Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition May 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

The 128ft sailing yacht G2 got the royal treatment when it cruised into Puerto Ayora in the Galápagos last summer (page 48). A band played them in and the owners were met on the docks by the mayor, such was his relief to see a foreign vessel back in his waters. Just a few days earlier, Ecuador had reopened the Galapagos to tourism, and G2 was the very first boat on the scene. If ever you needed reminding of the economic impact of yachting, this is a pretty good one. The past year has seen an explosion in yacht sales – and not just the big stuff. Everything from dinghies and RIBs to the very largest motor yachts have been flying off the shelves as people seek to break the…

4 min.

Robert Johnston Robert has written about style, watches end travel for newspapers and magazines around the world – from The Daily Telegraph to The New York Times, and from British Esquire to GQ in China. Before going freelance he was the fashion director of GQ in the UK. He now spends most of his time in the UK’s rural East Sussex, watching the bird life and devouring crime novels. For this issue, he picks out some new monochrome marvels for your wardrobe (page 37). Which accessory or item of clothing do you wish you could pull off, but just can’t? These deys I can’t do color. Unless it is navy blue or black I won’t wear it – and it makes me feel so dull Any personal fashion statements you look back on and…

1 min.
viva forever

REVEALING THE LATEST NEWS, TRENDS AND TECH Feadship has launched the 308ft Viva, previously known as Project 817. Exterior design is by Azure and De Voogt, while the interior is by Peter Marino Architects. “The owner’s ‘less is more’ philosophy has influenced every aspect of the design inside and out, with an abundance of clean lines,” Feadship says. The owner, who had a previous Feadship 105ft shorter than Viva, did not want to exceed his previous yacht’s footprint. A diesel-electric propulsion, advanced exhaust treatment system and large bank of batteries work in concert to achieve efficient power production and usage. One exception to the “less is more” rule is the tender garage planned for two elegant and reliable custom tenders by Tenderworks that fit across the yacht’s 46ft…

1 min.
eye opener

Salvador Dalí was the darling of New York and Paris’s high society. Among the artist’s many friends in high places was Arturo López-Willshaw (shown here with Dalí – and dog – in 1956), a Chilean diplomat who made his fortune by selling guano. This fertilizer fortune financed his taste for the finer things in life. The diplomat’s go-to designer was French decorator and antique connoisseur Georges Geffroy, who created the interior of his lavish 193ft 1931 Camper & Nicholsons, Gaviota IV. For his wife, Patricia, he bought a 1952 study by Dalí, a Virgin based on the likeness of the master’s muse, Gala. The painter, at the height of his fame, relished the persona he had created for himself. “Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of…

6 min.

Let there be sun Foggy conditions did not temper spirits or succeed in concealing German yard Lloyd Werft’s big new launch. Despite secrecy surrounding this project, 459ft Solaris was highly anticipated. The 11,000GT explorer owes its simple, modem lines to Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, his first superyacht design, and features eight decks, a helipad, sundeck and spacious beach club, as well as two of the largest Azipods ever installed on a private yacht. Lloyd Werft is no stranger to large projects of course, many of them commercial. In the stellar theme, the yard previously delivered the 377ft explorer yacht Luna in 2010, which was far smaller than Solaris at around 5.655GT. TAKE A BOW The bow of a top-secret 470ft-plus Lürssen project known as Luminance was united with the rest of…

1 min.
spotlight new to the market

TATOOSH €90 MILLION The 303ft Nobiskrug yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Fraser and Burgess. Built to Lloyd’s class in 2000, she sleeps 19 guests and is in the midst of a refit. DE-DE €9.95 MILLION The 144ft CMN yacht has been listed for sale by Edmiston. The 2002 boat, designed by Stirling Design International, just received a multi-million-euro refit in 2020. KATHARINE $21.9 MILLION The 201ft CRN motor yacht has been jointly listed by Burgess and SYC Yachts. The Lloyd’s classed and MCA-compliant yacht was delivered in 2000. NATIVA €8 MILLION The 157ft sailing yacht built by Arzana Navi has been listed for sale by IYC. Designed by Bill Tripp, the aluminum sloop was a finalist in the 2014 World Superyacht Awards. AGORA III €14.75 MILLION The 141ft motor yacht has been listed by Burgess. She is the first in ISA…