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Fishbones is a freshwater vessel and is in must-see condition. She is everything you would expect from a great lakes kept boat that has only been lightly used for four months per year. From the cockpit upholstery, saloon fabrics, engine ...
Fishbones is a freshwater vessel and is in must-see condition. She is everything you would expect from a great lakes kept boat that has only been lightly used for four months per year. From the cockpit upholstery, saloon fabrics, engine room condition, and clean bilges she shines from bow to stern. This Pursuit offers pristine, barely used built in overhead rod storage on both the port and starboard sides. The teak and holly floor is original and doesn't show any sign of use and has no scratches. Besides the well equipped helm controls and related electronics, she comes with 3x disconnect swivel mounts and 3x Big John DC powered electric down riggers. The 7.4 L MPI Twin Crusader engines with approximately 900 hours each are in great shape and have the original paint direct from the factory. All annual maintenance; oil and oil filters have been regularly serviced on a regular basis along w/fuel filters. No salt water deterioration or signs of rust. This is clean and represents the kind of build quality that boaters have come to expect from the Pursuit/Tiara brand of vessels. She stands tall and will take you out to the fishing grounds or just cruising at a comfortable 26 knots and bring you home safely.
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AccommodationsA fore and aft queen size berth in the forward cabin allows plenty of room on each side to make up the berth, as well as to access the signature CABO rod storage cabinetry with cross hatch ventilation panels. The galley and...
AccommodationsA fore and aft queen size berth in the forward cabin allows plenty of room on each side to make up the berth, as well as to access the signature CABO rod storage cabinetry with cross hatch ventilation panels. The galley and full head with shower feature Corian countertops with custom sea-rails and Moen fixtures. Guests will appreciate the comfortable extra large settee on the salon's port side. To keep Lil Knight Cru's interior in ship shape, there is even a built in vacuum system. The helm on the CABO 45 Express reflects its larger size with more room for both pilot and guests. To insure that both you and your shipmates are comfortable,the windshield comes equipped with an electrically operated center vent as standard equipment. The large three paned windshield comes with large wipers on each pane to insure unobstructed visibility. She also features a custom designed fiberglass console. Standard ultra leather upholstery and a six speaker sound system from BOSE take the CABO 45 Express well beyond the spartan fishing machine category.SalonTeak & holly sole in lieu of carpet AC duplex outlet/GFI protected Access hatch to galley & to below deck equipment space Air conditioning/heat, dual zone, 16,000 BTU, AC Custom entertainment center with Bose Lifestyle 38 system AM/FM/CD/DVD Deck hatch with retractable shade Deep pile carpet Flat screen TV Interior wood, teak, superbly joined and finished Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers Pull out double hide-a-bed beneath aft settee Upgraded ultra nylon fabrics on saloon settee Air conditioning with slave control Dresser w/ custom wall mounted mirror Overhead lighting, AC and DC Reading lights, DC Two single berths Lighting, DC and AC Port lights (2)Galley110 volt duplex outlet/GFI protected Ceramic cook top, two burner, recessed w/ Corian cover Corian counter top with custom Corian sea rails SubZero refrigerator w/ pull out drawers Trash storage compartment Storage compartments & drawers throughout Corian custom deep sink Freezer chest 4.5 cu ft Garbage disposal Microwave/convection oven Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers Pull out SS rack shelves Halogen recessed counter top lightingMaster StateroomAC duplex outlet/GFI protected A/C controls with 7,000BTU capacity Access to anchor rope locker Custom built-in TV Drawers operate on sliders Flush mount clock Fore deck hatch with retractable shade Hanging lockers, port and starboard cedar lined Island double berth with 5" mattress, coverlets Port and starboard 8 rod storage locker Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers Recessed halogen lights, AC and DC Stereo speaker with volume control Storage compartments and large drawers below berthGuest Stateroom, PortTwo single berths - upper and lower Air conditioningcontrols Dresser with custom wall mounted mirror Overhead lighting, AC and DC Reading lights, DCHeadGFI protected 120v duplex outlet Corian customcounter top w/ Corian sink Custom vanity w/ storage cabinet Designer faucets and shower fixture Sealand Vacuflush electric head Lighting, DC and AC MirrorCockpitThe heart of this yacht is still very much that of a dedicated sportfisher. The 45 Express comes standard with every fishing amenity even the most demanding angler could want. The 15'8" beam offers almost 100 square feet of fish fighting room. A large in-transom live-well has a large clear Lucite window to easily check the condition and supply of live bait, plus you will appreciate the transom's heavily padded leading edge. Tremendous fish boxes are built into the cockpit sole both to port and starboard which are equipped with gas shock controlled hatches and CABO's famous airtight
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IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: The Mills 72 Alegre powers upwind during her debut at the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. RAMPING UP THE DECK: Alegre’s innovative flush ‘ramp-deck’ is designed to help the crew to...
IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: The Mills 72 Alegre powers upwind during her debut at the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. RAMPING UP THE DECK: Alegre’s innovative flush ‘ramp-deck’ is designed to help the crew to hike out and move sails around the boat with ease. The deck design is part of a package of features that add stiffness to the overall structure, while reducing weight and forestay sag. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. STATE-OF-THE-ART RIG: Alegre features a state of the art high modulus carbon fibre mast and carbon fibre EC6 Rigging. Designed by Southern Spars using technology learnt from the production of the America’s Cup AC72 catamaran rig, the emphasis is on the optimal combination of strength and stiffness as well as reducing windage. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. MOVEABLE BALLAST: With over 20 crew, weight is a valuable resource for righting moment. Sidedeck ‘hiking benches’ are optimised for hiking and getting on and off the rail quickly, aiding straight line speed and momentum during manoeuvers. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. MUSCLE POWER: Keeping weight aft in the boat encourages early surfing of the hull. Alegre relies on hydraulic power for sail controls but all the hydraulic pressure required can be produced by muscle power alone via a rotary drive system. TRIMMING POSITION: The flush deck and ergonomic design allow the headsail trimmer to achieve a comfortable position,  looking directly down the shape of the sail. Note that the clew, deck fitting and winch are directly in line, reducing friction in the system and enabling a more direct control of the trim. SAILS:  The sails are built from 3Di, which is constructed from carbon fibre filaments with no creep (stretch) or de-lamination. Note the asymmetric spinnaker also uses a 3Di panel (grey area). The orange ‘test strips’ shape and yacht telemetry are recorded for future development. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. ERGONOMIC COCKPIT: The cockpit floor is angled up to meet the foredeck at a shallow angle, and the large main hatch allows easy sail handling. The cockpit locks are controlled from the first step. Note the built-in spinnaker sheet exit point, which leads directly to the winch. FOREDECK: Alegre has a large sliding foredeck hatch for ease of hoist, which is water-tight when closed. Note the independent furling systems for headsails. Underneath the deck, the spinnaker takedown system is linked to the pedestals. Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex. THE DESIGNER: Alegre designer Mark Mills sees a very positive future for the class as an arena for monohull development.
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Matthew Sheahan explores Ireland's rugged west coast aboard James Ellis' Oyster 54 Raiatea
Matthew Sheahan explores Ireland's rugged west coast aboard James Ellis' Oyster 54 Raiatea
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When yacht builders like Pershing retire a model, often the replacement is close in size. With the Pershing 82—which was named one of the 10 Sexiest Power Boats in the World—having replaced the Pershing 80, there’s just a two-foot differ...
When yacht builders like Pershing retire a model, often the replacement is close in size. With the Pershing 82—which was named one of the 10 Sexiest Power Boats in the World—having replaced the Pershing 80, there’s just a two-foot difference. This, in combination with the sleek styling that Pershing is known for, might have some buyers come to the conclusion that there really aren’t any significant differences. That would be a mistake. In fact, unlike some other builders who really don’t change much other than colors and soft goods, Pershing has added an extra usable deck up top. There’s also a “now you see it, now you don’t” method of accessing the deck. Thrilling performance has always been a hallmark of Pershing, and the Pershing 82 does not disappoint. She’ll carve turns and fly through the water at a reported top speed of 45 knots with the standard twin 2,435-hp MTUs. And she’s no slouch at her cruising speed of 38 knots, which should get you from one sandy island to the next in no time. Most open yachts, including previous Pershing models, have just main- and lower-deck living areas. But the Pershing 82 adds a third one, the sundeck. The Italian builder did a good job of maximizing the alfresco space that makes open yachts  so coveted, without eliminating the sexy styling. Here is where you can really appreciate the big difference between the Pershing 82 and her predecessor, the Pershing 80. The sundeck encourages owners and guests alike to lounge about and soak up the atmosphere of an anchorage. No need to head below decks for snacks, either. There’s a handy refrigerator concealed in the helm seat. Rather than build a fixed stairway to the sundeck, Pershing decided on a retractable ladder comprised of carbon fiber. Built with Besenzoni, a leader in the ladder and passerelle markets, the steps flip down only when needed. They retract into the sundeck support, and a hatch closes off the entry overhead. Not everything about the Pershing 82 vs. the Pershing 80 has changed. You will still find the signature two-level windows in the saloon, for example, and the decided lack of bulkheads separating relaxing, dining, and driving. Though not shown, the full glass doors and panels between the saloon and aft deck can be opened for an indoor-outdoor effect. Oak paneling is used throughout the Pershing 82, including this master stateroom. The light tone helps enhance the feeling of spaciousness, which comes from the stateroom being full beam. To keep the linear details of the room clean, the television folds down from the overhead. Note the pocket-like section of the headboard here in the master stateroom, behind the reading light. Pershing decided to create a handy holding place for your favorite nighttime reading material. The pocket, one of two flanking the bed, is part of a full-wall headboard made of leather from Poltrona Frau, a leading Italian firm that has had a long relationship with Pershing. The standard layout aboard the Pershing 82 includes this forward VIP and two other guest staterooms, fitted with twin beds. The optional arrangement is enticing, retaining the VIP and replacing one of the two twin cabins with a movie/media room. This is a setup that has been gaining in popularity aboard much larger megayachts. What yacht would be complete without watertoys? The Pershing 82 has a handy tender garage beneath the sunpad, for a RIB (a Williams jet tender is shown here) or a PWC. To help owner-operators or crewmembers in maneuvering the toys, the garage bottom folds down, creating a launch ramp. Specifications: LOA: 81’11” • Beam: 18’0” • Draft: 4’7” • Displacement: 140,324 lbs. (full load) • Fuel capacity: approx. 1,572 gallons A new model is often an occasion to try new things, and Pershing has certainly done that with the 82. The addition of the sundeck, a rarity even among far larger open yachts, will appeal to owners and guests who prefer to spend as much time outside as possible when on the water. While Pershin
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Do you buy your skis in June, frequent the car dealers in December, and have eBay’s bid alert system down to a science? Then you obviously live for a deal. But if you’re new to boating—or simply used to buying new—the prospec...
Do you buy your skis in June, frequent the car dealers in December, and have eBay’s bid alert system down to a science? Then you obviously live for a deal. But if you’re new to boating—or simply used to buying new—the prospect of buying a secondhand boat may be enough to send you running for shore. There are lots of great deals out there, though some may be hiding under a summer’s worth of weeds. Here are 10 reasons you have nothing to fear buying a used boat. 1.They’re everywhere. Seriously, open your eyes. You can find them on YachtWorld or BoatTrader, or you can take a drive to a boating community on an autumn day and see how many Boston Whalers and Grady Whites are sitting in driveways and front yards. Go to a shipyard and ask the yard manager what boats haven’t paid their fees in ten years. That Hobie Cat sitting in a field? It’s probably for sale. Heck, 75% of boats are ‘for sale’ in their owner’s mind the day they’re purchased.  Don’t be afraid to ask. 2. Trash = Treasure. Buying the right used boat is an art, a dance. Unlike a dealership, the driveway sale comes with zero pressure to buy on the spot. You can haggle, trade and even barter. How do you know this guy with the lake cruiser isn’t looking for just enough cash to drive off into the sunset? Don’t be afraid to offer outside the box.  There are no rules to buying used. 3. Self Improvement. Buying used boats may be a self-education in itself, but it’s nothing close to what you’ll learn getting her into shape for next season. Want a killer winter project for you and the kids?  Buy a beat-up 1969 B0ston Whaler and spend every Sunday over the winter rehabbing it in the garage.  There are endless online tutorials.  Challenge yourself to learn something new and teach the kids a new skill at the same time; you can reap your rewards together on the water next spring. 4. You’re not paying a dealer’s margin. They say when you drive a new car off the lot, you might as well throw a third of the car’s value out the window in cash.  It’s the same with new boats. Buying used will minimize your initial investment without reducing your fun on the water. 5. Re-Power! Do you have any idea how reliable today’s outboard engines have become? (If not, read What Kind of Engine Do I Need?) Repowering is the perfect way to breath new life into a well cared for hull. Just make sure you find a solid, dry hull with a clean gas tank. Electronics and wiring are easy to fix; pulling off the deck and replacing a corroded fuel tank is not. 6. Accidents Happen. Errare humanum est. You—or your kids, or both—are going to hit things and break stuff.  Accept this as part of the joy of boat ownership, and you’ll save a whole lot of money on nightly mouth guards.  Now ask yourself, what hurts more? Scuffing your brand new $70,000 Regulator, or adding more ‘character’ to the twenty year old Grady White you just picked up for under $5k? 7.  The old Cost /Benefit Analysis.  This one is simple. Buy used, spend less. Spend less, enjoy life more. Trust me, every sunset spent on the water feels the same, regardless of how much you’ve spent on getting there. 8.  Your relationship.  Odds are that your significant other won’t leave you as fast if you stay away from the college and vacation funds.  In fact, there’s a twofold potential for relationship improvement. Only a used boat offers the chance to impress with your DIY skills. Just take plenty of “before” pictures to look at on that first ride out of the harbor. 9. B.O.A.T. It stands for: Break Out Another Thousand.  The less you spend on day one, the better you’ll sleep at night. 10. It’s Autumn.  If ‘snow day’ means anything to you, autumn is the official end of boating season and the unofficial start of deal season. Every fall, countless boaters are ready to sell.  You
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The VanDutch 40 Open and the VanDutch 40 Walkaround are both built in a place called Holland - but on opposite sides of the Atlantic.The post VanDutch 40 Open and Walkaround Video: First Look appeared first on Features, Boat Reviews and ...
The VanDutch 40 Open and the VanDutch 40 Walkaround are both built in a place called Holland - but on opposite sides of the Atlantic.The post VanDutch 40 Open and Walkaround Video: First Look appeared first on Features, Boat Reviews and Boat Tests - Boats.com.
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AcquavivaNewly Listed! This 2001 82' Montefino is one of a kind and by far the cleanest one on the market. Captain and crew maintained, newly painted, and upgraded--this boat is definitely worth taking a look at.AccommodationsWith the ca...
AcquavivaNewly Listed! This 2001 82' Montefino is one of a kind and by far the cleanest one on the market. Captain and crew maintained, newly painted, and upgraded--this boat is definitely worth taking a look at.AccommodationsWith the capability to sleep seven guests in 3 staterooms--full beam master, full VIP, and twin bunks with pullman--each having their own bathroom with oversized showers, while providing the crew 2 private rooms with separate baths--this boat will provide the luxury of plenty of space while allowing comfortable cruising. As you enter the boat, wide walkways allow comfortable movement around the well maintained teaks decks of the boat. The cockpit of the boat provides a great area for entertaining with large bench seating, teak cockpit table, refrigerator, ice maker, and pop up TV. One of the best areas out of any boat to spend the afternoon! Entering the salon, you walk through tinted stainless steel doors into a very comfortable and spacious salon area. With newly renovated soft goods, the twin oversized L-shaped sofas (port/starboard) provide ample seating for everyone. The interior feel of the boat is cozy with high gloss cherry woodwork, all impeccable condition. The entertainment unit is on the starboard side, including a 42" plasma pop up TV, surround sound, DVD and CD player. Moving forward, you will pass custom storage for all your dishware on the the port side, while the day head is on the starboard. When passing this bulkhead, the galley is open combined with the wheelhouse and a breakfast nook. The galley is fitted with a full fridge/freezer/icemaker, wine cooler, 4 burner stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, and garbage disposal. Granite countertops, open galley combined with the high gloss cherry interior give this section of the yacht a very high class and comfortable feel. Moving forward past the wheelhouse, you enter the crew quarters down a set of stairs. This is a remarkable crew setup which will keep both captain and crew happy. To the port, there is a captains berth with their own private head/shower. On the forward starboard, is a twin bunk berth with an aft adjacent head and shower as well. Adjoining crew laundry is installed. From the salon, you enter the guest/owners cabins from a set of stairs on the port side. The lower level layout provides 3 staterooms--a full beam master aft and two staterooms forward. In the owners cabin, a full king sized bed with upholstered headboard is set between two nightstands. On the port side, there is settee, dresser, vanity area, and an oversized walk-in closet. The master bath entrance is on the starboard side--including dual sinks, marble counter top, and oversized shower. Forward of the master on the port side is the VIP cabin. A newly installed large TV with sound system was mounted on the bulkhead opposite the queen bed. The closet in this stateroom has also been customized to add more storage space. In this private bath, the marble countertops accent the oversized shower! To the port side, the guest stateroom is equipped with a twin full sized bunks as well as a custom pullman bed that can be lowered to sleep 3. Like all the other cabins, this stateroom has a TV with DTV and private surround sound system. This bath, like the others has a full shower and granite countertops. On the flybridge, there is plenty of room for entertaining with plenty of seating, wet bar, and table, while still providing plenty of open space to enjoy time outside. Covered by a hardtop with recessed lighting, there is plenty of room to stay shielded from the sun. On the back of the deck, there is a davit which can hoist a tender and jet ski both included in the purchase! Lastly, as you enter the cockpit of the boat, there is plenty of room to get ready for diving, fight a fish, or sit in chairs as you watch the land fade away into the distance. The lazarette and engine room entrance are in the center of the bulkhead. The engine room is
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Unusual in her design, this 70' Hatteras was built to answer the demand of Hatteras buyers to include a cockpit, a custom aft deck, huge flybridge, separate on-deck galley and the updated Hatteras layout. The engines were completely ser...
Unusual in her design, this 70' Hatteras was built to answer the demand of Hatteras buyers to include a cockpit, a custom aft deck, huge flybridge, separate on-deck galley and the updated Hatteras layout. The engines were completely serviced in January 2009, and the life raft was also certified in 2009. Other recent upgrades include a new soft goods package in 2009, underwater lights and a Brownie's Third Lung. THE OWNER WILL TAKE A SMALLER BOAT IN TRADE AND ALSO WILL ENTERTAIN OWNER FINANCING TO QUALIFIED BUYERS.
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Reviewer Diane Byrne takes us through the Mangusta 94, a yacht with a cockpit on the bowdeck, a big flybridge sunpad, and a glorious salon with seven feet of headroom and four skylights. In this short video, you can see all of these feat...
Reviewer Diane Byrne takes us through the Mangusta 94, a yacht with a cockpit on the bowdeck, a big flybridge sunpad, and a glorious salon with seven feet of headroom and four skylights. In this short video, you can see all of these features and more.
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