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Yachting’s 12 Cover Stories of 2017

We take a look back at Yachting's 12 cover stories of 2017.

December 18, 2017
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Ferretti Yachts 850

January

Ferretti Yachts 850
Ferretti Yachts 850 Courtesy Ferretti Yachts

Powered with twin 1,900 hp MAN V-12 diesels, our test Ferretti Yachts 850 topped out at about 30 knots. That’s just a brief look into our feature review of the 850 from our January issue. Read more here.

Ocean Alexander 70e

February

Ocean Alexander 70e
Ocean Alexander 70e Courtesy Ocean Alexanders

The “e” in the 70e stands for Evolution. Ocean Alexander has produced a fully evolved yacht that combines modern sensibilities with classic features, and high-tech engineering with proven construction. Read our February feature here.

Princess 75 Motor Yacht

March

Princess 75 Motor Yacht
Princess 75 Motor Yacht Courtesy Princess

“The Princess 75 Motor Yacht is a versatile vessel with an eye toward entertaining in style. From the moment you step aboard the new 75 ­Motor Yacht, it’s evident that she was built to maximize enjoyment on the water,” Yachting‘s Executive Editor, Kevin Koenig writes in his review of the Princess yacht. Read more here.

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Big Charter Dreams

April

Carpe Diem, charter, yacht
Carpe Diem charter yacht Courtesy IYC

Superyacht Carpe Diem graced the cover of our April issue. She was a part of a charter roundup that we featured in our summer Charter File series. Check out the extensive charter spread from this issue, ranging from an adventurous Arctic escape to fine dining on board.

Horizon E75

May

Horizon E75
Horizon E75 Courtesy Horizon

The Horizon E75 was on Yachting‘s May cover. We reviewed the 77’6″ yacht, which continues Horizon Yachts’ tradition of building serious cruising boats with an eye toward fun.

Building a Vision With John Bayliss

June

Bayliss, Sportfisherman
Bayliss Sportfisherman Courtesy Bayliss Boatworks

Bayliss is a household name in the sport-fishing industry. Our cover feature lets you to get to know the man behind the name, and puts you inside the North Carolina-based yard.

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Sanlorenzo SL78

July

Sanlorenzo SL78
Sanlorenzo SL78 Courtesy Sanlorenzo

The SL78 has quite a few tech features that owners will love. Sanlorenzo packed mega-yacht design features into this 78-footer, and we tested and toured the yacht to experience them for ourselves. Notable feature: The retractable mast.

Sirena 64

August

Sirena 64
Sirena 64 Courtesy Sirena

When we first met the Sirena 64 at Yachts Miami Beach, we knew we had to write about her. After taking her for a spin, she was a featured on our August issue cover. Check out the exclusive review and video from on board the Turkish yacht.

Palmer Johnson Khalila

September

Palmer Johnson, Khalila
Palmer Johnson Khalila Courtesy Palmer Johnson

Palmer Johnson’s ­SuperSport Khalilah — a yacht covered in gold — is unmistakable. She’s also available for charter for the first time ever, so we decided what better way to announce this than by featuring her on our cover. She was a part of our winter Charter File feature series.

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Riviera 68 SMY

October

Riviera 68 SMY
Riviera 68 SMY Courtesy Riviera

The Riviera 68 Sport Motor Yacht graced Yachting‘s cover in October. Our review of the cruiser recaps our sea trial of her in the Sydney harbor, including video from onboard too.

Westport 125

November

Westport 125
Westport 125 Courtesy Westport

Our November issue featured an in-depth look at Westport Yachts facility in Washington State. More than a half-century after its founding, this builder has carved a niche that it continues not only to lead, but also to define.

Azimut Grande 27 Metri

December

Azimut Grande 27 Metri
Azimut Grande 27 Metri Courtesy Azimut

How did we top off the year? With the Azimut 27 Metri, of course. The newest generation of Azimut Grande yachts melds edge and elegance, muscle and mellow.

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