Boats and Yachts

Just six months after launching its first boat, a 42-foot weekend cruiser, Wider Yachts introduced...
One of the most capacious boats in its class, the 45-foot Sessa Fly 45 ( www.sessamarine.com ) has an interior that seems even larger than it is. The boat’s flexible layout allows for two or three...
Despite stormy conditions and dire forecasts in the yachting industry, the world’s top shipyards launched a flotilla of magnificent megayachts in 2011. Several of these dramatically appointed vessels...
Polish catamaran builder Sunreef Yachts has a pair of new semicustom models on the drawing board. The first, the 60 Sunreef Power, is currently under construction and scheduled to launch in May;...
This fall—just six months after launching its first boat, a 42-foot weekend cruiser—Wider Yachts introduced plans for the much larger Wider 150. The yacht will draw power from a hybrid propulsion...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind megayacht designed by famed naval architect Philippe Briand. Starting at about $45 million One cannot put a price on one’s dreams—which is why yacht designer Philippe Briand...
The Azimut 45 ( www.azimutyachts.com ) features the most adjustable configuration in the Italian builder’s flybridge collection. The 45-foot weekend cruiser boasts a nearly 130-square-foot upper deck...
Now in its 25th year, the Pro Am Regatta at the British Virgin Islands’ Bitter End Yacht Club hits the waves October 30 through November 5. As the only major pro-am yacht regatta in the world, the...
The 21st Monaco Yacht Show , held from September 21 to 25, brought over 100 of the top megayachts from around the world to the Monaco harbor, as well as some new concepts. All of the major sales,...
Danish Yachts recently launched its newest build, the 121-foot Shooting Star . With a carbon fiber hull and a pair of powerful 4,750 hp diesel MTU engines, this sporty yacht offers a top speed beyond...
A total of 22 yacht clubs from 16 countries and six continents will sail in the second New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup, which takes place from September 10 to 17 in the waters off Newport...
The Princess V72 , which recently hit U.S. shores, deviates from Princess Yachts’ classic V series both inside and out. The sleeker, more dynamic profile is a nod to forward-thinking competitors like...
Aside from the occasional appearance as a spy-movie prop, the personal jetpack is a technology that never took off. But these long-anticipated recreational flyers have finally become a reality—if you...
The hard-to-reach Pacaya Samiria Reserve, located in the Amazon River basin in Peru, is home to the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, the three-toed sloth, the jaguar, and now the M/V Aria , a luxury...
Like the rest of the Italian builder’s Dolphin line, the Mochi Craft Dolphin 74 ' Cruiser (+39.0543.787.511, mochicraft-yacht.com ) is said to be based on a New England lobster boat. While the shapes...
The Mulder Favorite (+31.71.561.2325, www.jachtwerfmulder.nl ) is a series of five models—the 1300 (44 feet), 1400 (48 feet), 1500 (51 feet), 1600 (54 feet), and 1800 (61 feet)—that are based on the...
The NISI Yachts NISI 2400 (416.907.?0869, www.nisiyachts.com ) isthe first in a trio of high-performance motor yachts from NISI Yachts, which is based in the Bahamas and in Hong Kong. (Bahamian...
The limited-edition Riva Aquariva by Gucci (+39.0543.787.511, www.riva-yacht.com ) is a sharply dressed version of the lithe, 33-foot cruiser that the Italian boat maker introduced in 2001. As part...
In february the hospitality brand Molori Private Retreats launched its first pied-à- mer . The 145-foot, Benetti-built Told u So (+39.0584.3821, www.benettiyachts.it ; available for charter through...
At 2,998 gross tons, Derecktor Shipyards’ Cakewalk (914.698.5020, www.derecktor.com ) is the largest yacht by volume ever built in the United States. The Bridgeport, Conn., yard required four years...
Exuma marks the beginning of an era for the Perini Navi Group. The first motor yacht ever built by the 28-year-old Italian yard, the 164-foot boat offers the best of two worlds, combining the...
Lürssen’s 197-foot Solemates (+49.421.6604.166, www.lurssen.com ; available for charter through Luxury Yacht Group, 954.525.9959, www.luxyachts.com ) features a shapely exterior by Monaco-based...
Hailing from the McMullen & Wing shipyard in New Zealand, Big Fish (+64.9.573.1405, www.mcmullenandwing.com ; available for charter through 37 South, +64.9.302.0178, www.37south.co.nz ) was built...
With its multiple bars and lounging areas—and a crew of at least 16 to staff them—the Nobiskrug-built Sycara V (+49.4331.207.350, www.nobiskrug.com ; available for charter through Edmiston &...
Launched last July, Vitters Shipyard’s 180-foot sailing yacht Marie (+31.38.386.7145, www.vitters.com ; available for charter through Fraser Yachts, 954.463.0600, www.fraseryachts.com ) is a...
Despite its size, the 141-foot Leopard 43m remains sporty, thanks to a trio of 2,400 hp MTU diesel engines and a planing hull. Propelled across the top of the water by all that power, the yacht can...
The Azimut Magellano 50 (+39. 011.93.161, www.azimutyachts.com ) ,the second model in the Italian builder’s long-range, eco-friendly Magellano line, provides a stable, soft ride thanks to the company...
The Ferretti Group’s trideck Custom Line 124 ' (+39.0543.787511, www.customline-yacht.com ) can hold as many as 10 passengers (and six crew members), and all of them can gather comfortably in a salon...
The unique virtual shipyard Diverse Projects, based out of Auckland, New Zealand, handed over the custom 103-foot (31.5-meter) long-range displacement yacht Black Pearl to its owners at the end of...
DeLuxe San Diego is a new boat and lifestyle show being held April 14 to 16 at the Fifth Avenue Marina and Fifth Avenue Landing in downtown San Diego. Events International, the L.A.-based firm that...

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