Fiftieth anniversaries are among the most highly celebrated occasions, and no wonder. In marriage, spending 50 years with one person says a lot about commitment, loyalty, and love. It should come as no surprise then that gold is the gift given to commemorate this anniversary; it's intimately
Our first look at the Nimbus 365 Coupe. This handy pocket cruiser offers up some big-boat cruising features. It may mean this Nimbus 365 may be a boat you’ll want to move up into—or down into, depending on your starting point. Have a closer look at the low-maintenance design here.More
The design tenets established by the late Jack Hargrave are the underpinnings for Hargrave Custom Yachts. To see how those precepts continue to translate to great boats today, look no further than the used-boat listings, where this Hargrave 109 was still wowing them.More
You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.More
Although the builder True North has only been around since 1999, its parent company, Pearson Composites, has a heritage that stretches back 48 years. (Sailing enthusiasts will recognize it as the manufacturer of J-series boats, one of the standard classes in competitive racing.) But True North's relatively recent arrival on the scene doesn't prevent it from harkening from the same traditions. Her
There are few who would argue that the megayacht industry isn't rife with innovation, particularly when it comes to construction and design. There are, after all, vessels on the water today sporting amenities and control systems that until recently were the stuff of science fiction. And yet there's one area of the industry that has suffered from a conspicuous lack of originality: ownership. To
At last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Vicem, the Turkish builder of cold-molded mahogany boats, presented its new 52-foot Classic Express. (The cold-molding process purportedly produces parts that are stronger and lighter than conventional fiberglass ones and involves laminating layers of
The idea behind the Steyr Motors Hybrid is as elegant as it is simple: tap a diesel's rotational energy by splicing a10-hp/5-kW electric motor/generator between the crankshaft
There's a dilemma that prevents diesel-electric propulsion from being widely adopted in boats and yachts, and it involves one of the
Sparkman & Stephens' Bruce Johnson tells an illustrative story. Recently, a prospective customer stopped by to chat about building a new boat. According to Johnson, the guy wasn't in the least dissatisfied with the relatively new megayacht he currently owns—he loves her and uses her a lot. And he wasn't looking to downsize to a smaller, less-expensive vessel either—the guy's one of the honchos of
The partnership of New Jersey-based Viking Yachts with England's Princess Yachts has produced yet another express cruiser on the drafting board. The project, which is meant to fill the gap between the Viking Sport Cruisers V65 and V85, includes the largest fully resin-infused hull the company has built to date. This Bernard Olesinski-designed vessel should align with Viking's long-held reputation
The Affinity 90 should definitely turn heads when she pulls into port. Part yacht, part sportfisherman, she's not only fast and comfortable, she reportedly eats waves too. At 90 feet overall with a beam of 23 feet, she offers plenty of room to move around in. At
The first thing you'll notice when you examine the photo of the new 44 Sojourn is that she's tall: 16'7'' feet from the waterline to the top of her aluminum radar arch, to be exact. According to Carver, the rationale behind her commanding height is to increase the "usability" of the living spaces
The new Jarrett Bay 77 will be a force to be reckoned with. Packing 2,400-hp MTUs, she's predicted to reach a top speed of 42 knots or nearly 50 mph, downright impressive for a 77-footer that tips the scales at about 60 tons, not counting fuel, water, or provisions. Even throttled back, she should cruise at 37 knots, or better than 42 mph.
It's not just MTU
While C. Raymond Hunt Associates has developed projects of up to 100 feet and more, the Hunt 52 will be the largest yacht under the Hunt Yachts brand. Half again as long as the current flagship Harrier 36, the 52 is nonetheless recognizable from the distinctive lines of her classic Ray Hunt-inspired deep-V hull, which is capped by a sweeping, unbroken sheerline.
I consider myself an evolving environmentalist, although my wife has to occasionally remind me to recycle cardboard cereal boxes and defunct newspapers, and my nostalgia for old-fashioned boatyard fragrances like red-lead primer and tung-oil varnish continues unabated. While progress on the evolutionary has been slow though, it’s also been sure. For months now,
The striking new Alen 55 doesn’t pretend to be anything other than an exceptional runabout, and it serves that role beautifully.
If you think this boat looks slick from the outside (it does!) wait until you see the interior! Have a closer look here. ▶