Dave Kelley

Boating: Pull of the Pacific

Don Gilman, president of Gilman Yachts, had an ample fleet of Browards, Vikings, and Hatterases on display last February at the Miami International Boat Show. However, there was one particular yacht that he was bursting to show visitors at his crowded slip: the $1.18 million Horizon 62. The new addition to his stable of yachts […]

The Best of the Best 2003: Megayachts – Feadship Wedge Too

There is no escaping the work of Philippe Starck. The Frenchman has designed everything from toothbrushes to South Beach hotels and Aprilia motorcycles to European disposal sites. Given his expansive portfolio, it is surprising that Starck had never designed a yacht. “I am an environmentalist and a left-winger,” Starck explains. “Yachts are among the daftest […]

Designs of the Times

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 argues, and hardly an architectural wonder.   Designer Luiz de Basto, whose yachts have been nominated three times […]

Life At Sea: For Better and for Worse

The story is true, the names hidden to protect the guilty. A yacht sets sail from a West Coast port, heading north on an Alaskan cruise, with a new crewmember on board. Just before setting out, the owner takes the captain aside. The owner says he is uncomfortable with the new crewmember and wants him […]