Boating & Yachting

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...
This maiden launch from Tamsen Yachts in late 2009 was a home run. The 133-foot yacht was nominated for several design awards. The yacht not only looks sleek, but the wide 28-foot beam allowed the...
Azimut's Leonardo 100 , launched in September 2009, lives up to its namesake by being talented in multiple areas. Its flybridge is well divided between the forward helm (for the captain) and aft sun...
My Petra is the sixth semidisplacement yacht in Heesen's 4400 series. Longtime designer Frank Laupman created the sleek, elegant designs of the exterior as well as the subtle but lavish interior. It...
The 450 Sundancer , released in late 2009, has the same lines and hardtop that the Sea Ray line is known for, but it also comes with a new Axius propulsion system. Axius allows owners to spin the...
Westport's latest rendition of its popular 130-feet tri-deck motor yacht employs a smarter interior layout, more spacious decks, and other infrastructure changes. Miss Michelle , launched in 2009,...
The Predator series became the über-Predator with the launch of the 130-foot Evil Zana in September 2009. The long-awaited arrival of this sleek Sunseeker, which breaks design parameters for the...
A name like Flying Dagger builds up expectations, and Codecasa's midsummer 2009 launch does not disappoint. The 135-foot hull is painted a metallic anthracite gray, while the light gray...
Trinity's Blind Date , launched in summer 2009, is based on the Louisiana builder's popular 160-foot series. But the owner, a Manhattanite, wanted a larger master suite as well as more space on the...
The fourth of Palmer Johnson's 135 series, Alfa Sea (formerly Cover Drive 2 ) was launched in May 2009 to great fanfare. The sleek performance yacht can reach a top speed of 30 knots but also has a...
There is something unmistakable about a Wally yacht, whether it's the flat hull shape or spartan deck. Indio , a 100-foot yacht Wally launched in late 2009, certainly bears the Wally family...
Fitzroy launched Salperton IV last year following the success of Salperton III . The Ed Dubois-designed boat, designed to be a fast cruising yacht, can reach 25 knots and is designed to travel long...
Hanuman , the most recent launch from Royal Huisman, is based on the famed J-boat of the 1930s. The owner, who has previously owned two other yachts built by the Dutch yard, wanted original details...
Able to reach 29 knots, 135-foot Blink is aptly named. Launched in 2009, the yacht is the second of the Akhir 135 Flybridge Series built by Cantieri di Pisa in Italy. The super-sleek profile by Carlo...
North Carolina-based Hatteras Yachts has earned an enviable reputation for its offshore sportfishing boats. While its motoryachts have attracted a devoted following, it hasn't always stayed on pace...
This stunning design by Luca Brenta, with its gunmetal-gray hull and beige teak decks, is a portend of future sailboat design. The 100-foot Chrisco is certainly a sign of boats to come for builder...
Phoebe , launched in late 2009, is the third of Moonen’s Fast Yacht Series, though it is five feet longer than its sister ships. Phoebe is built of lightweight Sealium, a strong and corrosion...
Called the bestia or beast, this new red-hulled Magnum was launched in late 2009. The boat, using Magnum's solid construction, has posted top speeds of 74 mph with its twin 1800-hp MTU engines mated...
This voluminous vessel, which can accommodate as many as 12 guests, has the kind of salon you might find in a 120-footer. The seating there includes two oversize sofas and four large chairs, enough...
Slipstream is the sister ship to Cloud 9 both of which were designed by Andrew Winch and share the same ship-like hull (though Slipstream 's is black as opposed to Cloud 9 's blue) and classic-but-...
The 240-foot Hanseatic Marine Rabdan (formerly Silver ) offers luxury, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The yacht, the world’s longest private aluminum vessel, was launched in 2007. It is very light for...
The 160-foot Odessa, launched in the summer of 2009, was a milestone for Christensen Yachts. The sleek black hull and silver-gray superstructure makes quite a nautical fashion statement, but the...
The Austal shipyard in Western Australia builds a number of ferries, combat vessels, and patrol boats. Predictably, its 193-foot, fiberglass-composite Outback is a sturdy craft and fast as well, with...
The navy hull of this 197-foot motor yacht has an aggressive warship appearance, but its white layered superstructure is that of a contemporary yacht. Designer Designer Andrew Winch created a...
The Feadship F45 Vantage semicustom series was launched to offer a more competitively priced option than the Dutch builder’s fully custom designs in the same size range. Space is hull number one, and...
Launched in June 2009, 197-foot Arkley combines a bright, contemporary interior by Mark Berryman, with a classical-looking exterior that features large social space and many water sports. The broad...
Trident built by the Royal Van Lent shipyard in 2009, was the 800th yacht from the storied yard. The interior and exterior were both designed by Donald Starkey. The much-awarded yacht designer...
The Tradition 105 is the second of the new Benetti Class series that will be launched in summer 2010. Designer Stefano Righini wanted to transform the new 105 into a large social gathering space, so...

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