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Boat International

August 2021

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Boat International Media
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Monthly
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24 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

The introduction to our story on Stefania, this issue’s cover boat, definitely struck a chord with me: “It’s a yacht for happier times to come,” Caroline White writes, weaving in a Great Gatsby reference about the “steady golden roar” of the period following the Great Depression. It’s perhaps a little too early to predict a post-pandemic Golden Age, especially since so much of the world is still wrestling with this stubborn virus, but there are hints of one. One clear sign is the number of superyachts changing hands. The brokerage market, in case you hadn’t noticed, is red hot. Boats that would usually take a year or more to sell are going in a matter of weeks. The new-build market is a more lagging indicator, but I’m hearing good things…

4 min
contributors

Steve May Steve is a home entertainment technology specialist and editor of The Luxe Review. For this issue, he looks at the latest innovations in onboard audio systems (page 134). What’s the biggest recent innovation in onboard sound?The boring answer is Audio over IP – the ability to deliver high-quality stereo sound using a single Ethernet cable. It’s transforming sound at sea. The fun answer is those huge high-pressure-level loudspeakers used in beach clubs What does the future hold?Directional audio will allow guests to hear completely discrete music without the need for headphones. So one side of the pool could party to dance beats, while the other side relaxes to Beethoven, neither disturbing the other If you were alone in the middle of the ocean, what piece of music would you crank up on…

1 min
on board

Eastern promise Royal Hakvoort’s in-build Project Asia is revealed at the yard’s Netherlands facility The 61-metre superyacht Project Asia, currently under way at Royal Hakvoort Shipyard in the Netherlands, has been revealed for the first time. The joined hull and superstructure have arrived at the yard’s Monnickendam facility, where construction continues. Designed inside and out by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, Project. Asia features accommodation for 12 guests, including a master with two en suites, a study and private lounge. The yacht also features a gym, a bar and a swimming pool. There’s storage for two tenders in the main deck garage, while the lower deck includes a massage room and hammam. Delivery is scheduled for 2022. hakvoort.com…

1 min
eye opener

Superyachting is sprouting sustainable shoots: Lurssen is building its first project powered by fuel cell technology; Arksen has just sold its first autonomous hybrid explorer yacht, made from recycled aluminium and capable of being recycled again at the end of its life; and Silent Yachts has sold three of its solar-powered 24-metre cats this year, with another four scheduled. Dutch yard Oceanco, meanwhile, has launched an eco initiative named NXT. Aiming to spark innovation towards a fresh, sustainable generation of superyachts, it will involve collaborations with forward-thinkers from inside and outside the yachting world - from Giles Taylor, who shook up Rolls-Royce with his designs for the Phantom and Cullinan, to the Amsterdam-based contemporary architecture studio TANK. The flagship, so to speak, of the NXT project is the green superyacht concept Kairos…

5 min
august news

Rosetti debut creates Emocean Rosetti Superyachts has launched its first RSY 38m EXP explorer yacht, now named Emocean. This model represents the first venture into supeiyachting for a yard better known for its ocean-going supply vessels. The yacht was launched in Ravenna, Italy, and was built to a design by Hydro Tec, with “contemporary styling” and “tense, angular lines” according to the yard, as well as large windows for taking in views of exotic locations. Burdisso Capponi, a studio also based in Ravenna, penned the modem interior, which is studded with artwork – including a three-storey sculpture by the central staircase – and features a custom 150-bottle wine cellar that acts as a divider between the guest areas and the owner’s cabin. “The RSY 38m EXP represents our first tangible experience of a totally…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

NGONI €45 MILLION The 58-metre sailing yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Carrswood Yachts with Fraser. Launched in 2017 by Dutch yard Royal Huisman, she was designed by Dubois Naval Architects. SEVEN SEAS €131 MILLION The 86-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale for the first time with Edmiston and Merle Wood & Associates. Delivered in 2010 by Oceanco, she has only been used privately. LUCKY ME €17.5 MILLION The 46.3-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale at IYC. Designed Inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski, she was built by Baglietto with delivery in 2017. She sleeps 11 guests. LA MASQUERADE €19.95 MILLION The 55-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Cecil Wright & Partners. Built by Amels to a design by Terence Disdale, she was delivered in 2003. She sleeps 10 guests. LIND €25 MILLION The 52.3-metre…