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Boats and Yachts

Photograph by Cory Silken/www.corysilken.com
In a sailboat race this September, a 76-foot sloop called White Wings crossed the finish line...
Each October, virtually every boat manufacturer in the world comes to southeastern Florida. The...
Noah’s ark, it could be argued, was the first gigantic yacht, although undoubtedly its amenities,...
Photograph by Billy Black/Sabre Yachts
In mid-march, during the 20th Maine Boatbuilders Show, a late-winter storm pummeled the Maine coast...
"Man overboard!” Electrified, the crew members leap into action. On this blustery March day in the...
“The most useful tool for any designer is the eraser,” French designer Philippe Briand has said,...
Photograph by Klaus Jordan
The crash of hammers, the clang of metal on metal, and the crackle of welding torches are among...
Producing unusual designs is not an uncommon practice for Italy’s Azimut Yachts and its founder and...
Wining always matters, of course, but yacht crews will not focus exclusively on victory at the...
After Christensen Shipyards introduced its Custom Series in 2001 with a 155-foot motor yacht,...
Pershing 90 With these boats,” Tilli Antonelli says of the sport craft from Pershing, the company...
Westport 164 Vango Westport shipyard’s Vango is the first of its 164-foot series and the first...
As impressive as helicopter pads might look in brochures, charter guests seldom require them...
Photograph by Onne Van Der Wal
The 105-foot Royal Huisman Gliss (207.646.9504, www.royalhuisman.nl ), designed by Philippe Briand...
Considerable out-of-the-box thinking went into the Lazzara 75 LSX Quad (813.835.5300, www...
Photography by Giuliano Sargentini & Emilio Bianchi
Perini Navi Maltese Falcon With her nearly 200-foot-tall masts, the 289-foot Perini Navi Maltese...
The 220-foot Nobiskrug Triple Seven (+49.4331.207.221, www.nobiskrug.com ) is an astonishing boat,...
Kogo Luxury yachts, though custom-built, often are decorated with neutral tones and designed with...
Benetti Ambrosia III The 213-foot Ambrosia III , completed last May, is the most technologically...
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters. The material, bonded with epoxy resin, pre­...
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form...
A sailfish ( Istiophorus platypterus ) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its...
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis...
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his...
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling...
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images. But in boating...
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with...
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts ( www.outerreefyachts.com ) of Fort...
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant...
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s...

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