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Yachting October 2021

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
close encounters

A moment can make a lasting impression. I’vespentagood amount of my teenage and adult years offshore, and I have had the chance to see nature on full display countless times. It’s always an incredible experience. ¶ A few years ago, while 100 miles from nowhere in the North Atlantic, I watched a school of giant rays take flight out of a slick-calm sea. From my view, they appeared to be doing backflips. It was a mesmerizing performance that illustrated their strength and grace. ¶ On another trip, my eyes were tuned in on a pod of pilot whales when the sea erupted around us with 200-pound-class bigeye tuna leaping about the whales, giving the ray show a run for its money. ¶ Once, while our crew was slowing down to…

2 min
down east yacht fan

I hope you are having a good summer thus far. Wanted to drop you a note showing my appreciation for your foreword/letter in the August edition of Yachting. I too grew up in coastal New England, year-round, and gained an affnity for the Down East hull design from a very early age. Watching them come and go on a daily basis out of Cape Cod harbors in the dead of winter will do that to you! ¶ I have been lucky enough to fish on a few such boats that were finished out as sport-fishermen, and am always interested to see or hear about another one, especially that can move. I am continually bemused by the folks I encounter on the docks or online who insist that Down East boats…

1 min
what’s new?

ANDREW DOOLE HAS WORKED in boat-show production for almost 40 years. He’s now president of US boat shows for Informa, which puts on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida—and this year, he says, seems different. ¶ Many boatbuilders spent the pandemic perfecting new models or preparing to relaunch models that were held back when boat shows went virtual. The result is an unusual number of boats expected to debut at the Fort Lauderdale show when it opens October 27. ¶ “There are too many premieres to even mention at once,” Doole says. “It feels like more than usual.” ¶ In the following pages, we share a few of the new models builders are working on. Some are on the docks this fall, while others are available for preorders.…

1 min
mcy 105 skylounge

The MCY 105 is the flagship of the seven-model range from Monte Carlo Yachts, and it’s now available in a Skylounge version. Longtime collaborators Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard worked with MCY on the design, whose enclosed flybridge has more than 460 square feet of space. Owners can choose pretty much whatever they would like to fill that space, including “uses never imagined before,” according to the designers. The builder says the enclosed flybridge makes it possible to cruise in “extreme climates” beyond the usual island-hopping. Some traditional onboard elements include an upper-deck helm with 360-degree visibility, an aft terrace overlooking the sea, and a bow lounge with sun pads and dining tables.…

1 min
riva 56 rivale hard top

Hull No. 1 of this Italian cruising machine is reportedly with its owner in US waters. The yacht is an evolution of the Open version and follows in the wake of Riva’s Dolceriva Hard Top. Design is by the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, with designer Mauro Micheli of Offcina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Top speed is 38 knots with a pair of optional 1,200 hp MANs, and cruising speed is 34 knots, according to Riva. (MANs of 1,000 hp apiece are standard, for a top hop of 34 knots.) The yacht has features well-suited for comfortable cruising, with a fixed hardtop, optional air conditioning built into the structure, and awnings that can be added to cover the cockpit and forward lounge.…

1 min
flynt 956 nova

The Flynt 956 Nova is the debut model from Flynt Yachts, a Dutch company founded by designer Robert-Jan Sanders. Vripack handled the boat’s design, naval architecture and engineering. Construction is in composite polyester for lightweight durability. Hexagon patterns are in the bow plate, spoiler grill and fuel-damp outlet, creating a bespoke detail that is a signature of the Flynt Nova’s DNA. “My aim is to create a boat that puts the owner at the center of the event, to produce a curvaceous design with expression, a hint of automotive aggression, and endless, unique lines,” Sanders says of the new model and brand overall. “Flynt is about giving back all that I’ve learned in the motoryacht industry with a boat built for pure, life-affrming enjoyment.”…