If I had to pick an office from which to work, the one on board the new Outer Reef Deluxbridge 720, Creative Edge, would be an easy choice. Most of us need an office aboard because even if we aren’t running a day-to-day business, there are personal affairs to keep in order. But on-board offices are too often cobbled together from a shared dressing table in a dark corner.
Even at first glance, it is clear that J’Ade represents a great achievement and a step forward for both the CRN shipyard and its long-standing collaborator, Zuccon International Project. Striking exterior lines and refined interiors highlighted with delicate jade-green details conceal many sophisticated engineering elements, such as a lateral, floodable garage containing a Riva Iseo 27.
Ferretti engineers certainly started right by establishing clear design goals for the 960 from the very beginning. The most basic one was to create a yacht small enough to be classed by CE as a pleasure boat, meaning a crew would not be mandated, yet offer features that would allow it to compete with vessels larger than 100 feet.
Vicem is justifiably famous for its wood expertise, both in its cold-molded hulls and its superb interior joinery and varnish work. Although the hull of the Vulcan 46m is modern composite fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP), Vicem wanted her to look and feel like a traditional wooden boat inside.
Stella Maris represents a dramatic evolution of VSY’s two previous launches, Candyscape II and Roma. An updated version of these 62-meter (203-foot) platforms, the 2,114-gross-ton, 72-meter (237-foot) Stella Maris, designed by Espen Øino, offers more than twice the volume, along with some unconventional exterior styling and interior layout solutions.
Vertigo (with that capital “V”) is a 220-foot (67.2-meter) ketch that was built right here in Auckland by Alloy Yachts, which had just launched Encore, a smaller, much more traditional 144-footer (43.9-meter) that was docked at the Viaduct Events Centre for her final fit-out and commissioning.
In today’s market, it is crucial to stand out from the crowd, and the Pearl 75, from the drawing board of British naval architecht Bill Dixon, is fitted with pod drives—in this case, a pair of ZF 4000-series units coupled to 1,250-horsepower MTU diesels. Along with the computer-controlled maneuverability that this system offers, it also allows the engines to be mounted well aft in the hull to make space for exceptionally roomy accommodations belowdecks.
So how about the 72 GLX? She’s a little bit boxy at first glance. But that aesthetic tradeoff manifests itself in other areas that, for my money, more than makes up for anything lost. Like, for instance, the 6-foot 10-inch headroom that pervades the main deck.
Italian businessman Carmelo Zocco had plans for a new performance cruiser steeped in his homeland’s style-focused culture. He called on Sarasota, Florida’s Michael Peters Yacht Design and asked succinctly for “balance between elegance and aggression—a boat that was dynamic, functional and unique.” Five years later, in 2011, the Revolver 42 made its debut.
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.
When Sunreef introduced the 82 Double Deck as a more fuel-efficient alternative to a motoryacht, little did the company executives imagine the first buyers would be a couple dissatisfied with their own powerboat—or that they would take the catamaran, christened Houbara, around the world.
Lürssen delivered Lady Kathryn V to owners with extensive yacht experience. Adam Lay created the interior for this Øino-designed belle. The yacht is at home in Palm Beach, Fla., as she would be in the English countryside. While part of a “series,” she is truly one of a kind.
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.
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.