Yacht Buyer's Guide

Yacht Buyer's Guide

Bertram 700 As flagship of the Bertram fleet of legendary sportfishing yachts, the new 700 blends performance, luxury and comfort. Zuccon International Project designed the superstructure and interior, the Bertram/Ferretti Group was responsible for engineering, and Marty Lowe added the interior decor. Sportfishermen will appreciate the focus on standard angling amenities in the cockpit: a large mezzanine seating area, big catch storage lockers, large prep area, live-bait storage and stand-up rod storage with a built-in freshwater washdown. Also standard is the Ferretti Group's exclusive Anti-Roll Gyro. The new saloon layout and interior features African Mahogany, comfortable furniture and a wealth of storage. www.bertram.com

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Carver 52 Voyager Cruising comfortably has always been a Carver hallmark, and the new 52 Voyager carries the torch forward with large accommodations, excellent livability for six adults and dual stations for maximum comfort no matter what the weather. Large curved windows let plenty of light into the saloon and galley, while vertical portholes bathe the full-beam amidships master suite with loads of light. For convenience, the third guest stateroom can be converted into an office with sofa. Carver's trademark C.A.S.T. construction ensures long service, while their new wireless docking remote control makes maneuvering in close quarters easier than ever. www.carveryachts.com

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Pershing 72 The new Pershing 72's radical new profile and much sleeker look comes from a collaboration among Fulvio De Simoni, Tilli Antonelli and the Ferretti Engineering Group. The interior by Poltrona Frau has a glass partition between the cockpit and the saloon that slides away into the floor. Two 1,832-hp MTU diesels with Arneson ASD 14L surface drives give a top speed of 45 knots. A garage aft, spacious enough to house a 10-foot RIB and PWC, lowers into the water for easy launching and recovery. www.pershing-yacht.com

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Hatteras 72 MY Classic lines and contemporary styling cues carry on the Hatteras reputation in the new 72 Motor Yacht, with highly engineered hull integrity and a legendary soft ride. The saloon is wide yet side deck access is still excellent; the full-beam master stateroom has a his-and- hers head option, with two large guest staterooms on the same level (third guest stateroom optional). A sunken bar and adjoining formal dining area enjoy light and views. www.hatterasyachts.com

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Outer Reef 80 Designed for the owner moving up from a mid-range yacht or down from the 100-foot-plus range, the new Outer Reef 80 is a raised pilothouse motoryacht with three staterooms and provision for crew quarters with separate galley aft. Power is twin 1,550-hp Caterpillar C32 diesels that will cruise at 18 to 20 knots and hit a top speed of 24 knots. The galley is amidships, abaft the large dinette in the lower pilothouse helm. Twin helm seats on the flying bridge are provided for helmsman and mate, while two large L-shaped lounges with tables aft let family and friends enjoy the view underway. www.outerreef.com

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Regal 52 Express The new 52 Express is the largest yacht in Regal's fleet, with much to personalize, including two cockpit layouts, one with extended seating and one with a dinghy garage. Two- and three-stateroom versions, among four different interiors offered, have a selection of cabinetry, flooring, countertop materials and interior fabrics. Power will be twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels drives. www.regalboats.com

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Savannah 54 The new Savannah 54's clear hardtop has a sliding panel for gorgeous light. Standard 800-hp MAN common rail diesels cruise at 27-to-30 knots (top is 34 knots). There's a 72,000 BTU reverse cycle heat and chilled water air-conditioning system, beautiful wood flooring and customized interior cabinetry. www.savannahyachts.com

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Marlow 86 CMY Long-range capability and luxurious living characterize the new Marlow 86 Cockpit Motor Yacht, their largest yet. An efficient hull with a 4,000-gallon fuel capacity and state-of-the-art propulsion allows nonstop passages (like Puerto Rico to Nova Scotia). Built using Marlow's proprietary RIVAT resin infusion in a green facility near Xiamen, China, the 86 CMY will enjoy Ocean Class Category One classification. Fine woods, signature joinery work and high-quality hardware complement the interior. www.marlowyachts.com

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Marquis 50 SC Triple Volvo Penta IPS600 azipod drives and trend-setting design from Nuvolari-Lenard enhance this new Marquis 50 Sport Coupe. The interior is megayacht inspired, with hand-crafted zebrano or cherry cabinetry, wooden floors and designer fixtures. The helm, galley, saloon and aft cockpit are all on one level; the transom lounge, with the push of a button, moves aft to expand the cockpit. Accommodations include a master stateroom, two guest cabins and two head compartments with separate showers. www.marquisyachts.com

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Cruisers 520 Coupe With its enclosed cockpit, power-actuated sunroof and walkthrough windshield, the new Cruisers 520 Coupe brings versatility to yachtsmen who appreciate protection from the elements when desirable but prize their connection to the outdoors when afloat. A dual cockpit entrance from the swim platform makes boarding or disembarking easier; a nifty transom rumble seat is for those who want to relax on the swim platform and watch the swimmers. Twelve opening portholes give the cherry-finished saloon and galley plenty of light and air. Owners will appreciate the dishwasher, wine captain and trash compactor. www.cruisersyachts.com

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Sea Ray 55 Sundancer With twin MAN 800-hp or 900-hp common rail diesels, plus bow and stern thrusters, the new Sea Ray 55 Sundancer offers excellent performance and agile handling. Contemporary styling outside belies the sturdy build that houses a full-beam master stateroom with queen bed, hardwood floors, customizable cockpit seating, and a wide array of high-tech instrumentation and electronics. www.searay.com

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Ocean Alexander 88 MY Designed and engineered by Ed Monk, Jr. the new Ocean Alexander 88 Motoryacht is an elegantly appointed, four-stateroom (with en suite heads) luxury cruiser with crew quarters for four. The main deck has a large swim platform, twin curved stairways to the aft cockpit, and a wide saloon. The formal dining room is served by a grand galley; a country kitchen is forward. www.oceanalexander.com

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Mochi Craft Dolphin 64 Fly Mochi's new Dolphin 64 Fly offers a spacious flying bridge with large sunpad, outdoor kitchen with grill and fridge, and a comfortable Ushaped lounge. On deck, solid teak gunwales and handrails add sophistication, while cleats milled from single blocks of stainless steel add strength. Fine woods and leathers grace a three-stateroom, threehead layout. www.mochicraft-yacht.com

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Apreamare 60 The Aicon design team worked with Brunello Acampora of Victory Design to produce the soft, sinuous lines of the new Apreamare 60, the most recent evolution of the historic "gozzo sorrentino" yachts. A full-beam amidships master with panoramic window and large wardrobe, spacious VIP stateroom forward and a portside double stateroom, all en suite, are found on the lower deck. Mahogany and cane, mirror-chromed steel and pastel colors typify the interior d¿cor. The horseshoe sofa on the foredeck is an Apreamare hallmark. A pair of 900-hp diesels produce a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 30 knots. www.apreamare-yacht.com

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Viking Sport Cruisers 63MY The new 63 Motor Yacht from Viking Sport Cruisers blends European panache with American practicality with a deep-V hull, plus twin 865-hp Caterpillar C15 diesels or the option of two 1,100-hp MAN CRs. The flybridge has an outdoor galley, centerline helm, and sunpad. The real galley is the centerpiece of main deck, steps from the saloon and dining area. www.vikingsportcruisers.com

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Riva 63 Vertigo The new 63 Vertigo, Riva's innovative reinterpretation of the Open concept motoryacht, has arrow-shaped windows that flood the main saloon in light. A comfortable sofa in the cockpit slides on rails to add more space. Light oak and darker wenge bulkheads and furniture grace the interior. The spacious master stateroom aft and to port and the VIP stateroom found in the bow have en suite heads. On the bridgedeck, a unique helm seat converts from one to three seats in a blink. A brace of 1,524-hp MTU diesels can produce a top speed of 32 knots, or offer a range of 300 nautical miles at more efficient cruising speeds. www.riva-yacht.com

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Viking 60 Enclosed Bridge The new 60 Enclosed Bridge from Viking Yachts combines serious fishing design with the comfort of a climate controlled flying bridge. The 170-square-foot cockpit has shaded mezzanine seating for spectators, transom door, rounded 40-gallon livewell, 14-cubic-foot insulated fishwell with macerator and much more. On the enclosed bridge, there's pod-style aft command docking, a lounge, and entertainment center. Twin 1,550-hp MAN diesels give 32.5-knot cruise and 37-knot top speeds. www.vikingyachts.com

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Molokai Strait 75 Third in a series of expeditionary yachts, the Molokai Strait 75 is designed by Eric Sponberg for an owner-operator or small crew, with a hull constructed of A36 marine grade steel with a double bottom and watertight bulkheads, and a deckhouse built in 5000 and 6000 series marine grade aluminum for reduced weight and improved motion. A superstructure set amidships to aft leaves a clear foredeck for large dinghies and hydraulic lifts. www.molokaistrait.com

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Sabre 52 Salon Express Characterized by classic Downeast styling and exquisite craftsmanship, the new Sabre 52 Salon Express offers an elegant interior that combines cherry woodwork, custom fabrics and top-of-the-line furnishings. Large windows and a sunroof light the saloon and galley. Shoji-screen doors slide open to reveal a sumptuous master stateroom with en suite head; the VIP stateroom is in the bow. Twin Caterpillar diesels cruise in the mid-20-knot range. www.sabreyachts.com