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Yachting October 2020

Yachting magazine engages the serious boater with content that educates and entertains therefore enhancing your experience on the water.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
R 72,23
R 289,36
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
silver linings

THIS PAST SPRING, I WAS GETTING PEPPERED WITH BOAT pictures and questions from friends who decided it was time to transition from landlubber to seafarer. Given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, it’s understandable why. Everyone wanted out of the house, and boating is a sport you can do safely with your family on your time. ¶ “How about this one?” a friend asked after sending a for-sale-by-owner listing. “Or this one?” The next message read, “Maybe this?” as boat picture 19 hit my inbox. The pace was fast and furious. ¶ After weeks of intense searching for a brokerage boat, another friend decided against buying one for the season but joined a boat club to get a taste of the lifestyle. One season into the pastime,…

1 min
this just in

Heesen Yachts recently delivered the 180-foot Steel Class Solemates to its owners. The yacht has a fast-displacement hull form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Solemates has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The exterior design is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, with an interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell. Power is a pair of 1,341 hp MTU diesels. According to Heesen, the yacht has a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots. Top speed is reportedly 15.5 knots. Solemates is set up with six staterooms, including an 882-square-foot master. The VIP stateroom is located on the bridge deck, and four guest staterooms are belowdecks. There is room for 13 crew. Solemates will soon enter the charter market in the Eastern Mediterranean with Luxury Yacht Group. READER FEEDBACK Looking for photos…

1 min
bright ideas

WELCOME TO THE MOST UNUSUAL boat-show season in modern memory. ¶ As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and a number of traditional fall boat shows remain in flux, builders are pressing forward, releasing new concepts and launching new models. Production, semicustom and fully custom yachts with a wealth of design and construction advancements are still finding their way onto the water. Features and options continue to evolve as well, meaning there aren’t just new boats; there also are new ways to enjoy them. ¶ The following pages provide a look at a half-dozen concepts and yachts hitting the seas this fall. While the year 2020 definitely has been different, we all can still enjoy the new-boat excitement that begins each October. ¶ Let’s get this party started. The 163-foot Rossinavi Lel has…

1 min
01. rossinavi lel: an emphasis on open spaces

The Italian shipyard Rossinavi delivered the 163-foot Lel in July, making this its first fall season afl oat. The aluminum yacht took two years to build in collaboration with Luca Dini Design & Architecture, which handled interiors and exteriors. (It’s the first time the yard and design firm have worked together.) According to Rossinavi, Lel cruises at 21 knots and has a top speed of 25 knots, with a range of 4,000 nautical miles. The master stateroom is on the main deck forward with a private balcony. A VIP stateroom is also on the main deck, with four guest staterooms belowdecks.…

1 min
02. evo yachts r6 open: an at-anchor transformer

Evo Yachts has created an Open version of the Evo R6, which premiered this past year as the flagship of the builder’s R line. The R6 Open replaces the original T-top with a roll bar and retractable Bimini top. The XTension system for which Evo Yachts is known makes the expansion of the boat’s after section possible, increasing the onboard lounging-and-relaxation space by about 40 percent. Belowdecks are two heads along with overnight accommodations for the owner and a few guests. The yacht’s top speed, according to the builder, is 35 knots with a 280-nautical-mile range. When the Evo Yachts R6 Open is at anchor with its aft er sections deployed, the beam expands by more than 6 feet.…

1 min
03. ocean alexander 27 explorer: first in a new series

The Ocean Alexander 27 Explorer (also known as the 27E) is the first model in the builder’s Explorer series, which grew out of the Revolution series that launched in 2018. The design adds exterior amenities including a 225-square-foot aft deck that can stow a multitude of personal watercraft, gear and tenders, or be used as a broad lounging space when all the toys are launched. The yacht’s range, according to Ocean Alexander, is up to 2,100 nautical miles. Belowdecks are four en suite guest staterooms, including an amidships master with his-and-hers heads.…