Boating & Yachting

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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The fourth of CRN's 43 maxi-yacht series, Sofico was designed to have the space of a yacht 20 feet longer, but without the extra responsibilities. The yacht was styled by CRN with interiors by Studio...
Azimut Yachts celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009 and launched some of its smartest motor-yacht designs to mark the occasion. The new Azimut 88 FLY makes excellent use of the exterior space, with...
Sportfishing aficionados would be forgiven if they confused Vicem's 57 SF with a salty battlewagon originating in the Carolinas. The 57, which made its U.S. debut in early 2010, looks very much like...
Azimut’s new 38, launched in early 2010, is designed as an entrée to that Italian builder’s popular flybridge series. But the company didn’t compromise on features or construction. The layout was...
Vicem’s 54 IPS, which made its debut in early 2010, combines the best of Vicem’s old-world craftsmanship with the latest in propulsion technology. The Turkish yacht builder has turned the art of...
Bertram's new 80-foot flagship, which will debut in early summer 2010, was designed as a go-anywhere battlewagon that will work in a variety of climates. The sleek-looking 80, with the trademark...
Bertram's 511, launched at the Miami boat show in February 2010, has an edgier look than previous Bertrams, with a sharper forefoot, full wraparound windshield, and wave-piercing hull. But the 511...
The Cigarette brand has made its reputation on speed, whether it's the performance cruising boats or sportfishing boats. But the new Top Fish Open , launched at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in 2009...
Mochi Craft’s Dolphin 74 Cruiser , launched in spring 2010, is a new rendition of its original 74. The new Dolphin —you can see the similarity in the profile with the mammal—has a sprawling flybridge...
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...
Launched in late 2009, Bliss is another techy sailing yacht from Yachting Developments. The beautiful black sloop, with an Ed Dubois-designed hull, was built for comfort and speed. It's the epitome...
A popular brand among sportfishing enthusiasts, Cabo launched its largest-ever model in 2009. The Cabo 52 Flybridge, built on the same foundation as its 52 Express, was designed for blue-water...
Riela is the seventh of Perini Navi’s popular 56-meter series, designed by Ron Holland for the Italian shipyard. Holland’s mandate was to design a yacht that sailed well but in extreme comfort. Riela...
The 122-foot Espresso , launched in the beginning of 2010, is the second in the Elegance 120 Raised Pilothouse series. The semi-custom motor yacht was made for Greek customers who will enjoy its 26-...
British motor yachts tend to be built for rough weather, and while Fairline’s Squadron 65 is certainly an intrepid design, it’s not a button-down boat. Perched on top the stylish blue hull is a...

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