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Yachting June 2018

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
bill collector

I HAD HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Several friends who had trolled the waters off the Dominican Republic all returned with reports of amazing marlin fishing, often just a few miles offshore. As someone who regularly runs 100-plus miles to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast Canyons for a bite, I found the prospect of a quick trip to the grounds enticing. So, a few years back, I jetted down to the Cap Cana Resort to see if I could bring back my own fish tale. I was fortunate to have use of a 47-foot Riviera convertible, which proved to be a solid platform for both marlin fishing and the sea conditions. The Mona Passage — which connects the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea — was running hard with consistently lumpy waters between the Dominican Republic and…

2 min
sitting pretty

FULVIO DODICH HAD BEEN to the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Italy several times but never could make a deal. He’d tried in 2007 while looking to build bigger motoryachts for the Ferretti Group. He’d tried again in 2010 while hoping to acquire Baglietto Yachts. He’d ended up going in other directions, including becoming CEO of Sanlorenzo, while Rosetti continued its decades-long history of building offshore platforms and vessels for use in some of the harshest environments where the oil and gas industry operates. ¶ Then, in 2017, Dodich’s phone rang. Rosetti needed a partner to help the shipyard move into the luxury yacht-building business. ¶ “In one week, we decided to do everything,” Dodich says. “On June 13, 2017, we created the Rosetti Superyachts company.” ¶ They have yet to…

1 min
the yacht list

01. THE FIRST-OF-HER-KIND UNIESSE 56SS The 56SS is the first model in Uniesse’s Super Sport Yacht line, which is expected to include models up to 90 feet length overall. Top speed is 40 knots. 02. THE OVERNIGHT-READY HYLAS M44 With space to sleep seven people and an aft galley that connects the indoors and outdoors, the Hylas M44 is designed for overnights on the hook. 03. THE FLAGSHIP PRINCESS V65 The V65 is the largest model in the Princess V Class, which starts at 40 feet length overall. Triple sliding doors aft open the cockpit space to the inside. COURTESY UNIESSE (TOP); HYLAS (LEFT); PRINCESS YACHTS (RIGHT)…

2 min
tinkering with time

CHRISTOPHE CLARET WAS 14 YEARS OLD when he visited the shop of a man who restored watches, setting the inspiration for what would become his life’s work. Five years later, Claret had graduated from the Geneva Watchmaking School, after which he worked at the knee of master Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis. Claret then worked from home, thinking he’d specialize in restoring antique timepieces. ¶ But then people started asking him to build complicated movements, the types of timepieces that showed far more than just hours and minutes. Claret got so good at it that he went on to build them for Harry Winston, Franck Muller and other top names, but never under his own moniker. It wasn’t until 20 years into his career that he produced his own brand, DualTow,…

1 min
prepare to level up: lexus sport yacht

Believe us, we’re just as frustrated as you probably are that Lexus is not revealing renderings of its forthcoming 65-foot flybridge cruiser. We do know that it will be an evolution of the carbon-fiber concept yacht below, which is a 42-footer that Lexus said from the start would never go into production. The interest in that concept was so strong, though, that Lexus decided to create the 65. U.S. sales of the 65 are expected to start in the second half of 2019, with construction by the Marquis-Larson Boat Group in Wisconsin. Lexus is calling the 65 a “sport flybridge cruiser” with space for entertaining as many as 15 people. The carmaker’s mobility services platform will integrate security, smartphone, remote diagnostics, maintenance and other services aboard.…

2 min
born to run

INTRODUCING A NEW YACHT for a new model year is not unusual, but during the past year, Hinckley Yachts has debuted an all-electric runabout, announced a 40-foot Picnic Boat and a 53 Sou’wester sailing yacht, and now premiered a yacht series with the Sport Boat and Sport Boat Center Cabin. ¶ The Sport Boat series should hit the water in July — and it’s more than just a new line for the Maine-based builder. It represents a new power configuration for Hinckley yachts: outboards. ¶ The express-style Sport Boat and the walkaround-style Center Cabin will each have triple 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards as standard power plants, with triple 350 hp Verados and twin 627 hp Seven Marines as options. Best top-end speed with the optional motors should be about…