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Yachts International

Summer 2019

Yachts International Magazine brings the pleasure and passion of worldwide luxury yachting home to American yachtsmen interested in purchasing the next yacht of their dreams.

United States
Active Interest Media
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4 Issues


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new day, new way

Editor-in-Chief You may have heard rumors that print media is on its last legs. In some quarters, maybe, but not in these parts. In case you’ve wondered where Yachts International has been the past few months, we’ve had our heads down retooling the old girl into the dazzling quarterly magazine you’re holding in your hands. The magazine publishing business has been evolving as fast as you can say digital, and yes, there’s plenty of wreckage out there. Some great titles have faltered and failed in recent years. Others have moved online. Luxury enthusiast magazines like this one, however—that focus on categories relevant to readers’ recreational passions—continue to thrive. Even so, as you may have traded your mom jeans for skinnies and your deck shoes for runners, the times and shifting media consumption patterns…

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yachts international

Visit us online: yachtsinternational.com Kenny Wooton Editor-in-Chief kwooton@aimmedia.com Gary DeSanctis Marine Group President Publisher gdesanctis@aimmedia.com Editorial Art Director Marine Group Photographer Jonathan Cooper jcooper@aimmedia.com Editors-at-Large Jill Bobrow Dudley Dawson Justin Ratcliffe (Europe) Copy Editor Kim Kavin Contributors Queene Hooper Foster Bruce Maxwell Chris Caswell Alan Harper Tom van Oossanen Guillaume Plisson Francisco Martinez Rif Spahni Phillip Plisson Advertising/Sales Associate Publisher Jessica Schultz jschultz@aimmedia.com +1.239.738.3132 Project Manager Donna Aschheim daschheim@aimmedia.com Brokerage/Service Refit/Real Estate yi@aimmedia.com +1.954.761.8777 European Sales ADMAREX S.R.L. info@admarex.com U.K. Sales Elena Patriarca patriarca.elena@gmail.com Marine Group President Gary DeSanctis VP, Editorial Director Bill Sisson VP, Marketing Innovation Eric Dallin VP, Marketing & Events Julie Jarvie Business Manager Kelly Baumgardner Digital Editor Mary Lou Cooke Production Manager Sunita Patel Marketing & Events Manager Ryan Davidson Event Content Manager Peter Swanson Production Coordinators Amy Pinto Chris Cirilli Jennifer Williams Traffic Coordinator Sara Carpenter Ad Coordinator Christine NIilsen Executive Director, Consumer Marketing Dana Raven Circulation Fulfillment Manager Cerisse Carpenter IT Support Colin Dehnert President & CEO Andrew W. Clurman CFO, COO & Treasurer…

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elements of style

’Good design is all about common sense and geometry.’—Espen Øino Measuring 348 feet (106.1 meters) in length, Amadea, built at Lürssen’s Rendsburg yard in Germany, is a showcase of complex design elements and customizations. “Amadea perfectly suits our motto: Everything is about the detail,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the Monaco-based owner’s representative. Amadea is one of the dozen or so yachts in the world designed and built to comply with the Passenger Yacht Code. She has seven guest decks and accommodations for 16 guests in eight staterooms. They include a master on the owner’s deck with a drawing room, office and beauty salon. Five guest staterooms are on the main deck, and two are on the bridge deck. There also are quarters for 36 crew. The yacht’s exterior styling by Espen…

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dragon fire

‘With yachts of this size and volume, you’re basically building a ship,’ says Gianpaolo Lapenna, Palumbo’s project and product manager. ‘Ships need to be built quickly and efficiently, which is where we were able to draw on our 50-plus years of experience in the commercial sector.’ Back in 2008, a commercial shipyard in Naples, Italy, decided to diversify into yachting. It set up the Columbus brand and delivered its first 177-foot (54-meter) superyacht three years later. Today, the Palumbo Group operates a string of shipyards throughout the Mediterranean and four yacht brands: ISA, Columbus, Mondomarine and Extra. Its latest and largest launch, the 262-foot (79.9-meter) Columbus Classic Dragon, is a 2,300-gross-ton reflection of how far the family-run business has come. “This is a special day that marks an important milestone for the…

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rock solid

Steve Quigley, the managing director of One2three Naval Architects in Australia, says the recently delivered 276-foot (84-meter) trimaran White Rabbit G is so smooth in a significant seaway that she virtually eliminates any chance of seasickness. Pitch, roll and lift are dampened far more effectively than on today’s stabilized monohulls. “Trimarans can be tapered to whatever stability you want,” Quigley says. He began drawing such hull forms nearly 20 years ago, first for the 180-foot (55-meter) fast passenger ferry Dolphin Ulsan. The owner of White Rabbits A and B, both Feadship monohulls, also discovered multihulls early. He had moved on to a 118-foot (36-meter) catamaran that he used for sportfishing and scuba diving, and by 2005, had taken delivery of his first trimaran, the 197-foot (60-meter) White Rabbit E, based on Dolphin…

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performance art

When you take a high-performance yacht for a sea trial, you get a sense of the shipyard’s confidence by the behavior of the captain when he hands over the controls. Some need a bit of persuading to give it up. Others hover, ready, you suspect, to grab the wheel or the throttles. Some mention, apologetically, a minor technical issue that might be a good reason not to wring the boat out too much. Pershing’s captains just hand over the wheel and leave you to it. Either the company doctor doses them with beta-blockers before every trial, or they have total confidence in the boat. In my experience, that confidence has never been misplaced. The shipyard’s attitude toward performance has always been uncompromising. But is that enough? Perhaps not, if the new Pershing…