The new Cabo Yachts 52 Flybridge (FB) and last year’s Cabo 52 Express may share the same Divinycell-cored hull and 1,675-hp Caterpillar C32s in their engine rooms, but that’s about it. From her Pipewelder’s tower to her saloon, the 52 FB is both a new and
The first time I went aboard the Marlow Explorer 70E Mark II, she was tied up next to the Rod and Reel Club on Miami’s posh Hibiscus Island. It was late, with a boat-show party going on, and the feeling under the live oaks was pure nautical romance. Lanterns on the
An offshoot of the Rodriquez Shipyard, which was founded in 1887, Morgan Yachts has been building Italian versions of classic U.S. workboats since 1991. Traditionally, downeast-style and commuter-inspired vessels over 45 feet have been the company’s mainstay, but now it’s venturing down to the 30-foot range.
The 33 Dinghy (an oxymoron for most of us) is
When a yacht is intended to join the crowded South Florida charter circuit, she has to stand out. In order to make their new 100-foot Hargrave King Baby into one of the more memorable vessels around, the yacht’s owners hired Yacht Interiors by Shelley, which gave her a
How does a builder come to design and construct boats that can not only plane in reverse but also account for hundreds of world-record saltwater catches, particularly in the light-tackle-angling field? Well, start with a mid-life crisis, naturally. At least that’s how
At just over 37 feet, the 370 Outrage is the largest boat Boston Whaler has built in its more than 50-year history. The patented Unibond construction method has been a feature of all of its boats, and the 370 is no exception. But can a boat this big really be unsinkable? According to the company, a foam cross section that extends to the top of the hull means that if this boat ever gets swamped, she will still be able to support 3,000 lbs of gear or people.
Would you like a tower station that’s accessed from a retractable internal ladder? Maybe radar arrays and antennas stealthily built into composite wings on that tower? Or perhaps LCD glass windows in the cabin and saloon that can be darkened with the flip of a switch (no
Entering a line that includes a 36-, 44-, and 47-footer, the new 63-foot Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht was designed to provide not only more luxury but also more layout options. Owners will be able to choose either a three- or four-cabin arrangement. In the three-cabin version there’s a galley at the base of the stairs and to port, while in the four-cabin version, a
Hargrave Custom Yachts has given its Supplier of the Decade award to Caterpillar. Michael Joyce (far right), chairman of the Fort Lauderdale-based yachtbuilder, said Cat has received a 100-percent customer satisfaction rating since it was selected as the sole engine supplier to Hargrave in
Synchrony, a megayacht joint-ownership program based in Fort Lauderdale, has appointed Bob Saxon to its advisory board. Saxon, a 30-year veteran in megayacht management and founder of the International Superyacht Society, will help the new company grow its operations in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Synchrony sells partial ownerships to a variety of megayachts and manages their
A beautifully maintained 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman would turn the head of any classic-boat enthusiast. But what would make such a vessel even more desirable? How about if that classic boat had starred in a classic movie with a couple of Hollywood icons?
In January, an unidentified buyer won
When you’re packing a six-figure Leisure Craft Classic 700 runabout in your yacht’s tender garage, you know you’ve got something special. That’s exactly what Juan Carlos “J.C.” Espinosa intended when he added this feature and a mix of other high-class elements to his design of the Horizon Bandido 148.
According to Espinosa, Drettmann, the exclusive
Some say don’t mess with a classic, but the folks at Bertram beg to differ. The Miami-based builder of the new 540 convertible has reinvented the classic 54 it launched in 1981. To a hull that maintains the seaworthiness and fishability of her predecessor, the 540 adds a healthy dose of luxury and a number