Benetti Building Megayacht for Tokyo Government Use

It’s not unusual to hear of a builder landing a contract for a government vessel. Several yacht builders have military ties, either directly or as part of larger companies. However, when a government wants a yacht, it’s a whole other story. Benetti is building a 115-footer (35-meter) for Tokyo city officials to use for conferences Continue reading

Rounding the Horn Aboard Argo

For nearly his entire life, Paul Harwin (below, right) has focused on cruising around Cape Horn. The southernmost tip of Chile, Cape Horn is where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. The waters aren’t for the faint of heart. That’s why Harwin took several years to plan the proper boat to tackle the trip. And Continue reading

No Mystery Here: Mystere Makes Highway Speeds on the Water

Picture an 84-footer doing a blistering 48 knots. That’s the equivalent of 55  mph, the legal speed limit on a number of American highways. It’s also what the Otam Mystere clocked on her first sea trials. She’s the fourth in the Millennium 80 HT series. LOA: 83’6”, or 25.5 meters. Obviously, the owner won’t Continue reading