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Power & Motoryacht Summer 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

4 min
new boat dreamin’

I live a double life. On one side, I’m a marine journalist who can go through a multi-million-dollar yacht and find it riddled with flaws. With so many boats to cover and only so many pages to do so, my job not only encourages, but requires, me to be a boat snob of the highest order. The truth is, I’m an entirely different person after putting the pen down and clocking out. The same guy who criticized every nook and cranny of an Italian motoryacht earlier that morning can be found puttering to the cove in an old sailboat that very same day. While Dan the Editor would analyze every boat—its design mission, current market value and competitive set—Dan the Boater never met a boat he didn’t fall in love with. You…

4 min
praise for power and motoryacht

Dan, You are your team are doing a great job. The stories are fantastic. Your most recent issue is a game-changer, and I like it. You get my vote! The story of you and your dad really hit home as I went through the same thing with my dad who was a sailor. He was drawn to boating for entertainment and relaxation and it showed how enjoyable it was to get places regardless of the time and wind. In this issue the advertisement for the new Summit 54 drew my interest. I went online and watched your discussion about the boat with [Soundings Editor-in-Chief] Jeanne Craig. When I first saw the boat I really liked it, but had negative feelings about the railings that seem arbitrarily low, particularly forward. Well, when you…

3 min
sea-plus students

Jean-Marc Perreault goes to great lengths to reach his students. Over his 27-year career, the science and technology teacher has built a space shuttle cockpit simulator in his Lavaltrie, Quebec classroom as well as an observatory that lets students take pictures of planets and even other galaxies. Perreault also loves to dive and boat on the St. Lawrence Seaway. He owns a Rosborough RF-18, a rugged little ship with a high bow and pilothouse. After purchasing a new sonar, he thought of an innovative way to teach his students about sound waves and vectors. “I bought the most affordable Raymarine sonar with DownVision to navigate the shallow waters of the St. Lawrence,” he said. “When we got to an area with a shipwreck noted on the chart, I wanted to try to…

3 min
killer drones

Like Blockbuster, the fax machine and The Tonight Show, the great American tuna tower has become obsolete. And like those examples, technology has been the nail in the coffin. Obsolete? Why? Because the tower is simultaneously lower, higher, slower, less practical, costlier and less mobile than what’s replacing it: drones. The origins of today’s mighty towers are humble, like most things and people who evolve into greatness over decades only to be cast aside by the “next big thing.” While the first tuna tower as we know it today didn’t appear until 1952, the genesis of the tower traces its roots to the day in 1935 when sportfishing pioneer Ernest Hemingway brought his 38-foot Wheeler Pilar to the Rybovich yard in Palm Beach. Sportfishing was in its infancy, and the Rybovich brothers…

8 min
winds of change

For most people, there is a connection between sensorial stimuli and memory. You may hear an old song that takes you back to your first car or your first love. You might smell evergreens while hiking and think of Christmas and that fresh cut tree in your home as a child. You might be at the beach, with the smell of the sea breeze in your face, listening to the low roar of a boat offshore and recall your first sailfish. It’s probably not a good idea to discuss what I recall when I smell tequila. Memories—good and bad—are forever tied to our senses. My family blessed me with the greatest gift anyone could give to a young man—the gift of learning the family business from the bottom up. Throughout the…

3 min
santa cruz, california

California could easily be divided into two states, both in culture and climate. Southern California has more sunshine, palm trees and people, compared to the fog, cooler temperatures and redwood forests found in Northern California. Bridging this gap is the central coastline city of Santa Cruz, where these contrasts blend into a haute bohemian way of life that locals treasure and visitors seek. Santa Cruz is well known for its laid-back atmosphere, evident in the coffee shops and surf shacks lining the streets downtown. Extending into Monterey Bay from the center of town is one of the nation’s longest and most iconic piers. At a half-mile long, the Santa Cruz pier—or “wharf,” as it’s locally known—is an amazing structure. The sixth to stand in its place, the current wharf is supported…