The May-June issue of Yachts International includes a very special article. Contributing writers Frances and Michael Howorth take us inside yards such as Feadship, Burger, Royal Huisman, Moonen and more for an inside look at their in-house workshops and studios.
Ocean Alexander, with the launch of its OA 120, opens a new chapter in its 34-year history. The alluring new flagship was developed over a period of five years—from the first conversation with designer Evan K. Marshall—and debuts at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
NISI announces the new 56-foot (17-meter) 1700 Sport Cruiser, a “resized, reimagined and redefined” version of the builder’s award-winning NISI 2400 series motoryacht, which was designed in collaboration with the Setzer Yacht Architects.
In 2011, we walked around the Vitruvius 73’s huge metal structure at Perini Navi’s Yildiz yard in Turkey. A year later, a trip to La Spezia gave us an opportunity to see all the progress that had been made on a yacht is shaping up to be an exceptional new entry in the superyacht world.
Fort Lauderdale became a little quiet as far as big yachts are concerned this summer, so we got on the road and called on a few American shipyards. One of them was Trinity Yachts, which we found busy with new yachts deliveries plus significant commercial and military work.
There appears to be a general trend for sailing yacht builders to break out of a small circle of sailing fans to appeal with yachts that offer creatures comfort and are easier to handle. Without breaking with tradition, the new Nautor’s Swan 105 seems to embrace this trend.