Lazzara 68-SA Supermodel With Curves... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy At Lazzara Yachts, forward-streaming tear-drop windows sweep into the sleek design lines of Lazzara’s latest yacht introduction, the L-68 Sport, available as an open flybridge or hardtop version. But the accelerating super-model look only hints at her inside story. This sporty yacht boasts more interior volume than most any other yacht in her class. She’s immediately recognized and welcomed into the exotic Lazzara fold in the spirit of speed, comfort, performance, and contemporary fashion. The Lazzaras, a family dedicated to advancing the engineering of modern yacht building, are backed up by three generations and almost 50 years of pioneering yacht design and production. In the early 1950s, founder Vince Lazzara forever changed the face of yacht construction worldwide: He built the first large fiberglass sailing yacht, and followed with several successful ventures in sailing yachts -- Columbia (once the world’s largest fiberglass boat builder), SeaRover houseboats, and the very popular Gulfstar motorsailers and trawlers, which eventually merged with Viking Yachts. Then in 1991 – Dick and Brad Lazzara created Lazzara Yacht Corporation. Within two years the first Lazzara 76’ motor yacht cruised off the assembly line, inaugurating the series that was to become legendary for its dedication to perfection and avant-garde designs. Customers even today cite the company for its attention to detail, and attention to its customers, who typically reveal exclamations of endorsement. Engineering parameters too, are cited, as early evolutionary technology advances careened through the fiberglass-building industry. What started with workers applying layers of fiberglass and epoxy with paint rollers inside hull blanks, became open contact fiberglass molding, then closed contact molding, injection molding and ultimately… impregnations. Picture Caption: Entertainment for up to a dozen passengers on the flybridge is compliments of a sporting 70 sq.ft. sun pad. At the bow, double sunpads invite a placid meeting with Old Sol, running or at rest. The flybridge features day and night comfort under the soaring radar/navigation arch. Twin oval-curved couches with Corian tabletops face each other just aft of the twin helm chairs. An outdoor grill and sink add to the amenities, while aft a bevy of sunpads stretches beam to beam.