Boats and Yachts

Launched in 2007, Azimut’s red-hulled 103S paired the muscular lines of an open express with a flybridge and other features common to large yachts. By creating unbroken space between the cockpit and...
In February, 2010, Necker Belle became the first charter yacht in Sir Rich­ard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition collection, joining exclusive retreats such as Necker Island in the Caribbean. The...
Powerboat racing champion Jerry Gilbreath made a career out of designing, building, and racing speedboats that were faster than some supercars. But when it came to Jefe , said Gilbreath, “I wanted to...
Lürssen’s Northern Star has been described as an English country house on water. This genteel yacht, which Lürssen launched in August, 2009, has seemingly endless exterior deck space and interiors...
With a 35-knot top speed and clean exterior lines, the Leopard 43m looks and travels like a sporty, svelte cruiser. At the same time, its spacious flybridge and sleek, well-configured cabins—dressed...
Based on a 1928 transatlantic-race-winning yacht by the same name, the 180-foot schooner Elena entered the charter fleet of Monaco’s YCO Yachts in September, 2009. Spanish shipyard Factoría Naval...
Introduced in the 1950s, the Favorite line of cruisers from Dutch builder Mulder Shipyard still enjoys a cult following. Enthusiasts around the world gather on a regular basis to take to the water in...
As its name suggests, the Sanlorenzo SL100 NEW represents an all-new style for Italian builder Sanlorenzo. The company commissioned Dordoni Architetti—the Italian architecture firm known for its...
With its triangular hull and sharply angled windshield, the Wally 55 exemplifies Monaco-based Wally’s unconventional approach to yacht and powerboat design. But the 57-footer, which launched in...
Magnum Marine has nicknamed this model “Bestia,” the Italian word for beast. The Magnum 51, which launched September 2009, certainly lives up to its pet moniker. The 50-foot powerboat—the long-...
Italian builder Azimut Yachts united the performance and style of a sport cruiser with the roominess of a flybridge yacht when the Italian yard launched its Azimut Leonard 100 in October 2009, which...
The owner who commissioned Elandess from German builder Abeking & Rasmussen wanted a family-friendly boat, but one that would “push the boundaries even further than his first yacht,” says Dickie...
Perini Navi’s 184-foot aluminum-hull Riela is a ketch-rigged sailing yacht with a distinct style. The boat’s serene interior features Macassar ebony custom furniture, light teak flooring, and...
Owners of Trinity Yachts’ Blind Date met, appropriately enough, on a blind date 20 years ago. After chartering yachts for 10 years, the couple knew exactly what they wanted in a boat, including a...
With a stunning black hull and silver superstructure, Christensen Shipyards’ Odessa commands attention in marinas filled with large, white yachts. The July 2009 launch boasts sleeker lines than other...
Built at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Shipyard in Holland, the Trident offers charter guests a great deal of versatility. While the main salon serves as Trident’s primary gathering area, the lounge...
The shipyards of Italy’s Azimut Benetti Group regularly produce lavish yachts that measure well...
Sunny and 70 degrees marked the weather at this year’s Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami—and the mood was equally as bright. Held February 17 to 21, the show saw numerous boat launches, which...
The semicustom Benetti Class range just got bigger. In January, the Italian builder tested out the Crystal 140, the first hull of its new Crystal Series, which will be delivered to its owner in...
Recently delivered to its owners by Trinity Yachts, the 191-foot Carpe Diem was launched and sea-trialed at the tail end of 2010. This tri-deck aluminum motor yacht sports a Carol Williamson &...
Allied Marine, distributor for Ferretti Group brands in North America, opened its sixth storefront on the Brown & Howard Wharf in Newport, R.I., in January. Open year-round, the new location...
Although experienced yachtsman John Rosatti liked his last boat from Christensen Shipyards, Nice N’ Easy, he took the opportunity on his new, 162-foot vessel from the shipyard, Remember When, to make...
The Washington State–based Westport Yachts added another winner to its flagship 164 series. Built in composite, the semi-displacement trideck motor yacht Boardwalk tastefully carries on the torch...
A repeat client might wonder what could possibly differentiate this 164-foot (50-meter) motor yacht from the six other Trinity yachts that this enthusiast has owned in the past 10 years. “Mia Elise...
Mochi Craft’s new 74, launched at the Cannes show in September, marks a new chapter in the storied “Dolphin” line. The Mochi Craft flagship, designed by Brunello Acampora of Studio Victory Design, is...
The Wider 42 is a new style of yacht for those who not only love to be on the water, but in it as well. The 42 is the first in a trio of Wider models that will create a fresh category of yachts,...
J Craft, the Gotland, Sweden–based shipyard that builds surprisingly non-Swedish designs, debuted the J Craft Torpedo R at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The “R pack” designation refers to a...
The Feadship group escorted another beauty out of its De Vries shed in early October. The 207-foot (63-meter) Lady Britt wowed the crowd with its quintessential Feadship finesse. But one thing sets...
Hot on the heels of the August launch of Nobiskrug’s Jamaica Bay, the sublime 223-foot (68-meter) Sycara V debuted to the world at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Its sturdy exterior houses an...
Debuting at September’s Cannes Boat Show, the Delfino 93 relaunched Italian yachtbuilder Benetti’s Delfino line, a throwback to the sixties. The 1969 Genoa Trade Fair initially acted as stage to the...

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