Boat International US Edition September 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

As we prepared to send this issue to the printers, our production editor said to me: “Are you sure you want to declare that ‘Monaco is back!’ so confidently on the cover?” I’m hoping to roll a seven on that prediction. It’s become clear that our industry can survive – even prosper – in the absence of boat shows, as the record-breaking performance of the brokerage market over the last 12 months has proven, but, speaking personally, I am aching for some human interaction that’s not screen-based, so I’m winging my prayers upwards in the hope the show goes ahead unaffected. It’s quite natural to have the opposite instinct, too: to want to get the hell out of Dodge. I loved reading our feature about voyaging to the farthest-flung comers…

4 min.

Sam Fortescue A former sailing magazine editor, Sam lives in northern Germany and sails with his family whenever the rain lets up. For this issue, he writes about remote adventures (page 72). Where are you right now – and where would you rather be? I’m in Hamburg, but I’d sooner be nosing into a rock anchorage among the Swedish skerries and going shrimping for my supper The most remote adventure you’ve ever been on? For me, boats are about quitting the crowds. The Exumas were practically deserted when I cruised there 10 years ago, but you don’t always have to go so far. Anchored among the tidal stacks and reefs of north Brittany and Ushant there are seabirds aplenty, but you won’t see another soul Which remote expedition are you keen to do one day? I would…

1 min.
all in good time

REVEALING THE LATEST NEWS, TRENDS AND TECH Confetti in the colors of the Italian flag greeted the relaunch of a 167ft explorer at Lusben in Italy. In a little over nine months, a refit transformed the 2006 Aspire into a luxury expedition yacht that carries an Iguana tender and a small sailing yacht. Renamed Masquenada, the revamped explorer was delivered to Italian style maven Pier Luigi Loro Piana, who expressed his pleasure at the swift handling of such a substantial project “The most important element of this entire project was time,” says Loro Piana, who intends to take the new explorer for a spin around the world. The task of finding the right vessel to refit went to Italian design and brokerage firm Nauta, which was involved from the search and…

2 min.
eye opener

Hans and Lotte Hass were the dynamic duo of 20th-century scuba. Born in 1919 in Vienna, Austria, Hans was diverted from a law degree after a chance meeting with American diver, pilot, author and Hemingway-esque action man Guy Gilpatric, during which the pair hunted and photographed underwater on the French Riviera. Hass switched his studies to zoology and embarked on a sub-aquatic research and movie career that would include pioneering the kind of back-mounted rebreathers still used to this day. His early movies included the 1947 Menschen unter Haien (People among Sharks) which included explosive images of dynamite fishing. He went on to film documentaries for the BBC among others and received first prize at the 1951 Venice Film Festival for his debut film Under the Red Sea. Lotte Hass arrived…

4 min.

New Turquoise ready for sparkling seas Turkish yard Turquoise’s newest launch for a repeat client is the 241ft Roe (NB66), which features elegant lines by Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design, a beach club, helipad and a 23ft pool. The profile’s “strong diagonal lines” create “harmony between the superstructure shapes and the hull,” Andrea Vallicelli says of the design. The yacht’s interior by Ken Freivokh incorporates a central spiral staircase and large windows with a layout designed for “complete integration between the decks and key internal spaces,” Freivokh says, “with everything designed to maximize the continuity of the yacht’s lines as well as long sightlines.” FIRST FULL GLIMPSE OF PHI Project Phi, a Cor D Rover custom design built in all aluminum at Royal Huisman, was revealed to a crowd of onlookers as…

7 min.
back with a bang

Blue ll Combining a tough explorer hull with an elegantly curved sheerline, this classically styled 183ft yacht with diesel-electric propulsion combines brawn and beauty. Its cozy, pared-back interior in gloss-finished teak and boldly patterned fabrics stand out against a soft, neutral background color. LOA 183’8” Builder Turquoise Yachts Naval architecture Hoek Design Exterior styling Hoek Design Interior design Hoek Design; Vickers Studio; Dois & Co Azimut Grande Trideck Azimut’s first foray into true superyacht territory retains the speed that the builder is known for, with a “displacement-to-planing” hull that can reach a respectable 24 knots. There’s a major emphasis on chicly furnished exterior spaces, particularly the split-level main deck aft featuring a “sea view terrace” and the full-height beach club. LOA 125’3” Builder Azimut Yachts Naval architecture PL Ausonio Naval Architecture; Azimut Yachts Exterior styling Alberto Mancini Interior design Achille Salvagni Architetti Path Baltic describes…