Boats and Yachts

Wally continues to break design parameters with its 55 Power , launched in September 2009. It follows a similar design of the Wally 118, with its minimalist styling. The gargantuan cockpit can be...
Whether as a primary fishing boat or tender, there is nothing like a Boston Whaler. Its new 370 Outrage , the largest Whaler ever, employs triple 300-hp Verado outboards to hit a top speed of nearly...
Blind Date is arguably one of the most impressive yachts by Dutch builder Heesen Yachts. The 153-foot motor yacht's exterior was designed by Heesen Yachts and Frank Laupman, and the interior was done...
Oceanco has always been known for its original custom builds. Vibrant Curiosity , launched in April 2009, is not as extravagant as some recent Oceanco designs. But the 280-foot superyacht is...
Called the bestia or beast, this new red-hulled Magnum was launched in late 2009. The boat, using Magnum's solid construction, has posted top speeds of 74 mph with its twin 1800-hp MTU engines mated...
This voluminous vessel, which can accommodate as many as 12 guests, has the kind of salon you might find in a 120-footer. The seating there includes two oversize sofas and four large chairs, enough...
Slipstream is the sister ship to Cloud 9 both of which were designed by Andrew Winch and share the same ship-like hull (though Slipstream 's is black as opposed to Cloud 9 's blue) and classic-but-...
The 240-foot Hanseatic Marine Rabdan (formerly Silver ) offers luxury, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The yacht, the world’s longest private aluminum vessel, was launched in 2007. It is very light for...
The 160-foot Odessa, launched in the summer of 2009, was a milestone for Christensen Yachts. The sleek black hull and silver-gray superstructure makes quite a nautical fashion statement, but the...
The Austal shipyard in Western Australia builds a number of ferries, combat vessels, and patrol boats. Predictably, its 193-foot, fiberglass-composite Outback is a sturdy craft and fast as well, with...
The proprietors of the 125-foot Hakvoort Perle Bleue previously owned the 148-foot Hakvoort Campbell Bay . Although the owners downsized, they did not have to sacrifice the bigger-boat features to...
From its Edwardian-influenced interior to its wide teak deck planks, Meteor harks back to the age of sail while making the most of modern technology and materials. For example, Rondal, Royal Huisman’...
This yacht is built of aluminum alloy, which has a reputation for being strong and dent resistant—thus contributing to safety at sea. Inside Information: This yacht’s owner changed the traditional...
With a reported top speed of 44 knots, this sexy Pershing 90 makes good on what the Pershing brand is known for: being fast and fabulous. One recent launch, Peter K , is available for charter. Inside...
The second-largest Feadship ever built, this yacht underwent a refit in 2006 that included maximizing the outdoor decks for guest use. Utopia was sold in March 2009 for an undisclosed amount. Inside...
This yacht turns heads not just for its beauty but also for its unique propulsion system. It's driven by diesel-electric power, a system more common onboard larger commercial vessels than...
The owner of Gliss , who is Swiss, describes her as the maritime equivalent of the car racing world’s GT: She provides long-distance capabilities and high-performance cruising and racing abilities in...
This is the first yacht in the builder’s line of 121-footers—and at the time of its launch was the largest semicustom yacht ever built in the United Kingdom. Inside Information: A college student who...
This vessel was the first major motor yacht design by Tony Castro, who is well-known for luxury sailing yacht creations. Inside Information: The yacht’s owner has been boating for nearly two decades...
Ghost is a lightweight, high-performance yacht the metallic-gray hull paint of which is unique on the world’s waters. Vitters Shipyard says that Ghost is the most challenging lightweight composite...
Many experts say this vessel represents the future of sailing yacht construction with its single, desk-size, push-button panel that controls all 25,800 square feet of material on the 15 sails—...
This motor yacht is powered by the innovative Volvo Penta IPS drives, the first major new propulsion system in the marine industry in more than a decade. Inside Information: Dick Lazzara likes to...
Delivered in 2007, this 180-foot yacht is the fourth Trinity built for the same owner. The yacht is unique because of her size, which made her the first large steel-hulled, full displacement yacht...
This refitted 1965 vessel was completely gutted and relaunched in 2005 to take advantage of charter market trends toward supersize yachts for parties larger than 12 guests. Inside Information: The...
This is one of two yachts the American owners built simultaneously, with Linda Lou in Germany and the 157-foot Lady Linda in the United States.
Rumored to be the fastest Perini Navi ever launched, Parsifal III is also unique in terms of styling, with a contemporary interior that includes movable circular seating in the main salon.
This yacht is an update of the 44-foot Midnight Lace from the late 1970s, a creation that helped designer Tom Fexas become a household name in the marine industry. Inside Information: Sadly, Fexas...
This was the first motor yacht to feature a new, retractable, top-deck awning system that Feadship designed to help limit guest exposure to the sun. Inside Information: This yacht’s original name in...
Built as a sister ship to the identical Annaliesse , this yacht is the only one of the two still available for charter today. Inside Information: It’s reported that Alysia can command as high as $840...
This sister ship to the fast Perinis, Burrasca and Santa Maria , Rosehearty is expected to achieve the same 16 knots under sail that each of those yachts boasts—and perhaps more, since she is home to...

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