Boat Design


Designing the Future

One New York college is creating tomorrow’s boatbuilders.

Four college students designed this battlewagon.

So how do you design a 64-foot convertible sportfisherman that makes 50-plus mph, sports eye-catching lines, and runs in a seaway? Just hire four bright college students. Barely out of their teens, a quartet of

Kadey-Krogen 52

Slow, Steady, Bulletproof

Kadey-Krogen designed its 52 to take you anywhere, anytime.

A The raised pilothouse features a reversed windshield and a Portuguese bridge.
B Because it’s so roomy, Kadey-Krogen calls the cockpit space underneath the extended deck her “back porch.”
C Watertight

Altima 77

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

Absolute 43 Fly

Absolute Beauty

A stylish pod-driven Italian import designed for the cruising family.

Absolute’s first ever flying bridge features a large sunlounge and a settee with a table.
Hull-side ports will bring light into the lower cabins, including the master, two guest staterooms and the galley below

Numarine 68 Fly

Turkish Fly

This 68 gives you the option to either hire a crew or run the boat yourself.

A The 68’s flying-bridge deck features a double-wide helm station and large settee.
B Expansive windows bathe the main deck in light.
C Resin infusion and cored laminate shed weight and

Cabo 44 Hardtop Express

Generation Next

There are good reasons why the new Cabo 44 upstaged a TV personality.

A striking blonde holding a microphone doesn’t often come in second in commanding attention. But such was the case at the Miami International Boat Show in February, when a winsome TV personality drew less notice than the black-shrouded boat she was unveiling. Little wonder. Cabo Yachts’

Cheoy Lee Serenity 59

A Peaceful Easy Feeling

This Asian import is aimed at cruising your worries away.

With more than 5,000 vessels delivered, to say that Cheoy Lee is an experienced boatbuilder would be a massive understatement. The company has constructed bluewater sailboats, fishing trawlers, tugboats, and of course, yachts. For the last several years,

Parts & Labor

Wesmac builds classic downeast vessels like the 42-footers Christine

We’re doing quite well,” says Wesmac owner and founder Steve Wessel from his office up in Surry, Maine, just a short drive from Bar Harbor. “It’s been extremely busy.” He’d just come back from Cape Cod, where’d he’d been giving a new owner an ins-and-outs

A Riviera Runabout

An offshoot of the Rodriquez Shipyard, which was founded in 1887, Morgan Yachts has been building Italian versions of classic U.S. workboats since 1991. Traditionally, downeast-style and commuter-inspired vessels over 45 feet have been the company’s mainstay, but now it’s venturing down to the 30-foot range.

The 33 Dinghy (an oxymoron for most of us) is

An Owner's Options

Entering a line that includes a 36-, 44-, and 47-footer, the new 63-foot Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht was designed to provide not only more luxury but also more layout options. Owners will be able to choose either a three- or four-cabin arrangement. In the three-cabin version there’s a galley at the base of the stairs and to port, while in the four-cabin version, a

Star-studded Boats

A beautifully maintained 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman would turn the head of any classic-boat enthusiast. But what would make such a vessel even more desirable? How about if that classic boat had starred in a classic movie with a couple of Hollywood icons?

In January, an unidentified buyer won

A Boat is Born, Part IV

Makaira’s hull is being constructed via infusion. Resin, under a vacuum, is drawn through feed lines. This process results in a lightweight, yet sturdy hull. Note the red resin being drawn up the transom.

This is the fourth installment of an exclusive six-part series in which PMY has been bringing you a first-hand account of

Horizon Bandido 148

When you’re packing a six-figure Leisure Craft Classic 700 runabout in your yacht’s tender garage, you know you’ve got something special. That’s exactly what Juan Carlos “J.C.” Espinosa intended when he added this feature and a mix of other high-class elements to his design of the Horizon Bandido 148.

According to Espinosa, Drettmann, the exclusive