World’s largest yacht

By Ben Rooney, staff reporterFebruary 8, 2010: 2:56 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The mega yacht business has been slow since the economy soured, but at least one luxury shipbuilder appears to be betting on a rebound. Luxury blog site James List outed Belgium-based Emocean Yacht Design’s plans for an extravagant new mega yacht,…

Branson’s new underwater plane

By Blake Ellis, staff reporterFebruary 4, 2010: 7:43 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Virgin unveiled the latest addition to Richard Branson’s luxury fleet on Friday: an underwater plane that will fly riders into the depths of the Caribbean Sea. Guests on Necker Island, a retreat in the British Virgin Islands, will be able to…

Luxury travel is back!

Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos is offering a recession package.By Shivani Vora, contributorFebruary 4, 2010: 10:39 AM ET (Fortune Magazine) — It wasn’t so long ago that travelers could all but name their price. During the depths of the financial crisis, unheard-of deals abounded as hotel companies did anything to lure business. These…

Jaguar XJ: Tata’s luxury flagship

Jaguar unveiled a new, and very different-looking, XJ sedan in London Thursday. The new full-size sedan signals a radical departure from Jaguar’s past reliance on a stiflingly “classic” design. It’s a new look for a brand that is struggling, under new ownership, to come back from a tattered image. “Over the last 20 to 30…

Mansions on the Vineyard

See More Views: Price: $2.999 million Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 and 2 halfs Square feet: 4,000 Description: On an island like Martha’s Vineyard, water frontage is in high demand so you can take easy advantage of the wonderful sailing. This modern house has a boat mooring in its front yard and a view over Lagoon…

The hottest new business jet

Take a ride in the Hawker 4000 More Videos CEO Jim Schuster with Hawker Beechcraft’s new jet. (Fortune Magazine) — When it comes to business jets, the holy grail has long been a reasonably priced jet with enough range to zip you across the Atlantic. (After all, what mogul wants to refuel in Greenland en…