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Porsche design announced that the RFF135 motor yacht will be revealed in the second quarter of 2011. With a total length of more than 40 meters the RFF135 has a very modern design and reflects the dynamic lines of the hull. The typical Porsche design is unmistakable: luxurious, functional and without a trace of any ornate opulence. A sleek outline combined with authentic, high quality and comfortable materials give the interior real flair.

"Unlike most 135 foot yachts, the complete hull of the RFF135 is not made of fibreglass, but entirely of aluminum", said Roland Heiler, Managing Director of Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See. "Inside, you will find materials typical for Porsche Design: brushed stainless steel and aluminium, leather for the seats and wall coverings, together with carbon fibre. The customer has the final say. They can personalise their catamaran in cooperation with us, entirely to their own taste."

Press release after the jump.

Mauro Lecchi has designed the yacht of his dream: a Lamborghini yacht, with design coming from the analysis of Lamborghini car and is as exotic and luxurious as the car itself. Its side view is inspired by the Reventon supercar and adds big intakes and a huge window, to characterize the boat with a single large element.

The yacht can be powered by three types of engines: 2×700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesel, 2×950 hp diesel Seat Seat ek, 2x (3x) 550 hp v 12 - 60 ° Lamborghini petrol. It features a Kevlar/carbon body and has a hull length of 15m, Hull width 4m, and Height 3.8m.

The deck offers a pair of exterior deck aft, double sofa, bar and entertainment center.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring it on!

Source: Automotto

Of course the owner of this impressive yacht is a Ruassian, Andrey Melnichenko. Its yacht features a radical shape and was designed by Philippe Starck. Completed in 2008 the yacht is estimated at $300 million.

Called ’A’, the yacht features is secured by a fingerprint security system, with only four people in the world having access to it. And after you get inside there is an all-white, 2,583-square-foot master suite wrapped n bomb-proof, 44-millimeter glass. The combination of the rotating bed and the rotating platter allows limitless angles for watching the sunset, sunrise or the 60-inch plasma TV, which retracts from the ceiling.

Instead of regular couches and mahogany walls, there are Baccarat-crystal tables, shiny white finishes and polished silver, a kind of Manhattan-loft-meets-Vegas aesthetic. Many of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling mirrors, which Mr. Starck says have a built-in "mathematical beauty" that also refer to the "mathematical genius" of Mr. Melnichenko. The walls of one room are covered in white sting-ray hides, while another is covered in hand-stitched calf’s leather. The main deck features two Michel Haillard chairs made from alligator hides and Kudo horns.

Video after the jump.

Source: WSJ
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The long legged, versatile performer Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX receives additional touring comfort.

Kawasaki Ultra LX


Put commanding acceleration, long-distance comfort and serene stability in the same sentence and that can only mean the 2009 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX sport-touring personal watercraft. Loaded with race technology, Ultra LX is the model that sets the standard for effortless family fun. The addition of a new luxury touring seat that incorporates specific support areas for the rider and passenger, allows the Ultra LX to offer a more comfortable and relaxing ride.

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The 2009 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 260X is escalating the PWC power game to its next level.

Kawasaki Ultra X


History is about to repeat itself, as Kawasaki’s new Jet Ski Ultra 260X reclaims the title as the most powerful production PWC sold in the U.S. Only two years after shattering records with the supercharged and intercooled Ultra 250X, Kawasaki engineers have raised the horsepower stakes even higher with the new Ultra 260X.

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Glastron (Genmar) has been a household boating name for over 50 years. Through innovation and class leading designs they have managed to keep a foothold in this ultra competitive industry. A great example of this innovative thinking is the Glastron 269 Sport Crusier. It is twin cabin a layout with heaps of amenities. I recently had the opportunity to take a close look at this cabin cruiser.

The boat itself is really almost 27 feet long. However at 5,830 lbs before trailer it is still towable with a full size pickup. The cockpit of the boat is very well laid out. As you board through the transom you will see there is much room for enterntaining. With a sink and cooler outside plus a removable table. The "U" shaped seating offers seating for more than a few. The driver seat is wide and comfortable, offering good visibility over the whole boat.

Going down below you will find that for a boat its size there is a lot of room. The front V-berth area is well laid out. The optional flat screen TV was nice too. It offers a nicely packaged space for a microwave, sink, fridge and stove. The unique thing about this boat is the European design of the aft berth. It is open and spacious. The head has a shower and sink with a hot water system. A person of 6’ can move around nicely without getting too banged up.

For a boat this size if offers what much larger boats offer plus lots of room. Standard power for the basic package is a 5.0 GXI Volvo Penta. Suggested Retail price $57,021 which is on the lower price range for this size boat. Before buying another boat I strongly suggest giving this weekend getaway cruiser the once over. Has anyone else had the opportunity to check it out yet? Let me know what you think.

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The 2009 Kawasaki Ultra 260LX is the ultimate touring PWC that gives you commanding horsepower and luxurious accommodations.

Kawasaki Ultra 260LX


Watercraft riders seeking rock-steady stability, powerful acceleration and all-day comfort from a personal watercraft need look no further than the new Jet Ski Ultra 260LX. Sharing the same supercharged 1,498cc DOHC in-line, four-cylinder engine and deep V-hull found in Kawasaki’s Ultra 260X performance flagship, the 260LX adds first class paintwork and a luxury touring seat to the stellar performance of the 260X. The relationship between these two Jet Ski watercraft is analogous to the relationship between Kawasaki’s mighty Ninja ZX™-14 superbike and its supersport touring cousin, the Concours 14. The new Ultra 260LX features more performance than most pure-sport PWCs while offering long-distance comfort and utility like a Concours 14.

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The 2009 Kawasaki STX-15F offers you aquatic adventure with effortless and efficient fourstroke power.

Kawasaki STX-15F


The STX-15F combines over 30 years of Jet Ski knowledge and renowned Ninja motorcycle heritage to deliver the pure waterborne excitement that knowledgeable enthusiasts demand from Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft. A healthy part of its effortless control and lasting performance comes from the broad and smooth spread of power delivered by its clean-running, four-stroke, 1,498cc engine.


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