Boats and Yachts

Baia's 100-foot Mirage , launched late in 2009, is more akin to being in a fast-moving atrium than on a traditional express yacht. The immense glass windshield pours back along both sides of the hull...
Sanlorenzo, one of Italy's oldest and most respected builders, was not exaggerating when it launched the SL 100 NEW in late 2009. Virtually everything is new about this performance yacht. Its sleek,...
Sea Ray's new 540 Sundancer crosses the divide between boxy American boats and too-sleek Euro-cruisers with a body that is lithe but not too slender. It's a handsome-looking boat in profile and quite...
The Van Dutch 40, launched in September 2009, is an express cruiser with head-turning appeal. The deep hull, big wraparound windshield, and simple boxy transom came from the drawing board of naval...
Cigarette Racing is the grand old dame of performance boats. The Miami-based builder has made something of a dramatic return to former glory with boats like its Grand Sport II, which made its debut...
Poland-based builder Sunreef has been experiencing a growth spurt since it began building luxury sailing catamarans five years ago. Sea Bass , delivered to American clients in summer 2009, is one of...
The fourth of CRN's 43 maxi-yacht series, Sofico was designed to have the space of a yacht 20 feet longer, but without the extra responsibilities. The yacht was styled by CRN with interiors by Studio...
Azimut Yachts celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009 and launched some of its smartest motor-yacht designs to mark the occasion. The new Azimut 88 FLY makes excellent use of the exterior space, with...
Sportfishing aficionados would be forgiven if they confused Vicem's 57 SF with a salty battlewagon originating in the Carolinas. The 57, which made its U.S. debut in early 2010, looks very much like...
Azimut’s new 38, launched in early 2010, is designed as an entrée to that Italian builder’s popular flybridge series. But the company didn’t compromise on features or construction. The layout was...
Vicem’s 54 IPS, which made its debut in early 2010, combines the best of Vicem’s old-world craftsmanship with the latest in propulsion technology. The Turkish yacht builder has turned the art of...
Phoebe , launched in late 2009, is the third of Moonen’s Fast Yacht Series, though it is five feet longer than its sister ships. Phoebe is built of lightweight Sealium, a strong and corrosion...
Oneness , the sixth yacht in Palmer Johnson's popular 150 Super Sport Yacht series, was launched in late 2009 along with sister ship Blue Ice . Both set sail for the Mediterranean, which gave the...
Harle , launched by Feadship's Royal Van Lent yard in 2007, is part of its F45 Vantage series, with a classic-looking displacement hull and five staterooms. The owner's office can also be converted...
Toby , the first of Cerri’s 102 Flying Sport, made a big splash in late September 2009 when it was launched at the Cannes Boat Show. The sleek Italian express, with a zebra-like strip down the...
Launched in summer 2009, Nena was Carlo Galeazzi's first reinterpretation of Cantieri di Pisa's Akhir series. Galeazzi made a dramatic and very stylish splash with Nena . Incorporating a long flat...
Launched in late 2009, Bliss is another techy sailing yacht from Yachting Developments. The beautiful black sloop, with an Ed Dubois-designed hull, was built for comfort and speed. It's the epitome...
A popular brand among sportfishing enthusiasts, Cabo launched its largest-ever model in 2009. The Cabo 52 Flybridge, built on the same foundation as its 52 Express, was designed for blue-water...
Riela is the seventh of Perini Navi’s popular 56-meter series, designed by Ron Holland for the Italian shipyard. Holland’s mandate was to design a yacht that sailed well but in extreme comfort. Riela...
The 122-foot Espresso , launched in the beginning of 2010, is the second in the Elegance 120 Raised Pilothouse series. The semi-custom motor yacht was made for Greek customers who will enjoy its 26-...
British motor yachts tend to be built for rough weather, and while Fairline’s Squadron 65 is certainly an intrepid design, it’s not a button-down boat. Perched on top the stylish blue hull is a...
This maiden launch from Tamsen Yachts in late 2009 was a home run. The 133-foot yacht was nominated for several design awards. The yacht not only looks sleek, but the wide 28-foot beam allowed the...
Azimut's Leonardo 100 , launched in September 2009, lives up to its namesake by being talented in multiple areas. Its flybridge is well divided between the forward helm (for the captain) and aft sun...
My Petra is the sixth semidisplacement yacht in Heesen's 4400 series. Longtime designer Frank Laupman created the sleek, elegant designs of the exterior as well as the subtle but lavish interior. It...
The 450 Sundancer , released in late 2009, has the same lines and hardtop that the Sea Ray line is known for, but it also comes with a new Axius propulsion system. Axius allows owners to spin the...
Westport's latest rendition of its popular 130-feet tri-deck motor yacht employs a smarter interior layout, more spacious decks, and other infrastructure changes. Miss Michelle , launched in 2009,...
The Predator series became the über-Predator with the launch of the 130-foot Evil Zana in September 2009. The long-awaited arrival of this sleek Sunseeker, which breaks design parameters for the...
A name like Flying Dagger builds up expectations, and Codecasa's midsummer 2009 launch does not disappoint. The 135-foot hull is painted a metallic anthracite gray, while the light gray...
Trinity's Blind Date , launched in summer 2009, is based on the Louisiana builder's popular 160-foot series. But the owner, a Manhattanite, wanted a larger master suite as well as more space on the...
The fourth of Palmer Johnson's 135 series, Alfa Sea (formerly Cover Drive 2 ) was launched in May 2009 to great fanfare. The sleek performance yacht can reach a top speed of 30 knots but also has a...

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