While most thirtysomethings were focused on 9-to-5 jobs, Peter Hürzeler was instead building a business of his own. He established one of the first owner-operated luxury cruise-charter companies. It was an opportunity to combine the professionalism of the commercial world with the beauty of yachting. This type of insight has served him well over the
There’s nothing quite like a yacht launch to start the year off. In the early morning hours on January 18, Soaring slipped into the water and came into better view in Germany. While she’s remaining on site at Abeking & Rasmussen for a while longer for final finishing work, she already has charter guests looking
She is still a pretty secretive superyacht project. However, Soaring is coming into stronger focus thanks to recently released renderings of her exterior as well as her interior. She will be one of the first major launches of the new year, hitting the water at Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. Soaring is the Abeking &
You may not recognize the studio name Peter Bolke Design. But, surely you recognize some of the work by its owner. Peter Bolke was senior designer for Dubois Naval Architects. In fact, he worked for the company for more than two decades. Among his duties, Bolke collaborated on the superyacht sloop Ngoni, Dubois’ last project.
In a bygone era, wood was the material of choice for yacht construction. These days, of course, aluminum, steel, and composites are essentially all you see. There is, however, an exception to every rule. In this case, the exception is Mikhail S. Vorontsov. Completed just five years ago, this sailing superyacht is entirely made of
A number of details about a 148-foot (45.2-meter) megayacht under construction at Hakvoort Shipyard are still under wraps. However, Project Adur does promise to attract attention for her performance. In fact, she should be as impressive at her top speed as she should be in what she does—and doesn’t—burn in terms of fuel. The athletic,