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Boat International July 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
editor’s letter

Like Eddie Jordan (page 73) I’ve been devouring The Last Dance on Netflix. I’m not a huge fan of basketball, but I can still appreciate that Michael Jordan was a stone-cold legend on the court. Unlike Eddie, however, I am not able to stop at a couple of episodes. Hello, 4am. The series is a good reminder that some of the best stories exist in the past. We’ve done a bit of reflecting ourselves lately and you can see the results on this month’s cover. Sometimes a very special superyacht is delivered and then disappears, glanced occasionally in some port or other, but otherwise firmly “off limits”, especially for coverage in a magazine. When, years later, the opportunity arises to shed some light on a legend, we haven’t always jumped…

3 min

Sir Ben Ainslie Sir Ben is one of the most successful sailors in history, winning medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996 onwards, including gold at the four Games between 2000 and 2012. He is now the team principal and skipper of Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK. Read his regular column on page 43. Your earliest boating memory? Sailing with my dad and sister in a small borrowed Topper dinghy in North Wales, when I was about five. I remember falling out of the boat and my dad laughing as he turned round to pick me up Your best-ever moment at sea? Crossing that finish line in London 2012 on the last race in front of home crowds in Weymouth And the hairiest moment? The 2004/5 Sydney to Hobart race on board Neville Crichton’s 30-metre…

2 min
modern classics

Yannis Sergakis Yannis Sergakis is dedicated to reintroducing traditional Greek techniques when working with gold and diamonds. When we pay a visit to his store, he always indulges us with his most recent exclusive one-off creations over a cup of mountain tea. yannissergakis.com Rodeo Gallery Sylvia Kouvali recently added to her portfolio of galleries in London and Athens with a new Rodeo Gallery outpost in Piraeus, just outside the capital. Housed in a former commercial warehouse, it will host shows, screenings, talks and performances. rodeo-gallery.com Dimitra Kolotoura and Mareva Grabowski launched Zeus + Dione in 2012 with a mission to revive traditional Greek methods and boost the local economy This is the ultimate foodie hangout, with bakers, butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers offering fresh produce and chefs cooking it for you on the spot. Eat surrounded…

1 min
wardrobe essential

It’s all about matchymatchy this season: models in co-ordinating tops and bottoms have been spotted on countless catwalks, including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Dior. Graphic prints and Cuban collar shirts (also known as camp collar) are also all the rage, so there’s hardly a better summer wardrobe investment than this set from Frescobol Carioca. Design aficionados will appreciate the chic Weave print, inspired by the work of contemporary Brazilian furniture designers like Gustavo Martini and Zanini de Zanine. Weave Print Camp Collar Shirt, £195, and swim shorts, £155, frescobolcarioca.com…

1 min
scents of italy

Milan-based fashion maverick JJ Martin has brought her vibrant La DoubleJ prints to Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo collection. The range includes candles and body products in the brand’s signature fragrances. Exactly when you’ll be able to cruise the Italian coast is still anyone’s guess, but these evocative scents will help to fill the void. From £37, acquadiparma.com STYLING: ANNA KNOTT. MODEL: PAUL KANE AT SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT. GROOMING: SADAF AHMAD. ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ALESSANDRO SAMBINI; HOWARD SOOLEY…

2 min
turbocharged tourbillon

There are collaborations aplenty between car marques and watch brands these days – but when did it all begin? The answer is way back in 1918 when a young Swiss watchmaker from Biel/Bienne called Georges Schaeren hit on the idea of creating timepieces that would serve as “members’ badges” among well-to-do car owners. Produced under Schaeren’s Mido dial name, the first examples were made around 1920. Aimed at wealthy Bugatti drivers, they had horseshoe-shaped cases based on the design of the cars’ radiator surround, waffle dials inspired by the mesh grilles and top-mounted winding crowns that emulated the radiator caps. Well, they do say that what goes around, comes around – and now, a century later, an all-new Bugatti watch has been launched to complement the limited-edition, 400km/h Chiron hypercar. In keeping with…