Vincenzo Poerio Profile

By | Posted November 2011

Vincenzo PoerioA Rosy OutlookVincenzo Poerio holds his business card in both hands when handing it to you. As CEO of Benetti’s new megayacht division, he’s been working to develop...

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Megayacht builders who keep secrets keep clients

By | Posted August 2011

Photo by Peter SeyfferthKept Secrets Keep ClientsMegayacht builders are often tasked with contradictory goals: build hard-to-miss yachts and not acknowledge that these large...

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How To Staff A Yacht

By | Posted August 2011

Now HiringHow To Staff A Yacht The Right Way.Illustration by Steve AdamsWhen an owner decides to build a yacht, he seeks out a shipyard suited to realize his dreams. The builder...

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Customized 52-foot Viking

By | Posted March 2011

Just Do It   When this owner decided to run and fish his battlewagon himself, nothing was going to stop him, not even muscular dystrophy. Easygoing Virginian Steve Jones...

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The Cost of American Megayacht Ownership

By | Posted February 2011

Freedom Ain’t FreeWhy so few American megayachts fly the American flag.Back in January, we printed a letter in Mail from reader Bob Stromberg entitled “Why Are They Flag-less?”...

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Superyachts Brazil

By | Posted January 2011

Brazilian Blow OutAs we settle in for a long winter’s nap in the northern hemisphere, summer is heating up for the megayacht industry in the southern one. Throughout Europe and...

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August 2010 Megayachts Column

By | Posted August 2010

Changing of the GuardsTwo well-known mega-yards embark on new futures.In the first half of 2010, ownership changes were underway at two of the largest mega-yacht shipbuilders in...

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A Yacht For Every Harbor

By | Posted August 2010

For the team of Nuvolari and Lenard, boats are a passion and a business.I met Carlo Nuvolari at the front desk of my hotel in the Zattare neighborhood of Venice, Italy, in mid-May...

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Big bucks

By | Posted July 2009

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced in April that about $13 million in grants would go to 14 major boating infrastructure projects from Florida to Washington. As part...

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The Yacht that Vanished

By | Posted November 2008

Years ago, while packing boat-test gear into a Pelican case on the Fort Lauderdale waterfront, I fell into conversation with a white-haired gent in a plaid shirt who’d spent much...

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Numbers Game

By | Posted July 2008


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Green Is Good

By | Posted April 2008

Well before it became customary (dare I even say trendy) to think about what type of impact we have on the environment in the course of pursuing our favorite pastime, sailboaters...

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Distinguished, Deservedly So

By | Posted March 2008

Capt. Robert Corcoran (left) accepted the award, accompanied by an equally proud John E. Bahen (Argyll's owner) and Sandy Taylor (of Northrop...

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