Since time immemorial, people have been taking to water in search of thrills and relaxation. Defined by glamour, sleek design, and wealth, yachting is the ultimate in dolce vita leisure—a floating world elegantly captured within this volume’s stunning photographs and informative text. A blend of craftsmanship, innovation, and fine materials, these refined vessels are as posh as they are practical. From the crowned heads of Europe and business moguls to Hollywood screen legends and socialites, readers gaze at some of the most noted names in the world as they display their nautical prowess. Dreamy locales such as Monte Carlo, Greece, and St. Barths provide the perfect backdrop to the lavish yachting lifestyle. As you browse the pages of this breathtaking tome, you’re bound to drift away to where everyone is rich and attractive—and it’s always the height of summer.