Illusion V, one of the newest motor yachts from Benetti, lives up to its name in every respect. Her luxury and technical sophistication seem beyond the realm of possibility. With enough time and effort, Benetti has managed to build one of the world's most impressive yachts. The exterior design from Green and Mingarelli makes her a beauty at any distance. While she may look like an illusion that's too good to be true, the owner and his guests get to enjoy every detail in the real world.
Wisp, a Superyacht Dream That Came True
To even the most discerning custom superyacht owner, the name of yacht builder "Royal Huisman" brings an acknowledgement of respect and even a bit of envy. That respect and envy continued this past Mediterranean season with the Royal Huisman's new magical creation the sailing superyacht Wisp. The 48m (156ft) raked bow, cutter rigged classic sloop spent her first summer sailing the Med. As the Wisp sailed past another superyacht a typical reaction would be for those aboard to stop and look at the beauty as it passed. Owners, guest and crew alike, would examine this living dream. Like looking at an art collectors masterpieces, you first take in the overall grace. You are drawn to her traditional appearance, still it has a contemporary feel as your eyes take in the Royal Huisman signature Alustar alloy aluminum hull, your eyes travel from the spoon bow to the counter stern. You are impressed by the workmanship even from a distance.
Simple Pleasure: Wally Yachts' Contemporary Classic ESENSE
In scientific circles, an elegant solution is one taking the simplest path to the best result. In yachting, that path leads directly to Wally Yachts. Inspired by innovative founder and president Luca Bassani Antivari, seafaring craft bearing the Wally brand are stripped of idle excess, maintaining abundance in all that makes sailing an exquisite joy.
ISA Yachts has been building expertly crafted motor yachts since 2001. Each project takes the company closer to perfection. Silver Wind, one of the world's most unique 46-meter yachts, is a perfect example of how ISA overcomes challenges that have vexed naval designers for years. Given the builder's interest in melding function and beauty, it's no surprise that Silver Wind has features that will interest aficionados of art, travel, and engineering.
The most demanding race a sailor can endure, the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race is in full swing. About to complete the third of nine legs on Jan. 27, seven elite teams continue to give their all, pushing toward the next milepost in Sanya, on China's Hainan Island.
Thrilling, demanding, and sometimes heartbreaking, this race has already run the gamut of emotions. While volumes of intriguing details are tucked into daily logs prepared by the teams, this brief review offers a synopsis of the standings to date.
Ulysse Nardin started making watches in the 19th century, a time when sailors had to fight against corrosive sea air and rocky boat decks. The watchmaker developed several innovations that helped sailors keep accurate time while exploring the world. With their trusty Ulysse Nardin chronometers, they could keep time accurately, an essential aspect of navigating through open waters.
When it comes to traveling the world in style, you can't get much faster or more luxurious than the Bombardier Global Line of small aircraft.
Global 6000 is Perfect for Business and Pleasure
Global 6000 has plenty of room for up to 12 passengers to relax while traveling long distances. The plane's cabin has distinct areas for resting and working. This makes it possible for corporate teams to prepare business presentations en route to destinations around the world while leaving a separate area for guests to rejuvenate themselves so they feel rested during important meetings. The airplane also has a stateroom where teams can work closely without interruption. Thanks to Bombardier's noise-reducing technology, the stateroom offers a space parallel to that of the world's best boardrooms.