On clear nights, say the inhabitants of Crinan, a village in southwestern Scotland, you can hear bagpipe music drifting across the bay fro
In mid-march, during the 20th Maine Boatbuilders Show, a late-winter storm
pummeled the Maine coast.
Noah’s ark, it could be argued,
was the first gigantic yacht, although undoubtedly its amenities, while suitable
for most o
Each October, virtually every
boat manufacturer in the world comes to southeastern Florida.
"Man overboard!” Electrified, the crew members leap into action.
“The most useful tool for any designer is the eraser,” French designer Philippe Briand has said, and he has taken that minimalist philosophy
The crash of hammers, the clang of metal on metal, and the crackle of welding torches are among Peter Lürssen’s earliest memories.
Producing unusual designs is not an uncommon practice for Italy’s Azimut Yachts and its founder and chairman, Paolo Vitelli.
Wining always matters, of course, but yacht crews will not focus exclusively on victory at the fifth annual Newport Bucket Regatta
The 105-foot Royal Huisman Gliss (207.646.9504, www.royalh
Benetti Ambrosia III
The 220-foot Nobiskrug Triple Seven (+49.4331.207.221, www.n
Westport 164 Vango
After Christensen Shipyards introduced its Custom Series in 2001 with a 155-foot motor yacht, customers responded with requests for grande
Perini Navi Maltese Falcon
As impressive as helicopter pads might look in brochures, charter guests seldom require them.
Considerable out-of-the-box thinking went into the Lazzara 75 LSX Quad (813.835.5300,
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits—a
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working o
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters.
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this di
A sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its large dorsal fin (from which it
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images.
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with these since I was a kid,” he murmurs.
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts (www.outerreefyachts
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s R
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark—t