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Boat International November 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

Almost every superyacht owner I have ever met also has a substantial watch collection. This comes as little surprise seeing as both watch and superyacht design blend craftsmanship with constant innovation. In this year’s watch guide, Simon de Burton highlights the new ingredients watchmakers are using to make their timepieces lighter, more durable, super efficient and, of course, beautiful (page 111). While being out at sea is as close to nature as is possible, strangely superyachts themselves can often seem like a nature-free zone. In this issue, Claire Wrathall reveals the current vogue for bringing the environment on board – including the array of species found in spectacular aquariums and vivariums. Meanwhile, those with mini cruisers in their midst will be interested to see our edit of the best new…

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Alex Doak Alex Doak writes about watches for Men’s Health, Esquire, City AM and The Telegraph. On page 107, he writes about watch métiers d’art. Which métiers d’art are you most impressed by? Cloisonné enamelling. Seeing fine gold wire being manipulated into precise shapes before the pigment is applied and fired is spellbinding Classic or cutting-edge watch? A cutting-edge mechanical watch like a Richard Mille – innovation has been introduced to an object dependent on mechanical principles from the 18th century Classic or cutting-edge superyacht? Classic, hands down The timepiece you’d jump overboard for? My Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Stuart Pearce Yacht photographer Stuart Pearce grew up in Mallorca, where he lives with his wife Britt and their three sons. He photographs yachts for most of the top brokerages and boat builders in…

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chips off the old block

Family ties run deep when it comes to the recently delivered Al Lusail and her fleet of four custom tenders. This 123m Lürssen left Bremerhaven in late August, bound for the Med, but made a quick stop-off in the UK’s Solent to rendezvous with Compass Tenders, which handed over a 9.1m utility tender, an 8.2m D-RIB, and a pair of 11.2m limousines. The latter were styled in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, who created the exterior lines of the mothership. The result is an eyelet built into the topsides, which not only reinforces the family resemblance but also amplifies the level of light enjoyed by up to 10 guests luxuriating on board. compasstenders.co.uk This month : the best yards to refit your yacht, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show preview and the…

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refit and well

The shiny end of the market – new builds – may be healthy and brokerage remains bouncy, but what of the less glamorous bread-and-butter of superyacht shipyards – refit? The past 12 months, compared to the previous 12, show a healthy refit market, with growth of at least 14 per cent. Vincent Larroque, group sales director at Monaco Marine, puts the figure even higher at his brokerage, describing it as “quite extraordinary, with an increase of activity of 20 per cent and a lot of beautiful superyachts to refit. I am talking about yachts such as Air, Predator, Vespucci or Mary Jean II, for example.” Rob Papworth, sales director at Compositeworks, also reports a rise of about 10 per cent in activity this year and a 30 per cent rise in requests.…

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eye opener

For any true boat lover, the beautiful yacht Eilean was undoubtedly the star of Duran Duran’s music video Rio. The 22 metre ketch boasts a storied past, first setting sail from the small village of Fairlie, Scotland, in 1936, having been built for Scottish steel merchants the Fulton brothers at the famous William Fife & Son boatyard. In 1964 she was bought by Lord Shawcross, formerly the lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, and spent summers cruising around the Balearics before being sold for charter use 10 years later. It was in Antigua in 1983 that she had her shining moment, when the British new wave band Duran Duran filmed their new music video aboard. While Rio and its ode to 1980s glamour and excess helped propel the band into…

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“The owner was passionate about the refit and would make monthly visits to the shipyard as he travelled round the world on business trips” A seamless stretch Compositeworks and Hill Robinson team up on top-secret extension project Stretching a superyacht is one of the toughest jobs in the refit business, so adding a new 7m section to a 42m yacht in eight months was a huge challenge. Project 49er, as it came be to known after its new length, was a collaboration between Compositeworks, the La Ciotat-based refit yard, yacht management firm Hill Robinson and designer Clifford Denn. The result is an elegant transom extension that adds an explorer yacht aesthetic, as well as a longer aft deck, complete with freestanding furniture and fold-out bulwarks. Pino Di Mora, of Hill Robinson, revealed: “The…