Construction & Technical

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show sets dates and prices for the 2014 edition of the Northeast’s biggest boat show.

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Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Two years after it launched the 52CP, Pacific Asian Enterprises has announced a larger addition to the new semi-displacement lineup of Nordhavn cruisers.

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Nordhavn 120 Passes Construction Milestone — Photos

Written by on May 19, 2011 in Boats, Construction & Technical, megayachts with 0 Comments
Nordhavn 120 Passes Construction Milestone — Photos

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., reports the joining of pilothouse and deck to the hull of N120-01, a major milestone in the assembly of the first Nordhavn megayacht.  There is still a long way to go as the company and its construction partner begin to stuff the hull with systems and accommodations, but for the first […]

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PAE Reports Build Progress on First Nordhavn 120

PAE Reports Build Progress on First Nordhavn 120

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., said last night that progress continues with the build process on its first true superyacht, the Nordhavn 120.  According to the company, the hull and deck are joined, while the engine beds have been made and are ready for installation of the main engines (twin MTU 8V 2000 M72’s, rated at […]

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First Photos: Krogen 52′ Released from Mold

First Photos:  Krogen 52′ Released from Mold

Kadey-Krogen Yachts said today that hull number one of the new Krogen 52′ line has been released from its mold.  Krogen 5201 will be a single engine vessel with hydraulic bow and stern thrusters.  The new yacht is scheduled to be delivered sometime this summer. There’s a lot to like about this slightly smaller version […]

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What Would YOU Do With this Nordhavn 63 Helm?

What Would YOU Do With this Nordhavn 63 Helm?

The folks at Pacific Asian Enterprises just recently unloaded N63-01 from its freighter in Miami and brought it up to the Stuart completion center.  It’s a beautiful boat; an evolution of the N55/60 hull with the aft pilothouse and overall look of the venerable N62 (but not quite the beam of that boat).  In looking […]

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Northern Lights Shrinks Genny, Adds WaveNet NMEA 2000 Monitoring

Northern Lights Shrinks Genny, Adds WaveNet NMEA 2000 Monitoring

Northern Lights is basking in the southern sunshine this weekend at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with a new skinny genny and a NMEA 2000-certified digital monitoring system called WaveNet. The newly shrunk generator, the M773LW3, is a 9kW model and is almost 30% smaller than its predecessor.  “The overall size of smaller […]

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Hide-a-Davit Hangs the Dinghy Off the Swim Platform

Hide-a-Davit Hangs the Dinghy Off the Swim Platform

There are lots of options for hanging the dink off the swim platform; some better than others and among all a wide range of cost variation.  The Hide-a-Davit demonstrated in this LaConner Maritime video is one example of a fairly sophisticated system, involving hydraulic rams to raise and lower capture arms. This particular system features stainless […]

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Photos — Hullish Weather on the North Atlantic

Written by on June 17, 2010 in Boats, Construction & Technical, Environment & Weather with 0 Comments
Photos — Hullish Weather on the North Atlantic

Dramatic photos of a Danish-built, Scottish fishing trawler in wild North Atlantic seas. The “deadliest” profession, for sure.

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A Nordhavn 55 Delivery to South New Zealand

A Nordhavn 55 Delivery to South New Zealand

Nordhavn Australasia sales manager Peter Devers wrote recently on the Nordhavn website about a delivery he made of a new Nordhavn 55 to Picton […]

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Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1

Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1

By way of introducing this new video series, let me re-state what will become obvious to you:  I am a writer. And writers may have great ideas for video but viewers will likely suffer a bit while the writer learns to be a filmmaker. And with that ugly excuse for the quality of our first […]

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Island Pilot Launches New IP535

Written by on April 28, 2010 in Boats, Construction & Technical, Powerboats with 0 Comments
Island Pilot Launches New IP535

Island Pilot is super-sizing its IPS-powered 435 into a new 531/2-foot model. New molds for the 535 have been built at the company’s yard in Zhuhai City, China, and Island Pilot reports that it has two firm orders already for the new yacht. If you really liked the 435 but wished it had a little […]

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North From Florida on a Krogen 58′

North From Florida on a Krogen 58′

I’m currently aboard a new Kadey-Krogen 58′ at the Four Fish Marina in Jensen Beach, Florida, making final preparations to head north to Annapolis with the boat. It’s a unique opportunity to give the current queen of the Kadey-Krogen fleet a thorough test in her natural offshore element. As soon as a new radar unit […]

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A Closer Look at the New Krogen 52′

A Closer Look at the New Krogen 52′

Kadey-Krogen’s recently announced 52′ is a classic example of a builder filling out a product line in specific response to customer demand. In this case, the company already had on offer its well-established 48′ and the new 55′ Expedition. The 55′ Expedition, however, is not really the “other” boat in this comparison — it’s the […]

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Second Sunreef 70 Expedition Power Cat Launched

Second Sunreef 70 Expedition Power Cat Launched

Sunreef Yachts said today it has launched the second in the expedition series of 70 Power Catamarans; this one named ONDIN and sold to a Chilean couple who plan to explore Patagonia. The long-range yacht will depart the shipyard in Gdansk soon and make a transatlantic passage, followed by a Panama Canal transit and final […]

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