Boats and Yachts

Yachting journalists are often asked which charter yachts offer up the most equitable staterooms for those couples or families wanting to vacation with another group. Sailing with others on a yacht...
A stunning Riva Aquariva will be unveiled at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street in Manhattan on September 14 and will remain on display through October 16. Unlike the gleaming Rivas launched...
When it comes to getting the luxury yacht-charter experience right, Fraser Yachts is always at the...
As the heir apparent to a popular model, the new Azimut 64 maintains the best traits of the 62, while establishing new standards for flybridge design. The profile is certainly sportier than a...
The first of two luxury expedition vessels launched by McMullen & Wing in New Zealand, the 45-meter (147 feet) Big Fish promises to redefine the explorer yacht category while setting some new...
The 191-foot Baraka paved the way for the other four yachts in build at the two yards of Turkey’s Proteksan-Turquoise, taking the honors of first yacht launched in 2010. With naval architecture by...
Ancona, Italy-based CRN launched its fifth CRN 128 for a very private owner—so private that we are not allowed to mention the yacht’s name here. With exterior styling designed in conjunction with...
The 248-foot blue-hulled beauty (formerly named Scout ) was launched last year. Northern Star was designed for long-distance cruising, with a range of 6,000 nautical miles, and to be self-sufficient...
Noah’s Ark, arguably the world’s first expedition yacht, was built in Turkey. Yet despite this august heritage, the Turks have never been known as master shipbuilders. That could soon change: Vicem...
The 190-foot Royal Huisman Ethereal is one of the most environmentally friendly sailing superyachts to launch in the last few years. It boasts the first true hybrid engine on a sailing ship, a power...
Perini Navi’s Salute is the first yacht in the Italian shipbuilder’s highly successful 184-foot line to be designed as a sloop. While Perini’s ketch designs of this length have been somewhat staid,...
Palmer Johnson's Hokulani is the second build in Palmer Johnson’s 150 series, but the first to go into charter. The craft, replete with gold hull and black trim, turned heads when it sashayed onto...
The Trinity Destination Fox Harb’r Too takes its name from the award-winning Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa in Nova Scotia, with which the boat also shares its owner. Designer Patrick Knowles...
The 175-foot Feadship Hurricane Run is the first Feadship launched in 2009. The owner named the boat after a racehorse, just as he did with his two previous yachts, High Chaparral and Thunder Gulch...
Last December, Captain Paul Brackley stood on the sundeck of the Benetti St. Ekaterina watching the world’s top charter brokers inspect the recently completed 197-foot megayacht. Brackley had just...
Nautor's Swan, the king of the series sailboat, launched its new 60 in late 2009. The 60's interior is very light and minimalist, but the designers made sure that there were enormous amounts of...
Lord Norman Foster, the creative force behind Manhattan’s Hearst Tower, London’s City Hall, and a host of other highly acclaimed projects, is making a big splash with his most recent foray into yacht...
Low-riding with towering black sails that include a lion’s crest, the Yachting Developments Bristolian is representative of the new breed of fast, oceangoing superyachts from New Zealand. Bristolian...
Monte Carlo–based Wally is known for bold, futuristic powerboat and sailboat designs. The Wally Saudade , the company’s 148-foot flagship, further enhances this reputation with a hull design that...
Moonen's 124-foot Northlander , launched in the fall of 2009, evolved out of an earlier 120-foot model after an owner wanted to stretch his yacht. The displacement yacht was designed for private...
Naval architect Ron Holland has designed a craft that reaches a top speed of 18 mph—exceptional performance for a vessel this size. Selene’s water toys include a jet tender, two Waverunners, two...
The Tiara 5800 Sovran, priced at $1.85 million, meets the high standards of craftsmanship and seamanship for which Tiara has earned a reputation, while measuring 11 feet longer than any previous...
Maraya , which means "mirror" in Arabic, was launched by CRN in 2008. The 178-foot motor yacht is one of the Italian shipyard's crowning achievements, and it also marks the debut of interior designer...
Launched in 2009, Onyx is the second in Sanlorenzo's 40-meter series. The silver-metallic finish, stealth profile, and proliferation of black windows certainly makes a fashion statement for the 131-...
Benetti's Silver Angel , launched in late 2009, was designed as a world-cruising superyacht. Its unusually large displacement gives it the largest volume of interior space of any yacht in its class...
With its shiny silver hull and space-age helm chair, the Riva 63' Vertigo is a sleek creature indeed. The $3.5-million vessel, which occupies the middle of the Italian builder’s line of 15- to 115-...
The Wally 130, launched in summer 2009, shares the stylistic minimalism found on other Wally yachts, but performance was also designed into its DNA. The 130 was designed to be the fastest upwind...
Go , one of Feadship’s latest launches, will make its debut in summer 2010 for the charter season in the Caribbean. De Voogt Naval Architects designed the boat to be one of the largest, in terms of...
The 164-foot trinity motor yacht Mine Games made a splash in more ways than one in the Mediterranean this summer. As the yacht impresses viewers along the Côte d’Azur, its captain, J.D. Ducanes, and...
Viking, Bertram, and Hatteras comprise the triumvirate of American sportfishing boats. The competition between the three has been healthy for anglers, but Viking has taken a slight edge with its new...

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