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SuperYacht World No. 47

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd SuperYacht World is a luxury magazine breathing fresh life into the superyacht market. From helping readers choose the best charter vessel for that holiday of a lifetime, to highlighting designer watches made out of recycled steel from the Titanic, SuperYacht World provides the access for readers to share in the privilege of being on board the world's finest yachts.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issues only
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min

The fabulous oceans are more than just our summer playground The fabulous oceans are more than just our summer playground - they’re a vital part of planet earth’s life-support system. Among other things, they drive climate and weather systems, they regulate temperature, and crucially they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As marine biologist Sylvia Earle puts it in her compelling book The World is Blue: "Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” It’s pleasing, therefore, to see the range of initiatives being taken by owners, yards and foundations to give us some idea of what a sustainable future might look like. In this issue’s Oceans Special, which starts on page 39, we’ve been talking to François Fiat, winner of the 2015 Baccarat…

5 min
new yachts

The SWEEPING arches supporting the sundeck overhang are an EYE-CATCHING feature HALO Startling new Feadship with Eidsgaard styling With sweeping arches supporting the sundeck overhang a particularly eye-catching feature, the striking exterior of the 57-metre Feadship Halo is the work of Eidsgaard Design. Following her August launch after what the yard describes as a record-breaking outfitting time of 33 months, the yacht was delivered in October and has been cruising the Caribbean ever since. Highlights on board include a sundeck with a retracting carbon-fibre awning, and an integrated Apple TV platform, which mirrors that found in the owner’s home. There’s an owner’s stateroom and a VIP suite on the bridge deck, and four staterooms on the main deck. Contact www.feadship.nl The OWNER wanted something with a STRONG MASCULINE touch ATLANTE Military styling by Nuvolari Lenard for CRN’s…

6 min
louis hamming

There’s something about building boats that is very - how can I put it? - Dutch. Perhaps it has been stamped into in the genetic code of a people inhabiting a land that strikes the occasional visitor as mostly beside the water, and when you do get away from it you’re never very far above it. For Louis Hamming, owner of the Vitters shipyard, it seems a natural progression to end up building yachts. "I can’t say I grew up surrounded by timber and brass nails! None of my family were remotely connected to boatbuilding in any way. Nevertheless, I am a Dutchman, surrounded by water. It is in my veins,” he says. Born in the southern university city of Maastricht, Louis was soon on the water. "My first memories were…

10 min

The SPORTY exterior lines are softened by the old AMERICANA meets Dutch minimalism interior “When the doors slide open on the main deck, every time I come in there it just blows me away!” says Jimmy John Liautaud. Words spoken by a proud owner show just how 60.34-metre ROCK.IT has more than lived up to expectations after her first year on the water. "ROCK.IT is very sleek and bold without being pretentious,” says exterior and interior designer Sander Sinot of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. "A natural flow of lines and surfaces makes the yacht breathe speed and exude elegance.” A marriage of cool Dutch design and hot American passion has given the yacht a unique soul, and, after her first year of cruising, ROCK.IT has taken on a personality of her own.…

8 min
green machines

“The sensibility we’ve developed is very international” You don’t have to wander for long through a gallery of Renaissance painting to come across repeated references to Arcadia, an actual Greek province transformed into a Utopian vision of life as a natural paradise - a kind of Eden, a simple and bountiful wilderness untouched by messy, corrupted human types. It’s a wonderful metaphor for artists and poets, but at first glance an unusual name for a superyacht builder. And yet for Arcadia Yachts, based in Naples, the name is a bold and entirely fitting statement of intent. Founded in 2007 by president and owner Ugo Pellegrino, and chief engineer and designer Francesco Guida, Arcadia Yachts has taken the idea of green boating much further than any other superyacht builder. "There are two types…

5 min
guardians of the ocean

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco (right) has been at the forefront of ocean initiatives for more than decade. His arrival at the Monaco Yacht Show this year aboard MV Yersin was an example of his commitment to sustainable oceans. "I decided to set up a foundation whose purpose is to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable development. By definition, this is a common global challenge that requires urgent and concrete action in response to three major environmental issues: climate change, biodiversity and water,” he says. The wide remit includes combating deforestation and developing renewables, but also a host of marine projects, including the foundation of a carbon initiative in the Arctic. Before the COP21 talks in Paris, HSH hosted a dinner entitled ‘Because…