Boat International US Edition August 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

Each year at our Design & Innovation Awards (revealed on page 27), we celebrate a single designer with a very special Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his or her contribution to the field of superyacht design. There was no debate about this year’s winner. Few can boast a resume like Tim Heywood’s: Topaz, Pelorus, Al Raya, Symphony, Al Mirqab, Radiant, Quantum Blue… and they’re just the yachts over 100 meters (330ft). But to all this, I’d like to add another, utterly extemporized award: the nicest guy in yachting. Despite all his success, Tim remains totally unaffected and commits himself year after year to helping us unearth new design talent with our Young Designer of the Year competition. Never seen without an impeccably tailored blazer, neatly trimmed mustache and an ever-present smile,…

4 min.

Marilyn Mower Formerly our editor-at-large, Marilyn is now a freelance contributor to BOAT International and has just wrapped up Volume 35 of The Superyachts book. For this issue, she salutes the winners of our 2021 Design & Innovation Awards (page 27). Which category excites you most in these awards? The Eco category, because this is where measurable, tangible innovation is happening and where you can see yacht owners investing in a better future, not just for their own pleasure but by funding the development of solutions everyone can adopt Who or what surprised you most while working on this piece? Spirit Yachts. They’re really out in front in terms of considering how not to make a mess of the planet. From seeking a non-toxic anode material to planning end-of-use recyclability of the yacht Geist What sailing…

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on board

By ROYAL APPOINTMENT Project Asia will be the second delivery under the new Royal Hakvoort Shipyard name A 200ft yacht known as Project Asia is currently under construction at Royal Hakvoort Shipyard in the Netherlands. This photograph was taken as the hull and superstructure arrived in Hakvoort’s home of Monnickendam to take the spot vacated by the April launch of another 200-footer, an explorer known as YN251. Sold and supervised by Moran Yacht & Ship, both yachts were designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. YN251, an explorer, is due for delivery later this year, while Project Asia (YN253) will be delivered in 2022. At the launch of YN251, the owner recognized Albert Hakvoort Sr, who was at the helm of the family-owned shipyard for 60 years and died in March 2021.…

1 min.
eye opener

Superyachting is sprouting sustainable shoots: Lürssen is building its first project powered by fuel cell technology; Arksen has just sold its first autonomous hybrid explorer yacht, made from recycled aluminum and capable of being recycled again at the end of its life; and Silent Yachts has sold three of its solar-powered 8oft cats this year, with another four scheduled. Dutch yard Oceanco, meanwhile, has launched an eco initiative named NXT. Aiming to spark innovation towards a fresh, sustainable generation of superyachts, it will involve collaborations with forward-thinkers from inside and outside the yachting world – from Giles Taylor, who shook up Rolls-Royce with his designs for the Phantom and Cullinan, to the Amsterdam-based contemporary architecture studio TANK. The flagship, so to speak, of the NXT project is the green superyacht concept Kairos…

4 min.

The beach is back MORE PROJECTS THAN EVER PLACE INCREASED EMPHASIS ON A CONNECTION WITH THE WATER. HERE ARE SEVERAL NEW ADDITIONS Benetti’s successful collaboration with designer RWD yielded the Oasis and B.Now series, a more active and relaxed way to experience life on board. It has sold 14 of the Oasis 40m and is now building a smaller version, the Oasis 34m. At 113ft long and 100GT less, it is “the truest form of a younger sibling,” and preserves all the features of the larger Oasis, RWD designer Andrew Collett says. This includes a relaxed main deck with a staggered beach area, a side-opening garage and a light-filled interior. The “Oasis deck” is also available on the B.Now series, which includes a 216ft version with a huge social area centered around…

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spotlight new to the market

NGONl €45 MILLION The 191ft sailing yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Carrswood Yachts with Fraser. Launched in 2017 by Royal Huisman, she wes designed by Dubois Navel Architects. SEVEN SEAS €131 MILLION The 282ft Oceanco has been listed for sale for the first time with Edmiston and Merle Wood & Associates. Delivered in 2010, she has only been used privately. LUCKY ME €17.5 MILLION The 152ft motor yacht has been listed for sale at IYC. Designed inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski, she was built by Baglietto and delivered in 2017. She sleeps 11 guests. LA MASQUERADE €19.95 MILLION The 180ft motor yacht has been listed for sale by Cecil Wright & Partners. Built by Amels to a design by Terence Disdale, she was delivered in 2003. She sleeps 10 guests. LIND €25 MILLION The 172ft motor yacht has been listed…