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.
Arcadia Yachts uses design to create efficient cruisers that also deliver on comfort. While the ultramodern lines may not appeal to everyone, boaters who take the time to understand what the design brings may have their minds changed.
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