In a world where “adventure” often is confined to the small screen, these new vessels – which reflect the latest trends in design and engineering – still offer the opportunity for real adventures at sea.
By Louisa Beckett
Tricon Marine Argos Gulfstream 92
Howard Apollonio provided the naval architecture for this new oceangoing motor yacht from Tricon Marine, which is headquartered in Nassau, the Bahamas. Despite its explorer heritage, the Argos Gulfstream looks fast and has the performance to match, offering a 33-knot-plus top end with optional engine upgrades, according to Tricon. Its “hybrid” hull is equally adept at cruising at 11 knots or at 23 knots – without “squatting”. Equipped with standard Cat C-32s, it burns a fuel-efficient 7.6 gph at 8 knots. The yacht’s lavish interior accommodations include Tricon’s trademarked SkySuite, a bridge-deck master stateroom with 270 degrees of panoramic views. Three more staterooms, including a VIP, allow the Argos G92 to accommodate eight.