2020 Palm Beach 70
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2020 Palm Beach 70

I stowed my gear aboard while photographer Onne van der Wal got settled aboard our chase boat, the auto-inspired Palm Beach GT50—a boat that could easily double as a modern commuter yacht itself. It was time to race. Simon and I shook hands. “3, 2, 1 … GO!”The 70 meandered out of Five Mile River…

2020 Ocean Alexander 90R
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2020 Ocean Alexander 90R

The yacht’s interior furnishings, woods (oak with ebony and ­walnut accents), Cambria quartz stonework, soft goods and the other décor that shares space with this abundant glazing are all low-profile and neutral in hue, providing a backdrop that is elegant yet carefully designed to complement the windows rather than distract from them. The 90R’s windows…

2020 MJM 53z
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2020 MJM 53z

The master stateroom in the bow has two portlights, a hatch, a porthole, hanging lockers, a 78-by-60-inch island berth and a desk/dressing table with a comfy seat. The room is spacious and bright. The second stateroom, to starboard, has a 76-by-53-inch berth, a built-in seat and a large panoramic portlight. There are two heads, each…

2020 MCY 76
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2020 MCY 76

In its short lifetime, the Italian shipyard Monte Carlo Yachts has constructed a mystique. It seemed to appear on the scene fully realized, as if from nowhere: great Italian design, innovative construction methods and a bulletproof self-confidence. When the company announced its arrival with a 76 at the 2010 Cannes boat show, the yachting world…

2020 Horizon FD77
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2020 Horizon FD77

Just about everything superyacht owners are currently demanding in their new vessels—from a big beach club to a main-deck master stateroom to an ultra-stable ride—is built into the new Horizon FD77 motoryacht, which measures just over 80 feet.“It’s the smallest 140-footer we’ve ever designed,” said Cor D. Rover, the founder of a well-known superyacht design…

2020 Fairline 43 Targa
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2020 Fairline 43 Targa

Speaking of engineering that you can’t see, a lot of attention was paid to designing the hull specifically for its twin Volvo Penta IPS600 propulsion package. As the only power option for the builder’s entry-level model it had to perform, and perform well. “Even though there’s a lot of volume, it’s still incredibly light and…

2020 Dyna 68
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2020 Dyna 68

The Dyna 68 on display at the Palm Beach show had the skylounge layout—a good call for the Florida market, since it adds another level of air-conditioned comfort. The skylounge features an indoor seating area with a small wet bar, and there is a curved outdoor settee with a table just outside the door. This…