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Cruising Life
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Veteran Cruisers, An Italian Doctor and His Wife Buy a New Sirena 58 and Design It Their Way

Dr. Antonio Collarino is a leading Italian vascular surgeon, and an early pioneer in laser surgery there. He’s a scientist. He’s precise. He knows when things work and when they don’t. Dr. Collarino also is a veteran cruiser, having spent more than 30 years sailing and boating around the Mediterranean. He and his wife just bought a new Turkish-built Sirena 58, which they heavily customized, and they couldn’t be happier. “My boat is called Avalon,” he said, “because it is above all a place where I can find myself. I used to like to sail quickly. But now I want to…

Boat Reviews
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Marlow To Launch Luxurious New 70E Mk 2 at Lauderdale Show, a High-Tech, Long-Range Cruiser

The new Marlow 70E Mk 2 is the latest  high-tech iteration of the 70E that Marlow started building almost 20 years ago, a fast and luxurious long-range cruiser with an Enclosed Command Bridge built for its new owner, a leader in the boating industry. Powered by twin 1,150 Cats, the 70E Mk 2 topped out at 27.55 knots in its very first sea trials in China, before it was put on a ship to be delivered to the U.S. in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Oct. 31. After sea trials in the U.S. and possible adjustments…

Boat Reviews
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New Low, Fast, Pretty, 63-foot Lynx Commuter from Zurn Yacht Design

Doug Zurn has done it again: Another pretty boat, from Zurn Yacht Design. The new 63-foot Lynx Commuter has most of Zurn’s traditional design elements, many dating back to the Shelter Island 38 Runabout that was launched more than two decades ago. Hull number one of the Lynx Commuter, a modern version of the low, fast, commuter boats that carried the rich and famous from their Long Island mansions to work on Wall Street in the 1930s, was designed as a tender for a superyacht, but subsequent hulls can function as a day cruiser or weekender in their own right.…

Engine Room
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Cat C7.1 Diesels: No Smoke, No Noise, but More Torque and Faster Acceleration

Cat has just introduced new engines for recreational power boats from 25 to 60 feet – most of the power cruising market – with a lot of advantages in a relatively small footprint. The C7.1 engines are in-line 6-cylinder, four-stroke diesels that are turbocharged and after-cooled, and they come in 406-, 456- and 507-hp versions. The engines’ advanced common rail fuel system delivers optimum combustion and low emissions; they are quiet because of reduced combustion through advanced electronic controls. They also are smokeless, both when starting and underway. With a superior power-to-weight ratio, the C7.1 engines have a swift response…