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Boat International June 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

Even for those of us baffled by the America’s Cup rules of engagement, never mind the rules for victory, the excitement surrounding this June’s sailing super race is unavoidable. No one better captures this than the new First Lady of Bermuda: journalist and broadcaster – and guest editor of this issue – Georgie Ainslie. While her husband Ben leads the British challenge with the Land Rover BAR team, Georgie has curated a sailing-inspired issue, bringing together the chicest additions to your onboard wardrobe, the best interiors for your sailboat and even insider tips on getting your body ship shape for regatta season. She also interviewed the maverick 1992 America’s Cup winner Bill Koch (page 178). It’s an inspiring story of how a man with an extraordinary understanding of science took…

3 min.

Georgie Ainslie Broadcaster Georgie Ainslie guest edited this issue from Bermuda where her husband Sir Ben Ainslie is leading the British challenge for the America’s Cup with the Land Rover BAR team. Georgie has covered numerous sporting events for Sky Sports, Fox Sports and Radio 5 Live. What did you enjoy the most about guest editing this issue? I loved all of it. As a journalist I really enjoy pulling a story together and this was that but on a much grander scale Which story interested you most? I loved Andre Hoek’s piece on the Porsche 911. It’s a classic that has stood the test of time. All any of us can hope for is to look that good at 50! How would you describe previous America’s Cup winner Bill Koch? Bill is that kid who dreamed…

1 min.
holy smoke!

Of all the brand new sailing yachts cruising the Mediterranean this summer, few will have as many miles under their keels as Allsmoke. Recently delivered from Cape Town to Gibraltar via the Ascension Islands, the 27.5m custom sloop was created by Southern Wind, with exterior styling by Nauta Design and naval architecture courtesy of Reichel/Pugh. A smooth, ergonomic deck design means that Allsmoke can be comfortably sailed in cruising mode with the minimum of crew. The owner was also keen that she be easily converted to racing mode, so we could very well be looking at a future regatta contender. sws-yachts.com This month : inside the build sheds of the world’s sailing yacht yards, Eddie Jordan backs Sir Ben Ainslie to win and six of the best sails…

3 min.
lippy from the liffey

10 years ago no one would have believed the UK could have such a well-qualified team. They have the most unbelievable opportunity It’s unseasonably warm in the South of France and I’ve just come back from the most amazing Easter weekend on board my Sunseeker 155. It is magnificent motor yacht weather – flat calm and warm enough to hang out on the sundeck. The highlight was lunch at Le Club 55 in Saint-Tropez, which was absolutely heaving due to the weather. We went there on a Saturday and I’ve never known it to be so hard to get a table this early in the season. I even had to make a call to the owner Patrice, who took care of me. I always order the same thing – the massive basket of…

3 min.
tactics for triumph

The America’s Cup racing starts in the next few weeks and when the action gets going, watch out for the pre-start – it’s one of the most critical stages. We expect that by the time the Cup has been won, the statistics will show that around 75 per cent of the boats that lead at mark one will have gone on to win the race. The pre-start routine assigns one boat to each end of the line, with the port boat entering the start area at two minutes and 10 seconds before the start gun. It gives it the opportunity to cross ahead of the starboard boat, which enters at two minutes. Once both boats are into the start box, the fight for the favoured position on the line begins. The…

3 min.
steady as she goes

There’s no shortage of doom and gloom around the superyacht sailing market at the moment, but as the figures to the right demonstrate, demand on the brokerage side is holding. The number of deliveries is clearly down, but measuring 2009 – a bumper year propelled by pre-GFC confidence – against today is not necessarily a fair comparison. This year, in fact, will see 24 sailing superyachts delivered, the first increase in a number of years. David Tydeman, CEO of Oyster Yachts, says the decline in orders can partly be explained by the deals being offered on the brokerage market. “Above 24 metres, owners have been accepting large discounts selling one-off custom yachts three to five years old at 30 to 40 per cent off the new build price and five to…