British butler while furnishing Agent 0
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Burger 50 Cruiser: Slide Hull By Vripack
The Burger 50 Cruiser has an interior by Florida-based De Basto Designs as well as a slide hull by Vripack in the Netherlands. Burger Boat Co. says the hull design improves ride quality by reducing pounding, fuel consumption and running angle (in tan
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Life Lessons
Bump it and take it slow,” Capt. Robert“Tiger” St. Romain said as I reached for the throttles. ¶ We were on the flybridge of the Beneteau 44 NautiGator. The metallic steering wheel reflected sunlight in all directions as the 10 a.m. breeze cooled us
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Otam 70 Ht
The Otam 70 HT is a one-off design from the Italian builder, in collaboration with BG Design Firm for design and Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design for hull lines. The owner requested a three-stateroom layout with no tender garage, in order to increase
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Heavenly Guidance
IF YOU’VE EVER NEGOTIATED pea-soupfogwhileboating, thenyou’re familiar with the interior of the proverbial pingpong ball. Orientation becomes confusing, and it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re heading north when your bearing is actually 180 de
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Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top
Hull No. 1 of this Italian cruising machine is reportedly with its owner in US waters. The yacht is an evolution of the Open version and follows in the wake of Riva’s Dolceriva Hard Top. Design is by the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrar
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