Inspiration is a funny thing. At one time boatbuilders looked to on-road engine designs for the newest technologies. Then, as the popularity of boating exploded, they discovered powerplants designed just for marine applications, whether hanging off the transom or rumbling under the deck of an inboard cruiser. But as many of us know, everything works in cycles, and for 2007 a number of engine
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Looking to up his own ante on indulgence afloat, the owner of the 38-meter (125-foot) Man of Steel has commissioned Heesen Yachts to build a 50-meter successor, scheduled for delivery in 2008. Though she's far from the biggest motoryacht around, she packs an impressive array of creature comforts
The latest and largest project yet undertaken by this venerable Maine builder is a classy, 94-foot motoryacht that was designed in collaboration with the C. Raymond Hunt organization. She is being built for the owner of Tumblehome, a similarly styled Lyman-Morse 90-footer designed and built by the
Aicon hopes the accolades will
Ever since the paddlewheel gave way to the screw propeller, there has been little fundamental change in the way that ships and boats are propelled through the water. Over the last century or so, engines and hull forms have evolved substantially, but the means of converting horsepower into thrust has remained pretty much the same: a rotating propeller accelerates the surrounding water in one
Although she’s one of the shorter offerings in Horizon’s line of Taiwanese-built motoryachts (which includes models ranging from 62 to more than 130 feet), the new 68 delivers an impressively long list of features and amenities. Her standard equipment includes virtually everything: navigation electronics,
When the first Island Pilot 395 was introduced two years ago, she defied established convention and raised a lot of eyebrows, partly due to her distinctive angular styling, but mainly
Some people think “classic” and “stylish” are at opposite ends of the spectrum, i.e., traditional versus modern. However, some classics never go out of style, like two-seater sports cars and the basic black cocktail dress. Among the ranks of these durable classic styles is the raised-pilothouse
New Zealander Peter Bethune, a one-time oil-exploration engineer now solidly into 100-percent
Some years ago, as a means of expanding and diversifying its product offerings, New Jersey-based Viking Yachts forged a strategic alliance with England’s Princess Yachts to produce the Viking Sport Cruisers line. Now, as Viking sets its sights on building a line of custom motoryachts, it has
A few years ago, Tom Murphy was pretty sure he wanted absolutely nothing to do with Hargrave Custom Yachts.
A few months ago, having spent two years working with Murphy, Hargrave Custom Yachts was pretty sure it never wanted to deal with another yacht owner like him again.
Funny, then, how
Who among us isn’t keenly interested in acquiring something new or different? When it comes to the amenities aboard your yacht, this can translate to something as simple as taking the latest home trend or a familiar object from land-based life and incorporating it—with a twist, of course—into offshore living.
And that’s happening with increasing frequency
It's abundantly clear that San Juan Yachts has found a look and a style to stay with. Each model, from the 30-foot Express to the 48-foot Fly Bridge, retains the distinctive air of the original San Juan 38. So it’s no surprise that the new 40-foot Fly Bridge adheres to the same proven concept: handsome
To many surveyors and their clients, the moisture meter is the ne plus ultra of laminate-testing tools, a technical leap and a half beyond whacking the boat with a soft-faced hammer. But not for long...
You're at the broker's sales dock, looking at a glistening yacht thinking, "You know, this boat has me written all over it." Without a second thought, you race up the boarding steps and clamber aboard. Yes!
Vic Edelbrock's 66th birthday was, to say the least, memorable. He and his wife Nancy were out in Catalina Island, California, that day in August 2002, when she handed him a rolled-up sheet of paper swathed in a big red, white, and blue bow. When he unwrapped it, he discovered a
It’s just a question of time. Even the most diehard sailors will eventually be tempted to come over to “the dark side,” forgoing the laborious winching, hauling, and hoisting of sails in favor of simply turning a key and motoring off into the sunset. So it’s to be expected that some sailboat builders might make the
Remember that old saw that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Fugghedaboutit. Hatteras, one of the most venerable names in sportfishing, has literally reinvented its approach to building sportfishing yachts. In designing their new 60-foot Convertible, Hatteras’ engineers have slashed weight with such a
It’s been said that you never really know how much you love something until it’s gone, and that love can make a person do crazy things…
If you’ve ever taken delivery of a new boat, you may have experienced conflicting emotions. Sure, it was exciting to take delivery, but
The Krogen faithful descended on Newport, RI to ring in the special birthday in style. See more here. ▶
FLIR today announced that the M500 will now offer a cooled thermal imager. This cutting-edge technology promises to bring better situational awareness and collision avoidance to boaters. Learn more about it here. ▶
Thinking of a unique name for your new boat can be tough, that's why we created a Boat Name Generator.
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