Boat International US Edition October 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

Judging this year’s World Superyacht Awards proved a little challenging. Usually our judges – all but two of whom are current or former supeiyacht owners – would personally inspect the majority of the nominated boats, but with border restrictions, quarantine rules, last-minute flight cancellations and myriad other difficulties, it’s a minor miracle that any of this year’s nominees were seen at all. But despite all this, the judges still managed to get on board more than half of this year’s entries, in order to run their discerning eye over the fit-out, or meet an owner in person, or interrogate a captain. These inspection reports play a critical role in the deliberations that follow, and they make the World Superyacht Awards unique. So to our judges, thank you. And to the…

4 min.

Lucia Ferigutti Lucia is BOAT International’s luxury editor, and this month she discovers the ceramicists who create the world’s best dinnerware (page 24). She also seeks out the perfect dining set for a private jet (page 4B), and discusses single malts with starchitsct David Adjaye (page 28). How would you make dining special on a superyacht? I would serve crowd-pleasing food (lobster and fries, anyone?) and focus on the entertainment. You haven’t served enough drinks if people don’t get up and dance What was the best dinner set you ever dined from? One used at the Salt of Palmar hotel in Mauritius, which is handmade by local ceramicist Janine Espitalier-Noel. I went to visit her workshop and brought some souvenirs home If you had your own private aircraft, how would you design the interior to make…

1 min.
rise and shine

A helipad, a larger beach club and spa, and a 23ft swimming pool are among the new features on board the Amels flagship Here Comes The Sun, which was delivered in 2017. A one-year refit at Damen Yachting extended the yacht by nearly 20ft from the stem, bringing the boat’s new length to 292ft and boosting her volume up to 2,977GT. Azure Yacht Design oversaw the project, which also added two extra VIP suites with balconies to the bridge deck. Damen Yachting project manager Sander Peeters described the relaunch as a “wonderful moment.”. “A rebuild of this scale has required a dynamic approach and good, open communication.”…

3 min.

The falcon takes flight A little less than three years since laying the keel, Heesen has launched Project Falcon, the Dutch yard’s first 196ft steel yacht based on a fast displacement hull. The yacht combines the talents of Omega Architects for exterior design and Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design for the interior. Features include a helipad and a glass elevator. “This very large and complex project was both a challenge and an inspiration” says shipyard CEO Arthur Brouwer. “The market is pushing towards increasingly large and voluminous yachts, and we are ready to meet that demand.” The project is swiftly moving toward a December delivery date, WAJER 77 BOUND FOR THE US A flotilla of 40 Wajers welcomed the largest boat to date in Wajer Yachts’s family in the South of France. The…

1 min.
spotlight new to the market

MARY A $19.5 MILLION The 154ft Feadship has been listed for sale by Burgess. She was delivered in 2001 and has had several refits. A classic John Munford interior sleeps 14 guests. SHAF $8.75 MILLION The 173ft motor yacht has been listad for sale at Camper & Nicholsons International. The steel and aluminum CRN yacht was delivered in 1981 and had a refit in 2019. MONACO €5.9 MILLION The 124ft motor yacht has been listed for sale by Edmiston. Built by Feadship in 1982, she was refitted in 2016, including full paint, new gensets and engine rebuild. HANIKON €22.9 MILLION The 164ft motor yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Cecil Wright & Partners with IYC. She was built by Feadship in 2004 and had a refit in 2017 that gave her a modern interior. O’PTASIA €89.999…

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a remarkable year for 100-meter-plus yachts

A third of all 1oo-meter-plus (328ft-plus) pre-owned superyacht sales since 2011 have occurred in 2021, which is another significant milestone in what has already been a record breaking year for brokerage transactions. Just six such superyachts have sold through brokers since 2011 according to BOAT Pro data, with two of those transactions taking place in the first eight months of 2021. Prior to Octopus, the 414ft Lürssen motor yacht that sold with an asking price of €235 million ($278111) in August after around 700 days on the market, the 344ft Blohm+Voss Lady Moura changed hands with an asking price of $125 million, 554 days after going on sale. According to BOAT Pro data, there are 62 superyachts with an overall length of 328ft and above in the global fleet, just 10 percent…