Boats and Yachts

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-...
Azimut Yachts celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009 and launched some of its smartest motor-yacht designs to mark the occasion. The new Azimut 88 FLY makes excellent use of the exterior space, with...
Vicem’s 54 IPS, which made its debut in early 2010, combines the best of Vicem’s old-world craftsmanship with the latest in propulsion technology. The Turkish yacht builder has turned the art of...
Sportfishing aficionados would be forgiven if they confused Vicem's 57 SF with a salty battlewagon originating in the Carolinas. The 57, which made its U.S. debut in early 2010, looks very much like...
Sea Ray's new 540 Sundancer crosses the divide between boxy American boats and too-sleek Euro-cruisers with a body that is lithe but not too slender. It's a handsome-looking boat in profile and quite...
Sanlorenzo, one of Italy's oldest and most respected builders, was not exaggerating when it launched the SL 100 NEW in late 2009. Virtually everything is new about this performance yacht. Its sleek,...
Baia's 100-foot Mirage , launched late in 2009, is more akin to being in a fast-moving atrium than on a traditional express yacht. The immense glass windshield pours back along both sides of the hull...
Azimut applied similar design parameters from its 103S express yacht to the 72S, launched in November 2009, with good effect. Stefano Righini designed the exterior to have a flybridge that was...
Ferretti’s new 800, which will make its debut at Cannes 2010, has several features to distinguish itself from other yachts in its class. The flybridge design takes a page from larger megayachts by...
Who says expedition yachts have to be for expeditions? Azimut’s Magellano 74 , which was launched late 2009, broke the mold on the mini explorer yacht, which typically was a displacement-style...
Poland-based builder Sunreef has been experiencing a growth spurt since it began building luxury sailing catamarans five years ago. Sea Bass , delivered to American clients in summer 2009, is one of...
Cigarette Racing is the grand old dame of performance boats. The Miami-based builder has made something of a dramatic return to former glory with boats like its Grand Sport II, which made its debut...
Mochi Craft’s Dolphin 74 Cruiser , launched in spring 2010, is a new rendition of its original 74. The new Dolphin —you can see the similarity in the profile with the mammal—has a sprawling flybridge...
The Cigarette brand has made its reputation on speed, whether it's the performance cruising boats or sportfishing boats. But the new Top Fish Open , launched at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in 2009...
Bertram's 511, launched at the Miami boat show in February 2010, has an edgier look than previous Bertrams, with a sharper forefoot, full wraparound windshield, and wave-piercing hull. But the 511...
Bertram's new 80-foot flagship, which will debut in early summer 2010, was designed as a go-anywhere battlewagon that will work in a variety of climates. The sleek-looking 80, with the trademark...
Azimut’s new 38, launched in early 2010, is designed as an entrée to that Italian builder’s popular flybridge series. But the company didn’t compromise on features or construction. The layout was...
The Van Dutch 40, launched in September 2009, is an express cruiser with head-turning appeal. The deep hull, big wraparound windshield, and simple boxy transom came from the drawing board of naval...
The fourth of CRN's 43 maxi-yacht series, Sofico was designed to have the space of a yacht 20 feet longer, but without the extra responsibilities. The yacht was styled by CRN with interiors by Studio...
There is something unmistakable about a Wally yacht, whether it's the flat hull shape or spartan deck. Indio , a 100-foot yacht Wally launched in late 2009, certainly bears the Wally family...
Trinity's Blind Date , launched in summer 2009, is based on the Louisiana builder's popular 160-foot series. But the owner, a Manhattanite, wanted a larger master suite as well as more space on the...
Launched in summer 2009, Nena was Carlo Galeazzi's first reinterpretation of Cantieri di Pisa's Akhir series. Galeazzi made a dramatic and very stylish splash with Nena . Incorporating a long flat...
A popular brand among sportfishing enthusiasts, Cabo launched its largest-ever model in 2009. The Cabo 52 Flybridge, built on the same foundation as its 52 Express, was designed for blue-water...
Azimut's Leonardo 100 , launched in September 2009, lives up to its namesake by being talented in multiple areas. Its flybridge is well divided between the forward helm (for the captain) and aft sun...
The 450 Sundancer , released in late 2009, has the same lines and hardtop that the Sea Ray line is known for, but it also comes with a new Axius propulsion system. Axius allows owners to spin the...
The Predator series became the über-Predator with the launch of the 130-foot Evil Zana in September 2009. The long-awaited arrival of this sleek Sunseeker, which breaks design parameters for the...
The 122-foot Espresso , launched in the beginning of 2010, is the second in the Elegance 120 Raised Pilothouse series. The semi-custom motor yacht was made for Greek customers who will enjoy its 26-...
The fourth of Palmer Johnson's 135 series, Alfa Sea (formerly Cover Drive 2 ) was launched in May 2009 to great fanfare. The sleek performance yacht can reach a top speed of 30 knots but also has a...
Riela is the seventh of Perini Navi’s popular 56-meter series, designed by Ron Holland for the Italian shipyard. Holland’s mandate was to design a yacht that sailed well but in extreme comfort. Riela...
Toby , the first of Cerri’s 102 Flying Sport, made a big splash in late September 2009 when it was launched at the Cannes Boat Show. The sleek Italian express, with a zebra-like strip down the...

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