Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition October 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

As this issue goes to press Hurricane Dorian is sitting over the Bahamas dealing untold damage to person and property. The images and videos coming out are harrowing and our thoughts are obviously with all those affected. We’re already hearing of yachts heading to the region packed with relief supplies. A hat tip to the great organization YachtAid Global and the owner and crew of 155ft motor yacht Loon, which is leading the first convoy to the worst-hit areas carrying aid and relief personnel. The superyacht community is at its best when responding so quickly to events such as Dorian, often arriving before the emergency services. It wasn’t so long ago that I was writing about hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on this page, which, I learned this month, are…


Harriet Mays Powell After spells as fashion editor of The New York Times Magazine and fashion director of New York magazine, Harriet is now luxury editor of BOAT International’s US edition. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her British husband, two children and rescue dog. For this issue, she interviewed the chief artistic officer of Tiffany & Co (page 50). What did you learn while researching your article? I never knew that Tiffany makes the trophies for the Super Bowl, World Series and the NBA – and has done so for generations What’s your favorite piece of Tiffany jewelry? My 1940s gold link bracelet. As an American, I’m naturally a fan Who is the most interesting jewelry designer today? The Brazilian Silvia Furmanovich combines gems with indigenous woods, creating some of the most original work I’ve ever…

the new no 1

The world’s most advanced research and expedition vessel has splashed at the Fincantieri/Vard shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. Next stop for the mammoth 600ft REV Ocean is the Brattvåg shipyard in Norway for outfitting. From there it will head to Germany for finishing touches before a late 2020/early 2021 delivery. REV Ocean, which is nearly 10ft longer than Azzam, currently the longest delivered yacht in the world, was developed with superyacht designer Espen Øino to support ocean research. With a 21,120nm range at 11 knots, this “floating think tank” will provide scientists with multiple R&D labs, a cutting-edge trawling system for harvesting krill and capturing live specimens, a moon pool to launch and recover AUVs, ROVs and submarines, and much more. Far from the spartan ways of most scientific vessels, the…

the show must grow on

Enticing new wealth to yachting has become a priority for the Monaco Yacht Show after 29 years of impressive growth in terms of the number and size of yachts. “The show has grown tremendously and the number of yachts at anchor is incredible,” says Maarten Ten Holter from Fraser, which was showing the first Amels 220, Aurora Borealis, and 164ft sailing yacht All About U 2 among 125 other boats packed into Port Hercules. Richard Lambert, head of sales at Burgess, echoes the sentiment. “The show has grown significantly in stature as well as size in comparison to the first time I attended.” Burgess’s own display included 170ft Oceanco Lazy Z and Abeking & Rasmussen’s 270ft Secret. While recognizing the show’s successes, they also say that it must step up its…

eye opener

In 1956, one of Hollywood’s brightest stars embraced the leading role of princess. In the following years, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III welcomed Tinseltown to the Principality of Monaco. Kirk Douglas was among their roll call of glamorous guests, but on this occasion, in 1965, Douglas and his wife, Anne Buydens, stayed aboard the classic yacht Malahne, docked in Port Hercules. Sam Spiegel, the Academy Award-winning producer of The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, owned the classic yacht from 1960 to 1983 and made it an essential part of the Hollywood story for two decades. An invitation to the boat was not to be missed. But in Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni’s biography of Spiegel, she reveals that not all were extended that privilege. He thought of most actors as…

superyacht design festival

Previously called the Superyacht Design Symposium, the new Superyacht Design Festival brings together the biggest names in superyacht design and the wider design and luxury community for two days of engaging discussion. Headline speakers include Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at Bjarke Ingels’ architecture studio BIG, Matthew Cruickshank, art director at Google, and Piero Lissoni, co-founder of Lissoni Associati. On the agenda will be emerging construction trends, cutting-edge technologies, sustainability and the interiors of the future, while revealing secret projects. Tickets, including a limited number of early-bird tickets, are now available. superyachtdesignfestival.com #boatdesignfest…