2020 Pearl Yachts 95
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2020 Pearl Yachts 95

In a competitive market, production builders are under constant pressure to differentiate their products. This is especially relevant for Pearl Yachts, a relatively young British company competing against homegrown rivals like Sunseeker, Princess and Fairline. The Pearl 95, its latest and largest flybridge model, follows the Pearl 65 and 80 and continues the successful collaboration…

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 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 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…

2020 CL Yachts CLB72
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2020 CL Yachts CLB72

The CLB72, an evolution of the Cheoy Lee Bravo 72, has undergone perhaps the most radical transformation. In order to accomplish this, the builder asked naval architect Howard Apollonio, who designed the Bravo 72’s original hull, to come back to the drafting table. The shipyard also hired composites engineering specialist firm Gurit to carry out…

2020 Absolute Navetta 68
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2020 Absolute Navetta 68

Location, location, location. It’s an old saw that has been embraced by realtors and the HGTV set alike, but it can just as easily be muttered by boatbuilders jockeying for venue space at a major show. Perhaps the fiercest competition for real estate is during the Ft. Lauderdale show. Tucked into the south corner was…