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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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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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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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The Style Is Timeless, The Technology Is Ahead Of Its Time.
As you’d well know, the faster you go the harder the water becomes. And yet, at our top speed of 38 knots, the ride is unusually soft and stable. That’s probably best explained by looking astern. You’ll see that the PB70 leaves very little wake behin
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Rhodes Scholar
MANY WESTERNERS know little about Rhodes in the Greek isles, save for its Colossus, which once ranked among the seven wonders of the ancient world. (An earthquake toppled the 105-foot-tall statue about 2,240 years ago.) Archaeologist Portokalenia Vra
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Come October
I LOOKED UP FROM THE BOAT AS A TUNA SWAM BY in the swell above my head. The fish shimmered as the spreader lights from our 65-footer projected onto the wave in the middle of a pitch-black October night 100 miles from nowhere. “Well, that’s interestin
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Silver Streak
THE PERSHING 80 IS A VESSEL that scratches the itch for owners seeking a luxury yacht with performance at its core. Power for the 80 was either 2,030 hp or 2,345 hp MTU diesels paired to surface drives. Opening the windows and retractable roof, and d
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Spring Lines
Princess Yachts has launched its first X Class yacht: the X95. The X95 has a wave-piercing hull design from naval architect Bernard Olesinski. The builder says it increases overall efficiency 15 percent when compared to a traditional monohull form. P
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