Boating & Yachting

Rainbow Warrior, Jeff Gordon’s nickname, is aptly depicted in his racecar’s garish, multicolored paint job. However, the interior of 24 Karat, Gordon’s 106-foot Lazzara yacht, reveals a surprisingly...
Designing a yacht is no big feat, says an architect who will remain unnamed to spare him the fury of boating professionals. “Space is space,” he says. A yacht is little more than a floating house, he...
Brad Webb, a 29-year-old New Zealander, is perched on the bow of USA-76, barking into his headset. “Ten meters!” Webb shouts to helmsman Peter Holmberg. “Five, four, three . . .” As bowman, Webb...
We’re somewhere between Miami and Baltimore, some 60 miles out on the Atlantic Ocean. The overcrowded deck of our boat—a Volvo 60, one of the world’s most sophisticated racing sailboats—is a dark and...
The Cruising Club of America, one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, has no trophy room, no dining room, no marina, no docks—and no clubhouse. Rothschilds, DuPonts, Kelloggs, the Browns of...
The 6-year-old boy, dressed in a new suit and tie, gripped the Dom Pérignon and swung it with all his might toward the bow of the yacht. When he released the Champagne, the bottle soared 30 feet and...
Opposites attract this spring, as the latest fashions emphasize wearability and comfort with a dash of modern panache. The secret to accomplishing this balancing act is mixing contrasting elements,...
March One weekend last may, Gerry Santiago was in first place in the Fort Myers Beach Offshore Grand Prix boat race in Florida, when something went wrong. On the last lap of the 6.7-mile course, Zero...
You could comfortably live year-round in a sailboat designed by John Munford, enjoying the wide-open galley, the gadget-filled saloon, the mahogany paneling, and the cherry furniture. Still, even the...
American boaters long have shown a preference for single-hull yachts over catamarans, whether for charter or ownership. Accordingly, many docks in the United States and the Caribbean are not equipped...
When Paul and Chrissy Kaplan first saw Santana in 1997, the 63-foot schooner barely resembled the proud vessel that Humphrey Bogart once called his own. “Bogie’s Boat,” which the actor had raced in...
The early-fall sun rises over Portovenere, a small town south of La Spezia on Italy’s western coast, and reflections of red, pink, and yellow buildings reach across the water and up the dark blue...
For Gary Epstein, the once-pleasurable pastime of boating aboard his 50-foot Hatteras and 39-foot Tiara sport cruiser had become an annoyance. His appointment book, which included the dates of...

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