Boating & Yachting

The NISI Yachts NISI 2400 (416.907.?0869, www.nisiyachts.com ) isthe first in a trio of high-performance motor yachts from NISI Yachts, which is based in the Bahamas and in Hong Kong. (Bahamian...
The limited-edition Riva Aquariva by Gucci (+39.0543.787.511, www.riva-yacht.com ) is a sharply dressed version of the lithe, 33-foot cruiser that the Italian boat maker introduced in 2001. As part...
In february the hospitality brand Molori Private Retreats launched its first pied-à- mer . The 145-foot, Benetti-built Told u So (+39.0584.3821, www.benettiyachts.it ; available for charter through...
At 2,998 gross tons, Derecktor Shipyards’ Cakewalk (914.698.5020, www.derecktor.com ) is the largest yacht by volume ever built in the United States. The Bridgeport, Conn., yard required four years...
Exuma marks the beginning of an era for the Perini Navi Group. The first motor yacht ever built by the 28-year-old Italian yard, the 164-foot boat offers the best of two worlds, combining the...
Lürssen’s 197-foot Solemates (+49.421.6604.166, www.lurssen.com ; available for charter through Luxury Yacht Group, 954.525.9959, www.luxyachts.com ) features a shapely exterior by Monaco-based...
Hailing from the McMullen & Wing shipyard in New Zealand, Big Fish (+64.9.573.1405, www.mcmullenandwing.com ; available for charter through 37 South, +64.9.302.0178, www.37south.co.nz ) was built...
With its multiple bars and lounging areas—and a crew of at least 16 to staff them—the Nobiskrug-built Sycara V (+49.4331.207.350, www.nobiskrug.com ; available for charter through Edmiston &...
Launched last July, Vitters Shipyard’s 180-foot sailing yacht Marie (+31.38.386.7145, www.vitters.com ; available for charter through Fraser Yachts, 954.463.0600, www.fraseryachts.com ) is a...
Despite its size, the 141-foot Leopard 43m remains sporty, thanks to a trio of 2,400 hp MTU diesel engines and a planing hull. Propelled across the top of the water by all that power, the yacht can...
The Azimut Magellano 50 (+39. 011.93.161, www.azimutyachts.com ) ,the second model in the Italian builder’s long-range, eco-friendly Magellano line, provides a stable, soft ride thanks to the company...
The Ferretti Group’s trideck Custom Line 124 ' (+39.0543.787511, www.customline-yacht.com ) can hold as many as 10 passengers (and six crew members), and all of them can gather comfortably in a salon...
In the immediate wake of World War I, the world rapidly was changing. Prominent sports stars captivated the nation, led by Babe Ruth and his powerful bat; Jack Dempsey and his unexpected rise from...
The unique virtual shipyard Diverse Projects, based out of Auckland, New Zealand, handed over the custom 103-foot (31.5-meter) long-range displacement yacht Black Pearl to its owners at the end of...
DeLuxe San Diego is a new boat and lifestyle show being held April 14 to 16 at the Fifth Avenue Marina and Fifth Avenue Landing in downtown San Diego. Events International, the L.A.-based firm that...
Following in the footsteps of the successful Predator 130, Sunseeker’s newly launched 115 carries on the unmistakable look of the Predator series with aggressive lines and a sharp, long bow. This...
Built at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Shipyard in Holland, the Trident offers charter guests a great deal of versatility. While the main salon serves as Trident’s primary gathering area, the lounge...
In the past decade, Benetti has produced more than 100 yachts longer than 80 feet, amassing a total footage that easily bests the output of any other builder. This disparity should only increase in...
The Frauscher 717 GT evokes the styling of gentlemen’s runabouts of the late 1920s, when Frauscher first opened its shipyard on the banks of Austria’s Lake Traunsee. But the vessel, which launched in...
Launched in 2007, Azimut’s red-hulled 103S paired the muscular lines of an open express with a flybridge and other features common to large yachts. By creating unbroken space between the cockpit and...
In February, 2010, Necker Belle became the first charter yacht in Sir Rich­ard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition collection, joining exclusive retreats such as Necker Island in the Caribbean. The...
Powerboat racing champion Jerry Gilbreath made a career out of designing, building, and racing speedboats that were faster than some supercars. But when it came to Jefe , said Gilbreath, “I wanted to...
Lürssen’s Northern Star has been described as an English country house on water. This genteel yacht, which Lürssen launched in August, 2009, has seemingly endless exterior deck space and interiors...
With a 35-knot top speed and clean exterior lines, the Leopard 43m looks and travels like a sporty, svelte cruiser. At the same time, its spacious flybridge and sleek, well-configured cabins—dressed...
Based on a 1928 transatlantic-race-winning yacht by the same name, the 180-foot schooner Elena entered the charter fleet of Monaco’s YCO Yachts in September, 2009. Spanish shipyard Factoría Naval...
Introduced in the 1950s, the Favorite line of cruisers from Dutch builder Mulder Shipyard still enjoys a cult following. Enthusiasts around the world gather on a regular basis to take to the water in...
As its name suggests, the Sanlorenzo SL100 NEW represents an all-new style for Italian builder Sanlorenzo. The company commissioned Dordoni Architetti—the Italian architecture firm known for its...
With its triangular hull and sharply angled windshield, the Wally 55 exemplifies Monaco-based Wally’s unconventional approach to yacht and powerboat design. But the 57-footer, which launched in...
Magnum Marine has nicknamed this model “Bestia,” the Italian word for beast. The Magnum 51, which launched September 2009, certainly lives up to its pet moniker. The 50-foot powerboat—the long-...
Italian builder Azimut Yachts united the performance and style of a sport cruiser with the roominess of a flybridge yacht when the Italian yard launched its Azimut Leonard 100 in October 2009, which...

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