Nero

    When asked once about the prices of his famous Corsair yachts, American financier J.P. Morgan reportedly answered, "If you have to ask, you can’t afford it." Nearly a century later another visionary businessman has recaptured the priceless majesty of Morgan’s Corsair vessels in the Corsair Yachts' Nero, a 295-foot passion project that combines the classic style of Morgan’s boats with 21st-century technology. Roughly eight years ago, the owner knew he wanted to build a unique yacht, but he could not find a yard willing to bend to his vision. Finally he struck a deal with Yantai Raffles, a Chinese builder of tugs, barges, and oil rigs, to assist in constructing the boat the way he wanted it. He also founded his own company, sentimentally named Corsair Yachts, on the premises of the Yantai Raffles shipyard, to oversee and execute much of the build. In 2008 his newly launched Nero took the yachting world by storm. It now charters through Burgess Yachts at a weekly base rate of about $431,000.

    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...
    The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...
    The sailing yacht will be built from materials that increase its rigidity while reducing its weight…