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One Night in Rio

I hopped down to West Palm Beach recently for the debut of the Rio Yachts Granturismo 56 on the docks at Palm Harbor Marina. In a nutshell, the whole thing was very Palm Beach-y. A light breeze off the ocean, beautiful women in cocktail dresses, older guys wearing blazers and watches that could pay my rent for a year, and a live band jamming with tasteful restraint as the champagne flowed like water. But the star of the show was the boat, a fully customizable express cruiser from Rio Yachts, a newcomer to the market.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

When’s the last time you left your boating comfort zone? I’m talking about pushing yourself a bit beyond where you’ve been before. Perhaps it’s been a while. Maybe you have a good reason. (“We ended up there because I knew we could make it back for that meeting on Monday.”) Or perhaps you have some other excuse for staying close to home. (“That port engine acted up a few weeks ago, and we’re not quite sure we figured out why.”) And of course, that’s all okay.

New Boats Notebook - May 2014

New Boats Notebook

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.

Malibu Blues

 

You can file this one under: What the what???!

According the New York Post, noted yachtsman and owner of the 414-foot megayacht Octopus, Paul Allen, recently sold his $28 million Malibu beachfront mansion to CBS president and CEO Les Moonves because he “hated the sound of the ocean.”

Yes you read that correctly.

What's the Brokerage Market for a MJM 34z

We spoke to three brokers who had MJM 34zs listed online to get their take on the market for these lively Down East-inspired cruisers. Here’s what they had to say about style, efficiency, and geography.

MJM 34z

We spoke to three brokers who had MJM 34zs listed online to get their take on the market for these lively Down East-inspired cruisers. Here’s what they had to say about style, efficiency, and geography.