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Boat International January 2019

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

Stopping off at a spa, fresh from your superyacht, might feel a little like ordering a takeaway when you have just hired a personal chef, but don’t be fooled. As one seasoned yacht owner told me, “My annual spa visit keeps me sane – it’s the only time all year when I don’t have to think about entertaining anyone, when I can focus entirely on myself.” Said owner opts for a digital detox in the mountains but the options are endless, as our annual spa guide illustrates (see page 269). Treating yourself seems to be something of a theme this issue, as evidenced in Beyond Luxury – where we showcase 80 pages of pure craftsmanship. Most of those profiled do not hail from the yacht industry, but it is striking…

3 min

Kate is one of the world’s most sought-after fashion and beauty photographers. This month, she checked into Brown’s Hotel in London to shoot a selection of exquisite jewellery, starting on page 244. What was the standout piece for you on the shoot? The Graff necklace was incredible. It was very modern, a real statement piece. You want to be that girl What is your favourite subject to photograph? I love finding beauty in all sorts of things. I shoot fashion and beauty, but nothing beats lying on deck looking at the shape of a full sail Where do you find inspiration? Travelling. This magical planet we are so lucky to live on needs to be respected and protected What are you most looking forward to right now? Sailing. No engines. Just nature. The sea, the sun, the wind…

1 min
814 unboxed

Five years in the making, Feadship’s 93-metre Project 814 has finally seen the light of day. The freshly launched yacht sports exteriors by Michael Leach Design, while the Dutch yard likened the Reymond Langton interiors to “a beautiful and contemporary jewellery box”. Feadship has revealed that Project 814’s extraordinary features include a two-deck IMAX cinema. Throw in a fully certified helipad and facilities for golf, basketball, volleyball and football, and it certainly does seem that Project 814 hides some rare treasures. feadship.nl This month : Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose, exploring Earth’s final frontier, the latest concepts and party time at Fort Lauderdale…

2 min
eye opener

It flew just once, for one mile at an altitude of 21 metres, was way over budget and too late for the war it was built for, but the Hughes H-4 Hercules remains one of the most famous contraptions in aviation history. Nicknamed the Spruce Goose, a moniker its co-creator Howard Hughes abhorred, the flying boat was six times the size of any aircraft flying in the 1940s, with a 98-metre wingspan (still the largest ever). It had eight engines. Hughes may be the figure most associated with this aircraft, but the man who dreamed it up was industrialist and shipbuilder Henry Kaiser. In 1941, German U-boats were sinking record numbers of Allied ships – the US government needed a plane that could cross the Atlantic with a massive payload. Kaiser…

2 min

“This project allows us to finally explore the last frontier on Earth” Into the deep It has been said that we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the depths of the oceans. But the Five Deeps Expedition will attempt to change that by diving to the deepest points of the Arctic, Indian, Southern, Atlantic and Pacific oceans between December 2018 and August 2019. It’s a collaboration between explorer Victor Vescovo, EYOS Expeditions and Triton Submarines, aimed at scientific research and funded by Vescovo’s marine tech company Caladan Oceanic. Triton has designed a two-person submersible called Limiting Factor specifically for the mission, which will be transported and deployed by the expedition’s refitted 68m yacht Pressure Drop . Vescovo will pilot the sub while EYOS, led by Rob McCullum, will…

3 min
the drawing board

QUANTUM Clients opting for Ken Freivokh’s new 77m four-deck superyacht concept will be spoilt for cooling-off choices as it has two swimming pools on board. Recently revealed by Turquoise Yachts, the concept, Quantum, is described by the Turkish yard as “a quantum leap from any other previous Turquoise yacht”. A freshwater pool is on the main deck and a saltwater one on the lower deck: the latter doubles as a drive-in tender bay, while the bottom of the 7m freshwater pool is a hexagonal glass grid, providing the beach club below with plenty of light. turquoiseyachts.com Project Stealth The secretive 46m military-inspired concept Project Stealth comes from the boards of new British studio Peter Bolke Design. Bolke used the appearance of stealth bombers to inform his design, which resulted in “a pretty serious…