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Welcome to Elite Traveler’s Luxury Transport page. Get the latest news on yachts, private jets and automotives.

Ultimate Velocity: A Closer Look at Heesen Yachts

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sports yachts pack serious punch. They’re built with performance and speed in mind, and are ideal for those looking to zip around the Riviera or Caribbean—fast. But if you’re torn between a super-speedy vessel and a larger yacht on which you can host parties, entertain your friends and family […]

Smart Luggage: Five Clever Suitcases

By Arun Kakar

The fundamentals of a good carry-on no longer end at design and storage. New smart luggage is set to do to baggage what wheels accomplished many years ago: taking the dynamics of design and functionality to new levels. From phone-charging to GPS locating, the smart option is growing increasingly popular among business travelers looking for that little bit extra when […]

Canyon Carver: The Vanderhall Venice Autocycle

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Vanderhall MotorWorks’ three-wheeled autocycle is vintage for the modern era. Cruising the balmy Southern California canyons, windswept and three-wheeled, the Vanderhall Venice radiates a distinct air of cool in a valley of cloudless skies. Part of that may be due to its lack of a roof, but the rest, […]

Magellan Jets and St. Barth Properties Launch Partnership

By Lauren Hill

Following the damage caused on St. Barth by Hurricane Irma and subsequent efforts to bring the island back to its former state, Magellan Jets and luxury villa specialist St. Barth Properties have come together to welcome guests back to the island with the ultra-luxury St. Barth Jetaway package. The private jet provider, which is marking its 10th anniversary this year, […]

REVEALED: The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Suites

By Kristen Shirley & Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you have never been on a cruise, now is the time to go. Companies have listened to what passengers want and have thrown conventional cruising out the window. Gone are the days of reserved tables with uninspired cuisine, the famous baked Alaska for dessert and staid entertainment. Michelin-starred […]

Moke America Reinvents the Doorless Beach Buggy

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The promise of long, languid summer days spent moseying around St Barths or in the Hamptons warrants a vehicle that enables such leisure. With a top speed of 25 mph, the eMoke—the electric version of the classic beach buggy whose fans included Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret and Hunter S […]

Portside: The Software Solution for Jet Owners

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you have ever wondered if your jet is efficient enough, or if you are overspending on fuel or maintenance, you’re not alone. Now, Portside is entering the market, billing itself as a CFO for your aircraft and offering a data-driven solution. Its sophisticated software has already earned it […]

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the industry shifts to attract and retain new customers. It’s hard to imagine, looking back 10 years from today, that the US was on […]

Morgan Motor Company Celebrates the V-8’s 50th Anniversary

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Morgan Motor Company’s Plus 8 50th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates its final naturally aspirated V-8. Ponder the simple pleasure of an open-cockpit V-8, when the weather is hot and you can hear the roar of the naturally aspirated engine. Now, picture yourself, top down, with a maximum speed of […]

The Complete Guide To Buying a Yacht

By Arun Kakar

From first meeting to first sail, the process of buying a yacht can be a lengthy and arduous affair. Between having to make decisions on everything from hull size to cutlery design, there are logistical conundrums like number of crew and where to berth that have to be considered. But nothing quite comes close to the thrill of owning a […]