Re-envisioning what boats can be.
One look at a wally yacht and you know it’s a Wally.
Luca Bassani founded the Monégasque brand in 1994 and has not looked back since. Indeed, nothing of Bassani’s aesthetic palette could ever be accused of looking back at all.
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Early adopter of fiberglass boatbuilding.
One blustery day, landlocked because of weather that his wooden fishing boat couldn’t handle, Willis Slane remarked to his friends that somebody ought to build a boat that could brave the rough Carolina seas.
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The master rigger left his mark.
Ted Hood was a legend in his own time. The helmsman on the 1974 America’s Cup winner Courageous and a highly influential yachtsman, designer, and rigging builder, Hood symbolized the apotheosis of the yachting life.
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The mega-yacht master.
The name Jon Bannenberg rings bells all over the world. For decades, he was The Man when it came to designing mega-yachts. His client list, which included Larry Ellison, Malcolm Forbes and Adnan Khashoggi, among others, was almost as glamorous as some of his nearly 200 yacht projects (Carinthia V and Carinthia VI, and Limitless, to name a few.) Evan K. Marshall, one of the most prominent yacht designers of today, recalls the impact Bannenberg had on his own career: “I can very clearly recall my first encounter with Jon Bannenberg.
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Revolutionizing the outboard industry.
Mercury Marine is synonymous with outboard engines. And outboards, as we know, are a hugely popular segment of the yachting marketplace.
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He changed sailing forever.
Bob Johnstone has made his mark in both the sailing and powerboat worlds, and his contributions are not soon to be forgotten.