Danielle Cutler Wallin

Boating: The Princess Tide

LVMH’s impressive stable of luxury brands includes, among others, fashion labels Louis Vuitton and Givenchy; Champagne houses Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot; and the Royal Van Lent shipyard, which produces Fead­ship megayachts. In 2008, the Paris-based conglomerate expanded its maritime presence with the purchase of Princess Yachts, a reputable British builder that is now […]

Christensen’s Repeat Client Builds on Past Projects

Although experienced yachtsman John Rosatti liked his last boat from Christensen Shipyards, Nice N’ Easy, he took the opportunity on his new, 162-foot vessel from the shipyard, Remember When, to make a few changes. While the feel of Remember When is reminiscent of his last yacht, the interior design from Carol Williamson is a bit […]

Westport Unveils its 7th in the 164 Series

The Washington State–based Westport Yachts added another winner to its flagship 164 series. Built in composite, the semi-displacement trideck motor yacht Boardwalk tastefully carries on the torch. She boasts exterior styling by noted designer Donald Starkey, with naval architecture from William Garden, who penned the whole series. Westport Yachts handled the interior design, which features […]

Mia Elise: A New Generation of Trinity Yachts

A repeat client might wonder what could possibly differentiate this 164-foot (50-meter) motor yacht from the six other Trinity yachts that this enthusiast has owned in the past 10 years. “Mia Elise has a tender garage, a fifth guest stateroom on the pilothouse deck, a raised seating area on the aft main deck, and a […]

Off The Charts

The world’s top charter yachts have always followed a predictable path: They spend their summers in the Mediterranean and their winters in the Caribbean. This winter, however, some of the biggest and best boats are charting new courses to such exotic locales as the Maldives and even Madagascar. The Caribbean remains the region of choice […]

Designed to Charter

The Feadship group escorted another beauty out of its De Vries shed in early October. The 207-foot (63-meter) Lady Britt wowed the crowd with its quintessential Feadship finesse. But one thing sets this steel-and-aluminum megayacht apart: It sports six large lower-deck guest staterooms, two of which convert to full-beam VIP suites, allowing better equality in […]

Winter Thrill

The portrait of a perfect charter yacht varies with every passenger’s preferences. Some charter clients care most about the quality—and the equality—of the staterooms. Others might be focused on the yacht’s outdoor spaces and water toys. For some, a first-rate crew is of foremost concern, while others place a premium on fuel efficiency and range. […]

The Robb Reader: Randy Morton

Randy Morton, president and chief operating officer of the Bellagio resort and casino in Las Vegas, has spent 30 years in the hotel business—after giving up his dream at age 17 of becoming a professional hockey player. But even from an early age, Morton showed a penchant for hospitality: When he was 6 years old, […]

The Latest Yacht from Nobiskrug: Sycara V

Hot on the heels of the August launch of Nobiskrug’s Jamaica Bay, the sublime 223-foot (68-meter) Sycara V debuted to the world at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Its sturdy exterior houses an interior that exudes light and a spacious, barrier-free modern flow. Built in steel and aluminum, Sycara V’s go-anywhere exterior styling was […]

Benetti Resurrects a Sixties Model

Debuting at September’s Cannes Boat Show, the Delfino 93 relaunched Italian yachtbuilder Benetti’s Delfino line, a throwback to the sixties. The 1969 Genoa Trade Fair initially acted as stage to the series, which the company unveiled recently as part of its new Benetti Class fleet. The 93 is the first to launch. The 93 (28.5 […]

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