Boating & Yachting

If you’ve ever booked a yacht charter, you know it’s one of the most enjoyable, and exclusive, ways to vacation. Just as there are numerous yachts available, there are numerous tastes and budgets to...
A year ago, Sunseeker ( sunseeker.com ) celebrated a rare milestone among yacht builders when it launched its 100th yacht longer than 100 feet. It attained this achievement in only 15 years, and...
Sunseeker is becoming the Aston Martin of yacht builders: Its British-made speedboats and superyachts appeared in each of the four James Bond films that were released from 1999 through 2008. That isn...
After a long summer of preparation, the yachting world’s finest new models will gather on the Cannes waterfront in early September. The Yachting Festival of Cannes (September 6 through 11) marks the...
While there’s nothing like the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and elsewhere, superyacht swimming pools are the epitome of maritime luxury. More and more of the...
In the yachting world, concepts often come from young designers hoping to break into the business by enticing an owner to commission their design. While these novices bring welcome new ideas to the...
At the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival—September 6 through 11—the British yacht builder Sunseeker International will display a wide range of its motorboats, including the new Sunseeker 95 Yacht . The...
Azimut is bringing 17 of its most iconic yachts and newest releases to the Cannes Yachting Festival next month. The yacht show, which takes place September 6 through 11, is one of the year’s hottest...
After the success of 330-foot I Dynasty, built by Kusch Yachts and launched in 2015, the Monaco-based architect and exterior design firm the A Group gladly welcomed the request for its new project,...
Day boats , in all shapes and sizes, have been increasing in popularity over the last few years. The Hinckley picnic boats with their elegant, classic looks and jet drives started the trend in the...
Frauscher is one of a handful of builders that effortlessly blends a hardy build quality with some of the most compelling designs on the water. The 717 Mirage , with its flared stern, was a knockout...
Overhead shots of the new Wajer 55 convey the boat’s simple beauty, taking in its long composite foredeck, sweeping one-piece windshield, and downturn of the tumblehome at the stern. Sinot Exclusive...
Genesi , the first Wider 150, is rated the quietest yacht in its class. You know that a superyacht runs quietly—almost silently—when you look out a window and are surprised to see that the boat is...
The raised profile of the Glider Super Sports (SS18) suggests a cartoonish, sci-fi approach to yacht design, but its speed and seakeeping abilities are grounded in hydrodynamics. Rob McCall, formerly...
The Opening Ceremonies are almost upon us and enthusiasm for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio is reaching its climax as the world comes together to support and cheer on our finest athletes. As in...
Riva Yacht’s new designs are blowing the competition out of the water. In addition to a sleek Fiat car , which is available since July, the shipbuilder has a trifecta of eye-catching yachts planned.
The fourth example from the Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) 102’ Flyingsport line (recently launched in Italy’s Marina di Carrara ) will make its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September...
When Federico Fiorentino and Marijana Radovic of Milanese design studio M2 Atelier set out to create a superfast, ultrasleek water limousine, we knew the resulting craft would look nothing short of...
Riva has always held a special place in the hearts of boat lovers. They might mention the Riva Ariston (the yacht choice of Bridget Bardot and Sean Connery) with the same reverence as a classic-car...
Founded 200 years ago, Maine’s Hodgdon Yachts may be the oldest continually operating shipyard in the United States, but its ideas are anything but dated. Case in point: the new 34-foot limousine...
With an 18.5-foot beam, the new Turkish-built Vicem 65 Flybridge ( vicemyachts.net ) is spacious enough to offer owners a variety of layout options. The first example, which debuted in March at the...
The Dutch have long left an imprint on the world of yachting. In fact, the word “yacht” originates from the Dutch word “jacht,” which means “hunt,” because the Dutch navy originally used fast, yacht-...
In June, Holland-based Amels shipyard presented its largest superyacht to date, the 272-foot...
A cockpit redesign of the popular Blue Ice 38 V powerboat ( blueice boats.it ) has made the space more comfortable and more versatile. The seatbacks of the stern-facing sofa and chaise longue—located...
At 138 feet long, the Custom Line Navetta 42 ( customline-yacht.com ) will be the largest model from the Ferretti Group’s brand of semicustom, semidisplacement yachts. The first example is scheduled...
At the risk of stealing the spotlight from the superyachts it supports, the newly upgraded 181-foot Damen Yacht Support 5009 will take center stage during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Damen...
Ponant , the world’s only French cruise line, has partnered with Château Latour, Christie’s, and Air France to introduce two new Exclusive Collection cruises for 2017. Specializing in the “French...
Superyacht concepts are a dime a dozen, but the groundbreaking Shaddai superyacht concept is one-in-a-billion. Conceived by Italian designer Gabriele Teruzzi, the 492-foot beauty is unlike any other...
Launched in early April, the 164-foot Ouranos— the first yacht in Admiral’s new C Force 50 series— holds the prestigious honor of having the lowest noise and vibration levels of any yacht ever...
The thrill of a challenge, the adrenaline of high speeds aboard AC45 catamarans, and the unpredictability of racing at sea are just a few things that make the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series...

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