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Boats and Yachts
Wings & Water: Rugged Good Looks: Mega Maestro
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working on the...
Wings & Water: Rugged Good Looks: The One That Almost Got Away
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits —appropriate enough...
FrontRunners: Shooting Star
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters. The material, bonded with epoxy resin, presents a significant alternative to fiberglass,...
Boating: Fearless Factor
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this dictum...
Wings & Water: First Loves: Ferry Tale
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around Lake Tahoe in...
Wings & Water: First Loves
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. “I’ve owned...
Boating: Maine Event
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images. But in boating parlance, it refers to the deeply satisfying...
FrontRunners: Steeped in History
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark —the world’s only remaining...
FrontRunners: Space Ship
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts ( www.outerreefyachts.com ) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., debuted its most spacious vessel...
Boating: Military Might
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s Rodriquez...
Boating: Testing the Waters
By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon , the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist Richard Duchossois, is an extravagant vessel. The $90...
Icons & Innovators: Ferretti: Italian Armada
Something about this Pershing 90 is different. The original 90, a black and silver convergence of a speedboat and a luxury yacht that debuted in...
Icons & Innovators: Ferretti: Royal Couple
Venus Rising In the 1880s, in Sarnico, Italy, Ernesto Riva became the first boatbuilder to fit piston engines to boats. As the years passed, the Riva...
Boating: In from the Cold
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet spacecraft returning from their missions landed...
Wings & Water: Damn the Torpedoes
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a house. They mount ladders and clatter across metal...
FrontRunners: Growing Friendship
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I. ( www.friendshipyachtcompany.com ), says that he created the Friendship 53 to...
Sea and Sardinia
Midway through the race, five yachts— Viriella , Sei Tu 2 , OPS 5 , Flying Dragon , and Charis —converge on the same buoy. The wind is light, but the...
21 Ultimate Gifts: Southern Comfort
A premium membership in the invitation-only yachting club Private Sea. The membership includes first right of refusal on chartering the next five...
Best Of The Best 2006: Rapid Delivery
When Italian real estate entrepreneur Salvatore D’Agostino failed to find a suitably large upgrade from his 54-foot Itama, he assembled a dream team...
Best Of The Best 2006: Home Aweigh From Home
Designers Stefano Righini and Carlo Galeazzi have conceived the Azimut 105 as a roomy, elegant extension of its owner’s home. This stylish vessel,...
Best Of The Best 2006: Continental Shift
The folks at Fairline apparently have decided that if they cannot beat them, they should join them. As the popularity of faster, sexier, and less...
Best Of The Best 2006: Easy Rider
In 1994, Hinckley gave aging sailboat customers a gracious way out of the cockpit when it introduced its Picnic Boat. Now America’s most venerated...
Best Of The Best 2006: Space Ship
With the widest beam (19 feet, 6 inches), shallowest draft (4 feet, 10 inches), and largest fuel capacity (1,950 gallons) in its class, the Hatteras...
Best Of The Best 2006: Classic Cruiser
Fast and fashionable, the Australian-built semiopen Warren S87 offers a true cruising experience in exchange for the loss of a few sun pads. The $5.9...
Best Of The Best 2006: Best Of Both Worlds
While most Italian small-yacht builders have ignored America’s love affair with the retro styling of Down East lobster boats, Mochi Craft, a...
Best Of The Best 2006: Ferretti 830
To create more U.S.-friendly boats, Ferretti Group, the international boatbuilding consortium that includes the Ferretti brand, has spent the last...
Best Of The Best 2006: Super Natural
Naval architect Luca Brenta calls Ghost an “ocean runner,” a term he uses to describe a very fast yacht capable of comfortable passage-making...
Best Of The Best 2006: Perfect Zen
While inventing new motor yachts, fulfilling orders for its 80-foot sailing vessels, and creating its forthcoming 148-foot überyacht, Wally produced...
Best Of The Best 2006: Lofty Pedigree
A fine Italian builder with a long history of producing fast patrol boats, Cantieri Navali Baglietto displays its pedigree in its line of modern high...
Best Of The Best 2006: Rasselas
About a decade ago, a California entrepreneur took delivery of a 170-foot Feadship and named her Rasselas, after the 18th-century novella by Samuel...
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