FrontRunners: Steeped in History

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    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 more than 15 million visitors. Last fall, maritime conservationists launched a $49 million restoration of the 137-year-old ship, a project the Cutty Sark Trust (www.cuttysark.org.uk) says will repair its wrought-iron frame, replace worn timber planking, and add an auditorium that will seat 80 people. The vessel will reopen late next year.

    The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
    The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
    Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
    The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
    The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
    With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
    A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
    A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
    The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
    The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...