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Boat International June 2021

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

My favourite category in our annual Ocean Awards, the winners of which are revealed on page 98 of this issue, is the Local Hero Award. I find the nominees’ stories so inspiring because they show what an individual can achieve in the cause of ocean conservation. Sometimes the issues facing our oceans seem so immense that it’s quite natural to throw up your hands and say, “Well, what can I do?” On that score, our Local Heroes prove that micro actions can have macro impacts. A shout-out, too, to the winner of the Public Awareness Award, the Netflix film My Octopus Teacher. I’ve never been so gripped by a cephalopod before. It can take a solid 30 minutes of scrolling before I settle on something to watch on Netflix, but…

3 min

Jake Sugden A former naval officer, Jake trained as a documentary photographer and is now one of the UK’s leading aerial photographers. He has documented the refurbishments of Shemara, Alicia and now, for this issue, Marala (page 136). What’s your most memorable at-sea experience? Breaking through the ice at the North Pole in a nuclear submarine – made all the more memorable by my father capturing a photo of it from a reconnaissance aircraft The most remarkable image you’ve ever shot? While working on a documentary project for the RNLI on the River Thames I captured images of the dramatic rescue of a woman throwing herself off Waterloo Bridge. When I came to edit the images I found a shot of her from earlier on, among the commuters, peering over the railings into the murky…

1 min
a drop in the ocean

Revealing the latest news, trends and tech This innovative superyacht design feature allows guests to descend through the water from their yacht for a submerged viewing experience. Designed by Gresham Yacht Design, the Hydrosphere concept drops down from the hull, replicating the experience of diving in a submersible but without leaving the yacht. It is fitted with lighting to illuminate the water below and can be used at any time, even when the yacht is travelling under way at a maximum of two knots. When out of use, it retracts into the hull and is protected by an external hatch. The Hydrosphere can seat seven guests and is ready for deployment in just “minutes”, according to studio founder Steve Gresham. greshamyachtdesign.com…

1 min
eye opener

It was late in the Arctic summer. The sun would soon disappear until the following spring, with the ocean’s only source of light the silver sheen from the moon. Diver and photographer Todd Thimios could feel the cuts of a freezing gale through his hood, thick wetsuit and gloves. It would soon be too dangerous to dive. He was about to turn in for the day when suddenly a pod of killer whales broke the ocean’s surface. The orcas appeared playful as they rode the swells, the bulls on the outer perimeter and females closer to the centre, minding their young. Thimios watched the pod for a while and when the whales appeared comfortable with the boat and humans on deck observing them, he quietly slipped into the water just 200…

4 min

Heesen with a classic twist Heesen has launched the 50-metre aluminium superyacht Project Altea, which is on track for delivery in time for the summer season. Its exterior design has been penned by Omega Architects, while the Cristiano Gatto-designed interior has been described as “like the interior of a classic Bendey or Aston Martin” by executive commercial officer Mark Cavendish. heesenyachts.com Atlantys offers support Yachts can head off the beaten track with less stress, thanks to a new agency serving mid-Atlantic destinations. Atlantys will operate in Madeira, the Azores (pictured). Cape Verde and the Portuguese mainland. Support will include marina reservations, customs clearance, chandlery, fuel bunkering and concierge services. The enterprise is an offshoot of charter and services company Navex. atlantys.eu Ferretti builds big Commissioned by a French owner, the first 30-metre Ferretti 1000 supeiyacht…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

LADY MICHELLE $19.5 MILLION The 55-metre motor yacht has been jointly listed for sale at IYC with 1 Ocean Yachts. Lloyd’s classed and MCA compliant, she was built by Italian yard Benetti and delivered in 2003. FELIX €38.5 MILLION The 70.4-metre yacht has baan listad for sale by Fraser. Built by Jadewerft and DNV classed, she was built in 1969 as a research vessel and converted to a luxury yacht in 2007. PRIVATE GG €5.7 MILLION The 27.3-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Y.CO. Built in composite by Italian yard Wally, she was delivered in 2018 as the fifth hull in its Wallyace 27 series of motor yachts. MIRGAB VI €25 MILLION The 48.7-metre motor yaclr has been listed for sale by Fraser. Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Hakvoort to a design by Diana Yacht…