Boats and Yachts

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 141-foot, $33 million Emerald Star is hull number one in the CRN 43-Meter Series (+39.71. 5011.111, www.crn-yacht.com ) , which is already backlogged well into 2012. CRN, part of the Ferretti...
The 171-foot Deniki is the first yacht in the new 171 Limited Editions series from Holland’s Amels yard. In keeping with the relatively speedy construction possible with a semicustom build, the...
The proprietors of the 125-foot Hakvoort Perle Bleue (+31.299.651403, www.hakvoort.com ) previously owned the 148-foot Hakvoort Campbell Bay . Although the owners downsized, they did not have to...
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...
The 223-foot motor yacht Kismet , from the Lürssen Yachts shipyard in Germany, holds far more than the standard main salon and guest-cabin layout: Her spaces include a disco, a steam room, a massage...
When boatbuilders use the term semicustom , they generally refer to a choice of interior decor options and possibly some predetermined layouts. A new 116-foot yacht from Lazzara takes this concept a...
With its shiny silver hull and space-age helm chair, the Riva 63' Vertigo is a sleek creature indeed. The $3.5 million vessel, which occupies the middle of the Italian builder’s line of 15- to 115-...
Go-anywhere, do-anything, expedition-style motor yachts are available for charter, but few cruise beyond the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas. An exception is the 111-foot Alloy VvS1 (Fraser Yachts...
The 164-foot Trinity motor yacht Mine Games is making a splash in more ways than one in the Mediterranean this summer. As the yacht impresses viewers along the Côte d’Azur, its captain, J.D. Ducanes...
The St. Johns river in DeLand, Fla., is not a good place to tip a rowing shell; it is home to countless alligators. It also was the host site, during a week in January, for the All-American Rowing...
For close to 20 years, Robb Report ’s sister publication ShowBoats International has hosted the ShowBoats International Awards and Rendezvous ( www.showboats.com ), a gathering of yacht owners,...
Martin Lo is just one of the leaders of the Chinese boatbuilder Cheoy Lee: The others are his seven brothers. Each brother has the word Director printed on his business card. “It works better than...
The young customs man is at a loss. On this sweltering December afternoon in Grand Bahama Island’s Freeport Harbor, he is the only official on duty; his supervisor is visiting Miami and cannot be...
It is 9:30 am, and Johnny Danger is running out of tobacco—or whatever pungent substance fills his hand-rolled cigarette. But it appears that the substance has achieved its desired effect: The burly...
Amid the cluster of boats at the marina on the Greek island of Poros, Aello is a standout, though not in a way that makes her a magnet for charter. The circa-1921, 125-foot sailing yacht lacks king-...
Chris Dawson is pleased as punch with his latest assignment. As the blond, British captain strolls through Selene , a new, 184-foot semicustom sailing yacht from Perini Navi that has docked in Monaco...
Like a Giant Oyster, the personal submersible’s transparent, spherical cabin closes, and William Kohnen—one of the craft’s inventors—and I slip slowly beneath the surface of the water. Two scuba...

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