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Power & Motoryacht May 2019

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

4 min
reel memories

It was supposed to be a work trip. At the last second my boss, friend and the Editor-in-Chief of Anglers Journal, Bill Sisson arranged a charter trip so he could profile Capt. Bouncer Smith—a legendary skipper and angler with numerous world records to his name—for a story in the upcoming issue of the magazine. It was supposed to be a fairly formal affair: Bill would write the story, I would shoot photos, Digital Director John Turner would shoot video and Trade Only Publisher Emeritus Dean Waite was there to … well, okay, Dean was there to catch some fish. Bill asked thoughtful questions and tried valiantly to take notes as Smith’s Dusky 33 center console pounded through the inlet and into 4-foot seas. It was all going according to plan until…

4 min
sunken treasure

If you’ve never heard of Frank Dinardi, no one will hold that against you—that is, unless you live in south-central Connecticut. The 37-year-old landscaper rose to relative fame recently after his drone footage of a sunken sailboat made the rounds on social media. In the video, a 53-foot Little Harbor yacht sat impossibly still, surrounded by dark water and an ethereal layer of ice. A piano played in the background, the chords rising and falling with each swooping view of the boat. “It was almost a horrifying image,” says Dinardi. “It was so strange, yet so beautiful.” The boat, Mazu, had been left on a mooring in Hamburg Cove, a quiet slice of water in the town of Lyme, a neighborhood with stone walls and smoke puffing elegantly from historic homes.…

3 min
know when to fold ‘em

I spent several days at the Miami boat show, one of five I normally attend each year. I see a lot of boats, many of them over and over again. If you’ve been to half as many boat shows as I have recently, you know that there’s a an undeniable trend emerging among boats over 35 feet: transoms, bulwarks, hullsides and T-tops that open, rotate, fold or otherwise articulate when the boat is (hopefully) at rest. I call them Swiss Army Boats. I’m not being critical here, because my design office is as guilty as any other in this regard. We’re engineering at least four Swiss Army Boats right now, from 47 to 131 feet, each with at least three can openers, corkscrews and tweezers to play with. If virtually every…

4 min
the shape of boating to come

A new outboard package on the Tiara Sport 38 LS from Volvo Penta and Seven Marine (Volvo Penta acquired Seven in 2017) earned the Swedish engine manufacturer a coveted Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association at February’s Miami International Boat Show. Volvo Penta and Tiara are longtime partners: It was well over a decade ago when a Tiara 38 became the first vessel to be outfitted with IPS technology. “We were excited to work with Tiara, an original partner of IPS,” Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta said. The Holland, Michigan-based builder is the first to bring to market what Huibers called, “A totally integrated helm-to-prop boat” that merges Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) with Seven Marine’s fire-breathing outboards. Volvo Penta’s acquisition of Seven Marine gave them…

3 min
don’t be alarmed

Mark and Stacy were so excited for their first weekend out—the yard had finally finished the overhaul of their dream boat. Bought used and having received a major refit, their new-to-them boat turned out even better than they hoped. They were using this weekend as a way to familiarize themselves with it and inspect all the new systems. They were sleeping soundly when an alarm suddenly woke them. Scrambling from their cabin into the open galley-salon, they looked around for the source of the disturbance. To their surprise, the alarm was a propane detector they didn’t know they had. The galley had been completely renovated; the old propane stove and oven had been replaced by a new electric one. This added a wrinkle to the whodunnit: There were no propane appliances…

2 min
versatile views

Seeing is believing, especially on the water. Following the chartplotter’s Yellow Brick Road only gets us so far. The rest—avoiding lobster pots, submerged logs and other boats—requires using the old-school method: our eyes. I know, I know. “That’s so old-fashioned!” you might say. “How analog!” There’s technology now for just about everything we need on the water, from tracking the location of other boats to making sure we don’t end up high and dry. Many boats can practically run themselves. But what happens when things go south? On a recent cruise with Deputy Editor Capt. Bill Pike and Executive Editor Jeff Moser, we ran into a pickle where the chartplotter data was incorrect at a critical juncture between the ICW and the St. Johns River. Capt. Bill’s blood pressure rose as the…