Sometimes you need more living space than the average 100-foot monohull can provide. That’s when you turn to a boat like this Van Peteghem – Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) designed supercat. It’s being offered by Lagoon Custom, which is the high-end arm of the French production catamaran builder that conveniently shares its premises with luxury monohull builder CNB. With an overall length of just over 100 feet, an air draft of 120 feet and a beam of 42 feet, this VPLP behemoth is not the kind of boat you want to see bearing down on you in a narrow channel. There are sumptuous accommodations for 14 guests and slightly less luxurious quarters for the four permanent crew it will take to tend this giant cat.
Electronic “Flares” for Cruisers
The United States Coast Guard requires that all boats operating in coastal waters or on the high seas carry a selection of visual distress signals. Almost invariably, such signals include the pyrotechnic type, either handheld or fired from a flare pistol, but surely there are ...read more