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Boat International December 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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editors’ letters

A ping pong table with balls that fly through the air unaffected by wind; the rise of a precious stone that symbolises revolution; a glass globe constructed to mirror Ravel’s orchestral piece, Bolero. No, not things of fiction, but unique objects that feature in our annual and carefully curated Lux List – a yearly round-up of the best of the best to reflect the things that we know our readers spend a lot of their time, effort and money seeking out and treasuring (it starts on page 47). The other strikingly unique element of many superyachts is their art collections – many owners keep their best works for their voyages at sea, in fact. In this issue we help you navigate Art Basel Miami Beach, by land and by sea.…

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Marilyn Mawer As Boat International’s editor-at-large, Marilyn travels the globe to write about superyachts. For this issue she journeyed from Florida, where she lives, to chilly Finland to sail Pink Gin (page 144). What impressed you most about Pink Gin ? Her stem-to-stern eclecticism. It takes a lot of self-assurance to blend a plum bow with a classic stern What are your lasting memories from your visit to the yard? The Baltic workers painstakingly explaining their technological innovations as if problem-solving is their favourite sport Tell us about Finland in the summer... Blindingly green and the water sparkled in the 21 hours of daylight. Cool but not cold Bruno Barbazan Paris-based fashion photographer Bruno cites his influences as 1970s photographers Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Richard Avedon and Garry Winogrand. Suitably inspired, he shot our glamorous jewellery…

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James Bond would be top of the waiting list for Aston Martin’s latest collaboration: an underwater craft created with Florida-based Triton Submarines. Following delivery of the first of its AM37 powerboat models in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts, Project Neptune should result in the first $4m Aston-inspired mini-sub being ready to dive, dive, dive by the end of next year. It will combine styling cues from cars such as the ultra high-performance Valkyrie racer, with Triton’s existing LP (low profile) three person design. The subs will be available to order direct through Aston Martin or Triton, or from existing Aston Martin showrooms. Depending on demand, as many as 12 per year could be produced. astonmartin.com; tritonsubs.com This month : a wild seascape by Ivan Aivazovsky, all the glitz from the Monaco Yacht…

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american dream

The performance of the superyacht brokerage market so far in 2017 has bettered that of the two previous years: there have been more sales, combining a greater total LOA. But that doesn’t mean it was all smooth sailing. In terms of total asking prices, Q1 had incredible results, Q2 ended at a respectable level and Q3 slightly under that of the same period in 2015 and 2016. But this progression has not alarmed brokers, especially since Q4 has begun strongly. “We are confident with the market conditions experienced in Q3,” says Richard Lambert, head of sales at Burgess. “The European yacht shows demonstrated a strong level of activity across the board.” There is no doubt that the appetite of US buyers boosted the global market this year. In terms of what Americans…

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eye opener

J M W Turner, the world’s most famous landscape painter, was so moved by one of Ivan Aivazovsky’s paintings that he wrote a eulogy – in Italian – in its honour, ending with the declaration that “So good and potent is your art; That only genius could have inspired you”. To a 19th century painter of nature, this is a heavyweight endorsement. But then again the Russian artist posed no threat to Turner’s reputation as king of the grassy steppe – Aivazovsky’s speciality was seascapes, and he rarely set a brush on dry land. Such was his skill that his luminous, roiling seas maintain their popularity – and value – to this day (see page 154 for more on ocean-inspired art). Born into an Armenian family in a port town…

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Lofty ambitions SilverYachts shows off a new-look explorer with octagonal upper saloon One of the most distinctive superyachts set to splash in 2018 is taking shape in Perth, Australia, as the first in-build photos reveal. The flagship of the SilverYachts fleet, 85m Silver Loft is a radical departure for the yard, with the sleek styling of Silver Fast and Smeralda replaced by a more rugged, explorer aesthetic. A key feature on this Espen Øino design is the octagonal upper saloon with its 3.75m floor-to-ceiling windows. This area covers 300m of deck space and will be fitted out to a design by Andreas Hölnburger of Vain Interiors using teak and oak panelling, metallic painted features, and oak and marble flooring. Aft, a helideck can accommodate an AgustaWestland 109 and, while she won’t be…