Boats and Yachts

This stunning design by Luca Brenta, with its gunmetal-gray hull and beige teak decks, is a portend of future sailboat design. The 100-foot Chrisco is certainly a sign of boats to come for builder...
Phoebe , launched in late 2009, is the third of Moonen’s Fast Yacht Series, though it is five feet longer than its sister ships. Phoebe is built of lightweight Sealium, a strong and corrosion...
Oneness , the sixth yacht in Palmer Johnson's popular 150 Super Sport Yacht series, was launched in late 2009 along with sister ship Blue Ice . Both set sail for the Mediterranean, which gave the...
Harle , launched by Feadship's Royal Van Lent yard in 2007, is part of its F45 Vantage series, with a classic-looking displacement hull and five staterooms. The owner's office can also be converted...
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...
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...
Launched in late 2009, Bliss is another techy sailing yacht from Yachting Developments. The beautiful black sloop, with an Ed Dubois-designed hull, was built for comfort and speed. It's the epitome...
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...
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...
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-...
British motor yachts tend to be built for rough weather, and while Fairline’s Squadron 65 is certainly an intrepid design, it’s not a button-down boat. Perched on top the stylish blue hull is a...
This maiden launch from Tamsen Yachts in late 2009 was a home run. The 133-foot yacht was nominated for several design awards. The yacht not only looks sleek, but the wide 28-foot beam allowed the...
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...
My Petra is the sixth semidisplacement yacht in Heesen's 4400 series. Longtime designer Frank Laupman created the sleek, elegant designs of the exterior as well as the subtle but lavish interior. It...
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...
Westport's latest rendition of its popular 130-feet tri-deck motor yacht employs a smarter interior layout, more spacious decks, and other infrastructure changes. Miss Michelle , launched in 2009,...
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...
A name like Flying Dagger builds up expectations, and Codecasa's midsummer 2009 launch does not disappoint. The 135-foot hull is painted a metallic anthracite gray, while the light gray...
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...
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...
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...
Fitzroy launched Salperton IV last year following the success of Salperton III . The Ed Dubois-designed boat, designed to be a fast cruising yacht, can reach 25 knots and is designed to travel long...
Hanuman , the most recent launch from Royal Huisman, is based on the famed J-boat of the 1930s. The owner, who has previously owned two other yachts built by the Dutch yard, wanted original details...
Able to reach 29 knots, 135-foot Blink is aptly named. Launched in 2009, the yacht is the second of the Akhir 135 Flybridge Series built by Cantieri di Pisa in Italy. The super-sleek profile by Carlo...
Launched in 2009, Katya looks like a sleek motor yacht, but it is designed to cross oceans. The fifth of Delta Marine's proven full-displacement hull design, the 151-foot yacht is a product of the...
Living up to its name, Leo Fun was designed by Paolo Caliari for up to 12 guests to enjoy spacious outdoor and large interior areas. Caliari made good use of the oversize outer decks, incorporating a...
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...

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