Best of the Best 2012: Semicustom Megayachts: Danish Yachts AeroCruiser 38

With a striking design from Espen Øino International, the 125-foot Danish Yachts AeroCruiser 38 (+45.9845.4200, www.danishyachts.com) might be the most cutting-edge semicustom yacht. Launched in April 2011, the first AeroCruiser 38, christened Shooting Star, features a carbon-fiber hull and superstructure, making the yacht extremely light for its size—and extremely fast. It achieves a top speed of 47.8 knots. Shooting Star accommodates as many as seven passengers in a refined Scandinavian-influenced interior, replete with sleek, contemporary lines; custom furniture; teak and maple woods; and light-toned fabrics. Among the interior highlights are the main salon’s large retractable sunroof and the Bang & Olufsen audio and video equipment that includes a large rotating TV. The main salon opens completely to the aft deck, which offers a 10-seat dining table, a sizable sun bed, and dual staircases leading to the stern’s swim platform. The yacht’s garage has sufficient room for a 12-foot tender.

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Photograph by Jeff Brown at Breed Media
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The new club features an expanded pool, more menu options, and a new lounge...
Photograph by Jeff Brown at Breed Media
The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...