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Boat International October 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

Judging this year’s World Superyacht Awards proved a little challenging. Usually our judges – all but two of whom are current or former superyacht owners – would personally inspect the majority of the nominated yachts, but with border restrictions, quarantine rules, last-minute flight cancellations and myriad other difficulties, it’s a minor miracle that any of this year’s nominees were seen at all. But I’m here to tell you that despite all this, the judges still managed to get on board more than half of this year’s entries, in order to run their discerning eye over the fit-out, or meet an owner in person, or interrogate a captain. These inspection reports play a critical role in the deliberations that follow, and they make the World Supeiyacht Awards unique. So to our…

4 min

Olivia Michel BOAT International digital writer Olivia splits her time between the UK and Switzerland. For this issue, she gives us the lowdown on top hotels belonging to superyacht owners (page 268). Where are you right now – and where would you rather be? I’m currently in the English countryside but I’ve been dreaming about Tuscany because I’m finally going to tick it off my bucket list this year and can’t wait Which hotels do you most rate? For a city break, it would be The Peninsula Hong Kong or, if you want to head into the jungle, visit the Datai Langkawi in Malaysia. And for that castaway feeling, book an overwater bungalow at Le Taha’a in French Polynesia If you set up your own hotel, what would it be like?…

1 min
on board

A new dawn Amels flagship Here Comes The Sun emerges from an extensive refit with fresh features and six extra metres A helipad, an enlarged beach club and spa and a seven-metre swimming pool are among the new features on board the Amels flagship Here Comes The Sun. The yacht has emerged from a major rebuild at Damen Yachting after undergoing a six-metre extension aft, bringing the yacht’s new length to 89 metres. The project, which was overseen by Azure Yacht Design, added two extra VIP suites with balconies to the bridge deck. The yacht also underwent a full respray and hull colour change. Damen Yachting project manager Sander Peeters described the relaunch as a “wonderful moment”, adding, “A rebuild of this scale and complexity has required a very dynamic approach and…

2 min
eye opener

They may be standard issue among modern superyacht crews, but you would have been hard-pressed to find a polo shirt or pair of shorts among the crew of this particular vessel. Pictured here in South Africa shortly before she was decommissioned in 1997, Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia was run by Royal Navy officers (always freshly starched), as well as a division of the Royal Marines and a Royal Marines band who accompanied the yacht on official trips – taking pomp and circumstance with them. Britannia was commissioned for Queen Elizabeth II and launched in 1953 at Scottish yard John Brown and Company (which also built the Lusitania, First World War battleship HMS Hood and famous Cunard liners including the Queen Mary). She was the second royal yacht named Britannia, following the…

3 min
october news

Catch up with BOAT International’s BOAT Briefing podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify for an exclusive interview with La Datcha’s captain Alistair Reid. boatint, com/podcast EVENT OCTOBER 12 TO 14 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition The NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is due to get underway in Las Vegas from October 12 to 14 with a packed programme, including sessions on aviation security and aircraft displays. nbaa.org/2021 Resilience revealed Equipped with a cobalt blue beach club, two swimming pools and a Turkish bath, the 65-metre ISA Classic superyacht Resilience has taken to the water. Named after humanity’s resilience in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the yacht was designed inside and out by Enrico Gobbi’s Team For Design. Elsewhere, Resilience features a cavernous i,4ooGT interior with six guest cabins and a seventh convertible cabin, isayachts.com Octopus…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

MARY A $19.5 MILLION The 47.1-metre Feadship has been listed for sale by Burgess. She was delivered in 2001 and has had several comprehensive refits. A classic John Munford interior sleeps 14 guests. SHAF $8.75 MILLION The 52.8-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale at Camper & Nicholsons International. The steel and aluminium CRN yacht was delivered in 1981 and had a refit in 2019. MONACO €5.9 MILLION The 37.9-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Edmiston. Built by Feadship in 1982, she was most recently refitted in 2016, including full paint, new gensets and engine rebuild. HANIKON €22.9 MILLION The 49.99-metre motor yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Cecil Wright & Partners with IYC. She was built by Feadship in 2004 and had a refit in 2017 that gave her a…