Boating & Yachting

Moonen's 124-foot Northlander , launched in the fall of 2009, evolved out of an earlier 120-foot model after an owner wanted to stretch his yacht. The displacement yacht was designed for private...
Naval architect Ron Holland has designed a craft that reaches a top speed of 18 mph—exceptional performance for a vessel this size. Selene’s water toys include a jet tender, two Waverunners, two...
The Tiara 5800 Sovran, priced at $1.85 million, meets the high standards of craftsmanship and seamanship for which Tiara has earned a reputation, while measuring 11 feet longer than any previous...
Maraya , which means "mirror" in Arabic, was launched by CRN in 2008. The 178-foot motor yacht is one of the Italian shipyard's crowning achievements, and it also marks the debut of interior designer...
Launched in 2009, Onyx is the second in Sanlorenzo's 40-meter series. The silver-metallic finish, stealth profile, and proliferation of black windows certainly makes a fashion statement for the 131-...
Benetti's Silver Angel , launched in late 2009, was designed as a world-cruising superyacht. Its unusually large displacement gives it the largest volume of interior space of any yacht in its class...
With its shiny silver hull and space-age helm chair, the Riva 63' Vertigo is a sleek creature indeed. The $3.5-million vessel, which occupies the middle of the Italian builder’s line of 15- to 115-...
The Wally 130, launched in summer 2009, shares the stylistic minimalism found on other Wally yachts, but performance was also designed into its DNA. The 130 was designed to be the fastest upwind...
Go , one of Feadship’s latest launches, will make its debut in summer 2010 for the charter season in the Caribbean. De Voogt Naval Architects designed the boat to be one of the largest, in terms of...
The 164-foot trinity motor yacht Mine Games made a splash in more ways than one in the Mediterranean this summer. As the yacht impresses viewers along the Côte d’Azur, its captain, J.D. Ducanes, and...
Viking, Bertram, and Hatteras comprise the triumvirate of American sportfishing boats. The competition between the three has been healthy for anglers, but Viking has taken a slight edge with its new...
The 4300 Open is the new flagship of the Tiara Open Series, an intrepid but handsome-looking boat that is built to battle big seas?and billfish. Tiara is known for overbuilding its boats, and the...
In 2008, the Dutch shipbuilder Feadship launched what is arguably its most innovative yacht to date, the 239-foot Predator . It takes only a quick glance at Predator ’s menacing bow and aggressive...
The Lürssen Martha Ann offers a level of luxury noteworthy even among superyachts. From its ornate wall sconces to its warm, paneled woodwork, François Zuretti’s elegantly traditional interior exudes...
The Ferretti Custom Line 97' feels remarkably spacious, thanks partly to unusually large windows in its guest cabins. The $12.6 million, 97-foot vessel also has optional features typically reserved...
When asked once about the prices of his famous Corsair yachts, American financier J.P. Morgan reportedly answered, "If you have to ask, you can’t afford it." Nearly a century later another visionary...
Nazenin V , launched late 2009, is the largest aluminum sailing yacht built in Turkey. The 171-ft. blue-hulled yacht also commands a significant presence with its 200-ft.-tall mast and meticulous...
This is the smallest of the Italian builder’s stylish, down-east-looking boats, with bigger sister ships that are 51 and 74 feet long. Inside Information: Consider cruising to your favorite...
The Oyster 575, launched in early 2010, is an evolutionary design for the venerable English builder. The 59-foot cruiser, with its sleek deck and spacious cockpit, was designed by Rob Humphreys for...
The 223-foot motor yacht Kismet , from the Lürssen Yachts shipyard in Germany, holds far more than the standard main salon and guest-cabin layout: Its spaces include a disco, a steam room, a massage...
The flagship of the Leopard line, Pure One is a sleek, fast, and Euro-stylish performance yacht. Pure One was a collaboration between Arno Shipyard and Pure Design, and its planing hull reaches 36...
Ferretti’s new 800, which will make its debut at Cannes 2010, has several features to distinguish itself from other yachts in its class. The flybridge design takes a page from larger megayachts by...
Azimut applied similar design parameters from its 103S express yacht to the 72S, launched in November 2009, with good effect. Stefano Righini designed the exterior to have a flybridge that was...
Who says expedition yachts have to be for expeditions? Azimut’s Magellano 74 , which was launched late 2009, broke the mold on the mini explorer yacht, which typically was a displacement-style...
Baia's 100-foot Mirage , launched late in 2009, is more akin to being in a fast-moving atrium than on a traditional express yacht. The immense glass windshield pours back along both sides of the hull...
Sanlorenzo, one of Italy's oldest and most respected builders, was not exaggerating when it launched the SL 100 NEW in late 2009. Virtually everything is new about this performance yacht. Its sleek,...
Sea Ray's new 540 Sundancer crosses the divide between boxy American boats and too-sleek Euro-cruisers with a body that is lithe but not too slender. It's a handsome-looking boat in profile and quite...
The Van Dutch 40, launched in September 2009, is an express cruiser with head-turning appeal. The deep hull, big wraparound windshield, and simple boxy transom came from the drawing board of naval...
Cigarette Racing is the grand old dame of performance boats. The Miami-based builder has made something of a dramatic return to former glory with boats like its Grand Sport II, which made its debut...
Poland-based builder Sunreef has been experiencing a growth spurt since it began building luxury sailing catamarans five years ago. Sea Bass , delivered to American clients in summer 2009, is one of...

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