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March 2014 issue
 

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Photo by Bjoern Kils

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March 2014 issue

   

Speeding around the world is no ‘pie-in-the-sky dream’

Chris Fertig's favorite place is behind the wheel of a fast boat.Ask Chris Fertig what he dreams about, and you’ll get no hemming or hawing. He wants the record for the fastest powerboat circumnavigation. Fertig already has captured one of his dreams. In September, he and Tyson Garvin set the Bermuda Challenge record, a non-stop powerboat sprint of nearly 780 miles from New York to Bermuda.

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Talkin’ boats - with John Patnovic president, Post Marine Group

John Patnovic grabbed some headlines about a year ago for rescuing Post Yachts from bankruptcy, but his resume also includes some impressive  accomplishments. The 65-year-old’s Bertram 31 remanufacturing program has transformed eight old boats into refurbished icons. Patnovic and his wife, Libby, own and operate Worton Creek Marina in Chestertown, Md., which has been servicing, maintaining, repairing and retrofitting boats since 1949 (www.wortoncreek.com).

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Mexico cracks down on American cruisers

Tax agents raided marinas in Ensenada and other locations and impounded 338 foreign yachts.Yacht racers and cruisers are trying to digest how their enjoyment of Mexican waters may be changing after a dragnet in which tax agents from AGACE, a division of Mexico’s IRS, swept through 12 marinas in eight ports along the country’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts looking for violations of import tax regulations.

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