Boats and Yachts

Fast and fashionable, the Australian-built semiopen Warren S87 offers a true cruising experience in exchange for the loss of a few sun pads. The $5.9 million boat’s design includes distinctly formal...
To create more U.S.-friendly boats, Ferretti Group, the in­ternational boatbuilding consortium that includes the Ferretti brand, has spent the last 10 years soliciting feedback from its American...
While most Italian small-yacht build­ers have ignored America’s love affair with the retro styling of Down East lobster boats, Mochi Craft, a division of Ferretti Group, has produced an extraordinary...
About a decade ago, a California entrepreneur took delivery of a 170-foot Feadship and named her Rasselas, after the 18th-century novella by Samuel Johnson. In this frothy morality tale, Rasselas, an...
Naval architect Luca Brenta calls Ghost an “ocean runner,” a term he uses to describe a very fast yacht capable of comfortable passage-making. However lyrical the coinage, it fails to fully convey...
Sherakhan is enjoying the type of retirement many of us hope for: She looks better than ever, and she spends most of her time leisurely traveling the world. Built in 1965 in the Netherlands as a...
While inventing new motor yachts, fulfilling orders for its 80-foot sailing vessels, and creating its forthcoming 148-foot überyacht, Wally produced the 94-foot custom sailboat Open Season. Wally...
Alysia is as much a floating spa as it is a yacht. This 280-foot boat carries as many as 36 guests in its 18 suites, which include a spectacular owner’s suite with its own private deck. The heart of...
What do you get when you combine the talents of an Italian yacht builder, a French designer, and a Kiwi naval architect? A perfor­mance sailboat displaying Danish Modern design elements, of course...
As long as sailors have suffered from seasickness, they have sought remedies for the maritime malady. British naval hero Horatio Nelson, a chronic sufferer, used to chew gingerroot, an antidote that...
Suddenly, a feadship yacht is within easier reach. The Dutch boatbuilder, which typically parts with its vessels for $20 million or more, now has joined with Monocle Fractional Yachts (954.563.5808,...
A story that features the confrontation of adversity, perseverance through downfalls, and ultimately the reclamation of glory is going to be a compelling one—and no less so if that tale is about a...
When Maltese Falcon is completed next year, the 289-foot Perini Navi vessel will become the largest personal sailboat in the world. The ship’s mass, however, will belie its nimbleness. The yacht,...
Bob seiwert makes a living as a banker, not a boatbuilder, but a wooden rowing skiff that the Severna Park, Md., resident helped construct recently sold for $3,500. Although he did not receive a...
During their prime in the 1930s, J-boats, vessels measuring from 75 to 87 feet on the waterline, dominated international racing, and among this elite fleet, Ranger was the swiftest. Harold Vanderbilt...
New York Yacht Club Today’s New York Yacht Club is, Commodore Lawrence Huntington says, “a far cry from white-haired businessmen having lunch in February in Manhattan.” It is no longer, as it was for...
Lürssen Capri The 192-footer defines avant-garde classicism. Capri, christened after the Italian island and the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, where the owners finalized the boat’s details, is an...
Feadship Paraffin A polished crew and exquisite details make the Dutch yacht sparkle. Every prospective charter client should consider five elements when hunting for the perfect yacht: quality of the...
Outerlimits 47 GTX The V-bottom rocket surpasses all expectations. Although the 47 GTX had yet to be completed, Paul Fiore, Outerlimits’ vice president of sales, issued a bold declaration for the...
“This is a yacht of extremes—127 meters, 200 million euros . . . a serious piece of kit,” counsels yacht broker Jamie Edmiston in a clipped English accent. (For those on this side of the pond, that...
As with Oscar night, the Heisman Trophy presentation, and the presidential election, a certain amount of campaigning precedes the Nicholson Antigua Charter Yacht Show, a weeklong event that is the...
It should have been the best of times for NorthCoast Yachts, a Tacoma, Wash., shipyard that had, over the previous two decades, launched 15 yachts ranging from 70 to 130 feet. In 2002, the company...
As she sidestepped shards of steel and gnarled clumps of wiring, Karen Bamford applauded herself for choosing blue jeans over a business suit on that day three years ago, in Victoria, British...
To the inexperienced traveler, chartering a yacht to cruise the coast of Chile sounds like a straightforward proposition. After all, purveyors of the finest vacations afloat pride themselves on...
Michael Schumacher probably would not relinquish the keys to his Ferrari to a teenager with a learner’s permit, and it is safe to assume that Chuck Yeager never beckoned a bush pilot into the cockpit...
In 1984, divers from the Swedish Underwater Archaeology Society made a groundbreaking discovery. They found the wreck of Götheborg , an 18th-century Swedish trading ship. The 150-foot wooden merchant...
The lure of the open sea is difficult to resist, especially when you have a spectacular siren such as the Magnifica III beckoning you. When Italian yacht builder CRN completes the 150-footer in June...
More than just a two-man submersible, the Deep Flight Aviator (see " Wet Jet Set "), a 22-foot vessel that can dive to 1,500 feet, represents a unique travel opportunity: a chance to visit regions...
The familiar hues of blue that John Jo Lewis had so often viewed from behind his mask grew darker as he drew closer to his destination. When he nudged the throttle of his vessel forward, his...
The diesel engines have been cut for the moment, and the yacht drifts as if becalmed while waves lap against the gleaming white hull. On the deck the crew members stand by, their eyes on the captain...

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