Prestige Yachts 500 S

Prestige Yachts 500 S

“Beauty without excess.” This was Prestige’s goal when designing its 500 S, a boat that is sure to impress with her clean lines, nimble performance, and efficient use of interior space. Her exterior speaks for itself, with a sleek, low profile that lends a certain elegance whether at the dock or slicing through open water. Her

2011 Engines Review - Pod Drives

The Power of One

Will ZF and SeaVee shake up the boating world with their single-pod center console?

One of the best things about the Miami International Boat Show is that it’s so big, I always find at least one thing there that I never expected. This year the surprise was a 34-foot center console with a

2011 Engines Review - Twin Disc

Master of Maneuverability

Twin Disc’s new joystick-control system may give those pod drives a run for their money.

Let’s begin this treatise on maneuverability on a historical note—or rather two of them. The first dates back to an enjoyable dinner I had with Bill Barry-Cotter in Australia several years ago. Barry-Cotter, of course, is


Yachting Enlightenment

Heesen’s Aluminum Series launches

In April 2011 Heesen released Air. The following month its first all-aluminum yacht, the 50-meter (164-foot) Satori (above), hit the water for her sea trials. Named for the first step of enlightenment toward Nirvana, she tips the scales at just under 500 gross tons (a key figure

Azimut 38

Azimut 38

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

That’s why Azimut put so much time and care into developing the 38. The boat measures 39 feet and makes efficient use of that space, particularly on her flying bridge, which houses a sunpad and sofa area. Down below, the master cabin features spacious wardrobes that make the

Lazzara Breeze 76

Lazzara Breeze 76

If your question is “which new luxury cruising yacht should I check out next time I’m in the market?” then the answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The breeze to be exact—the Breeze 76 from Lazzara. This yacht packs a lot into her 76'5" LOA: an expansive flying bridge with a helm station, shaded lounge area, seating section

Hunt Yachts 44 Express Cruiser

Hunt Yachts 44 Express Cruiser

If you’re in the hunt for a day cruiser with a smooth ride, classic American lines, and exceptional interior space for a boat her size, you may want to check out the 44 Express Cruiser from Hunt. The boat was designed for those who liked the looks, performance, and amenities of the company’s 52-footer but who wanted

Cold-Molded Carolina Boats

Cold-Molded Carolina

Looking to build a custom battlewagon?
Maybe it’s time to consider a jig boat.

A five-axis router is used to cut the frames that are laid out and become the jig.

I’ve heard many boaters tell me that someday they’d

Protector Tuaranga 38

Protector Tuaranga 38

Oakland, California-based Protector Boats holds firm to the idea that the world is three-quarters water and that their customers should be able to enjoy almost every inch of that expanse. And with the new Tuaranga 38, which is typically rugged, sturdy, and fast, Protector aims to let the owners enjoy those waters regardless of

Horizon PC58

Horizon PC58

Lions and tigers and 59-foot cats that can hit nearly 30 mph at WOT? Oh my! The Horizon Group is set to launch its PC58 power cat at this fall’s Fort Lauderdale boat show. The yacht, whose elegant lines were engineered by Jupiter, Florida’s Winchester Design Group,

Viking 66 Convertible

Viking 66 Convertible

Undaunted by the Great Recession, Viking just keeps aggressively churning out serious fishing boats for the serious fisherman. The 66 Convertible, which will debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is the company’s fifth new model introduced over the past several months. It combines the builder’s

Sunreef Power 75

You may never have seen a boat quite like the Sunreef Power 75, a tri-deck cat outfitted for serious sportfishing. Sunreef introduced a powerboat line in 2008, and it instantly became a hit. The 75 is a step up from the 70-foot base model. Her dual-hull design gives her excellent stability, a 4'9" draft, and an 8,000-mile range. The wide beam provides abundant

Heesen launches a 47-meter

Catch Some Air

The Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts has delivered the 47-meter (154-foot) Air (above), the sixth 47-meter in the series (the sistership to 2009’s Blind Date, 2008’s Elandess), and has three more currently under construction.

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