Boating: Pace and Space

Two years ago, Finland’s Nautor’s Swan replaced its venerable fiberglass-hulled Swan 82 sailing yacht with the carbon-fiber-hulled Swan 80FD, a lighter 80-foot vessel with a flush deck—thus the FD designation. Now for sailors seeking a yacht with a greater emphasis on comfort, Nautor’s Swan has added the 80S to its Maxi collection of high-performance sailing […]

Vacation Homes: Sailing Points

Like many vacation-home communities, the new Limassol Marina in Cyprus offers homeowners direct access to a beach. But this $470 million development in the eastern Mediterranean presents an even more compelling perk for boat owners: the ability to step directly from your residence onto your yacht. Limassol Marina, which welcomed its first residents in January, […]

Toys of Summer: Short Sail

An owner of a lakefront vacation home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, recently sought to purchase a small boat that he could use to teach his children how to sail. He soon discovered the diminutive PocketShip, a roughly 15-foot-long kit boat that is light enough to be pulled up on the beach and easily trailered, yet […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Low Glider

THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind two-person submersible glider built by Hawkes Ocean Technologies. A trip to the Bahamas for three days of training in the glider with its signer, Graham Hawkes. $1.6 million Graham Hawkes is something of a mad scientist in the world of water-going vessels. As part of his company’s Deep Flight line of […]

Boating: Gentleman Racer

Jerry Gilbreath made a career out of designing, building, and racing speedboats that were faster than some supercars. By the time he retired from racing five years ago, the powerboat pilot had notched more than 25 speed records and nine world championships in a span of four decades. So even in retirement, Gilbreath would seem […]