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Classics: Hinckley Pilot 35

HinckleyPilot35Yacht designs don’t usually come out of nowhere. One boat is often a refinement of another. The Hinckley Pilot 35 is a good example. Here’s a design that evolved over two decades to become one of the more successful boats of its day.

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Hokule’a is more than just an ocean voyaging canoe

hokuleaThor Heyerdahl had it all wrong. A Hawaiian ocean voyaging canoe is proving it by sailing around the world to demonstrate the art, science and genius of traditional Polynesian navigation — something Heyerdahl never accepted — and its significance in the Pacific.

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Double duty: new dual consoles will please fishermen and families

pursuitdc295There aren’t many small and midsize boats that have more seating or a better deck design for dayboating than the dual console. A center console sports an open layout, but the console structures on some models have gotten so big that they tend to separate the bow area from the cockpit. With a dual console, a walkthrough windshield connects the open bow and stern, and the helm does not interfere with the flow between these areas.

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Classics: Egg Harbor 33 Sedan

EggHarbor33Founded in 1946, Egg Harbor Yacht Co. was a vital part of the post-war boatbuilding boom in southern New Jersey. Spurred on by offshore fishing and cruising grounds, the builders of this region produced some of the finest vessels in U.S. boating annals.

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Small packages, good things: new pocket cruisers

ranger_r23Boaters for years have turned to the pocket cruiser to fulfill their dreams of spending time on board. These boats typically range from about 24 to 30 feet, and their enclosed deckhouses neatly pack everything needed for coastal cruising, including air conditioning and heat.

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