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Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition February 2020

ShowBoats International is the leading magazine for big boat owners in the North American market. Since its launch in 1983 it has established itself as the indispensable guide for discerning, affluent buyers in the multi-billion dollar luxury yacht market. Published 10 times a year from Fort Lauderdale, the heart of the US luxury yachting community, Showboats International is the most authoritative voice, providing the best in luxury yachting and brokerage, written and photographed by the world's leading yachting journalists.

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exploring the explorers

Explorers are a special species. Martin Francis, who developed “the mother of all explorers” – the 194ft Schweers Senses, built in 1999 – offers this definition: “A good hull and a decent range are two important parameters. The launch system for the tenders has to be robust and reliable with a two-point lift – and a high freeboard is certainly not wrong.” It’s easy to see how such yachts appeal to adventurous younger owners, but despite being so conspicuous and en vogue, their prominence may have been overinflated of late. Of the 807 yachts in BOAT International’s 2020 Global Order Book, just 58 – or 7.2 percent – are classified as explorers. The now prevalent explorer trend can be traced back to 2011, when there were about 30 similar boats under construction.…

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eye opener

The late photographer Terry O’Neill had a way with people. By all accounts he got to know his subjects well, and one of the many stars he befriended was British actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Sellers invited him to shoot his 1964 wedding to his second wife, Britt Ekland, but it turned out to be a humbling moment for the photographer. “I was so happy with the photos that I rushed home to get my film ready for the developer. I opened the camera and… no film. That was the first time that has ever happened to me – and the last.” O’Neill had fallen into the world of photography. Born near London to Irish parents, he was briefly headed for the priesthood, but the inquisitive young man’s dream was really…

3 min.

Horizon expands The newest addition to Horizon’s successful FD line is a 94-footer, which is a customized version of the FD87 (itself an evolution of the FD85). As often happens with the Taiwanese builder, a client’s desire for a few extras has led to a brand new model. The first FD92 is under construction for an American client who is new to Horizon, but not to yachting. What attracted this client to the Cor D Rover-designed FD line was the generous beam and space on a hull length of less than 100ft. One of the particularities of the FD92 is that the top deck has space for an enclosed pilothouse/ sky lounge and an open deck with a spa pool and sunpads forward. The first FD92 is under construction for delivery in July.…

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spotlight new to the market

HARMONY III €12.5 MILLION The 143ft Benetti Vision has been listed for sale at Fraser in Palma de Mallorca. Built in GRP to a design by Stefano Righini, she was delivered in 2009 and refitted in 2018. BLUE EYES LONDON €26.5 MILLION The 197ft motor yacht has been listed for sale by Burgess. Designed by Zuccon International Project, she was built by CRN to Lloyd’s class and delivered in 2009. CHAKRA €34 MILLION The 282ft motor yacht is being offered for sale by SSH Maritime. Launched in 1963 by Van Der Werf as a commercial vessel, she was converted at Devonport Yachts in 1998. QUANTUM OF SOLACE $58 MILLION The 239ft motor yacht has been listed for sale with Thompson Westwood White. Launched in May 2012 by Turquoise Yachts, she was the largest Turkish yacht at the time. INVADER €12.8 MILLION The 164ft tri-deck…

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franck darnet

YOUR BIG BREAK? In 1990 Groupe Finot hired me to design the interior of a nice and innovative 66ft sailing yacht. It had always been my dream to design yachts. SOURCE OF INSPIRATION? The most important one is humankind. I don’t think we pay enough attention to the human beings around us. FAVORITE YACHT YOU DESIGNED? Most of the time I say, “The next one!” We are passionate about new concepts, new shapes, research and development. A YACHT YOU WISH YOU’D DESIGNED? Last year, when Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames, I started thinking about how to design the new spire – a design that would last centuries, based on a mix of carbon and black glass. YOUR ULTIMATE DESIGN FANTASY? A 3,660 sq ft underwater house. We were meant to build it in Belize in the Caribbean…

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spotlight seriously for sale

REGINA D’ITALIA II €13.5 MILLION The 167ft motor yacht, listed for sale at Edmiston, has seen another price drop of €2m. Built by Codecasa, the 2006 yacht, refitted in 2018, has never been chartered. BOOK ENDS $28.9 MILLION The 154ft Heesen, listed by Ocean Independence, has had a currency change from euros to dollars, meaning a €4m price reduction. Steel and aluminum; delivered 2017. ENDEAVOUR 2 €23.7 MILLION The 164ft Rossinavi, jointly listed for sale by Ocean Independence and Fraser, has had a further price drop of €3m. The 2017 tri-deck features exterior styling by Team for Design. MUSTIQUE $19 MILLION The 177ft motor yacht, listed for sale by Northrop & Johnson, has had another price reduction of $2m. Formerly known as Mia Elise, she was built by Trinity Yachts in 2005. JADE 959 €19.8 MILLION The 170ft explorer, jointly listed for sale by…