A new Aussie-owned and designed brand, Belize Motoryachts, launched their first yacht, a 52 sedan, just a year ago, followed by a flying-bridge version this summer. Wes Moxley and Lee Dillion, two veteran Australian builders, started the company, which is now owned by Riviera. “There’s a lot of fiberglass in the world,” Moxley says. “We want to stand out.” The high-quality boats take some design elements from the art deco period. The seakindly hull is designed for pod drives and tops out at about 30 knots. Look for the first Belize to hit U.S. shores in 2013.
The Nordhavn Yachts 59 Coastal Pilot was filled with capacity crowds during her east coast debut at the Newport International Boat Show. That attention, we learned, was well deserved.
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