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Boat International October 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

I had an alarming conversation with a yacht owner based in the Galápagos as we were finishing up this issue. To be honest, I hadn’t thought much about the island group during the pandemic, but his words were unequivocal: they need help. Tourism is everything to the Galápagos – yachting tourism, especially. What was set to be a bumper year, with dozens of superyachts stopping by on their way to New Zealand for the America’s Cup, has turned into one of the worst years imaginable for the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Checking AIS as we were going to press, I saw just one solitary sailing yacht heading for the islands. The future of this exceptional marine environment is under threat, now more than ever as a vast fleet of long-line…

3 min

Ray Main Trained as an architectural photographer, Ray moved into lifestyle, food and travel in the 1990s. His work can be found in interiors/lifestyle publications, and in more than 100 books. He divides his time between London and southern India. For this issue, he shot IJE’s interiors (page 130). Best thing about IJE? When you’re on something that’s 108 metres long and has so much grace, space and pace, what’s not to like? Biggest challenge in shooting it? Getting the proportions right, and even in the southern Pacific there is still the weather to contend with. I really felt for the poor crew having to wipe down the whole boat after the shortest of showers The first place you’d go in IJE? Reine in Norway. I love where these new boats are capable of going, and then…

1 min
cosmic wonder

Little more than two years after presenting the project, Heesen Yachts has achieved a major milestone in the construction of its flagship, Project Cosmos. Four engines and two gearboxes have gone in and the superstructure has been lowered on to the 80-metre hull. With an aggressive speed goal (30 knots) for a yacht with a substantial volume (1,700 GT), weight had to be taken seriously, so the hull was weighed after welding. A barge then took it across a river where four cranes lifted it into the water before the superstructure was fastened on. It’s Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ largest fast-displacement hull yet and was built with a patented “backbone” to ensure sufficient stiffness. The launch is planned for 2021. heesenyachts.com…

1 min
eye opener

Growing up in 1950s New Jersey, the young author William H Miller loved to watch the great ocean liners coming and going from New York Harbor. The pastime sparked an ambition to undertake such a voyage himself. “I thought to myself: what would it be like to be on one of them, looking back at New York in the other direction?” Not long after, Miller got his chance, joining his grandmother on a cruise from New York to Europe in 1961. Recalling the trip, Miller says, “I was immediately bitten by the magic of standing on the deck of a moving ship.” The transatlantic voyage gave birth to a lifelong passion that would turn Miller into a veritable expert on the history of ocean liner cruising. The result is Sailing to…

3 min
october news

A faster Feadship The highly secretive Feadship superyacht Project 706 has hit the water. All aluminium with a reverse bow, the 49.5-metre custom project is expected to become one of the fastest Feadships on the water thanks to a high-performance water jet propulsion. Dutch design studio Trimm is involved in the project, but other details remain shrouded in mystery for now. feadship.nl CPN muscles up Sporting a “masculine” exterior with a “military flavour”, the 36.6-metre explorer K-584 built by Italian shipyard CPN has been unveiled. Recently delivered, the custom explorer was sold in June 2018 and designed by A. Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design. The “modern but cosy interior”, as described by the yard, was penned by Pierluigi Floris, and offers accommodation for 10 guests. Power comes from a pair of MAN D2868…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

RADIANCE €7.9 MILLION The 37-metre sailing yacht has been listed for sale at Fraser. Built in aluminium to a design by Dubois Naval Architects, she was delivered in 2010 and most recently refitted in 2019. NASHWAN $9.75 MILLION The 43-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Camper & Nicholsons International. The sixth hull in the Gulf Craft Majesty 135 series, she was delivered in 2015 and sleeps 12 guests. MOON GODDESS $2 MILLION The 35-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Camper & Nicholsons International. Built by Danish Yachts to a design by Espen Øino, she was delivered in 2006. LADY J J $8.25 MILLION The 34.14-metre motor yacht has been listed at Ocean Independence. She was built in GRP by Westport to a design by Jack Sarin and delivered in 2012 as…