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.
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.
The Moorings has been working with its partner Robertson and Caine, the South African builder of Leopard powercats that supplies its charter fleet, and together the two companies have updated the designs with an eye toward comfort and versatility.
When one thinks of Carver Yachts, there’s no question interior volume is a big part of the equation. But it’s worthwhile to find out what a boat can do for performance, in addition to her creature comforts. As you can imagine, we did that too. Get a sneak peak at what the Carver C52 Command Bridge has to offer here.
Our first look at the Prestige 680. With a range of boats between 40 and 75 feet, Prestige has, in recent years, made a strong push into the midsize luxury cruising market. And the company’s popularity should be no surprise considering the attention to detail aboard its boats.
Who better to take you through the capabilities (substantial) and amenities (plenty to go around) of Tiara’s new Q44 than Leon Slikkers of Tiara Yachts. Join Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike as he joins Slikkers and his team on the Great Lakes. See what happened here.
Viking decided to take the Viking 80 in a different direction, one that fits in very well with what we look for in a fishing-ready performer. See what we found out when we put her through her paces here.
There are those who will tell you displacement speed is the most fuel-efficient way to travel. But back-of-the-envelope calculations may show you that the MJM 50z is the solution for the way you cruise.
Our first look at the Southport 33 FE. Man, this hull can really run. The 33 FE from Southport is a do-it-all boat that is a ton of fun to whip around, especially when there are family and friends aboard.
Among Hatteras’s primary concerns when it created the 70 Motor Yacht was interior volume and livability. To that end, the company really went all out. With four staterooms, the 70 can easily accommodate eight guests, nine if you incorporate the optional Pullman berth.
The 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show has docks full of new motoryachts and express cruisers you will want to know about. Some will excite you. Some will keep you up at night. One may be your next boat.
See them all here. ▶