Boats and Yachts

Abu Dhabi Mar Group www.abudhabimar.com Yachts have always been the ultimate dream machines, able to transport owners to quaint seaside towns in Italy or secluded island coves in the Bahamas. Every...
Palmer Johnson shows no signs of slowing as it prepares to launch the PJ170. As the current economic slowdown becalms many yacht manufacturers, one U.S. shipyard is speeding ahead at full throttle...
If there were a royal line in the American yachting industry, Magnum Marine would surely have a legitimate claim to the throne. Three decades ago the South Florida company created a line of sleek,...
Next summer, the Italian yacht builder Pershing will launch the first boat in its 108-foot series. The Pershing 108 features an efficient, eco-friendly split-engine design that will let a captain...
The Riva 86 Domino ( www.riva-yacht.com ), which at press time was scheduled to debut at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show in September, illustrates the domino effect at work for the...
Oceanfast has been building motoryachts for 25 years, and its new 48-meter series yacht is a fresh departure for the Australian shipyard. Launched in June, the 131-foot yacht was designed for reduced...
With its Custom Line 124' ( www.customline-yacht.com )—124-foot semicustom yachts expected to debut next spring—the Italian shipyard Ferretti aims to offer a sense of community and privacy. The...
Lord Norman Foster, the creative force behind Manhattan’s Hearst Tower, London’s City Hall, and a host of other highly acclaimed projects, is making a big splash with his most recent foray into yacht...
The new 43-meter Nadara from Tecnomar has a sleek, stealthy look with its aggressively pointed bow and tiger-stripe black curves created by three unbroken levels of windows. The 131-foot Nadara is...
Designing a sailing superyacht can be infinitely more complicated than a motoryacht, particularly when it needs to cross oceans in comfort. Fitzroy Yachts has made a name for itself over the last...
Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard known for its fleet of colossal sailboats, has recently launched the latest in its 56-meter superyacht series by designer Ron Holland. The Riela, however, differs...
Noah’s Ark, arguably the world’s first expedition yacht, was built in Turkey. Yet despite this august heritage, the Turks have never been known as master shipbuilders. That could soon change: Vicem...
For most personal watercraft, buoyancy is a virtue. But the new $100,000 Cayago Magnum sinks by design. Propelled by an emission-free, battery-powered jet-stream engine, the Magnum can take divers to...
It may seem somewhat incongruous for a BMW Group–owned company, DesignworksUSA, to have styled the Bavaria Cruiser 55 —a yacht propelled by wind, not horsepower. But BMW has become linked with...
At 131 feet long, the new Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy ( www.sanlorenzoyacht.com ) would have been slowed by a hull made of fiberglass. So the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo—known for its fiberglass hulls—used...
Ppersonal submersibles are quickly becoming standard tenders in the luxury yachting world. The following manufacturers offer submersibles of various styles and capabilities. OCEAN PEARL : SEAmagine’s...
Inventor Graham Hawkes’ lifelong obsession with underwater flight leads him to create a winged two-person submersible. "I don’t think I’ll ever build a better sub," says Graham Hawkes a few days...
Like other personal-watercraft makers, Sea-Doo voluntarily limits the top speed of its machines to 65 mph. Still, the company’s latest top-of-the-line model—the $16,500 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255 —...
With the new Bertram 540 , deep-sea fishing excursions and weekend family getaways no longer have to be mutually exclusive. The 54-foot-long, $2.14 million yacht—built by the Miami-based fishing-boat...
Noah’s Ark, arguably the world’s first expedition yacht, was built in Turkey. Yet despite this august heritage, the Turks have never been known as master shipbuilders. That could soon change: Vicem...
Several years ago, a British businessman went looking for an older yacht to restore. He loved the classics from the early 20th century, and as a self-described "boat nut" he relished the thought of...
RoMa, a recent launch from Viareggio Superyachts, allows 12 fortunate guests to roam in comfort across the 62-meter (203-ft.) quad-deck hull. Based on Espen Oeino’s design, the Italian shipyard...
Oceanco’s shipyard in the Netherlands is known for producing some of the most creative custom superyachts around the world. The firm’s 82-meter (269-foot) Alfa Nero, launched in 2007, won the coveted...
The moment tom perkins first took the helm of Maltese Falcon marked the culmination of his quest to create a new breed of mechanically sophisticated sailing superyachts. In 1999, Perkins—a venture...
With its black hull and desert sand–colored deck, the Riva 68' Ego Super ( www.riva-yacht.com ) made quite a statement amid the comparatively conservative flotilla of yachts at the Miami...
Palmer Johnson, once the most traditional of yacht builders, bet its future on the sport yacht design in 2002. Its market moved from American owners, many of whom preferred the stacked-wedding-cake...
The new Back Cove 37 has the same rugged, handsome looks of its smaller siblings, but the twin-stateroom layout makes it a comfortable cruiser. Sabre, the long-established sailboat and motoryacht...
Hunt Yachts, which can trace its pedigree back to the first modern deep-V hull in the early 1960s, has engineered a leap forward with its new 52. Its first model, christened Godspeed, was launched 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...
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...

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