Brewer Yacht Sales announces new Charleston, South Carolina office
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Brewer Yacht Sales announces new Charleston, South Carolina office

Brewer Yacht Sales is proud to announce the opening of its second South Carolina location at Charleston, inside Safe Harbor’s Charleston City Marina. “We are excited grow our network of buyers & sellers by expanding in the Charleston area; we look forward to fostering new relationships and maintaining those built by our broker Sean Kelly,…

2019 Carver C34 Coupe
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2019 Carver C34 Coupe

Those partnerships were evident when I climbed aboard the redesigned C34 Coupe. From the swim platform, there are two steps up through a transom door to a cockpit with an L-shaped settee to port. A sliding door grants entry to the salon, surrounded by huge windows, with a lounge with hi-lo table to port and…

2019 Adler 76 Suprema
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2019 Adler 76 Suprema

There is only one way up to the flybridge, from inside, which creates extra space in the cockpit. The flybridge itself is huge and remarkably well appointed, with space aft for a tender. Closed-circuit cameras allow all external areas of the yacht to be monitored from the lower helm, including the carbon-fiber propellers: You can…

2019 Absolute Navetta 48
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2019 Absolute Navetta 48

The star of the accommodations was the forward master with a cantilevered king berth and a pair of windows that allow light to pour in. Space and light—I think they’ve hit the mark with both. Windows in the side-by-side VIP and guest stateroom were generous too. The single crew quarter aft, not so much. Americans…

2019 Tiara Sport 38 LS
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2019 Tiara Sport 38 LS

The helm station is on the cutting edge of comfortable. There are three seats with adjustable armrests and flip-up bolsters. The curved windshield, built from a single piece of tempered safety glass, combined with the hardtop’s raked side supports ensure excellent, near-360-degree visibility from the helm. Overhead, the hardtop, which Tiara makes in-house, provides sun…

2019 Riva 56 Rivale
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2019 Riva 56 Rivale

The port guest cabin I found on our test boat, which was the third off the production line, is an option: The Rivale’s standard layout sees this space occupied by a crew cabin, accessed down through the cockpit seating. In either incarnation, it’s a very small space. In this respect the Rivale is no worse…

2019 MJM 43z
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2019 MJM 43z

“Her LCG [Longitudinal Center of Gravity] is 59 percent aft,” explains cofounder and co-owner of BBW Scott Smith. “This allows for reserved buoyancy in the bow; our bow is like a balloon that’s being held underwater.”We ran around a half dozen of the islands that make up the Boston Harbor Islands National Park area. Sightlines…

2019 Jeanneau NC 1095
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2019 Jeanneau NC 1095

Another notable feature is the recessed walkable side deck to starboard, connecting the aft deck to the foredeck with a low bulwark topped with handrails that stretch from the bow to the aft end of the deckhouse. Handrails on the edge of the hardtop add safety for both side decks, appreciated by those working on…

2019 Hylas M44
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2019 Hylas M44

The salon was blazing hot from sitting in the late summer sun but quickly cooled after we opened up two large, manual sliding hatches in her hardtop, sliders to port and starboard and the aft window and pocket door. At nearly 4 feet wide, the aft manual window is simple and effective: It opens effortlessly…