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Yachting May 2020

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
the same boat

FIRST OFF, I HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL. NEXT, JUST BREATHE. From Yachting’s previous issue to this one, the world has been flipped on its head with the novel coronavirus pandemic. As I write this column, I have no idea what the planet’s health status will be when you read it. The term “social distancing” has gone from totally unknown to a public-health mandate. All international boat shows from Brisbane, Australia, to Dubai to Palm Beach, Florida, and beyond have been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future—local ones too. ¶ It’s been said many times, but it can’t be said enough: We will all get through this crisis. It will have an end date. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. And we are here to help you by doing what…

1 min
this just in

Dynamiq has announced a new superyacht project: the GTT 160. The 162-foot superyacht’s styling is from Dobroserdov Design with naval architecture, including the yacht’s fast-displacement hull with aft hull-vane foil, from Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The yacht will be all aluminum and powered with twin 720 hp MAN diesels. Top speed is expected to be 17 knots with transatlantic range at 14 knots. At 10 knots, the builder reports a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Dynamiq says that for owners who want more performance, 1,800 hp MANs should offer a top-end speed of 23 knots. There is also a hybrid option for electric-only cruising at speeds up to 8 knots. Stay tuned for more as this project develops. READER FEEDBACK Looking for photos and yacht news? Get social with Yachting: visit facebook.com/yachtingmagazine By…

3 min
classic inspiration

BY NOW, THE WORLD WAS SUPPOSED to have met the Huckins Sportsman 38, an all-new, hybrid-power yacht inspired by the lines of the builder’s classic Sportsman 36 from the 1930s. The 38’s debut was scheduled for the Palm Beach International Boat Show this past March. ¶ But then, the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country, shutting down pretty much everything, including that boat show. The team at Huckins had the boat launched and on track to be displayed, but now, the builder is planning the official debut for this fall, likely at the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. ¶ “The boat looks just like the renderings,” says company owner Cindy Purcell. “She’s really pretty.” ¶ Here’s the good news, according to Purcell: The sea trials went exactly as planned,…

1 min
double feature

WHEN BALTIC YACHTS in Finland launched the 175-foot Pink Gin VI in 2017, she was the world’s largest carbon-fiber sloop as well as the second-largest yacht the builder had produced in its nearly half-century history. ¶ The owner, apparently, wanted more. ¶ This past September, Damen in the Netherlands delivered the 150-foot support yacht Pink Shadow to the same owner, who plans to use both vessels for regatta racing and more. ¶ Damen is calling the combination a whole new approach to luxury cruising under sail. ¶ “With a Yacht Support like Pink Shadow, owners can enjoy the true sailing experience and racing performance, while also enjoying top capability for guest services, equipment and storage,” managing director Rose Damen stated in a press release.…

2 min
style and speed

42' LENGTH OVERALL 13' MAXIMUM BEAM WITH AN entertaining-focused layout and a striking, aggressive profile, the Marquis M42 is part of a new breed of express-style dayboats. ¶ Consider that the cockpit can handle a dozen friends without imposing on the yacht’s double-wide helm seat or using the 9-foot-wide sun pad stretching partially across the transom (there’s a walkway to the hydraulic swim platform).¶ Consider that there is a full shower stall with a teak seat and Lucite door. ¶ And consider the black carbon-fiber helm console with twin 16-inch Raymarine multifunction displays, as well as a joystick to link the two 480 hp Cummins QSB diesels with the bow thruster for maneuvering in tight quarters. ¶ And finally, consider the Michael Peters-designed hull form (exterior styling is by the Italian team…

2 min
safety first

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK startsonMay16 this year, with a goal of encouraging all boaters to be more responsible and wear a life jacket out on the water. And because the event happens in spring, right before the summer boating season in much of the country, it’s a great time to take an inventory of gear that can help keep everyone safe in an emergency—or, even better, help to avoid emergencies altogether. ¶ An often-overlooked piece of gear that can need upgrading is binoculars. Often, boaters will buy a pair and use them for a decade or longer, not realizing that newer models can be a better tool. Bushnell, for instance, has the Forge line that includes a model with 15x56 magnification ($799). “The 15x56 could be very popular to the…