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Power & Motoryacht May 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.

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

in this issue

3 min
what makes a legend?

There’s nothing better than a good sea story. Two of my favorites take place on the same body of water, decades apart. The first happened when I was around 10 years old; I remember being below on my family’s Egg Harbor, which was rare and reserved for only the roughest of trips. We were making our way through sporty seas when my dad turned into the Shinnecock Canal where seas continued to build. Before long, huge breaking waves appeared off our stern. Every horse from our Yanmar diesels spurred into action as my dad swung the boat around to face the seas head on. Now, remember, I was young, but to this day I can vividly recall the towering wall of water—think of the wave in The Perfect Storm—standing ahead of…

1 min
listen up!

There’s always a story behind the articles you read in this magazine. In the Power & Motoryacht Podcast we take a deeper dive into the boats we report on and the people we interview. Join Senior Editor Simon Murray as he meets his lifelong hero, Joe Namath. Growing up in New Jersey, Murray rooted for the Jets, and like all Jets fans, suffered many long seasons, but always hung on to that Super Bowl III win. Take a listen to hear what Simon was thinking as he stepped aboard a classic boat with an iconic sportsman. In another pod, Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding and Executive Editor Charlie Levine discuss the rise of the “super console,” as larger outboards propel bigger, once-unthinkable boats. If you want to know who is going to build…

4 min
back in the bvi

It was the most 2021 of encounters. Foxy Callwood was nowhere to be found the night before, when we’d had dinner at his iconic restaurant in Great Harbour on Jost van Dyke, but here he was the following morning, hanging out at the island’s small medical clinic where Nurse Juliet was dispensing Covid tests to a handful of tourists. This was obviously the morning hotspot. We chatted for 15 minutes or so, until my shipmate emerged, sneezing from her fourth test in little over a week: time enough for Foxy to tell me about how his ancestors had arrived on the island five generations ago, and to tease me about my New Zealand heritage with a couple of sheep jokes. Later that morning, four of us found him snoozing in a…

3 min
sleepless in long beach

Ahhh, the life of a yacht designer. Some of you probably think it’s all glamorous. You imagine us choppering from the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel to the bow of some superyacht for lunch. Or cruising to the Ocean Reef Club with a client for a private air show. Or maybe drinking with friends at a table with the America’s Cup as the centerpiece. While these things have all happened to yours truly, the reality is that when I’m not in the office, my adventures have more in common with those of a traveling salesman than an international man of mystery. Rarely does reality stare me harder in the face than it did on one particular trip to California, to check on the construction of Black Diamond, a custom…

4 min
full circle

The first rule of fishing is pretty simple: You must find the fish before you can catch them. When fishing a small body of water, locating fish is somewhat easy. But when you’re fishing for marlin or tuna along the continental shelf in several thousand feet of water, the fish have a distinct advantage. At least they used to. Captains rely on an ever-expanding arsenal of electronics to help them in their quest to locate fish. Radar is used to spot birds diving on bait. Satellite imagery pinpoints temperature breaks and blue water. And fish finders paint a picture of what’s lurking below the boat. The latest and greatest device, however, is the Omni Sonar system from Furuno, which sends out a continuous signal 360 degrees around the boat so you…

4 min
santa barbara, california

Like many of California’s best-protected ports, Santa Barbara’s harbor opens to the southeast, shielded from the prevailing westerlies by the promontory of Point Conception, making it a preferred inlet for hundreds of years. Located midway along Southern California’s contouring coastline, Santa Barbara is a seaside jewel nestled into the base of the Santa Ynez mountains. Strict building and zoning laws have helped emphasize its limited natural resources. With under 100,000 residents, Santa Barbara has evaded the crush of people inhabiting most of SoCal. The city’s harbor, situated behind the seawall of Point Castillo and Stearns Wharf, is a focal point of life in this community. With more than 1,100 boat slips and 45 moorings, the municipal marina has everything a visiting boater could want or need. Haul-outs, fuel and full repair…