She may not have been sporting her optional Bausch-American tuna tower at her Miami boat show debut, but what the Turkish-built Vicem 63 Sportfish lacked in aluminum, she more than made up for in woodwork. Besides teak—found throughout the cockpit and in some motifs in the interior—Ducia and Kyaha
Our first look at the Cranchi E56F. When a builder takes steps to reach the next level of design, sometimes there are transitional models that feel… well, half-baked. Not so with Cranchi, who calls its line of cruisers Evoluzione to highlight the forward-thinking of its design. See how the company brings together curves, angles, and textures in a new boat.More
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
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.
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.
Funny how quickly things change. These days yachts that
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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Absolute Yachts employs magnetic glasses on the 73 Navetta. The glasses are stowed upside down in a dedicated magnet-ready locker, and all table tops have a ferrous layer that allows the magnets to grip. This innovation can help keep glasses upright in a seaway, and keep spills to a minimum. Watch the video here. ▶
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