FrontRunners: Steeped in History

    Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark—the world’s only remaining tea clipper—has attracted more than 15 million visitors. Last fall, maritime conservationists launched a $49 million restoration of the 137-year-old ship, a project the Cutty Sark Trust (www.cuttysark.org.uk) says will repair its wrought-iron frame, replace worn timber planking, and add an auditorium that will seat 80 people. The vessel will reopen late next year.

    Beautiful, hand-finished wood detailing is found throughout the 147-foot megayacht…
    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…
    Photo by Emilio Bianchi
    The ship’s interiors were conceived by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat…
    Photo by Jeff Brown
    The 141-foot yacht uses both diesel and electric motors…
    Marc Paris
    Designed for traveling to far-flung destinations, Perini Navi’s Exuma is doing just that this year...
    Alberto Cocchi
    At the annual boat show in Cannes last September, the 64-foot Dominator 640 won two World Yacht...
    Image courtesy of Jan Petter Lehne
    Thanks to an abundance of exterior space, the Canados 108 feels much larger than 108 feet...
    The 476-foot concept is equipped with nearly every amenity imaginable…
    The new submersible is the company’s most compact model yet…