Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
This beautiful mahogany power launch looks like a classic Italian model at first glance, but actually hails from the Graf boatworks nestled between Munich and Lake Constance at the foot of the Alps. The 29.5-ft. $550,000 Graf Ipanema is made entirely by hand using only traditional tools in the boatbuilder's yard to shape the wood, leather and metal. Powered by twin 400 hp Volvo Penta engines for a maximum speed of 40 knots, it features a hull planked with triple skin diagonal mahogany. Teak, larch, oak and okourné wood are also used on the craft, along with fine oxhide and alcantara, high-grade woollen materials, brass, chrome and stainless steel. A mahogany table with seating for six and compartments for champagne flutes can be folded and stowed away, while the leather-upholstered solarium aft steps down to the teak anti-skid swim platform.