Boat International US Edition April 2021

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

By the time this issue finds its way into readers’ mailboxes, we’ll know who has triumphed at the America’s Cup – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli or Emirates Team New Zealand. Commiserations firstly to our columnist Terry Hutchinson, skipper of American Magic, the first team to be sent home. The columnist for our international edition, meanwhile, is Sir Ben Ainslie, whose team, INEOS Team UK, was the next to depart Auckland after losing in the Prada Cup Final. I just hope no one is able to prove a link between writing a column for BOAT International and losing in the America’s Cup. Taking inspiration from the fantastic sailing in New Zealand, we’ve packed plenty of wind-powered action into this issue. If you’ve never heard of Mike Horn, I urge you to…

4 min.

Kate Lardy Kate has been working on and around yachts for more than two decades, first as crew, later in journalism. She writes from her base in Fort Lauderdale. For this issue, she reveals the latest from the sailing world (page 78). What new developments in sailing excite you the most? I’m intrigued by the eco developments that allow a proper luxury yacht to run on clean power, such as Sunreef’s 80 Eco The most memorable time you’ve spent with a superyacht owner? Wildlife watching with the owner of Pacific Yellowfin in British Columbia. We saw it all: black bears catching salmon, grizzly bears munching on shore and countless humpback whales If you could sail anywhere in the world at any time in history, where and when would you go? The Caribbean in the late 1960s/early 1970s.…

1 min.
new kid on the block

REVEALING THE LATEST NEWS, TRENDS AND TECH The first Amels 60, with sculptural exterior design by Espen Øino, has arrived in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, for outfitting. The first of three 60s under construction, the newest Limited Editions yacht will feature hybrid power and propulsion. A metallic pebble-gray hull with a Matterhorn white and jet-black superstructure will underline her design features. “She looks beautiful; she looks like what I had in my head,” Øino says, adding he is eager to get a personal sense of her 830GT interior volume. Amels is working with Winch Design on a calm interior, which will feature Jerusalem limestone, matte bleached oak, light walnut and bronze. She debuts in 2022.…

1 min.
eye opener

Errol Flynn was a born storyteller. A rabble-rouser with disarming good looks, he talked his way to the helm of a schooner when he was an 18-year-old seeking fortune in New Guinea. The boat’s name, Maski, loosely translates to “Don’t worry” in the local lingo. How could he afford it? One of his contemporaries in the Guinean frontier of the late 1920s noted his knack for befriending people with money. That, it seems, is how Flynn, pictured here wearing a captain’s hat alongside three unidentified crewmates, found himself sailing the schooner. Maski belonged to Dusty Miller, a plantation owner who took a gamble when he hired Flynn to trade crops with villagers. It was a short-lived joint venture, but the boat may have been the portal to Flynn’s Hollywood career –…

6 min.

Support vessel joins gene quest The 180ft Damen support vessel Blue Ocean, launched in 2020, has been renamed Gene Chaser and tricked up to expand the scientific mission of its mothership, the 180ft Amels Gene Machine. Inside are dry and wet research laboratories, conference space and cabins for up to eight guests. Scientist, entrepreneur and owner of Gene Machine, Jonathan Rothberg, had used the mothership to carry out research, most recently with the goal of developing a widely available and rapid-result test for Covid-19. This extra instrument in the scientist’s toolbox will allow for a better separation of work and family life, and it will expand research capabilities while working offshore. “We are going to go after genes to combat global warming and clean up the oceans and the air. That’s…

1 min.
spotlight new to the market

EXODUS £15.9 MILLION The 131ft motor yacht has been listed for sale at SuperYachtsMonaco. Built in GRP by Sunseeker International and delivered in 2019 as a Sunseeker 131 model, she is RINA classed and MCA compliant. IMPRESSION €1.2 MILLION The 98ft ketch-rigged sailing yacht has been listed for sale by Van der Vliet Quality Yachts. Built in steel and aluminum by Jongert to a design by Doug Peterson, she was delivered in 1995 as a Jongert 26T model. TIME FOR US $18.5 MILLION The 151ft motor yacht has been listed for sale by Burgess. With exterior and interior design by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, she was built in GRP by Delta Marine to ABS class and delivered in 2011 with a full refit in 2016. ASTERI €8.5 MILLION The 134ft motor yacht has been listed for sale at…