In just three years, Sea Force IX has made its mark in high-end sportfishing yachts. Its first model, the 81.5, clearly met the company's seemingly lofty goals of achieving exceptional standards for design, construction, and performance. Now Sea Force IX ups the ante with the 91.5; the extra ten feet affords even
Our first look at the Wider 150. Wider is a different kind of boat company: The brainchild of Tilli Antonelli, it started out with a creative solution that allowed large expanses of deck (at anchor) in a sleek performer. Now Wider has turned its imagination to the superyacht set. The result is the groundbreaking Wider 150.More
Our first look at the new Viking 48 Convertible. The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.More
Taking Hampton Yachts in a new direction, the Endurance 700 is a bit of a hybrid, combining the virtues of a full-displacement passagemaker and a semidisplacement motoryacht. With her Portuguese bridge and canted windshield protected by a generous brow, she has the bulldog-tough look of a serious expedition
Experience often has a direct relationship to success; the more of it you have, the more likely you are to perform well. And nowhere is this truer than in boatbuilding.
If I had any doubt of that, it disappeared the moment I stepped aboard the
Taking the notion of an open sport yacht to new lengths, Brisbane, Australia's Warren Yachts has begun construction of a new flagship in its Sport Yacht series. Building on the success of its S87, the 120-foot S120 will make an awesome visual
A growing segment of the cruising market yearns for a safe, reliable, efficient yacht that's comfortable to live aboard, capable of ocean crossings, and manageable for a couple without crew. Many of them have the time, money, and desire to cruise the world on their own terms. Targeting that fast-growing
They took my toothpaste!
I was passing through the security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in mid-October, and the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) agents pulled my carry-on aside to
A few years ago Gianfranco Rizzardi rescued the troubled Posillipo brand, jump-starting it with a new Technema 105-footer that, as the story goes, took just 700 days from inception to launch. Complementing the five existing models in the Technema
Although the name Global Yacht Builders is new, the company's executives and managers are industry veterans who have combined their talents to launch this venture. Located in the heart of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, one of the premiere hubs of high-end yacht building in Asia, Global Yacht Builders' yard boasts
Rising fuel costs are of serious concern. And even though fuel prices are dropping at the time of this writing, they may be on the rise again by the time these words are read. Even if that's not the case, it's widely held that fuel prices will eventually rise and never come down to levels seen during past
Inspiration is a funny thing. At one time boatbuilders looked to on-road engine designs for the newest technologies. Then, as the popularity of boating exploded, they discovered powerplants designed just for marine applications, whether hanging off the transom or rumbling under the deck of an inboard cruiser. But as many of us know, everything works in cycles, and for 2007 a number of engine
Looking to up his own ante on indulgence afloat, the owner of the 38-meter (125-foot) Man of Steel has commissioned Heesen Yachts to build a 50-meter successor, scheduled for delivery in 2008. Though she's far from the biggest motoryacht around, she packs an impressive array of creature comforts
The latest and largest project yet undertaken by this venerable Maine builder is a classy, 94-foot motoryacht that was designed in collaboration with the C. Raymond Hunt organization. She is being built for the owner of Tumblehome, a similarly styled Lyman-Morse 90-footer designed and built by the