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Boat International January 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

When Nerio Alessandri, founder of Technogym and fellow yachtie, launched his Wellness Foundation in 2003, he did so with a slogan: “Star bene conviene” (wellness pays). Nerio obviously practises what he preaches. He exudes youth and energy, and it pays him handsomely - he is among Italy’s most successful businessmen and women. Most superyacht owners and charterers I have met take their health seriously. They run businesses, head up families, focus on legacies and want to prolong their lives on and offshore for as long as possible. When I first saw a gym on board, 10 years ago, it was a few machines stuffed in a cupboard; now, wellness areas are de rigueur. This issue reflects those developments. As well as curating a checklist of things to consider when building…

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Jonathan Glynn-Smith Fashion photographer Jonathan Glynn-Smith lives on a plane jetting between shoots. When he does touch down, he resides in Wimbledon with his family. A keen sailor since he was six, one of his most memorable passages was from England to Ireland on wooden Admiral’s Cup contender Norvantes. This month he shot Med Men in Monaco (page 142). What was the inspiration? It was a modern take on a classical subject and at the centre was the Mercedes boat What was the vibe on the shoot? A cross between Tron and Men in Black If you could take one thing from the shoot what would it be? The binoculars from Hatchwells; they lend a Helmut Newton feel Speed or style? I’m more driven by style than anything else David Nicholls Boat International’s new interiors columnist David…

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fit for a queen

When her 126m royal yacht was decommissioned, Queen Elizabeth II shed a tear in public for the first time. Saying goodbye to a beloved yacht can be an emotional experience, and now there is another reason to lament the decline of Britannia. This Andrew Winch design (pictured) was commissioned in 1997 as part of a plan to replace Britannia with a 150m successor. Featuring an elaborate foyer complete with imperial staircase, the design was shelved by the incoming Labour government. But 19 years later Winch Design has given us a rare glimpse inside the boat that might have been. This month: Sir Ben Ainslie gets packing, Eddie Jordan is chased out of Germany, and six of the best superyacht helipads…

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lippy from the liffey

You’re away for more than 100 days in a year, so if you want any kind of home life, a plane is essential There’s an old adage applied to boat ownership that works just as well if you have a private jet – the two best days are when you buy it and when you sell it. Back in my Formula 1 days, there was no such thing as NetJets or anything like that so if you wanted to get home on the Sunday night after a race, you had to have a plane. But there was another huge advantage for me. I was continually changing drivers and sponsors, so I used my jet to get to sponsor days and events, and the endless testing days. I even used it to ferry…

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packing a punch

We ship equipment around all the time: there are four containers constantly on the road with our boats and kit for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events. It takes the guys two or three days to unpack and get operational, with up to 48 hours to pack it up again and get it back into the containers. The scale of our recent move to Bermuda was completely different, taking months of preparation and work. The first shipment went out in July and was mostly the equipment required to build our base there; it included 16 containers and four purpose-built Portakabins. The second shipment, in November, was the big one and it involved the most preparation. And while that was happening, various strands of our programme were converging: Land Rover…

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eye opener

In 1954 Aristotle Onassis bought the anti-submarine frigate HMCS Stormont at her scrap value of $34,000 – and transformed her into the most famous yacht of her day. Pictured here fresh from her $4 million facelift, the boat was named Christina O after Aristotle’s daughter and went on to host an illustrious roll call of film stars, politicians and tycoons. Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Rudolf Nureyev visited. Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco were regulars, as well as Winston Churchill and Onassis’s mistress Maria Callas. When he first dined aboard in 1956, he wrote to his wife: “It is the most beautiful structure I have seen afloat.” Her design is spectacular, centred on a towering staircase with onyx pillars and a mosaic of Onassis’s omega insignia. The…