Cakewalk from Derecktor shipyards

America Overcoming

The biggest build from an American shipyard in 80 years represents more than just another new yacht.

Piece by piece, the workers at Derecktor’s shipyard in Bridgeport, Connecticut put together what may turn out to be the most important vessel

Horizon Vision 74

A greener, long-range cruiser that is available turnkey.

A lot of new boats will have debuted at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show by the time this issue hits newsstands. Among the plethora of vessels, Horizon Yachts' first Vision 74 CMY to arrive stateside stands out, due primarily to the sheer amount of

Maritimo 73 Motoryacht

Biggest Yet: This Australian builder set out to create a boat that would showcase its plans for the future. Did it succeed?

The launch of a new flagship is always a telling moment for a boatbuilder. That's because she's always more than just a boat. She should be the largest, best-equipped, best-designed, and most stylish vessel

Outer Reef 86 Yachtfish

A - A 6-kW Furuno radar with a four-foot array displays on 10-inch monitors in both the pilot≠house and flying bridge.
B - You can launch the Novurania 430?DL using the 2000-pound capacity Brower davit with wire≠less remote.
C - Sleep easy with a 105-pound CQR plow holding you in place. The anchor is attached to 350' of 1/2"

Warwick 55-meter Motoryacht

You expect to see innovation all over a new boat, but in the placement of the deck furniture? Well, even standard features such as this got a rethink on this 55-meter (180-foot) design from Warwick Yachts. The New Zealand builder cast off the typical centerline bench-style settee on the aft deck in favor of two C-shape settees in the corners of the bulwarks. The

Sessa C43

Sometimes looks aren’t deceiving. This boat really is fast.

Italian builders are well known for their stylish exterior lines and opulent interiors, but because of that people sometimes assume that these builders have neglected other things—like performance. Sessa’s C43 stops such conjectures

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

The Tin Man

It’s 1945, a world war is raging, and a mine just below the surface in Odessa Harbor on the Black Sea comes into contact with the bow of Herbert Phillips’ Liberty Ship and blows it off. The boat survives, and after three months of in-water repairs, Phillips, who is just a year out of the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, notes how well this


A fast, coastal Maine-built cruiser with exquisite detailing.

Dubbed Whistler, Lyman-Morse’s newest custom build slipped into the St. Georges River in Thomaston, Maine, on a nippy, gray Thursday in late May. On her inaugural run she reportedly reached a top speed of

Ted Hood Coastal Explorer 52

Designing boats for more than 50 years has given Ted Hood a pretty good perspective on what pleases owners. And one of the things he says makes them really happy is discovering new ways to make their lives easier. It’s not surprising then that Hood’s new 52-foot passagemaker is full of such innovations.

Take the placement of the dinghy. An innovative crane design allows the tender to be

Cabo Yachts 52 Flybridge

Laid up in the desert, this boat is built for serious ocean travels.

The new Cabo Yachts 52 Flybridge (FB) and last year’s Cabo 52 Express may share the same Divinycell-cored hull and 1,675-hp Caterpillar C32s in their engine rooms, but that’s about it. From her Pipewelder’s tower to her saloon, the 52 FB is both a new and

Marlow 70E

A passagemaker that's efficient and environmentally conscious.

The first time I went aboard the Marlow Explorer 70E Mark II, she was tied up next to the Rod and Reel Club on Miami’s posh Hibiscus Island. It was late, with a boat-show party going on, and the feeling under the live oaks was pure nautical romance. Lanterns on the

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