Magazine Issue
October 2017
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Seven Sunrises
NO MATTER HOW OFTEN I SEE IT, there is just something about watching a sunrise over the water. It’s opportunity. It’s a reset. It’s calming. It’s hope. The first one I saw during a recent sojourn aboard a friend’s 50-footer came after a night of rain
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Powering the Superconsole Surge
WHEN VOLVO PENTA, famous for its omnipresent IPS engine system, acquired outboard-engine manufacturer Seven Marine this past summer, owners of midrange boats gasped at the possibilities. Seven Marine was less than a decade old, having started product
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Rise of a Powerhouse
YEAR AFTER YEAR, the docks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are lined with more than 1,000 boats for the city’s fall boat show. But they haven’t always been. Like most success stories, this one has been a journey. ¶ In 1959, only 13 exhibitors assembled
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On the Move
LOA 70'1" MAX BEAM 17'5" AZIMUT YACHTS HAS increasingly employed carbon fiber in strategic areas on its yachts, and for good reason: The material offers stiffness and strength with reduced weight versus fiberglass, while enhancing interior volume and
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Best of Both Worlds
LOA 30'6" MAX BEAM 10'2" CHRIS-CRAFT’S Catalina 30 Pilothouse is a mix of two boat types: rugged center console and high-end day cruiser. I ran the 30 in Sarasota, Florida, with company Chairman Stephen Julius and President Steve Heese, who explained
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Fantastic Fall
The Hudson River NEW YORK STATE BEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY The Rivermarket Bar & Kitchen in Tarrytown, New York, works with artisan farmers who raise and grow their products naturally, sustainably and humanely. Brunch, lunch and dinner are served, alo
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I Want to Getaway
Eleuthera’s balmy air and water temperatures make it an ideal place to pick up a new watersport, perhaps kitesurfing? The Eleutheran coastline can be rugged or serene depending on where you decide to cruise and stop for a snorkel. ONE OF THE BEST PAR
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His Way
“You have to have a couple of wow features and something unique to set yourself apart,” Serenity’s owner says. “Getting a cook is a whole game-changer in itself,” says the owner of the 133-foot IAG Serenity, explaining how his yacht-design (and size)
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Have It All
The Riviera 68 SMY has a stand-up helm station aft on its flybridge that’s useful for docking or backing down on a fish. COMIN’ TO AMERICA The Riviera 68 SMY is available for Americans to order now from the factory in Australia, and another, similar
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The Family Yacht
The owner wanted large external areas on his 116 Mediterraneo. This family-size alfresco dining area and chaise-longue section illustrate his vision. CLASSIC AND MODERN Designer Giorgio Maria Cassetta and naval architect Pierluigi Ausonio created a y
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At-Sea Oasis
YACHT ING recently talked with tennis great Rafael Nadal about his passion for cruising and being on the water, in addition to his most recent purchase: a Monte Carlo Yachts 76. A longtime yachtsman, Nadal gave us an inside look at how he spends his
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Fly Girl
SO I BELIEVE IT’S more than fair to say that boatshow time in Miami can be hectic. With multiple venues, multiple languages and multiple bleeping traffic jams at every turn, anyone who has ever attended will tell you that a moment’s respite is at a h
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Torture-Tested
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE FROM THOSE IN THE KNOW THE IMAGE IS ICONIC: a tightly tethered helmsman, white knuckles on the windward steering wheel, as the bow of his carbon-fiber Volvo Ocean 65 racing sailboat pierces the backside of a massive Southern Ocean
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New Electronics
Garmin’s newest generation, openarray radars have more power and range than their predecessors. These radars are compatible with Garmin multifunction devices and come in two models: the 4-foot GMR 2524 xHD2 ($8,199) and the 6-foot GMR 2526 xHD2 ($8,9
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Houdini Transom
LOA 65' CRUISE SPEED 40 KNOTS LONDON-BASED design firm Claydon Reeves’ Aeroboat S6 takes a fresh approach to day-boating, borrowing elements from iconic British warbirds like the Supermarine Spitfire. While the 65-foot concept yacht has many notewort
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One Distinguished Dude
Seven Mile Beach GRAND CAYMAN CAN YOU HANDEL THIS?” the T-shirt reads. Below is a photo of Handel Whittaker in his full-mustached glory. Whittaker is the owner of Calico Jack’s Bar and Grill on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. And the shirt? His staf
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Role Reversal
“OH, WHAT A GLORIOUS REPOSE I ENJOYED THAT NIGHT WHILE DREAMING OF SERVING MY PRIMARY MARINE SERVICE PROVIDER AS A YACHT DESIGNER.” I SPOTTED the email from Capt. B and winced. Like the thump of a doctor’s mallet to the knee, it provoked a natural re