Boats and Yachts

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...
When designing the 248-foot Anastasia , Sam Sorgiovanni started belowdecks and worked upward. "The owners are very active people, and they wanted to focus on water sports," says the designer, whose...
Italian boatbuilder Azimut is venturing into deeper waters with a new series of Magellano expedition yachts (named, appropriately, after the world’s first circumnavigator, Ferdinand Magellan). The...
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 gray days of winter offer charter-yacht customers ample motivation to plan summer holidays in the Mediterranean. With June fast approaching, these sun worshippers are calling harbormasters from...
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...
Perini Navi—known for its graceful but highly technical sailing megayachts, like the 289-foot Maltese Falcon —is launching a stunning new line of motor yachts being designed by French naval architect...
Burger Boat has struck solid gold with its latest launch, Ingot . The 153-foot trideck yacht, the largest in Burger’s century-plus history, also represents an aesthetic triumph for the United States...
Before spending tens of millions of dollars on a new expedition yacht, Alex Dreyfoos, an MIT-educated engineer from Westchester County, N.Y., went to exceptional lengths to test a particular hull...
Roger Allard, his wife, Joan, and their 10-year-old daughter, Kimberly, have spent the last two years cruising leisurely around the South Pacific aboard New Paige , a Nordhavn 55 expedition yacht. "...
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,...
It was only a matter of weeks before Dale Maloney discovered that his Midnight Express 37 Open Fish lived up to its hard-charging pedigree. Maloney, by his own admission a sportfishing fanatic, had...
Italian boatbuilder Riva selected this month’s Cannes International Boat Show as the setting for the launch of the Riva 92' Duchessa ( www?.riva-yacht?.com ). The Duchessa model sports a distinctive...
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...
At the Crosby Yacht Yard on Cape Cod, Mass., berthed not far from John F. Kennedy’s wooden sloop, Victura , lies a Windsor Craft 36, an expertly crafted mahogany yacht with a classic Down East hull...
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...
During family gatherings at his hilltop vacation home on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Stew Leonard, a 78-year-old Connecticut businessman, likes to take his guests boating. With four...
During an interview last fall with 60 Minutes , Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins declined to put a price tag on the construction of his prized Maltese Falcon , the world’s largest, most...
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...
The Royal Huisman Meteor (+31.?527.24.3131, www.royalhuisman?.com ) , a 169-foot gaff schooner, features classic design inside and out. Naval architects Gerard Dijkstra and John G. Alden worked with...
One of the details that distinguishes the 184-foot sailing yacht Selene is fairly invisible—intentionally so. The experienced yachting couple who commissioned the $40 million Perini Navi ketch enjoy...

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