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Boat International February 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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1 min.
the ocean awards 2017

Every reader of Boat International enjoys the sea, whether being on it, working near it, designing for it, or merely reading about it. Yet more so than ever, our oceans are in peril. Plastics, overfishing, pollution and human irresponsibility all mean the largest living space on earth is fast deteriorating. We at Boat International are committed to doing our bit to help, and our February issue is dedicated to ocean conservation and the people, projects, owners and builders working in this critical arena. Leading the way are the winners of our annual Ocean Awards. This year, thanks to the increase in the calibre and number of nominations, our judges, presided over by Blue Marine Foundation’s executive director Charles Clover, fell into heated debate. We hope you agree the ensuing winners…

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contributors

Harru Copy Wright Landscape photographer Harry lives in the salt marshes of north Norfolk with his wife and three children. He shoots for Harper’s Bazaar and exhibits at Eleven in London. This month he photographs some of the Ocean Awards winners, above. What did you like most about shooting the winners? I love being by the sea Who inspired you the most? Maria Damanaki is great. What an extraordinary woman Which is your favourite shot? The one of Susie Tomson. It was particularly stormy and the Solent was grey and turbulent What are you doing to save the oceans? Trying to row and cycle wherever I can The ocean you’d most like to visit? The Pacific because it is warm and magnificent – the opposite of my North Sea Olivia falcon Olivia lives in St John’s Wood in…

1 min.
positive energy

Renewable energy is a well established theme in yachting, with solar power driving some of the world’s most cutting-edge cruisers (see our report on the Arcadia 100 on p124). However a French team of naval architects is hoping to open up a whole new frontier with Energy Observer, which is currently under construction in Saint Malo ahead of a planned May 2017 launch. This 30 metre catamaran will use solar panels and two wind turbines to charge its hydrogen fuel cells for a round-the-world climatology expedition. Co-founder Victorien Erussard says: “The idea is to prove that impossible things are possible.” This month: Sir Ben Ainslie reveals his America’s Cup race boat, Eddie Jordan on “skinny bitches”, and six of the best submersible dives…

3 min.
lippy from the liffey

I’ve never been big on resolutions... I don’t smoke and, for me, promising not to drink again is just nonsense I’m writing this with a slightly sore head. Each winter, just before Christmas, some old friends from Formula One and I head out to Antigua to spend a week on board my Oyster 885 Lush. The charter show is always on at the same time and each night there’s a party. Last night it was Camper & Nicholsons’ turn. I’ve just received a note from the broker Alex Lees-Buckley, saying: “Eddie, what on earth was going on last night?” There was a band there and I played a little and it just took off. All the crews were there after tough crossings and they went mental. But we have to watch ourselves,…

3 min.
the big reveal

The rules governing the America’s Cup state that no one can launch their race boat more than 150 days before the first race of the Qualifiers on 26 May. So the earliest launch date was 27 December 2016, which is why, through early 2017, you will see plenty of coverage as the new boats hit the water. There is always a trade-off between launching as early as possible, which the sailors prefer, and doing more design work and going into the water slightly later, which the designers prefer. It will be interesting to see how the other teams balance these options. This is a good time to look at our first America’s Cup Class boat, or R1 as we call her, and how she differs from the AC45F boats racing so far…

1 min.
eye opener

The biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark can grow up to 12 metres long, big enough to give even the hardiest diver pause for thought – before they spot its distinct lack of teeth. The shark is a slow moving filter feeder, its gaping yaw scooping up plankton and small fish, as a baleen whale does. This one, accompanied by a remora and fusiliers, was photographed off the coast of Western Australia by National Geographic marine photographer Brian J Skerry. Once a year, during the full moon, the Ningaloo reef here becomes a festival of sea life, corals shooting off their vividly coloured polyps, krill swarming to snap up the polyps and finally these graceful giants, here to gulp down the well fed krill. Despite its size, the…