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Boat International February 2020

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

Imagine dispatching a $20 million asset into debris-strewn waters and doing so after your insurance company had declared: “No way will we cover you.” There was no shortage of superyacht owners willing to take this risk last September, after it became clear just how badly the Northern Bahamas had been hit by Hurricane Dorian. Some yachts steamed straight to the affected area, and others, like 50-metre Hospitality, raced back to Fort Lauderdale to gather essential supplies such as generators, medicines and even nappies. I’m really pleased I got the chance to sit with the owner and crew of the boat for our story on page 80. Despite the emergency assistance rendered, all are agreed the job is far from done. The best way you can help is to go there.…

3 min

Anne de Courcy Anne has spent most of her working life in newspapers, notably the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail, but she has also published 14 non-fiction books, mostly biographies and social histories. She lives in London and Gloucestershire. For this issue, Anne looks at some of the greatest yacht-based love stories (page 105). In your research for this feature, what intrigued you most? The speed with which Aristotle Onassis dumped Lee Radziwill for her sister Jackie Kennedy when he must have known the two would compare notes What is it about the sea that inspires romance? A feeling of irresponsibility at being away from daily life, coupled with the fact that there are few other distractions What’s the most memorable thing any interviewee has said to you? “I used to keep poppers [alkyl nitrates] in…

3 min
exploring the explorers

Explorers are a special species. Martin Francis, who developed “the mother of all explorers” – the 59.2-metre Schweers yacht Senses – sets out a reasonable definition of the breed. “A good hull and a decent range are two important parameters,” he says. “The launch system for the tenders has to be robust and reliable with a two-point lift – and a high freeboard is certainly not wrong.” It’s easy to see how such yachts appeal to adventurous younger owners, but despite being so conspicuous and en vogue, their prominence may have been overinflated of late. Of the 807 yachts in BOAT International’s 2020 Global Order Book, just 58 – or 7.2 per cent – are classified as explorers. The now prevalent explorer trend can be traced back to 2011, when there were…

2 min
eye opener

The late photographer Terry O’Neill had a way with people. By all accounts he got to know his subjects well, and one of the many stars he befriended was British actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Sellers invited him to shoot his 1964 wedding to his second wife, Britt Ekland, but it turned out to be a humbling moment for the photographer. “I was so happy with the photos that I rushed home to get my film ready for the developer. I opened the camera and… no film. That was the first time that has ever happened to me – and the last.” O’Neill had fallen into the world of photography. Born near London to Irish parents, he was briefly headed for the priesthood, but the inquisitive young man’s dream was really…

6 min

Orca inspiration A killer whale-inspired 65m ice-classed explorer concept has been revealed by Rosetti Superyachts. Penned by Meccano Engineering, Project Orca features a “robust” profile with “bold superstructure styling”, the yard says, including a radar mast designed to resemble a dorsal fin. The 1,300GT interior accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, as well as a crew of 12. Adventure ready, Project Orca features a touch-and-go helipad on the main deck aft, alongside deck storage for two tenders, jet skis and a submarine, with cranes at port and starboard. Other deck configurations can include an infinity pool, a heli hangar or a raised helipad with a pool or lounge beneath. Project Orca has a transatlantic range of 5,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. rosettisuperyachts.it Australia open for business Foreign-owned superyachts will soon be able…

2 min
explorer awards

The Yacht Club de Monaco’s illustrious annual Explorer Awards will recognise the world’s most environmentally innovative superyachts when they are handed out in March. Due to take place as part of Monaco Ocean Week from 23 to 28 March, the second Explorer Awards will celebrate the yachts and owners that have demonstrated a clear commitment to marine sustainability. The awards ceremony will begin at 7pm and comprise four categories: Adventure and Environmental Ethics; Mediation and Science; Coup de Coeur; and Technology and Innovation. A panel of experts including South African explorer Mike Horn will pick the winners from the pool of nominated yachts according to strict criteria, taking into account any scientifically beneficial explorations undertaken, expeditions that have connected with far-reaching audiences, and actions taken by the owner and crew to preserve the…