FRANK Magazine Issue 3 | Denison Yachting

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DENISON YACHTING DEMANDS THE FINEST Finding your inner hero Forget Marvel movies and look to your peers for heroes Wild at heart Why the tropical island of Borneo is a must-visit superyacht destination Addison Mizner The story behind the architect who defined Palm Beach

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Contents Issue 03

14 Frankly speaking Ken Denison gives recognition to his mother Shooshie, the doyenne of yacht interior design

16 Wild at heart A look at what’s on offer when cruising the wild beauty of Borneo

26 Reflections and visions Sabine Marcelis exhibits at Dubai’s first permanent collectible design gallery - Gallery Collectional

34 Sailing into the unknown The story of how one ambitious yacht owner took fate into his own hands

42 Finding your inner hero A pioneering new program that identifies superheroes without capes

46 Canned and delivered


Bottled craft cocktails from your favorite bars around the world

54 Pay it forward 42

FRANK delves inside the life and mind of Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley

60 Let the good times roll 88

Photographer Andre Silva captures big wave surfing in Nazaré, Portugal


In conversation with street-pop artist Thierry Guetta a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash

88 Mizner: The man who defined Palm Beach Architect Addison Mizner’s enduring legacy

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102 Night fever Who needs the sun when a cloak of darkness can give way to unforgettable adventures…

110 Eyes on the future The story of success at Turkish shipyard Numarine

112 Digital dopamine @TheYachtGuy on his rules of the Insta game

118 Quantum of some solace The latest developments in the seismic world of quantum computing

122 Megayachts in the metaverse Cloud Yachts on revolutionizing the new digital revolution


124 Step on, check-in, zone out FRANK highlights the top five floating ‘des res’ across the globe

132 Atlantis When you bring your boat to The Bahamas, prepare to find yourself in Somewhere Else

136 Barcelona FRANK’s must-see list when dropping anchor in the city

152 Broker survey What keeps brokers up at night?

Words Ken Denison Photography History Fort Lauderdale

Frankly speaking

Ken Denison, son of Frank and Gertrude Denison, pays respect and gives recognition to his mother Shooshie, the doyenne of yacht interior design. Gertrude Winslow Denison, co-founder of Broward Marine, is often given less credit for the company’s success and notoriety than her husband, Frank. Quite frankly, those of us who worked within the company and took part in the day-to-day process of designing and building boats would balance this credit due. It was, as many have told me, a balance of two very distinctive and gifted individuals who came together in a business that neither one had much experience in. And with that, created a product run that lasted more than 50 years. It was a combination of talents that made this business the first United States yacht company to have the largest order book in the world. Gertrude Blanche Winslow – affectionately known as Shooshie – met Frank Denison in Saugatuck, Michigan at the Big Pavilion docks in the summer of 1946. He was dockside at the time, with one of his ‘fixer uppers’ that he refitted and brought north to sell (after he sold his trucking company, Frank would buy boats to repaint and restore as a hobby.) Frank’s parents had a summer place in St. Joseph, and Gertrude and her sister Janet spent the summers in Saugatuck at their parent’s summer home. Gertrude’s father, Clarence Morton Winslow, a.k.a. G.P., was raised in Saugatuck and their cottage was a wonderful respite from their residence in Western Springs, north of Chicago, where G.P. had his accounting business. It was at the Winslow home in Saugatuck, a year after meeting, that Frank and Gertrude married during the Christmas of 1947, before driving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their honeymoon. And it was at Dooley’s Yacht Basin in Fort Lauderdale where Frank did much of his boat refits on the south fork of the New River. The yard had been decimated by Hurricane George; a Category 4 storm that swept through a few months prior. After the hurricane, Frank made an offer to buy the place from Dooley, closing the deal shortly after he and Shooshie arrived in 1948. Two years later, with a massive Navy Minesweeper program underway and three young boys to raise, much 14 — 15

of Gertrude’s time was spent on the finances. With her father as a guide for the accounting, she soon played a major part in running the offices; the financial center of a small boatyard that would become the largest employer in Broward County. When the minesweeper program ended towards the end of the 1950s, the yard began constructing large yachts, such as ALISA V. Gertrude saw an opportunity, and created another milestone in the yachting business - interior yacht design. Traditionally, both yacht exteriors and interiors were designed by naval architects. They were functional spaces with little sense of decor. They were considered men’s toys and required only the basic treatments. It was the same throughout the U.S. and Europe. When Frank embarked on the risky venture of building a large motor yacht to sell on speculation, Gertrude was asked to step in and, as Dad unceremoniously said, “hang the rags.” From the start, Gertrude questioned the use of space. She saw that, as the yachts grew in size, they would better attract the ladies if the interiors felt more like homes. Her sense of creating from the beginning, her sense of creating a homey feel brought the wives into yachting, causing the

Right: Gertrude “Shooshie” Denison with interior design plan Opposite page from left to right: Frank Denison, Gertrude Denison, Mrs. Dwight L. Rogers, Congressman Dwight L. Rogers at the launching of Minesweeper 111, Fort Lauderdale, 1952

boats to further increase in size. Andrew Winch described this evolution as a “revolution”. “Gertrude broke the mold,” Winch says. “No one in Europe at the time was doing this. Broward was creating boats with enormous volume. That was a revolution that created a far bigger market for yachting. She dreamed of a villa afloat...a place where you can bring the grandchildren and bake the cookies.” Gertrude’s own home, like so many others, had a family space for meals, so why not yachts? Her design of the muchcopied country kitchen had never been thought of before, as these spaces were considered for crew and not to be entered. The evolution led to master cabins that were more like hotel suites with his and hers sides, bathing tubs, dressing areas and lounges – all new aboard a yacht. Fireplaces began showing up in her designs in the early 1960s, and the more outrageous owner requests led, at one point, to a small space on the aft deck for a couple’s poodles, with a real lawn, picket fence and a fireplug! The use of Lucite and Lexan came in the 80s, along with carved carpeting and lighting effects. “The buyers of these yachts changed, and they wanted a different experience,” says Mike Joyce, CEO of Hargrave

Yachts. “These people were boating 5% of the time, and the other 95% they were living on the boats.” Outside of yacht interiors, Gertrude continued to occupy a backseat to Frank’s front-of-house position as the builder of Broward Yachts. But she played a role, as a woman of that era, who was pivotal in the company’s success. While Frank’s explosive personality could shake things up a bit, she provided a steady hand that soothed and calmed things down behind the scenes of Broward Marine. She never wanted the lead role, finding comfort and satisfaction as a mother, businesswoman and, eventually, grandmother. On Shooshie’s 80th birthday, Donald Starkey sent her a beautiful letter that reads: “I believe I owe you a great debt of gratitude. At the time that I was just starting work as a tea boy in an architect’s office, you set about creating the role of yacht interior designer. This was done by setting up a company solely dedicated to yacht interiors, which I now, many years later, am fortunate to be enjoying and earning my living from. Possibly without your lead all those years ago, this role might not have existed, and that is why I believe I have you to thank sincerely for what you have done for me.”

Words Ellie Brade Photograph Nora Carol

Wild at

heart Virgin rainforest, endemic wildlife, world-class dive spots and authentic cultural experiences. That’s what’s on offer when cruising the wild beauty of Borneo. And yet, the lush, tropical island is vastly under visited by yachts. In fact, you’re unlikely to meet many people who have had the privilege of cruising the pristine waters. So, what are you waiting for?

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View from Bohey dulang island in Tun Sakaran Marine park, Sipadan, Sabah Borneo

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“ There’s no doubting that wild Borneo is a nature destination at heart, with castaway beaches, deep anchorages and incredible diving.”


Not a country, but an island, Borneo sits under the joint ownership of Indonesia, Malaysia and the sultanate of Brunei. Straddling the equator, Borneo holds the title of third biggest island in the world (after Greenland and New Guinea) and is the biggest island in Asia with a land mass of nearly 750,000 square kilometers. So, when it comes to a yacht charter itinerary, where should you start? Local experts are unanimous that the Malaysian state of Sabah, which forms the northern part of Borneo, is the country’s best cruising destination. Known as “the land below the wind,” thanks to its position out of the typhoon belt, Sabah is a clement and inviting spot that lies directly in the middle of Southeast Asia. Its capital, Kota Kinabalu, is a convenient base with Sutera Harbour Marina, excellent provisioning and short flights from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Sabah’s must-see attraction is Mount Kinabalu, which Captain Scott Walker of Asia Pacific Superyachts describes as “the most climber-friendly high mountain in the world.” It’s the highest peak south of the Himalayas and is best experienced either with an overnight hike to the summit or a leisurely drive up to the National Park. There’s no doubting that wild Borneo is a nature destination at heart. The northern tip of the island boasts castaway beaches, deep anchorages and incredible diving. The lesser-known Layang-Layang atoll, located in naval territory and requiring special permission for access, is a pure diving destination, rich in hard coral and sea life, including hammerhead sharks.

Mount Kinabalu

Sutera Harbour Marina, Kota Kinabalu

“After picking one of the naval moorings in the lagoon, you can easily access Layang-Layang’s spectacular untouched dive spots by tender,” says Captain Raymond Heer, who has cruised extensively around Borneo. Another top diving spot is Sipadan, which, together with Mabul and Kapulai, forms part of the “golden triangle” of Borneo dive spots. “You can’t anchor overnight in Sipadan, so you’d typically base yourself in Mabul, which is a beautiful spot in its own right, and then travel for one hour (8 nautical miles) to get to Sipadan,” says Heer. “Sipadan is all turtles, barracudas and jacks, there’s a lot of life, while Mabul is more critter diving, with blue ribbon eels, frogfish and the like – between the two it’s a great combination.” When leaving Sipadan, be sure to explore the nearby Danum Valley rainforest – the Amazon is a mere infant in comparison to the 140-millionyear-old Danum, home to the tallest tropical trees in the world. “It’s primary, pristine rainforest that has never been logged,” says Heer. Access to lodges in the heart of the Danum Valley is via helicopter or a two-hour ride inland in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. “The stars of the 20 — 21


Bucket list sights include the distinctive long-nosed proboscis monkey, orangutans and Borneo pygmy elephants.

Proboscis monkey

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When leaving Sipadan, be sure to explore the nearby the 140-million-year-old Danum Valley rainforest home to the tallest tropical trees in the world. SABAH TOURISM, SOO WEN YI, MEWOT

show are the gibbons and the endemic red leaf monkeys, along with the tremendous bird life,” says Heer. “Just the fact that you’re in one of the world’s oldest primary rainforests is special in itself.” Of course, no visit to Borneo is complete without a closeup encounter with the island’s flora and fauna – it boasts over 6,000 endemic plants – not to mention, an unrivaled roster of wildlife. Borneo is home to 222 mammals (including 44 endemic species), 420 birds (including 37 endemic species), 100 amphibians and nearly 400 fish. In other words, there is an abundance of nature that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Bucket list sights include the distinctive long-nosed proboscis monkey, orangutans and Borneo pygmy elephants. Travel ashore to stay in lodges and enjoy a river safari up the Kinabatangan River – by dedicating a few proper days immersed in the Bako National Park, you are near certain to encounter many of these species. “The birdlife is a real highlight, with indigenous and nonindigenous birds that are simply beautiful,” says Heer. Fans of the orangutan will also want to visit one of Malaysia’s three orangutan rehab centers to learn more about the work being done to protect this magnificent, but endangered, animal. The cultural highs and human encounters are equally as memorable. Home to more than 18 million people and more than

Dipterocarp Rainforest, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah

Bajau Laut sea gypsy water village in Maiga Tatagan Mabul island

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“ Once under the colonial rule of the British North Borneo Company, Sabah is now a harmonious community of ethnic tribes living alongside Chinese, Malays and Indians.”


200 ethnic groups, Borneo is a veritable smorgasbord of art, religion and relics of ancient civilization. A visit to local communities provides a window into traditional ways of life. “Once under the colonial rule of the British North Borneo Company, Sabah is now a harmonious community of ethnic tribes living alongside Chinese, Malays and Indians,” says Walker. “Those interested in the country’s culture will enjoy visiting the homes of different tribes, namely the Kadazan-Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau and Murut. Here you can see the making of different types of rice wine, clothes made from the jackfruit bark, blowpipe demonstrations, bamboo fire-starting demonstrations, and an indepth look at the mystical symbolism behind them.” Be sure to also come ashore and sample some of Borneo’s flavorful local cuisine. From aromatic laksa noodle dishes to curry puffs (think samosa), and spicy beef rendang to the sweet treat that is Sarawak layer cake, every mouthful is a celebration of ingredients. In a location such as Borneo, the main challenge is narrowing down what to see and where to go. But whether a jam-packed twoweek itinerary or an extended month-long stay, Borneo is sure to win your heart. Cruising notes: Yachts over 78 foot are required to use an officially approved agent to clear in and out of Borneo.

Interview Julia Zaltzman Photograph Gallery Collectional


and visions

When it comes to Middle Eastern art, the hottest trend around is girl power, from works that embolden women to incredible female artists providing stepping-stones for younger generations. And Dubai’s Gallery Collectional is leading the charge.

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Over the past 20 years, the enthusiasm for art from the Middle East has grown steadily. In 2013, prices for paintings by Fahr ElNizza Zeid began hitting the $3.6 million mark. The opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017, the continued success of Mathaf in Dohar, and major exhibitions of painters, such as Saloua Raouda Choucair, revealed a voracious appetite for art from the region. And not just any art, but creations at the hands of women. So, when Dubai’s first permanent collectible design gallery – Gallery Collectional – threw open its doors for the first time in November 2021 with an exclusive exhibition of Sabine Marcelis’ layered glass and mirror artworks, it felt like a natural evolution. FRANK caught up with Catalina Ruiz Urquiola, creative director of Collectional, the design studio behind the gallery, and New Zealand-born, Netherlands-based artist Sabine Marcelis to learn more about the new space and the art showcased within.


Dubai’s design and art scenes have been building over the past five years and the approach to both has been maturing across the region. The growing number of art collectors in Dubai gave us the confidence to introduce something new to the market and allow the art collectors, as well as aesthetes, to not only gain access to some of the most exciting new collectible design pieces, but also be able to collect design pieces that have been commissioned with the region in mind. Our long-term aim is to work with local and regional designers, providing international exposure and championing regional collectible design in the design capitals of the world.

We’re Dubai’s - and the region’s - only permanent collectible design gallery; that’s the first differentiator. We also commission exclusive pieces by designers that are specifically inspired by, and created for, the region. We also see collectible design as a category that can enter the digital realm of Web 3.0, which is the focus of our next exhibition. HOW DO YOU SELECT WHICH ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT?

For me, the process is intuitive. Together with the gallery’s founder Cristiano Baccianti, we have a clear, shared vision for the aesthetics and ideas that we want Gallery Collectional to represent. We are always seeking innovative materials, unexpected forms and new applications of physical designs. WHAT WAS THE BRIEF FOR THE WORK COMMISSIONED FROM SABINE MARCELIS?

Our collaboration with Sabine came about organically, through conversations and sharing ideas. We asked Sabine 30 — 31

to create new works inspired by Dubai and to explore other materials. This was achieved by combining light, color and mirror in the Mirage pieces. WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT THE MIDDLE EASTERN ART SCENE TODAY?

The Middle Eastern art scene has been established for several years, but what’s very exciting is the new design scene, especially the new addition of collectible design and pieces that sit at the nexus of design and art. When it comes to trends, the region is exploring possibilities of local materials and is reflecting on its own culture, through contemporary, visual interpretations. WHAT NEW COMMISSIONS/EXHIBITS DO YOU HAVE IN THE PIPELINE?

We are currently planning our second exhibition which will launch in March 2022 and see design objects through a digital lens.



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A new exploration of interactions of light, reflection and color inspired by the duality of the desert and vibrant city lights of Dubai. WHEN DID YOU BEGIN USING LAYERED GLASS AND MIRROR AS A MEDIUM, AND WHAT CHALLENGES OR OPPORTUNITIES DOES IT CREATE?

I first worked with layered glass for my graduation project in 2011 where I used it to create a table that could switch between being transparent and opaque. Ever since, I’ve been interested in exploring other effects that can be created with layering glass. Interactions of color and light are always at the core of these explorations. I developed a unique materiality with a glass factory, which we apply to many different projects ranging from art objects to architectural interventions. WHAT OTHER MEDIUMS AND MATERIALS DO YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH?

I have a newfound interest in motion, which is why I have been doing so many fountains lately! Water is just an amazing material that you can shape in many ways through curating the way it flows and moves. This opened a whole new way for me to design.



Everywhere! By living life with my eyes wide open and absorbing all experiences like a sponge. All those experiences pop up as inspiration somewhere along the way in different projects and different times. I find that inspiration can’t be forced. I can’t sit down and ‘get inspired’. I draw on memories and events when designing.


The attitude of Rotterdammers is very entrepreneurial. The city has gone through a lot of changes in the past decade, and it’s been exciting to be a part of that. We recently bought a studio space and will start renovations to make it our own this year. There is a buzz in the air, which gives me a lot of energy. Location-wise Rotterdam is ideal as it’s an industrial harbor. There are plenty of manufacturing facilities and factories nearby that I can partner with. We never need to go far to find the required expertise. DOES YOUR LOVE OF REFLECTION AND TRANSLUCENCY COME FROM LIVING BY WATER?

I grew up in New Zealand near the beach and spent a lot of time in the mountains snowboarding. I think, in general, I am fascinated by beautiful effects experienced in nature — the most beautiful of which, I find, always has something to do with water. Water in all its different states: as clouds, as liquid or as ice and snow. Just like glass, it can interact with light in magical ways. I try to capture that magic in my work.

Words Marina Nazario Morgan Photograph Brian O’Sullivan

Sailing into the


First came the boat. Then came the captain’s license. The story of how one ambitious owner took fate into his own hands to successfully circumnavigate the world in his 135-foot yacht, KOMOKWA.

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When Brian O’Sullivan opened the door to a Turkish warehouse in 2010, he was met by a large boat staring back at him. That boat was KOMOKWA, a new 135-foot Horizon motor yacht whose owner had walked away from the build prior to delivery. A German investor had funded the remaining construction of the yacht, but she still lacked an owner. Following the 2008 financial crisis, the bottom had dropped out of the yachting market and the only offers on the table were lowball. KOMOKWA bounced around the European boat shows before landing in the hands of a creditor who put her into storage in the aforementioned warehouse. On learning about the opportunity, O’Sullivan flew out to Antalya and purchased the yacht on first sight. She was exactly what he’d been looking for – the smallest possible boat that could cross the Pacific Ocean on its own bottom. O’Sullivan planned to captain her around the world and KOMOKWA was ready for the challenge. The only sticking point was that O’Sullivan had yet to obtain a captain’s license. “I called my insurance company and said, ‘I bought a boat!’,” he laughs. “They said, ‘Great, who’s going to be the captain?’, and I said, ‘Me!’, and they said ‘No, not you. We want a licensed captain for a yacht of that size and value.’ I said, ‘What if I go to school and get a captain’s license? 36 — 37

↑ Left: Owner Brian O’Sullivan’s first siting of KOMOKWA Coming into port at Nuku Hiva marina in Marquesas Islands

→ C lockwise from top: O’Sullivan at the helm; Clearing out of Mexico; KOMOKWA’s chef cooking up a storm; A totem pole in the South Pacific

Those two weeks spent crossing the biggest ocean on the planet would set the tone for the remaining 54,000nm journey.

Can I be the captain?’ And they said, ‘Sure, absolutely!’ So, I packed my bags, flew to Fort Lauderdale and completed my Maritime Professional Training.” Enthusiastic and committed, he also obtained his offshore license and MCA Certificate. He then gave KOMOKWA a bulbous bow converting her into a long-range vessel but left the interior untouched. It already appealed with its owner’s suite, lounge, office and private terrace located on the bridge deck, ideal for an owner-operated vessel. To O’Sullivan’s knowledge, he is the only owner in the world captaining a yacht over 131-feet. In his opinion, why have a boat if you’re not going to drive it? “People say, oh it must be so hard to drive a 135-foot boat… are you kidding me? It’s easier than driving a speed boat!” he says. “The wind and current have almost no effect on the vessel because it weighs so much. And docking the boat is a breeze with a bow and stern thruster.” In 2013, O’Sullivan set forth on a three-year, eight-month adventure around the world. Departing from Vancouver, he cruised down America’s west coast to Mexico. He spent 15 days at sea while navigating the Pacific Ocean to arrive in Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands. During that crossing, daily communication with a weather forecasting company kept him alert and even provided life-saving route adjustments. And the zero speed stabilizers came in handy when both engines were shut off for three hours due to an oil clean-up in the engine room after the top of an oil filter blew off. Other than that, it was smooth sailing, but those two weeks spent crossing the biggest ocean on the planet would set the tone for the remaining 54,000nm journey. 38 — 39

“Being at sea for 15 days with no land in sight was one of those life events where, before I left, I called everybody who owed me money and forgave them their loans,” he says, chuckling at the memory. “I mean, it wasn’t a lot of money, but I thought, if I die at sea, I don’t want this to be confusing. So that’s how I prepared to cross the Pacific.” After “bouncing around” Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, he shipped the boat to Mallorca and spent time yachting around Europe, from the French Riviera to the Balearic Islands, on to Corsica, Sardinia, Capri and the rugged coastline of Croatia and Montenegro. Dockwise (now DYT Yacht Transport) then carried the boat across the Atlantic to Maine where he cruised down the east coast of North America and on to the Caribbean. After navigating his way through the Panama Canal, he journeyed up through Mexico and California, before finally docking at home in British Colombia. He’d achieved what he set out to do – to cross the Pacific Ocean – and KOMOKWA proved to be a dependable and loyal vessel. Now, 10 years on, the 135-foot Horizon is looking for a new owner with dreams as big as the world. As for O’Sullivan, he’s after a smaller yacht that can take him on his next adventure — the Northwest Passage. 40 — 41

↑ KOMOKWA cruising → Enjoying the South Pacific waters with friends

Words Josh Sims Illustration Seb Agresti

Finding your inner Some of the kids at Stanford High School in Connecticut don’t look to Marvel movies for their heroes, they look to their peers. The students are taking part in a pioneering new program that aims to bring out their inner hero - without the use of capes. “There’s been a lot of interest from schools, because there’s a generation now that’s more minded towards activism - it’s kids feeling that kids can bring change,” explains Matt Langdon, Sydney-based founder of the Hero Round Table – akin to the TED Talks of heroism – and president of the Heroic Imagination Project. “But we’re also looking to boardrooms, institutions and anywhere where the ability to take action in tough situations is valued.” This, it should be stressed, is not some New Age life coaching. It’s rooted in a growing scientific understanding of what makes one person act heroically, while another doesn’t. Why, in 2007, Wesley Autrey handed his children to a stranger and jumped onto subway tracks to help a flailing man who had suffered a seizure and fallen. And why, when it became clear he couldn’t lift him to safety in time, Autrey positioned the man between the rails, laid on top of him, and let the train pass over them both with an inch to spare. More specifically, he did this as 75 other commuters merely watched on. That, and similar tales, always fascinated Professor Philip Zimbardo, founder of the Heroic Imagination Project. He’s best known as the eminent 42 — 43


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psychologist behind 1971’s controversial Stanford Prison Experiment, in which participants were assigned roles as prisoners or guards in a mock prison, and soon fell into behaving to type. “That experiment showed how easily good people can become those who do evil things,” he says. “But later it also got me thinking about alternatives. Why didn’t I intervene sooner to stop an experiment that had gone awry? What does it take to do the opposite – to act heroically? “The whole program is anti-personality,” he adds. “It’s not playing to the idea that heroes are just born that way. The point is that heroism isn’t mystical. Anyone can be a hero – that if you have the awareness of someone in need and the ability to help, you will help. That opportunity doesn’t come along often, maybe once in a lifetime, maybe never, which almost by definition makes heroes exceptional people. But you can be ready for when that moment comes.” As Langdon puts it, “courage can be cultivated”. The Heroic Imagination Project argues that, while personality type plays an uncertain part in heroism, nonetheless we can all be better primed for heroic acts through better understanding of the factors that might stop us: fear, of course, and fear of failure, even simple embarrassment; not wishing to make a stand that brings the attention of the crowd. There’s the so-called bystander effect, in which – as Autrey discovered – people are less likely to help a person in need if others are present. There’s also the psychology of permission and authority, and the ‘fundamental attribution error’ – one reason we fail to help other people is our tendency to believe they, in some way, deserve what is happening to them. Peer group behavior is another factor: Langdon, in his work with schools, notes how less popular kids are less likely to take ‘heroic’ action out of concern for upsetting the peer group pecking order, a behavior that’s easy to correct once you understand that you’re subject to it. Indeed, heroism is a hot topic in psychology. Recent studies suggest, counter-intuitively perhaps, that people who have accepted that they’re mortal are more likely to act heroically. A fascinating 2017 study conducted by Professor Daryl Van Tongeren of Hope College, Michigan, has found that just being exposed to superhero images – as opposed to neutral ones – was found to make people more helpful in completing a tedious task. And then there’s the role of status. Heroism is so deeply valued, a 2016 experiment found that people who were more willing to endure pain – by keeping their bare forearms dunked in ice water – were subsequently judged to be more likeable and were given a greater share of a money pot that other volunteers could divide up as they wanted.

“ We bandy the term ‘hero’ about and tend not to apply it to people who deserve it.” “What’s clear is that heroism is not just being altruistic, as much as that’s needed in the world. And it’s not just about the kind of individual who rushes the bomber at the airport,” says Langdon. “We have to draw some distinction between the professional and the everyday person, but integral to heroism is there being some level of personal risk – physical or social – and acting anyway. This raises ethical questions of whether kids should be encouraged to act heroically in ways that might endanger them. We often forget we’re part of a collective that needs each other, but maybe the public isn’t ready for this yet. Society’s idea of what makes a ‘hero’ is in flux.” Indeed, the issue is torn. On one hand, heroic acts – whether that be whistleblowing at work knowing it will cost you your career or, as we’ve seen over the past two years, quietly helping your community despite the risk of infection – are more commonplace than we imagine. Zeno Franco, associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, who studies the social psychology of heroic acts, speaks of “the banality of heroism”. “We bandy the term ‘hero’ about and tend not to apply it to people who deserve it and, in other instances, give it to people who don’t want it,” says Franco. “We’re still working out what we mean by it, but I think there’s a distinction to be made between instinctive quick action, often in a situation that demands a physical response, and the kind of long enduring action we’ve seen during Covid. I think the media – and that may be the likes of TikTok now – has an important role to play in making us aware of heroism in this broader sense, and in educating young people to act heroically if needed.” And yet, Franco stresses, as much as we admire heroes – they populate our best literature and drive Hollywood scripts, their stories helping to shape our conception of civilization – 21st century culture may be making them a rarity. Tech atomizes us, society’s structures encourage an inward-looking individualism and Covid, some claim, has boosted an endemic ‘safetyism’ that makes us willing to give up core social goods to avoid the smallest risk. “The idea of children being out alone for the day and nobody knowing where they are just doesn’t happen anymore, for example, yet that’s the way things were when I was a kid, and I made it home every night,” says Franco. “Heroism doesn’t thrive in a completely risk-averse culture. We have to take that idea on.”

Words Chadner Navarro Photograph Pawel Czerwinski


Hop aboard, put your feet up and relax to the sound of pssst! as you peel open a canned cocktail from your favorite bar. In bringing craft cocktails to your doorstep (or aft deck), some of the best watering holes are serving ready-to-drink artisanal beverages in a can, no matter where you are in the world. In the world of superyachts, few things are truly out of reach. That said, getting your hands on your favorite Manhattan bar’s signature cocktail while cruising in Costa Rica is a challenge. Until now. Welcome the rise of pre-packaged drinks, courtesy of the planet’s best cocktail slingers. When the pandemic caused bars to shutter across the globe, bartenders got creative. Some hosted demos online, others served batched beverages from takeout windows. And then there were those who brought their artful creations to you. The world of mixology is growing at a speedy clip. According to Linden Pride, founder of New York City’s Dante, which was named the world’s best bar in 2019, the expansion into consumerpackaged-goods (CPGs) is a natural extension of the craft cocktail movement. “It’s become increasingly important to make sure your brand connects with consumers in new ways,” he says. “The demand for quality canned cocktails has soared and is only continuing to rise.” Cocktail destinations around the world are sitting up and paying attention. Here are five of FRANK’s favorite CPGs.

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Dante New York


Dante first launched its three flavored CPGs in partnership with F!ve Drinks in September 2020. It recently expanded its collection to include Spicy Fresca, a mezcal-based concoction using grapefruit soda, vanilla-saffron syrup and lime. It’s a little spicy, a little smokey and a little refreshing. “It’s our most popular drink at Dante West Village, so we’re happy it translates well in canned form,” says founder Linden Pride, who recommends drinking them “straight out of the can!”

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Native Singapore This innovative bar’s line of bottled drinks transports you to far-flung locales via recipes “inspired by specific cultures and cuisines,” says owner Vijay Mudaliar. The Pineapple Arrack is a fruit-forward cocktail made bolder with spices from Sri Lanka and Ceylon Arrack, a spirit distilled from the coconut flower sap. The Peranakan is cleverly modeled after kueh salat, a Malaysian aromatic custardy dessert, using jackfruit rum (mixed with pandan and candlenuts) that is fat-washed with goat milk to mimic the treat’s creaminess. “The shaking, stirring and even the types of ice available to the average home drinker can be very different,” says Mudaliar, who tinkered with the formulas to make them as close to barperfect as possible. “These are drinks that are just as tasty poured over ice in your old coffee mug as they are on Raffles’ rooftop.”

Maybe Sammy Sydney Already ranked high among the world’s best bars, this stylish Sydney watering hole has released seven elegantly packaged cocktails to further expand its reach. The locavore approach behind the bar has been adopted for its on-thego beverages, but co-founder Martin Hudak says they focus on classics with a Maybe Sammy twist. The Jasmine Negroni is elevated with Australian botanicals and a house-made white jasmine tea dilution. “It’s perfect for afternoons in the sun,” says Hudak, who adds that the growth of bottled cocktails could potentially match wine for consumption on special occasions.

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Superfrico Las Vegas Legendary bartender Leo Robitschek’s (of Eleven Madison Park and NoMad) hotspot opened inside The Cosmopolitan in September 2021, and did so ready to jump on the CPG movement with Bottle-O, a line of eight bottled cocktails. According to Robitschek, the process hinged on countless taste tests to ensure recipes come with a long-lasting shelf life. There’s a potent coffee-spiked, tequila-based take on the negroni as well as something called Might I Have Another?, which mixes a blend of different rums with lime, orgeat and velvet falernum. Pro tip from Robitschek: “All of our canned cocktails are ready to drink, but I would recommend giving it a shake before pouring over ice. And, with any of the cocktails that contain citrus, it’s nice to put it in a shaker to aerate and reactivate the drink.”

An iconic New York City bar that has since expanded with operations in Los Angeles and Denver, Death & Co launched three canned cocktails in November 2021 in collaboration with The Craft Spirits Cooperative. All three are signature drinks that devoted customers have enjoyed for years. “The opportunity to bring our cocktails to folks who aren’t able to visit our bars is a really exciting prospect for us,” says Devon Tarby, co-owner of Death & Co. The Moonsail Fizz, which mixes gin and red bitter liqueur with passion fruit, vanilla syrup and lime is especially holiday-ready. “Consider it your escape without the plane ticket,” adds Tarby. 52 — 53


Death & Co East Village



If canned or bottled cocktails are not your thing, don’t fret...we tapped Javelle Taft, head bartender at Death & Co East Village, to create an exclusive FRANK cocktail recipe to enjoy aboard your yacht. This riff on the Boulevardier ​​ is as stiff as it is luxurious, the perfect end-of-day tipple as the sun descends on the edge of the sea.

True Wind

0.75 oz Stellum x D&C Dark Matter Bourbon 0.75 oz Rhine Hall Plum Brandy 0.75 oz Amaro Braulio 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth


Stir ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then strain over a large ice cube in a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Words Rachel Ingram Photograph Sam McElwee

Pay it


What does it mean to be rich? FRANK delves inside the life and mind of Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley, the first woman to drop off the Sunday Times Rich List after giving away so much of her money…

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↑ I n the workplace as a female engineer ← Clockwise from top left: Dame Stephanie’s Kindertransport evacuation document from 1939; Dame Stephanie with a robot teacher; Dame Stephanie pictured with her Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour medal, presented by Prince William in 2017; As a child with a new identity and life in England.

“I decided to make my life one worth saving,” Dame Stephanie Shirley CH famously once said. As one of Britain’s most pioneering technology leaders-turned-philanthropists, her unusual upbringing instilled in her an unrelenting ambition to create positive change. It’s made her a role model for entrepreneurs and women around the world. Dame Stephanie’s life could have been different. Born under the name Vera Buchthal in Dortmund, Germany, she was one of 10,000 Kindertransport children evacuated from Germany in 1939. Uprooted and transplanted in England at the age of five, she was raised by foster parents in the West Midlands as World War II raged on; this was a defining chapter in her life. In the early 1960s, now an adult British citizen and bearing a new name, Dame Stephanie faced her next challenge — inequality in education. In her youth, she was forced to attend a boys’ school to study math, her favorite subject. Then sexism followed her into the workplace where she struggled to have a voice among her male peers. Driven by frustration, she set up a software-selling company in 1962, originally named Freelance Programmers. “I’d been patronized as a woman. I’d come up against the glass ceiling many times, and eventually I got fed up with it and set up the sort of business I would like to work for: a family-friendly company where women are drivers, not second-class citizens,” she says. It was a tough sell, and her ideas were met with hostility and, often, laughter. At her husband Derek’s suggestion, Dame Stephanie got her foot in the door by signing letters using her family nickname ‘Steve’ – the name by which she would eventually become known. Freelance Programmers gained financial and social success, working on industry-changing IT projects, such as Concorde’s black box flight recorder, and employing hundreds of women. Of the first 300 employees, 297 were women, a revolutionary feat at the time. She believes the “enormously high productivity” of a previously undervalued workforce was key to the company’s success. By the turn of the millennium, the business was valued at almost $3 billion and hired 8,500 staff. After the company was floated, over 70 employees became millionaires. But money was never the main driver for Dame Stephanie. “We measured success by the number of single mothers, women breadwinners and disabled people we employed,” she says. “I was only the second person ever to not concentrate on the technology of computing, but on its social impact. The first was Enid Mumford; she was an academic and a theorist, but she wasn’t a ‘doer’ like I am.” Now in her 80s, Dame Stephanie devotes her life to philanthropy. “I’ve made a lot of money and I live very nicely, but I don’t live a millionaire’s lifestyle,” she says. “I love my nice clothes and the modern art I’ve bought gives me great pleasure, but I think of wealth as something that gives me freedom of choice as to how I live, and I choose to live as a venture philanthropist.” To date, she’s given away about $95 million, which gives her “a great deal of satisfaction, because I can see the impact from the money that I’ve made.” Her philanthropic endeavors focus on two fields: information technology and autism. An eternal entrepreneur, Dame Stephanie prefers to build

organizations, rather than donate monies to existing entities. “As a venture philanthropist, I find problems and set up solutions for them. Like many charities, mine were born from a personal need.” Her first charity, Autism at Kingwood, was set up to care for her son long term – “he was profoundly autistic, without speech, epileptic and clearly learning disabled from quite an early age.” After failing to find the services that she needed, Dame Stephanie set them up for her family, and others. “My son was the first resident.” The second project, Prior’s Court, is a specialist school in Berkshire, England, for pupils with autism aged five to 25. Students learn skills, such as gardening, baking, shopping and swimming. “We’re teaching them life skills more than anything,” she says. One of the parents, who is keen on boating, even bought the school a boat and named it DAME STEPHANIE. Her third charity is Autistica, the UK’s national autism research charity – “the most strategic of the lot.” Its focus is on giving autistic people the opportunity to live long, happy, healthy lives by funding research, shaping policy and working with autistic people to better understand their needs. It comprises the autism ‘brain bank’, which is used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. Autistica also lobbies governments to improve infrastructure for people with autism. Where possible, Dame Stephanie draws on her expertise to combine the worlds of tech and charity. In 1999, she set up the first virtual conference on autism, which had 65,000 attendees – “it was very advanced at the time” – and at Prior’s Court, around 100,000 items of data are captured each month. “The data tracks what pupils are doing, how they are feeling and reacting. If we can find out what is impacting each young person, we can tackle the issues and make their lives better,” she says. The school also uses robot teachers to teach nursery skills, such as copying body actions, listening to a story or walking calmly. “Oddly enough, a robot strengthens the relationship between an autistic pupil and a teacher. I think the robot gives a sense of security because they’re predictable and they don’t have facial expressions to be deciphered,” she says. Often considered a role model, Dame Stephanie has received many accolades. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 1980 birthday honors, followed by a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2000. In 2017, in recognition of her services to IT and philanthropy, Dame Stephanie was appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH), a membership limited to 65 individuals globally. But not all accolades are for keeping. In 2020, Dame Stephanie became the first person to drop off the Sunday Times Rich List after giving away so much of her money. “It was a very proud event,” she says smiling. “People think that philanthropists are altruistic but giving is a reciprocal relationship. We get just as much from it as we give. Giving is ruled by the heart, not the head. Often philanthropists have been blessed and their conscience says, ‘the world is biased towards me, so I need to do something to set the balance right and help other people’. And, for business people like myself, it means I can go back to being entrepreneurial, setting up new things and taking them to sustainability. That’s where I feel I can be most impactful.” 58 — 59

↑ D ame Stephanie delivering her TEDWomen talk in 2013

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Let the good times


Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal, is home to the biggest surfable waves on the planet. In 2017, Brazilian professional big-wave surfer Rodrigo Koxa became a Guinness World Record holder when he rode an 80-foot Nazaré wave, the biggest ever surfed in the world. And the waves just keep on rolling. The once small-time fishing village is now the epicenter of surf, and Portuguese UK-based sports and lifestyle photographer, Andre Silva, captures it all on camera. He’s shot for Adidas, Audi and Toyota, and his work has appeared in Gestalten. He regularly photographs professional sportspeople, from rugby players Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell to footballers Julian Draxler and Jamie Vardy. When he’s not hot on the heels of Nazaré surfers, he’s shooting fishermen in the Arctic. Interview Julia Zaltzman Photography Andre Silva

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Previous page: Sometimes the biggest waves break close to the cliff and surfers can get dragged into the rocks, which is the worst place you can find yourself. Australian big-wave legend Ross Clarke-Jones was once bounced around here by waves for 15 minutes, before managing to climb up the rocks to safety

This page: View from the beach, where you can really see the power and above all the frequency of the waves. It’s relentless

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Portuguese big-wave surfer Hugo Vau (above) and Californian big-wave surfer Eric Akiskalian (left) getting prepared for another session. Some surfers start controlling their breathing early in the day to prevent themselves from hyperventilating and feeling anxious Next page: The dreaded inside where smaller but extremely powerful waves break continuously. Jet ski drivers have to find the gaps in these ever changing conditions to safely reach the outside


When I think of Nazaré, I think of respect. I have a lot of respect for the sea in general, but Nazaré is a beast. From up on the hill by the lighthouse looking down, you can see the waves form and the different routes you can take to avoid them. It’s easy to think, “that looks pretty mellow and reasonably safe” only to then go down to the beach and see walls of whitewater, relentlessly breaking one after the other. When you see that much water moving around, it’s a humbling experience. The waves are beautiful and menacing, consistently reaching around 16 feet or more. HOW DID THE NAZARÉ PHOTOSHOOT HAPPEN?

I’m originally from Coimbra, a city about an hour and a half from Nazaré. I’m friends with some of the brave surfers that take on these waves, so I was able to document the whole process. They’re pretty special athletes, physically strong but also mentally prepared to face waves of that size. They have specific skills, from breath-hold training, driving jet skis in huge surf, being able to read the charts and forecasts, to the actual physical training and elite-level surfing. They also develop equipment in the process, such as heavier surfboards dedicated to tow-surfing (towed by jet skis), and floatation vests inflated by CO2 canisters that bring them back to the surface! It’s incredible.

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I don’t surf. But I have been bodyboarding since I was a kid, which has helped me understand the sea and how to go under the waves. I’m also accustomed to wearing swim fins, which are necessary to shoot surfing from the water. I have been out in big seas, mainly swimming with the camera, and sometimes on the back of jet skis too, but not in huge Nazaré days. I’ve thought about it…and made the conscious decision not to risk it. Even with jet skis you must be prepared to swim back to safety, as the skis often get rolled over by the waves. It’s carnage. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT MATTER TO SHOOT?

Ultimately it’s light, in its many forms. The way it affects portraits, sports, boats in rough seas, anything. Even if you’re shooting underwater, light has a huge influence on the outcome. You need a fast shutter speed to produce a well-exposed image (for action I shoot at 1/1000s or faster). The higher the ISO value the more sensitive to light it is, but also the more grain it adds to the image. Light plays such an important role in photography, and sometimes less is more. A perfectly lit image can look flat, but shadows can add a lot of drama. 68 — 69

Above: British big-wave surfer Andrew Cotton in the zone. ‘Cotty’ has been spending winters in Nazaré for years. In 2011, he was one of the first to surf with Garrett McNamara, towing him into the biggest wave ever surfed (at the time). In 2014, it was Cotty’s turn to ride a record-breaking wave in Nazaré. Three years later, Cotty was caught by a huge wave that landed almost on top of him launching him more than 10 feet into the air. The highspeed impact of hitting the water fractured his spine. After months of physio and training he was back surfing big waves Opposite: Hawaiian big-wave surfer Kohl Christensen, who co-founded the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group (BWRAG) after the tragic drowning of Sion Milosky. BWRAG focuses on risk management, apnea training and first responder training

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Hawaiian big-wave surfer Aaron Gold, who had a close call in Fiji in 2016 after being held under water by two big waves and received CPR whilst still on the boat heading to hospital


Having a nice cuppa watching the sun set over the sea somewhere on the west coast of Scotland, with my girlfriend. And if I’m lucky, with a stomach full of seafood! I recommend the Seafood Shack in Ullapool, the haddock wrap is out of this world, as are the langoustines. MOST TERRIFYING MOMENT BEHIND THE LENS?

It’s never fun to realize you’ve been caught inside a big wave undergoing a violent underwater spin cycle, especially when you’re already out of breath and holding a heavy camera. It doesn’t usually last too long, but it can feel like an eternity, so you have to calm yourself down and try to enjoy the ride. WHERE IS THE NEXT DESTINATION ON YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUCKET LIST?

I really want to go back to Lofoten in northern Norway, and the Azores in the Atlantic. I would also love to spend a few months traveling around the Pacific Ocean – Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga – and the Pacific northwest; the scenery looks beautiful in that part of the world. 72 — 73

Above: Hugo Vau in the shallows on a jet ski Opposite top: A jet ski driver looking for an opening in the waves to reach the outside Opppsite bottom and following page: A cliff view of the big righthanders. And some people say that Nazareés waves don’t tube?… Last page: A surfer getting picked up by a jet ski after riding a wave, while a second safety jet ski keeps a close watch in case they require further assistance

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Larger-than-life street-pop artist Thierry Guetta a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash shares his thoughts on Banksy, the White House and why he likes to keep his cards close to his chest. Words Josh Sims

“People say life is short but no, no, no, no – life is very long because every day is a new life,” exclaims Thierry Guetta. “We have no idea what will happen tomorrow. You can go for a drive and ten minutes later it all ends. You just don’t know what’s going to happen. But every day you can make a difference, make something better.” Guetta knows of what he speaks. A little over a decade ago, the French-born, Los Angeles-based Guetta was an unknown street artist and videographer making a documentary on the better known, if still mysterious, Banksy. But then Banksy turned his Oscar-nominated Exit Through the Gift Shop into a film about Guetta. Suddenly, Guetta – a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash – was in the ascendant. And in a big way, too. The last few years have seen him make an estimated $20 million in art sales, create album covers for Madonna and Michael Jackson, collaborate with Nike, Mercedes and Coca-Cola, and even produce charity pieces for Michelle Obama and the Pope, whom he persuaded to paint with him. “The clothes the Pope wears aren’t great for painting in though,” Guetta laughs. “And when Michelle Obama’s people called and asked if I wanted to do this project, I was like ‘yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah’. And then they said ‘Okay, first we need your passport to check on you’. It was more than that, they wanted to know everything. It turned out that she wanted me to do a wall that covered a full block. I got there at 4pm in the afternoon and said, ‘where is the nearest Home Depot?’ And I painted the block in one night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to paint in The White House. I’m not that famous. But when I visited I did get to sticker ‘Life is Beautiful’ on the door. And I took a lot of selfies.” Guetta, now 55, is underselling himself. In the world of street art, Mr. Brainwash is big. In part, it’s good timing – he’s ridden the market’s new-found interest in street art, an interest that’s perplexingly late, reckons Guetta, seeing as “street art goes to the heart of art itself - to [the source] of freedom of expression, of making a statement. It’s the art that’s really open to the world, that always has a spirit of invention.” 80 — 81

Einstein by Mr. Brainwash

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Double Decker by Mr. Brainwash

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It’s also in part his media-friendly image – the hat, the beard, the permanently-attached sunglasses, the paintsplattered clothes, “though, really, the way I dress is the same every day, just because it’s easy for me,” he protests. “When I find a jacket I like I buy 30 of them and when they get too covered in paint I put them to one side. I’ve worn a hat for 25 years, a beard forever. I’m not a deep fashion guy. I’m more deep in life.” Even more likely is that his success is a product of the unfailingly positive, referential nature of his work, with its hearts and hippyish ‘life is beautiful’ mantra and fun nods to Warhol, Van Gogh and the Impressionists. “I do that out of love, too,” says Guetta. “The artists I love were all real characters. Their life was the art. [Likewise] I’m just who I am. I don’t try to be anybody else.” He has, however, perhaps only been half of himself. He admits that the demand for his resolutely positive style somewhat saw him painting himself into a corner and producing more of the same. But, in secret, he painted with another aesthetic, ready for a big reveal this year, and in a big setting – his own museum, opening in a Richard Meierdesigned building on LA’s Beverly Drive. “I suppose I was trapped by the success,” he says. “But of course, I don’t resent that. I just kept working on what I felt I really wanted to show on the side, the work that I think shows a real evolution, that I feel is a deeper level of art. But I wouldn’t let go of [the kind of work I’m known for] because I think the positivity, the color, the soul of it makes a lot of people happy. And why would anyone shut down happiness? “I’ve been very patient for many years and now it’s time for me to move to the next stage,” he adds. “When you wait 10 years to show something that reflects another side of you, that waiting is very hard, but also makes you feel very passionate about it. Ultimately, art is just the art that you do, it’s the art that you are.” Guetta is keeping his cards close to his chest. There’s a documentary in the pipeline — marking a return to filmmaking that, he says, will eventually see him make feature films. “I think movies are the best tool for communication, better than painting, because when you watch a film you stop time, stop the voices, stop the weather,” he says. But until then, until he posts his planned one-time Instagram dump of thousands of images, he’ll reveal little about the private man behind the shades. “I don’t need to share all that with people for now,” says Guetta. “But when I do I’ll be emptying my pockets completely — and it will be a relief. I couldn’t be utterly anonymous like Banksy. I need people in my life, I need to be out there giving the love.” 86 — 87

Thierry Guetta a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash in portrait


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The man who defined Palm Beach

El Solano (1922)

↑ P ainted portrait of architect Addison Cairns Mizner (1933) → The Everglades Club, designed by Addison Mizner and built by Paris Singer, was intended to be a hospital for convalescing World War I veterans in 1918. The war ended before the hospital could be completed and Singer, with millions to spend, suggested that Mizner redesign it as a club Interior architecture from the Everglades Club Palm Beach, Florida

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One hundred years ago, Addison Mizner was the toast of Palm Beach. Bold and slightly eccentric, his career blazed like a comet across the South Florida landscape as newly minted millionaires sought to establish a Newport-type enclave in the Sunny South. Mizner’s fresh aesthetic wrapped an equally important architectural framework and tropical building techniques perfectly suited to the climate. The elites clamored for a Mizner home; by the mid-1920s, he was one of Palm Beach County’s largest employers. His style – he called it Mediterranean Revival – is best described as a memoir of things that never were; a mashup of Spanish, Italian and Moorish design that is nostalgic, classic and fresh at the same time. In all, Mizner designed some 67 villas, mansions and public buildings in Palm Beach, including the famous Via Mizner shopping esplanade, before he turned his attention to developing Boca Raton 27 miles south. To understand how one architect created this enduring look in roughly 10 years begins with right-place, right-time and the sort of creative genius and hard work of which dreams are made, and books are written. The son of a successful Californian lawyer and diplomat, in his teen years he accompanied his father on numerous trips to Central America where he became enraptured by Colonial Spanish architecture.


Once the architect of the rich and famous, legendary architect Addison Mizner died bankrupt and broken by the Great Depression. Today, his designs dominate the Historical Register, and builders emulate his Palm Beach style. Words Marilyn Mower Photograph Steven Brooke

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Mizner designed porticos and high-ceilinged rooms opening onto courtyards with fountains to cool the air

Young Mizner studied drafting and painting, but his only architecture training was a three-year internship with San Francisco-based architect Willis Jefferson Polk. He struck out for New York in the early 1900s but declared the large firms static and stifling. Seeking inspiration, he made yearly trips to Europe, mostly Spain, filling sketchbooks with architectural details and his suitcases with antiques, some of which he sold for cash as he struggled to get his architecture practice up and running. With commissions for interior decoration, he found a niche styling weekend homes on Long Island for New York’s elite. He even worked on yacht interiors for George Landers and Morton Plant. Requests for whole structures soon followed. By 1918, Mizner was well known on Long Island, but following a serious injury on a building site he fell ill. A client, Paris Singer, heir to the sewing machine fortune, invited him to his Palm Beach home to convalesce. In Palm Beach, Mizner noted the hotels and bungalows were wooden and built in the northern style, making them miserable on hot days. The Hispanic-style architecture harnessing cross ventilation in cool stone and stucco walls that he had witnessed in Central America seemed far more appropriate. To buoy his spirits, philanthropist Singer asked him to design a convalescent hospital for wounded World War I veterans, encouraging him to explore a look that would be mindful of resort living. Mizner responded with porticos and high-ceilinged rooms opening onto courtyards with fountains to cool the air. Ventilated red tile roofs sprouted towers and turrets to drink in water views. The war ended before it was complete, so Singer turned this magnificent, fanciful, pink stucco wellness palace into the Everglades Club. Its brightness, light, colors and decorative concrete flourishes captured the fancy of key Palm Beach socialite Eva Stotesbury. With her commission for El Mirasol, a 37-room oceanfront mansion at 348 North County Road, Mizner was suddenly the talk of the town. Part of Mizner’s charm was that he was a great storyteller, embellishing history and events with fanciful details, and he

← W orth Avenue shopping arcade - Palm Beach, Florida. Designed by architect Addison Mizner and constructed in 1924 The Worth Avenue business district of Palm Beach, designed by Addison Mizner, captures the sunny charm of the Mediterranean

↑ T he area is honeycombed by winding alleys, half- hidden patios and potted gardens. Bougainvillea vines cling to the rambling, irregular buildings that Mizner skilfully designed to capture the mood of an old, coastal village that has known ages of both building and decline

↑ C asa Nana (1928) front entrance and stair tower → C asa Nana ocean facade, 780 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, Florida Casa Bendita (1928) viewed from the garden

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approached the designs of his Florida buildings the same way. “I never begin to design a home without first imagining some sort of romance about it,” he was quoted as saying. “Once I have my story, then the plans take place easily.” He liked the idea of his buildings looking as if they had been added to, with a new wing in one century and a tower in another. This sense of story explains why he took liberties, often mixing styles in a single building. It resonated with his wealthy clientele who were, in a very real sense, creating a storybook town for themselves. Mizner was a big man measuring six-foot-three and eventually tipping the scales at 300 pounds. Affable and kind and with quick wit, he was popular. Around town, he was frequently accompanied by his pet monkey, Johnny Brown, whose remains are buried near Mizner’s apartment off Worth Avenue. Like his contemporaries Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright, Mizner believed in creating whole environments including furniture, fountains, gardens and decor for the homes he built. To keep up with demand for materials – he might have a dozen projects going at once – he established Mizner Industries to craft everything from clay roof tiles to cast stone decoration, iron hardware, pottery, stained glass and furniture, both of his design and copies of antiques his artisans would distress. The freehand style that served him well with buildings made him a poor businessman whose reach began to exceed his grasp as he bought up tracts of land to develop in Boynton Beach and Boca. By 1926, creditors began closing in and he lost control of The Cloister Inn. The following year, the Florida real estate boom began to bust, then came the hurricane of 1928 and Black Friday in October 1929. Bankruptcy followed for his developments. Although a few bank loans kept Mizner Industries afloat, the Palm Beach chapter of his storybook life was over. Mizner died a broken man in 1933. Yet nearly 90 years later his name is as famous as ever, perhaps more so given the number of buildings unabashedly designed in the Mizner style and the parks, schools and streets carrying his name.


Mizner liked the idea of his buildings looking as if they had been added to, with a new wing in one century and a tower in another.

Cloister Inn (1926)

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La Guerida (1923)

Casa Amado(1919)

Where to see Mizner originals Here are FRANK’s top pick of Palm Beach buildings that show off Addison Mizner’s energetic Mediterranean Revival style:

El Mirasol (1920) 348 North County Road

Via Mizner (1923) Worth Avenue

This 40-acre parcel and a 37-room house was the first of Mizner’s Palm Beach storybook houses, and the first to be demolished after the owner’s death. The only thing left of Mizner’s genius is the entrance gate, given Historic Landmark status in 1980. Today, it marks the entrance to a 14-house subdivision named El Mirasol Estates.

A charming spot, this shady shopping street recalls old European cities. It is one block long from Worth Avenue to Peruvian Avenue, and its 11 buildings originally housed cafes and apartments, including Mizner’s own in the four-story tower. Every Wednesday through April 27, a docent leads a 75-minute walking tour of the Worth Avenue Area.

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La Guerida (1923)

Casa Amado (1919) 455 North County Road

La Guerida (1923) 1095 North Ocean Boulevard

Built for Charles Munn, Jr., a bon vivant known as Mr. Palm Beach, it is the oldest surviving Mizner home on the island. Partially burned in 2007 it has been renovated with an interior by David Easton and a new entrance.

Originally designed for Philadelphia department store owner Rodman Wanamaker at a reported cost of $50,000, it was bought by Joseph P. Kennedy in 1933 for $120,000. It was better known as the Kennedy Compound and Winter White House for JFK. In 1995, it fetched $5 million from new owners who restored it to Mizner’s original plans. Its most recent sale in 2020 brought $70 million.

El Solano (1925) 720 South Ocean Boulevard


Mizner’s residence featured floor-to-ceiling windows, hand-stenciled wood ceilings and seven bedrooms. He sold it to Harold Vanderbilt CBE. In 1980, it was purchased by John Lennon and Yoko Ono for $725,000. Now with a twostory pool house, its most recent sales price was $36 million.

The Everglades Club (1919) 356 Worth Avenue A private golf and social club with membership capped at 1,000. It was the first social center in the town that was not a hotel or gambling hall. It’s so exclusive there is no sign or website.

Cloister Inn (1926) 501 East Camino Real The cornerstone development for Mizner’s Boca Raton was a lavish hotel and yacht basin designed to rival Palm Beach. Now named The Boca Raton, it reopened in January 2022 after a multi-million dollar facelift to return it to the original Mizner style of 1926.

The Kennedy Bunker Peanut Island in Palm Beach County has always been the place to party. But it’s also the location of a fallout shelter constructed in 1961 and intended for use by President John F. Kennedy in case of nuclear attack. Words Marilyn Mower

Just a few miles as the gull flies from what was the Kennedy family’s elegant Palm Beach Mizner mansion at 1095 North Ocean Boulevard is an eerie reminder of the Cold War – a bunker built to protect President John F. Kennedy in the event of a nuclear attack. Fidel Castro’s 1959 Cuba revolution, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, and the Soviet-backed Cuban Missile Crisis that followed meant living on the brink of World War III was an ever-present nightmare to South Floridians in the 1960s. With JFK using his family’s Palm Beach compound as the “Winter White House”, the U.S. Secret Service realized that if a nuclear attack launched from Cuba, just 90 miles away, it would be impossible to evacuate the President and his family to Air Force 1 at the West Palm Beach airport before disaster struck. He needed a bunker but digging a shelter below the house was not physically feasible. For something nearby but inconspicuous, the Pentagon proposed building a bunker on Peanut Island, a spoil dump in Lake Worth just off the northern tip of Palm Beach. There was already a Coast Guard station on the island, so sailors ferrying materials to the dock would not arouse suspicion, neither would landing a helicopter. In December 1961, Navy SeaBees quietly docked at Peanut Island and unloaded building materials. If anyone asked, they were adding a munitions depot at the Coast Guard station. In just two weeks the construction team secretly built a 1,500-square-foot bunker, stocked it, and departed just as quietly. Utilizing the palmetto scrub as a natural cover, they dug a 40-foot-long tunnel, lining it with corrugated steel leading to an underground Quonset hut. Its roof was lined with lead and the outside covered with 18 inches of concrete and 12 feet of dirt. Its half-moon entrance was obscured with camouflage paint and plants. Given the mounded shape of the island, it was nearly unnoticeable. 100 — 101

This modest bunker was not designed to survive a direct hit, but rather to shelter up to 30 people from nuclear fallout for up to 30 days, or until they could be safely moved. Detachment Hotel, as it was named, consisted of a plywood decontamination chamber with a shower, shelves of K-rations and lead-lined barrels of water, along with stacks of fatigues to replace contaminated clothing. A generator powered lights, radiation detectors, filtered ventilation fans and a ham radio that would link them to the outside world. The scant amenities were 15 bunk beds, a Presidential desk and a conference table, but little else. The Secret Service conducted dress rehearsals with the President and family by air and by sea, but these were the only times the Kennedys occupied it. When JFK was assassinated in 1963, the government padlocked the door and left, even denying its existence, until 1974 when locals looking for a place to party broke in and began talking about what they saw. The island belonged to the Port of Palm Beach, and it was up to them to guard it – or not. In 1992, the Port invited the West Palm Maritime Museum to restore the vandalized bunker as an attraction, which it did, conducting tours until the lease expired in 2017, its contents packed off to the museum. And so it sat, the Presidential Seal still boldly painted on its concrete floor, frozen in limbo until January 2022 when the Palm Beach County Parks Department secured a 30-year lease on the parcel, adding it to land it already administers as a public park on the 80-acre island. But don’t expect to cast your eyes on this Cold War relic anytime soon. The director of the Parks Department estimates it will take $3-4 million to restore both the bunker and the Colonial Revival-style Coast Guard building with several years for permitting, fundraising and construction. Maybe they should just call the SeaBees.

NIGHT FEVER Who needs the sun when a cloak of darkness can give way to unforgettable adventures? The rise of astrotourism – activities that orbit around observing the cosmos – hints at the type of ventures that awaits under the dim glow of starlight. It typically requires a more daring spirit to strike out in search of merriment in the dark. But the reward? Endless opportunities to create once-in-a-lifetime memories. FRANK spotlights five destinations that have more to offer at night. Words Chadner Navarro Photograph Audun Rikardsen

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Live out your Aurora fantasies in Norway It’s not the obvious option to go whale-watching or skiing when the light is low, but deep inside the Arctic Circle, chasing pods of whales under the Northern Lights is when things get truly epic, says Rob Murray-John, director of operations at luxury travel operator Black Tomato: “It’s somewhat hallucinatory watching orcas breach the blackness of the sea under dancing Auroras.” A marine biologist and photographer can be present to elevate the experience, but if you want your evening to take on a more grueling pace, then skinning up a snowy hill to ski down to the water with a wetsuit on is where it’s at. “Skiing at night can be exhausting, but it’s way more magical.”


Dive through sunken relics in the South Pacific


Sure, maybe you’re a master diver, but have you done it at night in a submersible? “For a lot of people, it is a scary experience to dive into the underwater darkness, but soon after, the thrill of night diving takes over,” says Pelorus founder Jimmy Carroll, adding that the difference between day and night diving is so vast that there’s truly no comparing them. In the depths of the South Pacific around the Solomon Islands exists the opportunity to not only commune with marine life with nothing, but to poke around boat and aircraft wrecks from WWII. “Exploring the wrecks gifts an eerie feeling while heightening the senses,” Carroll explains. “Being cast back in time creates a highly somber energy.”

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Horse racing has been part of Barbadian culture since the 1840s; in fact, the Garrison Savannah, located just outside Bridgetown, is home to one of the oldest racetracks in the Americas and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In December 2020, Barbados became the first and only country in the Caribbean to stage races at night on an illuminated track. Now, many of the island’s prestigious events (within three different seasons of horseracing) can take place at sunset, meaning you can devote more of your day to rum tastings. Hippophiles may already know that Barbados breeds some of the most impressive thoroughbreds in the world, making these some of the most competitive and widely followed races. 106 — 107



Horsing around in Barbados


Follow the stars in Maui A Hawaiian vacation typically involves conquering house-size waves or sunning by the beach. But a new initiative by the Haleakalā Conservancy, the philanthropic partner to Haleakalā National Park, aims to show what Maui is like when day gives way to night. Given the clear skies over Maui, Haleakalā has been summited by Polynesian navigators for centuries. Follow in their footsteps alongside astronomy interpreters during moonlit hikes and night sky festivals timed to cosmic events, such as a meteor shower. Looking to the sky may sound like an escape, but “this program is meant to dive deeper into the Maui experience,” says executive director Olena Alec. “It takes advantage of this rarefied environment where a whole new world of wonderment and learning takes place.”


Shine on in Puerto Rico


Known for its bright bioluminescent displays, Fajardo Bay in Laguna Grande isn’t an unknown tourism destination. But with the help of experts at Embark Beyond, an unforgettable night out in this natural phenomenon will stand apart. “While most people just kayak through, we organize everything from snorkeling into the bay to photography classes to improve your night shooting skills,” says founder Jack Ezon. For an educational twist on this sail, request for a naturalist to lead the way and provide in-depth explanations regarding the microscopic single-cell organisms that give this place its otherworldly glow.

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EYES ON THE FUTURE Turkish shipyard Numarine went from building 100-foot express cruisers to manufacturing some of the most efficiently produced explorer yachts on the market. FRANK finds out how. Words Marina Nazario Morgan Photography Jeff Brown

If you asked Numarine founder and chairman Ömer Malaz for his prediction on the future of yachting in 2016, he would have said modern expedition yachts. Great business leaders are always thinking years ahead. So the Turkish shipyard introduced a powerful new line of explorer vessels that are now making waves within yachting. “The XP line was the brainchild of a customer who wanted something different and something slow. So, together with my designer Can Yalman, we came up with a modern explorer,” says Malaz. “We turned our attention from building flybridge and express cruisers to building explorer yachts.” The line began with the 32XP, followed by the 26XP, 22XP, 37XP and the 45XP – “which will blow your socks off!” Shipyards don’t typically undergo rebrands. They usually capitalize on established traditions. Switching up 110 — 111

designs or adding new lines is considered a risk. But for Numarine, the risk seems to have paid off. Numarine experienced success with its original line of express cruisers after launching and delivering about 150 boats. But Malaz knew they needed more. In 2016, he jumped into modernizing the traditional explorer yacht with eyes on a different market. According to Denison yacht broker Alex Clarke, owners of sport-style performance boats may not have the same yachting goals as owners of expedition yachts. The vessels are two different beasts: “An expedition boat is not your typical, white wedding cake yacht that travels superfast. Yachts like the 37XP are big, steel-hull, full displacement, expedition vessels that can carry a lot of toys and guests. Most owners of explorer yachts are familyoriented and are not in a rush to go anywhere.”

Malaz knew he had to find a different customer base — those who are true explorers, ready to venture far in search of an adventure that’s untouchable to most people. The Numarine XP series, with its recognizable knuckle bow and Transformer-style look, includes five vessels ranging between 72-feet to 150-feet in length. Numarine’s skilled in-house workforce spans all departments – from glass and cabinetry to hull and body production – which means the shipyard has the capability to produce up to 10 boats a year. “The Numarine shipyard is highly efficient in how they go about building their product,” says Clarke. “They don’t build a lot of boats per year, and that’s deliberate. It makes for a successful business model, whereby they keep a small number of boats available and give a lot of personal attention to the clients.”

This type of in-house production – also referred to as vertical integration – ensures consistent quality, perfect fitment and flexible customization for each model. It worked for Tesla, which implemented vertical integration to push the boundaries of innovation in-house. Numarine is no different. “I never think of boat building as a shipyard. I always imagine it more like a factory, where we can monitor our materials and workforce, and therefore our delivery periods,” says Malaz. “We also emphasize lean management, which means we have a 98% rate for on-time delivery.” While restructuring, re-branding and lean in-house production are effective business strategies to stay ahead, for Malaz, the key to success is simple: “I think making a great product, with a great service, and a great brand makes for a great success story.”

DIGITAL DOPAMINE Alex Jimenez – @TheYachtGuy – was yachting’s first Instagram influencer. Ten years after he burst onto the scene, he talks about superyacht sunsets, future boats and his #1 rule of the game. Interview Taylor Chien Photograph Alex Jimenez


I’m just a regular guy blessed to have had the opportunities that I’ve had. I started yacht dreaming back in 1998 but @TheYachtGuy started in 2010 at the Newport International Boat Show when I ran out of storage on my phone. I started an Instagram account as a way to save my personal photos, an idea courtesy of my brother who was with me. I was sleeping in my truck at the time, so I needed to see where I wanted to be in the future, and it took on a life of its own. In 2014, after four years of learning Insta, I made it a full-time job. YOU WERE AT THE START OF YACHTING’S SOCIAL MEDIA BOOM – HOW HAS IT CHANGED SINCE THEN?

Back when I started, there was no social media. Most of the industry didn’t like the idea of guys like me posting about something that I had nothing to do with. There was one guy sharing yacht news and another was a yachtie. Bob Denison, Peter Lürssen and a few others knew something big was coming, though. More so, even, than I did. Since then it’s changed a lot. Now, there are a million yacht pages, a few looking to be #1 with the most followers, whatever that means. There is a science to growing a page. Using the same content over and over because it’s very popular will gain more likes and follows. Paying people to grow accounts will too. But for me, gaining a million followers isn’t my goal. I just want to keep working with great people sharing great experiences and working toward my goals of living a great life with family and friends. So, while those other pages are busy chasing numbers, I’ll be busy chasing superyacht sunsets, boat side in a regatta, and surrounding myself with good people in great places. 112 — 113

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“ I have 800k+ followers, and my guess is most are dreamers like me.


Absolutely! I love getting out there and taking shots, especially if I’m with legends like Tom van Oossanen and Charl van Rooy, getting tips from professionals on how to take a better shot. WHO ARE YOUR MAIN FOLLOWERS?

I have 800k+ followers, and my guess is most are dreamers like me. But I do know firsthand that many are yacht owners, designers, builders, yachties, celebrities and a few billionaires.



The term “Influencer” is used a lot these days, everyone with a page is considered an influencer. Many of them are brokers leveraging their access to yachts and trying to sell boats (nothing wrong with that), while other accounts are made up of reposts and content that will get them followers – ships in storms, boats sinking, people getting hurt, etc. They write “DM for credit” to avoid mentioning anyone, but never actually get out there and show the experience. So, only reposting pictures and videos you didn’t take or posting a yacht as part of your job doesn’t qualify you as an influencer, in my opinion. Weed out all of those and then see how many yacht influencers are actually out there.


It’s not that hard, really. Paid content must be good content. I get requests to post blurry pics all the time or videos that just look commercial and I go back to the client and work with them to get something better. Sometimes, I’ll get a stubborn client, and I post the bad content just to make the point that it was going to bomb.

“ Owning a yacht has always been the goal.”


My #1 rule is if I use someone’s content, I credit them right under the caption and not bury their name at the bottom under a bunch of spaces or hashtags. Everything else is just common sense, no real magic tricks. IS THERE ANY YACHT CONTENT THAT YOU WON’T POST?


DUBAI, ECLIPSE, RISING SUN, FLYING FOX, OCTOPUS, both As - too many to list them all here! Stepping aboard isn’t as good as experiencing the yacht, which I’d prefer. 116 — 117


I try to stay away from tragic posts, especially when people get hurt. A regatta video surfaced recently in which a guy got plowed off the back of a yacht by another boat, and it turned out he broke a few ribs. Another one showed a couple on a jet ski that blew up with them on it as they crashed. I knew these would get tons of views, but I didn’t post them. There has to be a line, and for me, people’s lives are that line.


I was on my way to Monaco and was supposed to be staying in a room that a friend had offered to me, but when my plane landed, the owner of a 284-foot yacht called me and insisted I stay with him on his yacht. We were all mutual friends, so I said okay, let’s do it. Arriving on that yacht was pretty epic. The crew were super kind, I sat on the top deck at 2am sipping Champagne looking out over the Monaco night lights. It was surreal, and my first time as a guest on board a yacht. DO YOU MAINLY OPERATE ON INSTAGRAM, OR DO YOU USE OTHER PLATFORMS FOR ENGAGEMENT?

Instagram is the main platform, but I use Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. IF YOU OWNED A YACHT, WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT, AND WHY?

Owning a yacht has always been the goal. In the beginning, it was a small one, then I started dreaming bigger and wanted an ECLIPSE of my own and all the luxury that came with it. But I’ve met so many people on smaller 80 footers or less, cruising with family and enjoying life without all the fuss that comes with a big yacht, and I’ve really fallen for that style of yachting. Low key, close family and friends to run the boat and good memories. I always said I’d name it after my daughter, M/Y POEME.

QUICKFIRE ROUND Favorite yacht? ECLIPSE Favorite destination? Caribbean Sun or snow? Sun Chopper or submarine? Chopper Below Deck – hot or rot? ROT! Best ever yacht party? Onboard SERENITY with SSH Maritime for amfAR Cryptocurrency or dollars? CRYPTO! Favorite yacht pic? Too many to pick just one Giant boat or pocket-sized tender? Pocket explorer

QUANTUM OF SOME SOLACE For many of us, the 1990’s American science-fiction series Quantum Leap in which scientist Sam Beckett found himself trapped in time due to an experiment gone awry - is the closest we’ll get to understanding quantum physics. But with the latest developments in the seismic world of quantum computing, that may be about to change. Words Josh Sims Illustration Distinct Mind

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“When I was a kid I always wanted to be the science officer on the USS Enterprise [of Star Trek fame],” laughs Winfried Hensinger. “And there is something science fiction-like about the idea of quantum computing, even though quantum physics are really reality whereas the classical physics we all know are more like an approximation. It’s just hard to grasp the counter-intuitive idea that things normal in the quantum world are totally impossible in the ‘normal’ physical world.” Hensinger, professor of quantum technologies at the University of Sussex, UK, isn’t kidding when he says this. To give a taste, in the quantum world there’s what’s called superposition – the ability to be in multiple states at the same time. And, weirder still, there’s entanglement, or what Einstein – who was never completely convinced by quantum mechanics – referred to as “spooky action at a distance”: when a change in the state of one quantum particle changes that of another, even when they’re a long way apart. So far, so brain melting. As the renowned physicist Richard Feynman quipped, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics…you don’t”. And yet these ideas – widely accepted as theory in the science academy for a century, and perhaps better understood than relativity – are in more recent years finding practical application in the development of the first quantum computers. Indeed, small-scale, experimental, if still impressive, quantum computers, developed by the likes of IBM, are already in operation, tapped into occasionally by the likes of CERN, ExxonMobil and Amazon. Very broadly, if conventional computers use units (streams of electrical or optical pulses representing ones and zeros), quantum computers use qubits, usually sub-atomic particles like electrons or photons. It’s their special properties – the likes of superposition and entanglement – that give a connected group of them hugely more processing power than the usual binary bits. And by hugely, that means that a quantum computer (think of this as a very large, specialist tool rather than something that will sit on your desktop any time soon) can solve problems that would take even the most advanced conventional computers billions of years to crack. The classic example is the traveling salesman problem: what’s the most efficient route for him to travel between 300 cities? Remarkably, assessing the countless millions of possible routes is not something a conventional computer can do, but a quantum machine could. And a business, such as FedEx, would love to know the answer. A quantum computer can be used to address whole classes of similarly particular problems that are inaccessible to the computers we know. And do it cheaper, too. “You could extend Moore’s Law [the idea that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit, and hence conventional computing power, doubles every two years] for another

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thousand years and your conventional computer still couldn’t do what a quantum computer will do,” enthuses Hensinger, who, worryingly for laypeople, calls it all “mind-boggling”. The upshot could be profound, for example, in the rapid development of new materials or of new drugs; in machine learning and AI; or, as Hensinger has demonstrated in a recent paper, in advancing high nitrogen fertilizer production, which could, in turn, radically improve global food supply. It’s a small wonder then that the world outside of quantum physics – chemical and pharmaceutical industries, banking and investing, security and intelligence – are quickly waking up to this potential. This year IonQ became the first dedicated quantum computer developer to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange; it quickly gained a market capitalization of $3 billion. “I’m not sure how much of the public understands the exoticism behind any approach to quantum computing, or whether it really needs to, I mean, how many of us know how our cellphones work?” asks Christopher Monroe, atomic physicist and IonQ’s co-founder. “But the listing does make a statement that there’s an appetite for investing in quantum computing now, that there’s an expectation that it will produce value.” “It’s been a victory story for universities being allowed to do fundamental research, in the same way that understanding nuclear physics was purely academic before applications were found,” explains Wim van Dam, professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and one of the pioneer thinkers 25 years ago in the then decidedly esoteric field of quantum computing. “Attitudes are changing. It’s rather like people talking of building a big bridge - you can hear it described, or see some drawings, but it only really becomes understandable when you see an architect’s model. For people outside of the field of quantum mechanics it was all ‘blah blah equations blah blah’. Now it’s starting to feel real.” That said, we’re still at the dawn of this quantum age. Hensinger compares it to being back in the 1940s with conventional computers – long established in theory, but only then finding the first practical applications, notably in the breaking of the German Enigma code. “And much as then, people had no idea that computers might become what they are today, it would be a mistake to assume we will know what quantum computing will be capable of for decades,” he stresses. Of course, there remain major challenges: there’s what’s called ‘noise’, those environmental factors like vibrations and electromagnetic waves, that a quantum computers’ delicate state doesn’t like at all. And, as Hensinger notes, “you can’t just run Windows on a quantum computer.” Finessing

“ I’m not sure how much of the public understands the exoticism behind quantum computing, or whether it really needs to.”

the software’s bespoke algorithms is, for instance, as big a challenge as developing the hardware. And yet, recent years have seen massive leaps forward in bringing practicable quantum computers to life, with the development work of a handful of leaders in the field, each tackling the various operational hurdles that need to be overcome for quantum computing to necessarily scale up. Hensinger’s Ion Quantum Technology Group, for example, has devised a way of holding those qubits stably in place not by use of lasers – the ‘standard’ if less mature approach today – but with microwaves. His company, which also has a means of realizing a fully modular quantum computer in the pipeline, now has serious venture capital funding. Likewise, Rigetti, a start-up in Berkeley, has worked out how to forcibly reset qubits for re-use some 30 times faster, thus removing valuable latency from the system, while IonQ has shown a path away from using what are, essentially, pimped-up solid state platforms for quantum computing (with all of the variations that can upset quantum processes) towards what is known as a ‘trapped ion’ system; it uses individual, perfectly replicable fundamental particles assembled by nature. If most quantum computing hardware requires massively expensive super-cooling to almost absolute zero, IonQ’s can be operated at room temperature. “But what’s important is that really none of the hurdles are problems in physics, so much as problems in engineering, albeit serious ones,” says Monroe. “And [in the end] the different approaches to quantum computing will probably coalesce, as happened in the development of conventional computers.” When that occurs, who knows what quantum leaps might follow? “Whenever we get something fundamentally new in processing information – the printing press, connecting computers online, etc. – it’s always revolutionary,” says Van Dam, who predicts a major breakthrough within five years. “And given how ubiquitous processing information is now, if quantum computing can fundamentally change that, the consequences will be considerable. We just don’t know what those consequences will be yet. It’s going to take a while, but they’re going to be big.”

MEGAYACHTS IN THE METAVERSE Does anyone really know the value of an NFT? Or what the metaverse or crypto really is? Read on to learn how Cloud Yachts is revolutionizing the new digital revolution. Words Bill Springer

For many of us, it’s hard to even begin to understand the dizzying array of digital technology that’s shifting fundamental ideas about art, property, design, investing and even money itself. However, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that Bitcoin is having on global financial markets, or the fact that Sotheby’s recently sold a collection of Bored Ape NFTs (actual digital cartoon images of bored apes) for over $24 million. And since Bored Ape owners are also granted access to the hyper-exclusive Bored Ape Yacht Club (only 10,000 Apes exist on the Ethereum blockchain), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s only a matter of time before a superyacht NFT Yacht Club is minted for the metaverse. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, an NFT (non-fungible token) is an image that contains unique digital identifiers that can’t be copied, substituted or subdivided. Each NFT is recorded on a blockchain that is used to certify the authenticity and ownership of a specific digital asset. So, the idea is, a superyacht in the metaverse can be as unique and verifiable as Jeff Bezos’s outrageously large, new-build yacht. Thankfully, the limited-edition superyacht NFTs that Cloud Yachts released at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show are far superior than simple cartoon images. The project successfully attracted world-renowned yacht design firms, such as Bannenberg & Rowell, Gregory C. Marshall, David Weiss and Marco Casali, all of whom released real yacht NFTs that might end up being a lot more valuable to own than other headline-grabbing NFTs with their jaw dropping prices. In fact, Cloud Yachts’ NFTs could end up changing the way yachts are designed, as well as bought and sold. This is 122 — 123

because in addition to the unique superyacht NFTs that were dropped at Miami Yacht Show, a 206-foot-long new-build project designed by Gregory C. Marshall is also available for purchase as an NFT. This first-of-its-kind project will allow a client to work with the award-winning designer to customize their superyacht in the metaverse using augmented reality technology. The project is currently priced at $95 million or 30,148 ETH (at the time of going to print), but who knows what the final price will be? “Our team is honored to represent some of the world’s best and emerging superyacht designers,” says Zach Mandelstein, founder of Cloud Yachts. “We’re aware of the short-term NFT craze so we’ve set our sights on the longterm utility that this blockchain technology offers. Whether it’s by facilitating transactions, revolutionizing the new-build experience or something we haven’t yet imagined, we’re enthusiastic to participate in this virtual economy.”

Marco Casali NFT

J. David Weiss NFT



STEP ON, CHECK-IN, ZONE OUT Hotels with yachts included as part of their excursion offering are the latest craze to hit the hospitality sector. Spurred on by the freedom that boating provides, it opens a gateway to thrilling high sea adventures for all. FRANK highlights the top five floating ‘des res’ across the globe. Words Julia Zaltzman Photograph Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design


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A reputation for being the most exclusive, wellness-centered hotel brand in the world precedes Aman. Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, the hotels are renowned for jaw-dropping locations, locally-inspired architecture and ultimate privacy. So, when in 2021 the brand announced the design and build of its own superyacht, shock waves of excitement rippled across the globe. The 600foot PROJECT SAMA (meaning tranquility in Sanskrit) is developed in partnership with Cruise Saudi, with an interior by Sinot Yacht Design, and set to launch in 2025. Featuring 50 spacious suites, each with a private balcony, there is an array of indulgent dining options planned, along with two helipads, a waterside beach club and a signature Aman Spa with a Japanese garden. The yacht’s official name and itinerary is yet to be confirmed, but the intention to create “sanctuaries at sea in unfrequented locations” underpins the exciting new build. 124 — 125


How do you up the romance when visiting one of the most seductive destinations on the planet? By speeding off together aboard motor yacht BELLA in search of deserted islands. Trade your over-water pool villa for an onboard picnic on the flybridge, sipping Champagne in front of a Maldivian sunset, before spending the night under the starlit sky. Aboard Hurawalhi Maldives’ Princess 55, guests experience the very best of the country’s underwater treasures. Scuba dive in Noonu Atoll with whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. Snorkel at Hanifaru Bay Marine Reserve, one of the world’s largest feeding grounds for manta rays. Swim among some of the rarest reefs in Lhaviyani. Whether a morning excursion or an overnight stay, time spent aboard BELLA elevates a beach retreat vacation to one that presents incredible marine life encounters. 126 — 127


→ Hurawalhi Maldives

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← Six Senses Ibiza

Arriving on the shores of Ibiza’s Cala Xarraca Bay in July 2021, Six Senses took full advantage of its secluded seaside surroundings offering a diverse range of ocean experiences. Among the treats available to those who check-in at the front desk are luxurious boating excursions aboard the hotel’s private yacht portfolio. Sustainablyminded guests can sail into the sunset aboard a solar catamaran, while the jet-set squad can board a sleek and speedy Scanner Envy 950. When out at sea, the resort’s expert guide navigates a journey to the best-kept secrets of the Ibizan coastline, from the private island of Tagomago to the bay at Cala Negra for a dreamy day of snorkeling, cliff jumping and underwater aquatic adventures.


→ Dighu Maldives, Anantara

For many, happiness is found in discovering destinations for the first time and immersing in the culture. The 1,200 coral islands that make up the Maldives provide bountiful adventures, but to truly experience the Maldivian way of life, an unforgettable journey island hopping aboard NIRVANA is the way to do so. Drop anchor and step into local island village life. Catch sailfish with expert guides or learn the Maldivian sport of hand-line fishing. Enjoy a chef’s picnic basket on a secluded sandbank or dine on canapés on deck at sunset. In a country that is 99% water, being aboard your own captained yacht, journeying behind the horizon, is the only way to see the stunning seas of the Maldivian atoll.


↓ The Abaco Club, Bahamas

The Bahamas is the land of plenty, but now that yacht membership club Barton & Gray has partnered with The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, it’s become the land of plenty more. The Bahamas marks Barton & Gray’s first harbor outside of the United States, joining the company’s roster of 30 harbors along the East Coast and Great Lakes. The partnership marries Abaco’s sheltered location nestled among the palms on The Abacos’ western coast with a fleet of 60-plus captained yachts. The collection includes 36-foot Hinckley Picnic boats, 44-foot Hinckley Talarias, and new for 2022, a 48-foot B&G Daychaser with a rapid top speed of 35 knots for island hopping with flair.

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PARADISE CITY When you bring your boat to The Bahamas, you find yourself in paradise. Now get ready to discover you’re actually Somewhere Else. Words Julia Zaltzman

Atlantis Marina is the number one spot to dock your yacht when cruising the balmy shallow waters of the Lucayan Archipelago. It’s yachting’s equivalent of arriving at the Pearly Gates, where everything your heart desires is available. For some, it’s more than they can imagine. For others, the dream has only just begun. Soon, you’ll be able to dock your yacht, check-in for the night and wake to discover you’re Somewhere Else, for that’s the name of the first resort venture from David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, opening at Atlantis Paradise Resort in 2024. Pitched adjacent to Atlantis (taking over The Beach), the resort is set to offer an immersive experience. It will blend Grutman’s (founder of Groot Hospitality) ability to create memorable hospitality platforms with Williams’ dynamic, genre-spanning artistry. The duo has already garnered collaborative success as partners on Swan, the Miami-based restaurant, and The Goodtime Hotel, a Miami Beachbased boutique concept. Now, Somewhere Else marks the next evolutionary step. “Somewhere Else is going to be a one-of-a-kind resort,” says Grutman. “Not only will it offer a major extension of the unforgettable and high energy experiences we deliver with Groot Hospitality, but also, a clear focus on nature and restorative elements. We’ll have something for everyone, yet Pharrell and I are making sure Somewhere Else is unlike anywhere else.” The Atlantis Marina and Village already boasts designer shopping, seven-star dining and all-night entertainment. It hosts vessels of up to 250 feet, with zero bridge restrictions, high-speed fueling and full dockside concierge service, all within a protected harbor. And let’s not forget the oceanthemed 62-hectare waterscape resort on Paradise Island with fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, water slides and river rides. It’s the ideal start or finish (and middle) to a dreamy island-hopping itinerary. Atlantis Paradise Island is home to five properties, 132 — 133

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including the iconic towers of The Royal, the family-friendly accommodations at The Coral, residential-style studios and suites at The Reef, opulent suites at The Cove, and waterside villas at Harborside Resort. It launched 25 years ago as a first of its kind. Taking its name from the legendary lost city of Atlantis, it is tied to a meaningful connection with the ocean, connecting its guests to the history, art, marine life, people, cuisine and festivities of The Bahamas, while underscoring environmental sustainability efforts. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s 14-acre marine mammal habitat, is a state-of-the-art education center and animalrescue rehabilitation hospital. And in 2021, aligned with its commitment to sustainability, The Cove announced a partnership with niLuu to produce premium and quality vegan silk loungewear such as kimono robes, wrap tops, pants and shorts, as well as sleep masks and pillowcases. Available in a variety of deep and vibrant hues with a soft-brushed finish, typical of premium sand-washed silk, niLuu’s vegan silk pieces are sustainable, biodegradable, 100% certified vegan and are designed to look and feel incredible.

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Complementing the existing Atlantis amenities and offerings, Somewhere Else will feature over 400 guestrooms and suites alongside an array of vibrant, top-tier dining venues, lushly landscaped grounds, an oceanfront beach, multiple pools and recreation areas with luxury amenities and live entertainment. It’s been described as bringing an “atmosphere of tropical modernism”, with designs by Shawn Sullivan – of David Rockwell’s global architecture and design firm Rockwell Group. “Teaming up with David Grutman and Pharrell to further evolve the resort is an endeavor we are incredibly proud to be embarking upon,” says Audrey Oswell, president and managing director of Atlantis Paradise Island. “We can’t wait to share the Somewhere Else experience with new and returning guests, which will be amplified by the culture and warm Bahamian hospitality that can only be found at Atlantis Paradise Island.” Atlantis Marina is already the best-known yacht destination in the region, but Somewhere Else will deliver an all-new, immersive gateway to The Bahamas.

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BARCELONA Barcelona is known for many things – atmospheric tapas bars, Gaudi’s colorful mosaiced Parc Güell and an outstanding soccer team. The Spanish city is also a nautical hub with a thriving Blue Economy — the European economy linked to water and the sea. Here is FRANK’s must-see list when dropping anchor in the city. Words Julia Zaltzman 136 — 137

Where to live FM10

Francesco Macià 10 is an award-winning residential project offering eight full-floor apartments in the heart of Barcelona. Located in Swiss architect Marc-Joseph Saugey’s 1960s modernist building, the apartments – priced between $9 and $22 million – are available completed or fully customized to reflect residents’ individual lifestyles and personalities.

Where to drop anchor ↑ Marina Port Vell

Offering a superyacht haven in the heart of Barcelona, Marina Port Vell is a one-of-a-kind. Move from yacht to city in one step and find yourself enveloped in the beauty of the Gothic Quarter. With top restaurants, crew amenities and 150 berths up to 623-feet, the facilities are set for further development following a $22 million investment plan launched in 2022.

Where to find culture ↑ Casà Milà

Completed in 1912, Casà Milà is the most iconic (and last) private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. Renowned for its constructional and functional innovations, as well as its ornamental and decorative solutions, it is nicknamed ‘la Pedrera’ (stone quarry) due to its rough stone façade. VIP visitor passes can be arranged through Marina Port Vell. 138 — 139

Where to beach Illa Roja Cove

A magnificent beach located in Begur is a jewel on the Costa Brava. Characterized by reddish-colored rocks it is one of the most photographed landscapes in the region… and also happens to be a nude beach. Despite its popularity, it remains a quiet area thanks to an exceptional location, which makes it difficult to access on foot, but ideal to approach from the sea.

Where to view sunsets ↑ Terraza de Vivi

Where to yacht spot Camping Mar

Where to stay Hotel Casa Fuster

Where to eat Restaurant Lasarte

The rooftop bar at Kimpton Vividora is set high above the lively streets of the Gothic Quarter, complete with lush greenery, sunlounges and spectacular views of the city’s skyline. This airy outdoor space, accented with chic lighting, is the best place to elegantly transition from day to night.

As a gift to his adored wife, Mariano Fuster commissioned modernist architect Lluís Domènch i Montaner to design Casa Fuster, the most expensive home in the city when it was completed in 1911. Today, guests can rest awhile among the Art Nouveau–inspired furnishings to the soundtrack of the hotel’s world-famous jazz club, accompanied by sweeping views across Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s main upscale avenue.

Opening its doors in 2021, Camping Mar is the hottest new addition to the city’s waterfront eateries. But while its flavorpacked black squid-ink rice with scallops is worth a taste, the glassed-in dining room overlooking the superyachts at anchor in Marina Port Vell offers the best view in town.

Take a seat at the chef’s table, and experience culinary magic at the hands of chef Martín Berasategui. Three-Michelinstar Lasarte works with produce offered by nature, the sea and the seasons. Whet your appetite with gastronomic creations, such as pickled oyster with hibiscus, white garlic and purple shiso granita, or Wagyu ravioli and glazed eel with iodized cream, horseradish and caviar.

Where to catch a game ↑ Camp Nou

The home of FC Barcelona, Camp Nou is the largest (and perhaps steepest) stadium in Europe, with a whopping 90,000-person capacity. Bag yourself a ticket and prepare to be spellbound as Memphis Depay and Ferran Tores weave their soccer skills on the pitch.

Where to drink ← Sips

Sips is Barcelona’s new drinkery house serving cocktails, wines and beers ‘tapas-style’ from a central workstation. Possibly the hippest cocktail bar in the city, Sips is run by two of the world’s most famous mixologists: Simone Caporale, fresh from the Artesian in London (named best bar in the world for four years running) and Marc Alvarez, former head of mixology for Ferran Adrià’s restaurant group. 140 — 141

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Where to find art ↑ The Moco Museum

The first outpost of Amsterdam’s acclaimed Moco Museum opened in Barcelona in 2021 with a focus on works by modern and contemporary artists and less-familiar pieces from rising stars. There are two permanent collections: Moco Masters Modern, including works by Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama; and Moco Masters Contemporary, highlighting artists including David LaChapelle, Julian Opie and Takashi Murakami.

Where to shop La Manual Alpargatera

Where to be seen ↑ Paradiso

Hidden behind a fridge door at the back of a pastrami shop in the trendy El Born district lies the entrance to Paradiso, ranked third on the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list. It’s earned a must-visit reputation thanks to a creative glow-in-the-dark menu, drinks like the Vulcano Negroni (served with a mini dry ice volcano erupting over the glass) and personalized Martinis mixed at your table.

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The quintessential Spanish espadrille – a casual, ropesoled shoe – was invented at La Manual Alpargatera in 1940. Using artisanal methods and natural materials, the sustainable footwear is still made by hand here today – and is a must for anyone visiting the city.

Where to dive Can Roviralta

One of the best dive sites near Barcelona, Can Roviralta is in the coastal town of Lloret de Mar. Divers of all levels can enjoy clear waters, depths of up to 100 feet and a smorgasbord of marine life, including tuna, moray eels, octopi, wide-eyed flounders and luna lionfish.


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IL CAPO | 110' BROWARD 2004/2017


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TRIPLE NET | 92' MONTE FINO 2001/2020


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KEFI | 105' SUNSEEKER 2004/2018

BELLA VITA | 105' CMN 2003/2018




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146ʹ CHEOY LEE 2007 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL CHRIS COLLINS • (954) 224-3346








154ʹ HEESEN 2012 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL THOM CONBOY • (561) 441-6131



144ʹ HEESEN 1990 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL KURT BOSSHARDT • (954) 478-0356



135' HORIZON 2010 | SEATTLE, WA ALEX G. CLARKE • (203) 722-3047

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180ʹ HEESEN 2017 | SIMPSON BAY CHRIS COLLINS • (954) 224-3346



150ʹ RICHMOND YACHTS 2013 | PALM BEACH, FL CHRIS DAVES • (561) 301-3306




V I ATOR IS 133ʹ CONRAD 2018 | SIBENIK, CROATIA ALEX G. CLARKE • (203) 722-3047


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120ʹ CUSTOM 2024 | ANCONA, ITALY ALEX G. CLARKE • (203) 722-3047






112' BROWARD 1999 | ST. THOMAS USVI WILL NOFTSINGER • (850) 461-3342




118' AZIMUT 1994 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL FLETCHER DAVES • (561) 797-8758



117ʹ CRESCENT 2020 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL ARI SHERR • (772) 240-0888





105' NUMARINE 2021 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL ALEX G. CLARKE • (203) 722-3047



102ʹ ALPHA 2022 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL DAVID JOHNSON • (954) 610-3263

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112' CUSTOM 2022 | SEATTLE, WA ALEKS TALDYKIN • (310) 569-3821






100ʹ HATTERAS 2005 | WEST PALM BEACH, FL BRIAN RAGSDALE • (561) 613-2433







86' SUNSEEKER 2017 | MIAMI, FL DAVID JOHNSON • (954) 610-3263












85' FEADSHIP 1977 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL KEN DENISON • (954) 612-1000


80' AZIMUT 2004 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL PAUL DENTON • (386) 295-4668

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88ʹ FERRETTI 2006 | STUART, FL JACE KIZZIER • (949) 292-4583

85' AZIMUT 2007 | NORTH MIAMI, FL JUNO PRUDHOMM • (786) 385-5013




92ʹ PERSHING 2019 | PALM BEACH, FL PETER QUINTAL • (954) 817-5662

92ʹ LAZZARA 2012 | MIAMI, FL JUSTIN NYSTEDT • (954) 654-5783


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S E NISA 80' AZIMUT 2018 | MIAMI, FL JORDAN PREUSZ • (765) 661-5497







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66' AZIMUT 2016 | BOCA RATON, FL JORDAN PREUSZ • (765) 661-5497

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65' VIKING 2002 | PALM BEACH, FL JERRY GILPIN • (772) 359-5745

65' HATTERAS 1995 | PALM BEACH, FL RUSS SCHAFER • (954) 445-2290









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60' AZIMUT 2020 | BOCA RATON, FL GARY HARDCASTLE • (561) 329-5538







60' AZIMUT 2015 | CORAL GABLES, FL RICHARD GLAZER • (954) 732-9060


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Since making its way into customers’ online pockets in the early 2010s, cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, have now made their way into yachting. Denison Yachting was one of the first brokerage firms to introduce the concept, selling boats in crypto since 2016 and booking its first day charter with bitcoin in 2018. The advantages of paying with cryptocurrency include greater privacy, a minimal 1% transaction fee and speedy transfers. So, is it a gimmick or does it open yachting to a wider – and perhaps younger – new client base? FRANK surveyed Denison Yachting representatives to find out what they think…

HAVE YOU SEEN AN INCREASE IN INTEREST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY YACHT SALES? 04% Interest has gone through the roof 30% It’s steadily growing 18% It’s up and down 48% Nothing to report

HAVE YOU MADE ANY YACHT SALES IN CRYPTOCURRENCY? 04% Yes 92% No 04% Only enquiries so far


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HAVE YOU INVESTED IN CRYPTOCURRENCY YOURSELF? 07% Yes, it’s the future 33% Yes, but only small scale 45% I’m interested but haven’t taken the plunge yet 15% No way, it’s too risky


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