Raising the Stakes
Altima Yachts ups its game with the intro of the 77, a fishable motoryacht.
Altima Yachts came on the scene eight years ago as Frank Sciortino sought to produce well- built, well-appointed cruising vessels at what he calls “a reasonable investment level.” Now after meeting that goal, Sciortino wants to take his fleet
It wasn’t until I piloted the Altima 45 Euro Sedan up Fort Lauderdale’s New River that I began to appreciate this vessel’s close-quarter-handling characteristics.
For those not familiar with the New River, it’s a heavily trafficked waterway—both by commercial and recreational vessels—about the width of my thumb and as deep as a pothole, with several blind turns, bridges, and other nautical
The Altima 61 Pilothouse is a scaled-up version of the builder's 56 Pilothouse. But the addition of 5'1" did not necessitate a significant increase in either clearance or freeboard—the freeboard of 7'7" forward and 5'5" aft remains the same, while the clearance to the top of the radar arch increased three
Who among us has not, after boarding dozens of boats and talking to dozens of salespeople, wished we could just design and build our next boat ourselves so she would be exactly the way we want her? Well, that's precisely the position Frank Scortino found himself in some eight years ago. An experienced boater and successful businessman from Montreal, he was looking for a 50-something-foot