Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition November 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.

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editor’s letter

It was a nail-biting, touch-and-go experience getting Excellence on the cover this month. The shoot was happening a week before we were due to go to press, the photographer had just days for post-production and our creative team had mere hours to design it all. But all the stress was worth it to have what is arguably the star of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on the cover. It’s a kind of homecoming for the yacht – the owner saw a model of her at the 2015 show and decided then and there that he wanted it. We like to deal in world exclusives, and this is absolutely that – so enjoy the story of this remarkable 262ft superyacht on page 102. Talking of nail-biting, touch-and-go experiences, take a…


Miranda Blazeby Miranda is BOAT International’s news editor and, this month, she looked at the amazing relief work the superyachting industry has undertaken in response to Hurricane Dorian (page 40). What most impressed you about the Dorian relief efforts? The crew of Laurel rescuing 50 lost dogs and carrying them in their tender garage to shelters in Florida What’s the last superyacht you went on? At the Monaco Yacht Show I was lucky enough to see Feadship’s latest delivery, Syzygy 818. The interiors and attention to detail are absolutely amazing What is your most memorable at-sea experience? Crewing the Tall Ship Pelican of London around the Channel Islands when I was 17 years old What is your pet hate? People who stand in doorways. And animals dressed like people Ellie Brade Ellie has spent more than a decade writing about superyachts…

on the move

It never fails to make for a good picture: a giant yacht making its way through the quaint, low-lying Dutch countryside. This time, the featured boat is Feadship’s 236ft Project Galina. After its technical launch and short transfer, it arrived at Feadship’s Kaag facility where it will be outfitted for an early 2021 delivery. For now, Galina is a bit of an enigma, with even the design team remaining under wraps. Feadship, meanwhile, has revealed the construction of a 312ft superyacht known as hull No 1009, currently finishing at Feadship’s Makkum facility. feadship.nl…

germany moves with the times

Germany has built some of the world’s most iconic superyachts over the years. Many such giants of the seas, built in the 1930s, are still going strong, including 359ft Sea Cloud (built by Krupp Germaniawerft) and 446ft Savarona (built by Blohm+Voss, now part of Lürssen). The average size (and complexity) of yachts has continued to grow in the past decade with the construction at Lürssen of the world’s two largest superyachts, 592ft Azzam (by length) and 512ft Dilbar (by volume). The average length of the German fleet (296 yachts launched from 1870 to 2019) is 184ft 10in. “I have worked for 27 years at Abeking & Rasmussen,” says sales director Till von Krause. “During this period the size of the yachts has continuously grown, especially in the last couple of years.” Others see…

eye opener

You might miss it at first glance while focusing on Don Johnson, aka “Sonny” Crockett, absorbed in a phone conversation on a giant cellphone (the cutting-edge of technology back in 1984) with his partner, Detective Rico Tubbs (portrayed by the very cool Philip Michael Thomas) intently looking on, but there’s a third character in the shot: an alligator. The reptile was a recurring feature in the Miami Vice series, which helped create and spread a dangerous yet utterly cool image of the city around the world. Named Elvis in the series, the scaly pet lived aboard Crockett’s boat, the St Vitus Dance , and helped keep intruders away (somewhat believably) and sniff out drugs (a bit harder to swallow). Various boats portrayed the undercover detective’s home during the NBC series’ five-year…

superyacht design festival

Previously known as the Superyacht Design Symposium, the Superyacht Design Festival will bring together the biggest names in yacht design for two days of thought-provoking discussion. Headline speakers include Kai-Uwe Bergmann, one of the partners behind Bjarke Ingels’ renowned architecture studio BIG, Matthew Cruickshank, art director at Google and Piero Lissoni, founder of Lissoni Associati. Speakers will take to the stage to discuss emerging trends, cutting-edge tech and sustainability, while revealing previously unseen projects. Early-bird tickets are now available at superyacht designfestival.com #boatdesignfest…