The crash of hammers, the clang of metal on metal, and the crackle of welding torches are among Peter Lürssen’s earliest memories.
Wining always matters, of course, but yacht crews will not focus exclusively on victory at the fifth annual Newport Bucket Regatta (
Producing unusual designs is not an uncommon practice for Italy’s Azimut Yachts and its founder and chairman, Paolo Vitelli.
Perini Navi Maltese Falcon
The 105-foot Royal Huisman Gliss (207.646.9504, www.royalhuisman.nl), designed by Philippe Briand, is a sleek, m
The 220-foot Nobiskrug Triple Seven (+49.4331.207.221, www.nobiskrug.com) is an astonishing boat, especially consi
Benetti Ambrosia III
Westport 164 Vango
After Christensen Shipyards introduced its Custom Series in 2001 with a 155-foot motor yacht, customers responded with requests for grander spaces and more amenities, and last year the company obl
Considerable out-of-the-box thinking went into the Lazzara 75 LSX Quad (813.835.5300, www.lazzarayachts.com).
As impressive as helicopter pads might look in brochures, charter guests seldom require them.
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits—appropriate enough, it seemed, for a company led by a ma
A sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its large dorsal fin (from which it derives its name) turns neon purple.
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this dictum applies to his brainchild, the Porsche 911.
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working on the first American-made jetboat, the 126-foot Ti
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters.
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada.
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images.
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with these since I was a kid,” he murmurs.
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts (www.outerreefyachts.com) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., debuted its most s
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark—the world’s only remaining tea clipper—has attracted mo
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s Rodriquez Cantieri Navali.
By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon, the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist Richard Duchossois, is an extravagant vessel.
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I.
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet spacecraft returning from their missions landed in Siberia—and then the cosmonauts who had man
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a house.
Something about this Pershing 90 is different.