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Boat International June 2018

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’ letter

As a media brand at the front and centre of the superyacht industry, with so many friends, partners and peers whose livelihoods and passions rely on the ocean, we strive to keep conservation at the heart of much that we do – from the stories that we tell, to the people we celebrate, to our actions as a company. We hope that our annual Oceans Issue reflects our efforts. Our Ocean Awards, which we launched with Blue Marine Foundation only three years ago, has grown from a small-scale smorgasbord of success stories to a global stamp of approval that nearly 100 nominees applied to win the right to use this year. The finalists and winners ( page 123 ), all of whose achievements are phenomenal, are just a taste of the…

3 min.
contributors

Claire Wrathall As well as regularly contributing to Boat International , London-based Claire writes (mostly about art) for the FT , The Telegraph and Christie’s magazine. In this issue, she interviews all the winners of the Ocean Awards ( page 123 ). What’s the most impressive thing you’ve learned from interviewing the Ocean Awards winners? It’s very good news, particularly for Patagonian toothfish, aka Chilean sea bass, that the Ross Sea has been designated a Marine Protected Area What do you encourage everyone to do to reduce ocean pollution? We need to consume less (especially less packaging), reduce waste and discard as little as possible – and do it responsibly and with care Has anything really surprised you during your research? I’m tremendously excited by the discovery of 1,000km of pristine reef, with a…

1 min.
talkin’ bout a revolution

As the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht, the world’s largest Asian-owned yacht and the biggest Royal Huisman project to date, Project RH400 is set to smash three records upon delivery in 2020. The Dutch yard recently gave the world a first glimpse of this 81 metre schooner when the mammoth hull was rolled out of the specially extended build hall in Vollenhove and flipped over with the help of four enormous cranes. “It may look like a contemporary modern sailing yacht now but in 50 years’ time it will be a classic,” predicts Dykstra Naval Architects, which collaborated with Mark Whiteley Design on this stunning super-sailer. Watch a timelapse video of this landmark moment at boatint.com/rh400 This month : the next generation of sailing yachts in build, an innovation in speedy…

2 min.
slow and steady

The annual total of sailing superyacht deliveries continued its gradual decline in 2017: there were 18 completed projects, compared with 22 in 2016 (-18 per cent) and 37 in 2012 (-51 per cent). The total has fallen over six of the past eight years with 2012 providing the only respite from this worrying trend. The average length for deliveries shot up by more than 22 per cent to 43.94m year -on-year from 2016; however this figure was skewed by the completion of Sailing Yacht A , the 142.81m Nobiskrug that could be considered a motor yacht with sails. But there’s no reason to panic, says Ruurt Meulemans, co-founder of Hoek Design Naval Architects. “The sailing yacht market has always shown ups and downs. I’m sure we will see an increase again,”…

2 min.
eye opener

In July 1933, after four hectic months as the 32nd President of the United States, a family cruise on the breezy waters off Maine must have felt like a blessed exhalation to Franklin D Roosevelt. In this image, FDR is joined on board Amberjack II by his enduringly popular wife Eleanor, three of their sons, and friends including Marion Dickerman, behind the President, and Nancy Cook, right of Eleanor. Dickerman and Cook, lifelong partners both personally and as champions of democratic causes, met the future First Lady in 1922 on a visit to New York state. Common political ideals forged a firm friendship between them and, a few years later, the three split the construction costs of a property in Dutchess County, New York, close to the Roosevelt family residence. Val-Kill,…

1 min.
news

Out of the blue Turquoise Yachts has a new flagship, a 77m in a rather fitting hull colour The rebirth of Turquoise Yachts continues to gather momentum with the launch of the Turkish yard’s new 77m flagship Go . The project was started on speculation as a longer version of Vicky (the yard’s previous flagship at 72.6m). Designer Jonny Horsfield, of H2 Yacht Design, told Boat International that the exterior lines began with the studio’s signature superstructure arch, as previously seen on Vicky and more recently on 123m Al Lusail , but were modified to improve the views from the forward-facing owner’s suite. “We finished the design for the yard’s owners who had originally intended to keep her, but of course everything’s for sale,” he says. Burgess brought in the current owner in…