70 Makes its Debut
Make your VIP reservation below
are already making their VIP reservations to see Hull #1 of the exciting new tri-deck
Marquis which will be on display at the Collins Ave. venue Feb. 14 -18.
With a soaring sky lounge, four cabins (3 with en suite heads) and Euro-styling
from the drawing boards of Nuvolari Lenard of Venice, Italy, the new Marquis 70
is “the” new cruising motoryacht to see at the Miami Boat Show. Clearly, this boat
is going to be on the “short list” of nearly every boat owner who wants to move
up from a large express cruiser to do some serious cruising in style, rather
than in his grandfather’s yesteryear-styled trawler. The base price is $3,277,000
with twin 1000-hp Cat diesels. For a first look at the boat with complete accommodation drawings
and smuggled-out snap shots…plunk your magic twanger
Cabrio Has a
A complete redesign and redecoration surrounds the cabin
in wood and natural light
The 330 has a proven Delta
Conic hull with 18 degrees deadrise at the transom.
If clothes make the man, then details make the boat.
For 2008 Larson has added a hand-crafted wooden table top which has an inlay pattern inspired
by a compass rose. The edge is trimmed with wood carved in a nautical rope pattern.
The artistic design of the table is replicated in a smaller accent piece attached
to the cabin overhead. It is truly amazing how these and many other details have
transformed the 330 Cabrio interior into a cozy, nautical (but not corny) up-scale
cabin. Take a closer look…
Can’t Make it
to the Miami Boat Show?
It’s a great place to check out your next new boat – but,
if you can’t make it, let us help!
One of BoatTEST's captains
will be glad to check out your next boat. Just ask us!
American Tug 41 Has Room and Good Sea Keeping
Twin staterooms make this a cozy long distance
cruiser bound for offshore adventure
This well-design vessel
has an ideal yachtsman’s helm and good visibility.
It is little wonder that the American Tug 41
has become a popular boat for yachtsmen planning long distance cruising. She is
ideal for two couples and has staterooms with en suite heads for both and a helm
that would make Admiral Halsey green with envy. Powered by a single diesel engine
and with the prop protected by a keel mis-adventure is minimized and economy is
maximized. Keep your eyes peeled for the new 49’ coming out in 2008 with an extended
See our video review of the American Tug 41…
Buy an old Bertram 31, add a new Yanmar diesel, some paint
and – presto! – you have a new boat for a song
1,860 Bertram 31s were
built since the boat was introduced in 1961. It remains a revered classic among
fishermen and many are on the used boat market.
If you’ve ever wondered how much it would cost to repower
a Bertram 31, we’ve got the answer: you can do it for less than $60,000 (including
installation) with a pair of Yanmar 6LPA STP2 diesels rated at 315-hp. The Bertram
31 was built for 16 years, including a Silver Anniversary Edition in 1986, and many
of them are on the market from prices ranging from $40,000 on up. To find out more about this low-cost way to get
a proven hull under your feet for serious fishing, check out the two videos below.
New Bertram 70
Big Game Anglers
Should all battlewagons
looks the same?
Bertram Yachts has always had a distinctive style
just 4 months ago, the new Bertram 70 at the Miami Boat Show has lots of different
features and plenty of nuance.
Since the days of founder Richard Bertram,
Bertram Yachts have almost always looked a bit different than other boats in class.
Perhaps the reason is because starting with the founder himself, the company has
always had supreme confidence in its knowledge of powerboats, offshore racing, and
big game fishing. Even the company’s dealers have said for generations that the
person who buys a Bertram is different than those who buy other brands. Perhaps,
but in any case, take a look at the video previews here and see if this battlewagon
appeals to you…
For the World’s Most Elegant Locations
The all-wood Windsor Crafts are only for a discerning
Only connoisseurs of fine
craftsmanship and boats sculptured completely in wood need apply.
Windsor Crafts are not for everyone. Nor are they designed
for every place. They are being built strictly for yachtsmen who have the history
of the sport running through their veins, an eye for classic lines, and who appreciate
the highest – and nearly lost – traditions of wood boatbuilding. They are intended
for lakes such as Como, Tahoe and Lucerne, and for seaside venues such as Rapallo,
Cap Ferret and Bass Harbor. To find out more about what goes into a Windsor Craft,
we spoke with the company’s general manager.
Nordhavn’s Bold, New World-Cruiser
This new 75 is one of the most innovative big boats we
have seen in a long time
Hull #1 should arrive
in Dana Point, Calif. summer of ’08. The 75EYF has something for everyone—it’s a
dive boat, big game fisherman, world cruiser. MSRP is about $4 million.
If you dream about long range cruising, but are put
off by the frumpy style and single-engine aspects of many of these types of boats,
then Nordhavn has the answer for you. How about a twin-engine – with both props
behind skegs! – beamy yachtfisherman with a shear that has a hint of John Rybovich?
Like most Nordhavn yachts, clearly this one has been very well thought out, and
we think it could very well become the most popular vessel of its size and type.
To see accommodation drawings, specs and our take on the new design…sign on here
Marquis 50 Coupe
With Three Large Staterooms
Powered by IPS, this Euro-styled Express is Unusual
in Layout and Functionality
This galley-up design
maximizes accommodations below. Base price: $956,600.
Important Details On a Mid-Size
Author Eric Sorensen points out important details
you should check before you buy your next boat
Video series gives you the
feel of the historic 2004 transatlantic power crossing. 18 power owners call it –
“A Piece of Cake”
You Be the Judge!
The boating industry is hungry for boat-owner feedback.
Here is your chance to let the brass know what you think
Your STYLE preference?
Your WARRANTY requirements?
Is boating in
BoatTEST wants to get your feedback to builders so that
they can bake your ideas and concepts into the next generation of boats. With the
advent of the Internet the consumer has never before been so influential. And now,
most builders have access to a five-axis router with CAD which means new tooling
can be made in months not years. Take a few minutes to share your thoughts with
us and we’ll get your advice into the executive offices of America’s boat builders.
A Tuna Sells For $55,700 in Tokyo
At $91 per pound, are bluefin tunas’ days
At 5:00 am, six mornings
a week, an auction is held in the Tokyo fish market where, one at a time, frozen
tuna carcasses are auctioned off.
A Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner Saturday, January
5, paid a
record $55,700 for a massive 607 lb. bluefin tuna caught off Japan's northern region
of Aomori in the first auction of the year at the world's largest fish market in
Tokyo. The final price was a record for Japan and nearly two million yen more than
the highest price paid the previous year. All of this has created a town of millionaire
tuna fishermen in Australia. To find out how you, too, can become a millionaire meat fisherman…gaff
Be the first one on your block
to figure out what this
Neolithic boater is doing
Take a good look
at this picture and guess what is going on here and think (like a sailor).
We all know that sailors boat to a different
drummer, but what is going on here? The best caption gets a rubber
Re: EPA Ballast Permit Fiasco
FYI, Boxer’s office automatically dismisses, most likely without anyone’s even
glancing at them, any emails not from California residents. Apparently, she fancies
herself a CALIFORNIA Senator, not a UNITED STATES Senator.
[Cindy Squires, the NMMA’s Chief Counsel of Public Affairs, tells us that despite
the returned emails, Sen. Boxer got the message." --Ed.]
Re: LNG in Boston Harbor
Terminals should be allowed. They are among the heaviest regulated infrastructures
in the USA. I work in the propane industry and sell clean energy but security people
say that [propane] is risky. Freezing to death is pretty risky within itself I would
think …lots of our power plants are powered by LNG.
To read more fireworks on the Boston LNG article…push this button
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Formula Jumps on Axius Joystick and Coupe Design
Company VP Grant Porter explains what’s driving sales at this premier brand
Fish Boat Capsizes In Rough Waters
A 70-year-old British Columbia tribal chief dies as high
seas and snow hamper rescue efforts. EPIRB alerts CG
The 62 foot Westisle was
capsized in 50 kt. winds.
The body of Alfred was
recovered the next day.
What You Need to Know
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to know the details
(that’s where the devil is)
ACR Electronics has made
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Certainly no boat going out of VHF range should
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of the 253 people they helped to rescue over the last year if they are worth it.
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Mad Kiwi Tries Again for World Circumnavigation Record
bad bio-fuel, a diet of junk food, nor a grumpy crew will keep this Jack Sparrow
from his rounds
Not only is the earth
round, but it is also up hill – particularly for Earthrace.
The stage is set for Earthrace’s second attempt to
break the around-the-world powerboat record. If you will recall, skipper/owner/promoter/madman
Peter Bethune attempted this stunt last year but was delayed by the Guatemala navy
which held him for a week or so after he ran over and killed a local fisherman in
the black of night. Then, a piston burned out on this Cummins diesel in the western
Pacific and he had to wait two weeks for replacement parts to make their way to
his island paradise. Finally, he threw in the towel when his million-dollar carbon
fiber trimaran began delaminating in the western Med. Start date is March 1 in
Valencia, Spain. As last year, we will keep you posted. Via con dios.
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