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A hybrid approach to trawlers

Greenline Yachts has sold 300 of its energy-efficient cruisers (the 33 is shown here) and has turned its focus to the United States.It was the yacht’s profile that attracted Jeff Leco to the Greenline 40, not its quiet, clean diesel-electric hybrid propulsion.

“It has sort of a light, European and slightly modern look to it without being totally austere,” says Leco, 46, of Ellicott City, Md., who uses the Slovenian-built boat on Chesapeake Bay day trips and overnights with his wife and two small children.

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The cruising-under-power lifestyle

You have questions? We have the answers.

By the Editor-in-Chief of PassageMaker magazine

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Twin alternatives to traditional trawlers

For the past five years, Larry Graf — the founding brainchild of Glacier Bay Catamarans — has been building his revolutionary Aspen C90, a 28-foot, single-engine cruiser featuring an asymmetrical proa hull.

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Baby Bootlegger

Illustration by Jim Ewing

Boating writer Alfred Scott called Baby Bootlegger “perhaps the most beautiful wooden boat ever built.” She was also a fierce competitor, powered by a Hispano-Suiza airplane engine — right out of a World War I Spad — and driven by her owner, industrialist and sportsman Caleb Bragg.

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Grand Banks 42 Classic

Illustration by Jim Ewing

When the Grand Banks 42 was introduced in 1966, the distinctive powerboat was hailed by The Rudder magazine as a “hefty long-distance cruiser.” It also proved a long-lived one.

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