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Yachting September 2019

Yachting magazine engages the serious boater with content that educates and entertains therefore enhancing your experience on the water.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
through new eyes

IT WAS 4 A.M. Our young and mostly novice crew was operating somewhere between sleep deprived and delirious. The boat’s owner, Tom, along with my brother, Chip, and I were out to show our five newbie guests—all related to Tom—what the world off shore was like. One of our guests, Angel, had flown in from Alaska for the experience. While familiar with life in the outdoors—such as driving with her family for five hours to take their boat salmon fishing—she had never been in the deep or on the Atlantic Ocean. ¶ Tom navigated his 50-foot express through a pitch-black inlet to open water, and soon, we were headed southeast for a few hours’ run. Our guests settled in, and almost all of them were instantly back in REM sleep.…

2 min
yachts of the future

THE TREND IN YACHT design is vessels that can explore farther with more creature comforts than ever before. While owners used to be content to bob off the south of France in summer and play in the Caribbean come winter, nowadays, the goal is to get where other yachts can’t go—in the highest style possible. ¶ Three recently released concept designs epitomize this trend. First is the Dynamiq Global 330, model No. 1 in what’s planned as a three-yacht line from 98 to 131 feet. Billed as explorer yachts, the vessels would have shallow drafts to get into harbors that other yachts can’t access. On the 330, the draft would be less than 6 feet. ¶ Also tapping into the go-anywhere zeitgeist is Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini, who drew a…

1 min
a statement in scarlet

01. FLOATING NUMERALS The digits that tell the time in hours and minutes on the MB&F HM7 Aquapod ($165,000) are designed to look three-dimensional, as if they are floating. 02. SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL It’s used to make both the bezel and tourbillion bridge. Additional features include a 72-hour power reserve and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova. 03. SWAP-OUT STRAP Made of rubber, the strap comes in platinum red (shown above) as well as black and white, so it can be interchanged depending on the wearer’s mood.…

1 min
how 24 knots becomes 34

ADMITTEDLY, THE OWNER of the 35-foot Bertram Moppie Fiddler says it took him a beat to get used to his boat’s new power package and controls after repowering the 1970 build using Volvo Penta IPS600 with D6 435 diesels. ¶ “I’m 54, so I’m a little old-school,” he stated in a press release. “When I put my hand on the joystick, it took a minute—but I got it. Not as quick as my 20-year-old, who picked it up in a second, but I picked it up pretty quick.” ¶ With the repower, handled by Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison, Fiddler moved from a 24-knot top speed to 34 knots, turning her into the more muscular day-boat the owner envisioned. ¶ “Now it’s a picnic boat on steroids,” he says. “It’s bigger, beefier…

3 min
bird of prey

38'11" LENGTH OVERALL 9'10" MAXIMUM BEAM THESE DAYS, THE Sunseeker brand is most associated with luxury motoryachts, but serious performance has always been a key DNA strand for the British company. There have been all manner and sizes of 50-knot Sunseeker Predators over the years, as well as various Superhawks and the Renegade 60—and, even further back, Hawks, Mohawks and Thunderhawks. The 39-foot XS 2000 from more than a decade ago is the closest relative to the British builder’s new Hawk 38, the first outboard-propelled Sunseeker runabout since the Sportsfisher 37 of the early 2000s. ¶ Owing to a frisky, short chop while I was on board, the Hawk 38 seemed to spend less time afloat than airborne. This boat has an anti-stuff bow, stab tubes and a triple-step hull, along with…

1 min
speed chic

32'5" LENGTH OVERALL 10'9" MAXIMUM BEAM GREECE-BASED ONDA TENDERS partnered with Mannerfelt Design Team in Sweden to produce the 331 Gran Turismo. The 32-foot-5-inch speedster has a deep-V, twin-step hull paired with twin 250 hp outboards. According to the builder, this combination allows it to sprint across the water at upward of 60 knots with the hammer down. •Whom It’s For: This is a tender for an owner with a healthy penchant for a little bit of wind and spray, as well as for the needle-sharp performance of a boat imbued with Mannerfelt’s racing heritage. •Picture This: You’re in the sky lounge of your 180-footer off Mykonos when you get a hankering for the best braised octopus this side of Athens. It’s served at a shaded little beach bistro about a mile…