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04 PLAYING AWAY There are hundreds of places on the planet that need to be added to your itinerary of life, but this year there is no better reason to go the extra mile as New Zealand prepares to play host to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Martin H. Redmayne went cruising around the land the locals like to call “heaven on Earth”.

They have so much in common. Solitude and freedom, sunrises and sunsets reflected in the water, breeze on your skin at any time you wish. Depending on your budget, they can provide a simplicity or luxury of living unknown to most people. Yachts and lighthouses are so similar. fraser brings to light four beautiful and exciting beacons from opposite sides of the world.

66 DREAM BOAT If there was a battle cry for the new 49.9-metre yacht, Exuma, it would be “Further, Greener, Sleeker”. These are the words that drew the owner into the project, the words that created the yacht, and the words that make her intriguing to charter clients worldwide.

44 HEAVENS BELOW There are many great dive sites in the world, but some offer an experience so unique that they deserve to stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s diving into a tuna vortex off the coast of Malta or swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos. Here is our roundup of some of the most unusual dive experiences on planet Earth.

80 FRASER NEWS The latest news from Fraser Yachts. Meet the crew behind this luxury superyacht empire and read about their latest projects.

83 THE SUPERYACHT GALLERY A small selection of the hundreds of yachts that Fraser Yachts represents exclusively for sale and charter worldwide.

52 MY MARIE 26 0N LOCATION: SEYCHELLES

14 A CHANGE OF PACE fraser caught up with the Italian businessman and former Formula 1 racing team manager Flavio Briatore at the luxurious Lion in the Sun five-star Kenyan resort, and found a relaxed, selfassured individual eager to talk about life and, of course, his love of large yachts.

A thousand kilometres from the nearest landmass, the Seychelles form a remote nebula of 115 Indian Ocean islands off the eastern coast of Africa. Extraordinarily beautiful, the islands have some of the world’s finest beaches and most beguiling waters. They are also home to the Earth’s largest population of Aldabra giant tortoises and a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

Using the words megayacht and philanthropy in the same sentence may not be illegal but, until now, it has certainly been a challenge. Until Marie. Both of them. You see, there are two Maries and they are inseparably entwined.

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38 INTELLIGENT ACQUISITION Perfection in design cannot be truly achieved without passion. The superyacht industry demands the highest levels of perfection, which means the people behind the creative concepts need to have endless amounts of passion for what they do. fraser profiles three companies that are leading the creative charge.

60 LIMASSOL MARINA Creating a luxury marina is a task of crusader-like proportions and the developers of the new Cyprus port of Limassol are fully aware that the standard expected of them will be exacting. They hope, however, to provide a haven that is virtually unique in the world of luxury yachting.

An entertaining guide to the key yachting, sporting, fashion, art and must-be-seen-at social events over the summer yachting season.


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Cover: A traditional Maori mask. From story ‘Playing Away’ – page 4.

Published by The Superyacht Art Agency Tel: +44 (0)20 7924 4004 Email: art@superyachtart.com 3-7 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NG United Kingdom www.superyachtart.com

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Editor: Lauren Barker Creative director: Caroline Hillier Design: James Tredray and Gry Muledal Picture editor: Luke Sprague Advertising manager: Charles Finney Many thanks to our contributors: Chris Caswell, Felix Milns, Lisa Freedman, Pavel Fiorentino, Linda Rimmer, Damien Grouille, Martin H. Redmayne, Angela Audretsch, Julia Brandon and Lauren Barker.

At the time of publication, all the information contained herein is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy but neither Fraser Yachts nor the publishers can accept responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Charter rates are quoted on a weekly basis. The rates contained herein are believed to be correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form without permission from Fraser Yachts. Printed in the UK by Solutions In Ink Limited. © Copyright Fraser Yachts 2011. All rights reserved.


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Solar cell of the solar module for interior ventilation. Light microscopy, on a scale of 1:160.

S O M E C A L L I T A R T. W E CA L L I T D E D I CAT I O N T O D E TA I L . As refined as your image. As individual as your fingerprint. As unique as your life. And as compelling as ever. Maybach – welcome to a new era. Fuel consumption combined: 15.0 – 15.8 liters/100 km; combined CO² emission: 350 – 368 g/km.

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There are hundreds of places on the planet that need to be added to your itinerary of life, but only one that a fortunate few take the time and effort to fly to the other side of the world to experience – New Zealand. This year there is no better reason to go the extra mile as the country prepares to play host to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Martin H. Redmayne packed his favourite Untouched World trousers and went cruising around the land the locals like to call “heaven on Earth”. Words by Martin H Redmayne

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f ever there was a time to plan the ultimate New Zealand escape, it is now. 2011 is the year for anyone in the large-yacht market to put this magical country on his or her cruising wish list. There is nowhere on Earth that offers such diversity and excitement – the landscapes, seascape and general life escape is unrivalled and has to be witnessed by anyone who appreciates the highest level of culture and luxury. Over the past 10 years, adventure tourism has been high on the agenda and this year it peaks with the hosting of the Rugby World Cup. Rugby has been in the Pacific blood for years and, later this year, the Tongans, Fijians, Australians and South Africans, as well as teams from all corners of the globe, will crunch together for the all-important sporting festival, making New Zealand the centre of attention for the world’s rugby fraternity. It has never been a better time to prepare your yacht and set sail south. Start your journey in May, sending your yacht ahead with the crew to explore the route through the Pacific. Along the way, fly down to join the yacht at key points – saving the best until last. After the early qualifying games and towards the middle of October, when the exciting final matches are taking place, you, your family and guests can fly down and take in the atmosphere of what will be an incredible sporting spectacle. If you want to get even closer to the action, grab tickets at Eden Park’s new stadium with its new suites that provide perfect vantage points.

Start the journey As a regular flier and 6ft 5in in height, it’s difficult enduring the long-haul flight to New Zealand without meditation, sleep and the most comfortable clothes known to man. Discovered 10 years ago on my first visit to NZ were the threads of local designer Peri Drysdale and her brand, Untouched World. Drysdale is the creator of these handmade, luxury yoga pants, leisure tops, relaxation shirts and jackets, created from the finest merino wool. The brand has become a favourite among the yachting community, including the owner of motoryacht VvS1, Michael Hill, who appreciates the unrestricted nature of the fabrics and freeflowing shapes. Although flying there may take some time and may not be the most comfortable route, there are other ways to arrive in the land of the long white cloud. For anyone who is

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cruising the Caribbean or who is bored with sitting in the Mediterranean, the alternative is to change course and set your GPS to latitude -36.9, longitude 174.9, heading across the world’s oceans to Auckland Harbour. You can be assured you will not be disappointed and en route will pass by some of the most incredible islands and cruising grounds craving large-yacht activity. The ideal route is to finish the Caribbean sailing season in March and head through the Panama Canal, down through the Pacific Ocean via the famous islands of Tahiti, Fiji and other stunning anchoring favourites that will provide picturesque horizons. The several thousand kilometre journey may seem daunting to the average yacht owner and captain, but for the more adventurous, the journey will reap huge rewards, not just in terms of experience but the places, people and ports you could potentially discover. Sunsets and sunrises change daily and the meteoric rise and fall of the sun changes the colour schemes of the vast seas that rise and fall slowly around you. Stretching for kilometres ahead, the oceans shimmer and flicker – like a magic carpet on the way to a heavenly place. Unless you have time on your side, it is unlikely owners and guests will take advantage of this part of the itinerary, but for the pure adventure it would be a recommended escape from real life and an exposure to the wonder and beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its technicolour liquid landscape. The journey provides many stop offs, anchorages and opportunities to witness paradise. However, if you cannot spare the time, you have the option to fly to Tahiti from Los Angeles and join the yacht for the final 10 days of the journey. After you have encountered the Pacific and its bounty of beauty, the final destination of this semi-circumnavigation is to enter the heart of Auckland and moor in Viaduct Harbour – the base for the America’s Cup when it was hosted in the city of sails. From this dynamic base there is much to do and explore. The image of New Zealand being home to the backpacker and VW camper van has slowly evaporated. Today, the country plays host to international business, innovation, investment and more recently an evolution of luxury and lifestyle for the wealthy. The World Cup will be supported by events and festivals around the nation, with wine, food and culture high on the agenda. However, if you want to create your own itinerary to explore everything on offer, there are several specialists who can help you sample the ideal escape routes, perfect for luxury travel seekers.

THIS PAGE: (Top) MY VvS1 is available for charter around New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. (Below) Experience the most of the Maori culture during your New Zealand getaway. OPPOSITE: This year the Tongans, Fijians, Australians and South Africans will converge on New Zealand for the biggest sporting event of the year.


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Cable Bay Vineyard

A 20-minute helicopter ride, courtesy of Helilink, will whisk you over the viaduct and across Auckland bay towards the stunning Waiheke Island – home of the rich and famous and where a mixture of bohemian artists’ cottages and luxurious modern villas pepper the island. This lush, rolling landscape is typical of the myriad islands strewn for kilometres beyond the entrance to Auckland, where large pockets of land have been developed for wine production by a host of celebrity viticulturists. One of the latest delights to emerge on Waiheke, and one that would impress and amaze any of the Bordeaux grand chateaux owners, is Cable Bay Vineyards. An ultra-

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modern and boutique vineyard, Cable Bay is producing exceptional wine after its first six years of vine maturity. The surrounding vines are only part of the story, with additional grapes brought in from Marlborough and Central Otago, but in essence the theme is a combination of craftsmanship and passion to produce modern wines with old-world techniques and sustainability. Their vision is shared by an exclusive list of investors and followers who all enjoy the quality that winemaker Neill Culley has perfected. However, wine is not Cable Bay’s only jewel. It is blessed with a stunning restaurant and landscape perspective that is exquisite, looking down across green landscapes to the expanse of water that invites you across to rest at Auckland’s silhouette skyline. Art and sculpture adorns the bare concrete interior and pristine lawns, adding to the location’s uniqueness and delivering a rarefied dimension never seen before within a vineyard. To add to this mind-blowing spectacle, the meals served with a 2007 Chardonnay is perfection.

THIS PAGE: (Clockwise from top) Fine dining among vintage barrels at Cable Bay Vineyard; A bottle of Cable Bay’s Sweet Gloria; Enjoy a 20-minute helicopter ride, courtesy of HeliLink, right to the front door of the vineyard.


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Mollies THIS PAGE: (Top) Run by the daughter of the original Mollie, Mollies offers charm and privacy. (Below) An evening of classical music awaits by a Maori tenor. (Right) The Hilly pastures on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula provide an excellent cruising option. OPPOSITE: (Top) Relaxing on the back deck; (Below) Catch your own dinner for the master chef.

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A place to stay during the World Cup if you can’t squeeze on to a yacht, there is no place in Auckland like Mollies. This luxury boutique hotel not only delivers quality we all deserve and demand, but it also has a unique twist that amazes and captivates. Every evening before dinner is served to guests, the owner, an elegant woman and the daughter of the original Mollie, introduces a protégé, or emerging star, in the world of classical music. Be treated to a 30-minute series of arias from a host of favourite operas, delivered by the up-and-coming Maori tenor whose confidence and voice is destined to leave New Zealand for the world stage. Mollie will then serve you drinks and food, as well as enthral guests as she later joins the tenor for a piano accompaniment that is concert perfection.


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THE YACHT: VvS1 As excitement and momentum builds for the World Cup, organisers are gathering to lock down plans as the world awaits the fireworks later this year. Among those is the owner of motoryacht VvS1 and jewellery magnate Michael Hill, who hosted a cocktail reception aboard his stunning Alloy-built motoryacht for Rugby World Cup powers celebrating their plans and progress for the games. The Australian entrepreneur held court with the myriad of guests before meeting with fraser to discuss his love of New Zealand and its cruising appeal. The incredible silver-grey yacht VvS1 was a favourite of mine when it first hit the market and has since been the blueprint for a handful of similar-styled yachts. Simple and functional, the yacht is well thought out, with logical living and fun spaces that facilitate the lifestyle Michael demands. Fishing, exploring and relaxing, coupled with corporate entertainment, were all part of his brief, and while charter is high on his business agenda, it seems as though Michael has been lucky enough to spend vast periods of time cruising the Pacific, coupled with the weekend voyages in and around the North Island coastline. “Within a day’s cruise, the abundance of islands beyond Waiheke, Great Barrier Island, Mercury Island, parts of the Coromandel and further north all provide excellent cruising options,” says Michael. “With Auckland as my base, I am able to hop on my yacht for a weekend and escape the city to visit some of the most incredible and unspoiled anchorages in the world.” An avid fisherman and sushi lover, Michael

says the abundance of fresh seafood, was not only hours away from the city, but was easily harvested by yacht owners and crews whenever lunch was needed. “I cannot think of anywhere in the world I would rather cruise than in and around New Zealand,” he says. “The landscape is unique, the anchorages disparate and empty, the skyline and climate ever changing and the water, although not quite European swimming temperature, is pure and clean and no doubt invigorating to the soul.”

New Zealand is without doubt one of the most beautiful places on Earth and one that provides an escape route from the hustle and bustle and congestion of Europe, Asia or the United States. A trip to the other side of the world is worth the journey and will not only deliver rare and exquisite experiences that are unique to its islands, but it will also send you home refreshed, energised and feeling healthier – the food, air, lifestyle and culture is spirited and your soul will no doubt adopt a Maori sense of balance and wellbeing. With early November renowned for its perfect weather and even finer cruising conditions, you’ve never needed a better excuse to take six months and discover the real meaning of purity and perfection.

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VvS1 AND THE Hills

LEFT: Set sail around New Zealand’s South Island aboard VvS1. RIGHT: Incredible adventures are the catch of the day on this charter.

The pocket 34-metre Alloy is a stunning piece of yacht architecture designed by Greg Marshall and created around a cruising itinerary that involves fishing, diving and exploring the millions of kilometres that the Pacific and Southern Hemisphere offer. You have to love the upper deck dining area with the full teppanyaki bar that is perfect for serving up the catch of the day, coupled with the fishing cockpit that allows you to land even the biggest fish the oceans deliver. VvS1 Captain Andy Grocott recently set sail around New Zealand’s South Island and down to the unspoiled Milford Sound and Fiordland where only a handful of large yachts have ventured. This is one of the world’s most peaceful and tranquil locations and provides the Hills family with incredible adventures. If you are lucky enough to charter VvS1, there are added advantages to your guest privileges. In the heart of South Island, Michael has created one of the world’s most stunning golf courses and New Zealand’s most exclusive golf club – affectionately named for its terrain and personal reasons, The Hills. “For guests who charter VvS1, I am sure we can arrange special playing arrangements for those who want to fly down to Arrowtown and experience this magical course that plays host to the New Zealand Open,” says Michael. fraser plans to take him up on his offer of playing there the next time we are down New Zealand way.

To charter motoryacht VvS1, contact Fraser Yachts via www.fraseryachts.com

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A CHANGE OF PACE

If you’ve followed the recent media stories about Flavio Briatore and his past adventures, both business and private, one might expect to hear the brash tone of a man who resents the media. However, when Martin H. Redmayne caught up with the Italian businessman and former Formula 1 racing team manager at a five-star Kenyan resort, he was surprised to find a relaxed and self-assured individual eager to talk about life, the luxurious spa resort, Lion in the Sun and, of course, his love of large yachts. Words by Martin H. Redmayne


O LEFT: The natural wildlife was the inspiration for the name, Lion in the Sun. RIGHT: The interiors of the majestic resort, winner of Tatler’s Best Spa of the World – Life Changing.

nce described as the ultimate playboy and a favourite of beautiful women around the world, it would appear Flavio Briatore has traded in his former life in the F1 fast lane for a simpler style of living. It’s hard to know whether the small but stunning hotel and spa, Lion in the Sun, renowned for its body therapy and dietetics through a bio-light diet of incredibly fresh and natural foods, has been the catalyst for this change of pace, or if it’s his marriage to model Elisabetta Gregoraci and the recent birth of his son Falco Nathan. Once his favourite personal escape, Lion in the Sun was last year named Tatler’s Best Spa of the World – Life Changing. Briatore has transformed the property into a boutique spa with 16 guest rooms and interconnecting swimming pools throughout the tropical jungle gardens that deliver a wonderful retreat for sun worshippers. The claim that there is no rain seems to add to the name. Briatore’s vision was not just to provide a resort where guests would top up their tans, but the retreat would also deliver a health

spa to improve quality of life from within. The revitalising health concept is fresh and interesting, and it is clear that Briatore now wants to share his healthier vision with other successful players in life’s game. Friends of the fashion world, music industry and sporting celebrities have all been guests and lain in the sun, achieving a new life balance through a range of internal and external therapies. Another of Briatore’s favourite retreats is on board a superyacht. During the past 20 years, he has chartered yachts ranging from an old 27-metre motoryacht and a 45-metre Benetti, to a 62-metre Amels in quick succession, both bearing the name Lady in Blue. However, he has now settled on a sturdy and robust commercial-looking yacht of 65 metres, Force Blue. It was this boat that the financial forces, in the guise of the tax police, boarded seeking lost revenue, which later hit the headlines with claims and counter-claims of what was not in order. The rules need clarifying and perhaps one day we may achieve some form of harmony. However, until that day, the impact of high-

profile attacks on yacht-users while hunting for targeted revenues could create more financial chaos for the local economies of the Italian coastal resorts and marinas that far exceeds the monies they seek. “This situation is frustrating and if we are all not careful, the lack of yachting activity in Italy could experience long-lasting damage,” says Briatore, clearly concerned about the potential impact and that his favourite pastime could be tarnished and diminished by a lack of foresight by the unwanted guests. This 65-metre yacht, for which he is so passionate, takes him anywhere he wants in a level of comfort that can rarely be achieved on land. Perhaps his profile, his lifestyle and his success have made him the target of enviable enemies. However, achieving success which leads to chartering incredible yachts should not be resented but applauded. The employment and businesses that a yacht such as Force Blue supports, both on land and afloat, is significant and not to be ignored. Hundreds of yachts throughout the Mediterranean provide an escape from the

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this page: Flavio Briatore with his wife Elisabetta Gregoraci. OPPOSITE: (Left) Palmarola Island, part of the Pontine Islands, are a stunning group of rocky outcrops with crystal clear waters. (Right) The craggy countryside on the coast of Rome.

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A CHANGE OF PACE

“The island is still quite wild and just 30 minutes by boat from Ponza.”

city life and business world in many of the major financial hubs, and the contributions made through profit and employment here also add to the pot of gold the authorities seem to ignore. Briatore spends three to four weeks a year on the yacht, which is as much as he can spare in both his busy life and the life of Force Blue – a hugely popular charter yacht. He appreciates the life a yacht offers him and fun or relaxation it delivers. He spends his time in his favourite haunts in and around Sardinia and Corsica with a handful of friends or family, enjoying the highest level of service he has come to expect. Although he is addicted to the Mediterranean and loves anchoring and cruising in equal proportions, he escaped two years ago into the Indian Ocean to explore the unforgettable islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles, but decided he wanted to be closer to home for ease of access. When asked about one of his favourite cruising haunts, he suggested Palmarola Island, part of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Rome. “It is a stunning

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group of craggy outcrops with crystal clear waters and, at the right time of year, is incredibly peaceful, natural and tranquil,” he says. “The island is still quite wild and just 30 minutes by boat from Ponza.” The best period to visit, he says, is between June and September when there’s not too many tourists. “By tender you can cruise around the isle’s coasts and admire the landscape and views between the rocks and the caves.” Palmarola is the most western and the second largest of the Pontine Islands. “If you love solitude and living in wild nature, this is the most charming place you can find,” he says. From a geological point of view, the island offers remarkable curiosities such as the oxidianic rock in its northern part, although its biggest attraction is its perfectly transparent sea. The island lies approximately six miles from Ponza. Palmarola has an extremely rugged coast dotted with grottos, bays, cliffs and crags that makes it the perfect destination for cruising. Landing by tender is possible at a small, natural harbour where you can make a brief stop and take a closer look at the grottos excavated by the sea. The two most important things to Briatore are the safety of the yacht and to ensure it has a well-trained and loyal crew.

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“Without a good crew you cannot enjoy a yacht,” he explains. “Force Blue’s captain has been there for 14 years and he knows what I and the other frequent customers want and how to make us feel like kings. In fact, all of the crew know how to do that,” he says with a chuckle “and that’s what I love about being on the Force Blue”. If there is one thing that frustrates Briatore about yachting and the stories he hears, it is the lack of loyalty towards crew and the poor treatment they receive. “These people have to live on board all the time – this is their home, their job, and they need to be treated with respect,” he says. “The crew and their lifestyles are fundamental to the success of any yacht. If you have no respect for the crew, how can you expect them to respect you? It’s so simple.” It seems that for Briatore, maintaining an intelligent quality of life is a new key to success. Perhaps we have seen the taming of this lion and he is content lying in the sun, either in Kenya or wherever Force Blue may take him and his family. www.lioninthesun.net To charter motoryacht Force Blue, contact Fraser Yachts via www.fraseryachts.com

TOP LEFT: The sundeck of the Force Blue – Flavio Briatore’s favourite place. TOP RIGHT: At home at the private Kenya resort, Lion in the Sun.


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Saugerties lighthouse New York, USA

What: A venerable red-brick lighthouse

built in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek on the Hudson River. Furnished as it may have looked in the early 20th century, the lighthouse contains a small museum (good news: it is only available for public tours when there are no overnight guests), a kitchen and two guest bedrooms with windows – looking on to the river, obviously.

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Why: Stepping back in time and getting a taste of life as a turn-of-the-century lighthouse keeper has never been so easy. The beacon is only two hours’ drive from ultra-modern Manhattan and can be accessed from land by a scenic half-mile nature trail. While staying here, you can boat and fish – equipment for both needs to be arranged separately. The spot is also good for birdwatching, as the area is often visited by osprey and other raptors. When: Thursday to Sunday nights throughout the year except February. Good to know: The property has all mod cons, including free Wi-Fi and a video projector in the museum on which you can watch DVDs. However, it’s worth travelling light. Remember, you need to carry your

belongings along the half-mile trail. And if you don’t want to cook there, you can take advantage of several restaurants in the town of Saugerties. How: From US$200 (£133) per room per

night, including breakfast. Tel: +1 845 247 0656 www.saugertieslighthouse.com

Previous page Australia’s Smoky Bay Lighthouse is perched in the centre of a national park.

THIS PAGE Boating and fishing will help you to unwind at Saugerties Lighthouse in New York. Photos: Patrick Landewe.

OPPOSITE Find sanctuary at Canada’s McKay Island Lighthouse. Photos: Ontario Tourism (main) and Charles W. Bash (inset).


Lighthouses used to save lives, and now they capture the imagination in a way few other buildings can.

McKay Island lighthouse Ontario, Canada What: A 1907 lighthouse that was constructed as a wood-framed residential dwelling to serve the timber industry. Situated on the tip of an island on Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes, it is one of the few beacons in Ontario offering accommodation. And definitely one of the most spacious: the property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining and living rooms, not to mention a fully furnished kitchen.

When: All year long. The lighthouse is accessible by car. Good to know: Maximum occupancy is six people. The property is self-catering, so bring consumables and toiletries, including insect repellent. All you need can be purchased in the nearby town of Bruce Mines. How: From CA$90 (£58) for the lighthouse

per night. Why: If you are looking for a quiet

sanctuary, this is the place. Here you can just sit and watch the water and ships coming into the dock across the bay. Or explore the island’s nature trails and three beaches. The lighthouse suits small groups perfectly – after experiencing lake fishing, biking, canoeing and kayaking, you and your friends can relax with a glass of wine by the furnace. And don’t forget to climb the ladder to the beacon’s rampart for an amazing view of the lake and the North Channel.

Tel: +1 705 785 3473 www.brucebaycottages.com

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Island Bay lighthouse Wellington, New Zealand What: Probably not the most famous lighthouse in New Zealand, but without doubt one of the cosiest. The three-storey property is situated at the foot of the mountain on the coast of Island Bay, a pretty and fashionable suburb of Wellington, and has a view of the beach, the rocks and the fishing boats in the bay. Why: It is one of the best romantic getaways

you could think of – the lucky people who have stayed here say the world just disappears when you walk through the door. If by any chance you get tired of this voluntary seclusion, there are a number of cafés and restaurants within 5-10 minutes’ walk from here, as well as several scuba-diving centres. And if you fancy long walks, go and see the fur seal colony in the adjacent Red Rocks reserve. When: Whenever you have your

honeymoon. The lighthouse is available all year long and is easily accessible by car. Good to know: Maximum occupancy is two people. The property doesn’t have a phone and the mobile reception can be intermittent, but who needs it when you are with your loved one? If you come here in February, you will get the best seats to watch the annual Island Bay Festival, with its traditional blessing of the boats happening just in front of you. How: From NZ$180 (£85) for the lighthouse per night. Tel: +64 472 4177, +64 27 442 5555 www.thelighthouse.net.nz

THIS PAGE New Zealand’s Island Bay Lighthouse is the perfect honeymoon escape. Photo: Jessica Dudeck.

OPPOSITE Stroll Australia’s pretty coastline before watching the whales breach from your room within the Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Photos: Stefan Heinrich (top) and Phillip Mono (below).

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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

Smoky Cape lighthouse New South Wales, Australia What: One of the last major Victorian lighthouse complexes that were designed for architectural excellence, this 1891 structure stands on a granite headland 140 metres above the sea, making its light the highest in the state. The beacon itself is still operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, but the head keeper’s cottage is run as a bed and breakfast. The real gems, though, are the assistant keeper’s cottages, which can sleep up to six people each and have everything you could think of. Yes, including that gas barbecue. The cottages offer an authentic experience – both are heritage buildings with hardwood floors and original fireplaces.

When: All year long. Good to know: The cottages are offered on a self-catering basis, but there is a choice of places to have lunch and dinner in the area. How: From AU$390 (£227) per cottage for two nights. Tel: +61 26 566 6301, +61 419 663 301 www.smokycapelighthouse.com

Why: The light station sits in the middle of

spectacular Hat Head National Park – you can swim at nearby North Smoky, watch whales and dolphins, or just relax. And if you have some adrenaline in your blood to release, you should definitely try diving under Fish Rock, with its famous 120-metrelong cave.

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ON LOCATION Seychelles Words by Felix Milns

A thousand kilometres from the nearest landmass, the Seychelles form a remote nebula of 115 Indian Ocean islands off the eastern coast of Africa. More equatorial than tropical, 43 of the islands are granite, mountainous and covered in rainforest, with 72 coral atolls and reef islets. Extraordinarily beautiful, the islands have some of the world’s finest beaches and most beguiling waters. They form not only one of the globe’s largest seabird colonies, but are also home to the Earth’s largest population of Aldabra giant tortoises and a huge diversity of flora and fauna. It makes for idyllic yachting. The islands have long been a destination of choice because of their outstanding natural beauty, equatorial location and year-round sailing conditions. Much of the basin between the islands is no more than 40 metres deep, so you can see not only an incredible diversity of marine life from the deck but even the ripples of the sandy seabed.

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The best beaches in the world? Many people believe the Indian Ocean is home to the finest beaches in the world and the Seychelles is certainly no exception. Characterised by soft, white sand so deep your ankles sink, the Seychelles have particular geological traits that make for particularly spectacular beaches. Most of the main tourist islands are granitic, and the sculpted beaches are often backdropped by granite cliffs and decorated with

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Seychelles huge boulders resting in the shallow turquoise waters. Some of the best beaches undoubtedly belonged to the private island resorts of North Island and FrĂŠgate, but most of the islands have wonderfully private beaches accessible by yacht.


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01 A typical secluded paradise beach that is the Seychelles 02 The view across the island from Banyan Tree Resort 03 Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel filming on the beach in the Seychelles in the 1970s

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this page: The colours of local buildings are vibrant like the island’s culture. OPPOSITE: (Clockwise from top right) The new Eden Island deepwater marina development; The coco de mer is one of the most romanticised of all plants; A sneak peek inside one of The Four Seasons resort rooms; The Four Seasons is hidden in the hills, offering exclusivity and privacy.

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Mahé – gateway to the islands Home to more than 80 per cent of the 80,000-strong Seychellois population, Mahé is the commercial and cultural capital and is a fascinating place to visit in its own right. Life on the island mainly revolves around the capital city of Victoria, named after no other than Great Britain’s Queen Victoria. The daily market is a riot of fresh vegetables, flowers and colour and the Botanical Gardens, set within the city limits, are a must-visit and the perfect introduction to the islands’ flora, fauna and wildlife. Not only do the gardens feature the famously endemic cocos de mer coconut trees, but also afford you a first glimpse of giant tortoises. Back in the centre of town the clock tower is a replica of the one on Vauxhall Bridge in London, and it must surely be the only capital city in the world to have just one traffic light. Not that that is a suitable metaphor for the island. Recently it has seen a huge amount of development and the pace of change is dramatic. Until recently the Banyan Tree was really the only five-star hotel on the mainland, and while it can still lay claim to the best spa in the Seychelles, it has now been joined by two other worldclass villa-only resorts in the form of the Four Seasons and Maia. Built on a small private headland, Maia has 30 Bali-inspired private villas, all serviced by dedicated private butlers, whereas the Four Seasons resort has 67 villa suites and 28 private residences, built around three sides of the private Petite Anse Bay, all a model of understated elegance and sophisticatedly simple layout.

While the main beach-side restaurant at the Four Seasons is a very stylish place for lunch (you can moor up in the mouth of the bay), a more authentically Creole option is Le Jardin du Roi. The early history of the Seychelles, and Mahé in particular, was defined by the spice trade. Le Jardin de Roi is a spice garden high up in the hills and is a fabulous example of what the early settlers tried, ultimately unsuccessfully, to cultivate.

Today, you can follow a mapped trail around the gardens and see saffron plants, cocoa trees, coco de mer, coffee trees, kaffir lime trees, lemongrass, cardamom, jackfruit trees and dozens of different bamboos. A stroll around the garden is the perfect way to work up an appetite for lunch in one of the best Creole restaurants on the island. Think steamed red snapper wrapped in banana leaves and coated in spices from the gardens, looking down the valley to the turquoise waters below.

Moor up at Eden One of Mahé’s most eye-catching developments from a yachting perspective, however, is Eden, a new deepwater marina development a 10-minute drive from the airport. Unusually, all of the 450 apartments and private villas (styled according to the Seychelles creole-fused-withplantation-house vernacular) are built on a man-made island just off the western shore, and all come with their own mooring in the accompanying marina. They are already proving popular with superyacht owners, but the good news for visitors is the marina has lots of spare capacity for visiting yachts and can moor superyachts of up to 100 metres in length. The entire development is more than 56 hectares, with 16 hectares of private waterways.

Cocos de mer Endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse, the coco de mer is one of the most romanticised of all plants. Even though the Seychelles were first discovered by Portuguese navigator João de Nova in 1501, they were not properly explored or settled until the French arrived in 1743. Long before this time, however, miraculous and erotically shaped coconuts had been washing up on the shores of India and Sri Lanka. Closely resembling a woman’s buttocks, they were prized as an aphrodisiac and European nobles would have the shells polished and decorated with rare jewels. Yet for centuries no one knew where they came from, the most common speculation being that they grew from a giant forest of underwater coconut trees. Today, you can find cocos de mer across many of the islands but trade in them is still strictly controlled. The shells make remarkable souvenirs but they don’t come cheap, starting at over US$150 each, with each one validated and certificated by the government. But the best place to see them in the wild is in the initial place of their discovery, the UNESCOprotected Vallée de Mai palm forest on the island of Praslin. At 30 metres, the trees are much taller than traditional coconut trees, making it a spectacularly atmospheric valley for a hike.

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A bittersweet history When French colonisers discovered the Vallée de Mai palm forest in 1743, they truly believed they had found the lost Garden of Eden. It was not long, however, before the ascendant British navy contested control of the islands. For 30 years, until the islands became part of the British Empire, the early settlers would routinely swap allegiance, so much so that ships took to flying the alternate country’s flag to try to avoid attack. On one famous occasion a French fleet sailed in under the British flag, but unfortunately the bluff was misread and the French razed their carefully cultivated spice gardens to the ground to stop the old enemy from profiting, only to discover it was their countrymen at the helm. The islands remained part of the British Empire for the next 200 years until 1976, when the islands were a bigger tourist destination than Mauritius, with direct daily flights from British Airways and Air France. However, the landscape was transformed by a political coup in 1977, a year after the country had become an independent republic. The coalition prime minister at the time, France-Albert René, seized power and declared the country a single-party socialist state.

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A hero to the people, he nationalised and redistributed much of the land and, at the height of the Cold War, signed a lucrative deal with American forces to keep a large base on Mahé. With this revenue he was able to subsidise much of island life, sustaining the characteristically laid-back Seychellois lifestyle. Economically, though, his policies were marred by a lack of investment in infrastructure, and the swingeing condition that 80 per cent of all revenue generated must stay in the country, driving out the international airlines and most foreign investment, a policy that eventually culminated in a 50 per cent currency devaluation and US$26 million IMF bailout in 2008. It was not until the late Nineties that specific deals began to be struck to ease these restrictive conditions and encourage some muchneeded fiscal stimulus, a process rapidly accelerated in recent years. On the plus side, however, the government was never tempted to overly develop the islands, thereby creating an environmentally exemplary, low-impact, high-yield tourist model.


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Private island paradise this page: (Above) One of the main characteristics of high-end tourism in the Seychelles is the private island experience of the North Island. (Right) The pool at Frégate Private Island. OPPOSITE: French colonisers thought they’d found the Garden of Eden when they discovered the Seychelles.

One of the main characteristics of high-end tourism in the Seychelles is the private island experience. The eco-trailblazer was the 16-villa Frégate Private Island. When the project started out, one endemic species, the magpie robin, was on the verge of extinction, with only 27 birds left in existence. Today there are more than 200 on the island and they have been successfully translocated to seven other islands. The migrating bird life is breathtaking, with thousands upon thousands of fairy terns and lesser noddies keeping you company. More than 2,000 giant tortoises roam the island, and its beaches, one of which regularly appears in lists of the world’s top 10 beaches, are favourite spots for nesting green and hawksbill turtles. Frégate was the model for North Island, whose 11 beachside villas are the epitome of fantastical beach chic. The resort first opened in 2004 but carried out extensive renovations in 2010. All the villas are subtly different, yet utterly

charming and incredibly imaginatively designed. It is undoubtedly one of the world’s top hotels. Much of the supporting structure has been formed from upturned endemic takamaka trees, weathered to driftwood grey. Flintstone-esque ceilings of takamaka branches and plaster of Paris

link the external living area to a glazed and air-conditioned master suite, and, throughout the villas, natural products including hammered rosewood floors and screens of beach-harvested coral are offset by haute contemporary design touches such as Arco marble floor lamps, Philippe Starck basins and Venetian mirrors. While both islands welcome yacht visitors, you have to moor up and spend a minimum of three nights on the island.

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The new resort of Zil Pasyon, however, is unique in the Seychelles in that it will be the only private island to actively welcome day or evening visits by passing yachts. The resort, which opens in autumn 2011, is on the private island of Felicity, with wonderful westerly views of the islands of La Digue, Praslin and Mahé. There was previously a small lodge and five jaded A-frame bungalows on the island, with Tony Blair among those who would take them for exclusive hire. In its new incarnation, 80 per cent of the island will remain undeveloped rainforest, with the rest split between up to 12 exclusive private residences (four of which have been sold to date) and a 38-villa resort. The design, by renowned London architect Richard Hywel Evans, is ground-breakingly modern and quite unlike anything else in the Seychelles. The concept is modular stealth architecture, clad in a Chinese basalt specially sourced to blend in with the local granite. The private residences are especially futuristic, with the glass ceiling of the living rooms forming the underside of the master bedroom’s swimming pool.

The island’s granite formations are perhaps the archipelago’s most striking, and the cornerstone of the design philosophy is to leave all stones untouched. The build footprint is only three per cent of the island and privacy is fundamental. All of the private residences and resort villas have ocean views, and you will not be able to see any other villas from your own. Driving round the resort, it’s hard enough to spot the individual villas from the roads, let alone from each other. The main hub of the resort is characterised by a large marina and passing yacht traffic will be actively welcomed onshore. Good news as just off the coast is the tiny granitic outcrop of Petite Soeur, site of the most renowned spot for snorkelling in the entire archipelago.

01 Zil Payson is the only private island to welcome day or evening visits by superyachts. 02 The design is clad in Chinese basalt that blends in with the local granite.

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Underwater Seychelles The diving and snorkelling in the Seychelles is of the highest quality, with glorious visibility of up to 40 metres between November and April. While the corals are still recovering from the aftereffects of the El Niño coral bleaching of the late Nineties, the marine life is still utterly spectacular. There are myriad dive sites around the archipelago, and you’re almost guaranteed to see white-tipped reef sharks, turtles, shoals of jackfish, pairs of wrasse, circling eagle rays and flurries of fusiliers almost wherever you dive. The islands are an annual pit stop for migrating whales; sharks and mantas too are regular visitors. Yet the diving around the outer islands is generally agreed to be even more spectacular, with Desroches Island renowned as the best base. The beauty of diving from a yacht is you can really explore the outer reaches and any trip to the Seychelles must include a visit to Aldabra, the Earth’s second-largest coral atoll, a World Heritage site and home to the Aldabra giant tortoise. The only human inhabitants are a dozen rangers and they are outnumbered over 100,000 to one by the tortoises. The diving is incredibly spectacular with high-speed channel drift dives and almost guaranteed sightings of mantas, hammerhead sharks and, if you’re especially lucky, even a sea cow.

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Manta rays, white-tipped reef sharks and turtles are amongst the sea life you can expect to find underwater.

Best time to go

Accommodation packages

The Seychelles is an equatorial yearround destination. The seas are calmest, and the underwater visibility best, from November to April.

ITC Classics (01244 355 527; www.itcclassics.co.uk) offers seven nights’ bed and breakfast at Banyan Tree Seychelles followed by three nights’ allinclusive in a villa on North Island from £6,495pp, and seven nights’ bed and breakfast at Four Seasons Seychelles followed by three nights’ all-

inclusive in a one-bedroom villa on Frégate Private Island from £7,475pp. Based on two sharing and including economy flights with Air Seychelles from London Heathrow, airport transfers and return helicopter transfers with L’Air DeZil (www.lairdezil.com) between Mahé and Frégate/ North Island.

Fraser Yachts has a variety of quality charter yachts available for the Seychelles. Contact your nearest office to discuss your bespoke itinerary with a charter broker.


INTELLIGENT ACQUISITION

Perfection in design cannot be truly achieved without passion. The superyacht industry demands the highest levels of perfection, which means the people behind the creative concepts need to have endless amounts of passion for what they do. Three companies – Glyn Peter Machin, Josephine Home and Based Upon – are leading the creative charge, favoured by owners the world over for pushing the boundaries of design in their respective fields. If you are looking for the perfect piece of furniture, the softest bed linen or the trendiest floor finishes in the industry, these are the names to watch. Words by Angela Audretsch, Julia Brandon & Lauren Barker


the beauty of imperfection

OPPOSITE: A major theme that runs through Based Upon’s work is the beauty of imperfection. THIS PAGE: Leading the way in this brave new world is designer Richard Abel.

Nothing exudes luxury quite like a beautiful, tactile material. While traditionally the superyacht design world has turned to rare natural materials such as marble and exotic wood to create the expected sense of opulence, this is starting to change. Shifting notions of luxury and the continuous pursuit of the utterly unique has led to a new generation of super materials, a fascinating crop of innovative material hybrids that combine classic, natural materials with refreshingly new synthetic ones. Leading the way in this brave new world of material creation is Based Upon, a British company founded by twin brothers Ian and Richard Abell. These modern-day alchemists create breathtaking surfaces, furniture and works of art using unique metallic compounds. A major theme that runs through Based Upon’s works is the beauty of imperfection. Made from ground-down metal and a synthetic binder or matrix, Based Upon’s liquid metal composite creates cracked, antiqued and distressed surfaces when painted or sprayed on any kind of substrate. Once the liquid has cured and hardened into a crusty layer, the studio can start to apply the three-dimensional forms and textures. Here, nature is the brothers’ biggest inspiration, with cracked earth, the ocean, trees, leaves, blossoms and even butterflies appearing in many of their pieces. “When we do integrated artworks we go out and research textures in situ and these reappear in the final piece,” says Richard. A recent 18 sqm study of the New York skyline as seen through the trees of Central Park, for instance, drew on real bark textures and even reproduced the graffiti carved with a penknife. For the Abell brothers, luxury goes

beyond the material value of their work. “We attempt to create meaningful pieces that have an emotional connection with the person or family who have commissioned the piece,” explains Richard. “Someone else might consider them beautiful but the commissioner can only appreciate their true beauty, because it was made for them. Our works are intended to be legacy pieces that will be treasured and handed down for future generations.” All of Based Upon’s work is handmade with a passion and connection to the work that only an artist can feel. Richard believes that it is ultimately the unity between the hand and the work that creates a true luxury through meaning. Richard sees good quality design as the marrying of “the expansive conceptual approach of an artist with the attention to detail of a designer”, with Based Upon’s work falling somewhere between art and design. “[Our creative process] is based on the idea of true collaboration both with our clients and team,” reveals Abell. “Whether we are creating an artwork or piece of furniture, the process is very considered. We aim to leave no nasty surprises – only good ones.” In addition to high-end clients such as Donna Karan and Rolf Fehlbaum, owner of the Vitra furnishing brand, half of Based Upon’s turnover last year came from superyacht projects. Michael Leach was one of the first yacht designers they worked with, creating several pieces for his 96-metre Orca project [now Palladium] over a 12-month period, including surface treatments for a cantilevered dining table built by Silverlining and more than 50 doors. With bespoke Based Upon pieces also on Celestial Hope, Blind Date [Heesen],

Odessa [Christensen], Candyscape II and an exterior and interior piece for a superyacht designed by Reymond Langton, they are no strangers to a challenge. Abell explains that the tight deadlines, high standards and attention to detail required by the industry have meant that they have stepped up their game. “We know that the challenges can be technical, creative, commercial and even cultural, due to the global nature of our work,” he says. “We view each one as a stepping-stone for continual improvement.” For the impressive 8 sqm exterior piece on board the Langton project, for example, Based Upon worked with the shipyard to use its white lacquer system to protect the surface of the work from the effects of UV light and the saline environment. The London-based studio has achieved so much since its launch in 2004, completing more than 250 commissions worldwide and winning several awards. But the question is; how will the brothers ensure they keep on top of their game? For Richard, one way is through innovation. “You always have to keep innovating,” he stresses. “Once you’ve done something new it is just a matter of time before it is copied, so you always need to keep one step ahead of the competition.” Ultimately though, keeping on top also requires a belief in what you are creating. “We trust in the belief that what we are doing is a good thing,” says Richard. “We will continue employing great minds, developing new techniques and offerings and working with the best materials the world has to offer.” www.baseduponablog.co.uk

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art in design

Shopping for a piece of modern art can be compared to shopping for a piece of furniture. As much emphasis is placed on how a painting or a deck chair makes you feel, as on how it looks aesthetically and how well it works with its surroundings. In addition to your feelings, investment of the monetary kind needs to be considered. Do you spend less and purchase a piece of art that has been mass produced and can also be seen hanging on your neighbour’s wall, or do you buy a Michelangelo and pay the price for such exclusivity? In the superyacht world, exclusivity is all important as owners vie to deck their walls, halls and floors with the latest designs on the market. Serious thought is given to designing a living space that best reflects the personalities of the owners as they set about creating their home away from home. Capturing one’s individuality is paramount and many owners will go to great lengths to ensure their outside furniture looks completely different to that of the yacht moored beside it at Monaco’s Port Hercule marina. With such high demand for bespoke, luxury furnishings, it’s only fitting that business is booming for furniture designer Glyn Peter Machin. In 2010, the designer furnished the exterior decks of eight of the 10 largest superyachts launched worldwide. However, the most interesting point: no two yachts had the same designs or the same look. “Each one was completely different,” says the designer, working from his office in the small provincial town of Kolding in Denmark. “Clients like to be individual so we provide significant, individual pieces. A

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custom-built yacht owner does not really want to be berthed next to another yacht having the same pieces of furniture. Bespoke offers a client the opportunity to explore their personal preferences and ideas, and to implement their own tastes. A custom client prefers beautiful pieces that are characteristic of their own personality, and that is what bespoke achieves and is the reason we create.” So what is it about Machin’s designs that set him apart from the rest? Why are superyacht owners the world over clambering to fill their decks with his bespoke designs? There are two things. The first is premium quality. For exterior wood Machin uses teakwood as it’s the only real sustainable exterior hardwood. He also works with composites such as carbon fibre and the highest grade of 316 steel. “Our finishes are superyacht standard and applied by superyacht painters,” he says. “The rattan we use is only made for us, which retains exclusivity. Our products are considered on the higher end of the price scale but our materials form the bulk of this cost and we

use nothing but the finest materials available.” And the second is perfection in design. “To me, perfection means a happy client it’s as simple as that.” Last year, Machin was commissioned by Alberto Pinto to create more than 100 pieces for the 124-metre Katara, built by Lurssen. The project involved mixing steel, teak and special finishes within each product, as well as creating an upholstery look normally reserved for the interiors. The foam had to be specially moulded with curves and shapes, which proved a challenge for Machin and his team, but the outcome, he says, was a resounding success. Another commission was to develop a silver-blue metallic finish on Machin’s TYC053 dining chairs for the Bannenberg & Rowell-designed 85-metre Pacific, another Lurssen build. The complexity of this finish was compounded by all the curves, angles and details on the chair. Machin says that on top of that, it was the first time such a metallic finish had been used on exterior furniture. “Months of labour and intensive, hard work resulted in a stunning finish and a very satisfied client,” he says. Machin loves a challenge and the Andrew Winch project last year proved just that. He designed and created a 3.5-metre-long curved version of his TYC-052 sofa for the Phoenix 2 and finished it in his jet-black superyacht piano finish. “An incredible level of craftsmanship was needed,” he says. “That said, each and every one of the commissions we gratefully accept has its own challenges as the standards we aim to achieve, and for which we are renowned, are so high.” It’s quite fitting that Machin’s designs now sail to all corners of the globe, considering many of his ideas have evolved from his own days of travelling the world. “Experiencing the world is essential to developing unique designs,” he says. “I have seen different design styles, different cultures and taken in different visual images from gardens and architecture, as well as products, from cars to coats.” The sky is the limit for this designer who has a perfect vision for the superyacht industry. Machin’s focus is strong and this year he will introduce more significant, individual pieces. “We are always designing new pieces and always have ideas in development,” he says. ** The current online version of Glyn Peter Machin’s product book, Edition III, continues to grow with new pieces. Go to www.glynpetermachin.com


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daydream believer Sleeping in bed linen is not exclusive to the elite. It’s a privilege accessible to us all, and one that we take advantage of without giving it a second thought. But when our curiosity is piqued by something as mundane as cotton sheets or bed throws, then surely it’s time to sit up and listen. They say that making good wine is a skill, but making fine wine is an art. For Stephanie Betts, creative director and owner of Josephine Home, that is true also for the making of luxury linen. Armed with a compelling childhood memory of her grandmother’s home in France, a celebration of a bygone era when consumables were made with a lasting quality, Betts took the decision five years ago to design and produce the type of sheets that, once slept on, are simply unforgettable. “For years I’d been searching for premium, white bed linen – sheets that make you feel like you’re waking up in an 18th-century Palazzo,” she says. A long, fruitless search eventually culminated in the creation of Josephine Home. For Betts, linen is a luxury best designed bespoke. Starting at the top by producing beautiful goods handmade at the highest level, Betts believes the couture approach is the only way to get under the skin of a product. Fine tuning every texture and detail from the point of concept is both an educational and enriching experience, she says. “The bespoke range has been – and remains – my research and development lab. It’s where we experiment, push the limits and produce something that is exceptional.” Whether it’s a Scottish double-ply cashmere throw or 1,000-thread count cotton bed sheet, each project begins with the yarn. Fabrics are never bought in, but

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hand woven, dyed and finished to order. While other brands scout for exotic materials in the far-flung corners of the world, Betts’ focus is on sourcing the best artisans. “I go to where the knowledge and craftsmanship is centuries old, the small pockets of excellence all over Europe,” she says.

Betts’ mills of choice are sprinkled throughout – linen is made in Italy and Belgium, and cotton is made in Italy and Portugal, while all woven products such as tweed, cashmere and lambswool are made in Scotland. But more than simply seeking out knowledge, it is provenance and reputation that clinch the deal for Betts. “The first mill that I ever used was outfitting Pope John Paul II, while the mill that we sourced to weave our first cashmere socks had been making socks for the Prince of Wales, so there is a pedigree behind every product,” she says. Receiving both private and commercial commissions, Josephine Home’s patrons need little convincing regarding the quality of the products – cotton sheets as smooth as silk to the touch, and finished to such a degree that its softness only increases with age. Some of the world’s most exclusive hotels are among Josephine Home’s most loyal clients, including the Palazzo Terranova

hotel, owned by Russian newspaper magnate Evgeny Lebedev, the Soho House Group in Europe and Miami, as well as the Royal Suite in London’s Mandarin Oriental. Endorsements run from personal recommendations to highly esteemed hotel guests allegedly leaving with more in their suitcase than they arrived with. More than just a purveyor of fine linen, Josephine Home is a guarantor of pleasure. “The people who like us do so because they know they’re getting a product with absolute integrity,” she says. “We have become a destination for quality – they know exactly what they’re getting when they buy from us.” In addition to class, however, the appeal of bespoke is the ability to customise to exact, personal specifications – to accurately match a new spray of display cushions with the same shade of apple green that covers a favourite antique chair sitting in the corner of the bedroom. Be it material, colour or size, anything is achievable. And for those who are uncertain of the direction to take, Betts and her team offer experienced guidance through the complete creative process. “A bedroom wants to be warm and inviting, with a colour palette that is both sophisticated and interesting,” she says. “The bedroom is where you start and finish your day, a private place where you can create mental space, relax and recharge. It’s the reason why people love staying in hotels. They’re havens where everything is taken care of for you. Our aim is to recreate that experience, to make the bedroom the focus of the home, the epicentre of comfort. Getting into bed should be a reward that you look forward to at the end of every day.”

“For years I’d been searching for premium, white bed linen – sheets that make you feel like you’re waking up in an 18th-century Palazzo.”

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HeavensBelow There are many great dive sites in the world, but there are some that offer an experience so unique that they deserve to stand out from the crowd. This is not a list of the world’s top dive sites, but more a collection of unique dive experiences – whether that’s diving into a tuna vortex off the coast of Malta, swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, diving wrecks on a monumental scale or visiting the underwater version of Avatar in Fiji. If you’ve always dreamed of seeing a whale shark, how about seeing up to 100 at once? And what about the opportunity of swimming with more than two million stingless jellyfish? Here is our roundup of some of the most unusual dive experiences on planet Earth. Words by Felix Milns

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Sardine Run South Africa

Dubbed the “Greatest Shoal on Earth” by wildlife film producer Peter Lamberti, the sardine run follows the annual sardine migration along the Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa, where the sardines form into hundreds of swirling shoals. Though the silvery banks of twirling sardines are already spectacular, what makes it such a unique dive event are the accompanying outriders of hundreds of pelagic predators, preparing to feast on the migrating sardines. Watch out for: The ‘bait ball’, when sharks, dolphins or other predators cleverly corral a shoal of sardines into a tight ball, before diving into the middle of it and coming away with great mouthfuls of sardines. What to see: Sardine aplenty, but also sharks, dolphins, seals and breaching humpback whales. When to go: Mid-June to mid-July. www.sardinerun.net

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Floreana Island Galapagos

Unsurprisingly, the Galapagos Islands have some of the best diving in the world with frequent sightings of hammerheads, mantas and whale sharks. There are hundreds of different dive sites across the islands but many of them are characterised by strong currents and only suitable for very experienced divers. Floreana Island has nine dive sites with generally calm waters and is one of the best places in the Galapagos to dive with sea lions – perhaps one of the greatest dive experiences of all. Watch out for: The sea lions that will spin, twirl and circle around you for the entire length of the dive. They are the ultimate dive buddies. What to see: Sea lions, turtles, rays, and whitetip reef, Galapagos and hammerhead sharks. When to go: Year round.

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Tuna Vortex MALTA

Great White Wall Fiji

In Malta’s marine adventure park live the famed tuna pens, each one containing 350 tonnes of bluefin tuna. In partnership with the marine adventure park, you climb over a ring of floats into the nets and then drop down into a swirling mass of shoaling tuna. To begin with it just looks like a vast silver wall, flowing past you at a constant 4 knots. Each pen holds around 1,000 tuna and it is a truly humbling experience to float in the very heart of them.

Think Avatar underwater. Timing is everything for this dive in the famed Somosomo Straits. You have to catch it right at the turning of the tides, otherwise all you will see is a barren cliff face. But time it right and this is one of the world’s most spectacular dive sites, all in glorious Technicolor. The dive begins in a cave at 15 metres, from where you swim through on to a cliff face of incredible beauty. The soft corals come out to feed in dazzling UV white as far as the eye can see. It is absolutely magical.

Watch out for: The bubbles of your fellow divers being sucked downwards by the vortex of speeding tuna. Truly bizarre. What to see: Tuna, tuna everywhere, When to go: May to October. www.marineadventurepark.com

Watch out for: A secondary cavern that takes you up on top of the wall to part of the rainbow reef, a 30-kilometre stretch of exquisitely kaleidoscopic soft and hard corals. What to see: Incredible Technicolor corals in glorious profusion, passing pelagics and turtles, excellent reef fish, morays and lionfish. When to go: Year round.

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Truk Lagoon Micronesia

Recognised as the world’s greatest wreck diving destination, more than 60 Second World War Japanese warships and aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Fleet were sunk here on the shallow depths of Truk Lagoon during Operation Hailstone in February 1944. As the lagoon is a sheltered harbour it has good visibility and few currents, making it perfect for exploring stunning array of different wrecks. Watch out for: The Fujikawa Maru, a 132-metre aircraft carrier with accessible hulls full of fighter planes, guns and ammunition. What to see: Submarines, fighter planes, warships, aircraft carriers, cannons, tanks and jeeps. When to go: Year round.

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Holbox Island Mexico

If one of your great dive ambitions is to dive with whale sharks, then this is your dream destination. It has been a marine natural reserve since 2006. July brings the largest known whale shark migration into these waters. It is not uncommon to see shoals of more than 100 whale sharks all basking together, and they are nearly always accompanied by large gatherings of friendly mantas. Golden rays are another common sight, in shoals of up to 500. The numbers alone are out of this world. It is a truly unique dive experience.

Contact one of our charter brokers for a selection of yachts with outstanding diving facilities and equipment onboard.

Watch out for: Breaching manta rays, hanging out with the whale sharks. What to see: Literally hundreds of whale sharks feeding together, countless manta rays. When to go: Mid-July.

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Marie An owner’s story

Using the words superyacht and philanthropy in the same sentence may not be illegal but, until now, it has certainly been a challenge. By definition, superyachts are about personal pleasures while philanthropy, well, it leans in the opposite direction towards doing good for others. Until Marie. Both of them. You see, there are two Maries and they are inseparably entwined. Words by Chris Caswell Photography by Rick Tomlinson & Thierry Ameller

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MY Marie

Marie Bosarge conceived the idea of a nonprofit performing arts organisation that would create events to enrich the mind, heart and soul.

T THIS PAGE: (Clockwise from left) Marie Bosarge shares two passions with husband Dr W. E. Bosarge: sailing and philanthropy; Marie Bosarge christened the yacht with champagne and a performance called Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects; SY Marie serves as a floatable stage for charitable gatherings.

he first Marie is Marie Bosarge, who shares two passions with husband Dr W. E. Bosarge: sailing and philanthropy. The result is the other Marie, a newly launched 55-metre (180’) ketch built by Vitters with classic good looks and a sleek black hull. But the Bosarges wanted more than just a luxuriously appointed yacht. They wanted a yacht that could take their charitable efforts to faraway places. And so designer Andre Hoek was presented with a challenge: build a yacht that is fast enough to out-speed the wind in many conditions, luxurious enough for the most demanding charter guests and yet which can serve as a floating stage for charitable gatherings. That Hoek succeeded with Êlan was abundantly clear to the guests who attended just such a gathering during her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Marie Bosarge, along with mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas, conceived the idea of a non-profit performing arts organisation that would create events to enrich the mind, heart and soul. Divas World was founded four years ago to revive the nearly forgotten European salon style of performances, which combine superb music with stimulating discussions. A salon evening consists of a classic or jazz concert with music around specific themes that have ranged from Venice to roses, cabaret to myths. Each evening embraces the senses with world-class musicians, thoughtprovoking moderators and inspiring discussions. And so Marie, the sailing yacht, was built with salons in mind and the real Marie not only christened the yacht with champagne, but also christened their floating salon concept with a performance at Monaco called Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects. In this hour-long musical cabaret, Marie Bosarge (an immensely talented singer with credits too lengthy for this

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ABOVE: A love for antique cannons is indulged by having them built on to the deck. OPPOSITE: A Steinway grand piano was lowered onto the yacht during its construction.

article) takes guests into the tumultuous life of Marilyn Monroe, using her songs and quotes to create a poignant yet clever and insightful look at the human condition through Monroe’s struggles for acceptance and approval. Future plans for Marie include salon performances in both the Caribbean and Mediterranean, drawing upon local musicians as well as the world-famous regulars from Divas World. Among those is the Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Band from New Orleans, which performed at the christening ceremonies. With these concerts in mind, the Vitters yard had one final task before they finished the coachroof above the main salon: lowering a Steinway grand piano into place. Set in the lower salon that is open to the deckhouse via sweeping stairs and an open atrium, the piano is essential for the concerts but, with its digital player, the Bosarges also delight in the soft tinkle of piano music as Marie sails through tropical nights. For Divas World events, more than 40 guests can enjoy comfortable seating in the salon around the piano as well as in the deckhouse, which provides a ‘mezzanine level’. Marie is a derivative of Hoek’s earlier Adele, but with a larger deckhouse and an open foredeck designed to store the primary tender as well as an elegant captain’s launch from a 1910 design. With the tenders removed, the yacht is ready for the race course, and race Marie will, with plans for various Bucket regattas worldwide. The interior by New York-based David Easton is elegant, with exquisite joinerwork in a pale anigre, and it’s here that another side to the Bosarge family is on display. Dr Bosarge, an accomplished mathematician who began his career at NASA and later created predictive financial technologies

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for the automated trading of major equity and foreign exchange markets, is an avid collector of militaria. If you happen to be near Marie in a harbour, be prepared because one of the two antique cannons (from a 1796 French gunship) cleverly hidden near the owner’s cockpit may be fired at sunset. Other cannons aboard include one that fired the last shot of the Civil War, and another was Wellington’s personal signal cannon at the Battle of Waterloo. Throughout the yacht, guests enjoy Dr Bosarge’s taste in classic nautical art as well as his collection of weaponry, from miniature suits of armour to naval cutlasses to a pair of cannons that stand guard outside a stateroom. The collection also extends to Texas, where Dr. Bosarge has helped gather a squadron of WWII aircraft because, as he says: “I want to preserve the tradition of old pilots.” With many WWII veterans now passing away, the Bosarge family collection will be making the airshow circuit to bring back memories for these men, and his hangars are filling with warbirds such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P40 Warhawk, Japanese Zero, and B-25 bomber. He plans to have several of these performing overhead at the next St Barth’s Bucket Regatta. With room for eight guests and a crew of eight, Marie has a number of appealing features, such as the private master suite aft with study, sofa area and a private cockpit with deckhouse. Like the Alustar hull and lightweight construction, the towering ketch rig of Marie is equally exotic with carbon fibre masts to carry up more than 18,000 sq ft of high-tech Spectra sails upwind. A two-person crow’s nest glides up the mast to give guests a spectacular view from

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far aloft. The sails are controlled by sophisticated hydraulic captive and drum winches to minimise the lines on deck, and the masts are supported by rigging made from (are you ready?) isotropic crystal polymer for strength. Under sail, Dr Bosarge says the yacht consistently sails about a knot faster than the true wind speed in light airs.

ABOVE: Throughout the yacht, guests can enjoy the collection of antique weaponary.

Divas World is clearly on a roll, with programmes that provide musical instruments for deserving musicians, music scholarships and their immensely popular ongoing salon concert series, which is provided free to the community. Divas World also supports charitable organizations in need of fundraising help. Marie, the yacht, is also setting new benchmarks on the yachting scene, combining timeless elegance with luxurious accommodations and a remarkable turn of speed. Whether you’re aboard for a European salon concert or for a week-long charter, there is no other yacht like her. And we’re not saying that just to be charitable. SY Marie is currently available for charter, exclusively through Fraser Yachts


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LIMASSOL MARINA Words by Lisa Freedman

The first superyacht to sail into the Cypriot port of Limassol was captained by Richard the Lionheart. The legendary English king, en route to the Holy Land in 1191, wasn’t too happy with the reception he received from the ruling Byzantine governor. In a fury, he fought and beat him soundly. Nowadays sailors are rarely so hot-headed, but they, too, are looking for a welcoming berth and Limassol is intent on providing them with it.

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2010, work began in Cyprus on a £350 million marina, the most significant to be built in the Mediterranean in recent years. Creating a luxury marina is a task of crusader-like proportions and the developers are fully aware that the standard expected of them will be exacting. They hope, however, to provide a haven that is virtually unique in the world of luxury yachting. When the first villas are completed in 2012, new owners will be able to berth their yacht at the bottom of their garden,

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walk out their front door and arrive in the centre of Cyprus’s liveliest town in a matter of moments. “From the villas you can stroll into the oldest part of the town,” says Michalis Hadjipanayiotou, chief executive of Cybarco, the development company responsible for the build. “Aside from Monaco, that’s virtually unknown in topend marinas – and prices here will not be outrageous.” Unlike Monaco, however, Limassol does not lie in the traditional heartland of luxury yachting, whose busy summer

season is, of course, concentrated along the Riviera and the coastlines of Italy. The new marina is seen as the opportunity to change all that. When the island’s president, Dimitris Christofias, laid the foundation stone, he declared it the first step in transforming the island into one of the Mediterranean’s leading yachting destinations. So are his aspirations realistic? “The Riviera is increasingly overcrowded and overpriced,” says businessman and yacht owner Joscelyn Franks, who is contemplating buying

01 When completed, the £350 million marina will have the capacity for 300 berths. 02 Cyprus has one of the best climates in Europe with 300 days of sunshine a year. 03 Villas include private berths, swimming pools and direct access to the beach.


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off-plan at Limassol. “More adventurous large boats are now looking east and Cyprus is a fascinating island as well as a key route to the Middle East.” On dry land, Cyprus has long been considered a safe option for international buyers and has much to offer in terms of price and practicality, with low crime, a straightforward legal system and a stable economy. Not surprisingly, the British have always felt relaxed in this former colony, where more than 80 per cent of locals speak their language and cars drive on the left,

but other happy, long-term enthusiasts include the Russians and northern Europeans. They have increasingly been joined by buyers from the Middle East. “Cyprus is in the throes of moving from a middle-market location to becoming one of the prime locations in the Mediterranean,” says James Price, partner in the international department of leading estate agents Knight Frank. “Building a marina here makes considerable sense, since there’s a greater shortage of places to put a good-size boat than there are

developments of this quality. It could well put Cyprus on par with Mallorca.” Until the past five years, most property being built in Cyprus fell firmly into the middle ground, but Limassol Marina forms part of a recent spate of new development that is rapidly importing world-class luxury on to the 240-kilometre island. The successful golfand-spa complex Aphrodite Hills, with its five-star Intercontinental Hotel, European Tennis Academy and Retreat Spa, and the Nick Faldo-designed golf club at the Elea Estate near Paphos, opened in 2010, have both set new benchmarks. Limassol Marina intends to match this appetite for excellence and the developers are working with some of the most prestigious names in the business. Yachtsmen and their crews should certainly be reassured by the presence of the marina operator, Camper & Nicholsons. The company’s expertise in the boat business stretches back 200 years and the marinas they run today include such celebrated names as Port Louis in Grenada and Grand Harbour Marina in Malta. “Limassol Marina is being built to international standards comparable with anything in the Mediterranean,” says Sean Purdy, marketing director of

Camper & Nicholsons. “It will be able to cater to a very broad customer base and will provide the same attention to detail to the captain of a superyacht as to those with a conventional sailing yacht of 30ft or 40ft.” The new marina will have the capacity for 600 berths and the ability to accommodate yachts from eight metres to 100 metres. As well as the essentials – fresh water, electricity, IPTV, high-speed wireless internet and telephone – it will also offer haul out and shoreside technical facilities, a dry dock, a workshop for maintenance, refuelling facilities, waste removal and 24-hour security. But what distinguishes the five star from the run of the mill is the level of service, and the involvement of Camper & Nicholsons should ensure that the concierge offering – transport from the airport to your yacht, a guarantee of the availability of the freshest produce and the speedy delivery of spare parts – will be seamlessly taken care of. The area itself is well placed to facilitate almost any demand. The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol is one of the biggest ports in the eastern Mediterranean as well as one of its most important in terms of tourism,

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TOP: The new marina will appeal as much to the captain of a superyacht, as to those with a conventional sailing yacht of 30ft or 40ft. Below: The development will include 45 private villas with gorgeous views.

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trade and services. International air connections are also notably good, with the airport at Larnaca, 65 kilometres away, operating daily scheduled flights from more than 40 airlines, as well as a landing strip for private aircraft. The development will include 45 villas, ranging in size from 193 sq metres to 295 sq metres, with private berths and swimming pools or direct access to the golden sands that stretch along the coastline. In addition, there will be a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with underground parking and private storage. Prices start from £400,000. Architecturally, the developers have taken their inspiration from Port Grimaud, the legendary marina on the Côte d’Azur, and have invited the notable French architect Xavier Bohl to advise on the scheme. Bohl, who worked alongside Port Grimaud’s creator Francois Spoerry for many years, has helped create a similarly

sympathetic landscape here and the low-lying villas, with their tiled roofs and stone walls, echo the scale and period of the town. The interior design, on the other hand, offers the ultimate in contemporary luxury with marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and airy, bougainvillea-filled balconies. “Buyers won’t be allowed to make alterations to the exterior, but, of course, can tailor the interior to their own specifications,” says Hadjipanayiotou. The marina will form part of a significant redevelopment of Limassol old town and should be a popular destination even for landlubbers, offering a range of stylish restaurants, bars and shops. Those taking a more extended break from the wind and waves will also find plenty on offer. A vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis, with a quarter-of-a-million inhabitants, Limassol is an enticing mix of ancient and modern, with lively contemporary retailing and dining alongside traditional tavernas and open-air markets. For those interested in cultural pursuits, the extensive Greco-Roman remains at nearby Kourion (with its restored amphitheatre, well-preserved mosaics and temple of Apollo) are a must-see, while the city’s famous Carnival and Wine Festival are annual highlights. On a practical level, buying in Cyprus is pleasingly straightforward. With a legal and conveyancing system based on the UK model, many British buyers see the south of Cyprus as a manageable and understandable proposition (though will generally

hire a bilingual lawyer to help them through the process). EU citizens, too, are entitled to buy and sell property without restriction. The weather will also certainly be appealing. Cyprus has one of the best climates in Europe, with a mix of MiddleEastern sunshine and Mediterranean blues skies. Locals brag of 300 days of sunshine a year, and even in December temperatures can rise to 20 degrees, with Christmas spent happily swimming in the sea. Those, however, who prefer more traditional winter pastimes can also ski between January and March in the Troodos Mountains, which stretch across the centre of Cyprus. You clearly don’t need to be lionhearted to be tempted by the potential in the new marina, and Limassol-based accountant Andros Epaminondas has been one of the first to put down his deposit on a two-bedroom apartment. ‘I feel this is a really unique opportunity, because it’s so rare today to be able to combine life in a city with life by the beach. The plus here, too, is that this isn’t an isolated development. It’s part of a much bigger project to renew the entire city centre. It seems to offer so much.’ Including, of course, the chance to know you can rest and refuel in the greatest comfort before sailing off to adventures new. A chance that would, no doubt, have overjoyed the early Crusaders.


If there were a battle cry for the new 49.9-metre yacht, Exuma, it would be “Further, Greener, Sleeker�. These are the words that drew the owner into the project, the words that created the yacht, and the words that make her intriguing to charter clients worldwide. Words by Chris Caswell

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PREVIOUS PAGE MY Exuma is a superyacht with strong lines and big appeal. this page: (Above) The upper deck features a comfortable skylounge and open deck space with a large jacuzzi, chaises and sunpads. (Right) Exuma will this year visit the mostly uninhabited islands of Micronesia in the mid-Pacific, as well as the Rock Islands of Palau where the culture is rich and diverse. OPPOSITE: (Clockwise from left) The Cocos Islands; The Rock Islands of Palau; Exuma was designed from the outset to be gentle on the planet and, for her many advances, Prince Albert II of Monaco named her the Green Yacht of the Year.

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Dream Boat

Exuma is going in the best seasons, to the most remote areas, for oncein-a-lifetime adventures.

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xuma is an extraordinary yacht but, like so many such things that appear simple, she is the result of immense planning and revolutionary ideas. The owner of Exuma is a vastly experienced yachtsman with cruising experience that includes a world circumnavigation aboard an earlier 34-metre motoryacht, and it was this voyage that whetted his appetite for a better expedition yacht with carefully chosen equipment. Over the intervening years, he honed his thoughts for the perfect expedition yacht. But, though he talked with leading motoryacht designers, they couldn’t grasp his concept. Their world was one of large salons and huge engines and, as he says, “their idea of an explorer yacht is heavy, slow, deep-draft and ugly, with the lines of a tramp freighter”. At the Monaco Yacht Show, he came across the display of naval architect Philippe Briand, who is known for his fast sailing yachts. Briand was showing the renderings for a new line of motoryachts he called Vitruvius Yachts, named for Leonardo da Vinci’s formula for perfect proportions. His slogan was, ta-dah, “Further, Greener, Sleeker”. The owner was captivated, and the two began planning the ultimate explorer yacht. The design required a high level

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This June and July, Exuma is available for charter in Tahiti, home to Maraa Grotto, Tahiti Nui Island.

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of flexibility on the part of the builder, and the Picchiotti yard, recently acquired by Perini Navi, was chosen. It was, as the owner notes wryly, a gamble. “I chose a sailboat designer for my motoryacht, and a sailboat shipyard to build it.” But it has proven to be a marriage made in heaven, with all parties very satisfied. Exuma, as the owner wished, is the very antithesis of a ‘cargo ship’ expedition yacht. She is long and lean, designed to slip through the water with a minimum of fuss and with smaller engines that provide speed while barely sipping fuel. Exuma is not only narrow, but she also draws less than 2.4 metres, which allows her access to anchorages unavailable to deeper yachts. “I want to safely enter and anchor in the tightest uncharted anchorages, unlike traditional explorer yachts that have to stay offshore,” he says, adding: “Who wants to anchor far off an island and only see a strip of green on the horizon? I want to get close and go ashore.”

The narrow beam and shallow draft, however, don’t mean the accommodations are cramped. Au contraire, Exuma carries nine guests and a crew of eight in luxuriously traditional nautical style, accented with oak, teak and Italian marble that won her top honours at the 2010 Nautical Design Awards. The upper deck features a comfortable skylounge and open deck space with a large jacuzzi, chaises and sunpads. The main deck has more sunpads and alfresco sofas with tables, a salon with large windows for enjoying the scenery, a formal dining area for 10 and a two-bedroom master suite that spans the full beam. On the lower deck are two VIP suites, a twin cabin and a gym that converts with pull-out berths. Adding to guest enjoyment are the zero-speed stabilisers, a 300-movie Kaleidescape system and extensive communications electronics.

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right: A view over Marqueusas Islands, North Tuamotu. below: Taking in the natural beauty of the Solomon Islands.

But the fine interior is just the frosting on the Exuma cake. Her owner carefully considered the equipment needed to truly enjoy the unusual charter destinations he has planned on her current voyage. The less-informed might call them ‘water toys’, but each has a special purpose because Exuma plans to visit areas far off the beaten path where the usual amenities for yachts are likely to be missing. The custom-built amphibious jeep, for example, allows six guests to go ashore (dry and comfortable) and then explore islands where there may be no other automobiles. The hovercraft can easily cross reefs, coral heads or mud that might stop conventional tenders or even the amphibian, yet still ferry guests ashore safely. Rather than stow these on deck like typical explorer yachts, Briand and the owner created two forward garages in the hull as well as a stern hangar. In addition, Exuma carries two tenders (14’ and 21’), two electric scooters, two Seabob diving systems and a large jet ski, plus full scuba equipment. Exuma was designed from the outset to be gentle on the planet and, for her many advances, Prince Albert II of Monaco named her the Green Yacht of the Year. She was also awarded the prestigious Green Plus Platinum certification. These honours reflect a comprehensive effort made to reduce her carbon footprint and eliminate pollution, ranging from waste and greenhouse gases to the anti-fouling paint on the bottom. In addition, she cruises on a fraction of the fuel used by similarly sized yachts: at 12 knots, Exuma burns just 11.8 litres an hour. When it comes to the “Further” part of her slogan, Exuma has already crossed the Atlantic on a year-long voyage to the Pacific and beyond. But, rather than hopping from resort to resort, her course will take her to unvisited places so far off the beaten path that her owner has had to arrange special dispensation.

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THIS PAGE: Exuma cruises on a fraction of the fuel used by similarly sized yachts: at 12 knots, she burns just 11.8 litres an hour.

Once in the Pacific, for example, Exuma will visit Coco Island off Costa Rica, a highly restricted national park that Jacques Cousteau called the most beautiful island in the world. Another waypoint, the Lau Islands of Fiji, have also been off-limits to yachts for years in spite of their great beauty, superb fishing and fine diving. More adventures include a visit to Yap, the series of mostly uninhabited islands of Micronesia in the mid-Pacific, as well as the Rock Islands of Palau (opposite), which are renowned for their coral reefs and diving. Later in the voyage are the Solomon Islands, Papua and New Guinea, and perhaps the fjords of New Zealand’s South Island. “Exuma is going to places every yachtsman dreams about,” says her owner. “We’re going in the best seasons, to the most remote areas, for once-in-a-lifetime adventures.” Further, Greener, Sleeker: a charter to remember. Exuma is currently available for charter, exclusively through Fraser Yachts.

A path to remember This year, Exuma will be available for charter with the following schedule: 15 March - 15 April: Open for charter in Mexico’s Pacific coast and Baja California. 15 - 31 May: San Diego to Cabo San Lucas to Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia). June and July: Open for charter in the Marquesas, Northern Tuamotu Islands, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa and Bora Bora. 1 August - 15 September: Owner use - Bora Bora à Fiji Islands. 15 September - 31 October: Open for charter in the Fiji Islands and/or the Vavau Islands, Tonga.

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Excellence through Dutch passion, the Wajer Osprey 37 Never before, matters of personal style and exclusivity have been addressed with such precision. The Wajer Osprey 37 is a yacht that’s unique in every way. Exclusively built for every new owner. She is built with the perfect blend of excitement, luxury and space. Furthermore, one of the main design characteristics is her truly timeless appearance. Both Vripack International Naval Architects and Volvo Penta Sweden cooperated to create the perfect balance between the Osprey’s deep V-hull and its Volvo IPS propulsion. This collaboration led to a perfect and exceptional comfortable sailing experience, and her unanimously voted title Dutch ‘’motorboat of the year’’. Pure perfection is visible in every single detail, which makes the Wajer Osprey 37 inimitable in every aspect.

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FRASER YACHTS NEWS Yacht hopping

Fraser Yachts had the two largest yachts at this year’s Cavallino Classic Yacht Hop in Palm Beach. The event, staged at Rybovich Yacht Marina, brought together more than 500 Ferrari Club owners and several superyachts including Fraser Yachts’ impressive 160-foot Feadship (Major Wager) and 145-foot Westship (Fighting Irish).

For industry eyes only Charter yachts spend much of the year cruising the globe, visiting far-flung hideaways and exotic islands. So how can our charter brokers speak with knowledge and authority about yachts that are spread far and wide all over the world?

The answer lies in two ‘industry only’ charter shows - one in Genoa this May and the other in Antigua this December. These closed events bring hundreds of charter yachts together en masse so our charter brokers can visit the yachts, inspect the

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interiors, speak to the crew and sample the service. This way they can recommend yachts with real authority having been on board and seen the product. At the same time, Fraser presents many of the new yachts that have entered our charter fleet. Since we operate the premier charter fleet worldwide, we regularly have new yachts becoming available. The team was in Antigua from December 6-11, 2010, for the 49th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show. This year it was extended to cover six days and took place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. Sail days were arranged on many yachts including Marie, Phocea and Exuma. We also held a dinner for all the yacht captains at Katherine’s Café. A flurry of charter bookings came directly after the show, which was universally heralded as the biggest and best to date.

La bella la ball Vintage is back and turned heads as the most luxurious automobiles in the world went on show for the 11th Annual La Bella Macchina. It was an elegant evening of sampling the finest canapés and taking in the sparkle of new and vintage Ferrari autos, private aircraft and some of the finest names in luxury. The showing took place at the Jet Aviation Palm Beach facility, and the event was held in conjunction with the week-long Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.


Luxe and deluxe

The colour to watch

Fraser Yachts has been the number one yacht brokerage company on the West Coast USA for more than 60 years. Over that time, many boat shows have come and gone. Some more successful than others, but all of them designed to appeal to the whole spectrum of boat owners, from little boys in rowing boats to bigger boys in much bigger boats. Yacht shows are a great day out and by definition they appeal to anyone who loves boating. Stalls selling anchor chain, small fenders, paint and cleats can be interesting and fun but they have little to do with the luxury end of the market where we specialise. In 2011, for the first time, a true luxury show is being launched. DELUXE San Diego will bring together the best of the best from a wide range of specialist areas, including luxury yachts, private aircraft, helicopters, automobiles, jewels, wine and watches. Those who appreciate the finer things in life will have a unique opportunity to experience some of the most exclusive brands in the world, all under one roof. From April 14-16, connoisseurs and bon viveurs can envelop themselves in the best the West can offer; with not a single pot of varnish in sight.

Top 10: The best of the best Some of the latest boats to join the Fraser Yachts charter fleet: Turquoise Phocea Jazz Jr Marie Oxygen Exuma Elena B Philanderer Ginevra Audacia

181’ Turquoise is one of the latest yachts to enter the Fraser Yachts charter fleet. Launched in January at the renowned Proteksan Turquoise Shipyard in Istanbul, Turquoise will be available for her first season of charter in the Mediterranean following her debut at the Genoa Show, May 2-6. With clean lines on the exterior and spacious areas for sun and shade, Turquoise is built for worldwide cruising for 12 guests with a complement of 13 crew. The exterior features a wading pool/large Jacuzzi for 12 people and an expansive area covered by a large, custom sunbed. Shaded upper and main decks aft are spacious and comfortable with air-conditioning/heating extending over the dining area. The interior is contemporary and sophisticated with a main salon, dining room, upper salon with a piano and six staterooms with ensuite marble bathrooms with tub and shower. Two of the staterooms are located on the main deck.

Elana B

Marie

Turquoise has an assortment of new tenders, toys, music and movies, as well as satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Summer: Mediterranean 325,000 Euro, Special Events:

345,000 Euro.

Exuma

Ginevra

Phocea

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The Superyacht Gallery The following pages show a small selection of the hundreds of yachts that we represent exclusively for sale and charter worldwide.

The unrivalled experts in luxury yacht services

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TATOOSH 92m (303’) | HDW Nobis Krug | 2000/2010 125,000,000 EUR TATOOSH is the finest large motor yacht available on the market today. Ten staterooms with a private owner’s apartment, plus extra cabins for staff. Large swimming pool, cinema, two helicopter decks and two 42’ (13m) tenders, along with a myriad of other toys. Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com

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Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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MEDUSE 60m (199’) | Feadship | 1996/2006 | 26,500,000 EUR MEDUSE is one of the best known Feadships, complete with helicopter landing facility, six staterooms including two on deck, cinema, gymnasium, elevator, decompression diving chamber and large tenders.

Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com


PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE | 75m (246’) | Proteksan | 2013 | 57,500,000 EUR Exceptionally generous 75 meter under construction at the respected ProteksanTurquoise shipyard. Andrew Winch design, changes still possible. Very attractive value, construction is well underway. Joint CA.

Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com

Not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

ULYSSES | 60m (196’) | Trinity | 2006 | 49,000,000 USD

Solidly built and finished to the highest standards ULYSSES is the ultimate Exploration Yacht. She has massive volume from her 11m (36’) beam over 5 decks. The Owner’s stateroom is private on the bridge deck, well separated from the seven other staterooms.

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Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com

Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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ALUCIA | 56m (183’) | Auroux | 1974/2009 | 42,000,000 USD

Alucia is a true one of a kind ship. Built as a submersible support ship, she carries 3 submersibles. Alucia has combined state of the art scientific and filmmaking capabilities with five-star accommodations for owner and guests.

Tom Allen | Seattle +1 206 382 9494 | tom.allen@fraseryachts.com Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale +1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com

Not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

COLUMBUS 177 | 54m (177’) | Columbus | 2011 | 24,500,000 EUR Serious full displacement motor yacht of over 800 tons for delivery in March. Six staterooms include full beam owners on deck and huge VIP on the bridge deck. Exceptional volume from her 10.2m beam. Two tenders and wave runners in a garage leave her expansive outside deck spaces entirely clear. 16.5 knots cruising

with a 5000 mile range. ABS and Green star classification for environmental correctness and full MCA (LY2). Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com


KONKORDIA | 52m (169’) | Alloy Yachts | 2006 | 27,500,000 EUR KONKORDIA is one of the most attractive and performing Large Sailing Yacht available for sale today. The life on board is luxurious and very spacious; each cabin has been equipped with extra large Hull windows allowing the guests to enjoy the sea life in total comfort. Built to Lloyd’s and MCA she accommodates 10 guests in great

comfort. She has a very entertaining open space aft deck leading to salon, dining room and bridge. On the foredeck the Tender well transforms into a Jacuzzi. Specifications are available on request. Antoine Larricq | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | antoine.larricq@fraseryachts.com

for sale & charter

FIGHTING IRISH | 44m (145’) | Westship | 2004| 12,995,000 USD

ANTINEA | 43m (143’) | Sterling | 1985/2010 | 7,350,000 EUR

Neal Esterly | San Diego +1 619 823 9034 | neal.esterly@fraseryachts.com Jeff Partin | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | jeff.partin@fraseryachts.com

David Legrand | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | david.legrand@fraseryachts.com

Handsome and big volume cockpit motor yacht, five guest cabins, large sky lounge, large deck spaces. Ready to be sold. Seller will consider smaller boat or RE in trade!

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She boasts six large Staterooms, three decks, solid fiberglass hull, sport fishing cockpit, zero speed stabilization, new generators and is ABS certified and MCA compliant. She is a true example of the most discerning and classic long range displacement motor yachts.

Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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X | 47m (155’) | Feadship | 1987/2009 | 9,900,000 EUR Exceptional Layout, Feadship Quality, Lloyd’s Class, Impressive Charter Record, Good Volume and Great Range. Interior revamp 2009.

FX | 33m (108’) | San Lorenzo | 2009 | 8,500,000 EUR Brand New SAN LORENZO 108, built in 2009 and delivered in 2010: fully specced with Hamann, Zero Speed Stabs, AC Converter for US clients, Castoldi Jet Tender, lying in Rapallo and ready to be inspected.

Vassilis Fotilas | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | vassilis.fotilas@fraseryachts.com

Alex Mazzoni | Viareggio +39 349 537 2870 | alex.mazzoni@fraseryachts.com

for sale & charter

CRYSTAL II | 36m (117’) | Custom Built | 2005/2009 | 6,850,000 USD

MY PETRA | 44m (144’) | Heesen | 2009 | 24,500,000 EUR

James Nason | San Diego +1 619 225 0588 | james.nason@fraseryachts.com Patrick McConnell | San Diego +1 619 225 0588 | patrick.mcconnell@fraseryachts.com

Stuart Larsen | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com

Her interior was carefully handcrafted to create comfortable yet elegant and usable living spaces. Her capabilities as a long range yacht fisherman have been proven.

MY PETRA is the epitome of an almost new, manageable size five stateroom yacht with excellent speed, long range, zero speed stabilization, garaged tenders and impeccable Dutch quality and pedigree. Barely broken in, MY PETRA is in impeccable condition.

for sale & charter

CHARLY COPPERS | 39m (130’) | Overmarine | 2004 | 7,000,000 EUR A fine example of the MANGUSTA 130. Inspection recommended. Richard Earp | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | richard.earp@fraseryachts.com

TOUCH | 37m (120’) | Louisbourg | 2004 | 7,900,000 USD

Large volume yacht with 4 staterooms. Huge upper deck master with access to private aft deck. Spacious sundeck with exercise equipment. Very successful charter boat.

Josh Gulbranson | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | josh.gulbranson@fraseryachts.com Jeff Partin | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | jeff.partin@fraseryachts.com


ALIBI | 51m (167’) | CBI Navi | 2005 | 19,750,000 EUR

With its large interior volume this vessel accommodates 12 passengers in six cabins. She also features an extremely large and well laid out exterior deck space and a comfortable swim platform. This yacht must be experienced on board to appreciate all her qualities. Dennis Frederiksen | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | dennis.frederiksen@fraseryachts.com Not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

PRINCESS SARAH | 43m (142’) | Richmond Yachts | 2007 | 19,900,000 USD

MARCO POLO | 45m (147’) | Cheoy Lee | 2007 | POA

Scott French | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | scott.french@fraseryachts.com

Josh Gulbranson | Ft. Lauderdale +1 954 463 0600 | josh.gulbranson@fraseryachts.com

This is a 142’ Richmond 2007 - 6 Stateroom with on deck master, very gracious salon. MCA Class. She is in pristine condition.

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Five cabin configuration, private master cabin on bridge deck, gym and cinema. Excellent efficiency using just 26.4 gallons per hour at 10 kts. Steel hull and composite super structure. Lloyds classed and MCA compliant. Motivated seller. Recent $1,000,000 PRICE REDUCTION.

Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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ARIELA | 40m (130’) | CRN Ancona | 2004 | 9,800,000 EUR

MARIA CARLA | 34m (113’) | Codecasa | 2005 | POA

Jan Jaap Minnema | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | janjaap.minnema@fraseryachts.com

Giulio Riggio | Palma +34 971 700 445 | giulio.riggio@fraseryachts.com

HETAIROS | 42m (140’) | Abeking & Rasmussen | 1993 | 13,800,000 EUR Bruce King, Andrew Winch and A & R teamed up to create this unique master piece. Hetairos is well known and respected on the regatta courses around the world. Maintained in perfect condition regardless to costs. Please visit www.hetairos.info

OHANA | 43m (142’) | Perini Navi | 2004 | 15,500,000 EUR

Jurgen Koch | Palma +34 971 700 445 | jurgen.koch@fraseryachts.com

Dennis Frederiksen | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | dennis.frederiksen@fraseryachts.com

LAZZARA LSX 92 | 28m (92’00”) | Lazzara | 2009 | 7,500,000 USD

TEAM VIP | 37m (121’) | Guy Couach | 2010 | 10,500,000 EUR Accommodates up to ten guests in pure comfort... Boasts elegance and beauty, with lines that perfectly mirror its performance. Cruising between 26-30 knots with state-of-the-art equipment.

Extremely elegant, always privately used, and maintained to the highest possible standards. Five cabins, three decks, RINA classed and in turn-key condition.

Unique lines & cutting edge technology make the LSX 92 stand apart from the rest, including: Flybridge with pilot station lounge seating & sunpad areas, Quad Volvo-Penta Quad IPS II Drive Units with 4 joystick control driving stations.

Jose Arana Jr. | Ft. Lauderdale + 1 954 463 0600 | jose.aranajr@fraseryachts.com

She has never been registered and has only 600 hours and 1.200 generator hours. The new owner will receive a one-year shipyard guarantee as a bonus. New paint: superstructure in bright and dark grey metallic colour (Codecasa) and hull in navy blue.

OHANA is known for her comfort and good sailing abilities and will be well suited for private as well as charter use. With her five cabin plus two Pullmans layout (three double and two twin cabins) she is well suited for parties of up to twelve guests.

Pierrik Devic | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | pierrik.devic@fraseryachts.com Dennis Frederiksen | Monaco +377 93 100 450 | dennis.frederiksen@fraseryachts.com


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SOUTH | 53m (174’) | Rossi Navi | 2008 | 285,000 EUR pw A true mastery of world-cruising elegance, SOUTH offers extensive deck space with large sunbathing areas, a Jacuzzi and a 360 degree gym overlooking the sea as well as a large glass lift serving all decks. All spa showers onboard; Fresh mint - or

tropical Passion Fruit essences together with 9 jets massage will delight your start of the day! Please contact your nearest office for further details.

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Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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TURQUOISE | 55m (181’) | Proteksan | 2011 | 325,000 EUR pw Launched in January 2011 this fabulous new yacht is cruising the Mediterranean for her first charter season. The sleek refined exterior offers shade on the aft bridge deck and main deck. The sun deck features a wading pool/large Jacuzzi for twelve people and an expansive area covered by a large custom terry covered sunpad. The interior

is contemporary and fresh with the master and one guest stateroom on the main deck. TURQUOISE has an assortment of new tenders, toys, music and movies as well as satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Please contact your nearest office for further details.

for charter

MARIE | 55m (180’) | Vitters | 2010 | 215,000 USD pw Extremely fast, efficient, comfortable sailing yacht with a light Anigre wood interior and a sophisticated style. Classic paintings, antiques, a baby grand piano and a wonderful collection of small scale ‘Armored Knights’ take you back in time to days of adventure and excitement. Additional special features include a crows nest for two

people raising 123’ above the deck for a grand view of your cruising area and a master stateroom with access to the private aft deckhouse and Owners cockpit. Please contact your nearest office for further details.


for charter

EXUMA | 50m (164’) | Picchiotti | 2010 | 175,000 EUR pw The brand new ‘environmentally friendly’ EXUMA started a world tour exploring some of the most enchanting areas. She will cruise stunning French Polynesia (Marquesas, Northern Tuamotu Islands, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora,

etc.) in June and July, while in September and October EXUMA will be in the Fiji Islands including Yasawa and Lau Islands, Vavau Islands and Tonga. Please contact your nearest office for further details.

for charter

for charter

PARAFFIN | 60m (197’) | Feadship | 2001/2010 | 320,000 EUR pw She is a perfect mix of traditional lines and modern style elements. Equipped with zero speed stabilizers to ensure a peaceful anchorage, a well thought out gym offering a stunning near 360 degrees water view, huge deck space and an armada of water toys.

OXYGEN | 42m (137’) | Baglietto | 2009 | 149,000 EUR pw

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

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New to the charter market for summer 2011 OXYGEN can sleep 11 guests in 6 staterooms. Modern with sleek lines and huge exterior spaces she also boasts a gym and large Jacuzzi on the sundeck. Prepare to be impressed!

Monaco Ft. Lauderdale San Diego London Viareggio Palma Seattle Mexico City Auckland Casa De Campo

+ 377 93 100 450 + 1 954 463 0600 + 1 619 225 0588 + 44 207 016 4480 + 39 0584 385090 + 34 971 700445 + 1 206 382 9494 + 52 55 5004 0408 + 64 9 302 0178 + 1 809 523 2208

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for charter

SOUTHERN CROSS III | 55m (181’) | Nishii | 1986/2008 | 195,500 EUR pw With her distinctive personality, outstanding space and exceptional layout, SOUTHERN CROSS III is possibly one of the most recognizable and well known yachts! Jacuzzi, gym, zero speed stabilizers and state of the art entertainment system complete her amenities.

SOLAIA | 40m (131’) | Hakvoort | 2001/2011 | 88,000 EUR pw Built for comfort and stability. She features a large sky lounge where guests can enjoy a panoramic vista, a spectacular main deck owner’s stateroom, equally spacious guest staterooms; gym on the lower deck; and elevator uniting the three deck levels. Cruising the Mediterranean.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

for charter

for charter

KAI | 36m (120’) | Benetti | 2008/2011 | 110,000 EUR pw This stunning classic yacht with a modern interior boasts a luxurious main deck master suite, four spacious cabins below, zero speed stabilizers, and full array of water toys. KAI is the perfect choice for the Mediterranean.

PHOCEA | 75m (246’) | Arsenal | 1976/2008 | 180,000 EUR pw One of the most prestigious and luxurious superyachts in the world. PHOCEA can reach up to 20 kn under sail. She received rave reviews at the Antigua Charter Show about her extraordinary beauty and her outstanding performance at sail.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

for charter

for charter

CAROM | 30m (98’) | San Lorenzo | 1999/2005 | 49,000 EUR pw

JAZZ JR. | 33m (108’) | Proteksan | 2009 | 49,000 EUR pw

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

Please contact your nearest office for further details.

Summer 2011 cruising the Balearics. Based out of Palma de Mallorca and 100% legal to charter in Spain. Fantastic crew and in great condition. Great value will bring you great experiences!

Spacious on deck and below with remarkable sailing ability, JAZZ jr. provides comfortable accommodations throughout for families and friends. With her knowledgeable crew, JAZZ jr. is the perfect yacht to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean.


THE DIARY CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

Masters Tournament

What: The Masters is one of the four major championships in men’s professional golf. When: April 4-10 Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, US www.masters.com

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

What: The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is the first of three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay. The tournament is a player and fan favourite due to its magnificent location and long tradition of champions. When: April 9-17 Where: Monte-Carlo, Monaco Monte-carlorolexmasters.com

Top Marques Monaco

What: The most exclusive car show in the world, where you’ll also find private jets, private yachts, luxury real estate, private banking, watches, rare wines and unique products of excellence from the luxury industry. When: April 14-17 Where: Grimaldi Forum, Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco www.topmarquesmonaco.com

Coachella Music Festival

What: A three-day annual music and arts festival featuring many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. When: April 15-17 Where: Empire Polo Fields, Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley, California, US www.coachella.com

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What: An impressive must-see event on the worldwide fashion scene with runway collections of more than 20 fashion designers in more than 15 countries. When: March 31-April 5 Where: Congress Hall of World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russia www.russianfashionweek.com

MAY

Antibes Yacht Show

What: The only yacht show in the Mediterranean for brokerage and charter and the best yacht show to attend if you’re looking to make a new purchase before the start of the season. When: April 7-10 Where: Port Vauban, Antibes, France www.antibesyachtshow.com

Russian Fashion Week

Antigua Sailing Week

What: A chance to see yachts racing in some of the best sailing conditions in the world, while soaking up the party atmosphere in the historic English harbour. When: April 24-29 Where: Antigua www.sailingweek.com

Fourth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine

What: The premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast featuring world-renowned celebrity chefs creating decadent culinary delights paired with exceptional wines. When: April 28-May 1 Where: Pebble Beach, California, US www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com

Art Brussels

What: The European platform for upcoming talents in the field of contemporary art also focuses on strong, established galleries representing a selection of their highest-quality paintings, sculptures, photography, video and installations. When: April 28-May 1 Where: Brussels Expo, Place de Belgique 1, Brussels, Belgium www.artbrussels.be

Art Chicago

What: The annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, bringing together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. When: April 29-May 2 Where: Chicago, US www.artchicago.com

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

What: The 23rd annual fair is set to turn New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre into a global summit for what’s best and what’s next in design. When: May 14-17 Where: New York City, US www.icff.com

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

The Met Costume Ball

What: Hosted by Anna Wintour, the Met Costume Ball is the tick that is Hollywood feasting itself on the blood of high fashion. When: May 2 Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US

MYBA Charter Show

What: One of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to charter professionals and superyachts. When: May 2-6 Where: Porto Antico, Genoa www.mybashow.com

Kentucky Derby

What: A stakes race for three-yearold thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week Kentucky Derby Festival. When: May 7 Where: Louisville, Kentucky, US www.kentuckyderby.info

Cannes Film Festival

What: Passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talent and the enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world are the defining features of Festival de Cannes. When: May 11-22 Where: Cannes, France www.festival-cannes.fr

American Superyacht Forum

What: Held for the first time in Fort Lauderdale at the Hilton Marina, the American Superyacht Forum 2011 will bring together heavyweight speakers, influential experts, technical geniuses and valuable contacts. When: May 16-18 Where: Hilton Marina Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US www.superyachtevents.com

French Open

What: The second of the four Grand Slam tournaments (French Open, Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon) on the annual tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world. When: May 22-June 5 Where: Stade Roland Garros, Paris. www.french.open-tennis.com


MONACO GRAND PRIX

HEnLEY ROYAL REGATTA

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

What: Taking place since 1929, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix is widely considered to be one of the most significant and famous automobile races in the world. When: May 26-29 Where: Monte Carlo, Monaco www.monaco-grand-prix.com

What: With a rich heritage of more than 300 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar, as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world. Where: June 14-18 Where: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, UK www.ascot.co.uk

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

ART HK 11

What: ART HK has positioned itself as a key fixture on the international art calendar. Art world insiders increasingly recognise the importance of the art market in Asia as part of their long-term strategy as the economic and political balance of power shifts ever eastwards. When: May 26-29 Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong www.hongkongartfair.com

What: Since the first championships in 1877, Wimbledon has grown from its roots as a garden-party tournament to a Grand Slam tournament with a following of millions around the world. Where: June 20-July 3 Where: Wimbledon, London www.wimbledon.org

Salon Privé

What: Whether you’re into vintage super cars or modern, exotic motor cars, Salon Privé has it all, perfectly set against the backdrop of the exquisite and exclusive Hurlingham Club. When: June 22-24 Where: The Hurlingham Club, London, UK www.salonprivelondon.com

JUNE

US Open Championship

What: The US Open is the second of the four major championships in golf and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Where: Congressional Country Club, Maryland, US When: June 13-19 www.usopen.com

Del Mar Horse Races

What: The Opening Day on July 20 kick-starts the racing festival with the Oceanside Stakes race on field and the hats contest off field. When: July 20-September 7 Where: Del Mar, California, US www.dmtc.com

Showboats Rendezvous

What: The Rendezvous in Monaco is an annual event for superyacht owners, their families and friends. Hosted in one of Europe’s most glamorous yachting destinations, the picturesque French Riviera provides a stunning backdrop for this one-ofa-kind celebration of yachting life, attracting superyacht owners from all over the world. When: June 23-26 Where: Monaco www.superyachtrendezvous.com

Vueve Clicquot Polo Classic

What: One of the most highly anticipated events of the season, purchase a ticket and be treated to a champagne lunch featuring spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, followed by a thrilling polo match with world-class players. When: June 27 Where: Governors Island, NY, US

Henley Royal Regatta

CFDA Fashion Awards

What: The annual CFDA Fashion Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. When: June 6 Where: Lincoln Center, New York, US www.cfda.com

JULY

Royal Ascot

Superyacht Cup Palma

What: The Superyacht Cup is the longest-running superyacht regatta in Europe. This spectacular event attracts some of the most prestigious sailing yachts of 24metres and above from all over the world to take part in a four-day regatta on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. When: June 22-25 Where: Muelle Viejo, Palma, Mallorca www.thesuperyachtcup.com

What: Originally staged by the mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction on the River Thames, the emphasis has rapidly changed with competitive amateur rowing now its main purpose. When: June 29-July 3 Where: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK www.hrr.co.uk

Luxuria

What: You’re invited to an exclusive rendezvous between those who make ultra luxury and those who live it. Luxuria offers lovers of luxury the chance to sample tailor-made, rare or unique high-end products and services, made with savoir faire and creativity. When: July 7-9 Where: Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco Tickets: www.luxuria-events.com

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Week

What: Since 1921, the Vueve Clicquot-sponsored Race to Mackinac has run consecutively every year, remains the longest annual freshwater distance race, and is recognised as one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world. When: July 21-27 Where: Chicago, US www.cycracetomackinac.com

Saratoga Polo

What: A season of world-class players, record crowds and a host of sponsors head to the historic Whitney Fields for seven action-packed weeks of polo. When: July 8-September 4 Where: Saratoga, New York, US www.saratogapolo.com

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SALON PRIVE

SEPTEMBER

Cartier International Day

What: Known in polo circles as the ‘world’s greatest spectator polo day’, the highlight is definitely the afternoon Coronation Cup match featuring the best English players. When: Sunday, July 24 Where: Guards Polo Club, Surrey, UK www.guardspoloclub.com

The 43rd Sydney International Boat Show

What: It may be a long way away in the land of Down Under, but Aussies know their boats. With a boatbuilding competition, classic and historical boat displays, fishing clinics and fashion parades, you will have a wealth of information and entertainment over the five days. When: July 29-August 2 Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia www.sydneyboatshow.com.au

Monte-Carlo Red Cross Gala Ball

What: The Sporting d’Eté Club is the prestigious venue for this important fundraiser which attracts ball gownclad celebrities in their dozens. When: July 31 Where: Monte Carlo www.monte-carlo.world-guides.com

AUGUST Cowes Week

What: A fusion of exciting competitive sailing and social events, Cowes Week now stages up to 40 daily races for more than 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors. More than 100,000 people come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment and experience the atmosphere. Where: Cowes, Isle of Wight When: August 6-13 www.cowesweek.co.uk

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US Open Tennis Tournament

What: At the US Open, sport, celebrity and entertainment all come together in one of the world’s greatest cities in the world. When: August 29-September 11 Where: New York, US www.usopen.org

Newport Bucket Regatta

What: An annual regatta where the emphasis is more upon wholesome fun than about winning. When: August 25-28 Where: Newport, Rhode Island, US www.bucketregattas.com

Chicago Air and Water Show

What: Strong in tradition and assured the lofty position as one of the world’s premier aviation events, this family day celebration has become the oldest and largest free admission air and water exhibition in the United States. When: August 20-21 Where: North Avenue Beach, Chicago, US www.chicagoairandwatershow.us

61st annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance What: Tyre meets turf and transformation each year as 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. The stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. When: August 21 Where: Pebble Beach, US www.pebblebeachconcours.net

New York Fashion Week

What: New York Fashion Week kicks off the global calendar of fashion weeks with its spring/summer collections, and is immediately followed by fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris. When: September 8-15 Where: New York, US www.nycfashioninfo.com/fashionweek.aspx

Rolex Big Boat Series

What: The St Francis Yacht Club inaugurated its Perpetual Trophy Regatta in 1963, and the Rolex Big Boat Series has become the club’s signature event, drawing great sailors from around the globe. When: September 16-18 Where: San Francisco, US www.rolexbigboatseries.com

Newport International Boat Show

What: The 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show will feature new sailboats and powerboats, as well as thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors. When: September 15-18 Where: Newport, US www.newportboatshow.com

21st Annual Sante Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

What: An annual event featuring dozens of West Coast wineries with guest chef demonstrations, wine seminars and the Gruet Golf Classic. When: September 21-25 Where: Sante Fe, New Mexico, US www.santafewineandchile.org

The 68th Venice Film Festival

What: This year the festival will bring together 29 feature films and 39 medium-length and short films, as well as other ground-breaking works. When: August 31-September 10 Where: Venice, Italy www.labiennale.org/en/cinema


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