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Boat International May 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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2 min.
editors’ letters

What happens when you put the world’s best superyacht designers in one room and give them a pile of pencils and an hour to come up with a yacht of 10 years’ hence? We found out earlier this year when hosting our annual Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbühel, Austria. From lunar energy sources to mobile islands, the sky is the limit for this elite, who push the boundaries of design daily (see page 171). Also pushing boundaries is the ever-evolving beach club, the star of our biannual Design Report (which you may notice is even bigger this month thanks to your unquenchable thirst for interiors’ trends). Owners of tomorrow will think 20 metre pools are the norm, as will be gardens that slope gradually into the sea from the aft…

2 min.

Christoffer Rudquist Christoffer Rudquist is a Swedish-born photographer who lives in London with his wife Shoko. He shoots for Esquire , Wired , Patek Philippe magazine, Aston Martin and Ferrari. For this issue he went to Abu Dhabi to capture Motor Yacht A and its designer Philippe Starck ( page 154 ). What was your impression of Motor Yacht A? Can I stay longer? What did you like about it? It’s bold, it’s beautiful, it’s like architecture meets sports car and hangs out with Tintin and James Bond What was it like to shoot? With such beautiful lines, I wished I had more time What was inspiring about Philippe Starck? He’s charming with a design sense that is an extension of his playful personality Who is your design hero? Oh that’s impossible to pin down to one. My wife and I…

1 min.
does it come in blue?

The budding partnership between Bugatti and Palmer Johnson has resulted in a new 20m called the Niniette 66, which closely resembles the French carmaker’s latest model, the Chiron. Beneath this sporty exterior are Palmer Johnson’s signature sponsons, which enhance stability, seakeeping and deck space, while a range of engine options will mean a top speed of up to 44 knots. “The Niniette is a genuine member of the Bugatti family,” says Etienne Salomé, design director at Bugatti. palmerjohnson.com This month: Eddie Jordan on the horror of Top Gear’s Frankenboat, the coolest new yacht concepts and six of the best masts…

3 min.
dashing husband

I’m sure you’ve seen it and have most likely been ignoring it, but there is a countdown clock that’s been quietly ticking away in the middle of Front Street, in Hamilton, since we arrived here in Bermuda. It has been telling us, whether you’ve wanted to listen or not, how long we have to go until the AC35 begins. When we first arrived it said we had 150 days left. Now we are down to far smaller numbers. The quiet tick-tock of that clock has, in recent weeks, suddenly got a lot louder. It seems crazy to think that whatever happens this month and next has been three years in the planning and that everything you and the team have worked so hard for comes down to four very unpredictable…

3 min.
forewarned is forearmed

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are under way from the end of May, and hopefully many of you will be watching the racing on television, or perhaps you live here in Bermuda. I thought I’d try to provide some insight into the action by looking at a couple of critical pre-race choices that will go a long way towards deciding who wins and who loses the America’s Cup. We start any race day with one of the biggest decisions of all: picking the right foils, the daggerboards that we will use for the racing. The quality of the weather forecast we use to decide this is a major factor on race day. It’s really not an easy place to forecast, and getting it right or wrong will have a big…

2 min.
top design pairings

When you analyse statistics about the designers of 50 metre-plus yachts, some interesting trends emerge. Not only has there been a boom over the past decade in the production of larger superyachts, there has also been an increase in the number of designers working in this area. Some 333 projects 50m and above were launched from 2007 to 2016. In contrast, only 387 were launched between 1850 (considered the dawn of superyachting) and 2006. In total, 93 different exterior designers worked on projects of over 50m in the past 10 years, compared to 188 different designers and architects for all other yachts built before 2007. For interiors, 128 different studios worked on 50m-plus boats in the past 10 years, compared to about 220 different companies for all other yachts built before 2007. And some exterior-interior…