Boats and Yachts

Founded in 1994 by Italian businessman Luca Bassani, Monaco-based Wally Yachts produces eye-catching, impeccably designed sailing and motor yachts. The cutting-edge company’s impressive portfolio...
German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has officially launched Aviva , its largest yacht to date. Sporting a robin egg blue hull and a curvaceous exterior, the 321-foot vessel is truly a bespoke...
How do you get the head of the world’s largest car manufacturer to smile? Give him a beautiful new boat. Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda was beaming when he arrived at a Miami Beach...
Yacht tenders have become almost as impressive as the superyachts they service. Created to ferry passengers and gear to and from superyachts in comfort and style, the following examples are sporty,...
London-based yacht designer Philippe Briand, who has accumulated dozens of international design awards throughout his prolific 30-year career and worked with shipyards ranging from Royal Huisman to...
This May, droves of film connoisseurs will journey to France for the famed Cannes Film Festival (May 17 to 28), while Formula One fans will gather in neighboring Monaco for the Grand Prix (May 25 to...
When witnessing the delivery of a striking new superyacht, even the most sophisticated yacht connoisseur can feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Though deliveries ranging from Heesen’s Galactica...
The Lürssen-built Coral Island recently underwent a refit that updated some of its technical systems to comply with current charter standards and regulations. It also had its name changed to Coral...
From Heesen’s 229-foot stunner, Galactica Super Nova , to Timur Bozca’s formidable Black Swa n concept, 2016 was a banner year for the yachting industry. The following stories were our most-read...
A watercraft with character, the Jet Capsule appears more like a pelagic pod plopped down from its intergalactic mothership than a boat built in Italy. Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the high-tech...
Sunseeker International’s new Manhattan 66 yacht proves that good things really do come in small packages. Despite being only 66 feet long, the performance motor yacht boasts the amenities of a much...
Since its inception in 1918, Palmer Johnson has always pushed the boundaries of boating. In 1979, the Monaco-based shipyard delivered Fortuna , a 100-foot vessel that was the fastest superyacht in...
Azimut has launched several noteworthy yachts this year, with plans to truly transform yachting with more breakthrough designs.
The Arcadia Sherpa can do much more than just schlep a superyacht’s gear. Unlike the shadow vessels of old that were repurposed commercial supply ships, the 55-foot Arcadia Yachts Sherpa (...
In October, German shipyard Lürssen launched its latest mammoth marvel, the 403-foot Jupiter superyacht . Like Lürssen’s other behemoth beauties such as the 511-foot Dilbar and the 590-foot Azzam ,...
From a 364-foot superyacht to a custom supersonic jet, these seven over-the-top vessels, villas, experiences, and more are sure to please the most discriminating globe-trotter on your holiday list.
Each New Year represents fresh beginnings and blank slates. Chartering one of the following superyachts will help you start the year off right.
From a sleek, surf-cutting superyacht to a custom canoe made for leisurely afternoons, these six gifts deliver one-of-kind designs and experiences sure to appease anyone who loves the outdoors.
For the adventurous soul or avid collector on your gift list, these million-dollar gifts have a little something for everyone, from a semicustom yacht to a penthouse in Miami, or a supersonic private...
Whether you’re hitting the slopes this winter, or waiting out the cold with some sun and sand, we’ve uncovered the perfect private escapes for the season. From an opulent Swiss Alps chalet to a...
After unveiling its SeaXplorer expedition yacht concept to rave reviews at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, Dutch shipyard Damen sold the first model less than a year later. Currently under construction...
In September, Milan-based HBD Studios debuted its L’Amage superyacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show. If built today, the 623-footer would be one of the largest yachts in the world, though still...
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show saw this year’s attendance jump 5 percent to more than 100,000 visitors. Exhibitors praised the palpable optimism on the docks this year, helped by the...
Few escapes are more revitalizing than floating miles away from mainland obligations aboard a ship whose spa program aligns with your particular wellness preferences, from Nordic traditions to modern...
The Irrawaddy River—the long and lyrical waterway stretching from the Himalayas to the Andaman Sea—inspired Rudyard Kipling to write of “spicy garlic smells” and “tinkly temple-bells.” Still the...
Cutting-edge yacht design may turn plenty of heads, but it’s bygone-era styling that tugs at heartstrings. Maybe it’s fantasy fulfillment, or maybe it’s the notion that some looks just never go out...
With the sun setting early in the northern hemisphere, yacht charters have become the best way to beat winter. The Caribbean remains the most popular cruising grounds for many of the world’s finest...
From December 14 to 18 at an event hailed by The New York Times as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation,” The Ritz Prime Seafood is offering two seatings during the 108th Newport...
Boutique cruise line Seabourn has partnered with integrative medicine expert Andrew Weil, MD, to offer a mindful-living program on its cruises. The experience launches with the inaugural sailing of...

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