Pacific Mariner 85' by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Elegance and utility cruise hand in hand on this true pilothouse motoryacht; Pacific Mariner has everything you’ll want in a complete package Perhaps you have dreamt of a motoryacht that could be handled by yourself and the love of your life – just the two of you, voyaging wild and free on the world’s oceans to all those exotic, faraway ports. If so, you have most likely not considered any standard-built yacht over 65 feet. That size has long been accepted as the “most” yacht two regular, experienced yachtspersons could manage, without crew, under normal circumstances. Now, Pacific Mariner has a sweet surprise for you. It’s a True Pilothouse yacht which stretches that “maximum” length by a cool 20 feet. To begin with, from the helm in the pilot house you can see the bow, and also the stern’s starboard side – visibility sorely missing in many yachts this size. Then, with wing control stations for the bow thruster and stern drive as a further advantage, maneuvering both extremes via electronic shift, you are in complete control. My oh my, it takes away the agony, tension (and, mm-hmm, screaming) from the docking performance. It’s just the opening salvo, however, of the advantage and quality this new luxury yacht presents to prospective suitors. From the sturdy, stylish silhouette, the glittering interior design, to the functional, watertight safety doors, and the utilitarian engine room, P/M has designed this cruiser to meet all the demands of the experienced voyager. And that’s exactly how the company planned it. Pacific Mariner is a relatively new builder, yet in less than 10 years has built an enviable reputation. Founded by the Edson family as recently as 1996, it is administered by Jack Edson and his partner John Seabeck. Until now, their 65 was the yacht of choice, designed and produced for quality and service. Special emphasis is placed on ease of operation – by the owners, no crew required – a challenge that is paramount at every design stage. Both the 65 and the new 85 meet that requirement. The top executives take a personal role in seeing each yacht through building and sea trials; Jack Edson captains the sea trials himself, testing every system in detail to ensure all equipment functions flawlessly. These standards are based on their own lifetime yachting experience, as well as continuing contact with their buyers. Customer rapport and input guides the production, striving toward top quality, luxury, performance and reliability.