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Boat International November 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
editor’s letter

There’s always a bit of shoulder shrugging when it comes to the sailing superyacht market; like everyone’s at a loss to diagnose its issues. You’d think, in these days of environmental scrutiny, the market would be on fire, but in truth it’s a shadow of its former self, despite there being some outstanding yards out there. The days when sailing yachts accounted for 15 per cent of global superyacht production are long gone, it seems. But are they? Instead of adding to the malaise, we’ve decided to give the industry a boost by launching an event and inviting sailing’s leading figures to Monaco for a day of discussion. It’s called BOAT Live: Life Under Sail, named after our biannual supplement. If you want to learn more, head to boatint.com/lifeundersail. Sailing…

3 min

Cecile Gauert Cecile is the executive editor of BOAT International’s US edition. She admits she’s never really taken to sailing, but loves motor yachts – and particularly writing about their owners. For this issue, she interviewed Steven Green, owner of Dorothea III (page 84). What has impressed you about the owners you’ve spoken to? I’m amazed at how often successful people have told me they had a life plan and wrote out their goals. I can’t even plan dinner! Would you change anything about the superyacht industry? I would love for designers and owners to stop thinking of animal hides as luxury materials, and to use more eco-friendly alternatives What’s the most memorable experience you’ve ever had at sea? Diving at night in the Galápagos into a riot of bioluminescence that matched the starlit sky The biggest disaster to…

1 min
on the move

Feadship’s 72m Project Galina makes its way through the Dutch countryside after the yacht had its technical launch at the yard’s Aalsmeer facility. The yacht has now arrived at Kaag for outfitting and finishing ahead of delivery in early 2021. For now, Feadship is saying very little about the project, with even the design team remaining unknown. Another top secret Feadship project, hull No 1009, has also been spotted for the first time. The 95-metre yacht was captured leaving the construction shed and has now been moved to the yard’s Makkum facility for completion. feadship.nl P PH H O O T T O O G G R R A A P P H H Y Y : : COURTESY OF FEADSHIP Edited by Caroline White…

4 min
the rise of the refit

Business is booming for the global refit market. This increase is most apparent in the 70-metre-plus bracket, with the number of yachts undergoing refits increasing every year since 2010. In 2019 alone, 45 yachts over 70 metres are set to be refitted, an 18 per cent increase on the 38 reported in 2018. Superyacht shipyards are reacting by opening refit divisions and expanding their existing facilities. Royal Huisman acquired Holland Jachtbouw’s Amsterdam yard in May but its refit division, Huisfit, is already looking for another facility to keep up with demand. “In Amsterdam, we’re completely booked full at the moment,” says Huisfit sales manager Marc Jan Koperdraad. “Refits generally run for eight to 12 months, which means we are basically booked until March 2020.” Similarly, last year Feadship launched Feadship Refit &…

2 min
eye opener

Shemara was the original boat that rocked. Launched by JL Thornycroft in Portsmouth in 1938 and almost immediately requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service, her owners Sir Bernard and Lady Norah Docker more than made up for the absence when they got her back. The pair held legendary and eccentric parties on board through the 1950s, attended by heads of state, film stars and even Yorkshire miners. They were famously banned from swathes of the Côte d’Azur in 1958 because Lady Docker tore up a Monégasque flag, furious that her son had not been invited to the christening of Prince Albert. Luckily the yacht had more exotic climes on her itinerary, such as this Tahiti trip in 1959, when Belgian industrialist Maurice Solvay chartered Shemara for a round-the-world cruise.…

4 min

Glimpsing giants Two massive superyachts under construction in northern Europe have been revealed for the first time. Abeking & Rasmussen’s 118m known as Project 6507 (pictured) has passed the keel-laying milestone. Due for completion in 2021, 6507 will be the largest displacement motor yacht ever built by the German yard and will join the ranks of the largest yachts in the world. Elsewhere, Oceanco’s secretive 109m superyacht has been glimpsed arriving at the yard’s new Zwijndrecht facility to complete construction. abeking.com; oceancoyacht.com BOOK OF THE MONTH Contemporary Design Review opens a door into the world’s most spectacular interior design. This large-format compendium provides an aesthetic journey into the most fascinating houses and apartments, hotel concepts, garden art and even the 41m Baglietto yacht Hemilea. €80, teneues-books.com BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, 2…