A lot of new boats will have debuted at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show by the time this issue hits newsstands. Among the plethora of vessels, Horizon Yachts' first Vision 74 CMY to arrive stateside stands out, due primarily to the sheer amount of
The launch of a new flagship is always a telling moment for a boatbuilder. That's because she's always more than just a boat. She should be the largest, best-equipped, best-designed, and most stylish vessel
You expect to see innovation all over a new boat, but in the placement of the deck furniture? Well, even standard features such as this got a rethink on this 55-meter (180-foot) design from Warwick Yachts. The New Zealand builder cast off the typical centerline bench-style settee on the aft deck in favor of two C-shape settees in the corners of the bulwarks. The
Italian builders are well known for their stylish exterior lines and opulent interiors, but because of that people sometimes assume that these builders have neglected other things—like performance. Sessa’s C43 stops such conjectures
We’re doing quite well,” says Wesmac owner and founder Steve Wessel from his office up in Surry, Maine, just a short drive from Bar Harbor. “It’s been extremely busy.” He’d just come back from Cape Cod, where’d he’d been giving a new owner an ins-and-outs
It’s 1945, a world war is raging, and a mine just below the surface in Odessa Harbor on the Black Sea comes into contact with the bow of Herbert Phillips’ Liberty Ship and blows it off. The boat survives, and after three months of in-water repairs, Phillips, who is just a year out of the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, notes how well this
Dubbed Whistler, Lyman-Morse’s newest custom build slipped into the St. Georges River in Thomaston, Maine, on a nippy, gray Thursday in late May. On her inaugural run she reportedly reached a top speed of
Designing boats for more than 50 years has given Ted Hood a pretty good perspective on what pleases owners. And one of the things he says makes them really happy is discovering new ways to make their lives easier. It’s not surprising then that Hood’s new 52-foot passagemaker is full of such innovations.
Take the placement of the dinghy. An innovative crane design allows the tender to be
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
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