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Boat International August 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

Luminosity has a sundeck crane that was designed to lower a Rolls-Royce Phantom from the very top of the boat, where it would sit on display, to a waiting landing craft deployed from the boat’s bowels. Why, you may well ask, wouldn’t you simply put the Phantom inside on a lower deck so it can roll straight onto the landing craft, especially as you’ve got almost 6,000 gross tonnes to play with? Well, that’s missing the point a little – you can’t sip a cocktail in the sun and check out your new Roller if it’s in some garage down below. This is a boat that takes the concept of “no compromise” and straps a few Saturn V rockets to it. Examples abound: head heights in some areas reach three…

3 min

Emma Love Emma is a London-based freelance journalist, specialising in travel and design. She contributes to Condé Nast Traveller and Elle Decoration. For this issue, she explores Panama (page 152). Did Panama offer any surprises? Yes, I was struck by how friendly everyone was, from fishermen in tiny off-grid beach spots to chefs who recommended brilliant restaurants in Casco Viejo, Panama City’s old town Best trip you’ve been on? Last year I was in Bhutan and stayed at three of the new Six Senses lodges. Everything was unforgettable – from an early- morning meditation session with one of the country’s chief lamas to learning about the spiritual beliefs of the people and climbing up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery If you could sail anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would love to island-hop around…

1 min
on board

Straight down Lürssen’s edgy, Øino-penned Project 1601 hits the water Lürssen’s ultra-private 90-metre Project 1601 has been glimpsed for the first time. The Espen Øino design was rolled down the slipway for her technical launch, with the completed hull and superstructure on display. Lürssen says the exterior will be “dominated by [flat] surfaces, straight lines and angular corners”. The interior, meanwhile, will be penned by Dölker + Voges. The project will continue construction and is not expected to be seen again until next year. lurssen.com…

1 min
eye opener

Passers-by might have been surprised to see a Polynesian-style catamaran bobbing against the dock in Falmouth, UK in 1955. It was the creation of boatbuilder and designer James Wharram, pictured on board, who was trying to win an academic bet and redeem a legacy. In 1947, Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to French Polynesia on a traditional Peruvian wood raft called Kon-Tiki. The aim? To prove ancient South Americans could have made the journey using such vessels, suggesting – along with cultural similarities – that the ancestors of the islanders came from South America. Wharram disagreed. As a teenager he had read The Voyage of the Kaimiloa by Éric de Bisschop, who had sailed an 11.5-metre Polynesian-inspired double canoe across the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans to Toulon. The successful…

3 min

ROMAN LEGIONS Several Italian-built superyachts have hit the water as the nation’s shipyards open up post-lockdown. Rossinavi launched its 48.8m fast displacement yacht Project Vector 50 in Viareggio and the 52m yacht Florentia during a private ceremony at its Pisa facility. Commissioned by an American client in 2018, Vector 50 was designed inside and out by Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design. She features a plumb bow and dynamic looks inspired by a coupé sports car. Florentia, meanwhile, has exterior styling by Giorgio & Stefano Vafiadis that the yard has described as “romantic, sinuous and elegant” and interior design by Carlo Colombo and A++ design studio. Next up, Admiral launched the 55 m yacht Geco at Marina di Carrara. Sold in October 2018 and built in aluminium, the yacht sports a modern profile, huge…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

KARIANNA €25 MILLION The 54m motor yacht has been listed for sale at Ocean Independence. Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Benetti, she was delivered in 2016 and has always been privately used. SUN €6.85 MILLION The 35m motor yacht has been listed for sale by TWW Yachts in Monaco. Built in GRP by Italian yard Arcadia Yachts to a design by Francesco Guida, she was delivered in 2012. TURQUOISE $18.5 MILLION The 55.4m motor yacht has been listed for sale at FGI Yacht Group. She was built by Turkey’s Turquoise Yachts in 2011 and had an interior refit in 2014 with H2 Yacht Design. ZENJI $18.9 MILLION The 56m sailing yacht has been listed for sale by Edmiston & Company. She was built by Perini Navi to a Ron Holland design and delivered in 2004 with a full…