ZINIO logo

Boat International August 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Boat International Media
R 98,60
R 876,46
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editors’ letters

There are two words that have pervaded my waking and sleeping hours for the last month: Ocean Talks. Our inaugural event, which took place in early June at the Royal Geographical Society in central London (see page 125), had a very clear goal – to bring together the superyachting and ocean conservation communities. If these two worlds can work more closely together, we believe, the sea will be a much healthier, happier place. The talks and exhibitors were as inspiring as they were enlightening and, if you can judge an event by turnout, it was, thankfully, a success. Our hope is that the connections that were formed there will grow stronger and that their shared success will be bigger than if going it alone. Meanwhile, the Med season is fully…

2 min

Zöe Dickens Zöe is Boat International’s online lifestyle editor. This month she travels to Greece on board 36m Can’t Remember to explore the Cyclades islands (page 204). What was cruising in tandem like? Incredibly fun – it allows for a real group vibe and we spent the entire trip yacht hopping What was the highlight of your trip to Greece? Having an impromptu barbecue on a deserted beach Your favourite stop? Delos – it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and completely fascinating Where are you off to next? I’ll be spending some time away from the ocean in Granada, Spain Danielle for Danielle has been a health and beauty journalist for over a decade and is currently at Net-A-Porter. She is also a holistic nutritionist. Read her guide to beating jet lag on page 90. What is the worst symptom? Lacklustre skin from…

1 min
watch this space

Proving that big can mean beautiful in superyacht design, Andy Waugh has penned the graceful 175 metre concept Acionna. With vast interior space over eight decks, Waugh predicts that Acionna could accommodate almost any desired feature, from a full-size squash court – undoubtedly a nod to the padel tennis court on Aviva – to a helicopter hangar or 20 metre indoor pool. Equally expansive deck spaces, including a main aft deck with a U-shaped pool cascading into two waterfalls, balance the profile. The yacht, says Waugh, “challenge[s] many of the preconceptions about larger yachts. Her styling is a feast for the eyes from every angle, exaggerated by her elegant proportions and sheer scale”. andywaugh.co.uk This month : welcome winds at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Barcelona puts on a show plus…

2 min
slow is the new fast

The fertile semi-custom market is bearing fruit. In the 30-40m bracket, no fewer than 34 new or renewed semi-custom series will debut this year, and in most size ranges the number of semi-custom builds snowballs year-on-year. But the character of the semi-custom superyacht industry is evolving too. Stefano de Vivo, chief commercial officer of Ferretti Group, says one of the major changes in the 24-40m semi-custom market in the last five to 10 years has been “the birth of a new segment: slow planing boats”, where before there had been only fast planing, slow displacement and semi-displacement. The driver, he says, is “people who are not sure if they’re ready to displace – to go slow”. So now they can dip a toe in, with lower fuel consumption than a traditional…

1 min
eye opener

The love boat Paul Newman was not known for his yachting exploits, but he enjoyed puttering about on boats. Playwright AE Hotchner described, in Paul and Me, a book he wrote about his 53-year friendship with the actor, the first boat they had together, an old wooden fishing boat that came with a slip at Westport Marina near where they lived. “Emblazoned on the crumbling bow of our boat was its name, Caca de Toro.” Despite its unfortunate name, to Newman the near-wreck was a classic and he only agreed to replace it – with a second-hand Boston Whaler they called Caca II – after the boat’s small outboard fell off. That was typical Newman. “He was simple and direct and honest and off-centre and mischievous,” Hotchner wrote. In this 1960s photo,…

1 min

Feadship goes to great lengths Project 1007 emerges as the Dutch yard’s new 110m, feature-laden flagship t 110m, the freshly launched Project A 1007 is both the largest Feadship ever to hit the water and, jointly with Jubilee, the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Predictably for such a grand project, details are secret, but we do know she features in-house naval architecture by De Voogt and is styled inside and out by Michael Leach Design in collaboration with the owner’s personal New York decorator Brian McCarthy, who Architectural Digest describes as being “known for eclectic, tailored, and warmly inviting rooms with an emphasis on lush wall treatments, fabrics, and furniture”. The striking exterior features a dramatic architectural curve that links the main deck with the upper deck and which makes extensive…