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Wild Wonders
CHRIS FAGAN MADE HIS FIRST TRIP to Alaska aboard the 130-foot Westport Serengeti in 2014. Back then, he was the mate; this summer, he’s doing his fourth season on the yacht as captain. ¶ The place never gets old. ¶ “It’s the best nature and wildlife
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LUXURY lurks BELOW
BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO SEE SOMETHING is an experience that can surpass all others, create exhilaration that borders on euphoria and, maybe most important, win every dinner-party conversation for a decade. Craig Barnett, the sales-and-marketing man
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Global Angler
When most yachtsmen think of sport-fifishing yachts, they likely conjure up images of long waterlines, flared bow sections, skyscraper tuna towers and planing-friendly undercarriages. Expedition-grade trawlers do not come to mind. ¶ And for good reas
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Ageless Design
There were its trademark short fins. A hardtop with porthole windows, and a soft top. Electric seats and power windows, both features almost unheard of in 1956. Whitewall tires. And chrome—everywhere. ¶ The look was so aligned with the Thunderbird br
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TOP Of The LINE
You can spot a Zeelander’s profile from afar, particularly because of its high bow and signature raked and rounded transom. Essentially, Zeelanders are modern commuter yachts with a retro twist. Credit for the styling goes to Dutch designer Cor D. Ro
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Italian Blend
One of the coolest aspects of covering electronics for Yachting has been the opportunity to witness the ever-increasing levels of technological integration that have revolutionized yacht operations. Team Italia, through its i-Bridge installations, ha
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Taking Flight
French design house VPLP is using its experience penning grand prix-racing sai lboats, including the America’s Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing 90, to create an expedition-grade trimaran series from 130 to 260 feet. The Komorebi series will have a hybrid
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Never-ending Voyage
Adventure. The word conjures up myriad images. For some, it’s a singular event, such as climbing a peak or crossing an ocean. For others, it’s a lifetime of adrenaline rushes. ¶ In this issue, we look at yachts outfitted for adventure: one refitted t
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Hatching A Plan
WHEN LEMUEL PEMBERTON first thought about launching a turtle conservation program on Nevis, he wasn’t even sure if the Caribbean island was home to enough turtles to make a monitoring program worthwhile. The answer proved a resounding yes. Not only w
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Money Matters
ASISTUDIED THE images from the other side of the planet, I thought of my last chat with my pal Bill. “It’s a milestone. There are important decisions to be made. I must go,” he insisted prior to embarking on a 24-hour flight to the shipyard responsib
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Brand Evolution
47'5" LENGTH OVERALL 13'9" MAXIMUM BEAM OCEAN ALEXANDER long known for building ocean-crossing motor-yachts, has launched its first center-console: the 45 Divergence. ¶ The builder leveraged its large-yacht expertise to create this feature-filled day
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Antarctic Odyssey
95'11" LENGTH OVERALL 23'5" MAXIMUM BEAM When flag-state officials in the Marshall Islands got word that the owners of the 95-foot Doggersbank Off shore Gayle Force wantedto cruise to Antarctica, they sent Capt. Scott Whittaker a letter, questioning
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The Right Balance
KAYAK ANGLING FISH THE FLATS HERE’S A FUN FACT: Hobie, the California-based company best known for its Sunfish and catamaran sailboats, has spent the past two decades or so seeing 15 percent to 25 percent growth year after year in demand for fishing
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Downeast Dreamin’
63'9" LENGTH OVERALL 16'2" MAXIMUM BEAM IT’S HARD TO STAND OUT in a crowded field of midsize, Downeaster-style yachts, but that’s exactly what Sabre hopes its 58 Salon Express will do. The vessel is the new flagship of the Salon Express line, which s
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Proof Of concept
A YACHT’S ARRIVAL IN THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE MED IN TIME TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE IS NOTHING UNUSUAL. It is uncommon, though, for a yacht to do so on her own bottom, rather than aboard a transport ship. It’s even more unusual when tha
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Bvi bliss
I have showered open-air on the stern at daybreak. I have seen gleaming white yachts in sizes ranging from humble to mega; some with sails, some without, and some on which sails could be put, but the owner couldn’t be bothered to do so. I have seen c
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TheRIGHT STUFF
Horizon did many things right with its V68. ¶ Those things start with the salon layout. Sure, the salon is where we entertain, but oftentimes it’s for lounging, and the L-shaped settee faces a 50-inch TV in the corner. It’s not a pop-up or swing-down
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Serious swagger
The Pardo 50 is part of a new generation of mega-size walkaround yachts. Instead of a center-console cabin with a portable toilet, there are two staterooms, two heads with showers and room for a civilized single-berth crew cabin with its own head. ¶
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Absolute Blast
Absolute builds its yachts—which range from a 40 to a 73, covering four lines—in Piacenza, Italy, a city of about 100,000 southeast of Milan. The builder emphasizes two things: innovative Italian design and a sturdy, safe and quiet ride. When I got a
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Globally Connected
Over the course of three years, a 135-foot Dubois aluminum sloop completed a circumnavigation that included a visit to Antarctica and a deep soak in the high latitudes. Interestingly, her most persistent challenge during this time wasn’t plying the h
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An Estate Plan
• GRENADA THE CARIBBEAN As she welcomes more than 30,000 visitors a year to her family’s Belmont Estate on Grenada, owner Shadel Nyack Compton takes great joy in seeing them retrace her childhood wanderings through the verdant grounds of the 17th-cen
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Style Redux
Now what’s the purpose of that damn thing?” my pal Ed groused. That damn thing was a 100-foot high-speed yacht burping up a rooster tail the size of Niagara Falls as it careened down the waterway. ¶ “The afterdeck is a bed,” he said. “It’s completely
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The Auction Option
JASON DUNBAR WAS LOSING SLEEP. His friend owned the 106-foot Broward Altitude Adjustment II and wanted Dunbar, a broker with Luke Brown Yachts, to sell it. Dunbar knew the statistics on Browards: One sells, on average, every 66 days in America. Other
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When Murphy Strikes
Things can happen to new boats too. ¶ The delivery from Florida to New York went flawlessly. A group of us took turns running the boat north, and I had the wheel on the North Carolina-to-Virginia leg. Shortly after getting the boat settled in New Yor
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Bottle Rocket
38'1" LENGTH OVERALL 12'6" MAXIMUM BEAM Just before this year’s boat shows in Miami, I had the chance to run the Tiara Sport 38 LS, part of a new series of outboard-powered vessels from the Michigan boatbuilder. The weather was blustery with spatteri
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