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Riva Aquarama Special n.629
Only 277 Riva Aquarama boats were built between 1962 and 1996, capturing Mediterranean glamour in the form of a beautifully crafted speedboat. RAM, Riva's workshop in Sarnico, released a meticulously restored model of the boat dubbed "the Ferrari of...
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Grand Banks Floating Oyster Bar
As of this week, Manhattan has a new maritime attraction in the form of the Grand Banks, a working historic schooner turned seasonal oyster bar. Though the brief may be appetizing enough as is, the allure of the 72-year-old Sherman Zwicker extends...
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C-Explorer 2
Because private planes are just so passé! All it takes is a 3-week course and a well-earned chunk of change—next thing you know you can be at the helm of your own private submarine, exploring the ocean floor like never before. With depth ratings ranging...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Rick Owens Step Team In a drastic departure from what you would expect during Paris Fashion Week, designer Rick Owens replaced traditional runway models with a team of "plus-size" step dancers. From challenging the norms of classic aesthetics...
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Everest Isles Mayol Swim Trunks
Whether you lost yours last summer and need a replacement pair, or you are simply looking to up your swim style game this year, you may want to take a look at Everest Isles' soon-to-launch Mayol swim trunks, available 26 April. Designed after extensive...
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Made To Order Boats
For 15 years, Jason Cajune has been building custom boats by hand in Montana's spectacular Paradise Valley. While his work is available only on a made-to-order basis, Cajune also offers kits for DIY-ing a simple driftboat.
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Wood Model Cargo Ships
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Sanomagic Wooden Bicycles
A ninth-generation shipwright, Sueshiro Sano has been making exquisite wooden products since he was in elementary school. But in 2008, drawing inspiration and technique from a lifetime of shipbuilding, the woodworker produced his first bike constructed...
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Rainbow Warrior
Signaling a bold new direction in NGO fundraising traditions, Greenpeace recently launched a campaign to symbolically sell off pieces of its newest Rainbow Warrior ship, currently under construction in Germany. The third in a fleet of boats enabling...
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L'Hydroptère.ch
by Meehna Goldsmith The brainchild of French yachtsman Alain Thébault, L'Hydroptère is the fastest sailboat on the planet, breaking world sailing records in 2009 for its ability to reach 50.17 knots over one nautical mile a well as 50.17...
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Transport
Designer Marc Newson's prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human...
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Aquariva by Marc Newson
Equally as exciting as our trip to the Riva boatyard is Marc Newson's new speedboat for the iconic Italian brand, a high-tech take on nautical design. The Aquariva—first created in 2001—receives an innovative yet simplified makeover...
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Swoon
"Swoon," the new eponymous book by the artist (aka Caledonia Curry and one of the best known female street artists in the world), finally came out this month. Tracing her process and showing some of her installations in galleries and streets around...
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Ship Cemetery
Mauritania's Nouadhibou Bay, the largest ship graveyard in the world, is where fishermen and captains go to abandon their dying vessels. Photographer Jan Smith spent considerable time and effort attempting to gain access, although the Mauritanian...
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Plastiki
A 60-foot catamaran comprised of recycled PET and reclaimed plastic bottles, Plastiki proves the power of imagination and ingenuity with British eco-adventurist David de Rothschild at the helm. More than just a boat, the Plastiki symbolizes how...
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Decodence: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie
At the height of the Art Deco era, the SS Normandie, an opulent transatlantic ocean liner fitted with lavish furnishings, attracted the most sophisticated passengers of the day. To commemorate the stylish ship, NYC's South Street Seaport teamed up...
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Maine Kayak Source
Now under one roof, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak—the half-century-old outfit based in Freeport, Maine—recently teamed up with the three Canadian paddling brands BoréalDesign, Maelstromkayak and Beluga Outdoor Sports Equipment to create...
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Riva Yacht Boatyard
CH recently had the rare chance to spend a day at Riva's befitting headquarters and boatyard in Sarnico, a small village in northern Italy on the shores of the beautiful Lake Iseo. (Click on images for enlarged view.) Steeped in history, the...
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Sebago Lighthouse Boot
Sebago's new Lighthouse boot is more city than seascape, a seemingly new trend for boat shoe aficionados and a natural extension of the trend among urbanites. On the heels of their collaboration with the street-savvy brand Vane New York, comes...
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Swoon: Swimming Cities of Serenissima Fundraiser
Swimming Cities of Serenissima, international street and installation artist Swoon's floating art project, is the kind of undertaking that puts it in the creative ranks of other optimistically adventurous events like Burning Man. With a mission...
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Riva Home Couture Collection
by Paolo Ferrarini of Future Concept Lab In recent years the term “luxury” has been abused and misused, making it often difficult to identify with certainty. Riva, an icon of style and opulence, with a long history...
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Brazil Fashion Cruise
Like EasyJet's shuffleboard-free EasyCruises, the first-ever Brazil Fashion Cruise promises a reinvented cruising experience. The trip in a Sophia Loren-inaugurated Italian naval ship sets sail from Santos (near São Paulo) on 1 February...
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Barracuda Yacht Charter by Fatboy Slim
by Juliet Kinsman If you thought boutique-hotel chic need be restricted to terra firma, you haven't heard of what Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) and friends have been up to. Having got his paws on a classic wooden yacht, Cook's boat-loving...
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Norman Foster 40 Signature Series Yacht
Designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, built by prize-winning boat-maker Rodriquez Cantieri Navali in Italy and exclusive to YachtPlus (a fractional ownership program), the 40 Signature Series is both an unparalleled vessel and comes with...
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