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Danish Yachts Shooting Star

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Danish Yachts builds to thrill. There are various types of efficiency that people talk about when considering fast motoryachts. There’s the efficiency of the hull form, which must be as...

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60-Meter Kaiser

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Abeking & Rasmussen 60-Meter Kaiser Based on her German name, it’s hardly surprising that the 60-meter Kaiser was launched by a German shipyard—Abeking & Rasmussen. At the owner...

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VAVA II

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

A Big Splash As Cakewalk was to the U.S., Vava II is to the U.K. The 96-meter (314-foot) mega-yacht launched in September 2011  as the largest private motoryacht to be built in the country in...

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Riding the Tides

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Photo by Jim RaycroftCapt. Barry BramhillRiding the TidesSometimes the customer isn’t always right—and shouldn’t be.Even the most carefully planned charters can encounter hiccups, but quick thinking...

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Ends of the Earth

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Explorer Yacht Checklist

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42-Meter E&E

By Alyssa Haak | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo courtesy of Cizgi YachtsCizgi Yachts42-Meter E...

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Aurelia

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Heesen AureliaQuick off the line is Heesen’s Aurelia, which you could probably guess is tenth in the builder’s line of 37-meter (121-foot) yachts, thanks to the big racing-inspired “10” painted on...

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Vincenzo Poerio Profile

By Alyssa Haak | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

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 the company’s...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2011

By | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

  Every year PMY releases two lists: the world’s largest yachts (see here) and the largest American-owned yachts. Clearly, some yachts show up on both. But beyond that, the lists also...

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Trinity 191 Carpe Diem

By Alyssa HaakPhotos by Jim R... | Posted November 2011 | Add a Comment

Photo by Jim Raycroft   Fairy-Tale Ending   Carpe Diem sails off to her happily ever after. Once upon a time, in a land called Gulfport…” began Capt. Ryan Butterwick as he...

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Sanlorenzo SL94

By | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

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CRN’s Dislopen Concept

By Alan Harper | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

Rendering courtesy of CRNCRN says it looked at everything from the big, fast Mangustas to the dreamy Wally Island concept and came up with something roughly in between. Its Dislopen design, launched...

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Benetti’s Nataly

By Alyssa Haak | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

BenettiStraight-Up NewBenetti launches its first vertical-bow yacht. It’s a story that’s been told a thousand times: An owner decides to design a megayacht that will suit his every whim, finds a yard...

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