Front Runners October 2015: Presto Change-O

The Kormaran is many boats in one. It’s a runabout; it’s a catamaran; it’s a trimaran. The Kormaran ( is all of those and more. The 23-foot vessel can transform into six different configurations at the push of a button. It was developed and built in Austria and was expected to make its official debut at the […]

Best of the Best 2012: Production Boats: Frauscher 1017 GT

Launched last September, the Frauscher 1017 GT ( is an exceptional racer that represents the pinnacle of performance and design from the 85-year-old Austrian shipyard. The 33-foot 1017 GT (named for the boat’s 10.17-meter length) is equipped with dual 300 hp engines—which can be upgraded to 430 hp apiece—and can reach a top speed of […]

Heidi Schröck 2004 Ruster Ausbruch “Turner”

Tasting notes: A close relative of Hungarian Tokaji. Shows deep, sun-ripened concentration and magnificent mineral-laced terroir. Worth knowing: This wine’s name refers to the town of Rust on Austria’s Neusiedlersee, where humid conditions favor the growth of the desirable botrytis cinerea fungus, and to the late-harvest style, ausbruch, a term indicating that the botrytised grapes […]