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Ice Capades

 A new yacht charter offers unscheduled access to the thrills and chills of Antarctica. To stand on an Antarctic shore in high summer and watch 20,000 penguins toddle to and fro is one of the world’s great travel experiences. The sight of the tuxedoed birds—darting over the surf like dolphins, bursting from the water onto the […]

True Wind

Mondango 3, a 186-foot ketch built by Alloy Yachts, was designed for serious sailing, but it offers passengers the trappings of the most glamorous superyachts.      With its dramatic rig and low-riding navy-blue hull, Mondango 3 is drawing a lot of attention on its maiden voyage from New Zealand—where it was built by Alloy Yachts from […]

FrontRunners October 2014 MACHINES AND GEAR

Space Ship Foster and Partners is known best for its unconventional architectural projects, including the under-construction Apple headquarters, which, because of its circular shape and mile-long circumference, has been likened to a giant spaceship. The British firm has also dabbled in boat design, creating vessels that are as distinctive as its buildings. It worked on […]

No Room for the Blues

Virtually every inch of Solandge, a Lürssen-built 279-footer distinguished by the bold hue of its exterior and the opulence of its interior, is designed to ensure that passengers enjoy the voyage.  The owners of Solandge had plenty of time to develop and refine their vision for the 279-foot mega­yacht, which was built by Lürssen and delivered last […]

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