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Boat International US Edition

Boat International US Edition

February 2020

ShowBoats International is the leading magazine for big boat owners in the North American market. Since its launch in 1983 it has established itself as the indispensable guide for discerning, affluent buyers in the multi-billion dollar luxury yacht market. Published 10 times a year from Fort Lauderdale, the heart of the US luxury yachting community, Showboats International is the most authoritative voice, providing the best in luxury yachting and brokerage, written and photographed by the world's leading yachting journalists.

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English
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Boat International Media
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1 min.
boat international us edition

EDITORIALDIRECTOR Sacha Bonsor EDITOR Stewart Campbell CREATIVEDIRECTOR Christopher Whale EXECUTIVE EDITOR CecileGauert EDITOR-AT-LARGE Marilyn Mower ASSOCIATEEDITOR Caroline White FEATURESDIRECTOR CharlotteHogarth-Jones LUXURY EDITOR Lucia Ferigutti TRAVEL & PROPERTY EDITOR Sophia Wilson CHARTER & BROKERAGE EDITOR Malcolm MacLean NEWS EDITOR Miranda Blazeby DIGITALWRITER Holly Overton FASHION DIRECTOR FionaRubie DESIGNDIRECTOR Samantha Scott PRODUCTIONEDITOR Simon Ward DEPUTY PRODUCTION EDITOR TrevorCooper COPY EDITOR David Edwards ART EDITOR Lee Franklin PICTUREEDITOR Bryan Taylor JUNIOR PICTURE EDITOR Jordan Nathan Bamforth DIGITAL CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER Drew Broomhall DIGITAL EDITOR JenniferRead-Dominguez VIDEOPRODUCER EdCavendish ADVERTISING OPERATIONS MANAGER Harpreet Chahal RESEARCH & DATA MANAGER Raphael Montigneaux PRODUCTMANAGER MarkusLanser LEAD DEVELOPER Ethan Cane DIGITALDESIGNER Eugenia Fanna MARKET INTELLIGENCE ASSISTANT Lydia Hinxman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Dan Annett, Simon de Burton, Pam Ellertson, Sam Fortescue, Peter Glahn, Jonathan Glynn-Smith, Peter Howarth, Tory Kingdon, Kate Lardy, Harriet Mays Powell, Risa Merl, Graeme Montgomery, Valerio Pellegrini, Mieke ten Have, Grace Trofa PRODUCTION PRODUCTIONMANAGER Tim Hartney PRODUCTIONCONTROLLER Lisa Kennett MARKETING & EVENTS HEAD OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Claire Tracey SPONSORSHIP & EVENT MARKETING…

1 min.
editor’s letter

Imagine dispatching a $30 million asset into debris-strewn waters and doing so after your insurance company had declared: “No way will we cover you.” There was no shortage of superyacht owners willing to take this risk last September, after it became clear just how badly the northern Bahamas had been hit by Hurricane Dorian. Some yachts steamed straight to the affected area, and others, like 164ft Hospitality, raced back to Fort Lauderdale to gather essential supplies such as generators, medicines and even diapers. I’m really pleased I got the chance to sit with the owner and crew of the boat for our story on page 58. Despite the emergency assistance rendered, all are agreed the job is far from done. The best way you can help is to go there.…

3 min.
contributors

Pamela Ellertson BOAT International’s new columnist is based in Boston. Her latest installment of Passages to Paradise can be found on page 62. What’s the most remarkable thing to happen to you at sea? About 20 minutes into our first ever cruise, just about everything that could break on our new yacht did. We were headed up the Maine coast went the engines died. Sitting on the flybridge watching a beautiful sunset on our stranded boat, I turned to my husband and said, “This is still pretty amazing.” He agreed – and we were hooked! Your fondest memory on water? Kayaking in the shallows next to the cliffs at the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park in the Balearic Islands. Staring into the clear water at all the marine life below my kayak, I felt like…

1 min.
ranger rises again

In the early hours of a cool December day in the Netherlands, Vitters Shipyard was undertaking the delicate task of returning the famous 136ft J Class Ranger, built at Danish Yachts in 2003, to her natural element. The late John Williams built Ranger as a modern-day revival of the famous 1937 America’s Cup winner of the same name, designed by William Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens for Harold Vanderbilt. The steel-hulled Ranger, which was kept lightweight with the addition of modern materials such as honeycomb foam and carbon fiber, was in top shape and won several races during her first 15 years. Sold in late 2018, Ranger entered Vitters Shipyard for a refit that restored teak decks, repainted the hull to a glorious new shine, and took care of rigging,…

2 min.
exploring the explorers

Explorers are a special species. Martin Francis, who developed “the mother of all explorers” – the 194ft Schweers Senses, built in 1999 – offers this definition: “A good hull and a decent range are two important parameters. The launch system for the tenders has to be robust and reliable with a two-point lift – and a high freeboard is certainly not wrong.” It’s easy to see how such yachts appeal to adventurous younger owners, but despite being so conspicuous and en vogue, their prominence may have been overinflated of late. Of the 807 yachts in BOAT International’s 2020 Global Order Book, just 58 – or 7.2 percent – are classified as explorers. The now prevalent explorer trend can be traced back to 2011, when there were about 30 similar boats under construction.…

2 min.
eye opener

The late photographer Terry O’Neill had a way with people. By all accounts he got to know his subjects well, and one of the many stars he befriended was British actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Sellers invited him to shoot his 1964 wedding to his second wife, Britt Ekland, but it turned out to be a humbling moment for the photographer. “I was so happy with the photos that I rushed home to get my film ready for the developer. I opened the camera and… no film. That was the first time that has ever happened to me – and the last.” O’Neill had fallen into the world of photography. Born near London to Irish parents, he was briefly headed for the priesthood, but the inquisitive young man’s dream was really…