Lazzara 116' Raised Pilothouse MotoryachtExtending the Lineage and Opening New Vistas… by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Dramatic horizons continue to rise at Lazzara, launching at ever-new levels to its spectacular line of luxury motoryachts. The Tampa, Florida builder focuses on fresh ideas, rakish designs, rallying on speed and comfort in its burgeoning lineage. Each decade since its start-up (with cruising sailboats in the 1970s; many of those still navigating the planet’s oceans) Lazzara has progressed in step with the world economy, as its growing list of clients demand more size, more class, more surprises in the world yachting community. Lazzara meets each new opportunity with creativity in style and capability. Though it continues to be a production yacht builder, new targets sport individual characteristics which translate into customization. The new 116' for example, is its sleekest yet. While it definitely records a striking family resemblance to previous models, the bold new design also offers available options by which owners can write their own ticket. For this particular build and the subject of this review, the owner wanted a boat specifically configured to allow access for disabled guests, opening up the world of yachting to those previously limited by accessibility. The result is a yacht that opens new vistas for guests on wheels and will certainly become an important addition to the charter yacht community.