The new custom Spencer 87, Betsy, shows how far convertible design and construction have come.
Custom yachts by definition are born in that ineffable realm between what’s been done before and what could still yet be accomplished. They push the envelope, and the results aren’t always good. Sometimes owners go too far afield and their vision simply doesn’t translate. Or a builder stretches its capabilities to the limit and the outcome can be a nasty, sordid affair with rooms full of lawyers and buckets of bad blood. I never know exactly what I’ll find when I take a custom sportfish out for a sea trial...
New nomenclature is the least striking element of the Azimut S7 slated to make her debut at Cannes in September. Have a look at how huge expanses of glass in both hull- and house sides fit together in an intriguing shape that delivers big-time in the interior spaces.
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When Capt. Bill Pike took a virtual-reality tour of the coming Hatteras 90 Motoryacht at the last Yachts Miami Beach show, he found plenty of show-stopping details, including fold-out balconies and a flexible layout ripe for customization.
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