Boats and Yachts

Debuting at the European boat shows this past fall was the Absolute Yachts Fly series ( www.absoluteyachts.com ), the first flybridge models from the 9-year-old Italian builder. The inaugural...
Following in the footsteps of the successful Predator 130, Sunseeker’s newly launched 115 carries on the unmistakable look of the Predator series with aggressive lines and a sharp, long bow. This...
The Frauscher 717 GT evokes the styling of gentlemen’s runabouts of the late 1920s, when Frauscher first opened its shipyard on the banks of Austria’s Lake Traunsee. But the vessel, which launched in...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In the past decade, Benetti has produced more than 100 yachts longer than 80 feet, amassing a total footage that easily bests the output of any other builder. This disparity should only increase in...
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...
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...
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...
The shipyards of Italy’s Azimut Benetti Group regularly produce lavish yachts that measure well...
Skipper Peter Holmberg sprung catlike between the twin helms of Sojana, his boat shoes squeaking on the sailing yacht’s deck as he rushed back and forth with each tack and jibe. Gripping one of the...
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...
LVMH’s impressive stable of luxury brands includes, among others, fashion labels Louis Vuitton and Givenchy; Champagne houses Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot; and the Royal Van Lent shipyard,...
The new 44-foot sport cruiser from Azimut Benetti Group–owned Atlantis allows passengers to enjoy the more pleasant natural elements while it protects them from the harsher ones. The cockpit and...
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...
Evolved from the 4-year-old 51 Power, the new Maxi Dolphin MD53 Power ( www.maxidolphin.it ) is as sleek, durable, and accommodating to customization as its forerunner. The hull features indented air...
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...

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