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Boat International June 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

1 min
editors’ letter

There is currently a lot of noise around ocean health. And while this particular noise is well meaning, and often a force for good, it can also be a little overwhelming. Is it plastics, acidification or overfishing that does the most harm to the ocean? Is the solution to the plastic problem one of culture, recycling or lobbying? Should we try to save coral reefs or cod? And so on. It is our view at BOAT International that we need to quieten the noise, harness what we do best and focus on the impact that we can control. That is why our annual Oceans Issue focuses on storytelling: a celebration of the bold individuals and organisations creating solutions on the front line of ocean health. This year’s stories range from…

3 min

Simon Ward Simon joined BOAT International as production editor in 2018 after six years at Wired magazine. To help him get up to speed on the superyacht lifestyle, he was dispatched to Hôtel Casadelmar in Corsica to sample its Espa spa and two-Michelin-starred restaurant ( page 167 ). What was your favourite part of the Corsica trip? Just tuning in to its relaxed pace of life. Sitting in Casadelmar’s herb-scented gardens with a sundowner after a spa afternoon is the definition of relaxation Tell us about a great place you’ve been to by the water Mirissa on Sri Lanka’s south coast has everything: friendly people, gorgeous food, great accommodation and astounding wildlife. We spotted blue whales, dolphin pods and green turtles hatching on the beach, all in the same afternoon Are you planning any other trips? We’re…

1 min
limited access

Amels has given us a first glimpse of its 62.4-metre Limited Editions 206 currently in build. Based on the yard’s platform for the Limited Editions 199, the highly anticipated 206 retains the signature details of Tim Heywood’s original design, including large circular portholes, gull-wing doors and a “scimitar bow”, according to the yard. Despite this, Heywood promises a “boat full of details, little surprises, little differences”. The yacht has already begun outfitting inside one of Amels’ building bays and is on schedule for a spring 2020 delivery. amels-holland.com…

3 min
a big ask

Inflated asking prices have been blamed for the sluggish sales results in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 – but there is a silver lining to this particular cloud. Just 89 sales were recorded, a significant drop from the 112 in Q1 2018, and the lowest figure since 2016. March was particularly lethargic, with 28 sales, down from 42 in March 2018. Industry figures were quick to link the slower brokerage sales to asking prices, particularly in the 35-metre to 45-metre market. Cromwell Littlejohn, Northrop & Johnson’s commercial director, says: “We’ve got several clients making offers, but it seems a number of boats are overpriced and the owners aren’t budging.” Fraser sales broker Maarten Ten Holter agrees, describing many asking prices as “way too high”. But the lack of leeway in second-hand…

1 min
eye opener

Born on a remote atoll in French Polynesia’s Tuamotus, Titouan Bernicot was dominated by the ocean that surrounded him from an early age. His parents ran a pearl farm and he spent his formative years surfing and diving the South Pacific’s turquoise lagoons and sprawling coral reefs. As he reached adolescence, however, he began to notice this natural playground disappearing around him as coral bleaching and pollution damaged the reefs. Determined to make a difference, he encouraged a group of teenage friends to take matters into their own hands and launch Coral Gardeners, an NGO aiming to protect the future of Tahiti’s coral reefs. Created in 2017, Coral Gardeners is now helping to save reefs by raising awareness in schools and events around the world and by replanting coral into damaged…

6 min

EVENT 12 JUNE 2019 LONDON Ocean Talks Held at the Royal Geographical Society, the second annual Ocean Talks will bring together inspirational experts from around the world to discuss what the yachting community can do to help ocean conservation. Highlights will include the unveiling of advanced explorer yacht Alucia²; Dr Mark Spalding speaking on the state of our oceans; and a panel on plastics with record-breaking sailor Dee Caffari. Ocean Talks also seeks to match research scientists with yacht owners able to host them or their scientific equipment on board. To find out more, and to register your interest in attending, visit ocean-talks.com #OceanTalks Madsummer rises Lürssen’s mammoth 95m creation previously known as Project Fiji has hit the water. Now named Madsummer , the steel and aluminium yacht ( left ) features exterior lines by Harrison…