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Island Icon: Baker Pau Llull…

Mallorca takes its traditional pastry, the ensaïmada, quite seriously. The Balearic island established a denomination of origin, Ensaimada de Mallorca, to differentiate knockoff versions from authentic products, much as winemakers do. Pau Llull’s bakery, Forn Fondo, is one establishment whose ensaïmadas have the stamp of approval from locals and visiting ...

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Arcadia Yachts to Increase Production…

Arcadia Yachts in Italy has increased its production space with an eye toward building more boats and increasing after-purchase services. The builder acquired 21 percent of Marina de Torre Annunziata as well as additional space near the marina for construction and haul-outs. Overall, the builder says, there’s now an extra ...

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Royal Huisman, Mangusta and Heesen Unveil New Megayachts…

Royal Huisman, Mangusta and Heesen are all pushing boundaries with these latest motoryacht designs. Royal Huisman Project Phi Cor D. Rover designed this 180-plus-foot aluminum yacht (above) to have a top speed of 22 knots, with a Fast Displacement XL hull by Van Oossanen. Mangusta Fast Displacement At 178 feet ...

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Princess Yachts S78 Takes the Crown…

Princess Yachts’ S78 leads the builder’s three-yacht S Class series, which also includes a 60- and a ­65-footer. The S78 adds a new transom and ­cockpit layout. While the S60 and S65 have steps off the swim platform flanking a tender garage and leading to the ­cockpit with U-shaped dining ...

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Johnson Yachts Building 93-Footer…

Taiwanese builder Johnson Yachts celebrates its 30th anniversary with the semicustom Johnson 93. Like many Johnson yachts, this 93-footer’s exterior is designed by Dixon Yacht Design. And among many other features, it has what the builder calls its signature “dual level vertical windows.” Thanks to those wraparound windows, this yacht’s ...

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Prestige 520 is the Perfect Balance…

The Prestige 520 has big shoes to fill. She’s the model expected to replace the Prestige 500/500 S, a market leader for seven years with more than 450 hulls delivered. Most builders in Prestige’s situation would do little more than a face-lift. A tweak here and a tweak there. Why ...

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Alaskan Yachts Returns with a New 66-foot Trawler…

On a Sunday afternoon in the late 1980s, yacht designer Steve Seaton climbed over a fence to break into a San Diego boatyard. A 66-foot wooden trawler was out of the water there, a boat that his icon, Art DeFever, had designed. Seaton walked beneath the port side, admiring the ...

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Voyage to the Ice on a Nordhavn 68…

While we’ve seen countless bear tracks, we have yet to encounter a bear. In Svalbard, the archipelago between Norway and the North Pole, polar bears are so prevalent and pose such a threat to humans that it’s mandatory for each shore party to carry a firearm. We watch from the safety ...

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Y.CO Sponsors Exxpedition North Pacific 2018…

Y.CO has announced its sponsorship of Exxpedition North Pacific 2018, an all-female sailing and research mission to study the problem of plastics in the world’s oceans. The voyage is slated to begin in Hawaii and end 3,000 miles later in Seattle, with the 24 women cruising through the North Pacific ...

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A Record-Setting Transatlantic Crossing?…

Hatteras Yachts is spreading the news that the Hatteras GT63 Post One just completed a transatlantic crossing — and may be the first production sportfishing yacht to do so on her own bottom. The trick was refueling along the way, while cruising in tandem with the owner’s 148-foot Cheoy Lee ...

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