Boats and Yachts

The Pershing brand has been synonymous with high-performance sport yachts for more than 25 years. But with its 2011 model line, the Italian builder—a subsidiary of the yachting conglomerate Ferretti...
Since it opened on the north coast of Sardinia more than 40 years ago, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo has been one of the Mediterranean’s top yachting destinations. The facility, which...
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 streamlined exterior lines of the Cruiser Series ( www.bavariayachts.com ), a collection of sailing yachts from German shipbuilder Bavaria Yachts, reveal the hand of BMW DesignworksUSA, which...
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...
The Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition is to the water what a Ducati superbike is to the racetrack. A collaboration between the Italian motorcycle brand and the Florida-based powerboat builder Cigarette...
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...
An owner of a lakefront vacation home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, recently sought to purchase a small boat that he could use to teach his children how to sail. He soon discovered the diminutive...
The Marquis 420 Sport Bridge debuted at the Miami International Boat Show last winter, but this 42-foot cruiser is all about summer fun. Conceived by Italian design firm Nuvolari-Lenard and...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
With its launch of Cakewalk last August, Derecktor Shipyards set the record for the largest U.S.-built yacht by volume. At 281 feet, the six-deck motor yacht—which displaces an astonishing 2,998...
On most megayacht charters, adventure means motoring from one idyllic Caribbean cove to another, or hopping among the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports of call for cocktail hour. But a new breed...
Rigid inflatable boats are known best for their utility in rescue or military missions. But for years Oak­land, Calif.–based Protec­tor has been offering comfortable models for recreational boaters...
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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