FrontRunners: Sea Fairer

    Rigid inflatable boats are known best for their utility in rescue or military missions. But for years Oak­land, Calif.–based Protec­tor has been offering comfortable models for recreational boaters. Its latest, the Protector Tauranga 38 (www.protectorboats.com), is its most inviting. Built in New Zea­land by Rayglass Boats, the 38 features twin cabin sleeping bunks, a stand-up head, and optional teak flooring, as well as a wave-cutting fiberglass hull and a heavy-duty inflatable collar. The optional triple 350 hp Yamaha engine configuration yields a 300-mile range and 60 mph top speed. Equipped with all the options, the 38 costs nearly $500,000.

    The seemingly outlandish design is actually being built…
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    The $1.2 million offshore powerboat can reach a top speed of 135 mph…
    The event saw several debuts from top yacht builders, including Azimut, Riva, Ferretti, and more…
    The 278-foot yacht features a full-size pool, an outdoor cinema, and enough stowage for a seaplane…
    The 125-foot yacht is the most environmentally friendly in its class...
    Beautiful, hand-finished wood detailing is found throughout the 147-foot megayacht…
    Photo by Marc Paris
    A song provides the spark for a Baglietto-built superyacht’s crisp and polished interior design...
    The 164-foot yacht has a sky lounge and a 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite…
    The new yacht has a reworked layout for the U.S. market…
    The seemingly outlandish design is actually being built…
    Features include a 25-foot-long swimming pool and a massive saloon with 20-foot-high ceilings…
    The $1.2 million offshore powerboat can reach a top speed of 135 mph…
    The event saw several debuts from top yacht builders, including Azimut, Riva, Ferretti, and more…
    The 278-foot yacht features a full-size pool, an outdoor cinema, and enough stowage for a seaplane…
    The 125-foot yacht is the most environmentally friendly in its class...
    Beautiful, hand-finished wood detailing is found throughout the 147-foot megayacht…
    Photo by Marc Paris
    A song provides the spark for a Baglietto-built superyacht’s crisp and polished interior design...
    The 164-foot yacht has a sky lounge and a 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite…
    The new yacht has a reworked layout for the U.S. market…