Van der Valk shipyard launches 34-metre luxury yacht Lady Lene

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Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has launched its latest 34m/111.6ft luxury expedition yacht: LADY LENE. The tri-deck design features a Fast Displacement hull with a wave-piercing bow, all finished in a metallic pale brown to contrast the white superstructure. The exteriors are the work of the Owner’s representatives YachtCreators in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, while the […]

Baglietto sells third T52 — 52 meter displacement yacht

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Baglietto has sold the third unit of its T52 model prior to the first hull’s completion. Baglietto has sold the third unit of its T52 model prior to the first hull’s completion. This third model features exterior by Francesco Paszkowski Design and interior by Studio Vafiadis. This is the seventh order in just over a […]

Boat Shows Are Back

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The Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island is scheduled to take place September 16-19. (Courtesy Newport International Boat Show/)Nancy Piffard, show director of the Newport International Boat Show, has held that title for 22 years. One of the show’s sales staff has been there 26 years. The partnerships coordinator, 35 years. “We love our show,” […]

Best boats under £250,000: 4 of the best secondhand dream machines

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Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best boats under £250,000 that can be found on the secondhand market. It’s price challenge time! I love these because they allow me to indulge my personal fantasies rather than picking boats to fit a brief (or budget) that wouldn’t necessarily be mine. […]

2021 Intrepid 438 Evolution

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The 438 Evolution is ­optimized for efficiency, comfort and ­handling. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)Overview With honest 3- to 4-foot seas running close together, Intrepid’s 438 Evolution delivered confidence and control at about 32 mph, the triple Mercury Racing 450R outboards revving at 4,000. Still, I wanted to see more. Engines Throttling back to 3,050 rpm, applying […]

Extraordinary adventure-filled yacht charter destinations to explore in 2022

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Northern Europe is amongst the numerous extraordinary luxury yacht charter destinations in 2022 and one of the best kept secrets: While the rest of the world flocks to the Mediterranean, the white sand beaches of Sweden and the golden sands of the Netherlands are mostly populated by the locals. Although temperatures don’t climb as high as […]

E81 superyacht Valiant launched by Horizon Yachts

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Taiwanese shipyard Horizon Yachts has announced the launch of the luxury yacht VALIANT, the second E81 model, from its shipyard in Kaohsiung. Motor yacht VALIANT The 25.32m/83.1ft motor yacht was designed entirely by the shipyard, which worked closely with the Owner’s representatives to personalise the build. Silver and white oak as well as accents in silvery […]

A Need for Speed

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Editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson reflects on the remarkable modern age of passage making. Lately, while reading letters from readers and strolling the docks at boat shows, I’ve been disarmed by the growing number of folks who enjoy this magazine, yet have trouble connecting with how most of us define a traditional trawler. It’s not that the […]

Shinkai, the 180ft/55m ice- classed explorer designed by Vitruvius Yachts, will carry a 3 passenger submersible

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Shinkai, the new 180-foot /55-meter explorer vessel designed by Philippe Briand’s Vitruvius Yachts studio was recently transferred from Feadship’s construction hall in Aalsmeer to the builder’s outside dock for final outfitting ahead of her sea trials. Shinkai, the new 180-foot /55-meter explorer vessel designed by Philippe Briand’s Vitruvius Yachts studio was recently transferred from Feadship’s […]

Everglades 455cc Boat Review

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LOA: 45 ft.; Beam: 13 ft. 3 in.; Transom Deadrise: 25 deg.; Draft: 4 ft. 2 in.; Dry Weight: 28,000 (w/ engines); Fuel: 683 gal.; Max HP: 1,800 hp; Price (as tested): $1.7 million (Courtesy Everglades Boats/)On my summer test day—with fair winds and bluebird skies off Long Island—I worried about how we’d put this […]