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Charismatic Cruiser
THE DYNA 68 STARTS WITH SWOOPY EURO STYLING from Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover that highlights dark, elliptical windows in her house and topsides, giving her the look of going fast without moving. She’s meant to catch the attention not only of ot
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Defying The Darkness
BOAT SHOWS ARE VISUAL FEASTS. But as stunning as the daytime optics may be, with billions of dollars’ worth of floating aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber, these shows can be even more visually arresting when the sun sets. Sometimes, the lights tw
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Man Of Steel
THERE WAS NEVER doubt about which instrument Seion Gomez would play. After all, the award-winning steel-pan arranger was born in Trinidad, the birthplace of steel pan. His father was a founding member of Phase II Pan Groove, a steel band celebrated f
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Performance Anxiety
I HATE crosswind landings,” my pal Hank said after seeing a video of a docking attempt by a skipper manhandling a 70-footer. Armed with oversize diesels and thrusters, the skipper jammed a joystick as his vessel lurched fore and aft. It seemed like a
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Protecting Tomorrow
DURING A RECENT OVERSEAS FLIGHT TO A YACHT SHOW, I watched as the Delta flight attendants diligently separated the paper products from the plastic ones for recycling. When I arrived in Cannes, France, I was served a drink with a paper straw. There we
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Rare Form
MARNIX HOEKSTRA, a creative director at the Dutch design firm Vripack, says it has always bugged him that when guests step aboard a yacht aft, they’re often at least one level of stairs away from the space where they want to be with other guests. Sol
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Elemental
42'7" LENGTH OVERALL 12'5" MAXIMUM BEAM THERE IS THE STRAIGHT SHEER LINE. A raised trunk cabin with oval ports. And the gently cambered hardtop. These ingredients help create the ageless lines of the Hinckley Sport Boat 40x: a positive attribute when
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Yachtie Streetwear
DURING THE 20 YEARS that Jack Carlson was a competitive rower, he amassed an unusual number of blazers. “There’s an intricate social system with these blazers,” he says. “Every new boat you make, you get a new blazer, so I accumulated a large collect
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Salty Soul
56'3" LENGTH OVERALL 15'6" MAXIMUM BEAM THE OUTBACK 50 is not named for the Australian expanse but rather for this yacht’s 16 feet of deck space aft. The builder refers to the cockpit as an “infinity deck,” accommodating a 16-foot RIB, a pair of pers
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Call It Kismet
AFTER TWO DAYS OF trudging around the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Jamie Haslund had come up empty. He’d gone with longtime friend and boat owner Steve Isakson to look for something small, maybe a trawler, that Haslund could dock in
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Party Time
JERRY JONES, WHO OWNS THE National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, says he’s planning to dock his 357-foot Oceanco Bravo Eugenia in South Florida for Super Bowl LIV in February 2020. It’s a great spot for a watch party aboard a yacht of any size; m
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The Next Stage
MOST YACHTBUILDERS know that change is a necessity in order to survive and thrive. To that end, Ocean Alexander’s Revolution Series of motoryachts is aptly named. ¶ Working with yacht designer Evan K. Marshall, the shipyard has managed to combine its
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Going Giga-yacht
IN THE EARLY TO mid-1980s, when the word mega-yacht came into fashion, 100-footers elicited second looks. A decade later, yacht designers stood amazed at requests for 150-footers. These days, private yachts twice that size—and larger—are slipping int
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Down East Done differently
You’re just as likely to see as many Boston Red Sox hats as New York Yankees logos. Many of the houses are true manses, lacking the Puritan-flavored temperance that holds architectural sway farther north. And the seemingly omnipresent hydrangeas, wel
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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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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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