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A big cat with plenty of ponies

I had a chance this fall to test Seven Marine’s 557-hp outboards, and they were hanging on the transom of a cool new power cat — the Insetta 45 from American Marine Design, a small builder in St. Marys, Ga.

Vice president Robert Presby worked for Boston Whaler in the design, R&D and construction departments, which explains the high standards that are evident on this center console.

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An open letter from Bill Koch

The 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco was originally planned and marketed as a magnificent show and a quantum leap forward for sailing into the new age of high technology and entertainment.

Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Team USA, had said the event would “meet the expectations of the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation.” The traditions of the Cup were going to be ignored, and a revolutionary event would be created that would rival the Super Bowl and soccer’s World Cup.

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Corsica by catamaran - Images

Photo by Christophe Launay

Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II

Shutter speed: 1/1,250 second

Lens focal length: 16mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 800

January 2014 issue

   

Ruling could limit liability in Kandi Won lawsuit

The first case in the fatal 2012 sinking will begin in federal court under admiralty law.The first lawsuit in the fatal July 4, 2012, Long Island, N.Y., sinking of the 34-foot Silverton Kandi Won, in which three children drowned, was filed by the father and brother of victim Victoria Gaines.

The action came a week after the lawyer for the owner of the boat submitted papers in federal court in Brooklyn seeking a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that any claims against Kevin Treanor be heard in that court under admiralty law in an effort to limit liability. Federal Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein signed the order Oct. 10.

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Warren Luhrs: sailor, boatbuilder, innovator

Warren LuhrsSingle-hander and ocean racer Warren Luhrs, co-founder of sailboat builder Hunter Marine and trawler maker Mainship, died Sept. 18 of a heart attack in Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old.

Luhrs and brother John, who together also owned Silverton Yachts and sportfish builder Luhrs, came from a line of boatbuilders, repairers and chandlers.

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