2016 Fountaine Pajot MY 37
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2016 Fountaine Pajot MY 37

Our First Take: This cat is the perfect platform for anyone looking for a pocket-sized cruiser with a little something extra. Never let it be said that the French don’t appreciate a good party. Sometimes it feels like the entire populace subsists solely on champagne and oysters, rosé and Camembert. So it shouldn’t come as…

2016 Fountaine Pajot 37
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2016 Fountaine Pajot 37

One Hip Cat The Fountaine Pajot 37 injects a healthy dose of elegance into a catamaran, while still retaining the efficiency and seakeeping that you’ve come to expect from a twin hull. Picture this. It’s the end of the last day of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The sun is sinking low in the…

2007 American Tug 41
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2007 American Tug 41

I was extra excited the morning I pulled into the parking lot of the Marine Service Center of Anacortes, Washington. The weather was crisp and clear—spectacularly Pacific Northwestern. To the east Fidalgo Bay sparkled like diamonds. To the west Mount Baker topped the Cascades with splendor. And in the marina out back, a freshly minted,…

2009 Ocean Alexander 60
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2009 Ocean Alexander 60

I’m a reasonably social guy, meaning I either host or attend my fair share of civic events, dinner parties, and other lubberly hoorahs. But when it comes to long-distance cruising, I prefer traveling with a single companion: either my wife, a friend, or a relative. Elbowroom’s part of the deal—even sixty-footers can feel a tad…

2011 Ocean Alexander 90
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2011 Ocean Alexander 90

The 30-year-old boatbuilder Ocean Alexander is introducing a 90-footer that looks and feels like a much larger yacht. A wide 22-foot beam produces an airy feel throughout the vessel, particularly in her main saloon where oversized windows create an interior that is awash in sunlight. Below, the owner can choose between three staterooms or four…

2014 Ocean Alexander 112
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2014 Ocean Alexander 112

Ocean Alexander has never shied away from seemingly unorthodox collaborations in pursuit of building safe and beautiful boats. This sense of cooperation extends back to the very beginning of the company, when the unlikely duo of Taipei businessman Alex Chueh met Seattle-bred naval architect Ed Monk, Jr., on Washington’s Bainbridge Island in 1978. The two…

2013 Ocean Alexander 120
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2013 Ocean Alexander 120

Best in Class Take two boatbuilders serving different markets and let them each play to their strengths in a single project. Chris Caswell takes a look at what you get with the new Ocean Alexander 120. Collaborations are nothing new in the business world, and the focusing of two minds on a project often results…