Boating & Yachting

Wally continues to break design parameters with its 55 Power , launched in September 2009. It follows a similar design of the Wally 118, with its minimalist styling. The gargantuan cockpit can be...
Blind Date is arguably one of the most impressive yachts by Dutch builder Heesen Yachts. The 153-foot motor yacht's exterior was designed by Heesen Yachts and Frank Laupman, and the interior was done...
Called the bestia or beast, this new red-hulled Magnum was launched in late 2009. The boat, using Magnum's solid construction, has posted top speeds of 74 mph with its twin 1800-hp MTU engines mated...
The 160-foot Odessa, launched in the summer of 2009, was a milestone for Christensen Yachts. The sleek black hull and silver-gray superstructure makes quite a nautical fashion statement, but the...
Living up to its name, Leo Fun was designed by Paolo Caliari for up to 12 guests to enjoy spacious outdoor and large interior areas. Caliari made good use of the oversize outer decks, incorporating a...
Whether as a primary fishing boat or tender, there is nothing like a Boston Whaler. Its new 370 Outrage , the largest Whaler ever, employs triple 300-hp Verado outboards to hit a top speed of nearly...
The navy hull of this 197-foot motor yacht has an aggressive warship appearance, but its white layered superstructure is that of a contemporary yacht. Designer Designer Andrew Winch created a...
Launched in June 2009, 197-foot Arkley combines a bright, contemporary interior by Mark Berryman, with a classical-looking exterior that features large social space and many water sports. The broad...
Slipstream is the sister ship to Cloud 9 both of which were designed by Andrew Winch and share the same ship-like hull (though Slipstream 's is black as opposed to Cloud 9 's blue) and classic-but-...
The owner of Gliss , who is Swiss, describes her as the maritime equivalent of the car racing world’s GT: She provides long-distance capabilities and high-performance cruising and racing abilities in...
Many experts say this vessel represents the future of sailing yacht construction with its single, desk-size, push-button panel that controls all 25,800 square feet of material on the 15 sails—...
With a reported top speed of 44 knots, this sexy Pershing 90 makes good on what the Pershing brand is known for: being fast and fabulous. One recent launch, Peter K , is available for charter. Inside...
This yacht is built of aluminum alloy, which has a reputation for being strong and dent resistant—thus contributing to safety at sea. Inside Information: This yacht’s owner changed the traditional...
The proprietors of the 125-foot Hakvoort Perle Bleue previously owned the 148-foot Hakvoort Campbell Bay . Although the owners downsized, they did not have to sacrifice the bigger-boat features to...
This motor yacht is powered by the innovative Volvo Penta IPS drives, the first major new propulsion system in the marine industry in more than a decade. Inside Information: Dick Lazzara likes to...
This yacht turns heads not just for its beauty but also for its unique propulsion system. It's driven by diesel-electric power, a system more common onboard larger commercial vessels than...
This is the first yacht in the builder’s line of 121-footers—and at the time of its launch was the largest semicustom yacht ever built in the United Kingdom. Inside Information: A college student who...
From its Edwardian-influenced interior to its wide teak deck planks, Meteor harks back to the age of sail while making the most of modern technology and materials. For example, Rondal, Royal Huisman’...
This vessel was the first major motor yacht design by Tony Castro, who is well-known for luxury sailing yacht creations. Inside Information: The yacht’s owner has been boating for nearly two decades...
Delivered in 2007, this 180-foot yacht is the fourth Trinity built for the same owner. The yacht is unique because of her size, which made her the first large steel-hulled, full displacement yacht...
This refitted 1965 vessel was completely gutted and relaunched in 2005 to take advantage of charter market trends toward supersize yachts for parties larger than 12 guests. Inside Information: The...
Ghost is a lightweight, high-performance yacht the metallic-gray hull paint of which is unique on the world’s waters. Vitters Shipyard says that Ghost is the most challenging lightweight composite...
The second-largest Feadship ever built, this yacht underwent a refit in 2006 that included maximizing the outdoor decks for guest use. Utopia was sold in March 2009 for an undisclosed amount. Inside...
Built as a sister ship to the identical Annaliesse , this yacht is the only one of the two still available for charter today. Inside Information: It’s reported that Alysia can command as high as $840...
This sister ship to the fast Perinis, Burrasca and Santa Maria , Rosehearty is expected to achieve the same 16 knots under sail that each of those yachts boasts—and perhaps more, since she is home to...
As of its launch in 2006, Aristarchos was the largest ever built by Nautor’s Swan. Its maximum speed is 14 knots under power, and it moves well under sail too, thanks to a mainsail that’s some 1,500...
An existing hull was used as the basis for this motor yacht, which was built and delivered in just two years—incredibly fast for a custom project of this size. Inside Information: The owner decided...
This is one of two yachts the American owners built simultaneously, with Linda Lou in Germany and the 157-foot Lady Linda in the United States.
There’s an unusual feature onboard this yacht: an indoor/outdoor bar on the main deck that should make both the owners and charter guests happy in any weather condition. Inside Information: This...
Ice was created to have as little environmental impact as possible on its cruising grounds, with minimal exhaust emissions, hull vibrations, and sound projections that would otherwise bother guests...

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