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04. Absolute Navetta 64: Broader, Better Views
The Navetta 64 is the latest addition to the Absolute Yachts Navetta line, which includes a half-dozen models from 48 to 73 feet length overall. The 64 adds new features including larger bow windows for broader views, as well as gunwales that are mor
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What’s In A Name?
MY PAL ED was deep into a rant about sailors. Ed skippers a king-size sport yacht. For him, a sailboat on the Intracoastal Waterway is little more than an obstacle to making the next bridge opening. His is a common view these days, but such disdain f
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05. Say 42: A New Flagship From Germany
Say Carbon, in Germany, has introduced a new flagship: the Say 42. It replaces a previous 42 and has styling by KET in Munich. According to the boatbuilder, the yacht’s wave-cutting bow and side wings allow for maximum stability underway, including a
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06. Van Der Valk Explorer 30m: A Concept For Adventure - Seekers
Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has released concept drawings for the Explorer 30M, which designer Guido de Groot penned with a fast-displacement hull. His idea was to combine a go-anywhere exterior with the interior amenities of a superyach
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Tender Lovinõ
Wooden boats in Viareggio, Italy, designed this limousine tender for use with a superyacht that is under construction. The 45-foot, 11-inch WB 14 Limo is built using waterproof plywood and carbon fiber, allowing it to be rigid and relatively lightwei
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Jacked-up Joyrides
THEY REALLY COULDN’T have planned it any better. Just as the world is learning to live with the COVID-19 pandemic—including flocking to single-person watersports such as kayaking and paddleboarding—several manufacturers of fully electric, jet-powered
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Ready To Run
WHEN RIVA LAUNCHED THE 66 RIBELLE about two years ago, it introduced yachting enthusiasts to its Sportfly line, which combines a performance focus with the lines of an express cruiser and the function of a flybridge. The Italian shipyard takes that i
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Heading Home
TRUTH BE TOLD, there is no typical last leg of a Great Loop cruise. The return depends on wherever you chose to start. And as Kim Russo, executive director of the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, puts it about weather, “Usually, where you
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Real deal
The Grand Banks 54’s aesthetic retains the brand’s DNA while adding a modern, high-performing hull form under the water. SOME YACHTS PUT UP A thin veneer of seakeeping confidence, stout construction materials and quality machinery. Those yachts are t
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Sizing Up
A draft of 5 feet, 4 inches means it can do all these things while island hopping or cruising the Great Loop. Owners can invite guests for an evening on the water or bring the family for an extended vacation. ¶ Boarding the yacht via a centerline sta
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Silver Linings
THIS PAST SPRING, I WAS GETTING PEPPERED WITH BOAT pictures and questions from friends who decided it was time to transition from landlubber to seafarer. Given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, it’s understandable why. Everyone wanted o
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Origin story
CL YACHTS IS SLATED TO DEBUT its new flagship, the CLX96, stateside next spring. I’ve seen preliminary modeling, and the CLX96 is a yacht that is modern in many ways. However, looking back at this builder’s ancestry, it’s also a model that reflects a
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This Just In
Heesen Yachts recently delivered the 180-foot Steel Class Solemates to its owners. The yacht has a fast-displacement hull form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Solemates has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The exterior design is by Frank L
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Building On Legacy
Vicem Yachts, based on the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul, has a big mission statement: “to blend craftsmanship born from 3,000 years of finely honed woodworking skills with the most advanced technology.” ¶ The builder’s 67 Cruiser combines these essent
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Editor-in-Chief Patrick Sciacca patrick.sciacca@yachtingmagazine.com Managing Editor Jake Lamb Senior Art Director Eric Powell Editor-at-Large Jay Coyle Electronics Editor David Schmidt Charter and Consulting Editor Kim Kavin Director, Digital Conten
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A Fitness Edge
WHEN APPLE UNVEILED its first-generation iPhone, people initially thought it was a cellphone. Soon, they realized that iPhones were actually pocket-size computers that also happened to make voice calls. ¶ A similar evolution has unfurled with Garmin’
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Bright Ideas
WELCOME TO THE MOST UNUSUAL boat-show season in modern memory. ¶ As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and a number of traditional fall boat shows remain in flux, builders are pressing forward, releasing new concepts and launching new models. Production
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Xantrex’s Maximum Power Point Tracking Charge Controller 30 ($229) is designed to help solar-panel installations harness higher charging efficiencies and, potentially, gain longer lifespans out of lithium-ion batteries. The 30-amp MMPT Charge Control
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01. Rossinavi Lel: An Emphasis On Open Spaces
The Italian shipyard Rossinavi delivered the 163-foot Lel in July, making this its first fall season afl oat. The aluminum yacht took two years to build in collaboration with Luca Dini Design & Architecture, which handled interiors and exteriors. (It
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Sustainable Beauty
THE FLAX 27 is a highperformance daysailer built by the German company GreenBoats using environmentally sustainable materials. Judel/Vrolijk & Co. drew the Flax 27’s slipperylooking lines, and GreenBoats built the sloop using natural fiber (reinforce
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02. Evo Yachts R6 Open: An At-anchor Transformer
Evo Yachts has created an Open version of the Evo R6, which premiered this past year as the flagship of the builder’s R line. The R6 Open replaces the original T-top with a roll bar and retractable Bimini top. The XTension system for which Evo Yachts
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Culture Club
DAVID BOWEN’S TURKS AND CAICOS TURKS AND CAICOS NATIONAL MUSEUM (Cockburn Town, Grand Turk): You’ll see our history and culture and how we’re connected to the wider world. BUGALOO’S CONCH CRAWL (Five Cays, Providenciales): They serve authentic Turks
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03. Ocean Alexander 27 Explorer: First In A New Series
The Ocean Alexander 27 Explorer (also known as the 27E) is the first model in the builder’s Explorer series, which grew out of the Revolution series that launched in 2018. The design adds exterior amenities including a 225-square-foot aft deck that c
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Setting Course
REPLACING THE POPULAR Viking 61 Convertible, the Viking 60 Convertible had a higher freeboard forward and a cambered foredeck. Below the surface, there was a new hull form with a finer entry, convex sections forward in the hull and flatter sections a
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Family Traits
They have signature overlapping circular hull windows, with profiles inspired by sport-fish yachts. With the MCY 70 Skylounge, the builder adds an all-weather helm that doubles as an entertaining space—all of which can be customized to suit the owner
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LAST FALL, WHEN THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE announced that it had created the world’s largest 3D-printed boat, imaginations ran wild. The idea of pressing a touchscreen and having a boat spit out of a gigantic printer suddenly felt possible. The notion o
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On The Hunt
It was a GREAT misfortune that the day I got aboard the Hunt Ocean 63, there was a bluebird sky with flatcalm seas off Bristol, Rhode Island. ¶ The first thing you need to know about this boat is that her bottom is penned by Ray Hunt Design. C. Raymo
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Feels Like Home
THE PRESTIGE 590S, A MIDRANGE MODEL IN THE BUILDER’S S-LINE SERIES,  is sporty while maintaining a level of elegance. It has balanced exterior lines and comfortable interior spaces thanks to the builder’s engineers, Garroni Design Studio in Italy, an
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Underwater Enhancement
IN 2003, I PARTICIPATED in the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, a 645-nautical-mile marathon stretching from Massachusetts to the Onion Patch. I remember coming on deck one day and seeing our depth sounder acting funny. Instead of generating me
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New Electronics
Fusion Entertainment’s Signature Series 3 speakers and subwoofers ($350 to $750) now have red, green, blue and white LED lighting. Users can control the lighting via compatible Garmin multifunction displays or via a dedicated remote control. Fusion’s
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