Even if you don't know his name, it's likely you know his yachts. Herb Chambers is the owner and driving force behind the Excellence series of superyachts from Feadship and then Abeking & Rasmussen. Read more about his life on and off the water.
David Marlow was certain he had the right idea when he launched his first Voyager. Wanting to demonstrate that his alternative to the conventional explorer genre—a light and low-profile composite boat designed to “dance with the waves”—was indeed a valid contender, he invited other builders to an endurance trial. There were no takers. No takers, that is, until a couple of experienced sailors from Australia decided to put his Marlow Voyager 76LR to the ultimate test.
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.
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?