Stem to Stern: Flipping Hulls

Michael Rybovich tells all about the art of hull flipping. Few things garner more interest, or video, than turning a boat’s base upside down. For most boat builders, giving tours through their facilities to people over the course of their career is just part of the job. What we do seems to fascinate an awful […]

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Marlow Yachts 58E

Learn from those who know. Story & Photos by Capt. Tom Serio It’s not every time that I can do a sea trial and have the owner onboard. Photos by Tom Serio While touring the boat with them, you can dig a bit deeper, and the owner can tell you the whys, whats and hows […]

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Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

Trust in your builder. by Capt. Tom Serio When buying a new boat, many factors have to be considered: The type of boating, locations, destinations and, of course, financing. Photos Courtesy of Cruisers Yachts But there’s one more thing that should be counted, almost by default, and that’s trust. There needs to be an intrinsic […]

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How Many Rod Holders Does a Boat Need?

Having plenty of rod holders on your boat keeps your angling options open. Greg Poland Photography courtesy Contender Some modern fishing boats have fishing rod holders lining the gunwales from stem to stern, and others come with a mere two in the stern. Which begs the question: Just how many fishing rod holders does a […]

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Tested: Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht

A Riviera 64 SMY completes a fast southbound run from Savannah to Stuart, Florida, thanks to top-notch engineering. Special Delivery A Riviera 64 SMY completes a fast southbound run from Savannah to Stuart, Florida, thanks to top-notch engineering. It was early afternoon when I joined the new Riviera 64 Sport Motor Yacht at St. Augustine’s […]

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Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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2022 Mystic M4200

The M4200 is built to withstand just about any boating conditions. Courtesy Mystic Powerboats The wind had been blowing for two straight days at last winter’s Miami International Boat Show, and most of the other captains were reluctant to head out beyond the breakwater of the marina. But Ryan Zivitski, the factory captain aboard the […]

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Stem to Stern: Fine Tuning

A musing on the melodious differences each department prefers when building boats. A musing on the melodious differences each department prefers when building boats. A lot of first-time visitors to our yard are surprised to see that I don’t spend much time in the office. I walk the yard all day, making sure that I […]

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