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An All-Titanium Yacht

The article on titanium in the August/September 2011 issue of Professional BoatBuilder (No. 132) discusses, in a sidebar, the 42′/12.8m Titan Lady—a sailing cruiser custom built entirely of titanium, including… Read more »

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Batteries Not Needed?

A Swiss firm, Silicon Fire AG, is making some bold claims about replacing batteries, and conventional fuel, with hydrogen-methanol on board boats. “Electricity can be stored at any time in… Read more »

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Magic Repairs

Late last December, 13 years after I designed and built the prototype Commuter 36 (11m) Magic, her owner, Erik DeBoer, brought the boat back to me at Parker Marine, in… Read more »

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Generators Done Right

The change is noticeable. Just 15 or 20 years ago, generator-equipped boats under 40′ (12.2m) were a rarity. Today, gensets are available in diminutive sizes, making installation possible in locations… Read more »