CONTRIBUTING BOATING EDITOR

Diane Byrne is a longtime yachting journalist, specializing in the megayacht market; she has covered the industry since 1993. She is the founder and editor of MegayachtNews.com, a daily-updated website devoted to luxury yachts, which has been referenced by Reuters, CBS MarketWatch, Forbes.com, and others. Byrne regularly contributes yachting articles to Robb Report that cover the spectrum from small speedboats to private yachts rivaling the sizes of cruise ships. She is also a proud member of several key organizations, including the United States Superyacht Association, the International Superyacht Society, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and the Association for Women in Communications, the latter of which has presented her with a prestigious award for best feature writing.

The Toys of Summer 2012: Atlantis 58

The Atlantis 58, the new flagship of the Azimut Benetti Group’s Atlantis brand, offers a wealth of ways to enjoy the water this summer—from manning the helm as the vessel reaches speeds as fast as 40 knots to working up a sweat in the optional belowdecks gym before going for a swim. The 58-foot yacht’s […]

Marquis Yachts Makes It Airy and Open

When Marquis Yachts introduced its Sport Yacht series five years ago, buyers gravitated toward the new big-boat models. With design inside and out by Nuvolari-Lenard, a renowned megayacht design firm, Marquis’ offerings boasted big-boat details that other production craft did not. The Marquis 630, the third model in the Sport Yacht series, continues the tradition. […]

Cranchi Makes Room for the Kids

Twin cabins are ideal for single adult friends or, even better, families with kids. Cranchi takes the latter into consideration with the unusual setup aboard the new M40 ST. This express-style yacht has a third cabin with three single berths, rather than just twins. Typically, a stateroom for this many people would be seen aboard […]

Chris-Craft’s Cool Cruiser

Chris-Craft builds sport boats favored as both primary vessels and tenders. Not only do they look fast, they are fast. The Corsair 36 is the latest that will surely turn heads, not just because of the nearly 42-knot top speed, but also for Chris-Craft’s classic-meets-modern innovative amenities. At first glance, the cockpit seems best suited […]

The Open-Minded Atlantis 58

Open yachts feature exactly what their name suggests: big, open spaces for relaxing and sunning. Atlantis takes the open yacht concept even further with its new Atlantis 58 flagship. Sure, the yacht has a terrific cockpit for lounging or dining. There’s also a sliding sunroof, a feature found aboard several other open-style yachts. But when’s […]

A Place for Privacy at Sea onboard E&E

When the owner of the 121-foot expedition yacht Jasmin wanted a new yacht, he envisioned the features that made her a hit on the charter circuit, with a few twists. E&Eis the result, measuring 138 feet. Built by Turkey-based Cizgi Yacht and designed by Holland-based Vripack, E&E places all guest accommodations on the bridge deck, […]

Sanlorenzo’s Newest Model, the SL94

The latest semicustom model from Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo bridges the gap between the Italian yard’s SL88 and SL104 models. The new yacht reflects Sanlorenzo’s efforts to employ some big-boat thinking, with such features as a flybridge that is larger than those of most similar yachts, plus a transom garage that can stow a 15-foot RIB […]

Horizon Yacht Introduces Its First Catamaran

Catamarans have come a long way in terms of their appeal as pleasure vessels, and Taiwanese shipbuilder Horizon Yacht takes them a step further with its newest model, the PC58—the yard’s first foray into the category. The dual hulls of the nearly 60-foot-long boat provide the PC58 with a beam of 24.5 feet, which is […]