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True Vision
THIS PAST SUMMER in Porto Cervo, the playground of the yachting class on the Italian island of Sardinia, a pop-up store returned for its second year. Known as the Riva Boutique, it was marketed as a “brand experience” and fit right in with stores fro
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Make It Yours
83'6" LENGTH OVERALL 20'8" MAXIMUM BEAM OPEN OR CLOSED BRIDGE? That is just one of a string of options available to owners of Ocean Alexander’s 84R, a yacht created with customization in mind. ¶ The R is for Revolution, and this model follows on the
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Out Of The Blue
IT ALL STARTED WITH A DOG. ¶ The owner of the 30-foot Apreamare Divina had anchored at her favorite beach in Door County, Wisconsin, and was swimming off the stern when she spotted a couple with a golden retriever dinghying around the harbor. “I call
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The Sunny Side
SARAH SEBASTIAN USUALLY KNOWS, by midsummer, how the winter charter season is going to go on Antigua. As a director of Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services, based on the Caribbean island, she sees how many clients are booking vacations; and as coordin
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By Design
59'1" LENGTH OVERALL 15'7" MAXIMUM BEAM It’s a foreshortened snub nose that increases the yacht’s interior volume while creating a longer waterline within a similar overall length when compared with other yachts in her class. The look is finished off
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Sydney by Day
Sydney Harbour has strong ties to yachting history. It hosts what’s believed to be the oldest continuously conducted annual sailing regatta in the world: the Australia Day Regatta, which has been held every year since 1837. THE QUAYS MARINE CENTRE on
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Rock The House
Despite her unique tenders and toys, such as the Land Rover and BMW motorbike, her unusual layout, and her disco—two discos, actually—Audace does pay homage to convention. The interior ambience echoes that of classic steamships. MAURO SCULLI has more
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Design driven
The MJM 53z is a Down East-inspired design, accented by stainless-steel bow rails that average around 30 inches high and mirror the form of the yacht’s fine entry. The rails sweep down the vessel’s razorlike profile and resolve amidships, where a cle
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A Fine FIRST IMPRESSION
80'6" LENGTH OVERALL 23'8" MAXIMUM BEAM TAIWAN-BASED HORIZON YACHTS has long been known for building sturdy, seaworthy vessels with an unmistakable panache for creature comforts. The builder’s latest model in its Fast Displacement series, the FD77, i
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Communications Coup?
The year 2005 doesn’t feel like a long-lost horizon, but in the context of technology’s unblinking evolution, the chasm of time becomes insurmountable. That August, my then-girlfriend—now wife—and I were helping to deliver my dad’s J/44 to Maine. Dur
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Undertones
1. Music Hull reportedly works in all water types and temperatures, but the system applies different real-time calibrations to deliver optimal sound quality at different salinity levels and temperatures. 2. Once installed, the system delivers high-qu
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The Itch
THREE YEARS AGO, MY OLDER BROTHER AND I sold the last boat we shared. The two of us have long owned boats together. During the past 19 years, we’ve owned three of them. Our similar taste in boats has always amazed me because we are such dramatically
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A Whale Of A Job
WASHINGTON STATE • WHALE WATCHING: The whale-watching tour companies on the island are run by professional, competent, caring people. Or go to Lime Kiln State Park and watch the whales swim by there. • MCMILLIN’S DINING ROOM (Roche Harbor, San Juan I
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The Biggest Gets Bigger
FOR YEARS, NO OTHER U.S. BOAT SHOW has been able to compete with Fort Lauderdale’s in terms of size. Now going into its 60th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show reports numbers that would have seemed impossible mere decades ago: more th
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Precious Seconds
BOATUS, WHICH CLAIMS THE LARGEST on-the-water towing fleet in the United States by way of TowBoatUS, has long been adapting to new forms of communication. ¶ “We’ve been dispatching for 25 years over VHF radio and then cellphones, and there was always
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Legacy Ride
I WAS REMINISCING with my pal Dan recently about our careers in yacht design. He waxed on about a custom motoryacht he’d penned back in the day before he got to his point: “Coyle, I could buy her for little more than she cost to design. Can you belie
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Right To Roam
37'6" LENGTH OVERALL 10'6" MAXIMUM BEAM A STEADY BUT heightening drizzle fell from the sky as I pulled my rental car up to the docks in Dania Beach, Florida, and prepared to take the Intrepid 375 Nomad for a spin just off shore in the Atlantic. I wal
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Easygoing Opulence
86' LENGTH OVERALL 20'8" MAXIMUM BEAM Round tables might even be called relaxed. Round tables are democratic. ¶ And if there is one feature of the Princess Yachts Y85 that defines the personality of this model, it’s the dining table in the salon. It’
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Refitted and Ready
WHEN THE OWNER OF THE 144-foot Heesen Bliss bought her in 2017, he was looking at the yacht’s bones, not her decor. The previous owner had been a decorator with, well, highly personalized tastes. ¶ “There was a lot of purple, and a lot of dark green
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Sea Star Mindset
THE OWNER OF THE 138-foot Cizgi E&E is a longtime sailor who thought he was doing his part for the eco-friendly movement. He even went so far as to spend three years planning and building E&E in ways that would keep fuel use low—and this was more tha
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Aqua Blu
Aqua Blu is part of the Aqua Expeditions fleet, which started with the river cruisers Aqua Amazon and Aqua Mekong. The company specializes in bringing high-end experiences to remote destinations. Aqua Blu is the first superyacht to join the fleet and
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Through New Eyes
IT WAS 4 A.M. Our young and mostly novice crew was operating somewhere between sleep deprived and delirious. The boat’s owner, Tom, along with my brother, Chip, and I were out to show our five newbie guests—all related to Tom—what the world off shore
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Remote Control
FRANCESCO GALLI ZUGARO learned about the profound effect that a protected, ecologically diverse destination can have on people when he spent six years running a company called Ocean Adventures in the Galapagos Islands. The wildlife, the scenery, the
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No Limits
FOR A KID GROWING UP in Georgia, Lake Lanier was a great place to dream about someday owning a boat. The owner of the 63-foot Nordhavn Asturias was one of those kids, playing on ski boats and sailboats that his father and grandfather owned. ¶ “I’d be
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Yachts Of The Future
THE TREND IN YACHT design is vessels that can explore farther with more creature comforts than ever before. While owners used to be content to bob off the south of France in summer and play in the Caribbean come winter, nowadays, the goal is to get w
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Invisible Hands
AN EARNEST CROSSWIND PIPED across the waters off Florida’s Virginia Key, where the Miami International Boat Show was well underway. Victor Avila, Dockmate’s chief technical specialist, handed me a Dockmate wireless device and control of the Topaz 27
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