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Power & Motoryacht New Boat Buyer's Guide 2020

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
the great beyond

On a recent walk in the Berkshires, something didn’t feel right. It was fall, and leaves of every blush lay on the ground. I was miles from the nearest cemetery, and yet before me was an unmarked grave. No tombstone marked the site. No epitaphs celebrated a life remembered. If you didn’t know what you were looking for, you might never see it. But I could see the telltale signs. The 20-something-foot bowrider, barely visible beneath a dense canopy of overgrowth, was cordoned off from the rest of the property. A not-so-fitting end for a vessel someone, somewhere, had once filled with the best of intentions. Now just an afterthought. An eyesore. A headache. A new boat is more than just a purchase. It’s a hope that we can replace something…

3 min
hot off the press

I first covered 3D printing about two years back, highlighting a few European builders who were experimenting with materials and polymers from the aerospace industry to print small components. While some inroads were made, the possibility of designing and building an entire boat was limited by its sheer size. When the news broke early last year that construction was underway at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center on the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, my mind raced with the potential of housing this advancement in the heart of one of our nation’s boatbuilding super-clusters. After the university secured a $20 million research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory), it doubled down on a commitment to the state’s boatbuilders,…

3 min
fuel of the future

Diesel outboards have ghosted the periphery of the marine scene for ages. In fact, the first one built in the U.S. that I know of (the 9.25-hp opposed-piston, two-stroke Amarc 10) debuted way back in the early 60s. But hey, when I recently told my buddies at my marina about sea trialing a sleek new Intrepid 345 Nomad with two, prototype 300-hp Cox diesel outboards on her transom, just about everybody got immediately dazed and confused. “You what?” went the typical response, followed by, “Diesels? Outboards? Really? What kinda horsepower? Lotta smoke? Slow? Fuel economy? Torque?” I shouldn’t have been surprised by all this, I guess. At press time, the 300-hp CXO300 diesel V8 from Great Britain’s Cox Powertrain hadn’t enjoyed a whole heck of a lot of mainstream publicity—and certainly…

8 min
british invasion

I was sitting in the Bay Horse listening to some jazz, and during a set break got chatting to the dreadlocked young man on the other side of the table. I don’t know what he had been smoking—actually I probably do—but when he fixed me with an unblinking gaze and said, apropos of nothing in particular, “There are more answers than questions,” I began to realize that his idea of small talk and mine were somewhat at variance. Luckily the band came back on, and I was able to draw a line under our exchange without having to dig too deeply into my stock of cod-philosophical responses. But he was right, of course. Two long-established British boatyards recently asked themselves the same question: “What should a fast, fun 35-footer be like?”…

10 min
2020 gear guide

BOTE Rover Aero $2,500, boteboard.com Boats today are asked to serve more roles than ever, so why shouldn’t the same be true of our paddle boards? The BOTE Rover Aero can be equipped with a 6-hp outboard, rod holders, a bucket seat and/or a power pole, transforming this inflatable into a bona fide skiff. Leave those accessories home and you still have one of the most stable boards on the market. At 63 pounds and deflated to the size of an extra large duffel bag, it’s likely you’ll want to keep it inflated all season to avoid the hassle of storage. —D.H. Grundéns Deck-Boss Ankle Boots $85, grundens.com Confession: I still wear the same Grundéns fishing boots that I got back in the 9th grade. Sure, they’re a couple sizes too small, but they’re finally…

20 min
8 center consoles

Cigarette 59 Tirranna The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long,” wrote the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Few burned more brilliantly than Don Aronow, the king of Miami’s Thunderboat Row. The dead-end, north Miami boulevard was red hot in the 1970s and 80s with a cadre of go-fast pioneers led by Aronow, a world champion offshore racer, builder and founder of Cigarette Racing. Both Thunderboat Row and Aronow are long gone, but Cigarette Racing remains under the guidance of Skip Braver, CEO and owner since 2002. Braver’s experience with on-road exotics was an ideal match, leading to high-profile collaborations with Mercedes AMG and Ducati motorcycles that expanded the customer base beyond the poker run crowd. To celebrate their golden anniversary, Cigarette Racing aimed to stick to their guns…