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Absolute 52

Absolute is turning heads in Europe. Can it do the same in America?

If you’re a boatbuilder who’s bent on competing in the United States, you better have two things: a lot of boatbuilding experience and a good idea of what Americans like and what they don’t. America’s financial landscape is littered with the bones of companies who entered what is

Just Launched: Fairline Targa 58 Gran Turismo

Fit for a Queen

A renowned British boatbuilder blends some new technology with old-world luxury.

Fairline has always been known for designing exceptionally seakindly boats that also have elegant, understated lines. This British builder is also known for crafting lush interiors that are stunning enough for the Queen Mum herself. The new

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

Mochi 74 Dolphin Cruiser

Lobster Chic

Mochi’s 74 Dolphin Cruiser redefines lobster boats to add European élan.

Downeast tradition combined with a dash of European pizazz.

Mochi Craft says its 74 Dolphin Cruiser was inspired by traditional Downeast lobster boats, but she looks like no lobster

Mega Shift

Princess and Viking Sport Cruisers launch a superyacht series and do some re-badging.

Not quite 15 years ago, I sea-trialed the first Viking Sport Cruiser to hit the States, a sleek mid-ranger with euro-style cachet and lotsa performance pizazz. As the day unfolded, I remember feeling increasingly mystified about the “strategic alliance” behind the V52 Express’ Anglo-American

Sabre 52 Salon Express

In 2007 Sabre Yachts launched a 52-foot Salon Express as the flagship of its motor-yacht fleet. She fit right in with her Downeast family in terms of both style and, with twin Caterpillar C15 straight-shaft inboards, propulsion.

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

Sunreef 70 Power

Cat on the Run

A longtime sailboat builder brings its first powercat to the States.

I’ve always wanted a boat with a hot tub on the flying bridge. So I took particular interest in the Sunreef 70 Power named Sea Bass, which has that and more, the result of the wide beam afforded by the catamaran hull design that makes this boat an

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

Gamefisherman 42 Express

Pelagic Warrior

This custom 42-footer was designed for one thing: taking on big game.

As you’d expect from a builder of sportfishing boats, Gamefisherman designs every vessel starting in the cockpit. The 42 Express’ has an insulated transom fishbox that’s five feet across and plumbed to an ice chipper that can make 600 pounds of shaved

Spencer 70

Triple Threat

Volvo Penta and Spencer Yachts reunite to build another breakthrough IPS boat, and this time it’s a 70-footer.

At Spencer, high-tech boats are built in much the same way traditional wooden boats were.

In a bay in a boatyard in Manns Harbor, North Carolina, a 70-foot custom sportfisherman is

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