PassageMaker May/June 2019

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
8 期號


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rites of spring: refit and renewal

Editor-in-Chief When I think of refits and do-it-yourself projects, I harken back to the days of my youth on Long Island Sound in eastern Connecticut. Being a transplanted South Floridian, summers were familiar: baseball, boating, the beach. But New England’s hard-bitten winters introduced a different dynamic—one I came to love as much as the lazy days of summer. In northern climes, boats spend the winter on the hard, metal shrouds and stays slapping rhythmically against their masts while their owners hunker down under crisp, blue tarps with their dormant loves, assessing and addressing their annual spring outfitting checklists, keeping just warm enough with their electric space heaters and instant coffees to get the job done. My dad would spend countless afternoons aboard Ragtime, our 31-foot sloop, mending her wounds from the previous…

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BRIAN K. LIND Our own deputy managing editor Brian Lind spent a decade working in the marine trades and cruising the Salish Sea before joining Passagemaker. He enjoys storytelling in a variety of capacities, from the written word to video production. He resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and 18-month-old son, who he “can’t wait to teach about the magic of boating.” page 58 PHIL FRIEDMAN A marine industry consultant, a yacht builder and a yachting writer, Friedman is also an unrepentant rag-bagger and a 7-year liveaboard cruising veteran. As president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, Friedman developed and built two dozen megayachts between 30 and 60 meters in length. He’s currently supervising the start-up of two new trawler-yacht lines in China. Whenever he gets the chance, he plugs his eBook entitled…

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news & views

By the Numbers 43 Total days at sea for Dan Lenard, founding partner of design firm Nuvolari Lenard, who recently completed his solo transatlantic expedition to raise awareness of global ocean pollution. Leaving Cadiz, Spain, in his 33-foot “repurposed” sloop Scia, Lenard had intended to complete the 4,800-nautical-mile journey much faster but was slowed by light winds. Of significant note, Lenard undertook the journey without the help of GPS, auto-pilot or engine and navigated the Atlantic Ocean entirely relying on cues from the sun and the stars. He also lost his phone over the side somewhere in the Bahamas, in treacherous conditions that made sleeping virtually impossible. “Sailing unattended for so long on such a light boat is very challenging,” Lenard said. “You realize you really are the architect of your destiny. Every maneuver…

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brian saunders

venerable voyager For lifelong mariner Brian Saunders, it’s time to slow down, pare down and see the world a bit differently. Along with his wife, Terri, he has retired to a small town called Sequim on the upper reaches of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. “Retirement” may come as a shock, however, as Saunders has proven across decades to be a perennial explorer. Having owned more than 14 boats in his lifetime—both sail and power in all shapes and sizes—Saunders has lived everywhere in the world, from Northern California to the South Pacific, and never in one place for too long. Saunders rarely travels by plane. By his own calculations, he has sailed (or motored) more than 350,000 miles in his venerable 78 years, and most longtime Passagemaker readers no doubt recognize his…

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rethinking the cat

The concept came from Doug Zurn of Zurn Yacht Design, who worked with a prospective owner with a thirst for open-ocean cruising. The result, far as we can tell, is a 60-foot trendsetter that presents three staterooms and five heads in a reimagined layout that raises the bar for catamaran design. If a main-deck master on a 60-foot cruising yacht isn’t inventive enough, the designer’s focus on the overall cruising experience should make the Zurn 60 Powercat sing to seasoned voyagers and millennials alike. The creative positioning of living quarters, intended to emphasize convenience and spectacular views, also allows for narrow hulls, which means not only increased cruising efficiency and performance but also an islands-friendly draft of less than 4 feet. The yacht’s radical configuration begins with the main deck, which houses…

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how to manage a successful refit

Pulling off a successful refit can be a gratifying experience. A refit project gives you the opportunity to select the equipment you want and to become acquainted with the installations. You have the chance put your personal stamp on the boat’s aesthetics, from hull color to interior décor. And, for most of us, bringing a tired boat back to life can be rewarding. To pull it off, however, you need a clear understanding of the challenges and a solid game plan. The Refit Triangle It might sound like the Bermuda Triangle—and a boat entering a refit faces similar unknowns—but the “refit triangle” references a different set of issues. A successful refit must balance three components: time, quality and cost. The tighter your financial constraints, the more flexible you need to be with time…