Heli and High Water

The quickest, most convenient type of yacht tender may be worth the compromise on space.  “I don’t worry about money anymore,” the Iowa businessman Roy Carver was quoted as saying in 1975. “I worry about time—how much time do I have left? Everything I do is based on making as much of the day, the […]

Great Escapes September 2013

SOUTH PACIFIC Hemisphere, the world’s largest sailing catamaran, is living up to its name in 2013, having made its way from ports in the Caribbean through the Panama Canal to spend fall and winter exploring French Polynesia. Launched by the United Kingdom’s Pendennis shipyard in 2011 with interiors by Michael Leach Design, the 145-foot yacht […]

Chart Toppers

Despite stormy conditions and dire forecasts in the yachting industry, the world’s top shipyards launched a flotilla of magnificent megayachts in 2011. Several of these dramatically appointed vessels recently joined the charter market, offering amenities ranging from an onboard Michelin-starred chef to a 46-foot inflatable waterslide. Of the many fine launches from the past year, […]

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