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Icon Yachts 62-Meter Custom Yacht

Although the distinction between custom and semicustom can sometimes be blurred, it's often taken to be the following: A custom yacht is designed from the keel up, inside and out, to suit the client, while a semicustom yacht has a custom interior design integrated into a builder's standard hull and deckhouse configuration. Clearly the semicustom approach is more cost-effective, insofar as

Riva 92 Duchessa Fly

As an encore to the 2005 debut of its 115-foot flagship, Athena, the Italian builder Riva introduces its newest offering, the 92-foot Duchessa Fly. Filling a gap between Athena and the 85 Opera Super, she's arguably the sleekest and most stylish of Riva's decidedly upscale large offerings.

Star Power

About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head at the contracts for custom 150-footers he was just beginning to receive.

CRN's Emerald Star

Funny how quickly things change. These days yachts that

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About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head at the contracts for custom 150-footers he was just beginning to receive.

CRN's Emerald Star

Funny how quickly things change. These days yachts that

Rough Road, Smooth Ride

My notebook was almost full. Cannes does that. Not being in films, I hardly ever visit the town except at boat-show time, in September. In the last few years, the show has gotten bigger, more international, and more important than ever. Boatyards from all over Europe are increasingly seeing it as the crucial launch platform for new models. For a photojournalist like me, that means bouts of

Fast Food

Mystic SL 700

It was an unlikely scene. The owner and his wife, both in their 70s, sat hunkered down in the U-shape settee forward of the centerline helm station in their custom-built, 70-foot express yacht. Grimacing against the sting of a cold drizzle that hung over the St. John's River, just south of St. Augustine, Florida, they

Cheoy Lee Serenity Series 68

Even in this era of globalization, few projects can rival the Serenity Series for geographic diversity. Cheoy Lee Shipyards will build the 68, the first model in the series, at its yard in Doumen, China. Her design comes via an Australian firm, David Bentley Industrial Design, while her high-tech composites were spec’d by the structural gurus at High Modulus in New Zealand. Rounding out the team,

Outer Reef 63

Adapting to a marketplace that is becoming ever more sensitive to fuel economy, efficiency, and carbon footprint, Outer Reef Yachts is now offering smaller engine options throughout its model lineup, from 65 to 85 feet. It has also introduced a 58-footer, optimized for these engine packages. Add an optional five-foot cockpit, and voila, you have the Outer Reef 63.

The Big Sleeper

Hatteras 72 MY

Hatteras Yachts placed ease of operation near the top of its list of design criteria for its 72 Motor Yacht, attempting to make life simpler for both owners and crew. Instead of expanding the deckhouse to fill the 20'2" beam, designers left room for full-length side decks. They allow the crew to stay clear of the

Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht

The fact that the Hatteras 56 is touted by the builder as an "entry-level product...priced at under $2 million" seems rather startling. But that shouldn't suggest she's wanting for features, quality, or performance. What's more, she offers a variety of innovative options that let each owner feel like the yacht is tailor-made.

Hatteras 56

Shannon Tender 32

Recognizing that many megayacht owners may wish to have a tender as distinctive as their motoryacht, Shannon Yachts has introduced the Shannon Tender 32. Considering her classical styling with jaunty Downeast flare, it's easy to see why designer Walter Schulz calls her a limo launch. From her S-shape stem to her rakish transom, the 32 exudes a sophisticated bearing, underscored by a sporty

Our Big Build

Rebel, a sistership to Canyon Runner. After the crew sea trialed her in eight-footers, running her at 30 knots, it was convinced this hull would be the right offshore platform.

For years my crew and I researched making the move into a custom North Carolina sportfisherman—research that was a lot more hands-on than most. You

XF = Xtra Fish?

Albemarle 290 XF

When your testing ground is off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina—the infamously stormy sand spit that has earned the nickname "The Graveyard of the Atlantic"—you had better build a strong boat. Through-bolted every six inches with 316L stainless steel rivets, the Albemarle 290XF is just that, featuring a

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