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Yachts International

Yachts International

November-December 2019

Yachts International Magazine brings the pleasure and passion of worldwide luxury yachting home to American yachtsmen interested in purchasing the next yacht of their dreams.

United States
Active Interest Media
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£9.12(Incl. tax)
£22.78(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
a tale of two butterflies

In his book “Isaac’s Storm” about the deadly Galveston hurricane of 1900, Erik Larson quotes the author Ernest Zebrowski, Jr. writing about chaos theory and the butterfly effect in the context of the unpredictability of the development of tropical storms. “Could a butterfly in the West African rainforest, by flitting to the left of a tree rather than to the right, possibly set in motion a chain of events that escalates into a hurricane striking coastal South Carolina a few weeks later?” It’s an intriguing concept that plays out each summer and fall to varying result. The storms that activate form a conga line of swirling disturbances that roll across the Atlantic toward the western hemisphere. Some evolve into hurricanes while others fizzle and flitter off to sea. Some eventually damage property…

1 min.
yachts international

Kenny Wooton Editor-in-Chief kwooton@aimmedia.com Gary DeSanctis Marine Group President Publisher gdesanctis@aimmedia.com Editorial Art Director Marine Group Photographer Jonathan Cooper jcooper@aimmedia.com Editors-at-Large Jill Bobrow Dudley Dawson Justin Ratcliffe (Europe) Copy Editor Kim Kavin Contributors Chris Caswell Tom van Oossanen Dave Sandford Francisco Martinez Rif Spahni Onne van der Wal Klaus Jordan Stuart Pearce Carlo Borlenghi Advertising/Sales Associate Publisher Jessica Schultz jschultz@aimmedia.com +1.239.738.3132 Project Manager Donna Aschheim daschheim@aimmedia.com Brokerage/Service Refit/Real Estate yi@aimmedia.com +1.954.761.8777 European Sales ADMAREX S.R.L. info@admarex.com U.K. Sales Elena Patriarca patriarca.elena@gmail.com Marine Group President Gary DeSanctis VP, Editorial Director Bill Sisson VP, Marketing Innovation Eric Dallin Financial Analyst Christine NIilsen VP, Marketing & Events Julie Jarvie Digital Editor Mary Lou Cooke Production Manager Sunita Patel Marketing & Events Manager Ryan Davidson Event Content Manager Peter Swanson Production Coordinators Amy Pinto Chris Cirilli Jennifer Williams Traffic Coordinator Sara Carpenter Executive Director, Consumer Marketing Dana Raven Circulation Fulfillment Manager Cerisse Carpenter Director Accounting Shared Services Kelly Baumgardner IT Support Colin Dehnert ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA President & CEO Andrew W. Clurman CFO, COO & Treasurer Michael Henry VP, Audience Development Tom Masterson VP, Controller Lisa Parkin VP, IT Nelson Saenz VP of People & Places JoAnn Thomas Single Copy Sales Manager NPS AIM Board Chairman Efrem Zimbalist III…

4 min.
grand dame of the côte d’azur

The owner of TIS feels very much at home in world-class hotels such as the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte-Carlo, Le Bristol in Paris and The Connaught in London—so much so that they became the reference point for Winch Design to create the interior of the 364-foot (111-meter) Lürssen. “The yacht’s ambience is intended to evoke Edwardian elegance, a great time for grand yachting,” Andrew Winch, founder of Winch Design, says of the early 1900s period. “It was a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties. There is so much ugliness in the world, why not embrace the beauty of the bygone era? Why not have a tearoom that makes you feel like you are having tea and scones at the Ritz?” Winch and his company have designed myriad yachts…

4 min.
heart of glass

The single most significant influence on the exterior appearance of superyachts in the past decade has been the structural use of glass. Advances in manufacturing technologies mean it is now possible to produce glass that is up to 15 times stronger, pound for pound, than steel. The load-bearing properties translate into enormous windows on today’s yachts. The latest spectacular example is 262-foot (80-meter) Artefact, built by Nobiskrug in Germany with interior design by Reymond Langton in the United Kingdom and exterior styling by Canadian naval architect Gregory C. Marshall. Delivered to her owner last summer, she had been expected to make her debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show, but instead the yacht headed north into Scandinavian waters. Asymmetry is rare in yacht design, which is exactly why Artefact’s radical, mismatched window…

1 min.
hybrid power

The innovative use of glass is not the only feature that makes Artefact stand out. She is also the first hybrid superyacht to be equipped with ABB’s Onboard DC Grid system that allows the engines to work at variable speeds and run on stored electrical energy. “The hybrid system is all about operating and servicing the boat efficiently while future-proofing the owner’s investment,” says Capt. Aaron T. Clark. “Instead of pausing and thinking, How can we do things differently? most yachts out there rely on decades-old technology. I would always advise an owner to build a superyacht with some form of electric propulsion.” The system, comprising four generators and lithium-ion battery banks hooked up to azimuthing pods, provides multiple propulsion modes, from pure battery power for loitering and maneuvering to a top…

5 min.
open house

Mom had an old saying (usually when I’d outgrown a pair of jeans as a kid) that you can’t get 10 pounds of sugar into a 5-pound sack. But Mom was wrong, and the Horizon FD77 is floating proof. I never played three-dimensional chess, but I suspect that Dutch designer Cor D. Rover is a whiz at it because he’s managed to get all the niceties of a far larger yacht into a package that is 80 feet (24.56 meters) overall, including a 7-foot (2.1-meter) swim platform. That he did it without cramping anything is even more remarkable, and that includes a walkaround engine room, civilized crew quarters and a beach club hidden in the transom. Think about it: The FD77 has a full-beam master stateroom (no side decks) forward of the salon,…