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Adventurers and solo racers sign up for 50th anniversary Golden Globe Race 2018


Ocean Independence at the Palma Superyacht Show


The Top 7 New Yachts You Should Know About


The Largest Superyacht on the Planet?


Overrated Yacht Ownership: Millennials Prefer to Charter Superyachts


Going Long


Finding the Right Route For You


Female captains


Into the beautiful unknown


An interview with captain and yacht photographer Mark O?Connell




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Children Friendly Yacht Holidays in Turkey


The best Superyacht toys and accessories of 2016


What are the best remedies for seasickness?


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Hello and welcome to YCC Magazine! Yach t Cr ew Clu b ? Con n ect in g people in t h e yach t in g in du st r y! We are the Yacht Crew Club, a new free of charge online organisation within the yachting world. As a member you will get our local newsletter, our monthly Magazine to read, invites to events and offers from suppliers. Soon you will also have access to our online membership platform for more exciting features. The international yacht industry will gather in Yacht Crew Club for important contacts and for entertainment. How it all st ar t ed We started our first Facebook page Yacht Crew Club Mallorca in 2013, with a plan to start events for the yacht industry locally on the island. After a few trial events with the help from a few sponsors we realized that Yacht Crew Club had to be something much better then just a webpage and a Facebook page. For a long period of time nothing happened, but more and more people joined our group and page on Facebook. The company behind Yacht Crew Club, Clients & Clubs International SL, had a breakthrough with another membership club for expats in 2016. Then it all started to move? Big lau n ch t im e in Apr il 2017 With more musclefor behind us and a team of committed experienced community Register free and watch premium live TVand channels from your home managers, we are now ready for a ? re-launch? of the Yacht Crew Club. We now have country! Facebook pages & groups in 30 of the largest yacht ports in the world. We have already around 25.000 followers and it is growing every day. We launched this new webpage in March with our local newsletters for each port and our global glossy YachtCrewClub Magazine to read online every month. That will be followed by the launch in April of our online platform for all members with mobile apps to download on your mobile devices. With all these components launched we will quickly grow to the largest online organisation for captains, crew and the suppliers in the yacht industry. We welcome you all to contact us with your questions and hope you will enjoy the ride with us!

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Advent ur er s and solo r acer s sign up for 50 t h anniver sar y Golden Globe Race 20 18

By El ain e Bu n tin g Some 30 sailor s have signed up for the retro Golden Globe Race 2018, an event that spur ns moder n technology and yacht design.

"It goes entirely against the grain of most professional events, a non-stop round the world race for smaller, long-keeled yachts stripped of almost all modern technology." While many races have struggled to raise fleet numbers in the last few years, one very old-fashioned and potentially slow race has already garnered 30 entries for its start in 2018, and another 150 have expressed interest in taking part. The Golden Globe Race goes entirely against the grain of most professional events, a non-stop round the world race for smaller, long-keeled yachts stripped of almost all modern technology. The race will be a modern-day re-run and a 50th anniversary celebration of the legend-making Golden Globe Race of 1968, the first ever non-stop sailing race round the world. A race


of utmost human endurance, it was famously won by a young Robin Knox-Johnston, while Bernard Moitessier decided to sail on. It was also tragically marked by the assumed suicide of Donald Crowhurst. This new race, run by Australian solo sailor and adventurer Don McIntyre will start on 14 June 2018. There will be a prize fund of ÂŁ75,000 to be split between the first four finishers. It is open to a very narrow spectrum of yachts: they must be series production glassfibre boats of 32-36ft built to designs drawn before 1988, have a minimum displacement of

6,200kg and a long keel and rudder hung from the trailing edge of the keel. The field is a mix of adventurers seeking to prove themselves in an extreme fashion and reflects an unusually broad international appeal. Skippers include Susie Bundegaard Goodall (26), Tim Newson (35) and Graham Applin (52) from the UK, Francesco Cappelletti (37) from Italy, Carl Huber (54) from the US and Estonian sailor Uka Randmaa (52), who has already made a solo circumnavigation. There are also skippers from Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Russia, Palestine and Austria. Among several French sailors entered are some veteran round the world racers: Eric Loizeau (66), began ocean sailing crewing for Eric Tabarly, sailed in the 1977/78 Whitbread Race and set a solo transatlantic record in 1986. Up against him will be one of France?s best-loved solo round the world

(70), pictured below, who has twice raced in the BOC Challenge, done two VendĂŠe Globes and is still holder of what some see as the most gruelling of all records, non-stop round the world westabout. ?VDH?as he is known, has cannily chosen a Rustler 36, which is at the upper end of the boat length allowed, decently canvassed and strongly built. ?Back in 1968, I was 23 and fascinated by the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. I would have loved to have competed in the race myself, but being a student, I was too young at that time without experience or money. Now, I have the experience and I find it easy to forget that I am one of the older entrants in this Race.? The race will hark back to the Sixties in almost every way. The race rules allow builds, but only to original designs, with no modification to interior, mast height or boom length, or any light weight fittings or components. No electronic autopilots or instruments will be allowed so skippers will have to navigate using a sextant and paper charts, they will have to handwrite their logs and will be able to communicate only by long-range HF radio.

"Now, I have the experience and I find it easy to forget that I am one of the older entrants in this Race.?


OCEAN INDEPENDENCE AT THE PALMA SUPERYACHT SHOW Now less than a month away to the 5th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show, visitors can expect a varied selection of over 65 world-class yachts available for both sale and charter. Like in previous years, the show will present a unique balance with a 60/40 ratio of sail to motor, meaning that it is one of the largest exhibits of sailing yachts in the world. Perfectly timed at the beginning of the Mediterranean season, it is the ideal opportunity to board the various yachts and find the perfect match for the next ultimate luxury experience. Hosting yacht brokers, industry professionals and yachting enthusiasts in this perfect nautical location, there will be a multitude of networking opportunities, cocktail parties and industry seminars to join. Ocean Independence is pleased to announce the following yachts from our Sales & Charter CA fleet that will be presented this year. The Palma Superyacht Show runs from 28 April to 2 May, 2017. Visit the Ocean Independence Stand located at SY11.






new yachts you should know about

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Ever w an t ed t o be t h e f ir st t o t est ou t a br an d n ew lu xu r y ch ar t er yach t ? Th e design er s an d ow n er s w an t you t o as w ell. Th ey w an t t o sh ow of f t h eir lat est design s an d let you t est t h eir n ew t ech n ology. Th ey w an t you t o f eel t h e lu xu r y an d com f or t of t h e lat est in in t er ior design an d be pam per ed by t h e n ew cr ew (w it h year s of exper ien ce of cou r se). Wh at ?s so good abou t t h e n ew su per yach t s? We?ll let you decide.. 1. The magnificent superyacht SUERTE is a joint project of the bespoke Tankoa Yachts with Vincenzo Ruggiero (naval architecture) and Francesco Paszkowski (design). Her amazing interior design is another features that makes her stand out from the line of charter yachts. Interior layout consists of 5 guests cabins, including a 180 degree master suite. Once cruising on Suerte, you simply cannot miss a chance to enjoy the glass bottom sun deck swimming pool with a waterfall and a wet bar.

TANKOA 693 superyacht SUERTE

SUERTE Yacht - Saloon

2. The beautiful 60-metre yacht KATINA by Brodosplit has been initially designed as a charter yacht, which means that an ultimate luxury experience is absolutely guaranteed on board this beauty. Family friendly charter yacht offers accommodation in 6 stunning ensuite cabins with the following configuration: a spacious master suite, 3 double and 2 twin cabins. Crusing around the Caribbean Islands will be more entertaining on this vessel, as there is a large selection of water toys available: water skies, paddle boards, wave runners, underwater cameras and fishing equipment.



Luxury motor yacht KATINA

KATINA Yacht - Saloon

3. If you are looking for even more space for specialising and relaxation, then COCOA BEAN by Trinity Yachts can be a perfect option. Her exterior spaces are exceptional with living spaces offered on 5 decks. The observation lounge with seating, cocktail tables, sunpads, Jacuzzi and wet bar are located on the upper deck for a great get-together. If you opt for some intimate and quiet atmosphere, the sundeck would be your favourite place on board, as it features more sunpads, seating and opens picturesque views.


MY COCOA BEAN - Bridge deck dining

4. So yachts that go through the ice? Yachts that have helicopters? Submarines? What about all three? The fully classified Class 1 ice-breaking ship, LEGEND recently underwent a facelift and can now carry 26 guests in luxury rather than the previous 12, to both Antarctica and the Arctic. The Legend now charts a new course with many adventures along the way while guests are served first class cuisine and enjoy the 13 staterooms, including a Master suite, two VIP suites, four double staterooms and six convertible staterooms. She is also capable of carrying up to 19 crew on board, plus a 10 expedition crew that includes an ice-pilot, expedition leaders and a doctor. Top thrills within the ultimate luxury included.

Superyacht Legend. Photo Credit Tomas Ă˜stberg- Jacobsen


14 5. The Admiral Technomar Group has upped the ante with its new luxury charter yacht, OURANOS. She is built around the water sport lover with a massive range of toys to play with on the water. Twelve guests can sleep comfortably on this 45 metre beauty and the 12 professional crew will ensure you make the best use of the facilities including a 12 seater Jacuzzi mini pool and full beamed beach club with a gymnasium. You will turn heads aboard this sleek lady.

Admiral C Force 50 Ouranos

OURANOS YACHT - formal dining

6. The high end O?PARI 3 is a definite winner for it's builders Golden Yachts. It is designed for the international first class charterers. Giorgio and Stefano Vafiadis have designed nine yachts for this owner and created both the exterior and the interior. The O?PARI 3 looks sleek and elegant but performs like a sports boat. Other features include a huge garage on lower deck that contains a ski nautique boat, two RIB tenders, a Limo tender and a big selection of water toys for the 12 guests on board.

Super Yacht O'PARI 3 - Main

Super Yacht O'PARI 3 - Sundeck and Jacuuzi

7. Home away from home? An amazingly welcoming and cozy atmosphere is created abroad HARUN. She is a 27-metre beauty built by Huruz Yat. The main feature is a stunning fire-places in the main saloon and staterooms. Two Jacuzzis, wide open ares for relaxation, plus amazing staterooms add to her ability to provide a luxury experience away from home.


MY HARUN - Salon MY HARUN - Salon


Th e l ar gest su p er y ach t on t h e p l an et ? By M ar ia Kor otaeva In 2010 Roman Abramovich?s yacht Eclipse set a record among the largest superyachts in the world. Not long after, Azzam broke the record and placed Eclipse in the second position. However, everything can change if the superyacht L?Amage is built. L?Amage mega yacht concept has created a real buzz in the yachting and luxury industries. There is no wonder, as this is a 190-metre ?depiction of the future? superyacht concept, which was recently presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

L?Amage is a project developed by H. Bekradi from HBD Studios in collaboration with Christoph Kuhnert of the Yacht Naval Architects. The idea of the project is to combine the most advanced technology available with futuristic style. With a beam of 28.6m and overall length of 190 metres, L?Amage can accommodate 28 guests assisted by 70 crew members. There are 14 guest staterooms and a private apartment for the owner.



By using the innovative propulsion system and controllable-pitch propellers, this superyacht can reach a very impressive maximum speed of 32 kn, thanks to two diesel engines and and two gas turbines providing 95,000hp.

Another outstanding feature of the concept is the flat panel satellite technology by KYMETA, which will free up much space in the sundeck, as no heavy antennas on top of the yachts will be needed. Images courtesy of HBD Studio.



Over r at ed yacht ow ner ship: millennials pr efer t o char t er Super yacht s "The young generation of super-wealthy people differs from their parents when it comes to spending behaviour." By M ar ia Kor otaeva The super yachting industry is booming, shipbuilders and yacht designers are clapping watching a demand for luxury yachts rising. However, the traditional business model of the world?s superyacht manufacturers is expected to undergo some major changes. The young generation of super-wealthy people differs from their parents when it comes to spending behaviour. Thus, Erwin Bamps, the CEO of Gulf Craft predicts a large increase in popularity of yacht charters versus yacht ownership. He mentions that technology will be a key driver in the super yachting industry in the future. Superyachts will still remain highly popular but the next generation of UHNWIs (ultra high net worth individuals) will prefer experience to ownership.

alternative to owning a car,? says Bamps. ?The same principle will easily apply to luxury yachts. Imagine a global, technology driven service that delivers the yacht you want, at the location you want, at the time you want, and can arrange a private jet to fly you there.? Technology these days has had a great impact on the young generation and their perception of ownership. Take as an example a collection of CDs or a record collection. Nowadays, it would be odd for a young person to have one, as online streaming and downloading are the most popular

ways of getting media files. ?Technology is going to drive this change,? said Bamps. ?We are going to see some very complex charter networks evolve to cater for this market, making sure customers get exactly what they want. From the business side, there will need to be some very complex mathematics in the background, analysing charter patterns in terms of yacht design, preferred destinations, which toys people want and so on, and then constantly moving the craft around the world based on predictions of demand.?

One of the biggest trends ? Uber ? has set a belief for some consumers that ownership equals restriction. ?We are going to see a time when traditional idea of a yacht ownership starts to follow the same path as car sharing services ? more convenient than a traditional taxi, and a real

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Gulf Craft?s Newest Tri-deck Majesty 110

With regard to operations management within the companies in the super yachting industry, there will be some significant changes to strategic management. With the help of technology, there will be a possibility to obtain data on yachts usage patterns. Consequently, computerised booking systems will enable charter companies to make a better use of the assets. Although there are some challenges predicted to

"Superyachts will still remain highly popular but the next generation of UHNWIs (ultra high net worth individuals) will prefer experience to ownership." occur, there will be a lot ofopportunities in the evolving market for the ones who will find the best ways of offering yacht charters. For ship manufacturers, such as Gulf Craft, this transformation could have a major effect on the way they design and build exclusive superyachts, as they will also be able to obtain ?yacht share? data analytics. This might also mean that superyacht design will need to be changed from fully custom to more generic and comprehensive design.

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GOING LONG Crossing the open ocean or staying at sea for extended periods can be liberating, especially on a yacht built for bluewater travel. Source: Th e Edi tors The great blue beyond.

dreams into reality.

A lot of us dream about venturing into it, but only the luckiest among us have yachts actually built to get us across oceans. True bluewater cruising requires mission-specific vessels, the kind that look different on the docks and whose features can make a major difference a few hundred miles offshore. If the waypoints you intend to reach are along the path less traveled, then a yacht built for more than day cruises is a must. Check out the following models, any one of which can turn long-distance cruising

Trawlers are often associated with high-seas adventurers. Many yachtsmen who own them prefer to pick the second star to the right and go straight on till morning. Or they live aboard full time and follow their fancy: true sea dogs whose independence should be admired. They are a special breed, and they need an equally special breed of yacht made to cross oceans. Larry Polster, Kadey-Krogen?s vice president, is passionate about his company?s yachts.


?To me, [the term] trawler is about the styling of a vessel,? he says. ?The trawler?s dedicated pilothouse placement and function gives the vessel its trawler look, and the hull form built for long-range cruising sets the trawler apart from other craft. ?Unfortunately, many people are of the opinion that you can just run a well-constructed boat at 8 knots and that makes it a long-range cruiser,? he says. But a true ?long-range cruiser? must have a full-displacement hull form, ballast and a 3,000-nautical-mile range.

21 It is the best waterfront money can buy, and when you get tired of your neighbours, the scenery or the weather, you can just leave and take your home to a new location. The ballast is critical, Polster says, because it has to do with the vessel?s righting moment, or ?the force that is exerted to right the boat when it heels.? Without ballast, a boat can become susceptible to a big wave. The full-displacement hull helps with down-sea performance too. Supporting Kadey-Krogen?s hull design is a modern build incorporating impact-resistant fiberglass mat that contains Twaron, which is a fiber often used to give body armor its bulletproof capability. It is reportedly five times stronger than steel and up to 60 percent lighter than ballistic steel. A comfort factor also comes with this style of yacht. Polster says the trawler appeals to those who realize that boating doesn?t have to equate to camping. It?s a craft that allows for home-style furniture and full-size appliances.

Year in and year out, yacht owners seek vessels that can chase sunsets and make their long-range cruising dreams a reality. Outer Reef Yachts builds vessels for those die-hard yachtsmen. The builder says these owners want to ?go to locations others aren?t able to access.? They are interested in extended journeys without limits. To make that happen, Outer Reef says, yacht safety and robust yacht composition are the priorities. Outer Reef prefers using a semi-displacement hull design because, the builder says, the shape offers the best of both worlds. While most semidisplacement vessels do not generally cross oceans, many are

capable and have the range, stability and capability to do so. A semi-displacement vessel can take advantage of increased power and achieve greater speeds than a full-displacement hull. Applying additional horsepower does consume more fuel, but typically most semi-displacement vessels only take advantage of this speed when required, such as outrunning foul weather or transiting a rough inlet in daylight hours. The builder says semi-displacement yachts often operate in displacement mode, and they?re fuel efficient ? sometimes even more fuel efficient at displacement speeds than full-displacement vessels of the same length overall.

"The long-range cruising lifestyle is an incredible gift. Many of our owners aspire to spend months and years cruising ? and, in extreme situations, make their yacht and life on the water their permanent residence."

Kadey-Krogen says it has seen a rise in interest from owners of sport-fishers or express-style yachts, people who are looking to ?slow down and smell the salt air.? The biggest benefit to the trawler and trawler lifestyle? As Polster says, ?It is the best waterfront money can buy, and when you get tired of your neighbours, the scenery or the weather, you can just leave and take your home to a new location.?


22 A semi-displacement hull form has less draft and therefore less wetted surface. The result? Less horsepower required to move the yacht through the water. A reduced draft is advantageous when anchoring in a relatively shallow-water area too. Outer Reef says it sees a trend in this market segment toward a younger demographic. These owners are also looking for a new design aesthetic. In response, Outer Reef, working with Setzer Yacht Architects, developed its Trident Series, which runs from 62 feet to 106 feet length overall. A hallmark of this voyager?s style is a wave-piercing plumb bow, which increases interior volume. Outer Reef says that the Trident models?interior volumes are on par with more traditional yacht designs in the 115- to 120-foot range, resulting in increased living space and, in turn, overall comfort when making long passages. If you?re looking to find a patch of blue water to call your own, Outer Reef aims to have a model and LOA that fits your dreams perfectly.

The builder says semi-displacement yachts often operate in displacement mode, and they?re fuel efficient ? sometimes even more fuel efficient at displacement speeds than full-displacement vessels of the same length overall.

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Finding t he r ight r out e for you We're human. We're different by definition. But we're all escape artists. We may have our own ideals when it comes to intrepid adventures... For some, it may be to form new friendships or the simple satisfaction of sailing; for others it may be the freedom of forgetting the daily treadmill of life and adopting a tropical state of mind... but really, we're all just looking to have a bloody good time. Sou r ce: Th e Yach t W eek Whatever you choose to write in your 2017 adventure handbook, we can assure you that at least one of our summer routes will suit your style. To help you pick your paradise, we asked our skippers, hostesses and extended Yacht Week family what they thought each destination was most famous for. Take your pick:

Car ibbean, Br itish Vir gin I slands Route M ost famous for : Activities If balmy days, beach bars and power naps in hammocks are what you?re after; our Caribbean route set in the British Virgin Islands is perfect for you. Dance to calypso, feast on crayfish BBQs and enjoy living on island time for a week in spring.

Croatia, Or iginal Route Most famous for: Night Life The one you've seen in all the pictures, Croatia is the spiritual and festive home of The Yacht Week with more yachts than any other route. Famous for its insane night life and record breaking circle rafts. WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

Greece, Athens Route M ost famous for : Day Par ties Who doesn't love a day in the ocean, iced drink in hand and best friends frolicking by your side? Greece really does have it all, but it's the day parties that bring waves of people to the seaside! Dotted with gorgeous car-free islands, historical masterpieces and lavish venues... it's no wonder this route is giving Croatia a run for its money.

25 I taly, Sicily Route M ost famous for : Culture Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes in our repertoire. Let your worries slip away into the cobalt blue waters, smoking volcanic craters and bottomless plates of pasta. Italy is the ultimate balance of party, peace and exploration.

M ontenegro, Adr iatic Route M ost famous for : Culture Sail through a medieval time capsule to an ochre-coloured world which, despite its close proximity to Croatia, has remained refreshingly under-the-radar, but it won't remain a secret for long. Dappled with hidden caves and mesmerising look-out points. Croatia, Ultr a Festival Route M ost famous for : Night L ife Ever sailed to a festival before? Moments like these only come around once a year. It's the ultimate combination: Sail by day. Party by night. Ultra falls over two weeks, you can either go Week 28 which begins as the Croatia route and ends with Ultra in Split on Friday. Or Week 29 which begins with Ultra in Split on Saturday and Sunday and continues on the Croatia route with a stop at Ultra Beach.

Spain, M allorca Route M ost famous for : Sailing Mallorca's lurid blue waters and bone-white beaches are enticing enough to lure any sun chaser to its unique shores. It certainly convinced us enough to add this route to our collection. Art shops, tapas bars and fine gelaterias are a few of our favourite things in Mallorca. Enjoy!



Female capt ains Sou r ce fr aser yach

"While there are many female crew members working on superyachts in a range of roles globally, the coveted role of Captain is still predominantly held by men. " There are many female crew members working on superyachts in a range of roles globally, the coveted role of Captain is still predominantly held by men. Thankfully this is changing and, having pledged for parity last year, Fraser is proud to showcase some of the brilliant female Captains within the current fleet. BIG EAGLE, is a 52.4M luxury motor yacht for charter with Fraser with lots to offer. The Captain, Christiana, pictured above, ensures charter guests experience the itinerary that is just perfect for them. WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

Christiana hails from California, and has always enjoyed activities involving water such as sailing, diving and surfing. A qualified dive master, she is able to guide charter guests on dives and has captained the yacht around the world, including the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Speaking about equality in the industry, Christiana says, ?it is refreshing after starting out 25 years ago as a woman on the deck side of the industry to see how the industry has progressed with regards to women in deck roles. I hope I continue to see more and more female

captains!? Captain Tina Jackson, who worked as Captain on HELIOS 2, a 51.1M Palmer Johnson yacht for sale with Fraser, says of her career, ?I have been working at sea since 1996, on various vessels from traditionally built square rig ships, to motor yachts and racing sail yachts. It has been an interesting 20 years, seeing the changes in the yachting industry and especially the role of females. As long as you set your goals, work hard to achieve them, there is no position you cannot achieve, male or female.?

27 Captain Sonya Meek is in charge of 43M Feadship yacht ECLIPSE, currently for sale with Fraser, and has much experience in the industry. Highly respected and valued by members of her crew, both past and present, she is a very professional personality with a wealth of knowledge. Captain Veronica Hast has recently joined the crew of luxury yacht FAR NIENTE, available for charter with Fraser, and has varied experience covering both yachts for private use females like these in our fleet inspiring the next generation of yachties?, Fraser is confident that the gender disparity seen across all positions on board will continue to reduce.

"As long as you set your goals, work hard to achieve them, there is no position you cannot achieve, male or female. " and charter yachts. Having spent over 28 years in the industry Veronica has a deep understanding of what makes an outstanding charter experience and is filled with passion for the sea and the adventures it offers.

While it is still true to say that equality has not quite been reached in several fields and that there is still a long way to go in terms of the well-documented pay gap that exists all over the world, with strong



Int o t he beaut if ul unk now n If an out-of-the-ordinary adventure is what you?re after, head to the ends of the earth with the legendary and luxurious Hanse Explorer. Sou r ce fr aser yach When it comes to yachts, safety and adventure are two of the most important things to Peter Harren, owner of the 48m serious expedition motor yacht Hanse Explorer. Previously a captain himself, he had a vision to build a yacht-sized ship seaworthy enough to travel anywhere in the world, and in 2006 his vision was realised when the incredible explorer vessel took to the water for her maiden voyage. ?The Hanse Explorer was built by a German shipbuilding company called Fassmer Werft,? explains Imke Harren, daughter of Peter, and commercial manager of the yacht. ?They specialise in high-end, sophisticated

rescue boats, research vessels, and patrol boats, which have to be incredibly reliable, and given that safety has always been very important to my father it seemed the perfect fit.? The Hanse Explorer was not only built to the highest safety standards, but also with the ultimate adventurer in mind. Since her first voyage out she has been taking passengers to some of the most remote and beautifully desolate parts of the planet: Antarctica and the Arctic. A certified icebreaker yacht with an extra thick steel hull, she is able to cut through the pack ice of the northern and southern oceans with ease, and has earned a reputation as the toughest yacht of her size.

The Polar Regions have been enticing the most adventurous spirits to their icy shores since humans discovered their existence, and for good reason. The first being the wildlife: a colossal tail breaching just metres from the yacht as a majestic humpback whale dives down to scoop up a ton or so of krill into its giant mouth; families of playful seals lazily circling the zodiac, while a flock of albatross call from the skies. Then there?s the everyday experiences: nimble zodiac boats passing under giant frozen archways; the groan of monolithic shards of ice crunching and crashing


into the water below; and the chance to hike along expansive glaciers as the sun sparkles across the chilly surrounding waters. That?s not to mention the aesthetic appeal of myriad shades of blue and white harmoniously existing together; from electric azure waters to sapphire skies, tiffany blue waves lap over giant pearly icebergs silhouetted by turquoise hues where the frozen towering water meets the bitter melt beneath. Yet while the original adventurers to these barren icy lands visited in some considerable discomfort,

29 considerable discomfort, making the journey on the Hanse Explorer is a different and altogether more luxurious undertaking. ?Whenever I go on board I feel at home,? says Imke. ?It?s comfy and cosy, and the crew make you feel so welcome.? On board, guests can start their day with a freshly baked croissant and hot coffee on the deck, and finish it with a steam in the Finnish sauna, or a glass of wine in the lounge with panoramic views of passing Fjords and towering icebergs. Guests can personalise their time on board however they choose. ?Given that the ship can accommodate up to 12 guests, it?s also a very personal experience,? adds Imke. There?s a library for the bookworm, TVs with DVD players in every room for the movie buff and a Bose entertainment system for the music lover. There are also unseen details to help make your

"This was the plan from the outset, with her father wanting people to really experience what it?s like to go out to sea." journey more comfortable, like the anti-rolling system, which reduces the ship?s movements at sea. Originally used as a training vessel, the Hanse Explorer has maintained its ?open ship philosophy?, which means guests are not only allowed, but also encouraged to explore all areas on board without restriction. ?Wherever you go, you can peek over the crew?s shoulder and see what they?re up to!? says Imke. This, she explains, was the plan from the outset, with her father wanting people to ?really experience what it?s like to go out to sea?.

So, if guests enjoy sightseeing they can take in the expansive view from the bridge and watch the Captain manoeuvre the ship through ice. If they?re interested in mechanics, they can head down to the engine room and talk with the Chief Engineer. And if they?re hungry or just wondering what?s for dinner, they can visit the galley and meet the Chef, Sous Chef and Galley Assistant. Once you?ve arrived in the world?s last great wildernesses, the opportunities for exploration on offer are more than a little exciting. Spend a night under the stars by camping out on the ice, or try kayaking along the pristine, reflective waters. If whales are on the horizon, jump onto one of the zodiac boats for a spontaneous ride to get up close to nature, or spend time ashore with a group of penguins. One great advantage of the Hanse Explorer, explains Imke, is that ?she can go

into regions where bigger vessels are not allowed, like the small bays on the Antarctic peninsula. We?ve also made some successful explorations to the very remote islands of the South Pacific and Galapagos, as well as having crossed the famous North West Passage in her.? Currently being prepped for the next season, she?ll wind through the narrow passages of Norway?s fjords and then continue on to Iceland, Greenland and Canada. Although it takes a few days from the moment of departure to reach the Polar Regions, the adventure begins from the moment you set foot on the Hanse Explorer. If travelling to Antarctica, expeditions depart from Ushuaia, the world?s southernmost city. Known as the gateway to the Antarctic, the journey takes two days across the Drake Passage ? one of the world?s most unpredictable and legendary bodies of water - before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula.



If it?s the Arctic you?re headed for, you can set sail from either North America, Europe or Russia, journeying through the renowned North West Passage. In a matter of days you will be experiencing midnight sunshine, polar bears, beluga whales and shimmering icebergs. Naeroyfjord, a narrow fjord in NorwayPerhaps most importantly, the Hanse Explorer was fashioned for

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minimal environmental impact and uses clever technology such as the shaft generator, which produces the ship?s electricity while underway and saves considerable amounts of fuel. Further, a desalination plant is used to produce 20 tons of fresh water a day, and a biological wastewater treatment plant transforms sewage into grey water, which is safely released back into the sea to avoid polluting the environment. The Hanse Explorer is also a member of the International Antarctic Tour Operations Organization (IAATO), which was founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private- sector travel to the Antarctic. They say that visiting the Polar Regions of Antarctica and the Arctic changes you; witnessing such beauty both in the landscapes and the

"In a matter of days you will be experiencing midnight sunshine, polar bears, beluga whales and shimmering icebergs." surrounding wildlife is like nothing you have ever known. So, if a safe and comfortable life adventure is what you?re after, it seems the Hanse Explorer is just the ticket.


AN INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN AND YACHT PHOTOGRAPHER MARK O?CONNELL By Si l v er St ar Yach t i n g There is no sight like that of an elegant yacht cutting through the waves on a Mediterranean yacht charter, set against an exotic background and under bright sunshine. Yacht photography is a fine art, and in the age of the internet, it has never been more important for luxury superyachts to be depicted in a light that does justice to their stunning aesthetics. We spoke to Captain and yacht photographer, Mark O?Connell ? owner of an eponymous yacht photography website ? to learn more about his favourite hobby. How do you find time to be a Captain and a professional photogr apher ? I?m on a yacht that is travelling to some of the nicest places in the world, so I?m right there! It?s right in front of me! I?m in the best position imaginable to do both. Everywhere we go I get to see other yachts and these amazing places, and so I can capture images of fascinating things. And how did you develop an interest in yacht photogr aphy? WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

I was trained by the military ? a long time ago ? while working in various places. I had to leave the military due to an injury but it meant I had to choose another professional. I got into yachting and it was on one of my trips that I realised that I didn?t have a camera to record these incredible places, so I decided to get back into it. I started taking photographs and everybody was impressed. They advised me to start selling them. I thought why not? So I started my own website, which now has over 5,000 photographs and it does very well. What kind of yachts do you like to photogr aph? Everything. I have no preference. I don?t only photograph yachts; I also photograph wildlife and art. I create art from my photographs ? paintings. I print my photographs onto a canvas using a special programme, which makes them look like paintings. Everything I?ve produced so far has sold within hours of me producing it. For what pur pose are your photogr aphs mainly

"Everywhere we go I get to see other yachts and these amazing places, and so I can capture images of fascinating things." used? My website is used by people who need photographs for their websites, and for their advertising and marketing. It?s all about marketing really. Anybody who can afford a half-page of advertising in a magazine

can certainly afford my pictures. People also buy my photos for their homes. I have just created a poster book called ?Boys and their Toys?, and I also did a calendar called ?Superyachts in the Mood?.

33 What makes for a great yacht photogr aph? Content. Knowing what to put in the photograph. It?s no good having a picture with a dull background, taken in rough weather. It?s all about finding something very special. There?s one picture on my website of the Maltese Falcon under full sail, just at the moment of sunset in St Barts. They sailed past us as we were at anchor. Content is so important: people take pictures of sunsets but it?s boring. There has to be an object, such as a sail boat, going past it. It makes the picture much more interesting. You have to visualise what the photo

will look like. Even if it?s a case of running along the beach to get a palm tree in the shot. It?s all to do with the make-up of the photo. Which would you say is your favour ite yachting destination? I would probably say Asia. Asia in general ? Indonesia, Thailand or the Philippines. I s there anything about these countr ies that make them good for shooting photogr aphs? Yes. There?s a picture around every corner. There?s nothing boring about any of it. I take pictures of the people too. I

have a whole section on my website on Asian culture. Do you use one camer a religiously? Are you loyal to one par ticular br and? I was using a Canon but then I found out that Canon cameras use Sony sensors. I investigated further and decided to go for the latest Sony camera, called a Sony Alpha 7R. It?s amazing: it has 42 million pixels! It gives you so many more things than a Canon. I can produce amazing photographs with it. I use an adaptor that means I can use my Canon lenses. Have you ever entered your photogr aphs into

competitions? Yes, I have won competitions through various websites. I am quite highly ranked on a website called Guru. Thousands of other photographers grade you; I?m now on Master. Have you ever y displayed your paintings in a public setting? Yes, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. They sold immediately. The Brokers are more than happy to display them on their stands. I haven?t pushed photography enough because of my schedule. I?m sure I could display my photos in more places.

"Content is so important: people take pictures of sunsets but it?s boring."



AZZAM Azzam is the world?s largest and most luxury private yacht, built in 2013 by Lurssen Bardenfleth shipyard in Germany. Source: sh i psrev i ew The vessel was designed to be comfortable, safe and really exciting, implementing the latest standards of marine engineering and shipbuilding. The owner of the super yacht Azzam is the president of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the assessment of its value is 600 million USD. The yacht has overall length of 180.00 m, moulded beam of 20.80 m and maximum draft of 4.30 m. The yach is the size of 2 football fields, deadweight of 1,380 DWT and gross tonnage of 13,136 GRT. Such large dimensions give capacity for for 22 passengers, who will be served by


more than 50 crew members. Azzam is impressive with its luxury and the great interior design. On board there is fitness center, cinema and 11 luxury staterooms, each with it's own balcony and wonderful sea-view. Also on board there is a small submarine for boarding of VIP guests in full privacy. The interior design of the yacht was created by Christophe Leoni, who implemented really amazing style, but also introduced lot of entertainments for the guests, such as jacuzzi, restaurant and conference room. The engineering of the super yacht Azzam is reliable, strong and highly

efficient. The main engines are two Wartsila diesel units with total power of 47,000 hp plus two gas turbines with total output power of 47,000 hp. The propulsion system of the yacht Azzam is enough for the service speed of 32.0 kts. The yacht?s engineering is from a new generation having lower consumption and using optimizations of the modern marine engineering. Moreover, the high speed on board is ensured by the powerful systems, lower resistant hull shape and high efficient propellers. The super yacht is driven by four pump-jets, two of which are non-movable round water outlets in the middle of the stern, and

35 using moveable duct water outlets positioned on either side of the non-movable ones. The whole hull and superstructure is made by steel and protected with armor by fire, which is important, when having some of the richest and most world?s most powerful people. Moreover, the yacht also has own missile defense system and own stealth technology. The super yacht Azzam is operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates with IMO number 9693367, MMSI 470992000 and call sign A6KZ.

Azzam specificat ion Length: 180.00 m Width: 20.80 m Draft: 4.50 m Deadweight: 1,380 DWT Gross tonnage: 13,136 GRT Passenger Capacity: 22 passengers Engine: Wartsila Engine power: 94,000 hp Speed: 32.0 kts

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Exclusive boat shows in 20 17: save t he dat e for t hese yacht ing event s happening ar ound t he wor ld A wide tour, both historical and geographical, of what is available in and around boat shows from February 2017 to March 2018 and what will attract an Asian based audience from yachts to luxury lifestyle experiences . By Br u ce M axwel l What?s not to like about exploring the China Coast, circumnavigating Australia, wining and dining on the French Riviera, or living it up on Miami?s hip South Beach? Big boat shows take place at such venues. Well-heeled boaters may consider buying a motor yacht to impress clients, or for company conferences, or to facilitate incentive cruises. Perhaps the charter market appeals. Other visitors could try selling marine accessories, or even luxury brands, from fine wines and watches to sports cars and helicopters. Marketing, PR and media roles qualify, as do promoting exotic marinas and resorts. Agreed payments, tax benefits and expense refunds can thus accrue, and some Asia-Pacific countries offer financial incentives to exporters. A rationale is needed for travel anyway. Why not mix business with pleasure, and use boat shows as a prime purpose for voyaging abroad? It?s fun, and personal contacts often lead to glamorous new lifestyle opportunities. WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

Some youngsters even become superyacht crew. What are the current options? Nor th Asia Let?s begin with the powerhouses of North Asia: North China, South Korea and Japan. French lass Delphine Lignieres, founder of the Hainan Rendez-vous, has tried So! Dalian events since 2014 to hopefully attract Beijing boaters to this Russian-established coastal city in Liaoning. The next one, targeting people who have a passion for the sea and beach polo, is to be held on the weekend from July 8 to 9. Twenty brands are taking part. Yantai, formerly Chefoo, on Dalian?s opposite

peninsula, is where several superyachts have so far been built, including the 90m proa Asean Lady based at Raffles Marina in Singapore, and Nero, recently the largest superyacht shown at the Monaco Yacht Show. South Korea, on the eastern shores of the Yellow Sea, is more formally organised, in a pleasure boating sense, with their Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries backing two events: the Busan International Boat Show (BIBS), held from March 23 to 26, and Korea International Boat Show (KIBS), held on the outskirts of its capital Seoul from May 25 to 28. March 2 to 5. It has moved to Tokyo?s port city

Hong Kong boat show

Japan International Boat Show (JIBS) is held from Yokohama. One can easily stay in Tokyo and commute daily, or Yokohama itself can also be quite interesting. After the heady entrepreneurial 1980s, JIBS has been relatively quiet, reflecting the country?s long, slow recession since then, but there have been recent signs that boating may be picking up.

"Why not mix business with pleasure, and use boat shows as a prime purpose for voyaging abroad?"


Shanghai International Boat Show

South China The show moved across the Huangpu River to the Shanghai World Expo Centre in Pudong for some years, and this year, the 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS), held from April 26 to 29, changes venue again to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Shanghai itself has always been the strongest lure for foreign exhibitors. There are few facilities for boaters, and local cruising waters are poor, so CIBS has become effectively a core marine trades event. Redevelopment of the Wuyuan Bay waterfront has caused the boat show, held in November, to be split into separate in-water and hard standing sectors of late, but like Sydney?s show, it is now re-merging. Taiwan International Boat Show was relaunched in 2014, ?15 and ?16 in Kaohsiung, where most of the boat building yards are

located, and it is presently slated for March 10 to 13, 2018, moving to a biannual schedule. Prime movers include Taiwan Trade or Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Kaohsiung City and Horizon Yachts, one of the world?s top 10 builders. A new in-water exhibition centre and hard standing are located close to leading hotels and the Central Business District (CBD). Lately renamed Horizon City Marina, this facility can be visited anytime. Hong Kong International Boat Show at Club Marina Cove, on Sai Kung?s eastern seaboard, is held from December 1 to 3, 2017. A fairly full marina has restricted in-water display space in recent years. Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show at Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, in the territory?s western approaches, is usually held late April or early May, but a substantial marina upgrade taking

place means this event has been suspended until further notice. Various venues in Hong Kong-Kowloon CBDs have been tried when regional dealer Mike Simpson and I were running the Hong Kong Marine Traders Association, but choppy conditions in the harbour have always proved a problem. South East Asia Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) is supported by One° 15 Marina?s owner Arthur Tay, and has steadily built up exhibitors, attracting a few passing superyachts. As a yacht show with high-value accessories on display, it is certainly the largest in Asia at present, and Singapore?s famed East- West ambience and central geographic location helps its image, as does the city-state?s growing reputation as the financial hub for the whole region. The next SYS is scheduled from April 6 to 9, 2017.

The first edition last October proved highly popular. It brought together all the key luxury components from properties, yachts, supercars and classic cars, to watches, fashion, art, fine wines and champagne. Said a spokesman: ?An affluent audience of 5,800 visitors had a chance to interact with carefully selected brands, and were able to broaden their interests and experiences. Yacht dealers in particular, reported many qualified leads, and

" Shanghai itself has always been the strongest lure for foreign exhibitors." exhibitors in general said the format was very successful. A second Singapore RendezVous takes place from October 5 to 8, 2017. In Thailand, SYS started Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) in Phuket in February 2016 at Ao Po Grand Marina, having first announced a charter yacht show at rival Phuket Yacht Haven. Thai Government backing was obtained, and TYS was held again at Ao Po mid- December, only weeks before Andy Dowden?s 14th annual Phuket Boat Show (PIMEX) at Royal Phuket Marina over January 5 to 8, WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

38 Marina over January 5 to 8, 2017. This was well-booked, and went ahead regardless. The first TYS had more exhibitors than visitors. The turnout for the second TYS merely improved with the participation of leading local dealer Lee Marine, and organisers said 55 vessels took part, including the 90m Lauren L hosting a Titan Brokers party, the 41m Norman Foster-designed Ocean Emerald, 50m Northern Sun being offered for charter by Burgess Yachts, an eight-vessel line-up from the Boat Lagoon featuring a Princess 32m, and the steel Sanlorenzo 46m Forwin. The third TYS is scheduled December 14 to 17, 2017. Phuket RendezVous with an inaugural edition to be held from January 4 to 7, 2018, with Andy Dowden. This is the second such event under the Asia RendezVous umbrella, and more are planned for other Asian cities.

In the Gulf of Thailand, the annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show at Pattaya-Jomtien is held in late November, and offers direct access to the Bangkok market only a short drive away, whereas Bangkok to Phuket is a one-hour flight. This event is normally well- attended, and vessels like Ocean Emerald above are based there for the last charter season. Vietnam?s largest show is of a more maritime commercial bent, but some pleasure boats are also built on the coast. The 4th Indonesia Yacht Show takes place April 21 to 23, at Batavia Sunda Kelapa Marina in Jakarta, and there are other fledgling events in Sri Lanka and India. Australia and New Zealand are advanced boating markets. The largest events on Australia?s East Coast have been at Sanctuary Cove from May 25 to 28 on the Gold Coast, the epicentre of the country?s boat building industry, and

at principal city Sydney, from August 3 to 6. The latter has been split for several years while new exhibition halls are built at its lovely in-water Darling Harbour location. This year marks its return to one easily navigable central CBD venue. Rest of the Wor ld Gold Coast International Boat Show will be held over three days from March 17 to 19. Riviera is a prominent participant, as is Gold Coast City Marina, which offers in-water berths to other non-Riviera exhibitors. In West Australia, one well-supported event is at Mandurah, south of Perth and held from October 6 to 8, not far from Henderson?s Australian Marine Complex where 70m to 90m superyacht builders like Echo and SilverYachts are based. Across the Tasman Sea, the more local Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is held in suburban Auckland showgrounds from May 18

to 21, and the International Auckland On-Water Boat Show is in September. September is the month to visit Europe: Cannes Yachting Festival in early September, drive down the coast to explore the Genoa Boat Show and boat building centre Viareggio, perhaps calling at Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino in between, then finish with the inimitable Monaco Yacht Show. Paris, London and Dusseldorf are three other big ones, but they take place in mid-winter. In the United States, Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show, held from November 2 to 6 in Florida, is a month after Monaco. Billed as the world?s largest, a claim challenged only occasionally by Dusseldorf, it spans five venues, and one could spend all five days in the principal Bahia Mar site alone. Miami is in February, and Palm Beach in March, geographically located on either side of Ft Lauderdale. In the Middle East, the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is held from February 28 to March 4, and is definitely worth attending for anyone who wants to get a hang of what?s happening in the always-evolving United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East. Other boat shows are also held in Turkey and Lebanon.


By Al ex an d r a Gr oom

The Solar Dream Catamaran is a collaboration with the Turkish-based Ned Ship Group, known for their experience with zero emission yachts and solar powered catamarans. Designed for a modern yacht owner, it places efficiency at the top along with comfort. Designed to be ecological, it features a


cat amar an concept Solar Dr eam 360 square metre solar cell area as well as a hybrid propulsion solution with additional e-engines for efficient cruising. The catamaran hull form gives a wide beam of 12.5-metres, and the

spacious 580 square metre interior accommodates ten guests in three guest cabins and a double owner ?s suite which can be merged upon request. At approximately 1000 gross tonnes, the composite yacht is expected to reach a top speed of 22 knots thanks to twin MTU 16V 200 M70s.



Simpson Mar ine launches EPOWER, a yacht f inancing ser vice in Asia By Vim i H ar idasan The dream of owning a yacht is could be a reality for many with the help of Simpson Marine?s new financing platform

While the notion of purchasing a yacht may seem as easy as pie to most of us, those in the know can tell us that it is not always so. With years of experience under their belt and the knowledge of Asia?s yachting industry at their fingertips, Simpson Marine has launched a new yacht financing platform known as EPOWER. Offering tailor-made solutions for each client, the yacht dealership and service company aims to provide a smooth and financially sound way for clients to commit to making such an important purchase. Under its list of partner banks, tied with the platform, are ICBC China, Bank of China, BNP and Credit Suisse among others. The financing service is now available in all Asian countries that host a Simpson Marine office including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. In fact, EPOWER has already aided several clients in Hong Kong and China with their purchases.


What makes this service a boon for those who wish to make such an investment, is that EPOWER is able to provide them with up to 70% financing over a period of three to five years. Approval for the financing takes as little as 10 days, which is great news for those who favour a hassle free experience. For yacht buyers who have already purchased their yacht, the platform allows them to apply for yacht refinancing, This allows them to have funds that can be used for

investing in other areas and activities. ?EPOWER can fund the purchase of all types of yachts, ranging from small sailing boats to the world?s largest superyachts, and covers all brands in the Simpson Marine portfolio from Beneteau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Yachts to Sanlorenzo and Viking?, explains Mike Simpson, the Founder of Simpson Marine.


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islands on a luxury yacht holiday in t he Greek cyclades

A circular group of islands situated in the Greek Aegean sea, the Cyclades possess some of the most enchanting and exciting islands in Europe. One may visit one or many. Each offers its own brilliance from an ancient world of temples and churches, monasteries and monuments, castles and towers; and of course, stunning beaches and peerless bays. As it has been for decades, there are 3 islands that have generated the temptation to explore, by travelers worldwide. Santor ini Ideal for romantics, an island famed for its sunset weddings and honeymooners?paradise; Santorini has always ranked high in destination hot spots to visit, no matter the time of year. The remains of an island after a massive volcanic eruption, Santorini or Thira, is situated at the southern most corner of the Cyclades region. The past volcanic explosions had destroyed the earliest settlements, creating huge caldera ? basically a large rectangular shaped lagoon surrounded by tall 300 meter cliffs on three sides. It is this distinguishing feature of the island, that is portrayed in many of the famous photos of Santorini Island. Santorini is full of entertainment, breathtaking beaches, tons of shopping delights and certainly sightseeing the archaeological ruins, churches, museums and volcano. When it comes to beaches, Santorini offers choice in color: black sandy,


Santorini Greece (Caldera)

red sandy or white. Take your pick! Of the beaches around this moonscaped island, it has been said that the two famous beaches to visit are Perissa and Perivolos and offer the longest black sandy beaches on the island. In the region are some

restaurants, hotels and Greek tavernas. M ykonos Moving on, not surprising, another island however located on the opposite end of the Cyclades from

43 from Santorini, is the ?Island of the Winds?, Mykonos or Mikonos. Renown for its spectacular nightlife selections while drawing the most famous celebrities in the world, there are bars, clubs, restaurants galore! However Mykonos certainly cannot not be labelled just for this as the island boasts in stunning beaches by refreshing Aegean waters; as well mythology, history and culture. From the glamore-stuck to those seeking tranquility, or something in the middle ? there is something for everyone in Mykonos. Well referred to as ?little Venice?, Mykonos Island is a center for an array of entertainment. Catch a sunset after a good day at sea, or wake up to its fresh sunrise. Dominated by windmills, hence the term ?Island of the Winds?, there are several ancient ruins to see during a delightful visit in Mykonos. Such like Santorini, Mykonos also offers something for a variety of traveler?s styles. Old settlements such as Ano Mera, the historical monastery of Panayia Tourliani, to the north is a significant Neolithic settlement, Ftelia; and a 13th-14th Century B.C. Mycenaean tomb could also be a part of your travels. The waterfront itself is an area full of vibrance ? especially during the summer months. Guests can enjoy a stroll in and around its narrow marble

Mykonos Greece

streets and white-washed houses with painted doors and window frames in a kaliedescope of colors. Places to visit could include the Panayia Paraportiani Church, the Town Hall and Castle in the harbor. There is also the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums. The capital, Hora, also offers the famous Matoyanni Street full of brand name shops, cafes and restaurants. There is certainly no reason to be bored in Mykonos as the list goes on in where to go and see. Amor gos While not many of the main gulet itineraries integrate this island ? like

all the many other fascinating islands in the Cyclades, Amorgos has unique characteristics that may be worth a visit as well. One of the most stunning landmarks on Amorgos is the amazing Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery. It is literally located on the cliff side. This unique structure was built during the 2nd millennium for the sake of protecting a religious icon ? seen on public display inside. There is a dress code to enter. The overall atmosphere is serene as it isn?t all the visited by mass tourism. Which for some may be just the right setting. Amorgos offers the traditional Greek tavernas, white-washes houses, stoned streets, curtained with bougainvillea. It is an ideal place to enjoy some traditional Greek cuisine with a select assortment of ?Raki?. Amorgos is a picturesque island with beautiful beaches, azure waters and caves to unwind around.

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Sou r ce: k av Though most people who sail talk idly about taking ear ly retirement, selling all their possessions and sailing around the wor ld, few actually do it. M ost yachts might get used j ust a few weekends a year and the odd week potter ing up the coast. You may end up paying ?10,000 a year or more j ust for 20 days actually enj oying the investment. Those who do cut loose have the time to move their yacht to the destinations they choose ? they will enjoy taking their boat to the Aegean or Ionian in their own time. Moving your boat from Southampton to Piraeus by sea is around 2,600 nautical miles, and if you went nonstop at 5 knots this would take you 22 days. For most people just delivering their vessel to Greece would eat up a sizeable chunk of their annual holiday time ? even if you didn?t stop at a number of ports along the way to refuel and stock up on provisions.

In chartering your boat here in Greece, you spend a day travelling and settling in and then you go to sea. At the end of the trip you clean her up and head home, not worrying about security or how the heck you?re going to pay for the mooring fees until you come back at Christmas!

Imagine you owning your boat and having had an extremely wet summer in the UK, you fancied a trip to the Southern Hemisphere to catch the sun in an Australian summer? From Piraeus to Sydney via the Suez Canal that?s 9000 miles? ! Or you can jump on a plane and travel direct from the UK over two days, enjoy your fix of sunshine for two weeks, and head home with an unseasonal tan? The costs of owning a yacht There is a saying, ?a boat is a

ow n a boat at all? hole in the water to throw money in!? It is all very well spending ?15,000 buying a reasonably seaworthy yacht but after that even the best vessels cost a lot of money to keep in shipshape condition. As a general rule the cost of running a yacht used to be 10% of its capital cost. If you spend ?15,000 on a yacht that means it should cost ?1,500 to keep it running every year. On the South Coast of England that is a fantasy for any boat owner? Keeping a 10 metre yacht at Portland Marina in Dorset will cost you £5020 a year if you pay by Direct Debit. On a sailing discussion thread in 2012 one yachtie reckoned that annual maintenance would set him back £1500 a year, and insurance £500 a year. Therefore if you paid £10,000 for the boat itself you would be spending somewhere around 70% of the capital cost just to keep it bobbing prettily at the dock! What about fuel,

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provisions and the expenditure around sailing it? If you have the time to sail it as much as you dreamed when you bought it, you could easily spend 100% of the value of the boat annually. Let?s compare this to chartering a 45ft yacht from Kavas in low season? This could cost you ?2400, though you will be spending money on beer, food and marina fees as you enjoy your week afloat. That could cost you another ?1000, or with the cost of taking the luxury boat out around the Aegean somewhere around 30% of the cost of owning the boat on the South Coast of the UK! Dinghies ? the exception to the r ule Before we go we will just touch on dinghy ownership. A good boat will cost you ? 5,500 second hand, and a typical club membership including storage will set you back ? 250 annually. Unless you are a top class racer sailing on the national class circuit you won?t need to pour

"Speak to most professional sailors and sailing journalists and you will find they don?t own their own boat. " money into the boat on maintenance. For even a fairly quick boat you won?t spend lots of cash on it annually. Where you won?t have a fridge aboard to chill your beer, most dinghy sailors do this to blast around the buoys for a few hours, once or twice a week. The investment isn?t horrendous and the sport is accessible to most people.

In 2015 I got afloat one Saturday through the whole of that year due to an ongoing family crisis I had to deal with. You can?t guarantee that you will get even two weeks afloat on your boat in a given year. Speak to most professional sailors and sailing journalists and you will find they don?t own their own boat. They enjoy sailing on new waters each time and though most can afford to own their own boat, they generally don?t. It isn?t just the exorbitant cost but the responsibility of keeping the boat that puts them off! It actually makes a lot of sense to charter a boat, and we aren?t just saying that because we are in the business!

The reality of life Let?s face it, not everyone has the perfect life, free of dramas or worries at home or at work. We never get every weekend we planned away, and families and friends can be a lot of trouble at times as we help them navigate their own stormy waters of life.

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Inside a luxur y yacht : a t our of super yacht Tit ania by her billionair e ow ner John Caudwell Yacht Style explores the superyacht Titania and finds out the allure it had that drew John Cauldwell to purchase the yacht. By Robbie W il son Who knew the Phones 4U founder had a love for the seas? As an owner of several yachts, John Caudwell enjoys spending several weeks per year on the open water. His largest yacht is the Titania by Lurssen. At 73 meters in length and a 2000 gross tonnage, she is one of the largest and most luxurious yachts currently available for charter in Asia. Previously named Apoise, the yacht was originally built in 2006 and was 67m in length. When Caudwell acquired her through an auction, he revamped the entire ship, which included extending the length. Founded in 1875 by Fredrich Lurssen, the German shipyard is known for crafting beautiful luxury yachts. In fact, Caudwell owns two from the specialists. When asked how his experience as a customer has been with Lurssen, he responds ?they?re an exceptional superyacht builder. The quality and workmanship achieved on the conversion significantly exceeded my expectations. It was perfection. These were very significant changes and I have to say that Lurssen did an amazing job since it is completely impossible to see that the work has been done, even if you search for it.? When asking Caudwell what he likes most about owning a superyacht, he says he always fills the yacht up to capacity with his friends and family. He loves being able to indulge them in all the luxuries and glamour that goes WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

along with a fabulous boat like Titania. It is the social aspect of getting people together in an opulent environment and having a lovely time with great friends that floats his boat. I really can?t argue with him there. Luxury is what the Titania is all about. The yacht has five dining locations, a beach club, sauna, gymnasium, and soon to be completed waterslide. He states that he wanted the yacht to be very appealing to families of all ages and that the final ingredient is to have a passionate and wonderful crew. Where does the name come from, I ask? Titania is pretty unique. ?I wanted a name that conjured up romanticism, mystery and excitement. I also wanted to install a bow sprit to make the boat even more distinctive. There are only a couple of boats out there that do this, one being Phoenix. I wanted a figure that was very feminine and attractive,? he says. Well Titania certainly does this and after

further discussion, I learn that Titania is actually the name of the Queen of the Fairies from A Midsummer Night?s Dream. Caudwell has created a beautiful sculpture of her in which he describes as ?a scantily clad gorgeous lady with a little bit of romance and mystery.?

"I wanted a name that conjured up romanticism, mystery and excitement. I also wanted to install a bow sprit to make the boat even more distinctive." Caudwell?s passion for yachting goes back to his childhood when he used to sail lollipop sticks on the Trent and Mersey Canal. This eventually led to building rafts, which he ensures me, always sank. Building rafts has now

47 "I fell in love with it and bought it, albeit after a few minutes of extreme tension as I was the only buyer in the room bidding against others on the telephone."

yacht accommodation and interior design vary enormously, but the crew can make or break your holiday.? Caudwell is off to Thailand next, where he says ?as a winter destination it is much more fascinating and magical than the Caribbean.?

led to purchasing yachts, but the passion for having fun on the water is still there. I ask about his most memorable moments on board, he says ?we?ve had sports competitions, unicycle riding, gala dinners, themed evenings, karaoke, water sport days and so many other memorable occasions. The most memorable was when Robbie Williams was my guest and sang ?Candy?about a year or more before its release.? Purchasing a yacht this size is a big investment and a unique opportunity. Caudwell tells me that he found out the yacht was going for auction through some friends and he couldn?t believe it. ?I did not believe that it was genuine, since it would be a very difficult sale to achieve by this methodology. I suspected that the sale would not be bona fide, but I was fascinated by the possibility. As I investigated the situation and its owner, Dave Ritchie, of Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, the more I realised this was a genuine sale.? He then flew to the Cayman Islands to spend the night on board the yacht and speak with the owner. ?I fell in love with it and bought it, albeit after a few minutes of extreme tension as I was the only buyer in the room bidding against others on the telephone.? As the yacht is available for charter, Caudwell only uses it around four weeks per year. He says if you?re looking to charter a yacht, make sure you know what the crew will be like and follow recommendations. ?The

"The yacht accommodation and interior design vary enormously, but the crew can make or break your holiday."



Childr en Fr iendly Yacht Holidays in Tur key

By m i r y abey Family yacht holidays are a fantastic way to break from the everyday mould of daily routine life. It?s a great alternative to staying in hotels, going on sightseeing tours and driving to a location to join land excursions. Rather than going on a trip to join these tours and staying stationary in your hotel accommodation each day, venturing out to sea aboard a luxurious yacht or Turkish gulet can bring the tours and excursions literally to your ?doorstep?. Your floating accommodation is your traveling hotel to wherever your curiosity takes you. Traveling with children can be tiring but more so, it can also be quite entertaining for both the parents and the young ones! Each age group has different


interests. While the little ones will prefer spending time in the water or on the beach, the older ones might find the historical architectures and other ancient city ruins far more appealing ? as it also gives them great content to write about in school. With family yacht sailing charters, all this can be organized to keep everyone happy and content and not bored. Rather than staying cooped up in a hotel or room, the kids can do as they wish (with supervision), to continuously enjoy their holiday and make it very fulfilling. During these yacht sailing holidays, both the Mediterranean and the Aegean regions offer a bounteous selection of not only water sports activities; from snorkeling,

swimming to jet skiing or water skiing ? and much more. In a single day, there are anywhere between 2 to 5 anchorage points, ranging from small villages to vibrant towns to explore on land. Our young guests can go shopping or visit historical sites and take plenty of photos and videos to show friends back home of where they?ve been ? and even share online in their favorite social media site.

"Traveling with children can be tiring but more so, it can also be quite entertaining for both the parents and the young ones! "


Mediterranean yacht charter, Mezcal 2 jacuzzi forward

When it comes to meal times, eating out in the great outdoors and particularly at sea can increase the appetite with fresh and healthy dishes, desserts and fruits! After a long and fully satisfying day, they might pack it in early and give the grown-ups time to themselves to enjoy their

evening on board in lovely bay or colorful harbor. Thinking of your next family vacation? Then why not contact a yacht charter agent to find out all the treasures that can be organized for a great family and children friendly yacht holiday in Turkey.

"Your floating accommodation is your traveling hotel to wherever your curiosity takes you.



The Best Super yacht Toys and Accessor ies of 20 16 A luxury yacht charter is the perfect way to combine scenic travel with luxurious comfort. Limited only by the fuel in the tank and your desire to explore, a crewed yacht charter caters for the most discerning of tastes in fine food, exotic destinations and fun entertainment. The latter of these features has flourished in recent years, with a host of superyacht entertainment options diversifying our time on the water. This hand-picked list of five superyacht toys and accessories of 2016 is sure to enrich your seafaring adventure this year. Source: Si l v er Star Yach ti ng 2. Quadski Amphibious Vehicle Powered by a 140bhp BMW engine, the Quadski can zip to speeds of up to 45mph on both land and sea. Extremely agile and featuring a patented jet propulsion drive, the vehicle offers an exhilarating way to transfer between your yacht and the shore. Enhance the enjoyment of your seafaring experience by carving between waves, racing around the yacht and exploring idyllic atolls. With amphibious vehicles, no destination is out of reach.

1. Seabobs As popular as ever, seabobs enable superyacht passengers to dive beneath the waves and explore life under the water. Over or under the water, the SEABOB scores high in manoeuvrability and performance. Its easy handling makes it suitable for sportspersons or people who just like to cruise. In the most exotic reaches of the ocean, the SEABOB comes into its own and makes the magical ocean available to discover. 3. L ampuga Electr ic Sur fboar d The Lampuga Electric Surfboard encapsulates the riveting potential of superyacht toys and highlights 2016 as being the most ground-breaking year to date. Constructed from only the finest materials and with a 15bhp engine, the stylish surfboard, which weighs just 37kg, accelerates to a staggering 34mph. Sustain your poise for up to 40 minutes until the battery runs out.



4. Super yacht Sub 3

6. Power dive

Up to 3 people can dive in the Superyacht Sub 3 and explore the mystical world under the water?s surface. Dive up to 300m in this lightweight and compact submersible. The air-conditioned cockpit offers comfortable leather seats to enhance your adventure. Store this handy contraption on your yacht and dive wherever your cruise may take you.

Although the Powerdive has been on the market since 1997, its appearance at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2016 underpinned its prevalence in the world of superyacht toys, even today. The advanced diving apparatus enables divers to dive to depths of up to 6m without a tank. Even the most inexperienced divers can be exploring the seabed in no time at all.

7. Flyboar d 5. SeaPool Swim in a safe, netted area with the new SeaPool ? a storable swimming pool. Expand the deck of your superyacht in 2016 by inflating the SeaPools durable frame, which can cater for sunbeds and incorporate tie-off points for jet skis. Offering a saltwater alternative to your superyacht?s pool, the innovative accessory is the latest in maritime luxury.

The flyboard is another superyacht toy that has been on the market for a while but is sure to entertain charterers and owners alike into 2016. Plunge into the crystalline waters of the Caribbean or soar above the Mediterranean as this innovative toy uses water propulsion to make you fly.

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What ar e t he best r emedies for seasick ness? We f ind out in our t r ansat lant ic sur vey What are the most effective cures for seasickness? Josh Arnold cites a survey of crews in the ARC transatlantic rally last year and Elaine Bunting reports first hand By El ain e Bu n tin g Seasickness is an age-old problem, but how common is it and how can we prevent or treat it? We conducted a survey among 450 sailors taking part in the ARC rally last year, to find out how people coped with this dreaded affliction. The 2015 ARC provided participants with an exciting start to their ocean passage. During the first few days there were 25-40-knot winds, with large seas around the wind acceleration zones to the south of the Canary Islands and bumpy seas. With only a few days of calm conditions for most

amid the downwind rolling of a typical transatlantic crossing, the chances of feeling seasick at some point was high. At the end of the rally, participants were invited to complete our survey on seasickness, asking whether they had suffered, for how long and the remedies they had used.

dizziness, increased saliva, vomiting, headaches and drowsiness.

more on your threshold. This can also vary across different conditions for

Evidence suggests that given the appropriate provocative conditions, almost all healthy individuals can develop seasickness. Indeed, it is estimated that as many as 90 per cent of seafarers have suffered at least once, if not several times from seasickness. This is despite many people?s reluctance to admit it.

each individual ? ie with changes in sailing angles or sea states ? making it hard to predict.

An age-old affliction There are references to seasickness as far back as Ancient Greece. Briefly, seasickness will arise when the body experiences a mismatch between the information received from our vision, balance (sensed via the ear) and the anticipated model of sensory behaviour that the body has built up from normal and previous experiences. As so many of us know all too well, symptoms include pale skin, cold sweat,

Despite the apparently level playing field among individuals, susceptibility to seasickness may depend

Data from ARC 2015 suggests that 119 (26 per cent) of 456 survey respondents experienced seasickness to some degree during their 2015 Atlantic crossing. Some 67 (57 per cent) of those who did suffer from seasickness during the rally used some form of prevention strategy or remedy and 52 (43 per cent) did not.

53 Evidence suggests that given the appropriate provocative conditions, almost all healthy individuals can develop seasickness. Indeed, it is estimated that as many as 90 per cent of seafarers have suffered at least once, if not several times from seasickness. This is despite many people?s reluctance to admit it.

"Almost all healthy individuals can develop seasickness."

Despite the apparently level playing field among individuals, susceptibility to seasickness may depend more on your threshold. This

men. And finally, fitness and anxiety are also known to influence sensitivity to seasickness.

can also vary across different conditions for each individual ? ie with changes in sailing angles or sea states ? making it hard to predict.

Something that should provide a degree of comfort to those who are susceptible to seasickness, only 58 per cent of sailors on the ARC experienced symptoms for a maximum of one or two days. A further 27 experienced symptoms for three to four days, 9 per cent for five to

Data from ARC 2015 suggests that 119 (26 per cent) of 456 survey respondents experienced seasickness to some degree during their 2015 Atlantic crossing. Some 67 (57 per cent) of those who did suffer from seasickness during the rally used some form of prevention strategy or remedy and 52 (43 per cent) did not.

How long does seasickness last?

seven days, and only 7 per cent for longer than one week. Furthermore, the majority (60 per cent) of those who experienced seasickness said that it did not prevent them from taking part in any activities on board. These results would suggest that seasickness is relatively short-lived, and there is potential to work around it. Prevention and treatment There is now a wide range of countermeasures available to aid in the battle against seasickness. Some are founded on good practice and evidence, while others are more controversial. Some 162 people on the ARC took some kind of action to combat seasickness, and 78 per cent rated their chosen methods as effective and helpful to them in some form.

Other factor s We must not forget the importance of distractions to counteract many seasickness symptoms. A large number of anecdotal accounts from the survey addressed the need to ?keep busy?, find things to do such as helming, trimming, cleaning or cooking. Scientific evidence suggests that controlled breathing can help, as can viewing a distant horizon. Evidence supporting the use of acupressure bands is controversial and this seems to be recognised by ARC sailors ? there were few references to these in our survey. Seasickness is an unavoidable hurdle that many sailors continue to have to overcome. But on a positive note, the survey shows that symptoms do ease with time and are often short-lived.

Other factors not addressed by the survey, yet of potential interest include the conclusion in a 2012 report that motion sickness is considered to have a heritability of around 57-70 per cent, and racial differences in sensitivity appear to exist. Gender differences also appear to exist, with women more sensitive than WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM


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Through a very stringent process that involved a complicated algorithm, a set of dice, and the hair of a newt, we came up with our list of the 7 most interesting high-profile people who we consider true sailors. We ranked the celebrity sailors using a mathematical break down of the bandwidth of their fame divided by their admitted love and devotion for sailing. It?s inarguable. You can disagree, and we?d like to hear your thoughts, but remember this has been determined through a scientific means, so we are ultimately right. If you are a celebrity sailor and didn?t make the list you should probably hire a new agent! Since we didn?t know whether to separate dead from living we included both? 1. Lar r y Ellison He may have made his millions in Silicon Valley as the CEO of tech company Oracle but for Larry Ellison the sea is his real home. Owner of 88 metre FeadshipMusashi (and previous owner of Rising Sun), Ellison also helped America?s Cup Oracle Team USA to victory in 2010 in his yacht USA 17. The team then went on to win the 34th America?s Cup in 2013 and will hope to continue their victorious streak in Bermuda in 2017.

2. Humphr ey Bogar t Bogart defined what a movie star is ? the perfectly dangling cigarette, the mandatory aloofness and a style that oozed confidence and dignity. As a sailor, Bogie rode the same way. His legendary 55-foot Sparkman & Stephens Santana was and is one of the most elegant and graceful yachts ever built. Bogart loved sailing as much as anyone. In fact, according to Cruising World magazine, in his will, he insisted on a service without a casket. Instead, a glass-encased model of Santana was displayed next to the lectern from which John Huston gave the eulogy. Now there?s a guy who?s serious about sailing!


55 3. John Lennon Even one of history?s greatest musicians occasionally suffered writer?s block and where better to look for inspiration than a beautiful yacht? In 1980 John Lennon (pictured above with his Beatles bandmates) took a 600-mile journey from Rhode Island to Bermuda aboard a 13.4 metre schooner called Megan Jaye. Hours after setting off the boat ran into a ferocious storm and, with the entire crew falling ill, it was left to Lennon to steer the ship to safety. This, it seems, was a powerful enough experience to help the former Beatle produce his final solo album Double Fantasy.

4. Alber t Einst ein Not many know that Einsten loves to sail. Legend has it that the undisputed genius was arguably the worst sailor of all time. He would run aground and slam into things but apparently he absolutely loved the experience. He sailed a little 17-foot day-sailor called Tinef (German for worthless) for years and later his friends bought him a 23-foot boat for his 50th birthday that he named Tummler (porpoise in German). Einstein just liked to sail around with no particular intent and if he plowed into a dock, so be it ? he was happy.

5. Mor gan Fr eeman Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman says the only time he?s ever experienced love at first sight was when he first set eyes on a sailboat in San Francisco Bay in 1961. Thus began a life-long love affair with sailing that has seen the actor cruise thousands of miles along the coast of his American homeland. Nowadays, however, Freeman is believed to spend much of his sailing time discovering the Caribbean aboard his Shannon 43.

6. St ephen Colber t The well-respected comedian and successor to David Letterman?s Late Show is also a real sailor. While he has joked that he is the ?world?s greatest sailor? after finishing dead last in the Charleston to Bermuda Race, no one can take away the fact that the C2B is a 777 mile journey. He?s done the race more than once and although he?s usually in a sizable boat, long distance sailing is tough stuff, particularly in racing mode. You might say that?s no joke!


56 7. Bob Seger After writing and performing some of the world?s most classic rock tunes like ?Night Moves? and ?Like a Rock? superstar musician Bob Seger caught the sailing bug ? big time. Back in the late 90s the rock legend started sailing, then racing and he?s no slouch. Seger is serious racer who has competed and won in the famous Mackinac Race multiple times aboard his Santa Cruz 52. ?I just fell in love with (sailing),? he told the Chicago Tribune. ?I like the no-noise aspect of it. I really do. It?s just so quiet without engines.?

8. Ted Tur ner Billionaire, media mogul Ted Turner, a true American character, created CNN and host of other television networks, but always made time to keep his sailing passion alive. He is famous for his defending of the America?s Cup against Australia in 1977, but many don?t know Turner was also a serious dingy sailor who made it as far as the Olympic trials in the 60s. He is in the Sailing Hall of Fame and has said his sailing achievements, in many ways, eclipse the Atlanta Braves World Series win when he was their owner. It was the sport that I participated in myself,? Turner said to ESPN. ?It was great winning the World Series in baseball, but I was sitting there in the stands. In sailing, I was out there competing myself. It?s a totally different experience and I?m very, very proud and happy to be included.?

9. John F. Kennedy No one epitomized the image of laid-back glamour via sailing like John F. Kennedy. The 35th American President was a lifelong sailor and loved his a 62-foot Sparkman & Stephens Manitou. He was also a Star class sailor and even set a speed record at the 1938 Chicago-Mackinac Race. History books are filled with a smiling JFK sailing the waters of Nantucket in his gorgeous wooden Sparkman & Stephens cruiser/racer. So for this unabashed and public love of sailing, combined with an enormous quotient of fame ? John F. Kennedy is our winner.

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Perini Navi Sell Two Secret Picchiotti Yacht Projects Sou r ce: su per yach Taking place over just seven days, Perini Navi has this week announced the sale of two new motor yachts; one Picchiotti and another ?top secret prototype?. After making waves with the milestone launch of Sybaris in 2016, Perini Navi is this year proving the strength of its dedicated Picchiotti motor yacht arm with two new

orders. ?The conclusion of two sales contracts is an important confirmation of the efficacy of our chosen path, focusing on our products and our distinctive quality,? commented Fabio Boschi, Chairman of Perini Navi. ?Despite the extremely competitive nature of today?s market, we are confident about further developments of important

reputation of our companies and the pride ongoing initiatives, thanks

orders is an innovative aluminium superyacht project which is a ?top

"This order reportedly reflects the company?s latest advances in design and technology." also to the extraordinary and competence of those who work with us.? The first of this set of new projects is the PY 52, the 52-metre full-displacement, steel motoryacht which is set to commence construction for 32 months at the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia. Details remain scarce about the PY 52m, but reportedly features details that characterise the Picchiotti fleet; from Exuma to Grace E. This new yacht will also feature an expansive beach club incorporating a spa, gym and sea-level lounge, as well as a forward facing owner?s cabin on the upper deck.

secret motor yacht prototype?. Conceived by the Perini Navi innovation Centre in Viareggio, the project is tailor made to specific brief laid down by the owner and will no doubt break the mould of the, already distinctive, Picchiotti style. This order reportedly reflects the company?s latest advances in design and technology, according the Italian master craftsmen, who are imbuing the vessel with the latest eco-compatible, noise, vibration and navigation systems.

The second of the two


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Why you should be host ing your cor por at e event s on a yacht If your business is like many, you might host your corporat e event s at t he office or elsewhere on company propert y, or perhaps at a local ballroom or ot her rent al venue. However, t here is one venue t hat can be even bet t er for all of your corporat e event s, from company part ies t o event s t hat are designed t o at t ract invest ors - a privat e yacht chart er. These are a few reasons why you should consider host ing all of your company event s on yacht s .

Sou r ce: Cozm o Yach ts The Enter tainment is I ncluded Keeping everyone entertained during a corporate event can be tough. If you're hosting an employee party, you probably know that your employees might be tired of spending time in the office, doing the same old things over and over. If you're hosting important business partners or investors, you probably don't want them to be bored for even one minute while at your event. However, coming up with entertainment for everyone can be challenging. Luckily, the entertainment is already included when you choose a yacht charter. Simply being able to enjoy the luxurious yacht and the beautiful

water views can be enough to keep most of the people at your event entertained. It's a great way to prevent anyone from being bored. I t Can Give Your Company the Right Reputation Whether your company is a large and successful corporation or a small business that you are still taking off of the ground, you probably want to have a reputation for "having it together." How else can you better show that your business is doing it right than by renting a yacht charter? It's the perfect way to impress employees, business partners, investors and everyone else, and it doesn't cost as much as you probably think.

No matter what type of corporate event you are planning on hosting, chances are good that you will be able to host it effectively on a yacht. Cozmo Yachts, for example, has multiple yachts of various sizes, so no matter how large or how small your group might be, we can accommodate you. If you talk to us about what you have planned, we can help ensure that you put together the perfect event. From retirement parties and celebration parties for your employees' achievements to black-tie events for some of the biggest investors, you can pull off the perfect event on a yacht. As you can see, a yacht charter can be the perfect venue for all of your future business events.

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The t hr ee essent ial yacht apps Smart phone applications are there to make life easier, yet with over 60 billion available to download, you may well find it easier to navigate the oceans than to find your way through the seemingly endless library of smart phone applications. .

Sou r ce: sil ver star yah tin g YachtWeather YachtWeather is a simple weather app specialised for seafaring users to aid in planning journeys around the most favourable weather conditions. This free app is particularly useful for guests aboard sailing yachts, but also for all guests travelling long distances or hoping to make use of their toys. The app includes up-to-date information on temperature, wind direction and speed, wave height, wave length, wave period, storm risk, precipitation risk, humidity, pressure WWW.YACHTCREWCLUB.COM

and more. This may be particularly useful for those on a yacht charter in Sicily, where high winds are more common and weather is slightly less predictable than elsewhere in the Mediterranean. Panor amio Panoramio is a useful App with an archive of photos on a whole host of potential destinations across the world. The free application is the ideal tool for planning journeys based on your travel preferences and interests. One quick glance is all it takes. With geo-tagged Wikipedia articles embedded in the app, you can

also learn more about the history and culture of your next berth destination and share that information. Panoramio is a useful app for exploring the many different historical towns and countries that the Mediterranean offers, in particular

"This free app is particularly useful for guests aboard sailing yachts, but also for all guests travelling long distances or hoping to make use of their toys."


"Panoramio - the free application is the ideal tool for planning journeys based on your travel preferences and interests." during a yacht charter of the Aeolian Islands, where each island of the Greek archipelago has its own unique character and history to discover. Ship Finder Ship Finder is your portal to locating and distinguishing any water bound vessel with a handy real time virtual radar. Detailed maps of coastal locations navigate you around the world and with its ship identifying capabilities make it possible to locate friends and family or to simply provide more information about a certain ship.

YachtWeather App

Ship Finder App

They are essential to have when your boat leaves the safety of its boat lift and heads out on the open water. Take note though, while these apps are awesome and make commanding a vessel on the water easier than ever before, they are not necessarily suitable replacements for conventional boating utilities.

"Ship Finder navigates you around the world and with its ship identifying capabilities make it possible to locate friends and family or to simply provide more information about a certain ship."

Panoramio App

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Luxur y yacht designs: Sanlor enzo adds updat es t o cur r ent yacht designs for f unct ionalit y Fundament als are preserved and opt imised by t he luxury yacht brand wit h t he new updat es t o it s design

By Su zy Ray m en t Sanlorenzo has decided to update their entire fibreglass planing hull fleet and have begun with their two ?compact? yachts, the SL78 and the SL 86. The first SL78 has already been sold to a buyer in Hong Kong. The innovations and optimisations introduced will be applied across the entire range as designers Officina Italiana Design work through their task of carrying this range into the future. In particular, attention has been paid to developing the bow from a couple of slanted sunpads (notoriously wasted space on many motor yachts) to a proper living space that anyone can use. It has sofas, a table, some

"At last a turn towards functionality rather than form."


sunbathing cushions and a foldable sun hood. At last a turn towards functionality rather than form. Sanlorenzo fundamentals are preserved: the interiors are made to measure and to the owner?s taste and are top quality, elegant and reflect the balanced lines of the yacht as a whole. From the flybridge down, there?s plenty of room for the 8 passengers. The flybridge has a hard-top bimini covering the dining area and upper helm position, while the remaining

half, sternwards, has room for 3 or 4 loungers. Access, uniquely, is from within the saloon amidships dining area, the bottom of the gangway being right outside the galley door. Diners upstairs are thus assured of hot food as are the diners below. Both these dining areas, and a third in the cockpit, comfortably seat 8, so rain or shine, or something in between are all covered. The 8 ft extra in length from the former entry-level boat, the SL72, translates into quite a bit


more space as the beam increases a little too. The saloon, forward of the substantial cockpit is accessed through foldaway rear doors and begins with the lounge, then the dining area and access to the flybridge. Lighting is improved by the use of cutaway bulwarks to allow more light to reach the windows. Forward of this is the galley, which can be open-plan or closed and then the inside helm position, centred. To port of this is the access to the crew cabins. Passenger access to the cabins is below the flybridge access gangway. Master Cabin design comes in two flavours: full width cabin including an ensuite bathroom, or full width cabin plus an ensuite bathroom to the side. The big bed moves from off-centre to centred in the larger version but most of the extra space is given over to walk-in closets.

The larger master cabin version is achieved by eliminating the port twin cabin. The starboard twin and the for?ard double are both en-suite in both versions. There is a crew twin-bunk berth in the port bow with its own head.

"Overall, Sanlorenzo has added a lot more usable space for a very little increase in size."

Right behind the main cabin is the engine room and its twin MTU 1,523hp diesels and sternmost of all is the garage, so the tender goes below the cockpit rather than on the stern of the flybridge as is common in this class. Overall, Sanlorenzo has added a lot more usable space for a very little increase in size. The first boat is already due in Asia, and three more are on the stocks in their Ameglia yard.

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