Pied-a-Terre on the Sea

    Midnight Express, the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based maker of performance-based luxury sports yachts, has taken the idea of a pied-a-terre to sea with its newest boat. The 34-foot Pied-a-Mer is the ideal size for a weekend getaway or overnight trip: It has enough room to sleep two comfortably?plus bunk beds?without compromising outdoor space. The Pied-a-Mer’s greatest luxury, however, is its advanced fuel efficiency. A stepped-hull system allows for a lift in the front of the boat, creating speed with less drag through the water. Perfect for a weekend getaway, the made-to-order twin engine Pied-a-Mer has a top-speed of 60 mph, and prices start at $250,000. (www.midnightboats.com)

    ?Alexandra Foster

     

    Photo by James Lipman
    Find out how the V-8 stacks up against its V-12 stablemate…
    This race-adapted hybrid generates 86 more hp than its road-going counterpart…
    Porsche 918 Spyder
    See the winner and rankings, as well as exclusive photos and videos of all the cars...
    Caterham Bikes Carbon E-Bike, a brawny carbon-fiber-and-aluminum electric bicycle that looks like a...
    The Stingray is the seventh generation of the Corvette, a model that has been in production since...
    Photo by Mathieu Heurtault/Gooding & Company
    The annual Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction...
    Chevrolet brought its Corvette Stingray convertible to Palm Springs, a popular location for...
    Photo by Scott Williamson/www.photodesignstudios.com
    Stutz Motor Car of America, produced the Blackhawk from 1971 through 1987...
    Photo by Max Earey
    The new sedan generates 552 hp and 465 ft lbs of torque…
    Photo by Yakima Products Inc
    The company claims its rack is the most aerodynamic on the market…