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The 10 Most Popular Yachting Articles of 2016

Here are the 10 most popular articles written by Yachting Magazine in 2016.

December 1, 2016

From a “sinister and sleek” mega-yacht concept to a legendary tech genius’ modern superyacht, these are the things that caught our audience’s attention this year.

Join us in taking a look back on a year that was filled with innovative yacht concepts, exciting boat shows and astounding advances in marine technology.

We reviewed the numbers and rounded up our 10 most popular articles of 2016 according to you. Take a look.

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10. Wearable Technology: Fashionable Information

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The Garmin Nautix. Courtesy Garmin

Garmin has made a big commitment to wearables in the marine-electronics market with Quatix 3 and Nautix In-View Display.

9. Unique Experiences on Charter Yachts

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Unique adventures can be found on yacht charters. gilaxia (istock)

Unique charter adventures are all the rage. The owners of the 201-foot CRN Katharine work with Burgess Yachts to organize Croatia charter itineraries that include a stop at their winery, Korta Katarina.

8. Open Sesame: The Vanquish 50

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The Vanquish 50. Courtesy Vanquish

The Vanquish 50 caught the eyes of many of our readers, and understandably so. The Vanquish 50 not only looks cool, her amidships tender garage opens new possibilities for day boating.

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7. Dream Machine: Riva’s 88 Florida

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Riva’s 88 Florida. Courtesy Riva

Our feature on Riva’s 88 Florida was a popular read this year. The 88 Florida is one of the largest open-class yachts. A teak deck equals happy feet, and this layout lends itself to being a true party platform.

6. Top 16 Sport-Fishing Boats

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The Grady-White Canyon 336. Courtesy Grady-White

Who doesn’t love a roundup of sport-fishing boats? The Intrepid 375 CC, Boston Whaler 350 Outrage and Grady-White Canyon 336 all made our list. And that’s just scratching the surface.

5. From the Docks: Yachts Miami Beach

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From the docks of Yachts Miami Beach 2016. Yachting Staff

An exclusive look inside the Yachts Miami Beach show that was held in February of this year. Get a good look, because the 2017 show will be even more exclusive.

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4. The Sinister and Sleek Black Swan

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Timur Bozca’s Black Swan concept caught a few eyes. Courtesy Timur Bozca

We get it. We can’t help but stare at Timur Bozca’s Black Swan, too. This menacing looking superyacht allows for travel (or world domination) in style.

3. A Detailed Look at Benetti’s 11-11

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Benetti’s 11-11. Jeff Brown

Owners of the 207-foot released extensive interior and exterior photos, and it was glorious. Her main salon, sky lounge and floor to ceiling mosaic steam room are dazzling.

2. Gallery: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

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The Rivamare at FLIBS 2016. Yachting Staff

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water show in the world, so naturally there were many photos taken. This gallery consists of 76 shots with a wide variety of yachts to feast your eyes upon.

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1. Steve Jobs’ Yacht Venus Spotted

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Spotted!

Seen at North Sound in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Lisa Godlewski

The most popular article produced in 2016 was actually created by you, the readers. We asked the Yachting Facebook followers to post their shots of Steve Jobs’ yacht Venus, and this gallery is the result.

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