Feature: All Decked Out

Portofino, St. Barts, Southeast Alaska, and Nantucket have distinctive dress codes. From the latest spring and summer menswear collections—which feature wind- and water-repellent jackets, linen and cashmere knits, and a boatload of seaworthy accessories—we chose ensembles that are perfect fits for these prime yachting destinations. And we offer suggestions on how to spend your time […]

Chartered Territories: A Truly Tall Tale

As the world’s largest sloop, the 247-foot-long Mirabella V tends to draw attention to herself. In fact, her mast, rising nearly 300 feet from the deck, is so tall that pilots complained it was a distraction when they flew near the yacht’s anchorage in Prickly Bay, Grenada. This was going to be the point of […]

Chartered Territories: O Stands for Opulence

Those who charter Christina O join a roster of passengers who have included John F. Kennedy, the Aga Khan, Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Rudolph Nureyev, J. Paul Getty, Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, and King Farouk. Built in 1943 by Canadian Vickers as an Atlantic convoy escort, she was converted into a pleasure yacht by shipping […]

Chartered Territories: Two from Antigua

We had a large group of friends who wanted to be together on a Caribbean cruise, but we also wanted the intimacy of a medium- to large-size yacht, not something as grand as Christina O. Our charter broker, Yachting Partners International, offered a tandem charter as a solution. With the 135-foot Seven Sins and the […]

Chartered Territories: Under the Tahitian Moon

A vessel the caliber of Charlatan is an anomaly in the South Pacific, which, unlike the Caribbean, suffers from a paucity of crewed luxury yachts. This is unfortunate when you consider that this region, including the islands of Tahiti that we visited on our charter, is as exotic today as it was when Captain Cook […]