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Power & Motoryacht New Boat Buyer's Guide 2021

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 future ain’t what it used to be

Forgive me if I pick on Alan Greenspan. As the Federal Reserve Chairman, Greenspan first addressed the question of a housing bubble in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee on April 17, 2002. In his argument, he flat-out whiffed. He dismissed the idea of a bubble affecting the housing market, or any other comparison to the stock market, which had recently gone through a tech bubble. Nor was he alone in this thinking. Wall Street bankers, politicians, journalists, regulators and even economists echoed his sentiments. They took it for granted that the financial institutions were rock solid, and couldn’t imagine the extent to which they encouraged excessive borrowing among consumers. Of course, we all know what transpired—the bubble burst, precipitating the financial crisis that began in 2007. With the benefit of…

3 min
high flyer

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries on the planet. Dubbed the tech capital of Europe, Stockholm is second only to Silicon Valley in billion-dollar tech companies per capita, and we have Sweden to thank for Spotify, Skype and Candy Crush, to name just a few of their unicorns. There must be something in the cold Scandinavian air, because that same innovative thinking has expanded into the marine world. Mantaray Hydrofoil Craft is one example. For the past 10 years, the company has been developing a hydrofoiling boat using their patented Dynamic Wing Technology, and after five prototypes, a finished product called one.fly is soon to hit the water. The 16-foot vessel will have room for four passengers and will soar about 8 inches above the water. “Our foil is under…

14 min
building buffett’s boat

A pilothouse with windows that go up and down as opposed to side to side, shock-absorbing seats and a retractable awning. Those were the three must-have items Jimmy Buffett requested when he sat down to draw out his next fishing boat. But what he ended up with is one of the most unique sportfishing vessels to hit the rip in a long, long time. To make this boat a reality, Jimmy and his long-time captain, Vinnie LaSorsa, reached out to Freeman Boatworks, builders of the most sought-after, high-speed catamaran center consoles on the market, and Merritt Boatworks, a venerable custom builder of sportfishing yachts. They asked these revered builders to do something quite a ways out of their wheelhouse—take a 42 Freeman hull and install a custom, Merritt-built house. “When we were…

11 min
outboard of tomorrow

There was absolutely no smell at all. Which is what got my attention, really. I mean, prior to coming aboard, I’d expected to catch at least a whiff of diesel hovering over the twin 300-hp Cox CXO300 diesel outboards installed at the rear of our test boat—an Intrepid 345 Nomad center console—especially since our prototype engines hadn’t been cranked in a while. But as I got close, like nose-within-inches close—nothing! And they were quiet, too. Maybe not as quiet as a pair of gasoline-fired Yamahas, Mercs, Evinrudes or whatever, but all the same—67 decibels is fairly discreet for the slow-mo realm. After all, 65 decibels is the level of normal, breakfast-table conversation. I was surprised by this state of affairs, I guess, because I figured I had a fairly solid understanding…

8 min
summer special

My skin is coated in a summer’s worth of salt as we pound home through Buzzards Bay, the sun setting over the chop. It’s an end-of-summer sunset if I’ve ever seen one, the chilly air posing a stark contrast to the earlier heat and humidity. Once the sun disappears over the waves, I settle into the brisk conditions and we shoot through the darkness. Ten hours prior, the team threw the lines from the Protector 330 Targa in Warren, Rhode Island, and headed towards Montauk, New York, to kick off what would become a long yet refreshing day at sea. After slowly making our way through the bay, Andrew Carleton, cofounder of Any Water Yachts, one of two Protector dealers in the U.S., and our official captain for the day, pushed…

3 min
draco 27rs

With their plumb bow, open transom and chunky rub rails, the Draco line of dual-consoles proudly stands out in a crowded field of day boats under 30 feet. Long known in their home waters of Scandinavia for producing boats with clean lines that are fun to drive, Draco decided it was time to bring its vessels to the United States. Earlier this summer, Draco officially dipped its toe into U.S. waters with the 27RS. “We have looked at other models out there and think we have something unique. Something modern, but at the same time something with a little bit of a retro look,” says CEO Trevor Fenlon. Draco began making boats in the 1960s, building a reputation for well-crafted vessels that are quick-footed and seaworthy. Now owned by Windy Boats, you can…