Boats and Yachts

When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis...
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters. The material, bonded with epoxy resin, pre­...
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...
By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon , the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist...
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a...
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I. ( www.friendshipyachtcompany...
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet...
Venus Rising In the 1880s, in Sarnico, Italy, Ernesto Riva became the first boatbuilder to fit...
Something about this Pershing 90 is different. The original 90, a black and silver convergence of a...
Midway through the race, five yachts— Viriella , Sei Tu 2 , OPS 5 , Flying Dragon , and Charis —...
A premium membership in the invitation-only yachting club Private Sea. The membership includes...
With the widest beam (19 feet, 6 inches), shallowest draft (4 feet, 10 in­ches), and largest fuel...
A fine Italian builder with a long history of producing fast patrol boats, Cantieri Navali...
Candyscape, a 147-foot yacht built in 1994 by Benetti and now moored in Monaco, serves as an...
Using a baseball analogy to describe Benetti’s launching of the 183-foot Galaxy, the initial build...
Sherakhan is enjoying the type of retirement many of us hope for: She looks better than ever, and...
About a decade ago, a California entrepreneur took delivery of a 170-foot Feadship and named her...
Designers Stefano Righini and Carlo Galeazzi have conceived the Azimut 105 as a roomy, elegant...
When Italian real estate entrepreneur Salvatore D’Agostino failed to find a suitably large upgrade...
The folks at Fairline apparently have decided that if they cannot beat them, they should join them...
Nothing signals a builder’s intention to compete in the megayacht business like launching a 496-ton...
While inventing new motor yachts, fulfilling orders for its 80-foot sailing vessels, and creating...
Naval architect Luca Brenta calls Ghost an “ocean runner,” a term he uses to describe a very fast...
To create more U.S.-friendly boats, Ferretti Group, the in­ternational boatbuilding consortium that...
While most Italian small-yacht build­ers have ignored America’s love affair with the retro styling...

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