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Boat International August 2017

Boat International is the number one magazine in the international superyacht market. Launched in 1983 it has been the voice of record charting the superyacht industry for over 25 years and is the globally acknowledged authority in its field. The world's only monthly superyacht magazine, Boat International delivers exclusive and unrivaled coverage of power and sail yachting from the world's best journalists and photographers.

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2 min.
editors’ letters

Probably my most prized possession in the world is my engagement ring – not because of its value but because it is the one thing I own that was conceived, designed and created entirely for me. No one else has one, and it wouldn’t mean anything to anyone else in any case. “Bespoke” is a word bandied about far too liberally in the world of luxury, but building a superyacht and all that it involves – the years of love, pain, patience and excitement, followed by the decades of experiences, adventures and memories – must surely be the ultimate definition of something that is truly emotional and personal. This month, we have dedicated our Boat Life section to those people and companies that truly excel in this area, from the…

3 min.

Guillaume Plisson Guillaume grew up on sailing boats and secured his first double page in Paris Match aged just 12 with a picture of the start of the Fastnet sailing race. He lives in the South of France and his base line is “navigate to photograph, photograph to navigate”. What features did you like on Seven Sins? The spacious beach club that turns into a garage gives me a James Bond sensation Was it fun or a challenge to shoot? It’s always a challenge to shoot a yacht as we never know before the conditions we are going to work in What’s your favourite superyacht and why?That’s like asking what’s your favourite movie! Which boat would you most like to shoot? So many. Among vintage boats I am dreaming about photographing Christina O. I love…

1 min.
lofty ambitions

Sanlorenzo nudges semi-custom design further towards full custom with its new SX88 crossover. Hull No 1 of this 27m explorer-cum-flybridge series with exterior styling by Officina Italiana Design will debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival. The next five hulls are already sold, and the scope for customisation is dizzying. The yard has done away with a main deck helm, leaving a vast space for an owner’s cabin. Alternatively, owners can have a double-length saloon, as in this option by designer Piero Lissoni, who envisions the SX88 as a Manhattan loft apartment. sanlorenzoyacht.com This month : semi-custom yachts in build at top yards, Sir Ben Ainslie examines what went wrong in Bermuda and six of the best bridges…

3 min.
lippy from the liffey

“Summer is crazy for me. I’m writing this on a private jet to Monaco... I’m still wearing my golfing get-up” Seeing my mate Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team lose to Emirates Team New Zealand in Bermuda was pretty disappointing, especially since we know what he’s capable of on the race course. I liken it to motor racing. You can be the best driver in the world, like Fernando Alonso, an outrageously brilliant former world champion, but the equipment he’s got at McLaren just isn’t up to the job. I don’t know if that is the same with the BAR team, but it was pretty clear Ben didn’t have the speed of the Kiwi boat. At least he can say he was beaten by the eventual champions! Emirates Team New…

5 min.
we’ll be back

Some of the racing in the semi-final was the most intense, exciting, exhilarating sailing I’ve ever been involved in I am disappointed – I hate losing – but I am incredibly proud of the team. I’m proud of what we all achieved, how we reacted to the setbacks that we had over the past three years, and how hard everyone worked to keep us in the 35th America’s Cup. We made mistakes and in the end we paid for them, bowing out in the semi-final to Emirates Team New Zealand by five races to two. Some will say that we failed in Bermuda, and in terms of our overall goal that’s true. It was always our ambition to win the America’s Cup at the first attempt. I am not going to hide…

3 min.
semi-custom is the real deal

Before the global financial crisis of 2008, semi-custom series superyachts represented 50 per cent of the worldwide fleet. Today they make up 57 per cent. Semi-custom boats account for 65 per cent of superyachts on order or in build, and for 73 per cent of boats launched and 60 per cent of brokerage sales in the past 12 months. This is a real success story for the world’s major superyacht builders, which are also the main semi-custom builders. “The semi-custom market segment will continue to grow in years to come,” says Ugo Garassino, superyacht sales director at Azimut Yachts. This view is supported by Massimo Perotti, CEO of Sanlorenzo. “The semi-custom market, the core business of Sanlorenzo, is going up and we expect it to increase more in the middle to long…