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  1. The 182-foot Twizzle is a thoroughly modern De Vries–built Feadship with all the latest toys and a sundeck Jacuzzi. The contemporary theme continues unfettered from the boat’s angular profile to its...
  2. Candyscape, a 147-foot yacht built in 1994 by Benetti and now moored in Monaco, serves as an extravagant showcase for the style sense of its new owner, the London interior design firm Candy &...
  3. With its 180-foot Mia Elise, New Orleans–based Trinity Yachts has fired a shot across the bow of the European builders who traditionally have dominated the market for oceangoing luxury yachts. The...
  4. Nothing signals a builder’s intention to compete in the megayacht business like launching a 496-ton vessel. Since taking over the Bloemsma yard in 1997, Nico van Breeman has been expanding the Dutch...
  5. Using a baseball analogy to describe Benetti’s launching of the 183-foot Galaxy, the initial build from its new shipyard for custom yachts in Livorno, Italy, you could say the company hit the ball...
  6. When he took delivery of his second Blue Moon, a 165-footer, in 2000, Richard Duchossois had no doubt that he would be back for another: He loves the building process as much as he enjoys yachting...
  7. TAG Aviation, Cessna’s joint-venture partner in the CitationShares fractional-ownership program, also offers charter services, with more than 100 aircraft at over 50 locations throughout the world...
  8. In 1964, Clay Lacy was the first to fly a corporate jet, a Learjet 23, to the West Coast (from Learjet’s base in Wichita, Kan.). Forty-two years later, Lacy is still flying that plane, and his...
  9. Older companies are sometimes perceived as dinosaurs lumbering toward evolutionary dead ends, but Executive Jet Management, a charter operator established in 1964, shows no signs of taxiing in that...
  10. AEXJet has grown far beyond its home in the Rockies. Today, only 20 percent of its flights transit through Aspen, Colo., and the company’s core territory has expanded to include the entire...

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