Boat International US Edition December 2021

BOAT International US Edition is the leading magazine for American big boat owners. Originally launched as ShowBoats International in 1983, it has established itself as an indispensable guide for discerning, affluent buyers in the multi-billion dollar US luxury yachting market. From its base in Fort Lauderdale, the international yachting capital, BOAT International US Edition delivers the definitive inside stories on the remarkable yachts, the outstanding owners and the exceptional wealth that shapes this multibillion-dollar industry. Its readers include high-net-worth yacht owners and industry leaders. BOAT International US Edition is the must-read for achievers and aspirers, covering the breadth of the megayacht industry and the fabulous lifestyle that accompanies it.

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1 min.
editor’s letter

What a year it has been. The whole superyacht business stumbled in March 2020, but found its feet that summer and has been on a tear ever since. This year has obliterated all boat sales records and, as of writing, this relentless pace shows no sign of slowing. The fall boat shows in Europe were buzzing (one shipyard employee told me at Monaco that they could have even sold the stand furniture), and the crowds were back at the Fort Lauderdale show. Just before that event I escaped to a yacht in Greece to wring the last drops of sun from the Med summer. Landing in Mykonos, I was blown away by the busy bars and restaurants. The yacht’s owners, meanwhile, told me they were already booking charters for the…

4 min.

Georgia Boscawen Georgia is the newest addition to the BOAT International editorial team, taking on the role of acting travel editor and looking after the Voyage section. For this issue, she is enthralled by the natural wonders of Iceland (page 776). What was the most exhilarating experience you had in Iceland? The encounter with the humpback whale was extraordinary and something I’ll never forget. This beautiful beast was with us for over an hour and gave us the show of a lifetime, with full breaches, fin waving and spyhopping. It was really emotional and something that everyone should see The most remota place you have ever been to? It was actually on this Iceland trip. We visited the abandoned village of Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and there was no one for miles. It’s…

1 min.
deep sea platform

REVEALING THE LATEST NEWS, TRENDS AND TECH A new Vitruvius has been launched at Feadship for an experienced owner. A motor yacht designed by sailboat aficionado and naval architect Philippe Briand with the intent to maximize range, self refiance and efficiency, the 180ft Shinkai was built for a repeat client around submarine exploration. The 7.3-tonne, three-passenger sub (a U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 3) was the starting point of the design. It had to fit on the aft deck, along with a massive crane that could launch it in all sea states. The deck also accommodates a limo tender and an all-terrain vehicle. Because the yacht’s future itinerary includes passages through ice, the vessel is fitted with a 23-tonne gyroscope instead of stabilizer fins – the largest gyro installed on a vessel of…

1 min.
eye opener

The mission of Mark and Ray Dalio’s OceanX initiative is to “explore the ocean and bring it back to the world through captivating media,” and deckhand JP Myburgh seems to have achieved this perfectly with his image entitled Glacial Edge. Taken while he was working on board the 286ft OceanXplorer, the picture is the winner of this year’s Burgess Crew Photographer of the Year competition, run in collaboration with BOAT International’s sister publication Dockwalk. More than 190 photos were submitted by 70 talented crew members around the world, who were asked to share their crew life through the lens of “Experience, Exploration, Expertise.” Myburgh was able to capture this breathtaking aerial view while on board in the Arctic, where the non-profit was studying the region and gathering samples from glacial water…

5 min.

Dorothea III regains status in new refit “It’s like bringing Michael Jordan back to championship,” says Captain John Crupi of the work it took to bring the 147ft Dorothea III back in compliance with Lloyd’s classification rules after many years of private ownership. Crupi, the yacht’ s long-time captain and the founder of boutique maritime consulting firm Rubicon, oversaw the most recent refit of the Ron Holland-designed Cheoy Lee explorer, which, in addition to restoring the yacht’s classification status, rejuvenated her with new paint. Dorothea III (delivered in 2007 as Marco Polo and now on the market) was, as Crupi says, built for the long haul, and she’s ready for more adventures after her intensive six-month yard period. Crupi, working closely with the staff at Derecktor Shipyards in Fort Lauderdale – invaluable…

1 min.
spotlight new to the market

IJE €175 MILLION The 354ft Benetti has been listed for sale by Burgess. Designed by RWD, she was delivered in 2019 and is the longest yacht ever delivered by the Italian yard. MIA ELISE II $38 MILLION The 197ft motor yacht has been listed for sale at Fraser. She was delivered by Trinity Yachts in 2012 and features a vibrant interior by Patrick Knowles Designs. INVICTUS $100 MILLION The 215ft Delta Marine has been listed for sale by Burgess. Delivered in 2013, the successful charter yacht has an art deco interior featuring rare Italian marbles. HOME €29.5 MILLION The 163ft Heesen has been jointly listed for sole by Burgess with Christie Yachts. Delivered in 2017 she was the yard’s first yacht to feature a hybrid propulsion system. ESTEL €17.5 MILLION The 154ft Heesen has been listed for sale by Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing. Designed…