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Emerald Isle Auction Falls Short
The auction of the 126-foot Emerald Isle did not go as anticipated last week, with the minimum bid failing to be reached. But there is still a chance the yacht will sell. Built by Christensen Shipyards in 1992, Emerald Isle attracted ...
Shootout Updates: Record Speeds, Titanium Props and More
Just finished Day No. 1 of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and I could sum it up with one word: Wow. Of course, you deserve a little more detail than that so:•Best Moment of the Day: David Scott and ...
LED Lighting, It Just Keeps Getting Better
Hella announced today a new, wide angle LED lighting fixture to its already impressive selection. I can't emphasize enough the significance of retro-fitting LED's wherever you can on your boat. They are a huge energy saver that go a long ...
Flying to the Shootout
By the time you read this, I’ll be on an airplane headed for St. Louis, Mo., which is about two hours and change by car from the Lake of the Ozarks, the site of this weekend’s top-speed Shootout. OK, so that’s ...
Hydro Tec and Kingship Collaborate on Explorer Yacht
Boasting an anticipated range of 7,000 nautical miles at an 11.5-knot cruise speed, the HT116 Explorer is one of the newest projects being promoted by Kingship Marine. With exterior styling and naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, the 1...
Ethanol Horrors….continued
Back on July 22 I posted an article and link, which you can still access here: http://www.followthescience.org/. The title was More Ethanol Horrors. In that entry I provided the link above that I really wish more people would check out because this ...
Smuggler Marine Aiming at International RIB Buyers
If you pay close attention to the toys toted by superyachts, then you may recognize the name Smuggler Marine. Its RIBs have been aboard Alloy Yachts deliveries such as Salperton. Now the New Zealand-based RIB and trailer-boat manufacturer is setting ...
FLYING YACHT: Or Is It a Gnat?
  This thing sure does look a bit bug-like, doesn't it??? No need to get out the Raid, however. Tis but a figment in the imagination of one Yelken Octuri, a French designer whose day job is color-coordinating plane interiors for ...
CASCO BAY CRUISE: Cliff Island
I stopped in for the night at Cliff Island on my way back from Malaga during my Mini Solo Cruise, and we stopped there again during a family weekend on the boat soon afterwards. I first checked it out just ...
Sterling 1700 Engine: “Ready for Christmas Time”
On August 4, I reported on the development Sterling Performance’s new 1,700-hp turbocharged engine. At that time, the engine was headed for dynamometer testing. Company principal Mike D’Anniballe told me he hoped to have the engines ready to debut ...

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