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.

    With a wellness deck, sauna, and meditation room, Grace E is a floating health spa…
    The customizable D43 could be the Cannes Yachting Festival’s next overnight sensation…
    Photo by David Bush
    The game-changing “hovering” recreational sub is so easy to use, almost anyone can operate it…
    The 187-foot yacht marks another avant-garde design approach for the Dutch shipyard…
    The ketch is equipped with all the amenities necessary to guarantee smooth sailing…
    The forthcoming marina will accommodate up to 50 superyachts…
    After a seven-month wait for permission, Numarine’s 78-foot Flybridge yacht crossed in four hours…
    The megayacht includes spacious living areas, a swimming pool, a helipad, and more…
    Photo by Ghislain Dussart/ Gamma-Rapho/GettyImages
    From Rivas to Chris-Crafts, we take a closer look at classic wooden boats and their famous owners...
    The 144-foot yacht includes a spacious master suite, private balcony, and beautiful kitchen…