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Listen Up!
I may be biased, but to me there’s no better escape than a story in a magazine. One minute you find yourself aboard a container ship in Georgia, the next you’re inside a North Carolina boatyard and then, with the turn of the page, you’re in the engin
Power & Motoryacht3 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Life Proof Yachtline 33
The term “head-turner” is overused in boat reviews, but few boats grab as much attention at 50-plus knots as the new Yachtline 33 from Life Proof. I hopped aboard one of the first 33s with the Bremerton, Washington-based company’s CEO Micah Bowers in
Power & Motoryacht5 min citite
Brand Extension
On the chart it’s the Golfo di La Spezia, but in the marketing materials of the local tourist authorities it’s increasingly being referred to as the “Bay of Poets.” Yes, Dante and Petrarch took their vacations here, but that’s not who they’re referri
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Ocean Alexander 27 Explorer
Ocean Alexander’s longtime collaboration with London-based yacht designer Evan K. Marshall has borne fruit once again in the form of the 88-foot, 6-inch 27 Explorer motoryacht. The 27 E, which debuted at the 2020 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Sho
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Don’t Be That Guy
Why are we boat people? Because we like good times, adventure and getting away from it all. We’re perpetually motivated by the next long weekend or summer cruise, like Clark W. Griswold looking out the kitchen window on Christmas Eve dreaming about h
Power & Motoryacht6 min citite
Fresh Perspective
New chapters. Turning the page from who you were to who you are about to become can be equal parts exciting and terrifying. My father-in-law Bryan and I both found ourselves neck-deep in new lives recently. He had just retired from a successful caree
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Young and Restless
My wife and I were standing in the cockpit of the Betty Jane II when the first blast reverberated through the marina: Blaaaahhhhhh. Blaaaahhhhhh. Bump! Bump! Blaaaahhhhhh. Blaaaahhhhhh. Bump! The bass notes were so loud, guttural and liver-quivering
Power & Motoryacht3 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Tough Cell
The hydrogen fuel cell is about to splash into recreational boating. Like traditional batteries, hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity without any combustion or emissions. Unlike batteries, however, hydrogen cells do not run down or need to recharg
Power & Motoryacht8 min citite
Many Miles To Go
Growing up in the rural countryside of central North Carolina, Perry Nichols spent most of his free time bass fishing and playing sports. He excelled at all of it—especially football and cranking in big ol’ bucket mouths. But as he entered his teenag
Power & Motoryacht5 min citite
Going Custom
Donnie Caison never intended to become a custom boatbuilder; he just didn’t want to sink a bunch of money into a project to make an old boat new again. He and a buddy were discussing going in on a classic 31 Bertram and rehabbing it with new motors,
Power & Motoryacht5 min citite
Uniesse Exuma HTC5
The Exumas are a sleepy chain of islands in the center of the Bahamas, bounded by white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. So, when I first began speaking with the folks at Uniesse about taking the new Exuma HTC5 on a sea trial, I had visions o
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Power & Motoryacht
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANIEL HARDING JR. DEPUTY EDITOR BILL PIKE EXECUTIVE EDITOR CHARLIE LEVINE CREATIVE DIRECTOR ERIN KENNEY DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN V. TURNER SENIOR EDITOR SIMON MURRAY ASSOCIATE EDITOR CARLY SISSON YACHT DESIGN CONSULTANT BILL PRINCE ELEC
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
New Year, Same Mission
2020. Phew. What a decade this year has been. I’m writing this column during one of my favorite stretches of the year. The company typically offers a generous amount of time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and this year, that break couldn’t
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Past Meets Present
It was a bold move. In 1965, most British boatbuilders targeting the newly prosperous middle classes were making speedboats and runabouts that could be towed behind the family Ford Cortina. Down in Plymouth, a young engineer named David King had othe
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The Essentials
There’s no such thing as having too many tools. It’s one of the immutable laws of life, and one I follow: From my desk I can see four toolboxes and can touch two without leaving my chair. They hold mechanic’s tools, electrician’s tools, plumber’s too
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
New York City
Its skyline is unmistakable. Its delis are to die for. It’s busy, it’s brash, it’s New York. There is no other city like the Big Apple, and it’s surprisingly easy to visit by boat. Many years ago, as a young couple with only a modest amount of experi
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Fleming 85
To say that Fleming Yachts has a following is akin to saying the Beatles have a following—it’s an understatement of the highest order. With a tremendous amount of attention paid to construction and a level of finish that meets the demands of the most
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Above It All
Back in 2017, I spent a day or two riding around in one of the super-fast press boats covering the America’s Cup in Bermuda. And, as luck would have it, we happened to be on hand—and indeed, close enough to clearly hear the whooshing whir of the boat
Power & Motoryacht1 min citite
Power & Motoryacht
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANIEL HARDING JR. DEPUTY EDITOR BILL PIKE EXECUTIVE EDITOR CHARLIE LEVINE CREATIVE DIRECTOR ERIN KENNEY DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN V. TURNER SENIOR EDITOR SIMON MURRAY ASSOCIATE EDITOR CARLY SISSON YACHT DESIGN CONSULTANT BILL PRINCE ELEC
Power & Motoryacht5 min citite
Deep Sea Sisterhood
Last June, Gia Peebles stood on the balcony of her condo in Morehead City, North Carolina, and wondered what the heck was going on. There, down on the pier, were scores of women getting off boats, many cheering, many touting rather large fish. “It’s
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
The Minute-Maid Method
They don’t build ‘em like they used to, right? We’ve all heard the phrase, and most of us have used it to bemoan cheap crap and pine for the “good old days,” however we personally define them. But as a yacht designer with an engineering degree, I hav
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Prestige X70
Prestige’s latest launch, the X70, stands out from the crowd thanks to her somewhat unorthodox yet purposeful design traits. The “X” in this boat’s name is shorthand for “crossover,” in that her exterior lines and styling bring to mind long-distance
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Viking 54
The 2020 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show was a show unlike any other. As with nearly everything this past year, COVID-19 cast an unmistakable shadow over the proceedings, with a handful of the industry’s major players (Ferretti, Horizon and Ha
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Horizon FD75
When Dutch designer Cor D. Rover conceived of the idea for Horizon’s FD (Fast Displacement) series, he wanted to achieve the maximum amount of volume on the lowest waterline length, which he set at 24 meters (78.7 feet). The layout also called for th
Power & Motoryacht3 min citite
Clx 96
Virtual reality has come a long way. Just a couple years ago, real estate agents were slogging through slow, dizzying home tours. Now, I sit back in my basement with slipper-covered feet and ogle at the most beautifully different CL Yachts (formerly
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Axopar x Jobe Revolve
What do you get when you combine a sporty day boat from a boatbuilding giant with Europe’s largest watersports manufacturer? From the looks of it, I’d say a hell of a lot of fun. Axopar just announced to Power & Motoryacht its plans to launch a new l
Power & Motoryacht4 min citite
Boca Grande
Being referred to as a big mouth is usually not a good thing, but the early Spanish navigators exploring Florida’s Gulf Coast meant no derision when they named a wide, deep inlet “Boca Grande.” Labeled on our nautical charts today exactly as it was o
Power & Motoryacht12 min cititeNature
Consider the Lobsterman
A lobster’s brain is located in its throat. Its teeth can be found in its stomach, and its kidneys are in its head. If that anatomy sounds like a jumbled mess, I can sympathize. My heart was somewhere in my throat and I was feeling downright crabby w
Power & Motoryacht7 min citite
Timeless
Timeless. It’s a word that’s thrown around much too cavalierly for my taste. It seems that in today’s over-marketed world, everything, from the newest Toyota to the pizza place down the street, is offering a “timeless” experience. Come on now. My Mou
Power & Motoryacht8 min citite
Return to Glory
The colorful history of American yachting is peppered with significant and innovative boats, from the presidential yacht Sequoia to Ernest Hemingway’s Pilar and Richard Bertram’s first Moppie. One yachtbuilder at the forefront of innovation was Frank
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