Boats and Yachts

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Following in the footsteps of the successful Predator 130, Sunseeker’s newly launched 115 carries on the unmistakable look of the Predator series with aggressive lines and a sharp, long bow. This...
Magnum Marine has nicknamed this model “Bestia,” the Italian word for beast. The Magnum 51, which launched September 2009, certainly lives up to its pet moniker. The 50-foot powerboat—the long-...
With its triangular hull and sharply angled windshield, the Wally 55 exemplifies Monaco-based Wally’s unconventional approach to yacht and powerboat design. But the 57-footer, which launched in...
With a stunning black hull and silver superstructure, Christensen Shipyards’ Odessa commands attention in marinas filled with large, white yachts. The July 2009 launch boasts sleeker lines than other...
Built at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Shipyard in Holland, the Trident offers charter guests a great deal of versatility. While the main salon serves as Trident’s primary gathering area, the lounge...
As its name suggests, the Sanlorenzo SL100 NEW represents an all-new style for Italian builder Sanlorenzo. The company commissioned Dordoni Architetti—the Italian architecture firm known for its...
With a 35-knot top speed and clean exterior lines, the Leopard 43m looks and travels like a sporty, svelte cruiser. At the same time, its spacious flybridge and sleek, well-configured cabins—dressed...
Italian builder Azimut Yachts united the performance and style of a sport cruiser with the roominess of a flybridge yacht when the Italian yard launched its Azimut Leonard 100 in October 2009, which...
The owner who commissioned Elandess from German builder Abeking & Rasmussen wanted a family-friendly boat, but one that would “push the boundaries even further than his first yacht,” says Dickie...
Perini Navi’s 184-foot aluminum-hull Riela is a ketch-rigged sailing yacht with a distinct style. The boat’s serene interior features Macassar ebony custom furniture, light teak flooring, and...
Owners of Trinity Yachts’ Blind Date met, appropriately enough, on a blind date 20 years ago. After chartering yachts for 10 years, the couple knew exactly what they wanted in a boat, including a...

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