A 33-foot Aquariva Super throws a wake across a European lake in this photo from Riva’s parent company, Ferretti. The retro-styled mahogany and maple boat, upholstered with leather and powered by twin 380-hp Yanmar diesels, was reintroduced this year in the Cannes Boat Show by the Italian builder. www.riva-yacht.comThis article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue.
The Nordhavn 63 replaces the N62, one of the older models in the fleet of displacement trawlers from Pacific Asian Enterprises. The company built 37 N62s from the early 1990s until 2010.
With the Great Recession behind us (hope-fully), more manufacturers are building new boats from the keel up, not just making modifications or enhancements to existing models. Case in point: the Sabre 48 Salon Express, a Down East-style cruiser with twin Zeus pods and joystick helm control.
The Boston Whaler 285 Conquest has launched with a number of improvements from the boat it replaces, the 280 Conquest, including better visibility from the helm deck, a full windshield bonded to the hardtop, comfortable and convertible companion seating, and some nifty cockpit bench-seat options.
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