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Best of the Best 2007: Charter Yachts
As impressive as helicopter pads might look in brochures, charter guests seldom require them. Therefore, when the owners of the 234-foot Feadship...
Best of the Best 2007: Production Yachts
Considerable out-of-the-box thinking went into the Lazzara 75 LSX Quad (813.835.5300, www.lazzarayachts.com ). In a unique configuration, four Volvo...
Best of the Best 2007: Semicustom Megayachts
After Christensen Shipyards introduced its Custom Series in 2001 with a 155-foot motor yacht, customers responded with requests for grander spaces...
Best of the Best 2007: Sailing Yachts: Perini Navi Maltese Falcon
Perini Navi Maltese Falcon With her nearly 200-foot-tall masts, the 289-foot Perini Navi Maltese Falcon calls to mind a skyscraper sprung loose on...
Best of the Best 2007: Production Yachts: Pershing 90
Pershing 90 With these boats,” Tilli Antonelli says of the sport craft from Pershing, the company he cofounded in the mid-1980s, “one must show off a...
Best of the Best 2007: Semicustom Megayachts: Westport 164 Vango
Westport 164 Vango Westport shipyard’s Vango is the first of its 164-foot series and the first composite production yacht of its size ever built...
Best of the Best 2007: Sailing Yachts
The 105-foot Royal Huisman Gliss (207.646.9504, www.royalhuisman.nl ), designed by Philippe Briand, is a sleek, modern sailing yacht with an eye-...
Best of the Best 2007: Custom Megayachts
The 220-foot Nobiskrug Triple Seven (+49.4331.207.221, www.nobiskrug.com ) is an astonishing boat, especially considering that the German commercial...
Boating: Fearless Factor
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this dictum...
Wings & Water: Rugged Good Looks
A sailfish ( Istiophorus platypterus ) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its large dorsal fin (from which it derives its name)...
Wings & Water: Rugged Good Looks: The One That Almost Got Away
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits —appropriate enough...
FrontRunners: Shooting Star
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters. The material, bonded with epoxy resin, presents a significant alternative to fiberglass,...
Wings & Water: Rugged Good Looks: Mega Maestro
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working on the...
Boating: Maine Event
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images. But in boating parlance, it refers to the deeply satisfying...
Wings & Water: First Loves: Ferry Tale
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around Lake Tahoe in...
Wings & Water: First Loves
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. “I’ve owned...
Boating: Military Might
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s Rodriquez...
FrontRunners: Space Ship
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts ( www.outerreefyachts.com ) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., debuted its most spacious vessel...
FrontRunners: Steeped in History
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark —the world’s only remaining...
Boating: Testing the Waters
By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon , the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist Richard Duchossois, is an extravagant vessel. The $90...
Wings & Water: Damn the Torpedoes
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a house. They mount ladders and clatter across metal...
Icons & Innovators: Ferretti: Italian Armada
Something about this Pershing 90 is different. The original 90, a black and silver convergence of a speedboat and a luxury yacht that debuted in...
Icons & Innovators: Ferretti: Royal Couple
Venus Rising In the 1880s, in Sarnico, Italy, Ernesto Riva became the first boatbuilder to fit piston engines to boats. As the years passed, the Riva...
FrontRunners: Growing Friendship
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I. ( www.friendshipyachtcompany.com ), says that he created the Friendship 53 to...
Boating: In from the Cold
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet spacecraft returning from their missions landed...
Sea and Sardinia
Midway through the race, five yachts— Viriella , Sei Tu 2 , OPS 5 , Flying Dragon , and Charis —converge on the same buoy. The wind is light, but the...
21 Ultimate Gifts: Southern Comfort
A premium membership in the invitation-only yachting club Private Sea. The membership includes first right of refusal on chartering the next five...
Best Of The Best 2006: United Nations
What do you get when you combine the talents of an Italian yacht builder, a French designer, and a Kiwi naval architect? A performance sailboat...
Best Of The Best 2006: Space Ship
With the widest beam (19 feet, 6 inches), shallowest draft (4 feet, 10 inches), and largest fuel capacity (1,950 gallons) in its class, the Hatteras...
Best Of The Best 2006: Classic Cruiser
Fast and fashionable, the Australian-built semiopen Warren S87 offers a true cruising experience in exchange for the loss of a few sun pads. The $5.9...
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