Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition February 2021

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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

You would be forgiven for mistaking this issue for our annual Adventure Special, which runs in September, given the amount of space dedicated to the extraordinary people and projects going off-piste (literally – see page 111) this month. From Ocean Dreamwalker III’s tour of Alaska, to expedition vessel OceanXplorer’s bold mission to redefine our understanding of the oceans, it’s reassuring to know 2020 didn’t completely dull our spirit of adventure. A special mention has to go to father-and-son owners Ray and Mark Dalio for investing vast sums in the construction of 285ft OceanXplorer. Mark, who was interviewed for Sam Fortescue’s excellent feature starting on page 72, even scoffed at the idea of putting a pool or any similar creature comforts on board, such was his focus on science and storytelling…

4 min.
contributors

Paolo Petrignani Paolo handled cameras as a child and went on to study at the Higher Institute of Photography in Rome. As well as interiors and boats, he has a passion for architecture and has shot many important homes in beautiful locations. His work has appeared in Elle Decor, Luxe and Robb Report. For this issue, he shot Club M’s interior (page 52). Did this shoot present any particular challenges? It’s a really nice boat with a fantastic design and refined interiors, but we had little time for the shoot. The owner had to leave and we had to share the time and space with some film-makers. But we did it, and it was very satisfying What is the best praise and worst criticism you’ve ever received for your work? Honestly, I have never received…

1 min.
on board

FOCUS ON PHI Construction team reveals a roomy motor yacht shaping up at Royal Huisman One of the most exciting launches of 2021 will be 192ft Phi. Under construction at Royal Huisman, this all-aluminum motor yacht, based on a fast displacement hull design by Van Oossanen, will be the longest yacht in the world under 500GT. It will be very efficient but certainly not devoid of luxuries. For the first time, the team reveals renderings of deck spaces, which include innovations such as a shallow pool that can be sealed at the touch of a button and an “infinite wine cellar.” Yacht designer Cor D. Rover, a Dutchman with a proven track record for out-of-the-box thinking, found inspiration in nature and the golden ratio. “The overall design speaks a very organic visual…

1 min.
eye opener

When it comes to an understanding of the oceanic ecosystems, there is a pre- and post-Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born in 1910, the understated wiry Frenchman and former naval officer was co-inventor of the Aqua Lung, the precursor to scuba. He shared his passion and knowledge via several Academy Award-winning films, more than 100 documentaries and 50 books. The television series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau inspired a generation to explore the marine world. This photograph is from the episode entitled The Night of the Squid, filmed in 1969 by the crew of Cousteau’s converted navy minesweeper, the Calypso, and narrated by actor Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Cousteau himself. In the episode, divers and their cameras reveal water thick with silver Sea Arrow squid as they happen upon their spawning…

5 min.
news

Gulf Craft’s crowning glory Late last year, Gulf Craft floated its biggest yacht to date and what also is the world’s largest series yacht built entirely in composite. It took four years to get the Majesty 175 from the concept shown at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show to reality. Featuring naval architecture by Yankee Delta Studio and a shallow draft relative to her size (a hair under 7ft), the Majesty is designed inside and out by Cristiano Gatto Design. The 780GT yacht boasts four decks with accommodation for 14 guests in seven cabins, including the owner’s upper deck suite. This private cabin has direct access to a private deck with a 16ft pool. The IMO Tier III-compliant Majesty 175 is designed to cross the Atlantic with a range of 4,000 nautical…

2 min.
on board edit

WHEELS This 250-footer was built for a fitness-loving owner – and he’s stacked the crew with wellness buffs. A qualified massage therapist will soothe tired muscles in the treatment room, while a dance teacher offers strengthening and stretch classes in one of the largest gyms on any yacht. And a South African national kiteboarding champion will get your family moving with the vast array of water toys. From €580,000 per week, fraseryachts.com LADY BRITT Lady Britt’s wellness offering is so serious that she boasts a qualified Elemis therapist and a substantial spa menu. To make the vibe last, continue on to the Finnish sauna with its fold-down terrace or even – bear with me – the gym. Perched up on the sundeck of this 207-footer, its airy position and spectacular views make exercise…