Each October, virtually every
boat manufacturer in the world comes to southeastern Florida.
The crash of hammers, the clang of metal on metal, and the crackle of welding torches are among Peter Lürssen’s earliest memories.
“The most useful tool for any designer is the eraser,” French designer Philippe Briand has said, and he has taken that minimalist philosophy
Producing unusual designs is not an uncommon practice for Italy’s Azimut Yachts and its founder and chairman, Paolo Vitelli.
Wining always matters, of course, but yacht crews will not focus exclusively on victory at the fifth annual Newport Bucket Regatta
Westport 164 Vango
Perini Navi Maltese Falcon
The 105-foot Royal Huisman Gliss (207.646.9504, www.royalh
Benetti Ambrosia III
The 220-foot Nobiskrug Triple Seven (+49.4331.207.221, www.n
After Christensen Shipyards introduced its Custom Series in 2001 with a 155-foot motor yacht, customers responded with requests for grande
Considerable out-of-the-box thinking went into the Lazzara 75 LSX Quad (813.835.5300,
As impressive as helicopter pads might look in brochures, charter guests seldom require them.
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits—a
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working o
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters.
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this di
A sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its large dorsal fin (from which it
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with these since I was a kid,” he murmurs.
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images.
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts (www.outerreefyachts
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s R
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark—t
By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon, the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist Richard Duchossois, is an extravagant
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I.
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet spacecraft returning from their missions
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a house.