Yachts International May-June 2019

Yachts International Magazine brings the pleasure and passion of worldwide luxury yachting home to American yachtsmen interested in purchasing the next yacht of their dreams.

United States
Active Interest Media
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
coming attractions

Has the way you do business changed in the past 20 years? Of course it has. Changing markets, emerging technologies, shifting demographics and ever-evolving customer tastes and consumption patterns have likely compelled you to adapt and innovate. Think for a moment about how the publishing business has changed in that same stretch of time. Just look on your desk, in your carry bag, on your TV or in your pocket. Since 1997, Yachts International has delivered an entertaining, informative, award-winning print magazine to our passionate, loyal audience of yacht owners and enthusiasts. In recent years, we have expanded into the digital realm with an engaging website, e-news and an active presence on social media. We constantly evaluate how we deliver our stories to you. Most recently, our parent company’s in-house branding and marketing…

1 min
anglers journal

SUBSCRIBE TODAY OUR MISSION Anglers Journal is not your run-of-the-mill fishing mag. We created this publication for that special band of enthusiasts who feel most alive when they are on the water. This award-winning quarterly features gorgeous photography, great writing, art, adventure, commentary and more. Let us remind you why you first got hooked so deeply by this special world. Let Anglers Journal take you home. SUBSCRIBE Subscriptions are $29 for four issues (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Call (800) 877-5207 Editorial offices: Anglers Journal 10 Bokum Road Essex, CT 06426 Find us on…

4 min
jubilee turns heads in amsterdam

Following her sale by Burgess—in what was reportedly the largest superyacht deal of 2018—the 361-foot (110-meter) Oceanco Jubilee was spotted cruising through Amsterdam. The 2017 build’s exterior styling is by Lobanov Design, and her interior is by Sorgiovanni Designs. Her new owner has commissioned a refit. BENETTI LAUNCHES 328-FOOT, PYC-COMPLIANT MOTORYACHT Benetti has launched FB272, the second in a trio of super-size yachts the Italian yard has been producing. At approximately 328 feet (100 meters) in length, FB272’s profile was designed in collaboration with her owner. Built in compliance with the Passenger Yacht Code, she has a displacement of 5,500 gross tons. She has a hybrid propulsion system with diesel-electric engines and two Azipod propulsion units connected to a battery pack that the owner provided to the shipyard to ensure vibration-free navigation.…

3 min
elephant hunting

It is troubling to me when I see someone leave the boating lifestyle—sometimes bored, sometimes burned out, all too often soured by the whole thing, never to return. It doesn’t need to be that way. I’ve been at it for more than 60 years, and I still love being on the water, anywhere, at any time, aboard any craft, going who knows where, doing who knows what. Therein, I think, is the secret. Mix it up, keep it fresh, don’t hesitate to try something new, and don’t use inexperience as an excuse: We were all novices once. My auburn-haired sweetheart’s grandfather, when someone would protest he didn’t know how, would reply, “You’ll never learn any younger.” Hard to argue with that simple logic, and a valuable lesson if taken to heart. A…

8 min
the art of elandess

When you visit contemporary art museums such as the Whitney in Manhattan, the Pérez in Miami or the Tate Modern in the U.K., you are first struck by the architecture and space. Focusing on the art displayed within comes afterward. Stepping aboard the 244-foot (74.5-meter) Abeking & Rasmussen Elandess is a similar experience. First impressions are the exterior profile, the deck spaces—the envelope, as it were—and then, there is everything else. There is a lot to take in; Elandess has a mind-boggling multitude of design moves, each and every one carefully curated. Elandess (pronounced “L and S”) is the third yacht for her British owner, who previously owned a 154-foot (47-meter) Heesen and a 197-foot (60-meter) Abeking of the same name. This time around, he wanted to create something different. Abeking brought…

4 min
first among equals

Sanlorenzo bucked the trend by adopting an asymmetrical layout as the starting point for the SL102. Chris Bangle, the former head of design at BMW, initiated the concept. Boats have been designed along symmetrical lines ever since Noah’s Ark. Below the waterline, this obviously makes hydrodynamic sense (unless you’re building a gondola, which has a wobbly hull form so it will steer straight when rowed from one side). Superstructures are another matter. On all but the fastest boats, there is no pressing reason why a superstructure should be aerodynamically symmetrical. The fact that they almost invariably are, aside from weight and stability considerations, is more a consequence of tradition than necessity. Sanlorenzo bucked the trend by adopting an asymmetrical layout as the starting point for the SL102. Chris Bangle, the former head of…