A remarkable flying pyramid of a yacht is probably the most futuristic vehicle we have come across in years. And it’s not the stuff of fantasy, either. The Tetrahedron yacht is coming soon to a marina near you.
Decked out in some new Santoni x Wider trainers, we climbed aboard their new 47-metre yacht for a short cruise along the French Riviera. Built entirely in aluminium and powered by a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, this boat is making all the right waves.
One of the world’s most renowned boat designers, Philippe Briand, has found success in everything he does. The son of an Olympic sailor, he was racing by nine. At 16 he designed his first sailing boat. At 22 he was sailing on his own designs, winning several world championships in the process. Then at 48 he started creating motoryachts. And most recently, his work has moved to land.
There are very few luxury brands that ever attain a widely acknowledged level of supremacy but, if you ask anyone who’s well versed in the field of superyachts, who they’d rate as the best constructor of all, you’ll get one resounding answer: Feadship.
Dressed all in black, with its cutting-edge lines that slice through the water at phenomenal speeds, Crazy Too by Otam is the perfect boat in its own right but that it was designed to be a chase boat for an even larger yacht just makes it all the more astonishing.
The brief was simple: the clients wanted the best Antarctic wildlife experience possible. But there were a limited number of options capable of meeting their high expectations.
Pushing the boundaries in design and technology, the sleek, spacious DART 80 is an innovative collaboration between Andrew Winch and Royal Huisman, a motor and sailing yacht, in one.
Historically, the attention a new superyacht generates tends to correlate to its length. But now that vessels over 90 metres have become pretty unremarkable, it goes to show that size isn’t everything.
An exercise in well-studied compromise, the Wally Ace is small enough for an owner to legally skipper himself but large enough to accommodate ten guests and four crew. It won’t win prizes for speed but its frugality, stability and originality have won it a place in our hearts.
Riva may claim its breathtaking new Virtus defines a new category in motorboats but what it really does is remind us what we’ve been missing for the last twenty years.