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Boat International September 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Boat International Media
Frequency:
Monthly
R 98,60
R 876,46
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

As we prepared to send this issue to the printers, our production editor said to me: “Are you sure you want to declare that ‘Monaco is Back!’ so confidently on the cover?” I’m hoping to roll a seven on that prediction. It’s become clear that our industry can survive – and even prosper – in the absence of boat shows, as the record-breaking performance of the brokerage market over the last 12 months has proven, but, speaking personally, I am aching for some human interaction that’s not screen-based, so I’m winging my prayers upwards in the hope the show goes ahead unaffected. It’s quite natural to have the opposite instinct, too: to want to get the hell out of Dodge. I loved reading about the adventures of Odyssea in this…

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4 min
contributors

Sisse Brimberg Sisse is an award-winning fine art, documentary and adventure photographer whose work has been published in numerous magazines worldwide, including National Geographic. For the past 15 years, she has worked extensively in the polar regions. Her work appears in our expedition photography feature on page 140 of this issue. If you could photograph anything in the world, what would it be? I so much want to go back to Baja California to photograph grey whales. Last time I got to touch the head of a calf that was swimming right next to our skiff. It was like a bond of trust between us, and the experience was beyond words What would be your dream sailing voyage, and which figure from history would you go with? I would return to the Southern Ocean, and…

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1 min
lürssen leviathans

Revealing the latest news, trends and tech One of the largest superyachts under construction, Lürssen’s 122-metre Project Jag, has hit the water. Set to be the owner’s third Lürssen, Project Jag’s “sleek and elegant” exterior was penned by Nuvolari Lenard, while Reymond Langton’s interior is described as a “beautiful, bespoke homage to the owner’s lifestyle” by the yard. When complete, Project Jag will pack on a helipad, beauty salon, spa, sauna, swimming pool, cinema, gym and lift to whisk guests between decks. Lürssen has also launched the 115-metre “family focused” superyacht Project Enzo. The 5,000GT yacht is studded with spectacular facilities, including an extra-large gym and wellness area. Also designed by Nuvolari Lenard, Project Enzo was commissioned by a repeat Lürssen client. lurssen.com…

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2 min
eye opener

Hans and Lotte Hass were the dynamic duo of 20th-century scuba. Bom in 1919 in Vienna, Hans was diverted from a law degree after a chance meeting with American diver, pilot, author and Hemingway-esque action man Guy Gilpatric, during which the pair hunted and photographed underwater on the French Riviera. Hass switched his studies to zoology and embarked on a sub-aquatic research and film career that would include pioneering the kind of back-mounted rebreathers still used to this day. His early films included 1947 Menschen unter Haien (People among Sharks) which included, literally explosively, dynamite fishing. He went on to film documentaries for the BBC among others, and received first prize at the 1951 Venice Film Festival for his debut feature film, Under the Red Sea. Lotte Hass arrived on the…

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6 min
september news

BOAT BRIEFING Catch up on BOAT Internationals BOAT Briefing podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify for an exclusive interview with Artefact’s captain, Aaron Clark, boatint.com/podcast Somnio awakes Complete with a 10,000-bottle wine cellar and the amenities of the “world’s finest hotels”, Winch Design’s 222-metre private residence yacht project Somnio (Latin for “dream”) has been revealed. Penned in collaboration with Tillberg Design of Sweden over a design phase of 18 months, the vessel carries a price tag of £500 million and will begin construction at Norwegian yard Vard for a slated 2024 launch. Thirty-nine apartments will be available to buy at a starting price of €9.5 million, and will be customisable to include a kitchen, gym and library. Somnio will also boast “world-class medical care” and “advanced onboard equipment” to facilitate scientific research of the…

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2 min
iicii captains’ club spotlight

CAPTAIN: CHRISTOPHER WALSH YACHT: Archimedes LOA: 67.75 m BUILDER: Feadship CURRENT LOCATION: Palma, Mallorca How did you become a captain? I am the seventh generation of seafarers in my family, and I was always drawn to the ocean. I spent a long period doing crossings and deliveries, and working on tugboats, ferries and even running a former presidential yacht. I then had a chance meeting with a local man and after helping him find a motor yacht, he asked me to run it. Twenty-nine years later I am still working with the same family. What would you be doing if you weren’t a captain? I’d probably be a marine engineer or building or repairing boats. Favourite cruising destination? The High Arctic, which we visited in 2004 and 2017. It was the most challenging destination I have visited. Every day felt…

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