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  1. It is the day before the 2006 Newport-to-Bermuda race, and any minute now we are going to cast off and put one of the racing yachts through its paces. But first, Enrico Chieffi, Italy’s two-time...
  2. To explore the Queen Charlotte Islands two years ago, Massachusetts businessman Bernie Blum had his 43-foot Cheoy Lee shipped overland from Florida to British Columbia. Blum then set his sights on...
  3. In 2003, the Italian boatbuilder Mochi Craft, part of the Ferretti Group ( www.ferrettigroupusa.com ), introduced an astonishing hybrid that combined elements of an American lobster boat with those...
  4. The accomplishments of Bavar­ian Motor Works–known better as BMW–become that much more impressive when you consider that some car companies struggle to produce a merely competent version of just one...
  5. In the early 1950s, automobile designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin began imagining a new sports car in his studio in Hollywood, Calif. He sold the design, which featured doors that flipped open sideways...
  6. BMW was first, in 1996, with its made-in-America Z3 roadster, which, powered by a 4-cylinder engine dribbling out 138 hp, required nearly 10 seconds to reach freeway speed limits. Get a ticket in a...
  7. Custom clothing may enable the wearer to express his unique sense of style, but of the more than 100 custom shirts that Louis Bershad orders each year, the ones he relishes most are distinguished by...
  8. An American Dream, Norman Mailer describes Las Vegas of 1965 as “a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of...
  9. Yossi Harari says he is a student of ancient Ottoman, Etruscan, and Hellenistic art, and those influences are readily apparent in his jewelry designs, including his new collection, Yossi Couture. The...
  10. Stanislas de Quercize, the recently appointed CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, must not be averse to risk. After all, he entrusted two young executives possessing minimal watchmaking experience to...

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