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Rybovich Rebuild x 2

If you know nothing else about salt­water sportfishing, you probably know the name Rybovich. Operated by Rybovich brothers Tommy, John, and Emil, the storied West Palm Beach, Florida, yard founded… Read more »

sailing shot of boat with inflated wing sail

Inflated Wing Sail

Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun, some engineer finds a new way to build a mousetrap—not necessarily better but undeniably different. May we present: the Inflated… Read more »

Doug Peterson

Doug Peterson: 1945–2017

Yacht designer Doug Peterson’s name was far more often associated with winning races than losing. He worked on several successful America’s Cup campaigns, so it is ironic that the day… Read more »

safety evacuation system

Viking Life-Saving Equipment

On a recent passage along Norway’s fjord-strewn coast, I visited a research, development, and manufacturing faci­l­ity belonging to the well-known life raft manufacturer Viking. Its full name, Viking Life-Saving Equipment,… Read more »