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 Okean 55 Sport
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2020 Okean 55 Sport

Brazilian builder Okean came out swinging with a contemporary styled 50-footer that quickly got the attention of the industry vets at HMY Yacht Sales, who subsequently backed them in the States. With the 50’s initial success, Okean could’ve built a line of handsome, semidisplacement boats in varying LOAs based on her brief. But the boat…

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 Maritimo X50
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2020 Maritimo X50

Based on feedback from Maritimo dealers—who loved the X60 but felt there was a market for something smaller—the X50 is at first glance a more compact version of its bigger sister and retains much of the same layout and styling, including the massive beach club door. Restyled forward quarter panels in the cockpit and a…

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…