Boats and Yachts

Christensen Yachts has made quite a name for itself over the last decade with the yachts in its distinctive Custom Series. For example, Casino Royale, the Washington shipyard’s most notable launch in...
As the price of a barrel of oil fell from last year’s high of $150 to about $40 earlier this year, the demand for hybrids dropped. But the supply of hybrid vehicles is stronger than ever, and one of...
Tiara Yachts has a tradition of using the name Crown Jewel for the first hull it launches in a new series. While the builder is highly respected for its sturdy, meticulously built boats, its earlier...
Perfect Pedigree When building a yacht, making the right choices early in the process can add significant value to your boat. Pedigree is a concept that applies to a royal family or even a...
Fraser Yachts has unveiled a one-of-a-kind creation: the 169-foot Hollander, a hybrid motoryacht featuring a futuristic take on a timeless design. Constructed using lightweight aluminum, the design...
Sunseeker yacht builder has created a service designed to take the stress out of owning and maintaining a superyacht. Sunseeker Superyacht Management, a new program created by the motoryacht company...
Viking is a favorite American yacht brand among the diehard sportfisherman known to take off on hundred-mile trips seeking blue marlin or yellow tuna. But the company also sells its convertibles to...
One doesn’t generally think of Poland as a hotbed of yacht building. But Sunreef, which manufactures large power and sailing catamarans, is the exception. The shipyard’s owners are French, and if...
Most yachtsmen consider a mahogany boat a collector’s item: quaint-looking runabouts that require constant coats of varnish. But Vicem, the Turkish shipyard that has brought a new level of wood to...
Ethereal, the 190-foot sailing superyacht built by Royal Huisman Shipyard, is arguably the greenest yacht on the high seas. Created by Ron Holland Design, it has an advanced hybrid engine that relies...
Sanlorenzo is not a hugely familiar name among U.S. yacht owners, but its shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, has been building distinctive custom yachts for a half century. The recently launched SD122,...
Bertram Yachts has the answer to the age-old question of what to get the man who has everything. The Miami-based company is offering the opportunity to participate in the 2009 World Sailfish...
The Monaco-based Wally yacht company is best known for its futuristic, some would say quasi-militaristic, designs. The Wally 118, for instance, looks like a yacht out of a science fiction movie. Its...
Imagine a charming yet modern villa with space for 20?but it’s at sea. The Altura 840 is the latest long-distance cruiser from Ferretti Yachts. She has a sleek hull with large windows in both the...
Apreamare’s new 82 Maestro combines the nautical heritage of the 150-year-old shipyard with a modern Italian interior. Unveiled at the Cannes boat show in September, the Italian shipyard maintained a...
The sleeker, more contemporary Custom Line 112 NEXT is a significant departure from the Italian shipyard’s previous-generation 112. Launched at the Monaco yacht show in September, the stylish new...
The first DeBirs 100 Sports Yacht, launched at Cannes in early September, gained instant fanfare for the shipyard based in Alexandria, Egypt. The DeBirs name is actually a highly respected Dutch yard...
Haute couture will soon become part of one of the racing world’s most famous luxury yachts: Bespoke yacht broker Weyves Yachts has sealed a partnership with fashion and perfume designer Thierry...
The new 163-foot Casino Royale, unveiled in July, pushed the Christensen shipyard to its limits. “The boat’s owners have thirty-plus years of experience building different yachts,” said Joe Foggia,...
Making its debut in June, the new Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht is a fresh departure for the legendary North Carolina builder of motoryachts and sportsfishermen. Priced under $2 million, its entry-level 56...
The 41 Super Leggera, the most recent launch from performance builder Outerlimits, reproduces the superior handling and blistering speed of the company’s latest world championship race boat. The...
Maraya, the 164-foot custom motoryacht recently launched by CRN, is a breakthrough design for the Italian shipyard. The steel-hulled yacht has a contemporary, sleek profile with innovative designs...
The Pershing 64, launched recently in Milan, is the latest nautical fashion statement from an Italian builder known for introducing bold designs to the performance boating segment. The express yacht...
The M/Y Sensation, Fraser Yacht’s newly finished 164-foot charter boat, is designed for luxury cruising. It features a vista lounge with two large semi-circular sofas and a grand piano, a spiral...
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 fiberglass boats over the years, but I’ve never...
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 catwalks, carrying planks and tools and loops of...
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 September 2005, dazzled with its speed and aggressive-...
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 family company continued to introduce technical...
A premium membership in the invitation-only yachting club Private Sea. The membership includes first right of refusal on chartering the next five additions to the club’s fleet. An optional 12-day...
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 boats have gathered a good head of speed, and as...

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