Chef Marianna Cicala of S/Y 19th Hole dishes on making fine cuisine at a 45-degree angle.
Sporting a preppy pink button-down shirt and khakis, Charlie Dana zips into Newport Shipyard on his signature scooter. His distinguished silver hair blows back revealing a high patrician forehead, a devilish twinkle in his eyes and a bemused smile. He gives a friendly wave to various and sundry and stops to chat with a few individuals vying for his attention.
“Yar: Easy to handle and moves along smoothly.” This witty archaic word to describe a “proper yacht” in “The Philadelphia Story”—the memorable Hollywood film from 1940—is a fitting one-word designation for the 123-foot (37.3-meter) cutter-rigged sloop Pumula from Royal Huisman.
Designers and builders of sailing yachts greater than 100 feet (30.4 meters) are being tasked with creating vessels that not only are beautiful, comfortable and safe, but also achieve a high level of sailing performance. The proliferation of international superyacht regattas has upped the ante for owners who not only like their yachts luxurious, but also like to best their competition on the race course.
The 2013 Bucket marked the first time in 76 years that five J-Class yachts were in the same place at the same time to compete with one another. The J’s on hand were Hanuman, Lionheart, Ranger, Velsheda and Rainbow. And it is a true testament to a handful of owners’ love of tradition, coupled with insanity, that has led to a resurgence of the J-Class.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is always a favorite with exhibitors and attendees. It’s not too big, not too small and, if Goldilocks were reporting, she would say, “This show is just right!”
Oceanco’s 290-foot (88.5-meter) Nirvana is a superyacht tour de force. Her distinctive profile cuts an imposing figure whether at anchor in Saint-Tropez or alongside the dock in Monaco. With her dark-blue hull, her flared bow, the swooping notch in her sheerline, and her bright caprails and transom, she is a standout anywhere she goes.
The Tommy Bahama label evokes coastal living and the island life. As you think Tommy Bahama, images of swaying palm trees and loose-fitting silk shirts emblazoned with jumping marlins probably float to mind, but rustic hand-hewed cabins and Adirondack chairs? Probably not.
Chairman Paolo Vitelli on the future of Azimut-Benetti, the marketplace and trends.
The Mangusta 165 has finally arrived in the United States. Among her assets are amazing spaces and a speed allowing her to reach the Bahamas from the Southeastern US Coast in two hours or less.
For a few days, the Miami landscape becomes a vibrant confirmation that art and art lovers of all ages and nationalities play a critical role at home and on the global art scene. Art Basel is the popular name attributed to the festival that took place December 6-9th, but the origins lie with Art Miami.
The Reymond Langton–designed Excellence V, from Abeking & Rasmussen, is the latest in a series of yachts Herb Chambers has built. Chambers is all about excellence in life, business and yachting.
After building a buzz for a couple of years now, Marina Port Vell’s developer Salamanca Group is embarking on the marina’s second development phase. Ultimately, Port Vell will have berths ranging from 33 feet (10 meters) to 591 feet (180 meters) with a majority in the 60- to 90-meter range.
At the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Thomas Mercer revisited its history. In conjunction with Andrew Winch Design, the 130-year-old company launched the stunning Thomas Mercer “Classis” clock. Classis (Latin for fleet) makes reference to the history of navigation’s most important voyages of discovery.
Mario Pedol is a soft-spoken man not normally given to exclamations of flash and wow. But the recent news that Nauta Yachts was the designer of the 590-foot (180-meter) yacht Azzam, currently under construction at Lürssen, generated quite a buzz. Azzam, a long-time secret project, is believed to be 57 feet 4 inches (17.5 meters) longer than Eclipse, currently the world’s largest yacht.
The Horizon PC58 made its world debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and proved to be a great success story with several orders following its first appearance. This surprising 58-footer, part of Horizon’s new power catamaran series, has the volume of a boat twice its length and is easily handled by a couple of experienced boaters.
John Staluppi is a name well known in yachting. In the 1980s he started Millennium Yachts with longtime friend John Rosatti. Staluppi is also recognized for yachts with unforgettable James Bond-themed names, such as Octopussy and Moonraker. He has owned quite a few boats over his lifetime—perhaps 22—but who is counting?
The Bucket started 25 years ago in Nantucket as a low-key gentleman’s race with a mere seven boats. Since, the phenomenon of the Bucket has transcended racing. It is a giant commotion and celebration of all things yachting—wind, water, elegance, luxury, freedom and unadulterated fun.
The Bucket has morphed from its casual origin 25 years ago in Nantucket when there were a mere seven boats and it was a low-key gentleman’s race. This year the Bucket organizers decided to cap the event at 47 boats, the largest number ever, and there were at least a half-dozen on the waiting list. Competition is keen, but the Bucket’s mantra has always been, “Win the party.”