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Seven Amazing Yachts to Charter for Christmas and New Year

By Alex Martin

Yachts to charter for Christmas and the new year has been made easy with Elite Traveler enlisting some of the most informed brokers in the business to curate a list of truly stunning vessels that are still on the market. There is no better way to escape the frenetic atmosphere that dominates the holiday season than to cast off on a luxury […]

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The New Personal Helicopter by SureFly

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The day when reality looks like a scene from a futuristic sci-fi movie where flying cars fill the skies has come a bit closer with the news that SureFly’s eVTOL aircraft has entered FAA type certification. This personal helicopter looks more like a passenger-sized drone than helicopter—it has eight […]

Leonardo Ferragamo on Evolving a Timeless Brand

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Leonardo Ferragamo, son of designer Salvatore Ferragamo, speaks to Lauren Jade Hill during the Rolex Swan Cup about how he is driving forward one of the world’s leading producers of luxury sailing yachts, Nautor’s Swan. It’s the penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Leonardo […]

First Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The hills are alive with the sound of 900 newton meters of torque. A curt pop-pop-pop of the exhaust gives way to a throaty rumble as Aston Martin’s new flagship 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera settles into its Alpine atmosphere. On the Austrian border some 2,297 ft above sea level in […]

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The Pure McLaren Arctic Experience

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The sunlight at the top of the world penetrates the clouds much like a polar icebreaker relentlessly cuts through the frozen ocean. At 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, zero degrees Celsius feels balmy. There’s not a breath of wind. The crystalline landscape appears petrified, that is, until […]

Symphony of the Seas: Experience Ponant’s Latest Vessel

By Theodora Halstead

These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain in the moment. When you’re next on vacation, look around and see who is soaking up the atmosphere and who is bent over their phones, oblivious to their surroundings—you’ll likely see more of the latter. Ponant’s latest vessel, Le Lapérouse, tackles this issue by submerging guests in a unique, immersive experience. […]

First Flight: Experiencing the Icon A5

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. No runway? No problem. With a sense of adventure, the only limit to the all-new Icon A5 light-sport aircraft is the amount of free time you have to explore. Approaching the tiny plane on the tarmac at Westchester Airport, I had to wonder if I’d gone too far.Was I […]

Latest and greatest: The ultimate buyers guide for ready-to-go superyachts

By Elite Traveler

By Ellie Brade Presented by Bermuda Tourism Building a custom superyacht is a one-of-a-kind experience but, like all good things, one that takes time. At the higher end of the yacht-building spectrum, you could be waiting for more than three years for your dream yacht to become a reality, and that is once you’ve managed to secure a build slot in […]

Signature Flight Support Announces Latest Developments

By Lauren Hill

The global FBO network, Signature Flight Support, has just announced a series of new developments, from a new partnership with international hospitality real estate development company Nexus Luxury Collection to improvements in efficiency and access in the EMEA region. In partnership with the real estate company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Justin […]

Alberto Galassi on Manning the Helm at Ferretti Group

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  Keeping up with the changing trends of yacht ownership is no easy task. Alberto Galassi draws on his years of experience as a yacht owner to ensure Ferretti Group stays ahead of the curve. Though I was 10 years old, I clearly remember when my father brought home our […]