Boat International November 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
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

You’d think after so many years of slogging round boat shows that my preparations would be reflexive, burned into my muscle memory. Clearly Covid-19 has atrophied my brain because not only did I forget my toothbrush when heading to the South of France for the World Superyacht Awards and Cannes Yachting Festival, but also I failed to pack enough socks. This is despite taking the world’s biggest suitcase and sweeping half of everything I own into it in a mad panic. This, surely, is why you buy a superyacht – so you can maintain multiple wardrobes and never wind up washing socks in a sink. Or maybe you should just be better prepared than I was, which is the central lesson I took away from all our refit content this…

3 min

Elaine Bunting Elaine has sailed since she was five years old and been a marine journalist for more than 30 years. She has covered everything from the latest launches to round-the-world races and ocean records, and loves boats of any kind, be it a coracle or a superyacht. For this issue, she takes a close look at the new Swan 125 Skorpios (page 116). What impressed you most about Skorpios? Most of all, the vision and ambition behind it. For a semicustom series builder to produce a one-off this complex and extreme is hugely daring and impressive What sailing innovation do you wish some genius would hurry up and invent? Being able to manoeuvre a yacht automatically into a dock or marina, like parking a car. That would be a game-changer. I am sure it…

1 min
form and function

Revealing the latest news, trends and tech With a helideck that doubles as a party space and a lounge that can be turned into a snug, multimedia room or cinema, multifunctionality is at the core of Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer 60. Its exterior was penned by Azure Yacht Design, while H2 Yacht Design took charge of its “simple and clean” interior. “The functionality of an explorer yacht is quite different from that of a yacht used in the Med,” says H2’s design director Jonny Horsfield. “It’s less about entertaining and sitting around, and more about being on the move and living on the boat.” As well as multifunctional spaces, other expedition-focused touches include an abundance of shelving so that owners can display mementos from their travels, and neutral colours to allow the eye…

1 min
eye opener

After spending 18 months on the shelf thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, No Time to Die is perhaps the most hotly anticipated James Bond film to date. It’s finally showing in cinemas around the world – and Bond has bagged himself a suitably stylish boat for the occasion. Images shared before the film’s release revealed that the British spy would once again be taking to the sea, this time on board a modern classic Spirit 46 sailing yacht (pictured). The famously patriotic British spy would no doubt appreciate that the boat was crafted in the country he serves. All Spirit yachts are custom-designed in Suffolk, and the Spirit 46 showcases long overhangs, flush decks and is capable of 18 knots under sail. The yard was also behind 33.9 metre Geist, which…

5 min

A Heesen hat-trick A bustling period of activity at Heesen has seen the Dutch yard announce the sales of two 50-metre superyachts and reveal a new 55-metre project. Designed by Clifford Denn for extended cruising, the 50-metre Project Aura was sold to an American buyer by Fraser and is scheduled for delivery in April 2022. The 50-metre all-aluminium superyacht Project Sapphire, meanwhile, has been sold to serial Heesen owners Bob and Amy Book and will be named Book Ends. Designed by Omega Architects, Book Ends will feature a “refined and elegant” interior by Cristiano Gatto and is due for delivery in summer 2022. The yard also revealed that construction is underway on the 55-mere Steel Class superyacht Project Apollo, the first of its series to sport a revised design. Started on spec, Project…

1 min
spotlight: new to the market

CLOUD 9 €59 MILLION The 61.5-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale by Burgess. Built In steel by Sanlorenzo, she was delivered In spring this year as the first 62 Steel model from the yard. SEAKID €10 MILLION The 44.2-metre motor yacht has been listed for sale at Yachting Partners International. Built in aluminium by Baglietto, she was delivered in 2007 as a Baglietto 44 Fast model. AZTECA €65 MILLION The 72-metre CRN motor yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Edmiston with Camper & Nicholsons International. Delivered in 2010, she has had the same owner since new. GALACTICA SUPER NOVA €75 MILLION The 70.1-metre motor yacht has been jointly listed for sale by Burgess and Arcon Yachts. Built in aluminium by Heesen, she was delivered in 2016. A&O €1.95 MILLION The 27.4-metre motor yacht has been…