This boat, called the Hedonist, by Art of Kinetik takes the elegance of modern, wooden boat design to a new level. Each boat is meticulously handcrafted to the point where I feel slightly guilty referring to them as just “boats”.
The sheer size of the Titanic never ceases to amaze, especially when you consider that it was designed with nothing but slide rules and drafting tables.
The Lun Class Ekranoplan is one of those vehicles that seems to large for life, almost like a James Bond villain’s mobile lair.
The P40 by Spirit Yachts is, and I say this without reservation, one of the most beautiful production boats in the world. The 40 foot powerboat is hand made from nature’s carbon composite or “wood” as it’s commonly known…
Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding is a bible of sorts to the men who build classic boats in their garages and backyards, it’s engagingly written, often humorous and covers everything from buying suitable wood…
This fascinating footage of motorboat races in 1925 in Buffalo shows a wide variety of watercraft from the era including a spectacularly beautiful steam powered ship (about half way through).
The wFoil 18 Albatross Hydrofoil is one of those ideas that seems to come out of nowhere and then make you wonder why the hell no one did it already.
This is the Delta 26 Open, a new design from Scandinavian based Delta Powerboats. It comes with the option of either a 220hp diesel with a top speed of 38 knots..
John Hacker spent 6 decades designing some of the most beautiful mahogany speed boats the world has ever seen, he invented the now ubiquitous “V”-hull design and he built the floating biplane for the Wright brothers after the turn of the 20th Century.
I love retro futurism, the Japanese seem to produce some of the best you’ll find anywhere, as any fan of Akira or Ghost in the Shell will tell you.
The Azimut Magellano line is a new direction for the Italian superyacht builder, they became famous for sleek, aerodynamic profiles that are immediately recognisable even at significant distances. With the new Magellano yachts, emphasis has been placed on classic, early 20th century styling. And I like it a great deal.
When it comes to classic speed boats, the Riva Aquariva 33 occupies a well deserved place at the top of the pile. The deck of the Aquariva is famously composed of…