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Star of the Sea Interview by Claudia Trimde
Ferretti Shines at Miami Boat Show
with celebrities and so we also try to develop something along the lines of the open boat concept. The base of the platform that we’re using is Riva 86 Domino, which has been a very successful product for us. We’ve built twenty of them to date and 4 or 5 of them are here in Miami. The boat that we’re working on now is going to be based on that model. It will be incredibly fast with 14 knots and an open hot tub. It is Ferretti patented and has never been done before. For us it really follows the innovation of the brand.
“We’re known for the brand and for innovation of the product” What was the main focus for the boat show aficionados this year? What we were trying to do for them in Florida is to maintain the inventory of all the popular models that we carry, very specific to the American market. We have increased our investment in the Americas in the last couple of years, which includes a flagship showroom
in Ft. Lauderdale of 45,000 square feet. We have all of our brands on display in Palm Beach, which we opened at the end of 2012. Also there is a new store in Miami Beach. So what we’ve got is a full inventory for the American market and the boat show is a great opportunity for us to showcase that with 25 models on display at a retail value of $130 million. We really try to represent one popular model of each brand. So when people come in, we can show them a big range. This is the chance to display the scale of our infrastructure in the American market, something for everyone. Every boat show we mix in some new models along with the number of our inventory models. Moreover, the American market is an interesting market. It can be quite diverse. A number of our buyers are incredibly successful individuals and some of them are also quite impulsive so they come into boat shows and it’s not uncommon to for them to buy 80 or 90-foot boats in one day. It’s extraordinary. Are these returning customers or the new ones? It’s a bit of a mix actually. In the last couple of years we had a 30% growth in the market so we’ve been very successful, but we also have a retention ratio of an estimated 40% which means that we have an awful lot of repeat clients and also the people who buy the product for the first time and then come
t’s time to set sail at Miami’s annual International Boat Show. The star of the sea this year is the Ferretti Groupthe world’s leading brand in the design, construction and sale of some of the most luxurious motor yachts. With their unique portfolio of yachts such as Riva, Bertram, CRN, and more, Ferretti Group is one of the most exclusive and prestigious brands worldwide. Le CITY deluxe had the pleasure of speaking to James Henderson, its President for Americas, and discuss the latest boat show trends of the year. James you presented a new model at the boat show, what was the feedback? The response has been fantastic. We presented three new boats, the new Ferretti 650, Ferretti 750, including a sneak preview of Ferretti 6. We are known for innovation, so every year we try to bring out new model that is groundbreaking and reflecting the DNA of our brand. What are the new boat trends? The Open boats are the new tendency, in line with that falls Riva. – This extraordinary brand is 172 years old this year and we’ve always been known for open boats at Riva, and if you go back to the icon of the 1960s boating, Riva’s boats were it. Riva has always been synonymous with Miami, synonymous with the French Riviera, with Monaco and
My goal in this is not just to sell one boat to somebody. My goal is to build a relationship with the client. Given that we have such a range of products and a portfolio, we can take people all the way up in the brands. So we start them with a 20 foot Riva and then go all the way up to our CRN brand which is now the largest that we build up to 240 feet. It’s interesting what you’ve said. People no longer go the traditional way of taking it step by step but purchase a big boat right away. The world economy developed so quickly that you have a lot of people that have reached a point in their lives and their careers where after such hard work they want to spend more time with their family and their friends, and having a yacht is an amazing way to do that. A number of our clients have grown with us through different boat sizes, others come in and go straight into an 80-foot plus. We
also own a factory-direct organization. We’re one of the first to sell factory brands. So in America we’re the manufacturer and also the wholesaler and retailer and we deliver the boats to be serviced. So the nice thing for a client is when he comes on board, they’re buying it from the factory but after that we’re also responsible for managing and even helping them with the after sales process. Do you do trade-ins? Absolutely. We prefer to do trade-ins of our own brands. We also have a brokerage business which also does chartering. On the brokerage side, it’s an old brokerage firm that has been around since 1945. What we decided to do this year is to supplement the brokerage business with the charter business. If a client wants to charter a boat instead of owning one or if they’d like to get some experience with yachting, we make it possible. Also, a number
of our clients who own a boat, who might have their boat in the U.S or the Caribbean, and they want to have a boat in the Mediterranean for the summer, so we can help them find a boat just for the summer. Chartering is great; it generates additional income and keeps the crew fresh. On a personal note, if you had to pick one boat, which boat would that be? One of the nice things about my job is that I get to try a little bit of everything. I enjoy the different boats for what they do. I love going out on Riva 44 and 45 in Miami- it’s fantastic. I enjoy the performance and the handling of them. However the boat I tend to introduce everybody to is the 800 Ferretti because it is one of the best representations of what we do
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World’s Premier Boat Show Drops Anchor in Miami
iami is the boating capital of the world. With an enviable position on the Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami is just a short sail away from the marvelous beauty of the Florida Keys. Our natural affinity toward boating shows each year when we host the Miami International Boat Show. This year's show will be held February 1317, 2014 at three venues: the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miamarina at Bayside, and the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center.
New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina See and shop adynamic selection of custom motor yachts, sport fishers, center consoles, high performance boats, trawlers and more. Serious shoppers? Take sea trials aboard vessels of all makes and sizes. On-Water Boat Training – The Discover BoatingHands-On Skills Training series puts visitors at the helm with 60-minute and three-hour skills-building workshops
aboard a variety of power boats (presented by the Recreational Powerboating Association). Due to popularity, advance registration is encouraged on MiamiBoatShow.com. Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail Miami® at Miamarina at Bayside See and shop the world's largest display of multi-hull sailboats plus nearly 150 booths featuring sailing gear, accessories, and hardware from the industries top suppliers, along with the latest charter information. On-Water Sailboat Training – Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training series puts visitors at the helm with two- and threehour sailing workshops aboard a variety of vessels, including an exclusive presentation, Introduction to Cruising Catamarans. Due to popularity, advance registration is encouraged. Dozens of complimentary sailing seminars for new sailors and experienced skippers Not ready for the water? Sail away on the Sailing Simulator, featured at the America’s
Cup, with a certified instructor. Annual Cruisers Party hosted by Cruising Outpost Magazine– all sailors are invited! Miami Beach Convention Center Board and buyboats for every activity and budget, from personal watercraft to luxury cruisers, marine engines, electronics and accessories, travel destinations, nautical gifts and apparel, services and more. Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center— a must for do-it-yourselfers and boat owners featuring entertaining workshops conducted by “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor.” Big Game Room – celebrate the world of sport fishing at the Big Game Room with daily seminars, and dozens of sport fishing accessories and apparel for sale, plus angling activities and celebrity appearances from National Geographic’s Shark Men Chris Fischer and Captains Brett McBride and Jody Whitworth
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Thursday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 Miami Beach Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 13 (Premier Day): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Miamarina at Bayside open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center New Yacht & Power Boat Show location 1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami Miamarina at Bayside – Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami location 400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Premier Day(Feb. 13): $35 Adults (16 and older): $20 Five-day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85 Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 13-17): $35 Youth 15 and under get in FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) One ticket good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus & water taxi) Advance tickets can be purchased at MiamiBoatShow.com
FERRETTI YACHTS 750
THE FLYBRIDGE LINE EVOLVED TO A NEW SPORTY MODEL
he new yacht, a restyling of the successful Ferretti 720, stands out for its even-more slender lines, thanks to the large glazing extending from stern to bow and a restyled, lower flybridge. The innovative aft area has been further extended, to ensure the utmost relaxation when cruising. “The new 750 is the evolution of one of the latest additions to the Ferretti Yachts range, the 720, and possess the rare and precious characteristics of a wine which can be appreciated with greater intensity as time passes,” says Ferretti’s Global Brand Manager Leonardo Allasia. Conceived by the Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Marketing Department in cooperation with Ferretti Group Engineering and AYT&D, together with Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Yachts 750 immediately strikes for its slender and sporty outer lines, which benefit from the installation of an elongated flybridge with recessed satellite antennas – a solution that minimizes the aesthetic impact of the domes on the boat's profile. In the standard version the craft has no hard top. An almost 5-meter-long Bimini top can be installed on the upper deck upon request. The sun deck is also available in two more versions, fitted with a roll bar and integrated Bimini
top or with a hard top and awning, respectively. These three solutions bear witness to this model’s great versatility. Moreover, the sunbathing area located beyond the pilot station has been further enlarged, allowing guests to enjoy the utmost relaxation at all times.
"The interior décor is characterized by a series of fine design solutions resulting in a very modern style" Another important innovation can be found in the aft outdoor area, where a wide electrically-hydraulically operated swimming platform can be lowered by almost half a meter below the water surface, resulting in very easy tender haulage. This platform can lift up to 450 kg and can host an almost four-meter-long tender (upon request the boatyard can supply a Williams
385 Turbojet). This area has also been conceived as a pleasant play-area where the Owner and his guests can relax directly on the sea. A large compartment with tilting door has been installed on the platform, to store sea / diving equipment and other items. A series of steps integrated in the hull can also be found aft, to starboard, granting easy access to the cockpit, while on the left-hand side a seat allows to get ready to dive into the water. From the cockpit - which is a true outdoor living & dining room with teak flooring, furnished with a large wooden table, a sofa and chairs seating up to 8 people - access can be gained to both the flybridge, via a staircase to port side, and the crew cabins, via another staircase leading aft, left of the sofa.The interior décor is characterized by a series of fine design solutions resulting in a very modern style: oak wood, for example, has been combined with grey lacquered inserts in the ceiling panels, in the anti-rolling compartments around the furniture, and in the curtain storage compartments. Stepping into the salon, a large L-shaped sofa in leather & custom-made fabric, including a series of storage peaks under the cushions, can be found on the left-hand side of the room. A leather coffee table, also built by the boatyard
cabin width to the fullest and is divided into three different areas, among which the wide glass-wall shower box is worth mentioning in particular. The colour shades chosen for this cabin make it really stylish and yet modern and with a strong personality. The bed band and headboard, for instance, are in the same grey shade as the lacquered furniture and furnishings on the main deck. Upon request the port guest cabin can be fitted with two sliding beds or a queen-size double bed. The VIP cabin is located at the extreme bow and benefits from plenty of natural light let in by two windows with portholes. Differently from the previous model, the column in front of the double bed now includes a practical mirror, just under the TV screen, that completes the vanity area. In line with the latest medium-to-long Ferretti Yachts models, the Ferretti Yachts 750 offers various possible interior layouts, designed by the Italian brandâ€™s team to meet the specific needs of different Owners on the various international markets where the brand is currently present. Three different options are available for the main deck.The first two mainly regard different galley configurations. Indeed, the galley â€“ to-
gether with the pilot station and the dinette - can be separated from the salon and the dining area, and accessed via a sliding glazed door. Alternatively, it can be opened towards the bow and the stern, thereby turning the main deck into a large open space - a solution that is particularly appreciated in the United States. The third layout - specifically conceived for the new eastern markets â€“ features a large aft living area with two L-shaped sofas along both bulwarks, while the dining area is furnished with a large round table and a bar unit with a sink to portside. In this latter solution the galley is located on the lower deck. Indeed, on the lower deck, a second configuration is possible besides the standard configuration with four cabins, with all areas entirely devoted to business and entertainment activities. In this second layout the master cabin is replaced by a large play-room with karaoke, furnished with a C-shaped sofa and featuring a dedicated head. The galley, a service room for onboard guests, replaces the guest cabin to starboard. Compared with the traditional layout, the left guest cabin and the VIP cabin at the extreme bow remain unchanged
and featuring a glass top by Omnidecor, completes the living area furniture. Continuing towards the bow, a sliding glass door leads to a passage room with dinette and two small couches that can also be used for chartering; from it access is gained, on the left, to the galley and, at the extreme bow, the pilot station. The large white lacquered galley with Corian top is directly connected to the pilot station by a second sliding door, towards the bow. Excellent visibility in the pilot station is ensured by the front and side glazing. Left of the helm station, a door opening on the outdoor walkway allows the crew to reach the wheelhouse, the cockpit, and the crew quarters directly, without crossing the salon, thereby ensuring the utmost privacy to onboard guests. Right of the pilot area is the staircase leading to the lower deck. In the standard below-deck configuration Ferretti Yachts 750 features four cabins, all en-suite. Besides the full-beam master cabin, located amidships, there are two twin cabins at the extreme bow and a VIP cabin lit by large open-view windows. In the master cabin, the bed is located in the centre and is oriented along the cruising direction. On the left, a sliding door leads to the wide bathroom, which exploits the
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Highlights of the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show include: · Three locations to climb aboard and explore – New
Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina, Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside, and the Miami Beach Convention Center; each show venue features a variety of interactive activities and education for boaters of all ages and experience levels; · Complimentary on-the-water sailing and power boating workshops through the Discover Boating HandsOn Skills Training series; · Hundreds of hourly on-land clinics for seasoned captains and new boaters covering sailing, big game fishing, Boating 101 and DIY for boaters; · Fun from deck to dock with free sailboat rides along the bay and live music; · Celebrity appearances,includingNational Geographic’s Shark Men Chris Fischer and Brett McBride; and many more!
Thursday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 Thursday, Feb. 13 (Premier Thursday): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center – New Yacht & Power Boat Show location 1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami Miamarina at Bayside – Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami location 400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
World’s Premier Boat Show Lands in MiamI Beach Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Offers Idyllic Destination to Shop the Best in Boating and Discover On-the-Water Fun
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Premier Day (Feb. 13): $35 Adults (16 and older): $20 Five-day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85 Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 13-17): $35 Youth 15 and under get in FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
One ticket good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus & water taxi) Advance tickets can be purchased at MiamiBoatShow.com.
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"The Miami Boat Show provides attendees an allaccess pass to enjoy the boating lifestyle and shop the newest in recreational boats and marine accessories."
venue features a variety of interactive activities and education for boaters of all ages and experience levels;- Complimentary on-the-water sailing and power boating workshops through the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training series;- Hundreds of hourly on-land clinics for seasoned captains and new boaters covering sailing, big game fishing, Boating 101 and DIY for boaters;- Fun from deck to dock with free sailboat rides along the bay and live music;- Celebrity appearances, including National Geographic’s Shark Men Chris Fischer and Brett McBride; and many more! When:Thursday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 17, 2014Thursday, Feb. 13 (Premier Thursday): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Monday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Where: Miami Beach Convention Center1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center – New Yacht & Power Boat Show location1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami Miamarina at Bayside – Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami location400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Admission: Premier Day (Feb. 13): $35Adults (16 and older): $20Five-
day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 13-17): $35Youth 15 and under get in FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) One ticket good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus & water taxi) Advance tickets can be purchased at MiamiBoatShow.com.The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, the world’s premier boat show, arrives in the Magic City Feb. 13-17, 2014, bringing more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 companies from across the globe to three locations – Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside – for five days of nautical fun. From the newest luxury yachts, powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine gear, to dozens of attractions and on-water workshops, the Miami Boat Show provides attendees an all-access pass to enjoy the boating lifestyle and shop the newest in recreational boats and marine accessories. Coined as the largest event in boating each year, the boat show draws more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to explore the best of boating and generates big business in Florida and for the U.S. recreational boating industry
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he Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, the world’s premier boat show, arrives in the Magic City Feb. 13-17, 2014, bringing more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 companies from across the globe to three locations – Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside – for five days of nautical fun. From the newest luxury yachts, powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine gear, to dozens of attractions and on-water workshops, the Miami Boat Show provides attendees an all-access pass to enjoy the boating lifestyle and shop the newest in recreational boats and marine accessories. Coined as the largest event in boating each year, the boat show draws more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to explore the best of boating and generates big business in Florida and for the U.S. recreational boating industry. Highlights of the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show include: -Three locations to climb aboard and explore – New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina, Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside, and the Miami Beach Convention Center; each show
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Ft LAudErdALE INtErNAtIoNAL BoAt Show Now entering its 53rd year, the FLIBS strives to be the world’s showcase of the boating and marine lifestyle.
docked is in front of the Superyacht Builders Association Pavilion, housing exhibits from the world’s most respected large yacht builders .The Yacht Builders Tent is a village of villages, with displays from countries around the world, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the Cayman Island, offering an opportunity to discuss with the builders your dream yacht.
3 BILLIoN doLLArS worth oF BoAtS ANd mArINE ProductS oN dISPLAy FLIBS presents an amazing variety of beautiful boats, ranging in size from 20 feet to almost 300 feet in length, but the lineup of superyachts along the dock remains the most exciting feature of the show. Serious buyers will want to make an appointment to view Christensen Custom Series yacht, Remember When, the Feadship yacht, 168ft Gallant Lady, the 200 ft Benetti, Diamonds Are Forever, or the Corsair yacht, Nero at 296ft. If not in the market to buy, there is always an opportunity to discuss charters. The end of the day builders’ cocktail parties and the many evening special event parties, some hosted by nautical magazines, are great opportunities to network and meet
up with friends. Make a point to get a guest card to enjoy drinks and lunch at the Show Management tent, they manage and produce the show. It is easy to find, just look for the eye popping display of exotic cars, complimenting the luxury items on display inside the tent for invited guests. If a new boat or car isn’t in the budget, the show is a total shopping experience with nautical clothing, jewelry, art and accessories. The free marine seminars cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from free diving, lobstering, and sport fishing to survival dynamics and first aid at sea. The show’s smartphone app, MyBoatShow has been upgraded, now favorite boats from the show can be posted directly to Facebook and you can search for boats by name. Convenient cell phone charging stations are located throughout the show. “Our objective is to ensure that FLIBS continually improves and remains the largest, most exciting and successful boat show in the world” said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Show Management. It is easy to understand why boat lovers attend this show year after year, establishing great friendships with like minded boaters, developing a relationship with brokers, and staying informed with the latest developments in the industry, FLIBS just keeps getting better and bigger. Mark your calendar to attend this event
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or many, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show signals the start of the yachting season and is the most widely anticipated of the boat show circuit. For four days, boat lovers will converge on the town, often called “the Venice of America”, to see the latest objects of desire, created by the yachting industry. This is a must see event, with 3 billion dollars worth of boats and marine products on display. Highlights this year include an aerial flyover to open the show and a fireworks display set to music on opening night. With cocktail barges, live entertainment and private parties, it really start to feel more like a social event against the backdrop of a boat show! Occupying 3 million square feet spread out over 6 locations, there is a lot to cover, however this year’s management has devised a new layout, more user friendly, to navigate the show by dividing the in-water portion of the show into villages. The Performance Village will highlight boats and accessories comprising the performance boat market, including new boats from Cigarette and other industry leaders. The Sportfish Village will feature the leading sportfish manufacturers and new this year, custom builders will represent their one-of-a kind fishing machine designs in a display area dedicated to the custom trade. Trawler Port is for fans of the long range cruising lifestyle, with products and innovation geared to this market and informative seminars. But by far the most exciting display where the largest yachts are
En su 53 aniversario, el FLIBS se esfuerza por ser el escaparate mundial de la navegación y la vida marina.
Nuevas propuestas en el Salón Náutico Internacional de Ft. Lauderdale
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ara muchos, el Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show señala el comienzo de la temporada de vela y es el más esperado del circuito de ferias sobre barcos. Durante cuatro días, del 25 al 29 de octubre, los amantes del barco se reunirán en la ciudad, llamada a menudo "la Venecia de América", para ver los últimos objetos de deseo creados por la industria de la navegación a vela. Este es un evento de visita obligada, en el que tanto los barcos como el resto de productos expuestos rondan un total de 3 billones de dólares. Este año habrá varias cuestiones destacadas. La feria contará en su inauguración con un sobrevuelo aéreo y un espectáculo de fuegos artificiales con música. Cóctel a bordo de una barcaza, entretenimiento en vivo, fiestas privadas… lo convierten más en un evento social que en una feria sobre embarcaciones. Con 3 millones de pies cuadrados repartidos en 6 lugares, hay mucho que cubrir. Sin embargo, este año la organización ha creado un nuevo mapa, más fácil de usar, que permite moverse por el recinto dividiendo la porción en agua de la muestra en diferentes áreas. En la zona de El rendimiento se pueden ver embarcaciones y accesorios que componen el mercado de las embarcaciones de rendimiento, como los nuevos barcos de las empresas de tabaco y otros líderes de la industria. El área de pesca deportiva contará con los principales fabricantes del sector. En esta edición, constructores personalizados representarán sus diseños de máquinas de pesca en una zona de exposición dedicada a la comercialización personalizada. El puerto de pesca de arrastre está pensado para los amantes de la vida en barcos de largo recorrido, con los productos y elementos de innovación orientados a este mercado, y con
seminarios informativos. Pero, la muestra más emocionante, donde están amarrados los mayores yates, está en frente del pabellón de la Asociación de Constructores de Superyates. Allí se exhibirán modelos de los fabricantes más respetados del mundo en este sector de los yates de gran tamaño. The Yacht Builders Tent es un área representativa de diferentes países del mundo como Alemania, Italia, Nueva Zelanda, las Islas Caimán, en donde se puede conversar con los con fabricante acerca de cómo es tu yate de ensueño.
3 BILLONES DE DóLARES DE LOS BARcOS y LOS PRODUcTOS DEL mAR EN EL SALóN FLIBS presenta una increíble variedad de hermosos barcos, que varían en tamaño, desde 20 a casi 300 metros de longitud, pero la alineación de superyates a lo largo del muelle sigue siendo la característica más interesante del evento. Los compradores serios querrán concertar una cita para ver la serie Custom yate Christensen, Remember When, el yate Feadship, 168ft Gallant Lady, el 200 ft Benetti, Diamantes para la eternidad, o el yate corsario, Nero a 296ft. Si no está disponible en el mercado para comprarlo, siempre hay una oportunidad para discutir las distintas posibilidades que pueden existir para conseguirlo. Las fiesta y los cócteles organizadas por las empresas y fabricantes al final de la jornada son una gran oportunidad para establecer contactos y reunirse con amigos.
Para disfrutar de este evento, de los servicios que ofrece la Gerencia del evento –quien organiza esta cita–, debe tener una tarjeta de asistente. Puede buscar a gente contemplando coches exóticos, así como los productos de lujo que se exhiben en el interior de la carpa para los invitados. Si un barco o un coche nuevo no está a la altura de su presupuesto, la experiencia de asistir es también una oportunidad para ver y comprar ropa náutica, joyas, arte y accesorios. Los seminarios gratuitos cubren una amplia variedad de temas que van desde el buceo libre y pesca deportiva, a la dinámica de supervivencia y primeros auxilios en el mar. La aplicación inteligente de la feria MyBoatShow se ha actualizado, ahora los barcos favoritos de la feria se pueden publicar directamente en Facebook y se pueden buscar por el nombre. El recinto cuenta con puntos de recarga de teléfonos móviles. "Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que FLIBS mejora continuamente y sigue siendo el salón náutico más grande, más emocionante y exitoso en el mundo", dijo Efrem Zimbalist III, presidente y consejero delegado de la empresa que organiza el evento. Es fácil entender por qué los amantes de las embarcaciones acuden a esta cita año tras año. Entablar grandes amistades con quienes se tiene ideas afines, como los navegantes, establecer una relación con los corredores, y mantenerse informado de las últimas novedades de la industria son algunas de las cosas que se pueden hacer en este evento. FLIBS desea hacer su trabajo cada vez mejor y porque el público marque esta fecha en su calendario para asistir a este evento
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interiors, and plenty of areas both on deck and below to relax and enjoy the experience of being at sea with relatives and friends. Along with the fun of sailing, the yacht carries kneeboards, water skis (which are towed by either of the yacht’s tenders) a laser sailboat, a kayak and two seabobs.
LUXURy SAILING cATAmARAN IPhARRA OFFERS PLENTy OF EXcITING OPTIONS TO ENRIch ThE chARTER EXPERIENcE On its recent stop in Göcek, in light airs, it motored swiftly along the coast to a secluded bay, where the guests spent the morning in the water or in the shade with a book. A delicious lunch of fresh local produce was on offer, prepared by a chef who knows how to pair casual dining with a luxurious flair JAN · FEB 2013
hen planning an escape to the sea, you would be well advised to know about the latest large luxury sailing catamarans that are on offer for charter. Sunreef Yachts launched Ipharra, a 31.1m slooprigged catamaran that can accommodate 10 guests in five spacious cabins and has a permanent crew of 4 members, including Captain, First Mate, chef and stewardess. It is one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world, and yet extolls the values of simplicity, elegance and connection to the sea. On its wide-open aft sundeck is a large communal table for dining and relaxing outside. There’s also an enormous sunbed, which provides a tranquil spot for a lazy afternoon looking out to sea, or, in the evenings, the perfect recliner from which to watch movies on the yacht’s large retractable film screen. Inside, the cabins are afforded plenty of natural light from the hulls’beautifully designed bank of port lights, and are arranged to suit to a large family or a pair of families holidaying together. The large owners’ stateroom is located on the main deck and has spectacular views over the sea. This is a double-hulled, stable sailing boat, so life aboard is comfortable, with spacious
unreef Yachts lanza IPHARRA, un catamarán de 31.1m de eslora que puede alojar a 10 huéspedes en cinco cabinas espaciosas. Además tiene una tripulación permanente de 4 miembros, incluyendo al capitán, primer capitán, cocinero y camarera. Se trata de uno de los veleros más grandes del mundo, que ensalza los valores de sencillez, elegancia y la conexión con el mar. En su amplia popa hay una gran mesa para comer y es ideal para relajarse fuera.También hay una enorme tumbona, que ofrece el lugar idóneo para disfrutar de una tranquila tarde de ocio con vistas al mar o, por la noche, el sillón perfecto para ver películas en la gran pantalla de cine con la que cuenta el catamarán. En el interior, los camarotes son bastante luminosos, dejan pasar la luz exterior, y están organizados para una familia numerosa o para varias que pasen juntas las vacaciones. El camarote más grande se encuentra en la cubierta principal y tiene unas vistas espectaculares al mar.
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EL cATAmARáN DE LUJO IPhARRA OFREcE DIFERENTES OPcIONES INTERESANTES PARA ENRIqUEcER LA EXPERIENcIA cháRTER.
El catamarán posee doble casco y es un barco de vela estable por lo que la vida a bordo es confortable, con amplios interiores, y varias de zonas tanto en la parte inferior como superior ideales para relajarse y disfrutar de la experiencia de estar en el mar con familiares y amigos. Además de las posibilidades de divertirse y entretenerse que ofrece el barco, éste también lleva tablas, motos de agua (que están incluidas en cualquiera de las ofertas del yate) un velero, kayak… En una reciente parada en Göcek, después de que Ipharra experimentara la velocidad de su motor a lo largo de la costa, la tripulación encontró una pequeña recóndita cala en la que los invitados pudieron pasar la mañana disfrutando del mar o leyendo un libro en la sombra. Allí, se ofreció un delicioso almuerzo con productos frescos de la zona, que fue preparado por un chef que sabe cómo dar un toque de lujo a una comida informal
Luxury catamarans are gaining in popularity, especially with the newer and better models being built.
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he world of luxury yachting has a new frontrunner on the waters called the catamaran, the boats with two parallel hulls or floats. While at one time catamarans were a rare sight on any waterway, Sail World, a website dedicated to sailing, sail-racing and cruising news, reports that “the day of the catamaran is fast approaching as both sailors and manufacturers adopt the multi-hull as a smart way to go for the cruising sailor.” Today catamarans are generally chosen for their speed and power as sailing vessels for rough waters offering luxury, performance and fuel efficiency. Mares International, building power catamarans for over 25 years, constructs these vessels in one of the worlds most technically advanced boat yards in the world. Mares, which translates as the “sea,” was founded in 1982 by a man who had a passion for fishing. While visiting New Zealand, an area where seven-foot seas are the norm, he noticed the catamaran, a boat designed to ride flawlessly through harsh sea conditions. Seeing this vessel ride easily across the waves, evenly and with amazing control, he saw great potential and began perfecting the unique Mares Design. The Mares 45 Fly Bridge, the newest catamaran added to Mares fleet, is guaranteed to turn heads either at the dock or cruising the inland waterways. Not just a powerful vessel, this catamaran boasts design and detail including all new Italian styling with all the advantages of Mares’ patented cat hull. This boat has a spacious comfortable Fly bridge
for the yachtsman that enjoys driving his boat with the cool sea breeze in his hair. This new cat has the distinctive lines of a “Mares” and the interior styling and meticulous detail to the fit and finish normally found on much larger Yachts. The Mares 45 Fly Bridge definitely affords a luxurious ride complete with teak decks and comfortable seating, but it’s the steering station that impressive the skilled yachtsman with its clear view of the sea and a full set of instrumentation that meets the requirements of the most sophisticated yachtsman. Mares, known for its precision and custom designs, uses an asymmetrical hull which forces air into the tunnel and gives the boat lift, which translates to better fuel economy and faster speeds. In a catamaran, you’re not pushing through the water; you’re riding on top with a ride that’s smooth, fast and comfortable. Mares also uses the latest technology to make their catamarans as fuel efficient as possible which s accomplished with lightweight construction, Pod drives and foil assist in the tunnel. If flying across the water in a luxury vessel is the ride you’re seeking, Mares has a fleet of catamarans waiting for your inspection. While yachtsmen and fishermen have been choosing catamarans for their speed and ability to handle rough seas for years, catamarans are now competing in the superyacht category. Luxury catamarans are gaining in popularity, especially with the newer and better models being built, however catamarans remain for the most part sailing yachts. According to CharterWorld.com,
the superyacht catamarans have gained in popularity for several reasons, one being the fact that they offer the speed and space of a large modern motor yacht while offering the smooth efficient sailing performance of a sailing yacht. “Europeans, particularly the French, were the first to take up the luxury catamaran concept in a serious way. All areas of the world are now showing a stronger interest in designing and building catamarans and many are being produced and sold in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Australia and New Zealand.” Another reason for their popularity is the reduced draft. A large catamaran has the capability to moor in close to the shoreline and get the best spots in port. Furthermore, luxury catamarans have excellent stability, safety and efficiency in terms of engine and fuel usage. CharterWorld. com also reports that catamarans have also become a more popular choice for charters as well as for purchase. Those interested in owning a luxury catamaran should also consider the Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE, a light carbon, highperformance oriented superyacht, a fairly new offering from Sunreef Yachts. This vessel boasts sleek, marine hulls with a reversed bow that allows speeds up to 20+ knots and sails with the safety and stability of a catamaran. Sunreef Yachts, the leading designer and builder of luxury sailing and power catamarans and superyachts from 60 to 200 feet in the world, has recently expanded to a new market niche by introducing a new line of ultra-modern, high-performance sailing
catamarans with environmentally-friendly elements, the Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE being the newest model from that line. Besides its luxury features, the Sunreef 90 features a compact and minimalist superstructure that reduces air resistance. Environmentalists will be pleased to note the green qualities on board such as solar panels, and the wind and hydro generators – that allow silent running at anchor. The flybridge, typically a leisure area, is strictly dedicated to sails maneuvering and entirely covered by solar panels which allows for transparent ceilings in the saloon and master cabin. This vessel also boasts two helm stations that allow for easy sailing as well as breathtaking views. The Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE, a true luxury superyacht, offers excellent accommodations and a large glass wall affords passengers a stunning, uncovered view over the sea. The port side hull houses a double guest cabin complete with bathroom and storage and a crew cabin in the rear. The starboard hull has two double guest cabins with bathrooms and a service room that connects with the galley. Another feature of this luxury catamaran is the private terrace that features a spa pool, bar and lounge. The Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE, a truly accomplished masterpiece that took more than 6 months for the Sunreef design team to finalize, provides the perfect vessel for entertaining and guests will enjoy the thrill of the high speeds and the impressive size of the yacht. Today’s catamarans, now firmly placed in the superyacht category, have come a long way from their origins as the simple double canoes used in the 1700s.
Los catamaranes de lujo son cada vez más exitosos, sobre todo con las innovaciones implementadas en la construcción de los últimos modelos.
l mundo de los yates de lujo tiene un nuevo líder al frente de los mares: el catamarán, la embarcación de dos cascos paralelos. Aunque hubo un tiempo en el que resultaba extraño ver catamaranes en las vías de navegación, Sail Word, un sitio web dedicado al mundo de la vela, las competiciones náuticas y la navegación, afirma que “los días del catamarán están muy cerca, ya que tanto los navegantes como los fabricantes han adoptado el multicasco como una forma inteligente de abordar la navegación a vela”. Hoy en día se apuesta por los catamaranes por tratarse de embarcaciones de vela de gran velocidad y potencia que combinan lujo y eficiencia en su rendimiento y consumo. Mares International, una empresa con más de 25 años de experiencia en la construcción de catamaranes de motor, construye sus embarcaciones en uno de los astilleros con la tecnología más avanzada a nivel mundial. Mares fue fundada en el año 1982 por un amante de la pesca. En una visita a Nueva Zelanda, donde normalmente la profundidad del mar es de 1,5 metros, el fundador de Mares descubrió los catamaranes, esos barcos capaces de navegar de forma impecable en condiciones extremas. Al ver la facilidad con la que estas embarcaciones se desplazaban, deslizándose uniformemente con un sorprendente control, se dio cuenta de su gran potencial y desde entonces se ha
dedicado al perfeccionamiento de los diseños únicos de Mares. El último modelo de la flota Mares, el Mares 45 Fly Bridge, es tan atractivo que no deja a nadie indiferente, ya sea amarrado en el puerto o surcando vías navegables. Además de ser una embarcación potente, este catamarán combina un gran diseño al mejor estilo italiano con todas las ventajas de los cascos patentados por Mares. Este modelo cuenta con un puente de mando en el flybridge, ideal para aquellos que disfrutan de la navegación bajo la frescura de la brisa marina. El nuevo catamarán reúne las características distintivas de Mares, al mismo tiempo que mantiene un diseño interior excepcional y el cuidado de los más minuciosos detalles típicos de otros yates de mayor envergadura. El Mares 45 Fly Bridge ofrece una navegación de lujo en la que destacan las cubiertas de teca y la comodidad de sus butacas. Sin embargo, lo más preciado de este modelo es su puente de mando, que incluso llama la atención de los navegantes más cualificados por sus amplias vistas al mar y los instrumentos que cumplen con todos los requisitos y exigencias
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más sofisticadas. Mares, reconocida por su precisión y la fabricación de diseños a medida, emplea un casco asimétrico que fuerza el aire hacia el túnel elevando el barco, un sistema que se traduce en ahorro de combustible y mayores velocidades. En un catamarán no se ejerce presión directa sobre el agua, sino que la embarcación se desliza suavemente sobre el agua y la navegación resulta cómoda y veloz. Además, Mares dispone de la tecnología más avanzada para garantizar el óptimo rendimiento de sus catamaranes mediante el empleo de materiales ultralivianos y el sistema de propulsión POD. Si buscas sobrevolar los mares en una embarcación elegante y lujosa, Mares tiene una flota de catamaranes impresionante por descubrir. Aunque los catamaranes han sido desde hace años la elección por excelencia de marineros y pescadores por su velocidad y capacidad de navegación en condiciones extremas, hoy en día estas embarcaciones empiezan a competir con los superyates. Los catamaranes de lujo son cada vez más exitosos, sobre todo con las innovaciones implementadas en la construcción de los últimos modelos. Pese a esto, los que más predominan son los de vela. Según el sitio web Charter World, el éxito de los catamaranes de lujo reside en que son capaces de ofrecer la velocidad y el espacio de una embarcación a motor, y al mismo tiempo la eficiencia de navegación de una embarcación de vela. “Los europeos, especialmente los franceses, fueron los primeros en tomarse en serio este concepto. En todo el mundo está surgiendo un gran interés por el diseño y la construcción de catamaranes. Muchos de ellos se construyen y venden en Reino Unido, Italia, Estados Unidos, Australia y Nueva Zelanda”. Otro motivo del éxito es su reducido calado. Incluso un catamarán grande es capaz de atracar cerca de la orilla y conseguir los mejores lugares en los puertos. Además, gozan de una excelente estabilidad, seguridad y eficiencia en sus motores y en el consumo de combustible. Charter World afirma que los catamaranes se están convirtiendo en una opción muy popular a la hora de comprar o alquilar una embarcación. Las personas interesadas en comprar un catamarán de lujo querrán considerar uno de los últimos lanzamientos de Sunreef Yachts: el Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE, un superyate de alto rendimiento construido en fibra de carbono. Esta embarcación cuenta con cascos de diseño superior y una proa invertida que permite alcanzar una velocidad de hasta 20 nudos navegando de forma estable y segura. Sunreef Yachts, líder mundial en el diseño y la construcción de catamaranes de vela, catamaranes de motor y superyates de lujo de entre 18 y 70 metros de eslora, recientemente se ha expandido y creado un nuevo nicho de mercado al introducir una innovadora línea
de catamaranes de vela ultra modernos de alto rendimiento que incorporan elementos ecológicos para el cuidado del medioambiente. Además del lujo característico de esta embarcación, el Sunreef 90 cuenta con una superestructura compacta y minimalista que reduce la resistencia al aire. Los ecologistas estarán encantados con las prestaciones de esta embarcación entre los que destacan los paneles solares a bordo y los generadores eólico e hidráulico, que permiten disfrutar del silencio durante el anclaje. El flybridge, que por lo general es una zona de ocio, está estrictamente destinado a la navegación y se encuentra recubierto en su totalidad por paneles solares permitiendo que tanto el techo del salón como el del camarote principal sean transparentes. Este modelo tiene dos puentes de mando para facilitar la navegación y disfrutar de unas vistas increíbles. El superyate de lujo Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE ofrece una comodidad inigualable y unas vistas panorámicas del mar estupendas gracias a sus paredes de cristal. El casco de babor alberga
un camarote doble para invitados con baño propio, lugar de almacenaje, y un camarote para la tripulación en la parte trasera. En el casco de estribor hay dos camarotes dobles con baños propios y un cuarto de servicio que conecta con la cocina. Otra característica que destaca en este catamarán de lujo es la terraza privada con jacuzzi, bar y lounge. El Sunreef 90 ULTIMATE, una verdadera pieza maestra lograda en seis meses por el equipo de diseño de Sunreef, es la embarcación perfecta para aquellas personas que buscan diversión, emoción, velocidad y amplitud. Hoy en día, y tras un largo recorrido desde sus orígenes en el S. XVII, los catamaranes han pasado de ser simples canoas dobles para reafirmarse dentro de la categoría de superyates.
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Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show
THE 54TH AnnuAl FOrT lAudErdAlE InTErnATIOnAl BOAT SHOw: BIggEr And BETTEr
The 228ft megayatch SeaFair, a floating art gallery, is the hottest attraction of the 54th annual FLIBS
aboard the magnificent yachts and in the boat builder tents. Exotic automobiles will also be on display in front of the show sponsors tent, Show Management; the hot ticket is a VIP pass to network over drinks and lunch in their pavilion. Moreover, don’t forget to stop by the Palm Harbor Marina’s Superyacht Lounge, and be sure to take the time to stroll the dock and gaze at the superyatchs that were built by the best boatwrights of the world. You won’t be starved of entertainment out on the waterways with yacht gadgets such as SEABOB underwater scooters, Quadski amphibious ATV, JetLev flying jet packs, Jet Surf and Wave Jet motorized surfboards and Sealegs amphibious boats. If fishing is your pastime, there are plenty of free seminars for adults and children, from some of the pros of the International Game Fish Association’s School of Sportfishing and CruisePort which features the world’s best selection of long range cruisers. While the show is open daily from 10AM to 7PM, the best day to visit for serious buyers is Thursday. By the weekend the docks are crowded with attendees and the traffic can be daunting. Water taxi might be the best source of transportation, that or parking elsewhere in Fort Lauderdale and taking a taxi to the show. FLIBS is a sight to see. If the Gods grace us with good weather this year, the boat show would be a wonderful way to spend a few hours outdoors, happily daydreaming of the next big yacht or a big catch with a shiny new rod. Hopefully for some, the dreams become a reality
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or yachtsmen and boat enthusiasts alike, there are few events that are as widely anticipated as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water show in the world. A wide variety of water crafts will be on display this year, from vessels that are like floating palaces to smaller yachts. No marine aficionado will leave the show without feeling satisfied. This year from October 31-November 4, 2013 an international audience will descend on Fort Lauderdale. More than 3 million square feet of space and 6 locations comprise the show grounds. The event will kick off with a spectacular fireworks display –a magical sight of colors reflecting off the surfaces of the many yachts and the sounds that echo down the narrow docks. Perpetually, The 228ft megayatch SeaFair –a floating art gallery –is the hottest attraction of the 54th annual FLIBS . The exhibition will be docked at the show this year. With the wonderful accommodations of bars and restaurants, this is an excellent venue for taking a break from the visual overload of the show and maybe pick up an exceptional piece of jewelry; the exhibiting dealers are galley caliber. Continuing their efforts to enhance the show, FLIBS opened up several pavilions with special exhibits. Those attending will now be able to experience a personal submarine, Miss Geico offshore racing boat, seminars, live musical entertainment, floating cocktail lounges, along with the fabulous private cocktail parties