A few years ago Gianfranco Rizzardi rescued the troubled Posillipo brand, jump-starting it with a new Technema 105-footer that, as the story goes, took just 700 days from inception to launch. Complementing the five existing models in the Technema
Although the name Global Yacht Builders is new, the company's executives and managers are industry veterans who have combined their talents to launch this venture. Located in the heart of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, one of the premiere hubs of high-end yacht building in Asia, Global Yacht Builders' yard boasts
Rising fuel costs are of serious concern. And even though fuel prices are dropping at the time of this writing, they may be on the rise again by the time these words are read. Even if that's not the case, it's widely held that fuel prices will eventually rise and never come down to levels seen during past
Inspiration is a funny thing. At one time boatbuilders looked to on-road engine designs for the newest technologies. Then, as the popularity of boating exploded, they discovered powerplants designed just for marine applications, whether hanging off the transom or rumbling under the deck of an inboard cruiser. But as many of us know, everything works in cycles, and for 2007 a number of engine
Looking to up his own ante on indulgence afloat, the owner of the 38-meter (125-foot) Man of Steel has commissioned Heesen Yachts to build a 50-meter successor, scheduled for delivery in 2008. Though she's far from the biggest motoryacht around, she packs an impressive array of creature comforts
The latest and largest project yet undertaken by this venerable Maine builder is a classy, 94-foot motoryacht that was designed in collaboration with the C. Raymond Hunt organization. She is being built for the owner of Tumblehome, a similarly styled Lyman-Morse 90-footer designed and built by the
In 2001 Aicon made a big splash with its debut model, a 56-foot, flying-bridge cruiser. Well-received at the 2001 Genoa boat show, the 56 was named “International Boat of the Year” at the 2002 Cannes boat show in France and helped establish the Italian yard as a promising new builder in a competitive field.
Ever since the paddlewheel gave way to the screw propeller, there has been little fundamental change in the way that ships and boats are propelled through the water. Over the last century or so, engines and hull forms have evolved substantially, but the means of converting horsepower into thrust has remained pretty much the same: a rotating propeller accelerates the surrounding water in one
Although she’s one of the shorter offerings in Horizon’s line of Taiwanese-built motoryachts (which includes models ranging from 62 to more than 130 feet), the new 68 delivers an impressively long list of features and amenities. Her standard equipment includes virtually everything: navigation electronics,
Some people think “classic” and “stylish” are at opposite ends of the spectrum, i.e., traditional versus modern. However, some classics never go out of style, like two-seater sports cars and the basic black cocktail dress. Among the ranks of these durable classic styles is the raised-pilothouse
Most boaters are reluctant to rehearse emergency drills; they feel a little silly, or they don’t want to ruin the excitement of the day with a dose of reality. But if you are not prepared and willing to practice safety drills, you could endanger the welfare of guests and crew.
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