J Class Sloops Dominate the 2013 St. Barths Bucket
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.
Penny Mae in Croatia: A Taste of the Old Wine and the Sea
A charter vacation aboard Penny Mae in Croatia will teach you a little something about the country’s history and its terroir.
Sanloranzo's New CEO: Fulvio Dodich
At the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami, Italian yachtbuilder Sanlorenzo announced the arrival of a new CEO, Fulvio Dodich. We sat down with Dodich, a former high-level Ferretti executive, to discuss his new role, alongside a former competitor, Sanlorenzo founder and majority shareholder Massimo Perroti.
Making Waves: Curvelle Quaranta’s First Cruise
Custom yachtbuilder Logos Marine Ltd. has launched the first 110-foot-6-inch (33.7-meter) power catamaran Quaranta, christened SuperMaran, for Curvelle. Curvelle’s founder and CEO Luuk van Zanten assembled an A-list team to bring his dream to fruition.
2013 Yacht & Brokerage Show: Over the Moon in Miami
The future looked bright for the yachting business after the recent Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which lined Collins Avenue with one of the biggest fleets in its 25-year history. Exhibitors of everything from motoryachts to water toys to bottom paint gave the show glowing reviews.
Fairline Targa 62 Gran Turismo: Global Appeal
It’s a gorgeous cool day under a clear blue Miami sky and I’m on board the new Fairline Targa 62GT. It’s my second chance to explore this sleek boat, which debuted at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. While I had a good tour then, there’s nothing like experiencing a boat in motion to truly appreciate the thought behind the design.
Codecasa: Family Matters
Currently at the helm is Fulvio Codecasa, who works with his two daughters and sons-in-law; he has guided the shipyard since the early 1970s when Codecasa launched its first steel vessel. The Codecasas’ longevity says something about their passion and devotion to their craft, which contributed to the growth of the brand and the company.
The Scoop: Yacht owners are getting younger!
The Yacht Club de Monaco’s “La Belle Classe Superyachts” in conjunction with Only Yacht recently united more than 45 professionals from the luxury yachting industry to discuss the current state and future of yachting. Below is an edited summary of the article published by the Yacht Club de Monaco/La Belle Classe Superyachts.
The Maine Attraction: A week on Lady J
A hint of pine in the air, cool temperatures at night, nary another yacht in sight. Maine provides a different experience from most charter trips you will ever take. Lady J’s captain lives in Maine and has mastered the art of sharing its many charms with charter guests.
Miami 2013: Ferretti 870
The new Ferretti 870 is available in two options: roll bar or a hard top over the flybridge. Either way, the flybridge is attractive, with lounging space aplenty, dinette and exterior helm. The Jacuzzi aft can be used to cool off or, topped up with cushion, to expand the already large sunpad.
Miami 2013: Sunreef 82 Double Deck
Superyachts, and particularly their sprawling decks, inspired Sunreef’s new 82-foot Double Deck sailing catamaran, Houbara.A 377-square-foot (35-square meter) flybridge —which includes the main helm station—tops the deckhouse, and the interior features a sumptuous owner’s suite.
This Year’s Boating Scene: It’s Looking up!
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
Miami 2013: NISI 2400GT
NISI’s introduces its new 2400, GT edition. This was a custom order from a client but NISI will build this new model moving forward. Two additional feet in length have allowed the builder to expand the flybridge, now featuring a Jacuzzi and numerous spaces for entertaining.
Miami 2013: Ferretti 690
The Ferretti 690 (the result of the usual collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) and Centro Stile Ferretti group) is sleek and sporty. The design gives the exterior a distinct look and brings more light into the yacht.