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Spending the Fourth on a Yacht

America’s birthday: the ideal weekend to spend on your yacht. Small problem: you promised Zdeno Chára he could take yours if they won the Cup (small price to pay for hometown glory). Ergo, you’ll want to snatch up one of these New England–based yachts, still up for grabs. You’re welcome.

The Just Temporary
FOR THE SPEED DEMON

The Just Temporary

Simply put, this is 45 feet of weekend-jaunting sexiness, wrapped up around a hot rod of an engine capable of hitting 25 mph (cuts down on Newport-to-Nantucket travel times). There’s a queen-size bed in the master suite and a king in the guest. Then again, sleep is overrated.

The Whisper
FOR THE MASTER AND COMMANDER

The Whisper

Naval architecture: check. Rich wood cabinetry: check. Onboard scuba gear: check four times. It’s also party-sized at 116 feet and comes with a full crew to cater to your every whim. And don’t worry about bringing your wakeboard—it has its own.

The More Magic
FOR THE TECHIE SAILOR

The More Magic

Something about natural-wood accents (not to mention flat-screens and iPod players in every cabin) just makes watching coastal fireworks during the Fourth that much better. Also making it better: an onboard film and music library, for when you want videos of fireworks playing along with the real thing.

The Kaleen
FOR THE MUSIC MOGUL

The Kaleen

If you’ve ever caught Jay-Z gallivanting around Nice on a 110-foot power yacht and thought “yes, please,” here you go. Between the animal-print chairs and leather upholstery, hot tub, BBQ deck, sun deck and towed 26-foot fishing boat, Beyoncé may just ring you up the minute you leave the shore.

The Arioso
FOR THE TRUST FUND-ER

The Arioso

Then again, you tend to roll bigger than Jay, so you might want to go for the 130-foot Arioso. Think: king cabins. Cedar trim throughout. A top-deck bar, with bartender. Even a restaurant-quality food menu. Remember: wait 30 minutes to use the onboard WaveRunners. Or the king-size beds for that matter...

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