Boats

Boats

Sea Force IX 91.5

Sometimes a fishing boat is more than just a fishing boat. Sometimes it is a personal statement announcing the owner’s sense of sophistication and elegance. The new Sea Force IX 91.5 Skybridge Sport Yacht may represent the apotheosis of just such a boat. She is more than 91 feet long and sports an enormous enclosed flying bridge with another fully equipped helm

Viking 42 Convertible

From out of South Jersey comes another Viking build that may be destined to become a classic. Although she is the smallest Viking, the 42 has a big attitude. With aggressively raked lines and a dark visor contrasting with her expansive foredeck, the 42 certainly looks ready to rumble offshore. And a cockpit with a built-in mezzanine, a transom door with lift gate,

Hemingway’s Pilar

Two serendipitous (but very different) meetings with the most famous sportfishing vessel of all time—Hemingway’s Pilar. The year was 1992, and I was in Cuba working on a magazine story about marinas and other aspects of the Cuban marine scene.

Ocean Alexander 90

The 30-year-old boatbuilder Ocean Alexander is introducing a 90-footer that looks and feels like a much larger yacht. A wide 22-foot beam produces an airy feel throughout the vessel, particularly in her main saloon where oversized windows create an interior that is awash in sunlight.

Luhrs 37 IPS

With its new 37 IPS, Luhrs has set out to prove that big things really can come in smaller packages. The boat is the first in the builder’s Canyon Series line, which Luhrs claims is the only group of sportfishing boats under 39 feet that can boast two staterooms and two heads. As such, the 37 aims to compete with other convertibles that might dwarf her in size

Carver 44 Sojourn

Webster’s Dictionary defines “sojourn” as “a brief or temporary stay; a visit,” which makes the word a fitting moniker for this 44-footer from Carver, the Pulaski, Wisconsin, company known for producing cruising boats outfitted with interiors with surprisingly large amounts of room. The 44, which can be outfitted with joystick controlled IPS pods, has loads of

Coastal Craft 450 IPS

Founded in 1997, Coastal Craft is a British Columbia company that specializes in creating aluminum-hull boats, has a new flagship—the 450 IPS—and by all accounts she lives up to the company’s reputation for sturdy, comfortable builds. She also sports some performance features that are fairly impressive, particularly for a cruiser. Coastal Craft builds the 450 with

Sasga 12

Holding with the strong undercurrent of nostalgia in today’s boating environment, Barracuda Yacht Design will soon unveil the Sasga 12, a “Balearic-style” motoryacht which is inspired by traditional Menorcan fishing rowboats commonly known as Llats. The two keys to the resemblance between the boats are the Sasga’s rounded stern section and her distinctive beam,

Nisi 2400

Designed with the iconic motoryachts of the 1930s and ‘40s in mind, the yacht exudes classical styling that will ensure her owners stand apart from the pack. Of note are her large aft sunpad and the panoramic frameless windows

Nordhavn 63

Nordhavn has always been renowned for building boats with distinctive lines and rugged silhouettes, and the new 63 from the California-based company is no exception. The boat shares a hull form with Nordhavn’s popular 55 and 60, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its own dynamic design attributes. Most strikingly, the 63 features an aft wheelhouse. This

Wider 42

In times of economic strife, most people shy away from evolutionary business concepts, instead preferring to hunker down and ride out the storm with older, more comfortable ideas. But a lack of dynamism in business leads to stagnation—and stagnation to death. The business of boatbuilding is no exception. But thankfully, Tilli Antonelli is not “most people.”

Marquis Yachts Expands in the Mediterranean

Marquis Yachts has appointed Ventures Limited as its authorized dealer in Malta, Libya, and Tunisia. “We are thrilled that Ventures will be representing Marquis Yachts throughout the central ports of the

Mediterranean,” said Erik Nelson, VP of Marquis Yachts. “This is a geographic area that is populated with beautiful yacht centers frequented by yachting