As the name suggests, Cheoy Lee Shipyard's Marco Polo series of Transocean Explorer yachts is intended for voyaging to the far reaches of the globe. But unlike the plethora of expedition-style yachts that have come to define the genre, this new offering is more a blend of merchant ship and motoryacht.
The Thames Estuary in winter is not necessarily a place you'd choose for a cruise. For many yachtsmen, even in summer it's a necessary evil: the strangely blank, slightly foreboding link between the river and the sea.
Thousands of boats pass through every year. Local motoryachts based in the scenic upper reaches of the river make an annual pilgrimage downstream—from bucolic Henley,
Even with many cruises under her hull, this Feadship finds circling South America extraordinary.
Editor's Note: We recently introduced you to the South American circumnavigation that the Feadship Queen of Diamonds undertook from late 2004 through 2005. Capt. Ian van der Watt, who has been master of Queen of