Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition July 2020

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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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1 min.
editor’s letter

Luminosity has a sundeck crane that was designed to lower a Rolls-Royce Phantom from the very top of the boat, where it would sit on display, to a waiting landing craft deployed from the boat’s bowels. Why, you may well ask, wouldn’t you simply put the Phantom inside on a lower deck so it can roll straight onto the landing craft, especially as you’ve got almost 6,000 gross tonnes to play with? Well, that’s missing the point a little – you can’t sip a cocktail in the sun and check out your new Roller if it’s in some garage down below. This is a boat that takes the concept of “no compromise” and straps a few Saturn V rockets to it. Examples abound: head heights in some areas reach 10ft,…

3 min.

Richard Powers France-based Richard has shot for Elle Decoration, House & Garden, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph and has 19 books to his name. For this issue, Richard photographed Nomad (page 84). Best thing about Nomad? The interiors were stunning and so sophisticated. I particularly liked the master suite’s outdoor terrace. I’d like to wake up there! The most unusual location you’ve done a shoot? Tibet – it’s the most extraordinary place on the planet and the closest you can get to the moon Your favorite portrait subject? I photographed Olivia Newton-John a long time ago. She was lovely, and after the shoot she took me out for dinner! Your biggest shoot disaster? Shooting for a tourism company, we’d spent three hours setting up the perfect family picnic with five models overlooking the Hunter Valley vineyards. Then, seconds…

1 min.
neo classic

There is more than meets the eye on the 184ft explorer Blue II, developed from the keel up and built to Ice Class 1B: there’s an efficient hull design, a helipad, underdeck storage for two large tenders, side boarding platforms, Tier III-compliant diesel-electric propulsion, electronics hidden in the funnel and a well-concealed 785GT of interior volume. Hoek Design is responsible for the naval architecture, the exterior design as well as the interior, which is a mix of classic and modern features, created in collaboration with Vickers Studio and Dols Home. Modern comforts include an office, gym, sauna and Turkish bath. Once the yacht is finished and delivered, the ambitious cruising plans include incursions into the earth’s polar regions and the Northwest Passage.…

2 min.
eye opener

“I have a very real love affair with Australia,” says Texas-born photographer Gray Malin, who became famous for his vivid bird’s-eye views from areas as diverse as the Bolivian salt flats to the Antarctic tundra. But especially beaches: neat rows of sorbet-colored sun loungers on the Amalfi Coast, lemon-yellow parasols in Sicily or a jumble of “Neon Umbrellas” in Barcelona, and the emerald and icing sugar expanses of the coast Down Under. This image was captured on a 2017 trip, during which Malin was particularly mesmerized by Byron Bay and its quieter sister beach, Wategos. “The water color of both beaches is entrancing,” he says, “especially from above, where you can see the layers of translucent blues and greens rippling up from the ocean’s floor.” Malin got his start not far from…

1 min.
new alloy afloat

Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has floated its newest addition to a growing portfolio of yachts. Recently launched was a 146ft all-aluminum fast displacement superyacht known as the 44Alloy (pictured above). The exterior by Sanlorenzo and Zuccon International Project derives from the desire to build a relatively low-tonnage yacht with four decks and an expansive private owner’s apartment spanning three levels. The owner’s space, which occupies around 1,560 square feet, also includes outdoor areas. Another interesting feature is a large beach club opening on three sides, which has become a hallmark on many Sanlorenzos in recent years. In spite of its generous spaces, the yacht’s gross tonnage is well below the 500GT threshold. The interior has been created by a big name from outside the yachting world – architect and interior designer…

4 min.

CASTOR PREPARES TO CAST OFF The project known as Castor (pictured below), has been floated at Heesen, on time despite the pandemic. This 180ft, 760GT steel yacht is a sistership to Vida, featuring a masculine exterior design by Omega Architects. Delivery to the experienced American owner is planned for August. WALKER’S CAY, THE RETURN Plans to return Walker’s Cay to its former glory have been no walk in the park. However, in spite of one of the worst hurricanes on record followed by the Covid-19 crisis, owner Carl Allen is hanging on to his vision for the Bahamian island. In a recent interview in our series At Home with BOAT, he says he hopes to have the marina’s floating docks ready by summer’s end. In addition to convertibles, sportfishers and center consoles,…