Clear Blue Hawaii began developing kayaks in 2002. There are now three basic models that cover a spectrum of uses. One of those, the Napali, is innovative not only for its clear urethane construction, carbon Kevlar frame and light weight (approximately 26 pounds), but for its collapsible design.
Twenty years ago, Boston Whalers and RIBs were as popular with large-yacht buyers as they were with boaters who owned just these craft. They served as occasional toys or were used for utilitarian purposes by the mothership’s crew, and sometimes both. The more yachts grew in size, though, the more time they started spending at anchor. Suddenly, owners found themselves needing a better way of getting to and from shore.
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.
Established in 2002, this Italian company already has an impressive range of models available. A few of those will be on display in Miami this year. One, the sleek 40 STL, is an impressive open yacht with more than enough to appeal as either a superyacht tender or dayboat.