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Silent Yachts 55 is the Quiet Powercat…

For a quiet yacht, the first Silent-Yachts 55 power catamaran has made a lot of noise. It is the world’s first mainstream yacht with a fully functioning solar installation as standard power. And it works: When I got aboard a 55 in Spain’s Balearic Isles, it had been cruising for ...

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Ward Setzer Joins Hatteras Yachts…

Yacht designer Ward Setzer, who worked at ­Hatteras Yachts in the mid-1980s before launching his own firm in 1991, returned to the North Carolina builder as chief product officer in January. Setzer plans to revamp existing Hatteras models and create new ones. Following are edited excerpts of Setzer’s conversation with ...

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Artificial Intelligence Meets Yacht…

Founding partners at Furrion, an ­innovations company based in Indiana, met while working as mega-yacht crew — giving them a hands-on chance to see what technology worked, and what might be improved, out on the water. They took their ideas to the Turkish boatbuilder Numarine, outfitting a 78-foot yacht with ...

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Pearl Yachts' New Flagship Pearl 95…

As with her smaller sisterships, the Pearl 65 and Pearl 80, Bill Dixon’s U.K.-based design studio was responsible for all the practical elements that make up this feature-rich semi-custom yacht. And, as with the Pearl 80, Kelly Hoppen created the 95’s high-style, low-key interior. The Pearl 95’s profile includes a ...

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Hatteras 100’s Price Drops by $445,000…

Denison Yachting sends word that the 100-foot Hatteras Supernova now has an asking price of $2,950,000, representing a reduction of $445,000 from the previous figure. Supernova is a 2003 build with what Denison calls “extensive mechanical and aesthetic upgrades” done in 2014. That work included new Awlgrip paint, a refaired ...

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Meet the Zurn 60 Powercat…

Zurn Yacht Design in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, have teamed up to produce drawings for the Zurn 60 Powercat — a three-stateroom, five-head design. “The 60 Powercat is designed to focus on providing nice accommodations for the owner and a couple of guests,” Doug ...

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Benetti Launches Another Big One…

Benetti Yachts in Italy has just launched the 354-foot FB275, the third “gigayacht” in this size range in the past four months. FB275 is built of steel with an aluminum superstructure. She has a cinema, gymnasium, sauna, fire pit and drop-down balcony within her 47-foot beam, and she displaces 3,600 ...

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Murphy's Law, Yacht Style…

The situation over the crackling cellphone sounded grim: “I’m 4 miles offshore. There’s smoke. I think I’m taking on water. The seas are picking up, and I’ve got pneumonia, for God’s sake. Coyle, are you there?” The line went dead, and I feared the worst. Well, not really. My pal ...

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Intrepid 375 Nomad Debuts…

Intrepid Powerboats premiered the 375 Nomad center console at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March. “To create the 375 Nomad, we started with the deck layout of our recently introduced 345 Nomad and added additional length to integrate customer-favorite features from other Intrepid models,” Ken Clinton, president of ...

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Raymarine's ClearCruise AR…

Florida’s early morning sunshine flooded the sky as we motored out of Pompano Beach, our Boston Whaler 380 Outrage aimed at Hillsboro Inlet. The waters were flat, but the rising sun in our eyes complicated watchkeeping. Fortunately, one of the boat’s Raymarine Axiom XL multifunction displays was running ClearCruise AR, ...

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