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Yachting May 2019

Yachting magazine engages the serious boater with content that educates and entertains therefore enhancing your experience on the water.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Sense memory is powerful. My sense memories are often tied to the water. I live near several canals and a few miles from the ocean. In the early morning, I open the sliding doors to my yard and can smell the salt. Instantly, I’m taken back to summers at my grandparents’ house in Tuckerton, New Jersey. ¶ They lived on a lagoon, and the salt-air scent wafting through their home’s open windows meant my brother, sister and I were on vacation, and in the best place in the world. We’d fish off the bulkhead with bamboo poles and swim in the lagoon. And we’d laugh listening to the gravel crunch under our feet on the pebble-covered street as we chased the boats up and down the canal. ¶ This time…

1 min
yachting news: this just in

The Riva 90 Argo has landed in South Florida. The 93-footer arrived in Miami as Yachting was going to press. The Argo’s design comes from a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department. The yacht has four staterooms plus two crew cabins and five heads. Powered by twin 1,948 hp MTU M96L diesels, she’s expected to have a 22-knot cruise speed and 26-knot top speed. Stay tuned to our future issues for more on the Riva 90 Argo. READER FEEDBACK Looking for photos and yacht news? Get social with Yachting: visit facebook.com/yachtingmagazine By email: letters@yachtingmagazine.com By mail: 460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789 On the Web: yachtingmagazine.com…

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751 feet length overall

CHULHUN PARK WAS THINKING about deconstructivism. It’s the postmodern architectural movement that emerged in the 1980s, when buildings started looking fragmented and asymmetrical, almost like disjointed pieces stacked together. Having studied industrial and vehicle design in South Korea and the United Kingdom, and having spent four years working on exterior design at Palmer Johnson Yachts in Monaco before taking his current job as chief designer for Latitude Yachts in Latvia, Park thought it might be possible to apply the concept of deconstructivism to the design of a large yacht. ¶ In fact, the more he thought about it, he realized it might be possible to “deconstruct” the exterior design on a hull that would dwarf the world’s largest yacht, the 590-foot Lürssen Azzam. ¶ “When I decided to be a…

3 min
proof of concept

PHILIPPE BRIAND IS AMONG THE WORLD’S most celebrated yacht designers, known for his work with Perini Navi, Turquoise, Admiral and more. He pushes the bounds of innovation, most recently last year, when he unveiled a Flyacht concept for two-person sailing, based on the AC75 class of America’s Cup foiling designs. His latest motoryacht to launch is the 190-foot Feadship Najiba — the second-largest aluminum yacht in the Dutch yard’s history, reportedly capable of cruising at 12 knots while burning just 3 gallons of fuel per nautical mile. (And, no, none of those numbers are typos.) ¶ Following are edited excerpts of Briand’s conversation with Yachting before Najiba was delivered. He spoke about his Vitruvius Yachts brand, which is known for yachts that have 15 or 20 percent lower fuel consumption…

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sports center

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE of testing Riviera’s 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yachts in the past, and I found both vessels to be fine examples of what Riviera does best: mix interior luxury with fun outdoor spaces and confidence-inducing hulls. Thus, I was looking forward to taking the 39 Sports Motor Yacht for a spin — though I wondered if Riviera would be able to replicate the aplomb I saw in the larger yachts, this time in a significantly smaller package. ¶ I stepped aboard the 39 last summer in Sydney, Australia. This little sister shares much DNA with Riviera’s larger Sports Motor Yachts. If you couldn’t guess from the name, the vessel is meant to be a hybrid between a rugged SUV and a luxury-minded motoryacht, with styling that…

1 min
battle axe

VIKING YACHTS HAS entered the center-console realm with Valhalla Boatworks. The New Jersey-based builder, known for its bluewater-ready sport-fishing yachts, has created a line of center-consoles from 33 to 41 feet, dubbed the V-33 (at right), V-37 and V-41. The boats have a Michael Peters stepped-hull design and can be customized to match an owner’s larger yacht. • Whom It’s For: The V-33 is for the yachtsman who wants an American-built, brand-name center-console, either as his sole boat or as a tender. • Picture This: You woke up before dawn in the Abacos, Bahamas, charged out to sea in your Viking 80 Convertible, bagged a few nice-size marlin (plus some meat fish) and were back before noon. Now it’s time for lunch at Cracker P’s, so you hop in your…