For those who have navigated around the world more than five times, a catamaran is definitely not enough. That is why a U.S. construction magnate approached Deltamarine to build his next boat.
Mochi Craft reinterprets the New England old lobster boat style to turn it into a luxury way of experiencing the sea. Its rounded shapes rediscover the natural lines of the Fifties with their strikingly serene harmony.
Britain is the proud asembler of the Sunseeker fleet, and once again the black and white hull of the mean Predator line skims the suface of water around the globe with its 68A cruising at about 30 knots (max speed 39 knots).
The market growth for open yachts has been quite impressive during the past few years; however, Azimut was a latecomer to the design and marketing of this yacht style. Nonetheless, with the advent of this sleek 68-foot power package they have claimed their leadership in design and performance.
Following the successful introductions of the Aicon 52 and 56, this new motor yacht takes the project to new heights. The Aicon 66 keeps the Aicon’s famous Italian exterior styling and lines; and features a new interior and flybridge design.
In 2003, Bertram delivered eight new models, each one producing even higher levels of performance and comfort. Among them the 630 with both open and enclosed bridges. All these models boast better performance, both in terms of incredible new sea speeds and what the builder calls pure “fishability” plus more comfort in cruising amenities.
What a beauty – from a distance, its soft graceful white profile blends into the wake as it speeds effortlessly through the water, and from the air, she is a marvellous vision of space combining the white hull and flydeck with a rich teakwood floor on the bow, along the sides and on both the main deck and the flydeck.
The special nature of the design solutions that characterize the Pershing 62 is summed up in its capacity to guarantee the owner’s family and guests uncompromising comfort and privacy, both while cruising and relaxing.
In the middle of the western Mediterranean four islands arise with their rosary of islets spread along 1239 km of coast. When traveling along this littoral it feels as if one is in the middle of a beautiful piece of lace made by a divine hand. Its bays are hidden among mountains that drop into the sea to form coves the color of whose waters range from blue to turquoise to emerald.
Port Portals, in Palma de Majorca bay, is the marina offering the finest services and all the connections needed by the immense yachts that dock there. From the first sunny, warm days, the rich and famous anchor their yachts here, both to enjoy the Majorcan coast as well as the boats that rivals theirs in beauty, size and exclusivity.
Puerto Vallarta, located in the center of the Mexican Pacific, surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and with more than 40 k of golden beaches, is sheltered by Bahía de Banderas, the biggest bay in the Americas. A true paradise, this destination’s unique charm results from a blend of its colonial ambiance and cosmopolitan air.
Spas have become increasingly popular in Puerto Vallarta over the past ten years. You might think that the majority of the clients would be female, however, to our surprise, massages and facial treatments are equally popular among men and women and, now, even children.
Seibal and Edzná are the new condominium towers built in accordance with Mayan Island’s exclusive real estate concept, backed by the prestige of the Mayan Resorts chain.
Designed by the prestigious architect Jim Lipe, the 6936-yard, par 71 course is set along the spectacular beaches of Nuevo Vallarta, between the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and Bahia de Banderas, only 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
Vallarta displays the splendors of Mexico’s traditions like a painting of a picturesque fishing village surrounded by contrasting, exquisite tourism developments like Punta Mita. Located north of Nuevo Vallarta, it shelters one of the world’s most renowned hotels: Four Seasons Punta Mita.
The presidential suite is located in the exquisite Casa del Sol, an architectural jewel decorated in the pure style of traditional Vallarta homes. The suite, which has a private entrance, features a large bedroom with king-size bed, bath, living room with satellite TV and bar.
The Grand Velas presidential suite is planned so that guests can choose between of two or three bedrooms on two floors. There are two bedrooms on the second level: the master bedroom has a kingsize bed, bathroom with jacuzzi, shower, dressing room, and a beautiful view of the sea; the second bedroom has two queen-size beds, bathroom with shower and dressing room.
The Imperial Suite is on the eighth floor of Hotel CasaMagna, and has an exquisite view of Bahía de Banderas. This ample suite features a piano, dining room, living room, bar and cable TV to make you feel comfortable during your stay.
Quinta Real Puerto Vallarta has a luxurious presidential suite for the entire family that is delightfully elegant and comfortable. It has four bedrooms (two with double beds and two with a kingsize). Daily, at the entrance to the suite, guests will find an exquisite fruit arrangement that they will be able to enjoy on the beautiful terrace or at the private pool.
Sheraton Buganvilias’ presidential suite is an elegant reflection of the hotel’s recent refurbishing. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, 20” cable TV, safe, bathroom with tub and shower and a terrace with a beautiful view of the sea.
When we sailed here from Buenos Aires—the crossing was easy and the winds favorable— Punta del Este appeared, like a mirage, on the horizon. This is the pearl of the Southern Cone, its most exclusive beach, and it is invaded by the rich and famous when the austral summer begins.
In Puerto Vallarta, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, three courses await golfers who enjoy challenges: Vista Vallarta and Punta Mita.
The marina awakens each morning with infectious activity. In Puerto Vallarta everything happens near the ocean and it is well known that deep-sea fishing is especially popular.
In the turquoise waters of Mexico’s Caribbean there are countless places filled with marine flora and wildlife. However, on the Pacific side, Mexico has other beautiful submarine spots where, unlike the Gulf area, there is the opportunity of observing larger, more diverse aquatic wildlife.
When we think about traveling by air from one place to another without being subjected to the inconveniences of commercial flights, the first thing that comes to mind is a private jet. At first, this seems impossible— there is the cost of the plane, maintenance and all the other expenses that it implies.
Seduction on wheels are impressive anywhere… Amura has selected convertibles that are celebrated for their design, handling and exclusivity. Each one demonstrates why it is to be envied.
This marvelous sparkling wine, called by some “the king of white wines,” is made with grapes that grow exclusively in vineyards located in the Champagne region of northern France. Champagne was the first wine-growing region to be delimited by a law enacted in 1927, that restricted it to a 35 000-hectare district made up of 237 “crus” or parcels of vineyards.
Located inside the Gran Hotel Sóller, a stunning palace built in 1880 by the Casanovas family and turned into a hotel during the 60s, the Can Blau has managed to combine typical Majorcan décor with the distinctive flavors of the island.
It is common knowledge that during the past two decades some works of famous painters have brought the highest prices in history. This is the case of Boy with Pipe, by Picasso (over 104 million USD), Portrait of Dr. Gachet, by Van Gogh (82.5 million USD, in 1990), Still Life with Curtain, Jug and Compote Bowl, by Cézanne (60.5 million dollars, in 1999), and recently The Massacre of the Innocents, by Rubens (auctioned at 49.5 million £).