Series stars: Standout semi-custom yards


The Italian high performance yacht builder makes open and coupé fibreglass and aluminium yachts that are as sexy as they are swift. Its offerings have been inching up in recent years and will soon include the new 43 metre flagship, the Pershing 140 – hull No 1 (pictured) is in the final stages of production at Ancona for an early 2019 launch.


Hargrave Custom Yachts — the name says it all. This builder has turned its bespoke wisdom to the semi-custom sphere with the 101 Raised Pilothouse model. Defining Hargrave features include high-volume interiors with layouts boasting country kitchens, big staterooms and plentiful storage.


A premier builder of sportfishers, Viking Yachts launched its first motor yacht in 15 years with the 75MY in 2015. It upped the ante with the Viking 93. It’s the largest Viking to date at 28 metres, just outpacing the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible sportfishing boat. Viking says it will continue to grow its motor yacht fleet in the next few years.

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