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Last year's record was set by Dutchman Gerard van der Schaar of the Clafis Private Energy Solar Team, who clocked a speed of 44.4…

Last year's record was set by Dutchman Gerard van der Schaar of the Clafis Private Energy Solar Team, who clocked a speed of 44.4…

"It's a whole new clientele that this concept is going to appeal to," Caminada adds. "It's uncharted territory and it's going to be an eye-opener to a lot of people who are not into the traditional yachting world -- they might think, 'Now, this is something I'd like to do with a boat.'"

"It's a whole new clientele that this concept is going to appeal to," Caminada adds. "It's uncharted territory and it's going to be an eye-opener to a lot of people who are not into the traditional yachting world -- they might think, 'Now, this is something I'd like to do with a boat.'"

From Moscow-based builder Timmerman, the 44.98m vessel's 11,000-mile voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Alaska through the Northwest passage won the award for owner Anil Thadani, a polar bear enthusiast.

From Moscow-based builder Timmerman, the 44.98m vessel's 11,000-mile voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Alaska through the Northwest passage won the award for owner Anil Thadani, a polar bear enthusiast.

This 35-meter racer/cruiser is a thoroughbred and hit an impressive speed of 24.8-knots during her first crossing of the Atlantic. But she doesn't lack luxury -- a 200-bottle wine cellar, six fridges, two freezers, a pumping sound system and an opening transom that converts to a bathing platform add to the fun.

This 35-meter racer/cruiser is a thoroughbred and hit an impressive speed of 24.8-knots during her first crossing of the Atlantic. But she doesn't lack luxury -- a 200-bottle wine cellar, six fridges, two freezers, a pumping sound system and an opening transom that converts to a bathing platform add to the fun.

The 42.3m entry from Italian shipyard Mondomarine displays "modern yet extremely harmonious exterior lines that perfectly match her interior." It gives the owner private use of the entire upper deck, along with four guest cabins below.

The 42.3m entry from Italian shipyard Mondomarine displays "modern yet extremely harmonious exterior lines that perfectly match her interior." It gives the owner private use of the entire upper deck, along with four guest cabins below.

Yes, it's a boat, but it's like a sports car on the water, and it has a big, honkin' engine and makes a lot of noise and your heart race - it belongs here if only because it's drop-dead gorgeous.

Yes, it's a boat, but it's like a sports car on the water, and it has a big, honkin' engine and makes a lot of noise and your heart race - it belongs here if only because it's drop-dead gorgeous.

"People like to do new things, and one of those is to visit new places and do expeditions," Caminada says. "A younger generation of superyacht owners, or potential owners, want to do things like go in a helicopter or go skiing, or look at marvelous wildlife. But until now, superyachts have not been capable of doing that. This is the first boat of its kind."

"People like to do new things, and one of those is to visit new places and do expeditions," Caminada says. "A younger generation of superyacht owners, or potential owners, want to do things like go in a helicopter or go skiing, or look at marvelous wildlife. But until now, superyachts have not been capable of doing that. This is the first boat of its kind."

The 38.8m sloop was designed by Andre Hoek Naval Architects and built by Claasen Shipyards in The Netherlands.

The 38.8m sloop was designed by Andre Hoek Naval Architects and built by Claasen Shipyards in The Netherlands.

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