Luxury Transport

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Reach for the Stars: the Importance Aircraft Lighting

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue ofElite Traveler. Rockwell Collins’s shortlisted entry in the Crystal Cabin awards, the Secant Luminous Panel, is a micro-LED lighting display that is designed to be incorporated into the interior panels of an aircraft. This captivating display can be customized at the touch of a button, but, as Stephen Scover, vice president […]

Rare Aston Martin Prototype Up For Auction

By Arun Kakar

A one of a kind Aston Martin is heading to auction, with expectations of becoming the most expensive British car to go under the hammer. The DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype was the first car ever to break the 300 kph barrier at Le Mans on the renowned Mulsanne straight in a practice run in 1963. It represents the pinnacle […]

Ready to Race: The Fast and the Luxurious

By Elite Traveler

By Rob Reed This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue ofElite Traveler. A ticket to drive the world’s most popular supercars on a race track in Sin City. You have to slowdown to go fast. That’s the paradox of race-car driving and the mantra I’d repeat to myself while learning how to drive Ferraris and Lamborghinis at Las […]

Take a Private Seaplane to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe This Summer

By Emma Reynolds

Skip hours worth of traffic and opt for a flight to Lake Tahoe, northern California’s most coveted mountain escape and resort town, via private seaplane from Sausalito. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe just announced a partnership starting this month with Blackbird Air, San Francisco’s technology-driven airline to provide you a more luxurious (and quicker) alternative so you can spend more time […]

Manhattan Yacht Club Teams Up with Champagne Bollinger

By Emma Reynolds

Just when you thought New York summers couldn’t get any better, independent champagne brand Champagne Bollinger teams up with Manhattan Yacht Club and the club’s 157-ftmega yacht, Arabella, to create a unique sipping experience while sailing in the New York Harbor. For the ultimate summer experience, guests aboard the luxury yacht will have a chance to indulge in Bollinger Special […]

Burger Boat Company Announce Custom 48 Cruiser

By Arun Kakar

American heritage brand Burger Boat Company has announced the custom designed Burger 48 Cruiser, a 15.6 metre luxury yacht that was built for an owner who ‘wanted control over her own vessel’. Powered by twin 600 horsepower Volva Penta engines, it provides the owner with a joystick control for enhanced maneuverability. Incorporating the Dutch constructor Vripack Slide Hull Design, its […]

Burger 48 Cruiser

Princess Yachts Reveals its First Performance Sports Yacht

By Lauren Hill

After months of anticipation, Princess Yachts has revealed the brand’s first ever performance sports yacht, the R35. Designed in partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Technologies and Italian car design firm Pininfarina, the yacht combines performance, quality and style to result in a revolutionary boat design. Integrating an innovative Active Foil System developed in partnership with BAR Technologies, the yacht […]

LAX Debuts Super-Luxe Suites for VIP Travelers

By Emma Reynolds

Airports all over the world are working to redefine the flying experience, focusing on everything from private transfers between terminals to personal high-end security in lounges. Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) is meeting these demands with The Private Suite, a brand-new, one-of-a-kind private terminal with (seriously) luxurious suites and amenities matching that of a five-star hotel. Forget handling your baggage, […]

Victor Jets Announces First Ever Loyalty Scheme

By Arun Kakar

The ‘Uber of private jets’ has launched the industry’s first ever points-based frequent fliers program, providing a ‘uniquely rewarding experience’ for regular in-demand charter. Victor Jets’ charter platform will allow customers to earn points from their flights on its ‘Alto’ program, which can be redeemed to offset the pricing of future flights. The company has invested over $800,000 on frequent […]

First Drive: McLaren 570S Spider Sports Series

By Emma Reynolds

At first, it was hard to imagine that the McLaren 570S Spider, part of the brand’s Sports Series, was an everyday car for McLaren drivers. As a brand known for race cars and high-performance road vehicles, the low-to-the-ground, curvaceous sports car seemed like it belongs more on a racing track than the busy New York City streets — until I […]