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Viking Yachts 38 Billfish Packs a Piscatorial Punch…

Sport-fish boats get bigger every year, but not all anglers want a sun-blocking battlewagon. There is still a great deal of love for the midsize, owner-operated fin-chaser. Enter the Viking Yachts 38 Billfish. To fight story-worthy marlin, you need room to move quickly around the ­cockpit in stand-up gear, and ...

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Is the World Ready for Hybrid IPS?…

Volvo Penta’s hybrid propulsion concept for its Inboard Performance System (IPS) is designed to deliver low- and zero-emissions modes. The project is undergoing testing now, with sea trials slated to begin in early 2020. If all tracks on schedule, Volvo Penta will begin ­delivering the system to commercial customers in ...

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Absolute's Navetta 48 is a Serious Little Sister…

Absolute’s Navetta models have proven extremely popular in a relatively short space of time. The first Navetta model, the 58, made its debut at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival. The second model, the Navetta 52, was shown at Cannes the following year. The flagship Navetta 73 premiered in 2017, and ...

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Why This Year’s Yacht Tech Shows a Lot of Promise…

I’m not winter’s biggest fan. Days are stingy-short and cold in the Pacific Northwest, making it challenging to get a saline fix. Fortunately, boat-show season provides an opportunity to go somewhere sunny and check out the latest marine electronics offerings, which can be integrated into a yacht’s navigation systems during ...

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Meet Anguillan Musical Legend Bankie Banx…

Bankie Banx has given new meaning to the term “surf music.” Since 1991, the musician known as “the Anguillan Bob Dylan” has gathered international reggae and folk artists to jam on Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay Beach during Moonsplash, the Eastern Caribbean’s longest-running independent music festival. The venue — Banx’s endearingly ramshackle ...

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Behind the Scenes at the Sanlorenzo Shipyard in Italy…

Since the early 1200s, the Castello di Giorgio has towered atop a rocky promontory overlooking Lerici, Italy. It has been restored and is now home to a paleontology museum, as well as to rotating exhibits — which, through March 10, include a photographic journey through the nearby Sanlorenzo shipyard. The ...

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Benetti Delivers its 160-footer, Elaldrea+…

Launched last spring, Benetti’s 160-foot custom displacement yacht, Elaldrea+, was recently delivered to her owner at a ceremony in Viareggio, Italy. Her streamlined exterior was designed by Argentinian naval architect Horacio Bozzo, who opted to paint her steel hull and aluminum superstructure pearl white with silver accents for a sleek ...

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Major Superyacht Deal Closes…

In one of the largest superyacht deals of 2018, Burgess has sold the 361-foot Oceanco Jubilee — which, at the time she splashed in 2017, was the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. (Feadship has since launched the slightly larger Anna.) Jubilee was on the market for more than ...

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Yacht Charter in Central America…

Y.CO has just welcomed the 180-foot Amels Driftwood to the charter fleet. In charter for the first time, the 2017 build is advertising itineraries for summer 2019 in Central America. Winter locations are expected to alternate between Central America and the Caribbean. Driftwood accommodates 10 to 12 guests in five ...

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