Boats

  • ​Back in January, Josh Tulberg of Rapid Whale took his short and stout Mini Boat out on the water for the first time. Tulberg has now taken the 6 foot (1.8 m) long electric splosher to Southern California to quietly take on some waves. But it wasn't all plain sailing.​
  • Now that Mercedes-AMG is building its most advanced hypercar ever, the annual Cigarette Racing special edition powerboat is just as cutting edge. With 3,100-hp of Mercury Racing engine might and a carbon and Kevlar-heavy build, the 515 Project One is like an F1 race car for the open seas.
  • ​Bay Area maker Josh Tulberg of Rapid Whale has laser cut and 3D-printed a petite electric single-seater called the Mini Boat and recently motored along in the water for the first time. Now the pint-sized electric boat is being made available as a build-it-yourself kit.​
  • What the heck is Peugeot doing building a sideless, bottomless speedboat/yacht hybrid thing with Benetau? How does that thing even float? Won’t your feet get awfully wet? These are a number of questions that entered my head before I realized the Sea Drive concept isn’t actually a boat at all.
  • The French-designed Tringa boat won't solve every hardship of boat ownership, but it can eliminate the trailering, mooring and winterization headaches from the equation. Store this boat in your driveway and drive it directly down the street and over the beach into the water.
  • ​The America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, has been contested over a period of 160 years and until recently, was always done so in monohull sailing yachts. Following a flirtation with larger multi-hull yachts over the past seven years, the Cup is now returning to its roots.
  • Yamaha announced today that it will show a multi-rotor YMR-01 drone at tomorrow's Next Generation Agriculture Expo in Tokyo. The YMR-01 is one of many new agricultural drones to be launched at the expo, but it is a landmark in that it is the first multicopter to be shown by Yamaha.​
  • The average superyacht isn't anything to be sniffed at, but there's always room for improvement. That's what Benetti has tried to do with the Se77antasette. With a unique design and luxurious cabin, it stands tall as one of the most appealing yachts we've ever seen. The catch? It's only a concept.
  • One of the sharpest boats we've seen in a while, the Superfly GT 42 looks like a rear-driven supercar for the water. This super-vessel is a little more comfy, though, offering two cabins, a full galley, a dining area, sofa seating and plenty of space to stretch the legs.
  • Porsche has an instantly-recognizable product on the road, but translating that to a yacht is something different. Having revealed renders last year, Dynamiq has turned the Porsche-inspired GTT 115 Hybrid into a reality, launching it ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show.
  • The first Aston Martin AM37 yacht has been delivered to its lucky owner. With a shimmering blue exterior and extensively customized cabin, it's a brilliant example of what happens when one of the coolest brands in motoring decides to indulge its nautical bent.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show never fails to deliver big superyacht launches, and this year looks like it's going to be no different. The second-largest yacht to roll out of the CRN stable, the Cloud 9, will be on show this year, giving us a chance to gawk at its sleek lines and luxurious interior.