New & Noteworthy

With aggressive and easily identifiable designs, boats from Monaco-based Wally demand attention. The new Wally//One ( www.wally.com ) is no exception. Designed for use as a day boat or a megayacht...
Launched last September, the Frauscher 1017 GT ( www.frauscherboats.com ) is an exceptional racer that represents the pinnacle of performance and design from the 85-year-old Austrian shipyard. The 33...
With its flexible flybridge and countless other customizable features, the Azimut 45 (+39.011.93.161, www.azimutyachts.com ) is one of the most versatile yachts in its size range. The flybridge...
Tilli Antonelli, who founded the Pershing yacht company in 1981, made a splash last April with the debut of the inaugural model from his new brand, Wider. With the Wider 42, the industry veteran and...
Unlike its more classically shaped siblings, the Custom Line 100 (+39.0543.787511, www.customline-yacht.com ) , the first of which the Ferretti Group unveiled last July, features a sporty design with...
The Arcadia 115 (+39.0811.955.4898, www.arcadiayachts.it ) sports distinct but purposeful styling. The Italian shipyard constructs the 115-foot yacht’s deckhouse from solar-paneled glass, and windows...
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...
Pershing, a Ferretti Group subsidiary, may have moved away from the fast-and-furious powerboat market when it introduced the Pershing 108 (+39.0721.956211, www.pershing-yacht.com ) in July 2011, but...
Italian builder Tecnomar designed its new 120-foot planing yacht so that passengers could be as close as possible to the water. The Tecnomar Velvet 36 (+39.0585.50.62.1, www.tecnomar.com ) features a...
At 120 feet, the 120SL is the grandest vessel in the Azimut Grande series, a line of 100-plus-foot planing yachts with which the Azimut-Benetti Group bridges the gap between custom and semicustom...
The sleek and speedy Aifos (+39.0584.38191, www.cbinavi.com ) is a stunning new showpiece for the Italian yard CBI Navi, which the Fipa boatbuilding group acquired in 2005. The 164-foot yacht, which...
The dutch shipyard Heesen completed seven yachts in 2011, of which Quinta Essentia ( www.heesenyachts.nl ; available for charter through Nakhimov, www.nakhimov.com ) was the standout. Delivered last...
Galileo G (+39.0187.28371, www.perininavi.it ) is the second launch from the Vitruvius line of explorer yachts, which is a collaborative effort between naval architect Philippe Briand and Italian...
Delivered last August to longtime Benetti yacht owners, the 213-foot Seanna (+39.0584.3821, www.benettiyachts.it ; available for charter through Burgess, 212.223.0410, www.burgessyachts.com ) is a...
At 220 feet, sailing yacht Vertigo ( www.alloyyachts.co.nz ; available for charter through YCO, +37.793.501.212, www.ycoyacht.com ) is the largest build to date from New Zealand’s Alloy Yachts and...
Rossi Navi is not as well known as many of its yacht-building counterparts in Europe. But with the delivery of Numptia last July, the 30-year-old Italian yard emerged as an industry leader. The 230-...
The story behind Renovo ’s ( www.renovobikes.com ) wooden-framed road and mountain bikes is one of careful calculation and good fortune. Twenty years ago, the company’s founder, Ken Wheeler,...
Space is at a premium in London, relegating many establishments, spas included, to the dark and dank confines of the city’s basements. Not so at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, which...
Los Angeles’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air—a woodsy, storybook getaway complete with resident swans—has been the preferred city retreat of Hollywood royalty for 65 years. Now, after completing a two-year, $...
Spread across three basement-level floors of a new 15-story, 78-room hotel, Espa at the Istanbul Edition (+90.212.317.7700, www.editionhotels.com ) opened in March 2011 in the bustling residential...
High above the chaos that is Bangkok’s central business district, the Elemis Spa at the St. Regis Bangkok (+66.2.207.7777, www.stregis.com ) seems to float, heavenlike, in midair. Visitors enter the...
Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering a unique opportunity to experience three of the region’s hottest two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants—El Celler de Can Roca, Girona; Miramar, Llanca; and Les...
The Palace Hotel Tokyo reopened on May 17 after a three-year remodel. Located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district, less than 10 miles away from the Haneda international airport, the 51-year-old...
Ceramics and calligraphy—considered Japan’s most significant art mediums—traditionally have been male-dominated art forms, and only recently have women been allowed to pursue these areas of study and...
The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance , one of the most important West Coast collector car events on the calendar, is kicking off its 30th anniversary June 23 and 24 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach...
Noma—a leader in new Nordic cuisine and named the best restaurant in the world three years in a row by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants awards listing—is opening an outpost for 10 days inside...
Most businessmen have at least a dozen dress shirts, and some even admit to having more than 100. But, when it comes to putting their shirts, ties, and suits together, some men are at a loss. Shirt...
The largest buy-in poker tournament, with a $1 million entry fee, will take place July 1 to 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, Big One for One Drop , will be part...
Just in time for its 125th anniversary, Swiss chronograph specialist Eberhard & Co. has returned to the American market with a number of tempting pieces. Chief among these are special editions of...
Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red...

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