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Trending Yachts: Refined Routes

Trending Yachts: Refined Routes

Automobiles aren’t the only powerful luxury modes of transportation. These yachts are guaranteed to make heads turn as you cruise by.

Rossinavi Infinity 42
Just as the symbol for infinity has two loops, so does the Rossinavi Infinity 42, part of a new collaborative series with builder Camper & Nicholsons that was designed with the American market in mind. The “loops” are made from a single line that shapes two important areas onboard: the open-area aft and the private alfresco owner’s area forward, which features a shaded terrace that allows owners to enjoy the outdoors without being in the sun. Rossinavi worked with Italian yacht architect Fulvio De Simoni to turn conventional thinking on its head when it came to providing large areas for entertaining. “We wanted to overcome the challenges of allowing wide common areas within a possibly limiting sporty design,” says COO Federico Rossi. “The sporting spirit of the project nevertheless maintains Rossinavi’s high standards in terms of comfort and sea attitude.”

Length: 137 ft., 8 in. | Beam: 26 ft., 9 in. | Draft: 6 ft., 5 in. | Staterooms: 6 | Engine: Twin 2,600-hp MTUs | Top Speed: 21 knots

Wajer 55 – Photo by Ministerie van Beeld Gorinchem

Wajer 55
Dutch builder Wajer (pronounced “WHY-er”) has made a name for itself with small, sporty motorboats that superyacht owners treasure as tenders. The Wajer 55 is the brand’s newest and biggest day cruiser, which boasts similarly sporty lines, along with a 13-foot-wide wrap-around glass windshield. It also incorporates super-cool technology, such as a push-button fender system that prompts the fenders to not just extend, but also inflate. Whether you’re looking for a fun, fast weekender or a boat suited to taking the family on longer trips, this model fits the bill. 

Length: 52 ft., 5 in. | Beam: 14 ft., 4 in. | Draft: 4 ft. | Staterooms: 2 | Engine: Triple Volvo Penta IPS 600s | Top Speed: 40+ knots

Palm Beach 70 – Photo by Joel Butler

Palm Beach 70
The largest cruiser to date from Palm Beach Motor Yachts, the Palm Beach 70 is a response to customers who said they wanted more room to enjoy longer-range cruising. Comfortably accommodating seven people, this modern-day classic appeals to traditionalists who love the enduring “Down East” style of New England. It also has separate crew cabins, perfect if you prefer entertaining and relaxing with family and friends versus taking the wheel. Outside, don’t miss the cozy bow lounge, complete with its own sound system, and the flying bridge, which features an L-shaped settee and triple helm seats.

Benetti Elaldrea+

Benetti Elaldrea+
You could say that the Benetti Elaldrea+ has a sparkling personality. When the light hits its profile at certain angles, its pearly paint with silver accents lets off an iridescent glow. Outfitted in luxury brands such as Poltrona Frau and Arketipo, the long-range cruiser, capable of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, keeps everyone onboard entertained with two swimming pools, one of which can be filled with seawater, and an upper-deck lounge-turned-gaming room complete with a TV area and bar.

Length: 160 ft. | Beam: 29 ft., 9 in. | Draft: 8 ft. | Staterooms: 6 | Engine: Twin MTU 12V 2000 M72s | Top Speed: 14 knots

48 WallyTender

48 WALLYtender
Want to see one of these super-sleek speedboats in person? The 48 Wallytender marked the model’s U.S. premiere at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as part of the Ferretti Group display. (Ferretti recently acquired Wally, which is known for combining the latest technology with contemporary design and celebrating the spirit of wind-in-your-hair boating.) Standard features include a retractable swim ladder, plus fold-down aft sections to extend the swim platform at anchor, which can be achieved at the push of a button. Deep bulwarks all around make you feel more secure, too.

Length: 47 ft., 6 in. | Beam: 14 ft., 4 in. | Draft: 3 ft., 1 in. | Staterooms: 1 berth | Engine: Twin Volvo IPS 650s | Top Speed: 38 knots

ISA Extra 76 – Photo by Alberto Cocch

ISA Extra 76
At 79 feet (including the elongated swim platform), the semi-custom Extra 76 from ISA Yachts is an ideal “entry level” superyacht directed at cruisers who want the advantages of a larger vessel without the manning and maintenance of one. What really distinguishes this yacht is the space utilization: From the swim platform to the dining area, which is shaded by the overhang of the flying bridge, you get a remarkable 538 square feet of alfresco areas. It also features an extra-wide beam akin to what a 100-footer would have. It’s all wrapped in an athletic profile and is available to tailor to the way you like to live.

Length: 78 ft., 7 in. | Beam: 22 ft., 3 in. | Draft: N/A | Staterooms: 4 | Engine: Twin Volvo Penta IPS 1050s | Top Speed: 21 knots

Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence – Photo by Forest Johnson

Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence
Making its debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February, the 45 Divergence is an aptly named departure for Ocean Alexander, which has long built large yachts and superyachts. It is the brand’s first outboard-powered vessel—a center console featuring four Mercury Verado outboards, no less—for a wind-in-your-hair experience. Divergence also has a patented door-within-a-door system that lets the bulwarks fold open. When they’re extended, the beam reaches 19 feet (versus the standard 14 feet). Equally noteworthy, you get to choose interior woods, upholstery and paint colors, along with accouterments for fishing or diving, yielding hundreds of different possible combinations.

Length: 47 ft., 5 in. | Beam: 13 ft., 9 in. | Draft: 3 ft., 3 in. | Staterooms: 1 plus convertible dinette | Engine: Quadruple Mercury Verado 350s | Top Speed: N/A

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