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Yachting January 2020

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
calling emissions control

Viking yachts says, starting in January 2021, it may need to cease production on its 92 Convertible and 93 Motor Yacht. Why? The looming elimination of an exemption to the International Maritime Organization’s Tier III nitrogen-oxide regulations for all new-build yachts over 78 feet in length and their marine diesel engines. The Tier III mandate—which, according to the IMO, has been in place since 2014—is designed to reduce NOx emissions by 70 percent over the previous Tier II standard. ¶ The IMO’s Tier III regulation is international and affects vessels operating in North America, the Caribbean Sea, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Viking is currently in compliance with US-required Tier III regulations, however, if one of its yacht owners plans to cruise outside US waters, then IMO Tier…

1 min
something about boats

I enjoyed your letter [“The Itch,” October 2019], as I also grew up on Long Island (Babylon). I have recently been helping a friend decide on his first boat. I’ve been telling him I look forward to any time aboard, even if it is to wash or varnish. Something about being around the water is just so special. No matter the size or type, I just enjoy it—from my wooden boat I was lucky enough to own in Norway or, now, on the USS Midway aircraft carrier as a volunteer. I will do anything to be aboard a boat. —JOHN SHACKMAN, VIA EMAIL Thank you for your letter, John. We know the feeling. Even now, as the Northeast winter is in full swing, we’re planning our next voyage. Happy boat hunting to…

2 min
hear them roar

The Sunreef 80 Power has a beam of more than 39 feet, creating volume that allows for numerous customizations. Often, when monaco-based imperial yachts is part of a deal that involves a custom yacht, it’s a noteworthy monohull. As just one example, the company recently announced it was representing the Lürssen Flying Fox. At 446 feet length overall, that yacht immediately became the biggest available for charter worldwide. ¶ But “big” can have a lot of meanings, and one of Imperial’s latest deals proves it. The company is teaming with Poland-based Sunreef Yachts to build a custom 160-foot power catamaran. The trideck design is expected to come in at 1,350 gross tons with a beam of nearly 56 feet, making it the most voluminous luxury catamaran ever launched. It will dwarf…

1 min
superyachts welcome

It reportedly took 36 straight hours of pouring concrete in summer 2019 to create the foundation for Aston Martin Residences Miami, a more than $400 million development that will include a 66-story tower of luxury condominiums. ¶ Apparently, the developers wanted even more of a challenge. ¶ In October 2019, they announced that a superyacht marina has been added to the site’s plans. Expected to open in 2022, it will have a depth of 15 feet and be accessible with no bridges en route to the Atlantic Ocean, making it able to accommodate yachts larger than 300 feet length overall. ¶ Slips, which come with butler service, will be available to owners of the condos on the property. There’s no word yet on what dockage fees might be, but prices…

3 min
il bambino

Forli, italy-based Cantiere del Pardo, known since the early ’70s for its Grand Soleil range of sailing cruisers, made its first foray into the walkaround-cruiser segment with the Pardo 43 in 2017. A year later came the Pardo 50. Now, we have the smallest sibling, the Pardo 38. ¶ Outwardly, all three models look virtually identical in profile and on deck—think daddy bear, mommy bear and baby bear in terms of scale. They all have a distinctive reverse bow, pop-out anchor cradles, high bulwarks capped with teak, carbon-fiber center consoles and T-tops, cockpit galleys, sun pads fore and aft, and aft-deck tables. The 38 just shrinks these elements into an entry-level package. And while I don’t usually like re verse-bow designs, I have to say that I like these. ¶…

1 min
fair play

I t’s hard to argue with the way the Fairline F-Line 33 looks. The Alberto Mancinidesigned dayboat packs a sports car’s muscularity into her 32-foot-9-inch frame, not only by way of optional twin 430 hp Volvo Penta or Mercruiser V-8s that reportedly push her to a top-end speed of 47 knots but also with her sure-handed performance. I recently got aboard the F-Line 33 off Monaco in 5-foot swells that kept most smaller boats in the harbor, and her deep-V hull form swallowed the Mediterranean whole, particularly once she crested the 30-knot mark and got out over the top of the waves. • Whom It’s For: This is a boat for any yachtsman who likes to go fast and get home safely. • Picture This: Unexpected storm clouds ambush your…