Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition July 2019

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.

United States
Boat International Media
10 期号


editor’s letter

Huge, heartfelt congratulations to everyone who picked up a Neptune at the BOAT International 2019 World Superyacht Awards in May (page 67). These highly coveted accolades are judged by an elite panel of current and former superyacht owners, who bring hundreds of years of combined experience to the table. They made more than 250 individual inspections of the nominated yachts this year, and spent weeks poring over layouts, specs, photos, videos and statements from key parties involved in each build. BOAT International has no say in the outcome, which is the only way to maintain the integrity of the process. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have favorites, and I have to doff my cap to the owners of the converted cruise liner Dream, George and Alexandra Prokopiou. They took…


More power to them At first glance, Tankoa’s 164ft Binta d’Or and CCN’s 102ft Vanadis don’t have much in common, but they both carry a little extra that gives them greater range and lower fuel consumption. Binta d’Or’s hybrid propulsion package combines MTU engines with two 300kW electric motors fed by variable speed generators, allowing the yacht to operate in four modes, from diesel electric (with a speed of 10.5 knots and a range of 4,900nm) to conventional (with a top speed of 18 knots). Vanadis, a custom yacht and the first of CCN’s new E-Prop line, features a parallel hybrid that combines Caterpillar diesels with two 55kW electric motors and 175kW of lithium-ion batteries. The boat can run on diesel (up to 12.5 knots) or in electric mode (8 knots), and boasts…


VALERIE €170 MILLION The 279ft motor yacht is on the market for the first time, listed for sale at IYC in London. Built by Lürssen to a design by Espen Øino, she was delivered in 2011 and was refitted in 2019. LUNA B €54.5 MILLION The 216ft motor yacht has been listed for sale by KK Superyachts. Built by Oceanco to Lloyd’s class and MCA compliant, she was delivered in 2005 with a full rebuild in 2018/2019. SUNRAYS €129 MILLION The 280ft motor yacht has been listed for sale at Edmiston & Company. Built by Oceanco with delivery in 2010 and a refit in 2018, her exterior was styled by Björn Johansson. ENCORE $22 MILLION The 144ft sailing yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Fraser and Burgess. Built by New Zealand yard Alloy Yachts to a design by Dubois,…


KINTA €17.9 MILLION The 180ft motor yacht, listed for sale at IYC, has had a price reduction of €1m. She was built by Turquoise Yachts with delivery in 2008 and had a full interior refit in 2012. HERCULINA €15.95 MILLION The 163ft motor yacht, listed for sale with Cecil Wright & Partners, has had a price reduction of €1.05m. Built by Feadship and launched in 1998, she was refitted in 2016. TUTKU €1.65 MILLION The 110ft motor yacht, listed for sale by Fraser, has had a price reduction of €1.3m. Built in cold-molded wood by Dragos Yachts, she was delivered in 2009. PHOENIX €1.5 MILLION The 118ft motor yacht, listed for sale at Ocean Independence, has had a price reduction of €1m. Designed by Bill Dixon, she was built by Leight-Notika and delivered in 2003. ANNA 1 €59 MILLION The 219ft motor yacht, jointly…

good vibrations

It’s one of those days outside the inlet. In spite of the fairly benign forecast, the wind has whipped the ocean into a lumpy mess. The Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence takes it all in its stride though, and as it makes contact with the hard water again and again, there are no vibrations – at least of the bad kind. Quite a few carbon fiber accents, including on the dash, amp up the cool factor, but most of the boat and hardtop is fiberglass and resin. Ocean Alexander builds the boat on Merritt Island, Florida, where it also manufactures its 70e Motoryacht, using vacuum infusion. The process reduces airborne pollution, and on the construction side results in lighter, stronger hulls with consistent thickness. As we pick up speed I try to take…

artistic allies

LILY GABRIELLA Raised between her native Brazil and Monaco, Lily Gabriella Elia was exposed to beautiful jewels in her childhood, courtesy of the impressive collection belonging to her grandmother, the philanthropist Lily Safra. After training at the Gemological Institute of America and working at Christie’s Geneva, she created her own collection with Sotheby’s Diamonds, inspired by her favorite art. Named “An Ode to Yellow,” each piece in the range is conceived around rare yellow diamonds of different shapes and sizes, often with colorful gemstones. When designing them, she looked at references ranging from Jean Nouvel’s building for the Louvre Abu Dhabi to the work of Anish Kapoor and the abstract paintings of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (above and left). lilygabriella.com TASAKI It was Dreamers Awake, a show for female surrealist artists at…