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Boat International April 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

In a few months’ time, we will host our second Ocean Talks event, in partnership with the Ocean Family Foundation and the Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute, in central London. The aim is to connect the superyacht industry with the world of marine science and thus accelerate change. But this year, we want to take it a step further. The world does not need another conservation conference, after all, unless it has a point of difference. We have identified a number of scientists who need access to yachts, and we are appealing to those with that access – owners, designers, brokers, captains, builders (you, in other words) – to help. On page 106 we pinpoint four pioneering scientific projects that aim to improve the health of the ocean and…

3 min

Angela Audretsch Angela stumbled into nautical writing a decade ago and has been doing it ever since. A Canadian in London, she has chased superyachts, stories and champagne from Oman to Monaco, and is fascinated by how the industry is evolving. Read her guide to bringing your pets on board on page 148. What are the strangest animals that owners bring on board? The Big Blue’s bearded dragon is the most unusual pet I’ve known to set sail. I’ve heard plenty of rumours of exotic stowaways too – snakes, parrots, even big cats Which destinations are the most pet friendly? The Med is fantastic. Once you have your pet passport, you are pretty much free to roam What’s the biggest issue pet owners face on board? Potty training can be tricky and for larger dogs, walkies in…

1 min
small packages

To get the biggest superyachts just right, you have to start small. That’s why a 3.7m radio-controlled scale model took to the water at Southampton’s Wolfson Unit; it was the start of tank-testing on Heesen’s 80m Project Cosmos. The yard’s in-build flagship will end up with a helipad-cum-open-air cinema in the bow, a glass-bottom pool and a vast beach club with fold-down platforms. heesenyachts.com This month : Velsheda’s rivals are circling, Sir Ben Ainslie on winning young hearts and minds, and the best wakeboards and waterskis…

3 min
a win for sport yachts

An influx of young wealth into the sport yacht market has led to a resurgence of this sector. These slick, fast boats took the worst hit of any yacht type during the global financial crisis, when brokers reported that those taking their first steps into yachting were retreating – or the finance they required to pay for their boats dried up. But a total of 56 projects have been recorded in 2019’s Global Order Book, a significant year-on-year increase from the 39 last year. Many new sport models will debut this year, including the Azimut Grande S10, Otam’s 85 GTS and the Mazu 82. Pershing launched its new flagship, the 140, in February and has a second hull under way. “There is a generation of new buyers – young money, self-made…

2 min
eye opener

In February, the fashion world mourned the passing of one of its most prolific creative forces, Karl Lagerfeld. Born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt (he later dropped the “t” to make his name sound “more commercial”) in Hamburg, West Germany, he won a design competition in 1955 that landed him a job as Pierre Balmain’s assistant. He then moved on to the atelier of Parisian couturier Jean Patou, worked as a freelance designer for Chloé and Curiel, and in 1965 he began his work for Fendi – an artistic collaboration that continued until his death. Lagerfeld’s most famous association, however, started in the early 1980s, when Chanel chairman Alain Wertheimer approached him to design for the house, which at the time was struggling to attract a younger clientele. Lagerfeld was able to delve…

1 min

NATURAL BEAUTY The six-piece Frequency Collection by California artist Kelly Wearstler for Georg Jensen is inspired by the wind, water and light of the US West Coast. These primal forces are distilled into candleholders, display bowls and vases made from folded stainless steel. georgjensen.com 78 knots top speed of Technohull’s new 13.8m Omega 45 RIB Dream team delivers Oceanco’s new 90m designed by Øino and Disdale hits the water Oceanco’s classic-lined 90m DreAMBoat (above) has launched at the Dutch yard. The mammoth yacht was designed by a team of superyacht heavyweights, with Espen Øino responsible for exteriors and Terence Disdale the interiors. She has two spa pools and accommodates 23 guests in a 2,950GT interior decorated in natural woods, semi-precious stones, leather and mother-of-pearl, with limestone floors. Due for delivery before the summer, DreAMBoat is the 33rd yacht…