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Yachting February 2021

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

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United States
Bonnier Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
passing the wheel

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN learning to ride a bicycle and learning to drive a car, I learned how to handle a boat. I remember the first time at the wheel on my own. My dad gave me simple yet sage advice as he left the flybridge: “Don’t hit anything, but if you do, hit it slowly.” These were reassuring words to a teenager who was simultaneously feeling incredibly excited and somewhat petrified. ¶ The lines went off, I engaged the throttles, and the 31-foot twin-engine, Maine-built boat slowly inched from its berth. A couple of transmission adjustments and one glacial-paced spin to starboard later, and the boat eased out of the marina. I did everything just as Dad had taught me to do it. A sense of accomplishment soon washed away my…

1 min
spring lines

FAMILIAR FEELING Reading your Editor’s Letter in the November 2020 issue, I thought I was reading an article about my sons and myself. I have been fortunate enough to raise my sons on the dock of our condo at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. As I work on the boat, they fish and talk with all the neighbors. They know everyone’s name, boat name, boat brand and everyone’s dogs’ names. Keep up the great work. —RYAN, LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MISSOURI (VIA EMAIL) READER FEEDBACK Looking for photos and yacht news? Get social with Yachting: visit facebook.com/yachtingmagazine By email: letters@yachtingmagazine.com By mail: 480 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 236, Winter Park, FL32789 On the web: yachtingmagazine.com…

1 min
distance yourself

SPRING BOAT SHOWS may be harder than usual to find this year, what with the world still working to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, but that hasn’t stopped builders and designers from flooding the zone with new launches and designs. ¶ And thank goodness for their efforts. Being aboard a yacht remains one of the safest, most pleasurable ways to practice social distancing, whether you cruise on the coasts or around the islands. Some builders now offer optional air-purifier systems on board, to help keep the indoor spaces free from contaminants, and the sun pads on any aft deck continue to offer a fresh-air respite from the realities ashore. ¶ In the following pages, we highlight some of the new boats and yacht designs that can make a water-based…

1 min
custom line navetta 30: estimated range of 2,000 nautical miles

The Custom Line Navetta 30 is being offered with four engine options. Standard powerplants are twin 800 hp MAN i6s, with options including 1,000 or 1,200 hp MAN V-8s and 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18s. Yet another option—what Custom Line calls a plug-in hybrid propulsion system—can minimize emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The builder is estimating range with the standard engines at 2,000 nautical miles, given a cruising speed of 10 knots. With the 1,150 or 1,200 hp engine packages, top speed is projected to be 15 knots. Creature comforts include more than 6.5 feet of headroom. Accommodations are for 10 guests in five staterooms, including a main-deck master.…

1 min
hood 57 lm: maine craftsmanship from lyman-morse

Yes, this Spirit of Tradition stunner is a new build from Lyman-Morse, which developed the design in collaboration with fellow Mainers C.W. Hood Yachts and Stephen Waring Yacht Design. Construction is wood composite, and propulsion is twin Volvo Penta IPS1350s, producing a reported top-end speed of 39 knots. Hardware is custom-made from titanium. The hull was built in four separate parts to create a more ergonomically efficient environment at the shipyard; there was a bottom module, port and starboard topsides sections, and the curved transom section. Displacement on the finished yacht is 66,000 pounds, with a draft that’s ready for skinny water at 4 feet, 10 inches.…

1 min
bering 92: delivery expected this august

Bering Yachts in Turkey is on track for an August delivery of its new Exploration series flagship, the Bering 92. All equipment was expected to be delivered about the time this issue went to press, with fairing of the hull and furniture installation already underway. The full-displacement hull is steel, and the yacht has an aluminum superstructure. It’s intended to be a long-range cruiser, with Bering estimating a range of more than 3,500 nautical miles at 9 knots. Maximum speed from the twin 455 hp Cummins QSM11 engines is projected to be 12 knots. On board, accommodations are for 10 guests, and there are quarters for four crew. And the yacht should be Bahamas-ready, with a draft of 5 feet, 7 inches.…