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Power & Motoryacht November 2018

Power & Motoryacht is the leading marine magazine for powerboat owners with boats over 25 feet. Each issue is fact-packed with information on boats and boat maintenance, new boating equipment, advice, and filled with beautiful color photography of the latest boats and boating destinations.

United States
Active Interest Media
R 86,71
R 173,56
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
records were made to be…

Finding the 65 Estrella at the Montauk Yacht Club couldn’t have been easier, not just because of the boat’s monstrous size, but because there is a buzz you can follow from the parking lot to its slip. Tire kickers, serious sportfishermen and motoryacht owners are drawn to the 65-footer like moths to a flame. During the drive to Montauk, I prepared myself to not come off as too impressed. That plan works well right up until I come to the boat’s transom and ogle its quint 627-horsepower Seven Marine outboards. Math has never been one of my strong suits; I need to summon the calculator on my phone to learn that there is a corral of 3,135 horses strapped to the newest member of the HCB family. Anytime a boat is launched…

6 min
changing tides

Heather Barron sees patients every day. With each new admission, her staff determines which patients need the most urgent help, and which are beyond saving. It’s an important, if morbid, role for any emergency room doctor. Only Barron is no ordinary doctor. Her patients are sea turtles. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel, Florida, where Barron is the medical and research director, has admitted 3,688 patients so far this year. (Yes, they’re called patients.) The case load is up 10 percent from 2017, and there are currently four times the number of sea turtles in rehabilitation as usual. Barron says that’s no accident. This year’s red tide crisis on Florida’s coasts means normally packed tourist beaches are empty, marinas observe scads of dead fish floating between slips and…

3 min
the boat show bus

This Lauderdale boat show will be my 22nd, and all indicators point to a spectacle that’s bigger than ever. Along with many of you at a Big Time Boat Show like Lauderdale, I hop from one venue to another using the shuttle bus. With meetings all over the place, I end up on the bus a lot. And over the years, I have classified a number of colorful species of boat show attendees on the bus. Are you among them? Guy Harvus “Bud” Maximus: Friendly and gregarious, this Brobdingnagian species uses his oversized belly as a status symbol, making no attempt whatsoever at fitness or good taste. One elbow is permanently cocked in the Budweiser position. Dressed in an untucked Guy Harvey, Tommy Bahama or Columbia fishing shirt, belted khaki shorts,…

3 min
school smarts

Walking between a pair of 10,000-pound-plus MTU V16 Series 2000 M96L diesels in an engine room is nothing less than intimidating. But it is a wholly unique feeling to see the engine on the factory floor. Lucky for me, that’s what I got to experience at a recent Captain Training Seminar at Johnson & Towers (J&T), the Mount Laurel, New Jersey MTU engine distributor. Offered by J&T in New Jersey and Florida, the program features both MTU factory reps and J&T service providers as educators. The day-long seminar offers classroom and hands-on factory exposure that is valuable for novices and skilled yachtsmen alike. In my class were two dozen participants consisting of captains and crew, boat owners and boatbuilders. Considerable time is spent explaining various components that comprise the construction of…

3 min
see the light

If you see someone in a nearby boat waving a flare or smoke signal, there’s little question what they’re after—you know immediately they’re trying to get your attention. The question is, would you notice someone waving an electronic flare in the same manner? A marine police officer in a busy city harbor recently asked himself the same question when contemplating the purchase of an electronic signal device for his own boat. His concern stemmed from years of locating distressed boaters at night, and the difficulties therein—especially with the lights of the city in the background. His personal (albeit unscientific) test concluded that most boaters do not recognize the SOS signal. The officer positioned his boat in the center of the harbor at dusk on a clear evening and stayed there until dark.…

3 min
fishing with sheep dogs

This past summer, I got the chance to spend some time on the water with a group of veterans from an organization called Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) who came fishing with me as a guest on our Anglers Journal TV series. They joined us in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, as we shot an episode chasing striped bass in Long Island Sound near the mouth of the Connecticut River. One main focus of the group is to host outdoor adventures for other disabled vets and first responders. These activities include skydiving, hunting and fishing, canoeing or rafting, obstacle races and even Spartan races, a high-intensity version of an obstacle race that offers extreme physical challenges to participants. SDIA grew out of a natural disaster. As Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with Category…