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Yachting July 2019

Yachting magazine engages the serious boater with content that educates and entertains therefore enhancing your experience on the water.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
when murphy strikes

Things can happen to new boats too. ¶ The delivery from Florida to New York went flawlessly. A group of us took turns running the boat north, and I had the wheel on the North Carolina-to-Virginia leg. Shortly after getting the boat settled in New York, I planned a long weekend in Cape May, New Jersey. ¶ Two friends and I left on a Friday morning in mid-June. Exiting New York Harbor and heading south, there were 2- to 3-footers on the nose. Our vessel cruised smoothly at about 25 knots. One of my buddies, Dave, headed to the salon for a nap. A second friend, also named Dave, stretched out on the flybridge seat forward of the helm. I plotted our next waypoint and kept watch. ¶ About 90…

2 min
the auction option

JASON DUNBAR WAS LOSING SLEEP. His friend owned the 106-foot Broward Altitude Adjustment II and wanted Dunbar, a broker with Luke Brown Yachts, to sell it. Dunbar knew the statistics on Browards: One sells, on average, every 66 days in America. Others had already sold for the year. The sale was likely to take longer than his friend wanted. ¶ The factor of time suddenly became key to the sales equation. While some owners make price the key factor in a sale, hanging onto a yacht for years—and paying the carrying costs until they find a buyer—Dunbar’s friend most valued time. That’s why Dunbar became one of the first brokers to work with Boathouse Auctions, an online service that launched in October. ¶ The site’s creator, Jack Mahoney, says he…

1 min
big time

Derecktor shipyards, long known for its shipyards in Mamaroneck, New York, and Dania Beach, Florida, has signed a deal to renovate Florida’s Port of Fort Pierce into a refit facility for power and sailing yachts bigger than 200 feet. ¶ “We are limited to 900 tons; everybody else is similarly limited,” says John Koenig, Derecktor’s head of communications. At the new site, he says, Derecktor will have 28 feet of water right up to the bulkhead and a 1,500-ton Travelift with no overhead restrictions such as bridges. ¶ “We will have the ability to compete with the European yards for refit work on the 150-, 180-, 200-foot sailing yachts,” he says. “Perini Navi sent us a very nice letter of encouragement, saying they’re excited to have the option of a…

3 min
bottle rocket

38'1" LENGTH OVERALL 12'6" MAXIMUM BEAM Just before this year’s boat shows in Miami, I had the chance to run the Tiara Sport 38 LS, part of a new series of outboard-powered vessels from the Michigan boatbuilder. The weather was blustery with spattering rainstorms dimpling Biscayne Bay’s gray chop. It wasn’t great boating weather, but it was great conditions for boat testing. ¶ My test vessel was special because it unveiled a new propulsion package representing a partnership between Volvo Penta and Seven Marine. The optional helm-to-prop system combined Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) with Seven Marine’s beastly 527 hp 6.2-liter V-8 outboard motors. Seven Marine brings the horses while Volvo Penta offers DuoProp drives and an amalgam of its “Easy Boating” features, including a Glass Cockpit System, joystick control, dynamic positioning…

1 min
commute with nature

A TURKISH OWNER commissioned the Mazu 42 ST to ferry him from the European side to the Asian side of the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul. The boat’s pronounced military-style exterior surrounds a cabin with a double berth and head, as well as wraparound seating in the bow. Twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600s power this vessel to a top-end speed of 47 knots and a cruise speed of 32 knots. •Whom It’s For: You don’t need to be a Turkish tycoon to own the Mazu 42 ST. Her amenities and performance make her an option for anyone in the market for a dayboat with partial carbon-fiber construction and a 2-foot-9-inch draft that is shallow enough for sandbar hopping. •Picture This: It’s a roasting summer day in Miami. All you want…

2 min
plug and play

• VESPA ELETTRICA ZERO EMISSIONS Vespa scooters, which Piaggio makes in Italy, have been icons of European style since the first model premiered in 1946. Countless mega-yachts carry Vespas on deck and in lazarettes for launching onto the roads from Antibes to Monaco. Americans have long loved Vespa’s style too; Hollywood A-listers dating back to Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne and Marlon Brando have ridden them on- and off-screen for decades. ¶ Now comes the 21st-century incarnation of the Vespa. Called Elettrica and priced at about $7,200, it is the first silent, electric-powered, zero-carbon-emissions model from the manufacturer. As Vespa puts it, the Elettrica is “a work of art with a technological heart that is born as the symbol of our modern times and the years to come.” ¶ The Elettrica’s…